I’m sure you know that I often recommend tracking our food accurately with an app like MyFitnessPal, as, at least, the start of a process to highlight some relatively easy adjustments that we can make.

Without that level of precision, we’re essentially just guessing.

It’s a conversation I have on probably a daily basis.

Some go away and track and use those insights to start making changes that they find much more doable than the generic plan that they’ve been given before.

Some don’t.

When I catch up with them and check what’s been happening, the reason for not tracking these usually the same.

Some variation of “It’s a pain in the @rse”.

Which I get.

It is.

But, it’s probably nowhere near as much of a pain in @rse as we’re telling ourselves it is.

Literally seconds for some things.

Maybe a couple of minutes for more complicated meals.

Genuinely looking at less than an hour across a whole week.

As long as it takes to do a single workout.

But spread out, not in one go.

And infinitely more beneficial than a single piece of exercise ever will be.

A workout involves going somewhere, getting sweaty and out of breath and needing a shower afterwards.

That’s way more of a pain in the @rse then punching a few buttons to record what you’re eating is.

But do you know what’s even more of a pain in the @rse?

Low energy.

Mid afternoon slumps.

More aches and pains than are necessary.

A body we don’t like to look and feel of.

Having to have a sit down after playing with the kids for a matter of minutes.

Having to stop at the top of the stairs to get our breath back.

Wearing a t-shirt over our swimming costume on the beach.

Keeping tops on and the lights off during s*x.

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I could go on.

You get the point.

Much like I mentioned recently that we can’t avoid life being hard, but we can just “choose our hard”……..

We can perhaps just choose our “pain in the @rse”s.

Much love,

Jon ‘Max Payne’ Hall


RISE in Macclesfield was established in 2012 and specialise in Group Personal Training weight loss programmes for those that don’t like the gym and find diets boring and restrictive!

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.