Russ got me a pull-up bar in February 2013. I couldn't do a single pull-up.
I'd hang on the bar and try to pull myself up. I'd fail.
I'd jump up and slowly lower myself down.
I'd statically hold myself up for five seconds.
I'd do this every single time I entered and exited my room.
Two weeks later I was doing a complete pull-up.
Two months later I was doing six in a row.
For those of you who've never attempted pull-ups, they're hard.The average amount that a woman can do is zero.
I never expected that in such a short amount of time, my body could develop the muscular strength and endurance to pull myself completely up from a hanging position. Multiple times.
I experimented this with a few of my clients, using the assisted pull-up machine. Before I knew it, they were doing unassisted pull-ups as well.
Our bodies are amazing. Truly amazing. We have the power to become so strong and fit, and all it takes is a little determination, repetition, and hard work.
Let this be your Sunday motivation.
Don't give up on your body; it is capable of amazing things.