Hi im considering joing the TA, but im super unfit ive spent the last 3 months trying to get fit but im failing badly. Im currently cycling a 12 mile trip twice a week and trying to run every day (work permitting, i sometimes have to do long hours ) The problem is im losing weight but dont seem to be getting fit, my 12 mile journey takes me 2 hours 15 minutes on a BMX (i ride to a skatepark ) and in 3 months i havent managed to shave any time off it, the next morning my joints are sore and i generally dont feel any better for doing it. Ive increased my exercise to running when ever i can and choosing to lift heavier items at work when id usually throw them on a pallet truck. 3 months ago i couldnt do a single push up, i still cant. Ive been to see my doctor and he has given me a clean bill of health, he says im overweight and unfit and i should exercise but thats where it ends, he;s always been useless though so i thought id ask here. Secondly im joining the TA for an adventure. Am i going to get it? Id like to do the same sort of stuff the real army do and maybe one day see active service. When it says i have to do a maximum of 27 days per year, whats the maximum and what sort of opportunies are going to come my way? I come from a big family of army guys, my brother and i were the first not to sign up (i did try tho!) and they all say the weekend warriors are a waste of time and i should join the real thing!! not what i want though, but i want to experience some of the same things a normal soldier would do, will i get this with the TA? my ill informed family dont think so.