Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Uncle Sam want's me?! Yea, righhhht!

I am SO out of shape, I need to join the Army again. Just kidding!…..about joining the Army that is, but not about being out of shape. It was a sad site the other morning. I was attempting to braid my hair but my arms got tired and I had to bend over and rest my elbow’s on the sink while still holding sections of my hair up. Then braid a section, then rest, braid a section, then rest…….I know, pathetic isn’t it?

My arms have never been the strongest part of my body. I mean, their not flabby or anything, but I couldn’t do a chin-up to save my life!

I remember vividly the day before I was to leave for basic training for the Army. I was with my family and we were all sitting in the den. The discussion turned towards physical fitness in the Army. As everyone knows, push-ups are a must if you are to be one of Uncle Sam’s finest. “No problem” I said. Down on my hands and knees I go. I assume ‘the position’ and begin counting…..One….THUD! Uh-oh….slight problem. I couldn’t do one push-up, not ONE! What have I gone and gotten myself into?!

Let me back up just a bit. Why did I join the Army? Good question. (I asked myself this again as I lay there on the den floor) A girlfriend and I were shopping at K-Mart. While walking around we came to the poster section. Who didn’t have poster’s up in your bedroom at a young age? As we flipped through each section, we came to one that caught our attention. There, staring straight at us, a life-size female soldier. Long brunette hair falling out of her military hat and over her shoulders. She was wearing camouflage fatigues, the shirt was unbuttoned, a few buttons too many, revealing cleavage that I’ll never see in my life time. She was holding an M-16, and was sporting all the appropriate accessories - ammunition, extra clips, hand grenades clipped to her belt… etc….The caption read “The New Army” My friend looked at me and said “Lets join the Army” The rest is history. True story.

Well, there’s more to this post but I didn’t mean for it to be so long. So this is going to be part I of II. Tune in next time for ‘Peach goes to Basic Training’


“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”

9 comments:

Rachel said...

Ha! You aren't the only one out of shape! I can't do a push up at all. I would love to be able to do at least 2 push ups like a man does them (or like a man is supposed to do them!). How long does it take to be able to do them? After you joined up you finally did get to that point I assume! I can do the from the knee kind, about a dozen maybe.

I'll be looking forward to 'Peach goes to basic training.'

curious servant said...

I'm trying to solve the same problem. My biggest complaint about is that it seems to take a lot of effort!

McSwain said...

First of all, I'm jealous watching your scale move across the page. Second, what an interesting story! I look forward to the rest of it.

chesneygirl said...

can't wait to hear the rest!

David said...

I never pictured you as the Army type. Now I want to know the rest of the story.

FTS said...

I'll never look at a female soldier the same way again after your description. ;)

Suzy said...

Loved the story!! Oh how I longed to be in the military so long ago. They wouldn't take me....I'm blind in one eye. Grrrr on them! lol I'll be anxiously awaiting the 'until next time' post. =)

Loved the quote too!!

David said...

hey its friday - where is the rest of the story??

van.diesel said...

Hahaha... nice work. Keep it up.