A second reason Fit(or other)Pros give up on blogging is it’s hard to start with.

Not just the writing itself.

But the creation of the website.

Learning how to use emailing and post scheduling software.

Those first few blogs are disproportionately hard and time consuming.

For little benefit.

After 3,000 I can bang them out in a fraction of the time.

And have systems in place to make the tech side take as little of my time as possible.

Probably actually only took about 50 at most before it became relatively comfortable to write them.

It still requires the actual effort of doing them, of course.

But it’s very much a habit now.

Exercise and eating better is much the same.

A pain in the @rse to start.

Those first five workouts or new food choices are relatively hard.

Buying new workout gear or cooking stuff.

Learning new movements, exercises, terminology, food planning and sourcing methods, recipes and more.

All disproportionately confusing, hard and time consuming.

For little benefit.

You don’t look much different, if at all, after five workouts or better meals.

Maybe feel a bit better but it’s been a low ROI thus far.

But each subsequent one will be a little easier.

You’ll have done the hardest ones.

Unless you completely stop and restart at a later date – that’ll be equally hard.

But by the time you get to 30 (or less) it’ll be relatively comfortable.

Long before 3,000 it’ll have just become a habit you barely even think about.

If you’ve already started, you’ve got the hardest ones out of the way – it’ll get easier each time, on average.

Let’s not make it so you have to do them again?

If you haven’t got (re)started, then apply now at www.myrise.co.uk/apply and let’s make June the last time you do and the time you finally form that lasting habit!

Much love,

Jon ‘Nun’ Hall

P.S. This is literally Blog 3,000. Go me!


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.