October 19th 2019

“The clock is ticking. Are you becoming the person you want to be?”

– Greg Plitt

This is the season every one in the Navy “looks forward too.” This is our physical readiness season. Is this my favorite time of the year? To be honest, eh not really. Sometimes I am more prepared for this than other times. With all the recent schoolwork, stress and working that I have been doing, I neglected the gym. I’m not where I want to be but I can pass and hold my own. I find out soon how well I will do on this test. I have already passed the first part: The weigh in. I know I can do better and I keep striving to be better. It takes time and persistence.

If you get curious and want to see if you are up to the Navy standards have a look for yourselves! It’s a fun way to see what you would have to improve. I keep pushing myself until I feel stronger and happier with where I will eventually be.

Down below you can see where you fall into each category, based on age. From there you will see how you rank from satisfactory to outstanding!

Being Consistent Is Key…However…

Working out. Being healthy. Having positivity all require time, effort and yes consistency. However, not all of us have time or consistency but all the effort. Some people will say “well, it doesn’t count because you’re not doing it 6 days out of the week.” To me, I do not agree with that statement at all. I’m busy, and ya’ll are busy with your life. We may not be able to hit the gym 6 days a week or eat a strict healthy meal every single day. Even though consistency is a key factor into a healthy fresh lifestyle there are multiple ways of achieving your goals!

My Busy Life Means Little Time

I have a crazy lifestyle with CONSTANT change. Even though I enjoy this little bit of chaos I wish I did have more time to be consistent with my workout plans, diet and even time for myself. Since I don’t have a lot of time I try to use my time wisely and efficiently. Every day for me is different, no two days are alike whatsoever, and with that neither is my workout or diet sometimes. What I try and do is, a different meal plan every week and I workout as much as I can. You may think to yourself what type of meal plans are good? How much exercise do I need?! Can I possibly even do this?!?! Breathe you can, trust me.

Working Out With Time

When I workout after a long days work or before a long days work I try to figure out how much time I have and what type of workout I can efficiently squeeze in there. Weekends are fair game for everything (: what I like to do which works for my body type are HIIT workouts. I LOVE these type of workouts because they are quick, efficient and fulfilling. I tend to build my own workouts that I piece together from Pinterest. I’ve done some of the leg work so all you have to do is just find one that you like! I try to workout at least 3 times a week. I don’t have set days just 3 days and that’s how I try to stay consistent with working out. It’s ok to rotate your days, clump them together or spread them out.

Three quick workouts for your time

I use these when I don’t have enough time to go to the gym or I’m just feeling like I need to spend a little more energy that I have somehow. I hope ya’ll enjoy the start of something new for you! To maybe find a consistent time that will work for you. A consistent effort is what you need to achieve your dreams and goals! I believe in you and know you can do this. (: happy working out!

“A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.”

– Jack Dempsey