Today was the end of week 4 of Hammer & Chisel for me and the half way point of the program.
I’m very happy with the results and changes I’m seeing in my body but I’m even more impressed by the mental progress this program has given me too. I’ve pushed past any limit I have ever put on myself. I have rheumatoid arthritis so I sort of forced myself to believe that I just ‘wouldn’t be able’ to lift weights regularly. Hammer & Chisel scared the crap out of me for that very reason so I let it sit on my shelf for months before I built up the courage to give it a try. While this is not my favorite program that I have ever done, it has given me the fastest results out of the many others I tried.
I have gained strength and muscle but more importantly, I have gained confidence and pride in exceeding my limits and expectations. Your body can achieve almost anything, it’s your mind that tries to hold you back. Believe it and you can achieve it! I’m not where I want to be yet but I am getting closer every day!