Posted: May 27, 2011 at 7:54 pm

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It was only one at a time. They weren’t the prettiest things in the world. But they were UNASSISTED pull-ups! I. Feel. Invincible. Happy Friday, friends!

What is something you deem a “fitness milestone”?

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52 Comments to “Unassisted”
  1. Brittany says:

    walking my first half-marathon, baby!!!!! What a feeling 🙂

  2. you go girl!!!
    I ran my first 4K last month!

  3. tell me its not the best feeling ever?!? completing my first half was a milestone, and doing a lot of unassisted pullups (recently PRing) has been my favorite accomplishment, so i KNOW how you feel!

  4. Jeannie says:

    Way to go! I am bound and determined to do unassisted pullups too. I can do 2 or 3 @ this point but they are so difficult. Yet I feel I have great upper body strength. I finally have my own pullup bar at home so I can master them!

  5. Congratulations Tina! That must feel amazing. My fitness goals are hard to define. I want to do more, but I have MAJOR limitations. The fact that I feel strong and fit, makes me happy.

  6. Way to go!!! That’s awesome. When I ran my half marathon I considered that a fitness milestone. Maybe, someday, I’ll do a full! We’ll see.

  7. Jennifer@Knackfornutrition says:

    Mazel tov. I think you are a bada$$ for doing an unassisted pull-up.

  8. Lauren says:

    Heck yes girl!!!

  9. Sana says:

    Get it. You are too baller 🙂

  10. Awesome Tina!!!

    To me finishing any race (whether it is a mile or a marathon) is a fitness milestone!

  11. chrissi says:

    way to GO!!! seriously nice work 🙂 you always impress me!

  12. Lauren says:

    Congrats, that’s a big one! I know I couldn’t do that. A fitness milestone for me was holding crow pose without falling out after 2 seconds or falling on my side.

  13. heck yeah you sexy strong thing!

  14. You Go Girl!
    Even if someone told me that I had to do a pull up or they would kill me, I would be dead… I can’t do a pull up to save my life!
    Amazing job 🙂

  15. Omg you look like GI Jane or some amazing superstar, larger than life, rock star human. TINA, CONGRATS! you look amazing and you can do UA pullup(s)…rock.on.sista!

    I suck at pullups.

    Fitness milestone = being a certified yoga teacher for a decade and my fitness show. But honestly, yoga and the longevity of it makes me happier 🙂

  16. Lindsey says:

    Nice work Tina!

    I like going new distances cycling or running. That’s a fitness milestone for me 🙂

  17. Holy crap! You are awesome! I dream of that one day- I should probably work on real pushups first 🙂

  18. Ela says:

    Wow–congratulations! I would view that as an enormous milestone! I never really gave it a longterm effort, but pullups have felt beyond my reach forever.

    Being able to do several sets of bent-knee pushups, wimpy though that sounds, has been a big milestone for me.

    Oh hey, I shouted you out in my blog post on responsibility today!

  19. WOAH!!! that is amazing!!! i can barely do them assited!

  20. Kristi says:

    Good job Tina! I have never in my life been able to do a pull up.

  21. Karen says:

    Way to go Tina!! I love the definition of your back muscles in the second picture…amazing!

    A fitness milestone for me was begin able to complete 5 regular push-ups all in good form!

  22. WOW I have no idea how you do that!! Someday I will be able to do that too hopefully! 😀

    P.S. Your muscles are AWESOME and I want them 🙂

  23. Woo-hoo. That is so awesome Tina. I have always wanted to be able to do a pull up as well.

  24. Angela says:

    AHHHHH I’m so excited for you Tina! I’m sure you felt the same way I did when I did my first unassisted ones too. Congrats – that’s AWESOME!

  25. Errign says:

    look at you rocking it! I usually consider running a new distance a milestone or going to x amount of new fitness classes

  26. Lee says:

    That’s awesome! I definitely deem that a fitness milestone. And pushups. I cannot do pushups at all. If I could do 10 pushups, I would be extremely proud of myself.

  27. wow! i ahve NO upper body strength, it’s awful, so you should feel proud!

  28. Anne P says:

    Awesome!! You are hardcore.

  29. Congrats! Those things are hard!!

  30. First of all congrats!! That is something I can only hope to be able to do one day. I’m catching up on a ton of posts since getting back from my trip but Fit Bloggin sounds like it was a blast and I totally love your shower. I dream of 2 shower heads one day…

  31. Sarah says:

    Woohoo! You are awesome.

  32. Mark Ward says:

    Excellent! Great job, keep it up! You’ll be doing 10 in no time.

    • Tina says:

      I sure hope so! I now have a little goal of getting at least one set of 10 reps by the end of the year. 😉

  33. High 5’s to you!!! I’m still totally assisted 😉

  34. Rock ON! That is so awesome, Tina! We do them in my lifeforce fit (bootcamp type class) and I’m very close to doing them on my own. Feels good to be that strong.

  35. Mandy says:

    Awesome!!! Great job 🙂

  36. Rock star!!!

    PS – how did you take those pics?! If you say self-timer you are amazingly talented 🙂

    • Tina says:

      I made Peter take them. I always keep a mini camera in my gym bag. He had to deal with me capturing such a momentous occasion.

  37. Kathleen says:

    Awesome! For me it was mastering snowboarding after skiing for over 25 years. I use the term “mastering” lightly… more like not falling every 5 seconds 🙂

  38. […] on my upper body strength because I was able to up my weights on EACH machine. Yay! After seeing Tina’s post, I have decided that BIGGEST goal for upper body strength is being able to do pull-ups, completely […]

  39. rofomom says:

    Great job!!!!

  40. Yay Tina! You look great! I know this sounds unrelated to fitness, but I’m viewing natural childbirth as a huge fitness milestone. I have been “training” for it for months & am hoping to get through it without drugs. If I can, I hoping it will break through some fitness/running barriers I’ve faced & that I’ll be able to do anything I set my mind to afterward!

    • Tina says:

      That is definitely a fitness milestone. Labor is WORK! And I know I couldn’t have done it. You rock for having the determination to do so. Always keep an open mind, but I trust you can do it. 🙂

  41. Michelle says:

    I meant to comment on this the other day, but you are kickass! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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