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  1. I have lots of good reasons to go into the Navy: I want to see the world, I want to be able to call myself a veteran, I want to get an edge applying for federal jobs, and I want help paying for a masters of social work and to take spanish classes. I've been a retail pharmacy tech for 5 years and have grown to really, really, REALLY hate the field, mostly because of the poor pay and instability. Things will be running smoothly, then all of the sudden, I'll get cut to 10 hours a week and I have to job hop. I often work clopenings, so I get anywhere from only 2 to 12 hours a sleep in a night and I have a big belly because I live on fast food and comfort eat a lot. I've recently cut out sugary drinks from my orders, but I still have a fast-food diet because I never have the time or energy to cook. I'm 40 pounds overweight and am not sure where to start, but I know I need to meet all requirements for a medical waiver to even be considered for the military, especially a selective branch like the Navy or Air Force. Army isn't out of the question, but I am drawn to the Navy and Air Force first, and especially the Navy. My mother had me on ADHD medicine and antidepressants as a teenager, and I'm paranoid that if I lie about that, I'll be caught, but I also know I'll need approved for a waiver if I disclose that information about me. I'd really like to lose 40 pounds in 4 months, and be passing at least the minimums expected for Navy boot camp, but the better I can be, the better chance I'll have of getting a waiver. As for a class, I think either Ranger or Scout lends itself to the workouts I'll need to increase my strength and endurance, but moreso endurance. If there is any other information I left out, I'll be glad to fill you in if I ask. I'm glad to be here, and hopefully, I can get out of this career field I hate and into something better. (In case anybody is wondering, I am a man.)
  2. Up at 0400 this morning to run the 1/2 mile to meet a friend at the gym. She was late, but as I was already on a compressed timeline, I went ahead and knocked out 4 sets of 10 reps of wide grip lat pull downs cable on the cable station. In between each set I managed 10 wood chops at navel height for a total of 4 sets. She finally showed up and I finished out (I told you it was a compressed schedule :-P) with 1x 1 minute full plank, 25 free-foot sit-ups (ie, nothing to keep my feet down - really works the core), and 1 more 1 minute full plank. Then I ran back to get ready for work. I am sore now - and happy.
  3. Greetings fellow human. My first time doing a six week challenge. So here goes. Starting point: 1) Can only do five push-ups. 2) Can only do eleven sit-ups. 3) Am too sendentary. Weight is 227. That's keeping in mind I've lost 25 pounds over the past six months due to Paleo diet and VERY light exercise. Would eventually like to get down to 195 or 200, considering that most websites indicate that's the optimal weight for my age and height. Bellybutton measurement is 42. Six months ago it was 46. No specific goal with this, but I assume it should be somewhere in the 30s. Fitness Goals 1) Be able to do 15 push-ups. 2) Be able to do 20 sit-ups. 3) Walk two miles with ease (ie: not feeling like I'm dying when I'm done.) Life Goal Get in five minutes single pointed concentration meditation every morning and every night. This is keeping in mind that in my prime, I could sit on a cushion for up to three hours. But the mind, like the body, needs to be re-trained once it's been ignored for too long. Plan to Achieve Goals 1) Do push ups every morning. 2) Do sit-ups every morning. 3) Walk two miles minimally three days a week. 4) Meditation space has been cleaned and re-organized. The plan to achieve is this simply doing it! Again, am a rookie here. If anyone actually reads this, then comments, questions, concerns are truly appreciated. Thanks for being.
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