#197: Get back to the point where I can do ten pull-ups.
Due Date: 7-16-2015
Resolution: I was what's known as a husky kid. I was tall enough to carry the weight and not have it be a defining characteristic but fat enough that it's always bothered me. I was also bothered by some of the stereotypical fat kid limitations that I've always suffered.
In the fifth grade I was strong enough to pick up and body slam any one of my fellow classmates. Yet, when the Presidential Fitness Challenge came to our school I couldn't even do one pull up.
Then during my senior year of high school, when I was all done with physical fitness, when there was no credits to be earned for getting into shape; I started working out like a mental patient.
At the age of 18 I did my first pull-up.
After breaking the pull-up seal it seemed like I could do them all day long, well, all day with a lot of napping and breaks. Still, I got to the point where I could easily do dozens of pull-ups without breaking a sweat.
Then I discovered alcohol.
It's been at least 18 years since I've even attempted to do a pull-up.
I may be able to complete this resolution right now. If only there was a bar somewhere near to test this out? I seriously doubt it, but thanks to a few other resolutions I'm getting back into shape.
Because of the connections made in my youth, I've always thought of pull-ups as a benchmark for being fit. Hopefully by this time next year I'll be able to do ten of these feats of strength.
Update #1: The Conclusion.
Several months ago I was working out on somewhat of a regular basis. I have since fallen back to my lazy ways. Even though I'm getting back to moving around and have even lost a few pounds, I just discovered that I can't even do one pull up.
Hopefully I'll get my act together to be able to pull this off sooner rather than later.
I'll let you know if I ever pull it off.