How many times have you heard “If you can’t do it right, don’t do it at all“. This has been my motto on many things in life – especially work. If I can’t do something 100%, than I’d rather not do it until I can. However, this doesn’t apply to everything – especially fitness.
Life Half Full
It’s easy to not want to do something half way. If you are an all-or-nothing type of person, like me, you can justify not doing something unless you can do it right. But, I have news for you. Not doing anything is not always the right thing to do.
Tell me, if you’re given half a glass of water when you are thirsty, do you drink it anyway, or do you go without because it’s not the full glass you need? If you’re thirsty, you take what you can get- and if you thirst for a healthy body you need to take what you can get as well.
Better & Best
Fitness is not black and white. There is no real right or wrong – there is better and there is best. Anything you do is better, even if you can’t do the very best. So you can’t workout as much as you want to. Do you just not train at all? No, you just do what you can, because that’s better – and better is always best.
We need to treat fitness as our daily vitamins. What do you do if you miss a day? You just pick off where you left off. The more often you take them, the better. It’s the same with eating healthy and working out. You try to do it as often as you can, but if you slip up, you don’t just quit. Something healthy is always better than nothing healthy at all.
Whether you lack time, equipment, direction or support – just do what you can, when you can, with what you have. – B-