I'm in Texas... but you're right, it shouldn't matter. My son joined a gym that is month-to-month (no contract) and has 2 pools. Pretty reasonable, too. ($30) a month.
Now, if he will just GO and swim!! :)
Hopefully, tomorrow I will be visiting the YMCA closest to me to speak to someone reguarding my situation (me being a future sailor trying to prepare for boodcamp in June) to see if they can let me come in and workout for free. If not, $30 a month isn't bad. I can afford that. I would love to be able to just get up and go for a run, but I have two toddlers, a 4 and a 3 year old. So, it isn't that easy. I'm a stay at home mom, don't have a sitter. My husband is working pretty much all the time, so when he is home, which is usually around 8 or 9 at night, Its too dark for me to run (I get scared running by myself that late), also I like to try and spend that time with him since I leave in less then 2 months. I do have a double jogging stroller that I still try and squeez them in now and then... LoL.
You've just got to focus on getting yourself ready by actually going out and doing the required exercises. Don't give yourself the excuse of "Oh, I don't have time to go to the gym because I have a family," or "I don't have anyone to hold my feet so I can't do sit ups by myself." When I went through boot camp, my RDCs had us spend the last 5 minutes before bed doing sit ups and push ups. Yeah, I know 5 minutes does't sound like a lot, but when you are pushing yourself to push out as many as you can, trust me, it goes a long way. All of my division passed our sit ups and push ups with flying colors thanks to that. None of us were worried, while the girls in our brother division (who didn't do what we did) were crying the night before they did theirs because they weren't sure if they were going to pass their sit ups and push ups.
If 30 sit ups is all you can do for the first night, then just do 30. Find a piece of furniture to wedge your feet under and have at it. If you can find someone to hold your feet, that's even better. Then tell yourself you will do 30, and don't do any less. Then on the next night, tell yourself you will do 35. And then 40. Keep adding to it every night and you will be set. Don't expect results right away, and don't be disappointed in yourself if you can't do as many as you would like. Maybe after a week, do your sit ups and then 20 push ups. And then sit ups and 25 push ups. And hey, don't worry, if you are close but not quite there, boot camp will make sure you get there. Don't sweat it.
just make sure you do a lot of running and sit ups and push ups keep in shape my son started out then he slacked off some and it was very hard for him and don't eat the ice cream even when it is in the galley.just keep pushing your self
Santiago, My son was in DEP or 9 weeks. He did not prepare and had a very hard time with the running. Of course having serious blisters on his feet from combat boots did not help. He said that if he had to do it all over again, he would have gone for a 2 mile run every day to prepare. Try to run every day. My son said that the running was the hardest thing for him.
If you are having a hard time with the sit-up invest in an exercise ball. (you can find them at Target or Walmart.) This will help you a lot. Not only does it work your abs but it will help your back out too. Start a little at a time with the sit-ups. Make sure that you concentrate and keep your abs squeezed in. If you are not using an exercise ball, start by doing your sit ups with your knees bent. Don't worry about how fast you do them at first. Just concentrate on your form. Once you have got that mastered then speed up. You might want to find a Pilates DVD. (Target,/Walmart) Pilates teaches you how to do sit ups properly. Pilates will also help you stretch out. My son said that they had a lot of Pilates exercises in boot camp.
If you have access to a swimming pool that would help you too. One part of the swimming test requires you to float for 5 minutes.
Best of luck your you.
You can do it!!