I cut this phrase out of a magazine and glued it to my vision board in January 2015.

At the time I could only do 1 pull-up and I was determined to set this as my new goal.

At this time I had also been coaching women on their nutrition & fitness for 3 years and I had always measure my clients with a Tanita scale… myself included.  I would track my progress every month, sometimes every week, and anxiously wait for the scale to reflect the “right” numbers. What happened though was the scale wasn’t changing at all. I was looking for significant weight loss or muscle gain and I got 1-2 pounds for the first year. That was it. I sat there frustrated and knew I had to change my perspective if I wanted to keep going.

Instead, I started tracking my progress in strength goals instead of weight goal. So for me, it was to do more than 1 pull-up.  That was my first goal.

As I started changing my perspective, it got me thinking, if I feel this way… then my clients probably feel this way too. Which led me to not tracking my weight at all and I’ve been doing that for the last 3 years. And I’ll tell you what, it’s so freeing!!

This is one of the main reasons I don’t coach women by a scale anymore, because we are so much more than a number.

Can girls really do pull-ups?

And the answer to my question, Heck yes they can! 🙂