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Motivation Has Been Found Again!

So sorry I haven’t been on here in like forever! I been pretty busy..doing nothing haha. Life’s been sorta crazy and haven’t had time to do anything that I have to do..or I just don’t want to make time for it. I’ve been pretty down the last few weeks and just haven’t found the motivation to do anything but sit around because things just haven’t been going my way. But things are about to change! I’ll be joining yet another gym and try to get in shape yet again. Next week I will get a weight loss shot that’s going to help me lose 15-20 pounds so I can’t wait for that. I hope to be training within the next month and hopefully get to BCT very soon! I will keep you all updated ūüôā


“Water puke” and hot men in uniform!

So today I only had 3 big things to do:

1. Go to the gym and train with my personal trainer Aida.

2. Hand in job applications.

3. Go find a recruiter near me.

Pretty simple right? well…today started off as such a bad day…as soon as it hit midnight it just seemed as though my day would be filled with bad luck. My mom,with out telling me, moved all my clean clothes from where I put them and put them in an entirely different room so I spent a very long time searching for my clothes because I had to pick out what to wear to the gym. After what seemed like forever I was able to find some clothes. Just when I thought that was the one and only bad thing to happen that day I lost the directions to the recruiter’s office that I was planning on going to after the gym. I just gave up and decided that I would go to some other place that I heard about that was easier to get to than the original place I was going to. Right before I went to sleep I decided to look at the last check my job gave me to see how much I made….They only payed me for an hour when I was clearly there all day! I emailed them and I’m still waiting for a reply think I might just have to go in and talk with them as soon as I can..

I went to bed at around 3am pissed and oh so very tired. I set my alarm for 7am but for some reason decided to push “snooze” and didn’t wake up til 8:22. Of course I freaked out because my 1 hour training sessions start at 10am and it takes about an hour just to get there so I basically just had about half an hour to get ready and leave. I got ready and left my house a little after 9am and waited at the bus stop for a bus. But it never came! Four buses passed in an hour and none stopped at all for me or the other people waiting at the bus stop. Of course I was pissed and called Aida explaining to her what happened and that I couldn’t make it and she suggested I just go in at a later time. Thank God she allowed me to still come in. I decided since I was already late and didn’t need to come in for another hour and a half I should just hand in the job applications that I was going to hand in later in the day. I handed in the applications and then was finally able to get to the gym to start training.

Training went well. I had no idea how out of shape I was until today. Today was the first REAL day of exercise I have ever had. But of course I made one mistake..skipping breakfast! I recommend everyone eat breakfast before exercising in the morning. I had an empty stomach so I felt that awful emptiness inside me plus I never liked drinking water much because it gives me this weird¬†nauseating¬†¬†feeling that makes me want to throw up, not sure why but it does. And guess what? I did just that! At the very end of our session I think I drank just a bit too much water at once and threw it right up! At least it was just water since I didn’t eat at all that day haha so it was very easy to clean up and it didn’t smell at all luckily.

After I drenched the floor in my “water puke” ¬†I went to go find this building where the National Guard Recruiter was located in. Only took about 5-10 minutes to travel about 30 blocks thanks to the train. I got to the building but could not find any entrances because there was construction on a part of the building. I walked almost all around the building when finally I seen two soldiers coming back from lunch and entering the building from a side door not¬†accessible to normal civilians like my self haha. I stopped one of them with a head nod and he stopped walking into the building and smiled. This is how our convo went:

me: Hey you look like someone who can answer my question
hot soldier:*smiles*
me:um is this the building where i can find a recruiter? I can’t find a door to get in.
hot soldier: um..yes and no…
me: *blank stare*
hot soldier:follow me..my friend just happens to be a recruiter he can help you.
*walks into building goes downstairs..upstairs..down other stairs..up some more stairs and finally down some more stairs.*

While walking throughout this maze of a building this very attractive soldier asked me quite a lot of questions like how old I was, what college I go to, why I was interested in the guard and just other random stuff. We then went down a sort of long hallway and at the very end was a nice office all by itself ¬†and we walked in and… :

hot soldier to hot soldier 2: hey this is Joslyn thought you could help her
hot soldier 2 to me: how did you find my office o.O

I couldn’t help but smile and replied with a very simple short answer..Google Maps. He smiled and said “Have a seat” ¬†We began talking about the Guard and why I’m interested and filled out some work and took a practice ASVAB test. I thought I did horrible but turns out I did very good just got two questions wrong. Surprised me because I thought I forgot all that stuff haha So turns out the ASVAB really is as easy as people say it is. After the test we just talked a bit more and he gave me some advise on how to lose weight and get fit easily. Now all I got to do is finish my online application and hand it in and then my recruiter will be able to get me ready for taking the ASVAB. Wish me luck! And also pray that these Advil pills I just took will help ease the pain that my legs are beginning to feel thanks to an hour and a half of lower body exercises!

Decisions Decisions…

What happens when you get get hardly any financial aide for university, you get no scholarships approved and can’t even take out a loan, you practically fail your first semester of college, and your¬†adviser gives you some not so good advice that causes you to make the worst choice in dropping and adding not so good classes? All this and more caused me to have to choose between staying at State College, failing my classes and getting stuck with paying back my mom for taking out loans for me or going back to Philly to live with my parents until I could find some type of way to pay for college on my own.
¬† ¬† While on winter break I was looking up some job openings for a friend who needed work and I came across a post that said “Go to college 100% Free!”¬† of course I thought it was a scam but I proceeded in clicking it out of pure curiosity. I read it and found out it was for joining the Army National Guard! I have always wanted to join the military but decided I’d just go straight to college instead. Personally I always wanted to be a Marine but after finding out about the National Guard I wouldn’t mind joining the Army. I instantly knew that this is what I wanted to do. I automatically began filling out the application and the next morning told my parents and younger brother that I will be applying to join the National Guard. Of course my mom disapproved and didn’t (and still doesn’t) approve of me joining the military, but my dad and brother are very supportive and excited for me. Since my dad was in the Army when he was younger he thinks it’s really cool that I want to join. Me and him have a lot in common. We both love sports, video games, history and of course the military. We spend most of our time talking about just those four topics, because I mean what else is there to talk about?
¬†¬†¬†¬† Well back on topic!..I returned to campus (after a long 4 hour bus ride) and soon found out that I could no longer stay there because the last loan that I applied to was denied so I couldn’t finish paying for the semester. It was very heartbreaking since I would be leaving all my friends and of course the fact that I wouldn’t be able to complete a whole year. I then decided for sure that I just had to join the National Guard because it was my last hope. Then following two weeks I spent preparing myself and researching as much as I could on what exactly the National Guard was and what the requirements are. I meet all of them except one. The weight requirement for my age and height..I’m 8 pounds past the requirement which isn’t that bad at all because 8 pounds can be lost quickly. But weight isn’t my problem…it’s more of the fitness requirements that are sort of scaring me. I can’t do 10 push ups to save my live. I can barely get passed 5 without practically dying. And I would have to do 19 to pass the fitness test. I am not the most fit person in this world. I have never really exercised much in my life because I never thought I had to since I have always been skinny-ish haha…of course that all changed when I started college and gained 13 pounds (very sad). My mission is to lose weight, get in shape, and get into the Army National Guard by January 2013.

So my friend suggested I start a blog to show people my “journey” of getting fit, losing weight and becoming a soldier.¬† I will be writing about all the types of work outs I will be doing and also my changed diet of eating healthier and also just other obstacles I will have to get through to join the military and get back into school! I’m not used to telling people much about my life and the things I have to go through so this should be interesting!

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