Let me tell you about yesterday. Yesterday was a great day! Yesterday I accomplished a goal that I had set for myself way back in July when I started CrossFit. I remember walking in to the box and there was this woman cranking out pull-ups with absolutely no help at all. When Josh (the owner/trainer) asked me what my fitness goals were I told him that I #1 wanted to look good in a bathing suit and #2 that I wanted to do THAT with my finger pointing. I didn't know it at the time but that beast of a woman is Josh's wife, Mendy, and she is incredible.
Well, yesterday, I did it. Over the last couple of weeks I have done a couple of pull-ups here and there but yesterday I did an entire WOD without any band assistance, without jumping off of a box or off stacked weights. I could not believe it.
Now, granted, I am not going to say that they all were beautiful or even all "to standard" but for it being my very first time, I'll take it.
I have worked so incredibly hard on pull-ups. I started with 2 bands (blue and red), then just red, then just blue, then just a little skinny one. Finally, I moved to standing on a box and jumping up over the bar and lowering myself down. Next step, stacking (2) 45lbs weights and jumping from them.
I was so happy when I finished that WOD yesterday that I cried. I literally cried. One girl asked me if I was ok because I've been kind of sick and had a really tight chest. I told her yes that I was just happy. Honestly, it was one of those few times in my life that I was really, really proud of myself.
Even with yesterday's WOD, I don't have it down. I went in today and my hands were so sore that I could hardly grab the bar. I'm sure that I will still use bands to practice my strict pull-up and I may even do jumping pull-ups again if I feel I need to but at least I am on my way.