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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

How do you handle frustration?
Today I witnessed one of the hardest things a teacher can watch during class. A student crying because she could not solve a math problem. Math was my worst subject in school so I could totally relate to how this student was feeling. Hopeless, beaten down, like she was never gonna get it. She was relentless. She kept going back to the teacher and getting sent back to work again. Over and over. Not getting it right. Finally, something clicked and she realized where her error was, but not after tears streamed down her face.
I told her she did the right thing by going back and checking with the teacher. Even though her answer was no where near right, she never gave up. Tears of frustration, no doubt.

Today's workout:
6.8 miles before SWEAT

Upper body:
double KB swings...holla! Yeah, it was exciting:) Gotta nice bruise from those.
mountain climbers on BOSU, gotta nice bruise from that also:) Must stop doing that to myself.
battle ropes
clean and press with sandbags #15
lunging high pulls #40
overhead press on reaper #10 plus weight of bar...felt like a million pounds.
DB overhead press...#12. My shoulders are my weakest area, can you tell?

Pyramid (and this is where my own frustration came into play)
50 jump rope jumps
10 burpees
40 jumps
20 jumping lunges
30 jumps
30 bodybuilders
20 jumps
40 BW squats
10 jumps
50 push ups
3 rounds and they were not pretty by any means. I did this at home and it was a good thing. I am sure the neighbors thought I was nuts. I kept messing up on my jumps with the rope. Eventually I dropped it and just jumped without it. I then thought about the student I was working with, and at the end of my workout I did 75 unbroken:)
I cannot wait to do this workout again because it truly was a struggle for me.

693.8 miles for the year
Those 7 will be toast tomorrow AM:)
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    Aww. Good story. Thank you for sharing that
    1549 days ago
    I can relate to the student. That was me in school!

    Love that workout. My thighs burned just reading it. New goal!

    1549 days ago
    Hmmmm....How do I handle frustration?? LOL! In a lot of ways...the most productive is to workout and that has really helped on quite a few occasions!!

    Whomever the student was...I am just so very proud of her!!! Although that struggle was very frustrating for her...she persevered!! Good for her! And good for the teacher for not "giving" her the answer and making her work for her knowledge! That's a hard thing to do!

    Way to kick some serious tail, in the workout department, today!!
    1549 days ago
    That is AWESOME!! I might have to try that!
    1549 days ago
    Good workout! Tough call on the kid's frustration. Encouragement is the best thing we can do as well as what I call "active coaching".

    We have a 19-year old special needs son. I watch him struggle with some basic tasks and watch the confusion mount on his face when simple things seem beyond his reach to him. We spend a lot of time recognizing what frustration feels like, acknowledging it, relaxing, and facing the issue from a point of calm...this has helped him immensely.

    No sugar today...carbs below 50 gms!
    1549 days ago
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