The summer of 2019 did not work out as expected. It was better, busier than I could handle. I’ve been overbooked since Fall of 2018. But, as a consequence, I’ve felt run down more days than not. Plenty of swimming and fun with the kids has been great. But work hours have exceeded 60 more often than not, leaving much to be desired with sleep and workouts.
So I’m not as lean as I expected. I’m not as strong as I wanted. It would be easy to say, “why bother?” at the opportunity for any given workout. But sometimes just pump out some reps, any reps, some light reps, any light reps, some movement, any movement. Move lymph. Contract skeletal muscle, if only a single set at far below your capacity (video here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1tnF9FDoTF/).
It would be so very easy to say “why bother?” while looking at how you aren’t where you’d hoped to be. Many times over I've seen clients want to throw away all of their hard-earned strength and function simply because they didn't get leaner yet. You could easily let things really get away from you by thinking that way. Instead, think about how you’re only as fit or lean as you are because of working the steps. Work some steps. If you take your foot off the pedal altogether, things would erode.
Don’t let the perfect become the enemy of the good.