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Friday, October 12, 2012

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

I’ve been trying to really focus on my daily goals but it doesn’t seem like ENOUGH. I’m 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 don’t have a reason other than I’m 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 isn’t stretching me and I am the type of person who NEEDS a challenge.

While I was jogging last night, I thought about how I wasn’t 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 “free to do what I wanted” was 2001. Wow, I was in the service in 2001. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks!

I’m 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, I’ve done both, not very well but done, in the past 6 months. Push-ups and sit-up would also ST so that’s a bonus.

I’m 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 – 13/2 min
Sit-ups – 38/2 min
2 mile run in 22:42
One hour to complete test.

My 80 would be:
Push-ups – 25/2 min
Sit-ups – 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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