For Kramer to have a chance of successfully building levels in his apartment, he needed to recognize his current level of ability, and start there. Instead of going out and buying lumber, a hammer, and nails, he should have read up on the practicality and complexity of building levels. From there, he could have assessed his needs, and started from a point where he could have had an easy win, and built upon that momentum.
If he was an experienced craftsman, he wouldn’t need more than an image, a few instructions, and his supplies. Kramer needed a plan for building the levels that met him where his abilities were.
But, if you don’t know how to properly hammer two boards together, you’re going to be in way over your head if you jump straight to installing levels throughout your entire apartment.
And so it is in fitness.
I can put on my toque, map out the greatest training program on the planet, and come up with the perfect macronutrient ratio to kickstart your progress, but if you’ve spent the last two years eating 1-2 meals per day, and not giving half a shit about how much protein you eat, giving you hard numbers to hit that require 3-4 specific meals per day is going to be a struggle.
Instead, a better option would be for you to focus on having 3 meals per day, and ensuring that there’s a palm-sized amount of protein in each meal. Once you’ve got that on lock, then you can move up to the next level, taking your results with you.
You see how that meets you where you are, instead of trying to violently drag you up to a playing field you have no business being on (yet)?