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04-30-2011, 02:19 AM
Okay, just to re-iterate what was said in a post I just did asking for advice. I am currently trying to pass the APFT, Army physical fitness test. But, I am also looking for a change. After this tour, I want to challenge myself further and attempt entry into the Marine Corps. So, my workout 'end' goal is the Marine Corps fitness test standard, which is currently a 28 minute three mile run, 3 dead hang pull ups, 50 crunches. I currently cannot do pull ups, run a 18 minute two mile, and can do 53 sit ups. So I have quite a bit of work to do.
My metabolic rate is 2385, and today all I will be doing is watching what I eat while I fight boredom and hydrate for my test tommorow. Once that test has passed, hopefully I can bring myself to post daily progress.
I am roughly 255 pounds, will officially weigh myself tommorow when we do the test. 71" tall. 21 years old. And cardio heavy workout plans/suggestions would be great.
05-01-2011, 12:12 PM
Okay, test was cancelled on account of weather. It cleared up, but higher didnt bother holding the test anyway. So ran three miles, 28:15. Just 15 seconds short of the Marine Corps run standard. Now if I could only run two miles a little faster... post-run dinner of chicken, rice and cauliflower. Trying to force myself to drink more water, as it is I struggle to get down three liters a day, should probably be at a liter every two hours minimum.
05-03-2011, 10:12 AM
Yesterday a little improvement on my two mile, 17:20, today did a faster pace up until 1.25 miles keeping the passing pace of 2 min a quarter mile. Then shuffled the rest out to a 17:41 time. Keeping it under 18 which was/is one of my short term goals.
Both yesterday and today, pretty much the only option at the chow hall for healthy eating is chicken or fish and rice with cauliflower or broccoli. So thats what I did, although I did cheat with some pumpkin pie today. But leaps and bounds better than I ate previously.
Just noticed I didnt include what I improved from. My last test was 17:36, so for a practice run I think 17:20 isnt bad. Hopefully that means the next test will be even lower.
10-10-2011, 11:25 AM
Lost track of this thing for a while, fortunately I did not 'totally' lose sight of my fitness. I passed my APFT, and as of this morning am able to do five dead hang pull ups. I weigh in at 245, which is not my best. About a week ago I was under 240, and have been for about two months. We went on vacation, and I splurged. So my two mile run time was 15:44, needs to be better, but way better than it was, and I accomplished my pull-up goal.
Now on to phase two. I want to continue losing weight, and being back at home, my wife wants to join me and lose some prego belly fat. I was doing crossfit pretty regularly in Iraq, but am hesistant to continue as it costs an arm and a leg at the local gym to do the crossfit. We'll see. Also, started a calorie notebook. Now that the chow hall is no longer an option, eating consistently and healthy IS an option.
01-23-2012, 07:16 PM
So, picked up the family and moved. The holidays were not good to me, and I am over 250 again. Excuses, I know. Am currently searching the web for paleo diet plans to accompany my exercise, which, success, I have gotten my wife to participate in.
Any know of a paleo source for meal plans that doesnt cost money?