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Military Fitness Test

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

I passed my military fitness test on Saturday!!!

My results:

Waist measurement: 32 in. :]
1 1/2 mile run: 14:33 - my goal was to keep it under 15 mins :]
42 push ups in one minute - that's the max
51 sit ups in one minute - that'ts the max

So, I passed, I passed, I passed!!! Lol. Come July though we will have new fitness standards and its a little more tough. Plus, instead of just testing once a year, we will be testing twice a year so now I really can't slack off with the exercising.
I was looking back at my old fitness scores and I saw that one of my run times was 12:52! Now this was when I had to workout. There was no other option lol. But it seems so unreal that I actually have had a run time like that. So. I'm hoping that one day I will be able to run under 13 again!

Hope everyone has a great week :]

  
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CRZANGEL 5/6/2010 1:19PM

    Congrats! Yea my base is getting hardcore about it too. Our next test is Sept under the new standards, and we're going to have 'non-Airmen' counting our pushups and situps so there's no 'Airman counting' going on...they're really worried about people failing this one! Especially with not being able to make up in one area with another. I checked my scores on the new standards, if I stay where I'm at (score-wise) my score actually goes up! But starting July I'm going to be be busting my @$$ just training for those three exercises! Good luck!!

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YINYANGSJM 5/5/2010 10:10PM

    Great job Ashley! I was wondering how the test went. It sounds like you did an awesome job! Even though the thought of a fitness test makes me feel anxious that's a really good motivator, especially now that you have to do 2 a year. Congratulations!!!

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HORSE-NAVY 5/4/2010 6:42PM

    that is great!
now you know where you want your goals to be, don't give up on them

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TEAM-SARAH 5/4/2010 12:39PM

    You could look at it as a good thing that you have a couple fitness tests now to hold you accountable. You can make goals for your 1.5 mile time and challenge yourself with more pushups and situps! Great job!

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SANDYSLAND 5/4/2010 11:15AM

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IAMALIGHTHOUSE 5/4/2010 11:11AM

    great job
And thank you for your service. Many blessing
Sty safe.

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Compliment..WHAT??!!!???

Friday, April 30, 2010

So, within the past two weeks my mother has complimented on me twice on my weight loss. Now, this may not seem like a big deal but this is a HUGE deal when it is coming from my mother. I love my mother but she likes to be a negative Nancy and always wants to point out my negatives. And well, when I put on weight she made sure I knew she thought I was fat. So, when my mom said, "You losing weight? It looks like it." My mouth about dropped to the floor because before when I got to my 10 lb mark and told her she was like, "Pssshhhh, yea right." So to hear my mom say it looked like I lost weight, made my day. Because if she notices then I really must be losing weight. lol.
I am now 150. I am so close to 140ville. I remember my first goal was to get to 145 lbs. I can't believe I'm actually 5 lbs away from that! I CAN DO IT, I CAN DO IT!!!
I've been slacking on going to my Zumba classes. I was really excited to go last night but I had been feeling funny all day. I keep getting these sharp pains in my upper abdomen. It's not excruciating pain to where I can't handle it, it just makes me very uncomfortable. I get sick to my stomach a lot but nothing ever comes up, thank goodness! I've had these symptoms before but they were actually worse where I was actually in a lot of pain and was vomitting. I had my gallbladder checked out and it was fine. So, I have no idea what is wrong with me. My body is just a big ol' mystery. lol.
I'm so excited to be back on SP and get back in to this. I have my military fitness test this weekend, unless it rains. Wish me luck! Have a great weekend everyone!!!

  
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YINYANGSJM 5/1/2010 10:44AM

    You are doing a great job Ashley! Those 5 lbs will be gone before you know it! Good luck with your fitness test although looking at the weather now, chances are good you won't be doing it. I hope you're feeling better. I hate it when my body acts up and I don't know why :). Have a good weekend!!!

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KRISTINA122378 4/30/2010 5:19PM

    Congrats on your weight loss and being so close to goal!!! Good luck this weekend!

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TEAM-SARAH 4/30/2010 3:34PM

    Great job! My Mom is like that too haha. She always made me feel bad about my weight and would never hesitate to remind me that I should lose it. That's Moms though... they just want you to be healthy and happy. I know mine just didn't want me to go through what she did.

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MASCHMID121 4/30/2010 1:48PM

    I absolutely know what you mean. My mom's the same way. She's indirect about it, making comments like, "that outfit might look a little better if you bought a bigger pair of jeans." Ouch. I'm hoping I can drop a few more pounds because one of my little goals is to be at a point in my weight loss where she'll notice a difference when I visit in a couple weeks.

Congrats on the compliments! That's awesome!

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NANCYGIRLLAX 4/30/2010 1:38PM

    Woohoo, love those little moments and family means a lot more than others. Congrats!

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MUST GET TO 140VILLE!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Well, hello my long lost spark lovers! It has been way too long. I have one day of class left and then I can get my butt back into gear. I am 3 pounds away from being in 140ville. I can not wait to get there. But once I get there I gotta make myself keep going. Gotta keep taking it 5 pounds at a time. I'll have 20 more pounds to go all together. I GOTTA DO IT, I GOTTA DO IT!!!!!

My bestie has now got me addicted to Zumba. I absolutely love it! It's just sooo much fun! I'm excited that I will be able to go to more classes with her when I am done with school. I've missed my workout bestie :]

One thing I need to start doing more of is strength training. It's hard to get to the gym cause I have to find a baby sitter. Does anyone know of some good strength training circuits to do?

Well, hopefully everyone has been doing fantabulous!!! See yall soon :]

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CBSPECIAL 4/26/2010 7:10AM

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TASHISNOQUITTER 4/25/2010 2:10PM

    Yay Zumba!!! :) haha can't wait til wednesday! Love you bestie!

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FITBECKSRN24 4/25/2010 9:36AM

    you can do it chickie =) we're all here to help along the way!


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Survey and Update :]

Sunday, March 14, 2010

1. What did you eat for breakfast?
eggs, coffee, chocolate bavarian donut... dang you TOM!

2. How much water do you drink a day?
a lot! i love me some water!

3. What is your least favorite "healthy" food?
tomatoes. grosssssssssss.

4. What is your favorite fruit?
pineapple!!!!!

5. What is your favorite vegetable?
corn. im so ready for summer!

6. How many calories do you burn a week?
not enough lately :[

7. How many calories do you eat a day?
havent been keeping track.

8. What are your favorite healthy snacks?
fruit.

9. What do you usually eat for lunch?
when at work its usually lean cuisines, fruit, string cheese, and 100 calorie pack desert. at home it depends on the daughter sometimes :]

10. What is usually for dinner?
well work days its usually just snacks and then off days its whatever i feel like making... and theres not many options lol

11. What is your favorite body part to strength train?
legs.

12. What is your least favorite body part to strength train?
abs :P

13. What is your least favorite exercise?
running.

14. What is your favorite exercise?
quick ones. lol

15. What is your "bad" food cravings?
sweets!!!!!!!!!!

16. What is your go to workout song?
anything with a fun up beat!

17. Do you take vitamins or supplements?
no. i should....

18. How often do you eat out?
its been too much lately.

19. Do you eat fast food?
yes.

20. How do you stay motivated?
my bestie and my spark friends.

21. Who is your biggest supporter?
the bestie :]

22. How much weight have you lost?
10 lbs. in 6 months.

23. How did you determine your goal weight?
from how much i used to weigh and my comfortable weight.

24. Do you have a gym membership?
yes.

25. How often do you work out?
it used to be like 3-4 a week, now its whenever i can fit something in.

26. How did you find Spark?
my bestie!

27. How much sleep do you get a night?
like 6 hours.

28. Are you a morning or night workout person?
afternoon workouts are the best for me.

29. Do you have a "cheat" day?
no. i should probably make a specific day though.

30. Do you drink soda?
every once in awhile.

31. Do you drink alcohol? How much?
only on special occassions.

32. What is your favorite thing about Spark?
the great people that i have met on here.

33. What do you not like about your body? What do you love about your body?
i absolutely hate my stomach area. UGHHHH! but i absolutely looooove my legs :]

34. Do you have a workout buddy?
it used to be the bestie but were just so busy. i miss our work out days :[

35. What is the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to this Healthy Lifestyle?
i'm still trying to completely commit to it...


*UPDATE*

I am half way through my first semester of nurscing school! YAYYYYYYYY! I am very ready for this semester to be over with. It hasn't been too bad yet so I'm just waiting for it! lol.
I've really got to step up my workouts because of course the procrastinator I am has slacked and I have my fitness test on april 10. And I definitely do not want to fail it!
I'm just very ready for nice, warm, decent weather to be here and to be done with school so I can focus on this weight loss. I really want to get in to it and I'm hoping this summer will be it! I really miss all of you on Spark. I will be back in the summer! I hope everyone is doing great!

  
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MARYONAMISSION 3/29/2010 2:33PM

    Great survey. I loves surveys because you always learn more about people that way. Thanks for sharing!

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TASHISNOQUITTER 3/14/2010 12:22PM

    ok, first of all CHANGE YOUR BACKGROUND!!! haha secondly, I miss our workout days too!! I miss my bestie :(

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Just an Update...

Friday, January 22, 2010

emoticon I survived my first two weeks of nursing school! I have my first test on Tuesday. I'm a little nervous because I have no idea what these tests are going to be like... well they told us what kind of questions are going to be on it and stuff like that but I don't know if I'm over studying or under studying. Guess I'll be finding out on Tuesday. lol.

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YINYANGSJM 1/23/2010 4:42PM

    Good luck on your test...I know you'll do fine, you're a smart girl :). I like the idea of making workout appointments. Maybe I'll try that approach, what I'm doing obviously isn't working! Keep up the good work, I don't know how you do it all!!!! Have a great weekend! emoticon

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TEAM-SARAH 1/22/2010 1:58PM

    I'm glad school is going well so far. I'm sure you'll do great. Good to know you're fitting in your workouts too! I'm sure you'll pass the fitness test as well. You got this!

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SUNNY142 1/22/2010 1:16PM

    Good luck on your test, I'm sure you'll do great! Good idea making workout appointments I bet that will help a lot.
Have a really great weekend :)

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TRIPLE_EMME 1/22/2010 12:00PM

    Congrats to you on finishing your first two weeks of nursing school!!! And, good luck with your test on Tuesday.

Good job on working out on Wednesday!!! I love your idea about making workout appointments for yourself. I need to do that, too.

Have a great weekend!




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BUNNYTWINKLES 1/22/2010 11:21AM

    Good luck with your test on Tuesday, but I know you'll do great!!! Let us know how you do :)

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ASHESS85 1/22/2010 10:23AM

    You'll do fine! Just keep studying as much as possible!

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