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If you read these blogs, you’re probably aware of Faye.


One of our (cough, many, cough) great success stories.


Lost 55lbs on three consecutive challenges (20lb, 20lb, Beach Body).


Another 10lbs since.


Trained up and now coaches here.


When she’s not coaching, Faye continues to train in the 7am session, as she always has.


As that fits around her other job of helping disadvantaged teens at JustDropIn in Macc.


The other day she turned up at 9.30.


Which confused me.


“What are you doing here at this time?” I asked.


She explained that she was in for a workout in the smaller room with (fellow coach) Bernie.


Because she (Faye) had just entered the powerlifting meet that’s being held at RISE at the start of September.


#### For those that don’t know the British Powerlifting Union regularly run some of their Northern comps at the club #####


I was excited to hear that Faye had entered this competition.


And I could instantly tell she was somewhat nervous about it.


She explained that she’d been sat on her computer on the Saturday before.


Trying to decide whether to enter or not.


Fingers hovering over the keys.


Before deciding to “just do it”.


To stop thinking and just do.


Set exercise targets


She knew the more she “thought it through” the more likely she was to talk herself out of it.


And by just booking it in, she’d made a commitment. She’d set exercise targets.


That she would then be focused on and work towards.


Something that would help her get in ever better shape.


Worst case scenario she gets fitter and stronger but doesn’t quite get her target numbers.


Best case she gets fitter and stronger and hits those lifts.


Either way, forward progress.


Set Exercise Targets


Thinking it through more would just lead to lesser progress.


Thinking it through past a certain point rarely helps us make progress from our opinion.


Get sufficient info, sure.


We need to know what we’re doing.


But once we know enough, make the decision then.


Thinking about it more and more will usually lead to nothing happening.


Decide if you want to do something.


If you do, just go and do it (maybe clicking this link to find out more about what we do –> myrise.co.uk/briefing-meeting).


Before you do something silly like change your mind 😉


Much love,


Jon ‘Pink’ Hall and Matt ‘Different’ Nicholson



RISE Macclesfield – myrise.co.uk


Serious transformations. Fun times!


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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.