I was planning on joining the Army. All I had to do was lose 12 lbs in the beginning in order to make weight and/or tape. However, I got pregnant in October and I had to put on hold.
Now that my son is 8 months old, I haven't lost my baby weight. I thought breastfeeding would help me lose the weight fast, but I guess I ate the wrong foods. Now, I've gone to diet of having a protein shake with frozen peaches and almond butter, replacing 2 meals (trust me, i feel full after having 8 oz). I need to lose 40 lbs! I'd like to exercise by taking him for walks in the afternoon, but it's either raining or snowing or too cold to take him out. (I live in NY). I can't afford to go to the gym since I'm unemployed.
My DH is Army Reserve and has a 3 year contract and he works full time in a warehouse in his civie job.
My question is can I join after having a baby? Also, where I originally had my paper work to enlist, will it still be there? I know I was told that I can re-enlist 6 months after the baby is born. I think I will re-enlist once he's a year old b/c I plan on weaning him off breastfeeding, but I'd like to pump a supply for my DH while I'm away at basic. Will they allow pumping at basic? Idk about AIT, but I have a feeling maybe.
Also, does anyone think I can lose the 40 lbs when he turns one?