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“Support the Military” Workout!
My favorite workout routine right now is what I call “Support the Military”. Currently, my oldest daughter has enlisted in the Navy and is prepping for boot camp. Now this involves a lot of prep. In addition to enlisting she will be moving out permanently too. So she is preparing mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Mentally, she is getting her mind focused on her future. By supporting her, we have discussed the what’s, where’s, and how’s of her future life. Things like, what she expects to achieve, where she is going to be, and how we will celebrate holidays and family activities to come. We have discussed business and health business with all the paperwork that might be needed.
Physically, we are working out together at the gym. We have both looked at how many situps (curl ups), pushups, and running 1.5 miles in x time for each of us. Our goal is to meet the goals listed for our ages. Lucky for me, as an older supporter, I get out of a few of those reps she has to do, but not many. View the link below to see what you would need to do to meet boot camp. We have a few months before she leaves to achieve the goals. Our workout includes various pushups; triangles, diamonds, close, full, regular, and from the knees. Our weight training includes targeting muscles that are not cooperating. Then we have been increasing our running speed to meet the times. As a supporter, it is helpful to help clean equipment and make sure mats used are MRSA free. The last thing a recruit needs is a delay in leaving.
Emotionally, as a supporter, you support. Sometimes as a parent is hard to know when you are supporting or nagging. Making arrangements to sit the pets, box up years of life to be stored, and move forward is exciting but involves some fear of the unknown. Support the decisions the recruit makes, support where you can emotional, and understand that sometimes money will not replace the emotional support needed, as much as, a listening ear.
US Navy Ready Fitness Exam. Retrieved from http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/21st_Century_Sailor/physical/Documents/Guide%205-Physical%20Readiness%20Test.pdf
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