Don't panic, this isn't going to be something like 'Dear Diary'
but what I want to do is to be able to record my weight loss.
Over the last two weeks I haven't been doing much, you could say that I have fallen off the wagon. But now I'm back and determined. I have had to sort out a couple of things in my life in order to be back. Firstly, was my partner. I love him to pieces, we are high school sweethearts. But I have always wanted to join the Police Force. He, on the other hand, threatened on many occasion to walk out if I joined. I have finally been able to get him to understand that I will do what I want to do with my life. Somethings I will negotiate on, but as far as my career is concerned, no way! Being a police officer runs in my family. It is one of three things that members of my family become: A serving member of the Defence Force, a Police Officer, or someone in the Medical profession. I have wanted to be a police officer since I was 12. Anyway, I was able to sit down with my partner and discuss his reasons. These are completely understandable fears: that I will get killed is the primary concern. I believe that we all die someday anyway, besides he has never seen me at the firing range and doesn't know just how good a shot I really am lol! So we have finally come to an understanding that he needs to learn to support me in my chosen employment and I to also not believe so much that I am indestructible (hey I believe that's why I pay for private health cover
But first things first, I need to get accepted into the Police Force first. In order to do this I must complete entrance exams, panel interview, psych interviews and assessments, medicals, computing exam and finally the physical. The only thing that I know will be a problem at the moment is the physical. The requirements for this are as follows:
Minimum score of 6.10 in the Shuttle Run (at the moment I'm lucky if I can get 3.1 so I guess I;m halfway there lol)
Body Fat Skin-Fold Test of maximum 30%
Completion of the Agility Course in under 3mins 15sec. The couse consists of the following: Agility Test
1. Start from inside police vehicle
2. Climb over 1 metre mesh fence
3. Climb over 1.5 metre colour bond fence
4. Climb over 3 metre cyclone fence
5. Climb over 1 metre wire fence
6. Crawl through a small opening
7. Leap over 1.5 metre ditch
8. Run through simulated car park
9. Climb over two 1 metre hurdles
10. Climb through a window
11. Drag a 25 kg simulated body 20 metres
12. Run 120 metres
13. Remove a car wheel from the boot of a police vehicle and place it on the ground in
front of the vehicle. Lift the wheel and carry back to the rear of the vehicle and place
the wheel inside the boot.
It sounds easy. But it requires running, and at the moment I can't run lol. So currently I weigh 79kg and want to get down to at least 60kg. I'm only 5'6" so I look like a really bottom heavy pear at the moment. When I get some pics I will upload them. Each month I will upload new pics. My goal is to get in on the October intake which is on the 22nd. So that is 14 weeks away. If I can manage to lose 1kg/week I should be able to get down to 65kgs and be able to do the physical successfully. The bonus with the Police Acadamy here is that once you have been shown how to use the agility course, you can access it free as it's open to the public. So once I have developed my physical fitness a bit then I will be doing this course maybe once a week in the month leading up to my physical. This is my goal.
At the moment I'm sitting at my desk at work planning my physical activity for the next couple of weeks. I'm also trying to learn what I should and should not eat. I know that I really need to cut back on my sugar. If anyone can help me develope a plan I would really appreciate it. Tonight's plan is to go for a good walk. My dogs will be so happy to go walking lol! Especially my cattle dog. If he hears his chain rattle then he starts to go crazy! He howls and wriggles like its no tomorrow lol!