Three Full Pull-Ups!

I slept in this morning since I didn’t crawl into bed until 1:48 AM after a day of hanging out with my boyfriend and my parents across town, but I have my P90X chest and back workout planned for lunch and the Ab Ripper workout slotted for the 20 minutes immediately after I get off from work.

I have been giving the Door Gym a go every time I pass through the bedroom/living room doorway when I’m in the apartment, however, and today managed to do three full pull-ups with palms facing forward away from my body. Go me! :slappy:

I probably should have done it before I had breakfast, though, because I felt the distinct urge to forcibly eject my protein shake and cereal afterwards. :yuck:

I don’t think I’m breathing properly when I do the exercise, as this is very similar to the feeling I used to get when I first started doing squats and was unconsciously holding my breath like a purple-faced moron. Me -> :eekb:

Ah well…here begins 90 days of “extreme home fitness” in the form of P90X. I can see those 10 pull-ups within my grasp already.

Nutrition: 1700 calorie low zig zag day

1: Whey shake and 1/2 c. Post Selects Pecan Crunch cereal w/3 T. raisins
2: 3×1 spinach omelette and large navel orange
3: Chocolate protein shake
4: 4 oz. grilled pollock, 1 c. sauteed broccoli, 1/2 c. brown rice
5: Oatmeal tuna salad and 1/2 banana
6: 3/4 c. FF cottage cheese and large navel orange

Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D
Water for yesterday: 20 cups

12:00 PM P90X Chest and BAck
10:00 PM P90X Ab Ripper X

The Awful Truth:
1. 3 Ferrero Rocher pralines
2. 2 Pillsbury crescent rolls

Short-term Goals:
1. Print out new 50/30/20 recipes.
2. Mail out FSA claim.
3. Work on paper doll project.
4. Do thumbnails for 5-6 new prints.
5. Clean the bathroom and kitchen.
6. Vacuum and tidy living room.

5 thoughts on “Three Full Pull-Ups!

  1. :claplow:
    Congrats Maggie!

    Do you think I can borrow that extra pull up bar?..hehe


  2. “When performing the exercises, breathe through both the mouth and nose. Breathing transports oxygen to muscle cells, which is vital for muscle contraction, as well as provides energy and builds muscle. At no time while lifting weights should you hold your breath. Doing this could lead to a dangerous rise in your blood pressure and might cause cramping or lightheadedness if you’re struggling with the weight. The breathing rule is: exhale fully during exertion of the greatest effort, inhale deeply during recovery to the starting position.”

    From my book in progress.
    La Rue

  3. This is sort of off your topic, but I noticed you use in2nutrition a lot. I was thinking of using their site, but I’m confused as to which one (there’s metabolic booster, eat2getfit, etc etc). When you say you’re “printing recipes” are they from eDiets or in2? thanks.

  4. I have an account at Eat2Getfit/In2Nutrition leftover from last year’s Discovery Health Channel’s National Body Challenge. Whenever I change my nutrition targets around, I go in there and reset my macronutrient ratios and calorie target per meal to suit my new plan and print out a saved set of menus and recipes I’ve set up there.

    I haven’t been using the eDiets EFL recipes very much yet, but I will probably start experimenting with them soon as they actually fit the 50/30/20 ratio I want pretty well.

  5. Maggie, you sure do work hard! :dbell: I predict you’ll easily be up to 10 pull-ups before your 90 days is up. However, I’m not sure it’s a good thing to exert yourself to the extent that you make yourself vomit. I hope you solve your breathing problem before you have a mopping problem to deal with.:crazy:

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