Snap Judgements

Today’s 43 was all about working my obliques.  I did an oblique crunch with an arm reach and an extended leg (confused?  watch the demo)

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I counted a right and left crunch as 1 rep so a total of 86 crunches!!

I decided to go with a fun workout today because I’m SORE (must be from the heavy lifting yesterday)!!  I did Turbo Jam – Cardio Party 2.  I’ve said many times – I love to work out with Chalean!!!  The workouts are always fast paced and so much fun that they go quickly!!

Screen shot 2013-07-07 at 9.23.07 AMI think at different times we have all formed snap judgements about other people (or even about things) and I’m sure that we have all been on the other end  and been the person judged.

Screen shot 2013-07-07 at 9.25.57 AMYears ago, I was interviewing for a teaching job.  The job was as an 8th grade science teacher and I really wanted to work at that particular school.  The principal and the head of the science department were both involved in the interview.  The guy that was the head of the science department was completely against hiring me for 1 reason –Screen shot 2013-07-07 at 9.37.49 AM

I was also going to be a coach (7th & 8th girls volleyball, basketball & track).  The minute he found out that I was a coach he was ready to end the interview.  I explained to both of them that I became a teacher first and would have taught even if I didn’t coach.  

I got the job and after about a month, this same teacher came to me and apologized for automatically assuming that I wouldn’t be a good teacher since I was a coach!  

That experience has always stuck with me because I was judged by someone who didn’t know anything about me.  I try to remember how I felt and not make the same mistakes.Screen shot 2013-07-07 at 9.27.56 AM

Sometimes our snap judgements cause us to miss out on some really great things.  

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I’ve known many people who won’t even try avocados or guacamole because they don’t like the color and the way it looks.  They are truly missing out on something wonderful just because they are judging the taste by the color.  

Often we judge people by what they drive or the clothes they wear but we don’t know the background on how they got that vehicle or where their clothes came from.

It’s so easy to make a little comment – look how overgrown their yard is – why don’t they do anything about it?  But, without knowing the story – they might have a loved one fighting for their life in the hospital, or they might have lost their job and ended up working 3 different jobs to make ends meet – we really shouldn’t be so quick to judge!Screen shot 2013-07-07 at 9.48.45 AM
So, my goal is to try and stop making snap judgements about anything – new products, food, and especially other people.   Just like I sometimes tell my boys – You can’t say you don’t like something if you’ve never tried it!!!  And, I shouldn’t say (or think) unkind things about people without knowing their story!

Screen shot 2013-07-07 at 9.54.25 AMHappy Sunday!!!

Kim

 

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