There’s a member at RISE.

Let’s call her Helen.

Because that’s her name.

Helen has been following me around for over quarter of a century now.

We went to senior school in Ashbourne together after she moved to the area in Year 11.

She then followed me to Nottingham University (some would call it a coincidence).

And then we both ended up living in Macclesfield.

She claims that, because she moved here years before me, that means I copied her and we’re equal.

I’m not so sure.

She’s also transferred her daughter into the same time of swimming class as my youngest son so that we can sit together in the viewing area.

It’s all a bit weird 🤣

Anyway, Helen and I were having a chat in the viewing area the other day.

It’s our school reunion this Saturday.

And I pointed out that, if the film ‘Back to the Future’ was set today, Marty McFly would go back to the year 1993.

And I felt that things weren’t really different enough now versus then for it to work like it did for 1985 compared to 1955.

And we discussed how a lot of the promised changes from the second film hadn’t occurred by 2015.

At which point Helen pointed out something interesting.

That the differences between 1955 and 1985 had been mainly in things like transport.

So the writers of the film projected that forward and predicted flying cars and hoverboards.

Whereas the main changes since 1985 have been in technology and communication.

While they got the video calling right, they still had us using fax machines.

When you look at it this way, it’s an understandable thought process.

We can only work off what we already know.

Sometimes we don’t know enough to know that we don’t know enough.

It’s a near daily occurrence that people tell me, of their eating, that “I know what I need to do, I just need to do it”.

And, when I check, the thing that they’re intending to do is one method, sure……..

But it isn’t necessarily the only way.

Or even the best way.

It’s definitely not what they ‘need’ to do.

They’ll say “I need to stop snacking” or “going out so much”.

Or “cut out carbs”.

When, in reality, they could lose weight while still snacking, going out and eating carbs.

If they did those things in a calorie deficit.

Or they’ll say “I need to be doing three sessions every week”.

Missing that an average of 1 or 2 would increase from where they have been recently and get better results.

It’s easy to get stuck when we think we already have all the answers.

And it’s powerful to remember that they may well be better answers to the problems we have (the best answer to any question today will, of course, be to click this link and change your life –>

Much love,

Jon ‘Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads’ 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

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