This is not meant to be patronising but self discipline followed by introducing a decent set of running trainers to the tarmac! A few sit ups and press ups in your room at the end of your run will keep you toned. I keep some dumb bells to stop my guns from withering.
I had a few years away from uniform whist in a training post and it is hard. I did well to begin with but put on a few pounds towards the end.
Keep yourself fit and looking dynamic. It will make people take you more seriously when you say you're in the Army.
It will also relieve stress when you're studying for exams.
It only takes 3 phys sessions a week for 20-30 mins to maintain a decent level of fitness. As a Corps I guess we do have a reputation as far as fitness goes. At Pompey we had PT every wed afternoon. This did not however, stop some students treble in size over the three years training (male and female) and would wobble off to the clothing store for new no2's every time Corps day or rememberance came around. Unfortunatley you are going to RCDM where you will find the Army cadets will have a more military bearing. You are now within the military and maintain the standard that goes along with it and not just on the fitness side. A few sit ups, press ups and a run should see you ticking over. Dont get fat, as you are expected to do, and look like a complete arrse when you tip up to your unit.
Oh yeah for all its worth, the PTI's still pesterd (if thats a word) our lot. thats their job
The thing is they are, is the problem on the selection board or at depot?. If they look like they eat doughnuts in a wardrobe they shouldnt even get as far as depot. I am sure there are people out there who remember troops getting backsquadded in week 8 of basic for failing APWT's.But we are struggling to maintain the levels in the Corps and it is and appears we are our own worse enemy as far as selection goes.
They say that under new MATT 2 admin action will be taken against BFT (sorry showing my age there)... BPFA ( arrse).... PFT (thats the badger) failures, can you see an ITU spec or other pinch point spec quall nurse getting discharged or leaving because they cant put one foot in front of the other for 2.4km at a reasonably slow pace? but may be thats a thread on its own?