Thursday, April 19, 2012

Realization: Strength!

Three weeks ago I started a beginning weight training class as part of my degree requirements and I'm loving it! At first I thought I was super cool ;) and way ahead of what I would get out of this class because I've been lifting weights with The Hubs for so long. Boy, was I wrong and I'm happy that I'm learning a lot! I'm learning how to track and gauge my progress which is helping me to become stronger and push myself beyond what I thought I could do. I never knew what it meant to "max out" and wow! That has really been a great tool.

So, this morning I was doing my assisted pull-ups. I started three weeks ago with 55-60# of help and ended today with 35#. When I finished my last set, I turned around and (not knowing he was there) my coach instructed that I take some of that weight off. At that moment I realized I was doing it again - underestimating myself. So tonight as I was sitting here thinking about how I wanted to share my progress with you all, I realized that I hadn't tried an unassisted pull-up in ages. Well, I just did TWO of them! And then proceeded to do a victory lap around my house! :)

Case in point: push yourself (safely, of course)! Push past the perceived limits that you've imposed on yourself.

You never know what you're capable of until you try!!


  1. I just stumbled upon your blog and love it! You and I sound like we were cut from the same piece of cloth! I look forward to reading more and great job on the pull ups! I think that it my number one exercise! Good job!

    Kristy Wilce

  2. Nice job! I just started doing assisted pullups. And every once in a while I will try an unassisted pull up, but I am far from it yet. ;)

    Congrats! Keep it up, Mimi!

    BTW, I read your about me... we like a lot of the same things. Hiking and road trips... heck yes!

  3. Thank you for reading and following, ladies! It's so great to connect with others who are on the health & fitness track! :)