What does that mean? I passed my fitness test!
In almost nineteen years of service, I have never been confident that I'll pass. Most years I can manage it--and some of it was easy because I was a triathloning skinny lieutenant--but I've had some pretty down moments. Yesterday's was actually a re-test because I didn't pass 90 days ago. Sure, I know I should be healthier. Sure, I know I should go to the gym more. Sure, I know that exercise is fun. haaaaaaaaaa Okay, I'm still trying to believe that one.
There are plenty of professional consquences to being a chunk--you'd think that would be motivation enough to go to the gym. But, instead I stress about it and almost cry as I slowly finish my mile and a half. Get a visual on that one, it's sort of funny.
But, it's a new year and as I turn forty (seriously?)...I'm going to attempt to stay focused on being healthy. My trainer who's a wonderful AF SNCO, has been a great help and motivation--he even ran with me yesterday and literally yelled at me when I whined that I wanted to walk. In the last 90 days I lost nine pounds and two inches on my waist with his help. Whoo hoo. Plus, last weekend I got into size 12 jeans. I almost cried. So, we'll see how it goes.
If you're not in the AF and wonder how you'd measure up, here's a link to the charts with the latest standards .
- One minute of push-ups
- One minute of sit-ups
- Your waist circumference
- A mile and a half run.
And it's all based on your age group.
Yes, if you look at the charts you'll see I only passed by two points, but that's still a pass and I'm happy...and two inches skinnier in my size 12 jeans.