If the gap is too big, making it even bigger isn’t the answer | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

Have you ever set out with the intention of doing something……….. It not happened……….. And then you’ve immediately set an even bigger intention with a view to “catching up” somewhat? You know – “I’m going to workout three times this week”. And when you end up doing none, decide “I’ll do 5 next week”. Which,…

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“I just need to be more committed” [You already are] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

Have you ever thought “I just need to be more committed”? You, perhaps, feel that you show a lack of commitment? It’s not true. You’re already committed. To lots of things. Work. Family. Eating. Socialising. Drinking. Watching TV. Our favourite programmes. There will be things we “just do” on a regular basis. Because, probably without…

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I wasn’t interested in 3 1/2 grand a day | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

The other day I received a WhatsApp message outtanowhere. It’s my work number which is on our Facebook page so will have being picked up by a bot or person searching for numbers attached to Facebook pages. Hello, We want Sponsored_ads on your Facebook page, you will be paid $3500 per day, if you’re interested…

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They tugged harder by themselves [So will you] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

When I was a teenager, there was a large wooden contraption on my Dad’s farm. Imagine a tepee shape made out of telegraph poles. Because that’s what it was. With a pulley at the top and bottom. And a big weight on a string attached to a long rope along the floor. Designed for practicing…

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You’re not “addicted to food” [Want to know what you are addicted to?] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

I heard something powerful the other day. Really summed up conversations I’ve had with many people over the years. “You’re not addicted to food. You’re addicted to wanting to feel better and you don’t have any ways of doing that that you’ve got better at than eating”. Pretty powerful, no? After all we’d never say…

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A better way to talk about your metabolism? [Try swapping these words] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

Have you ever heard anyone say they’ve “got a bad metabolism”? Perhaps that it’s “shot” or “ruined”? Maybe years of weight gain and loss have “damaged” it? Maybe you’ve said or felt something along these lines before? We get it. It can feel sometimes that, no matter what we do, we struggle to lose that…

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“I’ll leave it till September” | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

If I didn’t already know, I reckon I could pretty accurately work out the time of year from the reasons people give me for not exercising, eating better, etc. There is definitely a “seasonal pattern”. I’m never one for using the word “excuses”. These justifications are usually valid situations or concerns. Dismissing them just annoys…

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“I’ll give 110%” [Not possible – 100 isn’t either] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

Who listens to podcasts? A lot of people nowadays, it seems. There are people that make huge amounts of money from how many people listen to their podcast. We actually first started doing podcasts just shy of a decade ago. I’ll be honest, it’s been a very on and off thing over the years –…

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You can’t avoid discomfort | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

I mentioned in Saturday’s blog that we can’t avoid discomfort. Much as we’d like to. And how avoiding short term discomfort creates greater long term, greater discomfort. Chronicle discomfort comes, in part, from avoiding acute discomfort If we avoid the short term discomfort of exercise we create the greater long term discomfort of a body…

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The hardest part of change | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

A final little “lightbulb” moment I got from Tuesday’s in person seminar with the UK’s leading Emotional Eating Coach is what “the hardest part of change” is. Not doing what you did yesterday. It’s that first rep. That’s the hardest one. Each subsequent one gets, on average, a little easier. Not massively so rep by…

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