I receive questions all the time from folks asking me if they are screwed just because one aspect or another isn’t optimal.
- Maybe they aren’t sleeping like a log 8-9 hours a night.
- They could be living in a less-than-perfect food environment.
- Their time and energy levels are not very high.
- Equipment selection may be limited.
There are also a lot of messages within our fitness culture promoting a fear-based perspective that if your diet or workout program isn’t optimal, then you’re “ruining your gains, bro”.
You don’t need a perfect or optimal approach to get results. Half the time, you don’t even need what many would consider a “good” diet or workout program. You just need your habits to be a little better than what you’re been doing.
You don’t get results from having an optimal approach, you make progress through progression. You’ll always have several influences working against you in life. That’s okay, even the world’s best are fighting an uphill battle in one way or another. The difference is they keep fighting and making progress where they can.