The Army is way behind
Sunday, October 03, 2010
I am a SSG in the United States Army Reserve. There are many standards a soldier must maintain and weight is one of them. I absolutely hate my bi-annual weigh-ins. I always am around 145 - 150, but im only 5'3". The Army claims that because I am short I should not weigh more than 144. And if I do, IM FAT!!! The Army also claims that I have to do as many push ups in 2 minutes ( I can do 60 but my minimum I have to do is 13), as many sit ups in 2 minutes (I can do 55-60, but my minimum to pass is 45), and run 2 miles as fast as I can ( I do it 19 minutes, but I have 20:30 to complete). I used to be a lot better than this, but I got Pnemonia and quit smoking 2 years ago, and bouncing back is a lot tougher than it seems. I gained 15 pounds (used to be 135), but I am physically fit, I look good in my uniform, yet because I may not produce that perfect small number on that old fashion scale, I can have unfavorable actions against me. Im not kidding, I could be jepeordized because of a pound or 2.