When it comes to progress, something is always better than nothing.
I see it time and time again when clients start struggling to keep up with their goals. Life gets busier, something unexpected comes up, there’s added stress in their lives. Anything to make the routine they’ve been developing harder to achieve.
Because of this, they slip.
Maybe they miss a workout or have an unhealthy meal.
Sometimes it’s a crazy day where they’re too tired to cook so they give in and order pizza.
Other times there is just no energy because they are burning it all just trying to get through their day without exploding.
Whatever the reason, they start to fall off the proverbial wagon.
Then begins the slippery slope.
Because they missed one day, it’s easier to miss two. Because they already ate like crap one night, what’s one more bad meal going to do.
Then 2 becomes 3, 3 becomes 4, etc.
You know the drill.
But before things get totally out of control, something else happens.
Another thought pops into your head.
The decision of “is this worth it?”.
Whether you missed a day, a week, or a month, there’s always this decision when you need to restart. You ask yourself whether or not this restart is going to do anything. Even if you’ve only missed a bit, we can start to think “well if I’m not doing it the way I’m supposed to, if I’m not going all the way, is it even worth doing at all?”
Well my lovely little readers. The answer is an astounding YES!!!
Yes it’s worth it.
No matter what you do.
As long as it’s something, it’s worth it.
Because something is better than nothing. Always.
The idea of “if you’re not doing it 100% means you shouldn’t do it at all” is just a justification.
You’re being lazy or you’re uncomfortable with the challenge and you’re second guessing yourself.
But it’s not true.
Doing ANYTHING is the better option.
Even if it’s only 1 workout per week.
Even if it’s only 1 good meal this week.
It’s still better.
Because of the slippery slope.
The slop goes both ways. However in this direction it’s not quit as slippery. We need to build up some momentum first.
Because 1 good workout or meal can turn into 2, 2 turns into 3, and 3 into 4. This is the ONLY way.
To get to 100 from zero means you have to go through all the numbers in between first.
Including 1. In fact, it’s a far better strategy to take it one step at a time anyway.
So yes. Do something. Anything. Even something tiny.
It’s better than nothing.