Imagine a friend is giving you a lift.

He’s got a nice new car.

Souped up engine.

The latest Sat Nav.

Go faster stripe.

The whole shebang.

He’s not happy though.

The car doesn’t go as fast as he’d like.

Infact it’s barely moving.

The engine is making the effort, but it’s not turning into much progress.

He’s pushing the accelerator down harder and harder.

But not much is happening.

You look down.

The handbrake is on.

You release it a bit and the speed immediately picks up.

You release it complete and bosh – you’re off!


Sounds a bit daft, sure.

But we take this kind of approach with new attempts to lose weight, get fit, etc.

Join a new gym.

Or slimming club, class, RISE , etc.

Get some new workout gear.

Get some healthy food in.

But we don’t address the reasons why similar previous attempts didn’t work long term.

We put all that effort and energy in.

Without releasing our brakes.

Whether you’re a ninja or not, if you’re not getting the results you’d like, it won’t be because you don’t know what to do.

There’ll be some ‘brakes’ holding you back.

They might be things in your life – other people, work, commitments, etc.

They might be in your head – self limiting beliefs and thought processes.

Either way, if you haven’t made progress, there’s little point in just putting more effort in.

Pushing down harder on the accelerator.

While the brakes are still on.

You get the point.

You need to decide what your ‘brakes’ are.

It’ll be different for everyone.

What were the real reasons that previous attempts didn’t work out?

And what can you do to minimise or remove those problems.

Much love,

Jon ‘BrakeWell Tart’ Hall and Matt ‘Brake Dancer’ Nicholson

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 - 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.