Tonight I have news that is so exciting, so incredible, and so wonderful that I’m not just going to write about it on the blog, I’m going to post it on facebook, share it with my weight loss group, and call or email all my friends about it.* Heck, I may even visit my neglected twitter page and write all about it in 140 characters or less.
No, I’m not pregnant.
I CAN DO A PULL-UP!!!
So, this may not be earth shattering to anyone else, but it’s huge to me. When I started working out with P90x nine weeks ago, I was only able to do pull-ups with one leg on a chair and by taking a giant leap off the ground, to get me high enough so that my legs and arms could take me up the rest of the way over the bar. By heaving myself up this way, I was able, in the beginning, to do a total number of three. Today I did six completely unassisted pullups (although I do still have to hop off the ground a bit, to get enough momentum to pull myself up all the way. You can count on a future blog post to let you know exactly when I’m able to do a pull-up without hopping.) :)
Oh, and by the way, I can do a push-up, too. Several of them. Without being on my knees.
I may just be the most athletic woman in America. :)
I have one more exciting update, while I’m
bragging sharing weight-loss related news…
This morning, I got on the scale and it read 188, which is HUGE for me. I was just looking through my calendar, and I’ve been in the 190’s for almost four months. I dipped to 190 two or three times, but just haven’t been able to get under that number. I feel so incredibly blessed and thankful, because I know – I KNOW – that if God were not doing the work He’s doing in me, I would have given up during this last four months. Anyone who has ever lost weight knows how incredibly frustrating it is to see the same numbers week after week (after week after week.) I have continued to “fail, but not quit.” This is such a new place for me to be in, such a new kind of mindset, I’m so thankful to God and to the people He has put in my life who have been helping me along the way. Since the birth of my sixth child, I have now lost a total of 72lbs, and am 28lbs from no longer being classified as “overweight” according to the weight/height charts. This has been a long, long road for me and I am so incredibly thankful.
Thanks for sharing the journey with me.
* Okay, actually I’m NOT going to call or email all my friends about it. It’s late and I’m going to bed. Just wanted to clarify in case someone is staring at an empty inbox and feeling insecure or distressed over the status of our friendship. ;)
Category: Weight Loss