New Years’ Resolution Countdown: 6

Marines: Most Female Recruits Don't Meet New Pullup Standard : NPR.

The general belief that women cannot do pull-ups is so prevalent that even the US Marines have, until recently, subscribed to it. Read the above linked article and if you’re like me, you’ll shake your head in disgust at the blatant sexism that’s still common.

So, what does this have to do with your new years’ resolution? Everything.

What you can do is going to largely be determined by what you believe you are capable of. If you think you can’t do a pull-up then you’ll probably find a way to talk yourself out of trying. Think you can’t control your eating habits? Then you probably will fail more often than you succeed at your nutrition.

External voices will either help or hinder you. So let me tell you, ladies, you can do as many pull-ups as you want to do. All you have to be willing to do is work for it.

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