I sit here writing as sweat continues to pour from my forehead. About a month ago my wife insisted on purchasing a treadmill for her birthday. Reluctant to purchase such a big ticket item that typically turns into an expensive clothes hanger, I did purchase a Livestrong treadmill from Dick's Sporting Goods.
I thought it was a great idea to start using it more, so I decided that when I am going to study for my CPA I would walk and read. It turns out to be a great idea. Killing two birds with one stone.
Not only have I started to use the treadmill to walk and run...but I have also started to live weights again. Right now at home I am lifting 25 pound weights for curls and shoulder presses. These exercises are pretty simple to do. I have periodically been doing situps and jumping jacks. All this is a good start, but I do need to form a habit of doing it.
I have decided it probably is a good idea to wake up early and exercise before going to work. Having the treadmill at home makes this a pretty easy task. The hard part would be to actually do it. I love sleep, and I am not a morning person. However, having myself out of shape really isn't an option for some of the things I would like to do.
So, let's look at my stats against the U.S. Army PT Standards
2 mile run - 39 points @ 20:00 minutes
Minimum Standard 70 points @ 16:36
Pushups - 20 - 44 Points
Minimum Standard 70 points @ 46 pushups
Situps - 51 - 71 points
Minimum Standard 71 points @ 51 Situps
Total points earned - 154
Minimum Standard is 70 in each event...210 points
Stay tuned for my next update