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I've found a target to aim for!


Friday, October 12, 2012

Iíve been really thinking about my goals and why Iím doing things lately. Being so close to maintenance, lots of my goal are done. So I'm kind of like now what?

Iíve been trying to really focus on my daily goals but it doesnít seem like ENOUGH. Iím not being pushed. I'm not feeling that thrill of accomplishment I used to. I can do 13,000 steps and thus I get my mileage. I can do the ST, but I donít have a reason other than Iím sick of Olive Oyle arms. Not much of a motivation. Calories are still tough, but I can do it if I pay attention to my day. Water is all I drink anymore, and I can put a camel to shame. There are days it's a bit boring (like today, I'm at 12,424 steps and I know I have at least one more walk tonight, I've had 10 glasses of water, and with dinner I will be at the low end of my calorie range). This isnít stretching me and I am the type of person who NEEDS a challenge.

While I was jogging last night, I thought about how I wasnít supposed to walk again. Here I was, out in the cold, jogging! Current doctor told me I was free for any exercises I wanted to do. No limitations. Last time I was this ďfree to do what I wantedĒ was 2001. Wow, I was in the service in 2001. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks!

Iím going to pass a PT test! I was discharged because they said my hip could not support my weight for running and I could no longer do sit-ups. Well, Iíve done both, not very well but done, in the past 6 months. Push-ups and sit-up would also ST so thatís a bonus.

Iím going to prove those Army doctors wrong again. I can and will pass a PT test be
fore the end of the year. I will pass with and 80 or better on all three tests before my birthday (April), as at age 42 the limits change.

So passing (60 points) is:
Push-ups Ė 13/2 min
Sit-ups Ė 38/2 min
2 mile run in 22:42
One hour to complete test.

My 80 would be:
Push-ups Ė 25/2 min
Sit-ups Ė 57/2 min
2 mile run in 19:48
One hour to complete test.

I think this is more than do-able. I'm not looking forward to running but I did love the runner's high last night. Might be worth it.

I can be more than they thought I could be. I think this is a target I can keep my eyes on. emoticon
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WARRIORGIRL121 10/19/2012 12:04AM

    emoticon Kitty! YOu can totally do whatever you put your mind to! I know you can do it! emoticon You're doing emoticon !

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EVER-HOPEFUL 10/18/2012 5:20PM

    wow so proud of you love.what a great aim.i know you can do it.sorry i am behind on my blog reading but as usual life got in the way.take care and keep on keeping on. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 10/16/2012 4:17AM

    That's a plan!!! It's a great idea! emoticon

Have fun proving doctors wrong! You are stronger than any prediction! Well done, girl!

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MRSCLAUS46 10/14/2012 7:24AM

    Wow ~ you have come so far! I can only pray for just a small bit of the courage and perseverance you have! There are not enough words in the English language to convey how great your journey has been or how inspirational you are......... emoticon for sharing this!
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STHAX10 10/13/2012 12:31PM

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 10/13/2012 12:07PM

    I think this is a great goal and one that you will nail!
Can't wait to read about your progress!

P.S. I had no idea you were in the service! Thank you for all you have done:)

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LIBRA73 10/13/2012 10:14AM

    Awesome!

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JUSTME29 10/13/2012 9:39AM

    That is a great goal! I'm looking forward to watching you hit it, I have no doubt that you will.

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HIKINGFIT 10/13/2012 9:28AM

    emoticon looks great!


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OHANAMAMA 10/13/2012 6:48AM

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ANATASHIKI 10/13/2012 2:49AM

    sounds good but take care and don't hurt yourself emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 10/13/2012 2:23AM

    Yea for new goals! They sound great! You've come so far, and I'm so proud of you! Keep it up!

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JAXMOMMY 10/13/2012 12:15AM

    Of course you can do this! You can kick that test's butt and then run back for more! Go for it!

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TRACYNOTGIVINUP 10/12/2012 10:42PM

    I love that you are thinking beyond hitting your goal weight before you start setting new goals for yourself. I honestly think this is going to be a key component in maintenance. I can't wait to hear how you progress so keep us posted!!!

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BEARGODDESS 10/12/2012 10:33PM

    Thank you... emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 10/12/2012 10:29PM

    PT - Physical Training, fitness test.

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RIDMYCOCOON 10/12/2012 9:30PM

    I have got a feeling you are a super powerhouse! Great goals! You totally got this! emoticon

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MICHELLE_391 10/12/2012 8:55PM

    I'm floored! Congratulations to you. You are awesome! What's a PT test?

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LWADE1963 10/12/2012 8:53PM

    U go girl!!

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LWADE1963 10/12/2012 8:50PM

    U go girl!!

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SEASONS__CHANGE 10/12/2012 8:19PM

    Truly inspiring my friend, but please, please be careful. Know one knows your body like you do.

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FLEURGARDEN 10/12/2012 8:19PM

    Great goal!

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JUMPINJULIE 10/12/2012 8:12PM

    You can do it. I bet that you can get under 19 minutes. emoticon . Thank you for comments on my blog i appreciat it so much. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/12/2012 7:46PM

    Good job!!

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LIVINGFREE19 10/12/2012 7:24PM

    Prove the army docs wrong, Kitty. It is mind over matter!

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CATHYGETSFIT 10/12/2012 7:20PM

    Good for you! You can do it!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 10/12/2012 7:19PM

    Be all that YOU want to be, and more! You can do this, prove them all wrong!

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/12/2012 7:10PM

    Love it! Egged on by my son (SGT in USAR) I worked at passing the APFT for my age and sex at one point... and succeeded... twice... 4th of July 2011, and Labor Day that year... before moving on to other targets.

It's a FINE goal. I KNOW emoticon

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1EMMA2011 10/12/2012 6:59PM

    This is so amazing! We all need high goals like this!! Thank you!! emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 10/12/2012 6:22PM

    emoticon Great goal. You can so totally do this! I need challenges too, which is why I am training for a sprint triathlon.

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VTRICIA 10/12/2012 6:07PM

    Good goals! That will be awesome. emoticon

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DISAPPEARING1 10/12/2012 6:05PM

    That's a GREAT idea for you to challenge yourself! For me, running gets easier each day - but pushups...ugh...I'd rather do almost anything than those killers.
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STONECOT 10/12/2012 5:49PM

    Your targets are changing surely from fairly short term to really long term goals. Challenging in a different way. I am 20 years older than you, my challenge to go from a sedentary housewife to a very active widow!

Tick!!

Your challenge? To not turn into me! To keep in trim for the next 20 years, so that you can do karate, tai chi, swim and go to the gym in your 60's, ready for the next 20 yrs into your 80's!

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CIPHER1971 10/12/2012 5:36PM

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BEARGODDESS 10/12/2012 5:35PM

    Sounds like a good challenge! (What does PT stand for? Physical Training?)

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1_AMAZING_WOMAN 10/12/2012 5:32PM

    It's nice you have come so far. And, great goals for going further.
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