Army Physical Fitness Standards – Back to Basics

Army Physical Fitness Standards – Back to Basics

Sharing my thoughts about using my experience with the Army Physical Fitness Test (AFPT) to measure my 2017 fundamental fitness goals. You must have a minimum fitness level to join the Army and improve it by the end of basic training In the Army, we took an initial...
2017 Weigh-In

2017 Weigh-In

194.8 is my starting point for 2017. This past year I hit 200 for the first time. My goal is 185 and to be much more fit. I had hoped have better managed my diet and exercise this past year and will deepen my resolve this year. In the end I just need to stop eating...
A whole lot of green! 10,000 steps a day!

A whole lot of green! 10,000 steps a day!

Eating better. Moving more. Excited to see this. I’ve doubled my activity level beginning in July to 10,000 steps a day. The result is I’ve lost 10 pounds in 40 days since I started.
Diet Destruction $6.99

Diet Destruction $6.99

I’ve lost count in my life how many times this is been my dinner. It’s so hard to say “no more.”
Almost there. 10k steps a day

Almost there. 10k steps a day

I’ve found that I definitely have to do something intentional in order to get 10,000 steps. Either some time on the treadmill or a very long walk at lunchtime.
Almost 9,000 steps by 10 AM!

Almost 9,000 steps by 10 AM!

I spent an hour this morning walking around downtown and through the mall. I multitasked and was able to make several phone calls and knock out alot of audio dictation on project notes.
I fell short on my daily step goal

I fell short on my daily step goal

A great start but it tapered off. My weekend activity is dramatically less. The rest of the week I spent my days driving to appointments, not walking. The treadmill first thing in the morning will be my key to success.