Sunday, April 29, 2012

Holy Crap, I Did An Effing Pullup!

So.....big day yesterday....I did a pull up! A real pull up. Not a pull up with assistance to make it easier, but a real pull up....all me, no help. There is even a video to prove it. 


Here's a quick back story as to why there is a video....


I tried a pull up yesterday. I got about half way up, and that was further than I've ever gotten. Janelle gave me a tip....breath out when you start. Then she grabbed her phone and said she was going to record the next attempt, because she was sure that I was going to do it. We stopped recording right after I drop down, so you don't hear me yell, "The breathing worked!" 


Anyway, it was quite a day for me. I spent all last night telling people about my one pull up. I was able to do one more unassisted, and then I was all tapped out and I had to use the resistance bands to give me a boost again. 


I've had an ongoing struggle with pull ups for the past 3 years now. Sometimes I even write about it. You can read about some of those here and here


I've never uploaded a video and this one came from a phone. I hope it uploaded correctly. Also, I don't have the editing software to rotate the video....so I might look like I'm crawling. Just turn your head to the side and I'll look normal.


Oh, and excuse my leg kicking! I swear when I kick my legs around it helps!


video



10 comments:

  1. Yeah!!!!!! You have worked so hard for that pull up! Congrats!!!!

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  2. SJ---You are AMAZING! Awesome, woman! High five!

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  3. I love how excited you both are. That is a great accomplishment. I hope to add a pull up to my goals list soon.

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  4. TOTALLY AMAZING!!! I'm still working on pull-ups with assists - can't wait to do one without! Rock it!

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  5. Awesomesauce! Can't wait to see the video for when you hit 10 pullups!

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  6. That is AWESOME! I love that she videotaped it! Rock on! I'd put that on a loop in my living room! ;)

    Sarah

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  7. That is awesome. You are so skinny, you need to post an updated photo on the side bar.

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  8. I agree...you should be so proud of yourself and you look so thin. Post some new pictures so we can see your progress.

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  9. Just curious??? what is your current weight and height? How much have you lost?

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