What I thought I heard was very different from what I actually heard. It was after my workout that I asked a question of one of my trainers. I can’t even tell you what the question was now. I don’t remember the answer that was given except for these 3 words,
“At your level…”
And then I was stuck. Those 3 little words reeled around in my head for about a month before I went back for more explanation. What I thought I heard him say was something like this:
“Yes, you’ve been coming to this gym for a long time, but you still aren’t the best: you’ve never really pushed yourself; you’re just part of the soccer mom workout club; you suck.”
I kept hearing those lies in my head until finally I went back. Here’s what he really said, as he explained it to me in his own words:
“You have been coming here to this gym longer than I have, and in that you have a lot of knowledge. Just because your goal isn’t to get super ripped and bulky, doesn’t mean your goal of health is any less valid. A lot of people just want to come to our CrossFit box for their regular workout and then get on with their day. That’s great! You choose to not push yourself as hard as some of the others, and you know your body and when to say when. We are here to help you in whatever capacity you need.”
That’s a bit different than what I thought I heard. I could have spouted off to everyone and told them how my trainer told me I sucked. But I didn’t. I knew I needed more clarification when I couldn’t let it go…and he was glad to give it. When you’re working with someone toward a common goal, whether it be better health or a redecorating of your living room, it is always a good idea to get more information or clarification. I want to be on the same page as you when I’m painting your home or business. Always feel free to ask questions when I am working with you.
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Make it a beautiful day, friends.
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