The day he left was so hard for me, and him as well. I’m 20 years old, and I’m the very proud girlfriend of a U. I was sitting in the den, watching everyone play video games while my soldier was on his computer listening to music next to me. I looked over at him, and we both broke out singing.He was infantry and trained a lot but he made time to call me every night when he wasn’t in the field. We remained in love and missed each other very much. We are very excited, and interested to literally walk in each others shoes. January 11 2010 will be our five year anniversary and after everything I wouldn’t change a thing. As cliche as it sounds, it was then that we fell in love with each other.With no phone calls, emails—not even a text—the transition can be devastating.“It’s okay to grieve,” says Rachel, whose boyfriend is currently completing boot camp in the Army.
We fell in love quickly, after dating for about a year, and he was 18 he told me some army recruiters had stopped by during lunch at school and they said he had potential physically after completing a pt test with him. The day he left was hard but it still hadn’t hit me, but a few weeks later I became really depressed. Things became easier as I received many letters over the course of the 16 weeks of btc and ait, until we found out he would be stationed in Germany. I didn’t know what to do, how to feel, and I didn’t know what to say.The only way to achieve your physical goals is to set a workout routine and stick with it. Just because you're in basic training, far away from home, doesn't mean the world stops spinning.My three tips here are: 1) Pick a workout plan specifically designed to get you in shape for basic training (which can be found in any of .) 2) Set a physical goal to meet before your ship out date. Believe it or not, your bills for your cell phone, internet, rent, and car payments still need to be made when you're at basic training.Aiming for the minimum standards is not the way to ensure you will succeed.When physically preparing for basic training, set your goals as high as possible.