A deeply religious junior exercise and sports science major, Watson was on the brink of a $75,000 fitness-modeling contract that could have set her up for a lifetime career in modeling -- but she turned it down.... A modeling agent wanted her to use Anavar, a legal anabolic steroid to help her gain up to 50 pounds of muscle. Worried about the effects on her body when she decides to have kids, Watson passed.There stands some discerning judgment, for one so young. That's glory.
This is destiny:
She can bench press 155 pounds, squat 255 pounds and dead lift 230 pounds.I could do more than that the first day I walked into the gym. That's nothing in praise of me or against her. Her muscles show a better 'cut' and appearance. I'm in fairly good shape, but nobody is going to offer me a fitness-modeling contract. She has clearly developed virtues of moderation, temperance and wisdom. It's just a fact.
She's spent a lifetime training to develop muscle and strength, and is probably among the strongest women in America. Nevertheless, there it is. This is the sort of thing we increasingly tend to ignore when making determinations about military policy, but it's real enough. As we cut military budgets, especially in ground forces, we'll be less able to compensate for weaker soldiers in other ways. It's not just about the weight you can lift and carry; there's the injury problem, too. By the way, Ms. Watson is out of service due to damage to her Achilles tendon right now.
I have a tremendous amount of respect for women and their contribution to society and the military. I have often written about how much I appreciate the contribution of American servicewomen in Iraq, where I had the honor to serve with some outstanding ones. In no way do I wish to detract from the glory of a woman who strives to do her best. We just have to be clear-eyed about this business, because things are going to get harder for our warriors as the money dries up.