Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I CAN DO CHIN UPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is true!!!! It happened last night at the gym...

I was doing my weight routine, when a thought suddenly popped in my head. Why don't I just try a chin up for the fun of it? I haven't tried in months and even then I could barely lift myself.

The chin up bar faces a big mirror --- I stretched up with my arms and stood on my tip toes to reach the bar and started to pull...

As I pulled myself higher and higher I was staring in surprise at my reflection. The higher I went, the higher my eyebrows rose....the higher I went the more my mouth opened into and "O." By the time I had LIFTED MYSELF UP INTO A CHIN UP I had the most surprised, shocked expression on my face. I lowered myself down and started laughing like a maniac and clapping my hands!!!

Nobody was at the gym -- but I kept looking left and right with this HUGE smile on my face, wanting to hug somebody. LOL!!!!!

I was so excited, I did it again!!! YAHOOO!!!!

Then, I took a little break and decided I was going to try to do 2 chinups in a row. Real ones. Lowering all the way back down without touching the floor and lifting my chin up past the bar again. AND I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Holy crap, I couldn't believe it!!! My arms were shaking for the second one, but I didn't care. :) :)

After that, I took one more break and then did 2 more in a row!!!!

The chin up party is officially at my house folks!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All that swimming Sara has me doing has (gasp) made me stronger!! LOL!!!!!!

12 comments:

Beth said...

That is impressive!

runningman said...

hee hee that's awesome Julie!!

Keith said...

Super Yay! Not just the swimming but everything else as well. So now you're ready for the rule change at IM that has the swimmers doing a chin up to get out of the water.

Any date picked out?

Charlie Browne said...

Well, when is the damn party?? And why have you been holding out this long?

Jenna said...

well i can swim and i can't do a damn chin up...not even a pathetic little halfsie.... must be my fat ass holding me down. Party on ChinupQueen!!

Amber Dawn said...

rock.star
:)!!!!! :)

Keith said...

Say, are you going to post a pic of those muscles? Must be impressive!

Missy said...

You rock..I suck:( There's no way, I'd just be hanging there like a limp noodle.

Amy said...

Dang, that IS impressive. Though I have to say I'm not surprised...you are super woman. :)

KK said...

Awesome! I would have hugged you if I were there (even if I were a stranger-is that weird?!). That is hard core. You are my hero.

Cath said...

Woo hoo!

Christi said...

Congrats! That is an awesome feat!