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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

So, eating has still been spot on. I've been keeping up with workouts and feeling pretty good about next week's physical fitness test and weigh-in.

I don't have much to report, but I am ready to go home. This AT has worn thin on me and I am doing all that I can to keep from getting grouchy and whiny. I am proud of myself for sticking to a strict diet and exercise program, but I am ready to have something else to do. Sitting in that armory all day with no sunlight is sucking the soul out of me!

I keep thinking of how good it is going to feel starting a new school year as a healthier role model. That does help keep me going. I know I will get a few compliments from the other faculty, which is always nice, not going to lie, but a big part of my motivation is to show the kids that even their band director knows she needs to take better care of herself. I hope some will want to do the same.

My body hurts pretty bad. I had to get a tetnis shot yesterday and then I did several push-ups afterwards. Not immediately afterwards, even thought that is what they did to us in basic training, but later that evening. It feels like someone slugged me good right in the arm. And for some reason people just had a sense to either poke or pat me right on that spot today. Ouch! I am also really sore everywhere else. I am going to do some light cardio tomorrow and then take Friday and Saturday off. We have our test on Sunday morning, the day after we have range fire. I hate it when we have to go to the range and do a weapons qualification and then turn around and do a physical fitness test the next day....but there is no sense in whining about it. I know I will pass, so I am just ready to get it all over with.

I think I will enjoy a celebratory beer when I pass the test and weight. I haven't had a single brew since I have been here. This is a record for me since our favorite hang out spot during AT is usually the local brewing company. I have definitely shown myself what willpower I actually DO have.

Anyway, I think I am going to do a little more stretching and maybe go to bed early. One more day of PRT at 6 am tomorrow...almost there!
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