Today I wanted to work my abs. The trickiest part was getting on the floor (and back up!!) – temporary hazard but good for a laugh!! For the 43, I did a straight leg crunch with a side reach.
I counted a right crunch and a left crunch as 1 rep. This was a pretty good 43 for today and I was happy to get in some ab work!!
Asking for help is not something I’m good at – ever!
At some point when I was growing up I learned or decided (not really sure which) that weakness should be kept hidden. My motto became – Just do what you need to do and don’t complain or whine about it.As an adult there have been numerous times that things were rough and I would have liked some help but I have been “strong” for so long that I don’t really know how to do anything else. What I do know is how to keep on going no matter what the circumstance.
So is it really strength or is it just a weakness on my part?
What do you do when you have spent your entire life being strong but then realize that having someone help you would be nice and not a sign of weakness?
I think you just keep on! I think that we are all stronger than we give ourselves credit for and often it is just a matter of pushing ourselves to reveal that strength.
What about you? Is it easy for you to ask for help?
I don’t even like to ask Chris for help (usually he just does it because he knows that I am too stubborn to admit that I need help).
And I don’t view it as a weakness when other people need help – in fact, I’m always impressed with people who are willing to ask for help.