I am absolutely beaming today as I hit a huge personal record for myself. Today I was able to pull 225 lbs for 3 reps on deadlifts. I am beyond excited and proud of myself because that is something I never in a million years thought I would be able to accomplish. I tried to pull 225 last week and I failed 3 attempts. Many would think that gets you down, but it did the exact opposite for me. I walked in today absolutely fired up and hungry for that 225. I am also beyond proud of myself because in first year I struggled to get 115 lbs off the ground. Something like this is so humbling to me because my body (especially this year) has helped me reach goals I never imagined I would have been able to hit. This little win has made me absolutely eager to set a new one and defeat that in another 3 weeks. My goal by the end of the semester is to be able to hit 3 plates (315 lbs) for 1 rep. Fingers crossed that all this hard work and trining is going to pay off and I’ll be able to accomplish it!! 🙂