Today I made a personal record in my strict curl!
Thirty pounds for four reps. Thirty pounds might not seem a lot, but compared to where I started from it’s a huge improvement. When I started curling I wasn’t even able to lift an empty 13 pound bar, and had to tie my left arm to my side because it winged out making curling impossible. Turning my left hand over is extremely difficult. My cerebral palsy has caused limited movement in my left hand and its ability to grasp items. It’s also fused my left elbow, makes curling difficult and painful.
Today, a little over a year since I began powerlifting, I curled 30 pounds without being tied up. Wahoo!! I not only made my muscles stronger, I have better range of motion as well. With this excitement in mind, I encourage everyone to widen your prospective on yourself. Don’t judge yourself by what others can do, or even what they find easy to do. Judge yourself on how far you as an individual have come.
Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul.~Psalm 66:16
I want to…. actually, I need to, hear from all of you about how far you’ve come… in anything. We’re in a world where we don’t celebrate each other often enough. Especially today, in the wake of fear and pain as terrorism strikes another country, let’s leave some hope behind. I’ve a “Testimony” page. Please leave a comment here and share a something about your personal best, or a victory you’ve had. It will be added to the Testimony page so encouragement can be spread in what tiny ways we can.
One ripple can created a wave, so lets celebrate a our inner power….