|Chinups: Not for the weak willed.|
Why do we do that? Is it because it's not important to us? I don't think that is the case, or else we would not have made it a goal in the first place.
Is it too ambitious? Sometimes. But goals are suppossed to be ambitious, right? We NEED something to strive for!
Or is it that we are too much of an "I want it NOW!" society? That is probably the most common reason why our goals are not accomplished with a high rate of success.
Well yesterday morning a member of our Hi-5 FitCamp achieved a goal that she set quite a while ago. Its a goal that, for most women, seems out of reach. One of those, I'd like to be able to do that but probably never will.
See, yesterday morning a member of our class did her first full chinup. Thats right. You read that correctly. And not only did she do A chin up, she did 3. Its one of those moments that will stick in my memory for a VERY long time. Why? Because at the moment that she finished the first one there was this yelp of "I DID IT!" I turned around in time to see her dropping down from the top. Then we got to watch her do 2 more on the next set.
It's like watching your best friend graduate from college, get married, or tell you that they are going to be a parent. Well, maybe not THAT intense, but it was pretty flippin awesome!
And for those who weren't there, don't think that this little lady is NOT a power lifter by any means. She stands 5'1" (on a good day) and weighs in at around 110 lbs. So don't go thinking that she's some genetic freak. And that goes for the other women in our Hi-5 FitCamp who can do chinups too.
There isn't anything incredibly different about them, no history of high level athletics, or elite level training. They are simply normal women who work hard, and aren't willing to let a physical feat be a "someday" goal. Because "someday" is just a synonym for never. Set goals, keep goals, accomplish goals.
In other news, we are in week 4 of this Hi-5 FitCamp! Which means next week we are off and I will be sending out a home workout for you to stay fit, strong and injury free in a 2 quick workouts over the week.
If you're interested in joining our next round of the Hi-5 FitCamp, just reply to this email and we will make sure we get you signed up and ready to rock for our March 14th Hi-5 FitCamp!
Also please stop by our Facebook page and hit the "Like" button. We are going to start giving away free FitCamp sessions for simply responding to questions and interactive polls through out the week! Just search "Hi-5 FitCamp" and hit the "Like" button!
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