The Chin-Up Challenge Reveal

The setup is simple: 10 chin ups by November 12th. How I get there is up to me.

And I’m terrified.

You see, I like to think of myself as the queen of will power. If I say I’m going to do something I will do it so long as I actually can. This challenge is about more than commitment though. It’s about physical strength and I truly don’t know if I can do it. But I’m going to damn well try.

So, in just over 3 months, I plan on making that bar my bitch.

At first glance, it seems easy. It’s just ten. It’s not a world record, it’s not an obscene feat, but it is incredibly daunting. I’m a pizza and beer kind of girl. I like sports, but I hate running. I’m neither short nor skinny. I mean, I’ve been in a gym. But the odds, well, they really aren’t in my favour.

A study was done where 17 women worked out 3 times a week, but 13 of them still couldn’t do a single pull up after 3 months. This isn’t a very comprehensive study at all, but I’ve certainly got even further to go than they did. So yeah, I have some pretty severe worries on the outcome, but you have to take on the hardest challenges sometimes, even when failure seems most imminent. Otherwise, you’ll never know what you’re capable of. So here we go.


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