Hey guess what…..I am Human. That’s right!!!

At this moment in my life I can say I am the fattest I have ever been.

I know what you’re thinking…you fat **** – haha! I am talking in relative terms I am the FATTEST I have ever been,  i.e I am not “fat” by the usual definition, but to me I am carrying wayyy to much body fat for my likening.

I know what you’re saying “But Matt you’re a personal trainer – you have to be good all the time and live like a monk”

Erm, well simply – I am no monk.

I bet I live better than 97% of the UK but there is always room for improvement.

So I have fallen off the wagon as they say. I am the fattest I have ever been and let me explain how this happened.

You see I train 4/5 times a week – I take my supplements etc.

But you can not out train a bad lifestyle – it’s IMPOSSIBLE

Training is only 30% of it remember that!

But lifestyle changes started coming about that I have now kicked in the ass.

– Mon – Wed consisted of hard work eating clean and training. These were my 3 busy days so I spent around 14 hours a day at work.

– Thursday meal out with my significant other –Slap up meal wine etc This was something we implemented as we did not see each other in the week a lot so we started to go out on Thursdays, But again this turned into “I’ll just have a beer” and “Mmm, that cake sounds nice”

– Friday – Pub with the lads was normally 4-5 glasses of rose or 8 pints and some food on the way home (social, but not good) – again this is something I didn’t do until the new year really. It used to be a quite drink and general catch up then it started turning into a crazy lads night out every Friday. Which resulted in lots of beer/food and a bad hangover the next day (Not good)

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– Saturday – either a night out on the “binge” or a meal out with Emma – either or they are not good for abs!

– Sunday – Full English – Big ass carvery at the Three Horse Shoes – Emma and I enjoyed a big breakfast as it’s a “Sunday” Just an excuse really.

That was my life from about JAN to the -Beginning of April.

And guess what happened…I got fat! Well fat for me! No more abs, Bit of a wobble around the love handles….I don’t like it! I actually put on around 50% of my overall original body fat! Now again in relative terms that’s a lot. Imagine if you put 50% of your fat on again now…how would you feel?

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In my head I was thinking ….Well I will get my abs back before the summer…I don’t have anything to train for etc.

So guess what I have done?

Well, for starters I am going to nail my next Ninja level – The Yellow Viper

And I have booked something for 9 weeks time to give me something to train for (I will tell you about this in a later email)

So now I am going to do what Jon and I created…use our L.E.A.N system.

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I am taking what we call the BIG WINS –  taking the things that will affect my body fat levels the most and remove them i.e all of the above.

I am not going to change my training a huge amount as I train hard but training is only 30% of it. And this I will prove over the next 9 weeks

But what I am going to do is change my…

  • Lifestyle – No more crazy binges and big meals out
  • Exercise – Work that little bit harder
  • Adherence – I am going to be CONSISTANT and not just do it mon-thur
  • Nutrition – No sugar, no processed foods, lots of water….simple J


So guys when you have a bad month just remember it was your choice like all these have been mine.

But it happens to the best of us and I would like you all to follow my story over the next 9 weeks where all will be revealed what I have planned

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.