Wednesday, August 6, 2008

My Weak Arms

A couple months ago Cody and I went to Idaho to spend the weekend with his family. While we were there I noticed a pull up bar in the hallway by the kitchen. After seeing it I got the urge to try it, however, I have very weak arms and was embarrassed.

After a little while of me eying it, everyone began making attempts...right down to my mother-in-law. She did 3 full pull ups. When I saw this I figured that if she could do it, I could do it. Right?? Well, I walked up to the bar, got in perfect position, let my weight hang on my arms, and then pulled with all my might. I moved about 6 inches, hung there for a few seconds, and then gave up. How humiliating. I couldn't even do ONE, I couldn't even do half of one.

Ever since that day Cody has been giving me crap about my wait, my VERY weak arms. Getting tired of this, I decided that I would start doing a few push ups in the mornings after I go on my jog (sometimes walk). The first time I tried was Monday. I did a whopping 3 girl push ups. HA HA HA HA HA. Let me say that again...I did 3 GIRL PUSH UPS. To make it worse, the next day my shoulders were actually sore. How ridiculous is that? Last night I improved to about 15, but still...GIRL PUSH UPS!

If anyone has any good at home arm strengthening tips, let me know, because I am just pathetic.



it's funny you say you are a blog lurker because I look at your blog all the time.
i feel your pain with being too weak to do push-ups and pull-ups. If we had a push up competition I bet you would beat me.