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  • Writer's pictureCaroline Botting

Asking for help doesn't make you a failure.

Today while doing the first day of two weeks of online learning my 7 year old broke down when he didn’t understand the instructions from his teacher. Computer stuff is new to him and he didn’t know how to tell his teacher that he didn’t know how to do something. It’s heartbreaking seeing your kid so worried about admitting he doesn’t know how to do something.

I hate not knowing things. I will research, Google, and YouTube things I don’t know, but even I have my limits. I don’t have the mental capacity to know everything and I know that. But I always feel so ashamed when I have to ask someone, especially someone that I look up to, to answer and help me with something.

This happens often with my husband. It makes us a great couple to have different talents but I hate to feel less than. I hate to admit that I suck at something. And I think this happens for others as well.

Why are we so hard on ourselves when we need help?

It’s because we don’t want to look like failures.

I see this so often when it comes to people figuring out how to train their bodies. People continue to muddle along without consulting a professional because they don’t want to admit they don’t know, or can’t do something.

People are ashamed, scared, and worried to talk to a trainer.

Moms especially.

They don’t want to admit that they’re peeing themselves and don’t know how to fix it.

They don’t know how to change something in order to not be in pain but are worried to get help for it.

From a trainer to you, please know that no trainer looks at a mom who wants to feel better, to have less pain, or to change her lifestyle and thinks poorly about her. Trainers are cheerleaders, advisors, and educators all wrapped in one. We, and more specifically, I don’t want you to feel less than because you don’t know how to fix your fitness or injury problems.

You are a warrior!

You are strong!


Don’t let your pride get in the way of you getting back into the life you want.

Ask your questions, get the answer you need, and get back to life. Know that doing that doesn’t make you a failure.

It makes you Strong like a Mutha! 💪

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