There aren't many exercises as deeply empowering as the pull-up. Once you get yourself over the bar for the first time, you feel strong both physically and mentally. But pull-ups are tough. They require wicked grip strength, a strong core and lats of steel.
When we find ourselves fully engulfed in the throws of summer, our days are occupied with when vacation starts, who is going to make dinner on the BBQ and whether we'd like to take the paddle board or the kayak out for a mid-day adventure. We might not be as concerned about completing our workouts and drinking enough water.