Yup, that's my goal

Dec 15, 2023

At the gym this morning, I declared that my next big physical goal is to do a pull-up. A single pull-up, unassisted.

One of my friends found this hilarious. He said: You’ve climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. You’ve walked across Spain. And now one pull-up is your next big goal?

Yup. And here’s why.

Being able to do a pull-up will take an enormous amount of training for me. It involves losing weight (so there’s less of me to pull up) and strengthening muscles I don’t use nearly as much as others (like my really strong legs). It’ll take a new mindset - I’ll step into the version of me who can do a pull-up despite a complete lack of previous success.

And oh, how I’ve tried! The first time I set this goal was right after I finished chemotherapy. I was so OVER not being able to use my body like I wanted to - feeling weak and tired and like all of my cells were spinning crazily. The hospital referred me to their fitness center and one of their trainers. I immediately declared I wanted to be able to do pull-ups. And bless that trainer’s heart - he launched me right into trying it. Which was a terrible idea because I hurt myself on the first attempt and had to start physical therapy. Turns out, I had a lot of healing & recovering to do before I could attempt a fancy new goal.

It’s a different day. I work with a different trainer. The me who will do a pull-up will be so different than the current me. And I can’t wait to be her.


p.s. Achieving great new things is easier with the support of others. The women who show up for my Find Your Focus retreats make AMAZING things happen while cheering on everyone else. If you could use support for something new, why not join us? Read all about it here.

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