I don't want to bore any of you with posts that are all about the Corps, but I will highlight it once a week, mostly for my own reference in later dates.
Along with my commitment comes great change. One of those is new to me, and involves getting muscle. They call it working out. I was always the couch potato guy, sitting around watching House all day all the while playing Minecraft (which is a great game by the way).
Getting built up is quite a challenge for me, being small-boned and previously lazy. With the help of a friendly online community targeted for fitness in people like me, I have found a few ways to get exactly what I needed. I used to weigh in at 119 lbs, the minimum for the Marine Corps at my height is 125 lbs.
Using a program called GOMAD, I am easily capable of gaining one pound each day by simply drinking a Gallon Of Milk A Day. Milk has a lot of fat in it, so I of course have to keep working out on top of all this.
I lack self motivation when it comes to physical activities, so I started yet another program just for this. You have probably heard of it, and it's called P90X and it was introduced into this world by a man named Tony Horton. If your looking for serious muscle, P90X is the way to go. Tony Horton believes in drinking what he calls recovery drinks right after each workout. These recovery drinks are pack full of protein and a few other supplements that your muscles practically beg for when they are worn down from a hard workout. This is what I have been using.
One hundred percent whey protein, the kind of protein that comes from milk. Mix a scoop of this chocolaty powder in with a cup of milk and you got yourself some protein chocolate milk. It tastes a little odd for a week or two but you get used to it. I've actually started liking the taste.
This is a lot of change for me, and a lot of responsibility too. It's definitely a struggle to change my daily habits, but it has paid off already more than I would have ever expected.