A goal like the pull-up seems so simple. Work out, eat well. Right? It’s quite complicated actually. It consumes your time. I am so lucky to have a gym membership that allows for 2 hours of daycare each day.
Anyway, here’s a glimpse of my weekly workouts:
Tuesday/Thursday: Barre class (full body light weights, & cardio), then shoulder, tricep, bicep workout
Monday: Run 2 miles, uphill walk fast, 20 min. Then assisted chin ups, push ups, and ab workout
Wednesday: Yoga, OR stair master 30 min. Then assisted chin ups, push ups, and ab workout
Friday: Run 3 miles, walk 1, OR a fitness class if timing allows, then assisted chin ups, push ups, and ab workout.
Saturday or Sunday: Barre class, or long walk with the family.
My diet: I have gone for more protein, lower carb foods. I end up having about 4 smaller meals throughout the day.
Breakfast: 1 serving fruit, black coffee with a little soy milk
Snack: Protein shake
Lunch: fruit, veggies, lean protein
Dinner: Whatever we have as a family (usually a carb, protein, and veggie, and fruit after)
Overall, it’s a lot of work, and I definitely understand why it’s such an easy goal to quit on. It also gives me more respect for the people who can do pull ups, because I know just how much work, thought, and time really goes into it.