This may just be my proudest accomplishment to date :D :D
If you've been following this blog since the beginning you might remember this has been a goal of mine for a year! And I was really, reeaalllyyy losing hope that it would ever happen.
Here is a post from April of me struggling to get one chin-up from a bent arm position and that was after 5 months of working with resistance bands and negative pull-ups, it definitely wasn't looking good for me.
The two things that really moved my progress along were:
1) I started a structured lifting program, Jamie Eason's LiveFit to be precise (which I will most definitely be writing more about, it is love!)
2) I added a few sets of static holds at the top (for as long as I could hold it) at the end of most of my workouts.
Finally becoming a triathlete on September 25th (after my first tri in August was cancelled)
I think this pic makes it clear the bike is not my strong leg :)
and placing in the top 5 women:
|Overall Place||28 / 268|
I've started working on a nutrition cert too, but haven't been finding a lot of time to dedicate towards studying so it's a little slow going right now.
Kicking my own booty in the weight room
As mentioned briefly above I've started lifting and I'm loving every second of it :D My workouts are the highlight of my day. Squats, Bench, Deadlifts (Single Leg deadlifts: OMG OWW, in a really good way!), Curls, Rows; I love 'em all.
Along with the lifting (and in conjunction with Jamie Eason's Trainer) I'm following a super clean, high protein, 6 meals a day diet plan and seeing amazing results. I've dropped a few %'s off my bodyfat and I've become so immersed in it that I've even been contemplating competing (bikini class).
Okay I feel like I was a bit braggy in this post, but truly I am just amazed at how far I have come in the past year. I definitely think starting this blog a little over a year ago (I missed my 1 year blogiversary booo :( ) got the ball rolling for me to finally go after and achieve some of my long standing goals.
Tell me about a goal you've recently achieved and whether/how blogging helped you to reach it :)