The half-way mark for my pull-up challenge was 2 days ago. So, technically today is day 32. I have seen some great progress. I would say I am the closest to doing a pull-up now than I’ve ever been. Also…. I’m still super duper far away from it, ha!
Here’s what I’m learning. It’s a lot harder to train for a pull up than I thought. I don’t have all the knowledge I need. There’s much more technique than I ever knew. So, I have to start practicing them with better technique. My sister sent me an article that lays out some awesome tips. So today I started adding some new exercises into my routine that should help.
Some of my progress:
- I can do assisted chin ups with 45 lbs. of help, rather than 70 lbs of help.
- I lost 3 pounds of what I’m guessing is fat!
- I can do 8 REAL push-ups at a time (first time ever!)
- I’m keeping up in my fitness classes much more than when I started
Although I don’t look much different, my body feels a lot stronger. And, I go into my workouts with way more confidence. Dare I say I even look forward to my daily workout?! That’s a first 🙂
The picture on the left was day 1, and on the right was day 30. I’ve made small progress toward a pull up, but I still have PLENTY to work on!