If you’ve read a few of these blogs, you’ll know that, by far the most common reason people give for not making some changes to their eating, exercise and lifestyle is that they’re “too busy”.

And I get that.

I’m busy.

Super busy.

Nearly all of us are.

And I get that might mean that we can’t do everything we might ideally like to do with those things.

Maybe we can’t train four or five times a week and eat like a professional athlete.

But a great pair of questions to ask about the thing(s) you’ve been “too busy” to do are;

1. What’s the minimum amount of time that it could be done in?

2. How much time has passed since you last did it?

If it’s a workout, we could get a perfectly good one in in 30 or 45 minutes.

If we haven’t done one in a fortnight, that’s 20,160 minutes.

There are plenty of better food choices that we could make that take zero additional time (or save it), but let’s say we feel we need another 10 minutes.

If it’s been a month, that’s over 40,000 minutes that have passed.

We can get a guided meditation in with an app on our phone in 10 minutes.

If it’s been a year (or more) since we’ve tried, that’s over half a million minutes.

I’m sure we all agree now that we could have done those things.

But what often underpins not doing them is we don’t feel we can do enough for it to be “worth doing”.

But, as I’ve said before many times, are you telling me there would be zero different between someone who’d exercised once a week for twenty years and an otherwise identical person who hadn’t exercised in two decades?

And are you telling me that one workout, better food choice or mediation this week wouldn’t make a greater number than that more likely next week than zero would?

Look, I get it.

You’re busy.

That’s cool.

Too busy for everything.

But not too busy for some knowingly sub-optimal version that will get you there quicker than “theoretically better but left to the future”?

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Much love,

Jon ‘Not going out’ 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.