Progress :)

3 years ago I accomplished my goal of reaching 10 pullups(which you can watch here). It took me a long time and a LOT of work to reach that goal, and it felt amazing to accomplish something I'd been striving for for so long!

Since then, I really haven't maxed out on pullups. I do a TON of them, but I never ever go to failure. My reps usually are between 5 and 10, depending on what grip I use. And I stop when my reps start to slow down.

So the other day at the gym I just thought I'd give it a try and see how many pullups I could get. My goal was to get 12 reps, and I ended up getting 13(barely)!



It feels great knowing that I am so much stronger than I was 3 years ago! 3 reps may not seem like much, but for those of you who do pullups, you know how hard they are, and that just squeezing out one extra rep is tough!

I love making progress and improving. It keeps me motivated to continue training and to push myself harder. I'm getting better each day, each week, each year, and that's what it's about. Setting goals and accomplishing them is a great feeling. It makes you realize that you really can do anything you set your mind to! Fitness is SO not just about your looks. Yes, I do feel that I look better than I did 3 years ago; I'm slightly leaner and have a lot more muscle. But that has been a result of training hard, lifting heavy, and focusing on getting stronger!

What training goals have you accomplished recently? Or are you working towards a specific goal right now?

Comments

  1. That's incredible! Good for you! Recently I've been loving hanging knee raises that have turned into full-on *leg* raises! It's made me feel accomplished and I looove the burn from them :)

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    1. Thank you!
      Leg raises are really tough, but great for the abs!

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  2. AHHHHH! I am so so so so proud of you girl!!!!!!! Make sure you check out my High Five Friday post tomorrow (hint hint!!!!!!)

    I totally know how amazing you feel! I can't even do a pull up, but I can do 3 unassisted chin ups! I accomplished that this summer!

    Oh my gosh! I LOVE THIS VIDEO! YOU are suuuuch an inspiration :) <3

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    1. Thank you so much! :)
      And 3 chinups is awesome! Nice job!

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    1. Thank you! It only took about....7 years to get there! ;)

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  4. You are awesome!!! In the past six months I've worked my way up from doing none to 4. That's a big accomplishment for me because I felt like I was never going to be able to do a single unassisted chin up!

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    1. Thank you!
      That is really awesome! Helping some of my clients get a pullup is one of the hardest things! But it is such an accomplishment!

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