So some of the people on Y!A are vague and I really just wanted to hear some stories about your son or daughter and their battle with weight before joining. I really just need to hear stories like that to stay motivated. I have to either lose 60 pounds to make weight, or 40 pounds to make tape.
please include all details you can like, how much weight did he/she have to lose, how long did it take them, and What they do in the navy. Thank you.
I forgot to say that my family has been using MS. Dash salt-free seasoning on just about everything! I have about 6 or 7 different flavors! Also, my boys can't stand diet or low-cal dressing so on their salads they are still using regular dressing but only using about 1/3 of what they used to use. We do use Fat Free Cheese also, my older son likes the Cheddar.
My son wants to go into EOD. He is also interested in SeaBees and a few others. He qualified for everything he is interested in but it depends on what is available when he goes back to weigh on May 5th. I told him that he will probably go back and they will measure him again and say "We made a mistake, you really are 6' 1 1/2".
Hope this helps! Good luck!
Jog, then move up to running. Distance runners train. Start with a training schedule. You can google this. But if you do not eat well, it really won't happen as quickly, and you will not have any energy. Also start to weight lift. It will help you burn more resting calories. Start low and work your way up with this also.
http://www.weight-lifting-workout-routines.com/.....and remember, it takes time....you didnt gain this weight in a month, you are not going to lose it in a month either. But you have to start somewhere!!!
Just an update, my son has now lost 16 pounds in 3 1/2 weeks and has gone from 27 BMI to 24 BMI.. He was told at MEPS in April that he needed to either loss 10 pounds or 2% body fat. He goes back to MEPS next Tuesday to be re-weighed. The diet we are eating (really just eating extremely clean - watching fat, carbs, cholesteral, sugars and sodium), drinking lots of water and being more active. It has not been easy but it really helps to keep you going when you step on the scale and see the progress. I have lost 10 lbs and my younger son has lost about 8 or 9 ( he really didn't need to lose weight but I put the whole family on the diet.
i have the same issue. i go to boot in july and i need to drop 50 pounds. im workin hard tho.
wanna stay motivated? jus remember that uv only got one shot. thats it. remember that it doesnt matter if it sucks, u jus got to do it.
i started running/ jogging in the morning but im sick right now so i stopped.
if u r a depper then start PTing. it says we dont have to but u NEED to. it sucks but if u cant do it or wont do it then the navy isnt for u cuz its gonna b like that for the rest of ur career.
would u rather have it suck now or at boot? id rather have it suck now to b honest haha
another thing, it gets better as u get into shape, u start to enjoy running or push ups and sit ups and the mountain climbers, eventually ur body will litterally start craving the excersize :]
im not sayin all this to discourage u, im sayin it cuz u gotta do work and get it down cuz otherwise its jus gonna have all been for nothing. (thats how i get thru it)
the Navy doesn't go off of BMI. Navy does body fat. Big difference.