By the end of the year, I am going to do a pull-up. Even as I type this, I doubt myself. Me? Do a pull-up? No way. But remember, I did finish a marathon, and tons of people can do pull-ups who have never done a marathon. So somehow in my twisted thinking, I am going to do this.
Do a pull-up by December 31st, 2013
Tell myself I can
Tell people to hold me accountable
|Not these kind, silly.|
I've never been able to do one. Push-ups used to be impossible for me to do. I can only do a few now, but I can do them, dang it.
Speaking of why and push-ups, I had this 5th grade teacher, Mr. Gordon. He was a good teacher, and for the most part we got along. Until during part of his class, he had us all go outside for class and put us through some exercises. I was a chubby kid with no upper body strength. Remember, I had never done a pull-up. He had us do push-ups. I couldn't do one, so I tried to do one on my knees like the girl next to me. Mr Gordon saw me and yelled, "Chris! What are you doing? Those are girl push ups; do a real one." I told him I couldn't do it. He started laughing at me and so did the others in the class. Then he had all the guys get down and show Chris how a push-up is done. I was made fun of the rest of the school year because of it.
So my weak upper body has always been something that has embarrassed me. So, I am changing that. I am going to keep rocking those push-ups, MR GORDON, and guess what? I am going to do pull-ups as well. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it...
I would like to hear your stories of how you been able to overcome and do something like this. Thanks!