I read your post on one of the threads and you mentioned your PT test coming up. My husband is active duty AF (he did a TDY to Tindall a few years ago!) and so I know the stress that PT test causes! He just turned 50, and he's a big guy (6'3) - I personally think the current testing system stinks for any male over 30 and bigger than a toothpick! Anyway, I just wanted to encourage you to keep working at it!
Hi Jessica. I saw your post on the cheat day article. Have you tried incorporating foods higher in soluble fiber? They will help you feel full longer and give you energy. Also, try getting a kids meal, sharing a meal with some one, and eating smaller portions for your meals that seem like a splurge and then you can still fit that stuff in your plan. Maybe try switching up your workouts. When my brother decided to join the Marine Corps, he had a solid workout plan where he went to the gym once per day and did weight lifting and then ran twice a day (2-3 miles each time) to prepare for boot camp. He bulked up (from lifting weights) but when he went to boot camp, he lost 30 pounds, most of muscle, from all of the cardio. He said they ran 8-10 miles a day, did crunches, push ups and more running :). Don't get discouraged. It is difficult, especially if you don't have time to build healthy habits for life. Keep your chin up! good luck. 2544 days ago