I had listened to a podcast earlier this week where a coach I like to
follow was talking about a client of his.
This woman's father was dying from cancer.
She was in the hospital with him everyday.
But she didn't want to lose momentum on her personal health goals.
So, whenever he was sleeping, instead of watching TV or reading a book she
did some squats in his room.
Then she would go for a walk around the long hallways of the hospital.
She was still spending most of her time in a hospital.
And she had still taken care of her fitness habit for the day.
Yesterday I was supposed to do an upper body strength workout, which I had
been putting off for a week because I recently strained a muscle in my
All day long I was looking forward to getting back on track for my strength
Except it didn't happen.
During my first rep with weights, I did not like how the muscle felt and
decided I wasn't healed up enough.
For a split second I felt that I failed myself for the day.
As you've learned I like to structure my daily habits in 5 different areas,
which I call the GetFitFormula.
The 5 habits are:
1) Mindset & Mindfullness 2) Hydration 3) Sleep 4) Nutrition 5) Fitness
I had habits 1-4 already covered, and all I needed to do to complete my
day's work improving my health was the fitness habit.
But, I wasn't do what I originally planned.
I could have said "Well, my body just isn't right today and I did the first
4 habits - that should be enough."
So I thought to myself, if that woman can do it under those circumstance, I
have no excuses otherwise.
I instead went for a walk outside for the timeframe I would have spent
So, what's the point to all this?
It's that you should still do SOMETHING anyway, even if it's not "perfect."
I still completed my "checklist" of the 5 daily habits I listed above.
It wasn't according to the original plan, but it was still a win
You don't need every workout to be extreme, or every meal to be perfect.
You don't always need to check off all 5 habits everyday, because there are
some days it's just not possible.
You just need to stick within a framework that will push you forward
towards your goals one day at a time.
But make sure you have a damn good reason to miss out on a win that day.