HEALTH IS WEALTH:
First of all, I am proud of anyone who wishes to serve in the Armed Forces in any capacity. The goal for the young future soldier is to start moving TODAY. At 40 lbs. overweight, it is not recommended to start a running plan. For the first 1-2 months, you should stretch daily, walk 30-60 minutes a day and watch what you eat. Depending upon your height, weight, and sex, running when significantly overweight can damage your knees, lower back, and other joints. Focus on losing weight first by moving more, eating better and drinking water (up to a gallon a day).