Thursday, June 5, 2014

Wanna See Something Truly Inspirational?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Would you believe it if I were to tell you that this 37 year old woman is a professional bodybuilder?
Her name is Barbie Thomas and she has been competing in bodybuilding competitions since 2003. Barbie is like any other woman-she dances, texts, drives, and even plays soccer. She gave birth to two sons and even used a pillow as a prop to be able to breastfeed them.
Though she lost her arms due to an electrical accident at the tender age of two, which doctors didn’t expect her to live, she has refused to make her “disability” her excuse. This definitely makes me want to put a sock in it when my alarm hits 5:30 a.m. and I complain that I feel too tired to go running.
Barbie states that she lifts weights 5 days a week and does cardio work every single day.
In her own words, Barbies says, “I’d say to anyone, you can do whatever you put your mind to. The only limitations are the ones you put on yourself. Everyone has limitations and handicaps in some way or another – mine are more visible than yours maybe.’ 
So inspiring!

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