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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

This past weekend was a major wake up call for me. I have a military fitness test that I have to take every 6 months. Ever since the new standards came out in July 2010, I have only been able to pass it one time. My biggest issue is my waist measurement. Last time I failed it was my sit ups though ( lol). So this past weekend my supervisors and I had to go talk to my First Sergeant and Commander (they're the big dogs of my unit). They asked me why I've been failing and blah blah blah. My Commander kept asking me if I had any health problems what so ever and I'm like "No, just stress....that's what my doctor diagnoses me with." So then he asks why I have so much stress so I give him my reasonings and he goes, "Oh." LOL!! Now, I could list out all my excuses but I'm not. I know that when I signed that dotted line that it was my responsibilty that I had to keep up with my fitness. Now I used to be able to because I had a lot more free time. My main focus right now is Nursing school and I told my Commander that. They are giving me one more change to pass and I test in May...that is 7 weeks away. I've been able to get physically fit and lose inches off my wasit in 6 weeks so I can do it again. If I fail I will get kicked out of the military. If I pass I stay in BUT I will have to continue to pass for the next two years.
So then it got me thinking of what I needed to do. My six year enlistment is actually up in Aug 2012. So I was thinking, "Ok, pass this fitness in May, get out in Aug, get your crap together with your health and fitness and then rejoin." I actually want to commission and become an officer after I get my Bachelors in Nursing so after I got that then I would duty. But then if I go active duty I would need to discuss this with my future husband to see how he would feel about it all because we would def be moving every 2-3 years or so and I would definitely be deploying. Then I got to thinking... well, do I want to worry and stress every single time I have to take my fitness test since I have always been so borderline on my waist measurements. Maybe if I actually got done to a 32 inch or less waist measurement then it'd be okay. So, I called my dad since he was prior active duty and talked to him about it. I talked to my best friend, Tasha (TASHISNOQUITTER) about it also. I know I can get all the advice and encouraging words but when it all comes down to it, it all depends on what I want to do. And right now I really don't know what that is. I absolutely love the military but I absolutely hate stressing over this fitness test all the time. I think I'll get my answer in May when I test. So far I've been doing pretty good. I'm eating somewhat better...I still have my days. And since last Friday I have done something everyday. I CAN DO THIS AND I WILL DO THIS!!!!

Sorry for such a long blog...

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FITBECKSRN24 3/23/2012 10:22AM

    you can do it girly!! =)

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ASHIKIME 3/22/2012 7:22PM

    Wow, such a hard decision to make. I know you can pass this fit test, and you'd be able to keep it up, but like you said, very stressful. I have every faith that you will make the best decision for you!

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RAINIDAYSUN 3/22/2012 10:34AM

    Keep your head up! What's meant to be will find its way :-) Stay working hard, challenging yourself, and giving it your ALL! All of your spark friends will be here to support you regardless of what happens!!

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MELLYBEANS0919 3/21/2012 11:04PM

    That sounds like a stressful situation. I wish you the best with getting ready for May's fitness test. As for the future, I am sure you'll decide when the time comes...go with your heart.

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    Like you said, only you can decide what you want to do. but whatever you decide, you've got great support around you :) and I'm sure you'll rock the next fitness test in May! We can do this bestie!

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Let's Face It...

Sunday, March 11, 2012

It didn't take me a day to gain all this weight so it's going to take more than a day to get it off...

I always see this quote and tell myself, "Yes, that is so true." So, why do I beat myself up when I don't see the numbers on the scale go down? Your guess is as good as mine. I need to stop comparing my journey with everyone else's journey. My journey will go my way, their journey will go their way. And I'm not going to see the numbers on the scale go down if I don't step up MY game. I've been doing the bare (very bare) back to the workout calendar it is to keep me more accountable. I have been eating better so now I just need to combine that with keeping up with my workouts too. I've got to do this and I will do this!! I think I'm going to post motivational stuff all over my house (mostly the kitchen) to remind me daily of why I'm doing this.

This week I WILL...
1. do pushups and situps every night
2. start Ripped in 30
3. Run outside even if it's cold!!
4. Prepare ahead of time...STOP THE PROCRASTINATION!!!!


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    We can do this bestie! We are gonna be hot for summer! And I mean it this time!!!!!! Haha emoticon

Comment edited on: 3/11/2012 9:18:28 AM

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RIDLEYRIDER 3/11/2012 9:09AM

  Everyone's journey IS different, you are right about that.
You know what you need to do, and it looks like you have a good plan.

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March into Success

Sunday, February 26, 2012

emoticon The month of February was not a very good month for me working out wise and eating right wise BUT I did get engaged :] Totally wasn't expecting it. We're thinking of getting married in October 2013. So here's more motivation to start and keep this healthy lifestyle.

emoticon March GOALS

1. Cardio 3-4x week - C25k, Zumba, UFC Training
2. ST 2-3x week - JM DVDs & Bodyrock
3. WATER!! WATER!! WATER!! I've been drinking too much pop lately :/
4. Try a new recipe a week - blog - this time i actually need to do this one!!

emoticon COUNTDOWN

Military Fitness Test - 7 weeks
1st Wedding - 15 weeks
2nd Wedding (St. John's, Virgin Islands) - 18 weeks
3rd Wedding - 32 weeks
*MY* Wedding - 1 year and 7 months

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ASHIKIME 2/26/2012 6:36PM

    haha first off let me say, I LOVE the title of this blog! Made me laugh =) May have to steel it... lol

Secondly, great goals! New month, fresh start! You can do it! You have plenty of time before that fit test to bust it out!

Thirdly (and I probably should have lead with this lol), CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT! Super exciting!

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It's Time for February

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

emoticon I started 2 different challenges in January. The first one started at the very beginning of January. Grace (GRACEKEYXO) started it up and we have to check in on facebook and on her website Weigh ins were on Sundays and I forgot to weigh myself this past Sunday because of the move and didn't have my scale. I weighed myself this morning and from my starting weight for this challenge I have lost 5 lbs!! YAYYYY!! The second challenge I started was on Jan 20. It's the Biggest Loser Challenge Round 2. Gotta step up my game this round. This challenge first went on during the holidays and I managed to maintain so I'm excited to see what I'll do this time around. The challenge is over March we will see :]

emoticon This past weekend I moved to a house that's about 30 mins away from where I was living. The house needs some work but I'm excited that we have a house. There's so much more room and there's a yard!! YAYY!! Abbie is excited about the house but not about starting a new school. She starts her new school tomorrow. I've been telling her about my stories when I moved because I was 9 when I had my first move...well the first one I could remember. I'm sure shell do great but I know it takes some getting used to.

emoticon Since the move I have not been eating very well. Didn't go gracery shopping because I didn't want to drag the food from the apartment to the new house so there has been a lot of eating out :/ I plan on going grocery shopping tomorrow and getting back into my healthy eating. I actually wasn't doing that bad...I had my days but I got right back to it the next day instead of waiting a couple weeks. There's tons of recipes I need to try so each week I will be trying a new recipe. Maybe to hold me accountable I'll post the recipes on here with a picture.. try something new :]

emoticon School hasn't been so bad. There has been a lot of procrastination but thats nothing new... HA! It's taking me a bit to get back into the swing of school though. I have my 12 hour preceptorships on Thursdays. Right now I'm on a neuro/stroke unit. It hasnt been that bad which I'm actually surprised about. Guess I should give myself a little more credit. It's pretty exciting because I feel like an actual nurse but there's still so much to learn and I hope I learn a lot in this last semester :] I can't wait to be done with school... even though I'll be going back for my Bachelor's...sometime...

emoticon February Goals:
1. Cardio 3-4x wk (Zumba, C25k)
2. Push ups & Sit ups every other day
3. Get an at home strength training program together & do 2-3x a week
5. Try a new recipe every week & share in blog with picture
6. Lose 0.5-1.0 lb a week


25th BIRTHDAY - 10 days!!!!
Military Fitness Test - 9 weeks
1st Wedding - 19 weeks
2nd Wedding (St. John's, Virgin Islands) - 22 weeks
3rd Wedding - 37 weeks


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FITBECKSRN24 2/1/2012 11:14AM

    yeah for 5lbs lost!!! great job girly!

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ASHIKIME 1/31/2012 10:35PM

    I'm glad the move went well... I think everyone hates moving... I mean really, what is there to like about moving anyways??? lol.. Have you tried the site that I've been doing lately? You might like that as a good source of ST... I'm freaking loving it!!

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ASHESS85 1/31/2012 9:18AM

    Way to go on losing 5 lbs! And congrats on moving to a new house! Very exciting! Goals look great and at this rate I'm sure you will attain them. Happy early birthday!

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

I am so mad at myself!! I had my military fitness test yesterday and I FAILED!! Now, the waist measurement has always been the thing that has made me fail in the past. I have never had problems with the run, push ups, or sit ups. So, tell me why I did absolutely horrible on my effing sit ups?!!?? I improved everywhere else except my effing sit ups. And it's not like I havent been doing sit ups to prepare for this test. I have been doing sit ups like every other day. I had like 15 seconds left to go and seriously couldn't pull my self up anymore. Usually I will struggle the last 5 seconds. I have no idea wtf happened!! GRRRRRR!! But anyway I have to retest in April...11 weeks...hopefully 3rd time's a charm again...

Jan 2012

Waist - 35 (-2...mind you I am sucking this shizz in as much as I can so this doesn't go with my SP measurement)
1 1/2 mile Run - 15:28 (-7 sec)
Push ups - 22 (+2)
Sit ups - 29 (-7....seriously...WTF??!!??)

November 2011...not gonna lie...didn't really give it my all with this test because I knew I had already failed after failing the waist

Wasit - 37
1 1/2 mile Run - 15:35
Push ups - 20
Sit ups - 36

May 2011 - This is the time I actually PASSED it :]

Waist measurement - 35.5
1.5 mile run - 15:18
Push up in a minute - 23
Sit ups in a minute - 41

Feb 2011

Waist measurement - 36"
1.5 mile run - 14:50
Push ups in a minute - 22
Sit ups in a minute - 42

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DOCLOVER 2/8/2012 3:42PM

    You can do it! You'll rock it in April! :)

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KRISTINA122378 1/22/2012 7:26PM

    dont give can do this!!!!

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