So, yesterday we talked about the lies we tell ourselves.


To protect ourselves.


To justify our choices.


And how seeing through those lies is one of the most empowering things we can do.


We might still make the same choices.


And that is everyone’s prerogative.


But seeing that there is a choice is one of the most empowering things we can do.




As Matt alluded to in his ‘Middle Name’ today’s lie is ‘Genes’.


You know – “I’m overweight because of my genes”.


Now before anyone gets their knickers in a twist, we fully realise that there are lots of factors that affect how quickly different people respond to healthy eating and effective exercise.


Genes are, of course, one.


As are age, gender, effects of previous weight loss and gain and various other factors.


We have kinda noticed that after helping thousands of people transform their lives and bodies.


We know perfectly well that a 55 year old woman with history of yo-yo weight loss will respond at a different rate to a 20 year old guy losing weight for the first time.


It’s no coincidence that our new record holder for first 2 week weight loss (Andy Payne with an awesome 23lbs) is a young guy.


What we do help people realise though is that ‘genes’ (and other similar factors) only slow down progress.


They don’t stop it.


And that a high proportion of people who blame their genes aren’t actually doing what they need to do.


Saying it’s the genes when someone isn’t eating well or exercising regularly and effectively is telling a miss-leading story.


We’re not saying this to make anyone feel bad.


It’s to help them see through that self-limiting belief.


That lie they are telling themselves.


If they consistently do what needs to be done, they will get there.


It may take longer for some.


But, short of dieing, we’re all going to get to that point in time – whether it be months or years.


And we can either have done what needs to be done and got there.


Or not!


Not doing it won’t save any time.




We know emails like this will piss some people off (as will swearing like that).


But, as always, we see that as our job.


Provoke reaction.


Make you think.


If it helps some of you take action, we’ve done our job.


If you haven’t been yet, that action could be to check out our find-out-more meeting –



Much love,


Jon ‘Money tomorrow’ Hall and Matt ‘Also controversial that one’ 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.