Onwards into May we go…
This week, I just have 1 thing for you. In order to make progress, we need to get started, regardless of how well or how badly, our first attempts are, you only move forward by taking action.
When I was starting as a PT I often stopped myself from doing things that may have moved my business forwards simply because, as a new PT, I wouldn’t be able to do them perfectly. That changed when another new PT, who had a load of experience at other clubs, asked if I wanted to do a seminar with him. We had 4 topics, so 2 each and we had a few test runs, and got the dates out, members signed up and we were good to go.
I had said yes because I knew I had to push myself out of my comfort zone, and because he was there and would be doing most of the talking, so even if I wasn’t perfect, it’d be fine.
However…the morning of the first seminar, I got a text from him to say he wasn’t coming in, in fact, he wasn’t coming back at all. I forget why, but it doesn’t matter much now, it was too late to cancel and I was going to have to do the whole thing myself. And while it wasn’t terrible, it wasn’t exactly great either. But it was a great learning point and I improved the next few times I gave the seminar, getting more comfortable each time. When I speak now, it’s still very far from perfect, but each opportunity is a chance to get a little better.
It’s exactly the same with your nutrition and diet. You may be waiting to get started because you don’t have access to the right equipment, or you don’t know how to make your diet perfect. Or you may give up after one bad day or one bad meal, deciding that because you didn’t get it 100% perfect, there is no point in continuing. But I think when you do that, you’re missing the opportunity to figure out where you slipped up and how you could change things next time to either avoid certain situations or deal with them differently.
Add the fact that you are never more than 1 meal or training session away from getting back on track, and you have no reason to give up because of one meal, one day or even one week. You can always get back on track.
So forget about worrying whether you are getting your meals and portions perfect, focus on making teeny tiny improvements each day. They’ll add up soon enough.
And if you aren’t sure about where to start, here are 4 resources for you to use to get yourself going: