Every morning I take a mobility session for people with back problems.
Nothing fancy, just a range of movement drills. These are designed to continue on a daily basis to improve a person’s own capability, and therefore reduce their reliance and expectations on a physiotherapist to fix them. With there usually being 15-20 people in this session, I like to emphasise each time that each individual should only focus on what they are doing, not the person next to them, or on the other side of the room.
Everybody is different, everyone has different ranges of movement, fitness and capability to perform a particular drill.
This applies to every aspect of health, fitness and nutrition.
You are unique and therefore the goals that you set and the results that you get are entirely unique to you.
The person next to you has more range in their knee rolls, so what!
You friend has lost 4lb more than you this month following a different diet plan, big deal!
That guy in the gym can squat and deadlift much heavier than you can. Impressive, but irrelevant to you.
If you don’t like gyms you can achieve fantastic fitness without ever having to set foot inside one. If you don’t have a great deal of money you can still achieve better eating habits to either lose weight or just improve your health. This is without having to follow some stupid, expensive, generic and restrictive diet plan which worked for a friend of a friend. If you have a family and therefore not a great deal of time on your hands, you can involve them in your health goals.
The most important thing is that you are doing something.
Tell me what that is and I will help you to do it better.