One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


I DID IT! I Freakin’ DID IT!!

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Ok, this is a TOTAL brag post. Even though I’m running out of time to pack for Chicago I HAD to take 10 minute to tell you all that I DID IT! I reached a goal! I DID A PULL UP!! I can NOT believe it! What you say? You cant either? Well… I have proof! (thank God for trainers with tricked out phones!) …

Here I am doing not my first, but SECOND pull up just for the video. My first one even looked better, I didn’t have to use my legs as much.

How cool is THAT! LOL

ok, Now I want to do a "regular" pull up, You know with your arms out wide, those are SUPER hard. I can only go up about an inch. This whole goal achieving thing is quit addictive! ;~P

Ok, enough bragging I have to pack! My plane leaves in 3 hours!!! LOL

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    November 7, 2008

    You Rock!!!


    November 7, 2008

    nice! i could never do those


    November 7, 2008

    Hi Roni,

    Thank you for sharing the video. Good job!!

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    November 7, 2008

    Awesome! Congratulations!

    Check out Ambers last blog post..Thursday weigh In – 11/6


    November 7, 2008

    Have fun in Chicago!

    Check out Es last blog post..Slimbama


    November 7, 2008

    Great job Roni!

    am working on my first “real” push up. I have been doing the 100 push ups programs (w/knee push ups) for several weeks and I am getting closer to a “real” pushup. My 2008 New Year’s resolution was to be able to do one “real” push up before the end of the year (of course I waited until the last quarter to get on the ball!) and I am hoping that I can meet it!

    Good for you on setting and meeting your goal!


    November 7, 2008


    What would your old self say to that?


    November 7, 2008

    Thanks Guys!

    Melissa… She’d say…. No FREAKIN WAY!, try… and then give up.

    I’ll give myself that, I always tried. I just never continued to try until I actually did it. Now I do. :~)


    November 7, 2008

    CONGRATULATIONS!! That’s so amazing!


    November 7, 2008

    That is SO awesome! Congratulations! Makes all the hard work worth it, huh?


    November 7, 2008

    thats so amazing!!! congratulations!!!!!!!! feels great to achieve goals!


    November 7, 2008

    Way to go, Roni! That is so awesome.

    See you in Chicago!

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    November 7, 2008

    Congratulations, Roni! That’s amazing! I’m so proud of you!

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    November 7, 2008

    Congrats, Roni! That’s fantastic.


    November 7, 2008

    Care to tell us how you trained to do that? :)


    November 7, 2008

    Great Job :)


    November 7, 2008

    Yay! That is awesome! Way to go!

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    November 7, 2008

    That’s awesome that you got in on video! Lol, congrats!

    Lauren P

    November 7, 2008

    You go girl!


    November 7, 2008

    i am SOOOOOOOOOOOO impressed. i am not anywhere near being able to do a pull up!


    November 7, 2008

    wow Roni……… THAT is something to be PROUD of!!!!


    November 7, 2008

    Whoo-HOooo!!! Congrats Roni!!


    November 7, 2008

    Roni I am SO GLAD I just checked your site… feeling a little unmotivated… but this was all I needed, I’m going to the gym right after work. CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is a goal of mine as well (along w/ standing on my head) :-)


    November 7, 2008

    Yay! You did so good and we are all so proud of you. The video is great. Pull ups are not easy and you have made them look so simple!!


    November 7, 2008

    Oh my gosh Roni I am so proud of you and so excited for you! Such a reminder that it doesn’t matter how long it takes to meet our goals… long as we don’t give up….we’ll meet them!! Oh and fyi…I got kicked out of gym class in high school for refusing to try and do a pullup (you know when they’d have the physical fitness assesments) in front of the entire class. Yep I flat out said no to spare myself the embarrassment, and promptly got kicked out. LOL. Witch Phys Ed Teacher!! Maybe I’ll add that to my list of things I want to be able to do. lol. Thanks for sharing….I was so excited watching that – you would have thought I did the darn pull up. lol.


    November 7, 2008

    Wow! I’m impressed! Good for you! And that pull up bar looked REALLY high off the ground(however I am short,everyhting looks high off the ground for me)


    November 7, 2008

    Congrats! I suck at those. Does anyone remember in gym class long ago where you had to do all these standard tests, how many sit-ups, push-ups, etc.? Well, there was the hanging bar where they timed you to see how long you could hold on. I think my record was 3 seconds, the girl next to me (who was tiny!) lasted 2 minutes!

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    Laura Brandon

    November 7, 2008



    November 7, 2008

    How long have you been trying to do one? How did you get to this point of being able to do it?
    I can’t do one either, and I think it is a great goal.

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    November 7, 2008

    Way to go Roni!! I’ll have to get on the goal achieving band wagon! Oh, wait. I guess I have to actually make goals in order to achieve them, right?! OK, on my next blog post, I will set out some goals. . . feel free to support me people. I DO NOT WANT TO SPEND ANOTHER SUMMER BEING FAT!!! I need help finding some achievable, confidence building, baby step type goals to get me going. I am open to suggestions.

    Thank you, Roni! You are truly an inspiration. How’s about a visit to Denver to meet some bloggers?! :-)

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    November 8, 2008

    SOOOO GREAT! And great bragging!

    This post was so inspiring to me as I am in a kind low inspiration low at the moment.

    You really show that if you do your right training you will also achieve the results. It is just the believing part that does or doesn’t do it.

    Lots of Love,


    November 8, 2008

    YAAAAAAAAAAA!! I could never do one of those either. I’m 5 months pregnant now and that’s one of my goals after the baby comes, is to do a chin up. Good for you!


    November 8, 2008

    holy MOLY! that is so cool :) kick arse :)

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    November 8, 2008

    and yes, People, I got to see Roni and workout with her in person today.



    November 8, 2008

    Awww!! I got a little teary eyed watching that. I’ve been following you close enough that I’ve heard you say over and over that that is your goal and you DID IT!!! YOU REALLY DID IT!!! I’m so proud!! *hugs*


    November 9, 2008

    Congratulations! That’s amazing – you accomplished that goal that you’ve been working on!!! Thanks for sharing – it definitely inspires me!


    November 9, 2008

    Being able to do a pull-up is on my list of 101 Things (with an end date of next October). I hope I can make it. Go, you!

    Fit Bottomed Girls

    November 10, 2008

    Congrats! Wow. I remember when I was 12 and I could do 10. I think that had more to do with my weight than my strength.

    November 11, 2008

    Congrats, pull ups were never my strong suit. I can do 10-12 now after months and months of training.

    I love how excited you are about it. Now aim for 3 :)

    Healthy Weight Loss Girl

    November 17, 2008

    Those are without a doubt really difficult. I can’t even do one! Good job, congrats :)


    February 5, 2009

    This is awesome! Every couple of months, I have dreams about doing pull ups (weird, I know). I love those dreams because I wake up feeling powerful. IRL, I can’t do a single one. You rock, Roni!!!


    October 19, 2011

    wow, you must be very proud of yourself.


    November 11, 2011

    congrats! i really envy you as i hate doing exercises


    December 24, 2013

    TW2Y The Last few years I have been REALLY down on cash and debts were killing me from everywhere. That was RIGHT UNTIL I decided to earn money on the internet! I went to surveymoneymaker d-o-t net, and started doing surveys for straight cash, and surely I have been much more able to pay my bills!! I’m so happy that i did this.. With all the financial stress these years, I really hope all of you will give it a chance. b3Cn

    Kayla McKinney

    November 7, 2014

    So I know this is an old post, but I found it linked on another one. I’ve been working on a pull-up forever! What did you do to work on it? Just keep trying? Because I just can’t get it!


      November 7, 2014

      I do a a lot of hole and negatives (like dropping down slowly). I also work my back a lot. I’m STILL working on it to this day!