I’m writing this blog on Monday.

I’ve just finished taking the 9.30 Session.

I was chatting to one of the members before it.

We’ll call her Amy.

Because that’s her name.

And we were looking at how the food side of things was going with her.

We looked at a few of the adjustments that she’d made.

And she explained that she was, essentially, eating less in the week so that she could eat more at the weekend.

As the blog title suggests, she followed that up with “I know that’s not the best habit in the world”.

“That’s fine” I replied.

“We’re not looking for the best habits in the world. We just looking for ones that are good enough”.

Because, the best habits in the world, aren’t going to happen for the vast majority of us.

They’re nice in theory.

But if they don’t happen in practise, they’re pointless.

In over two decades of doing this, I wouldn’t say I’ve ever had a single week where my habits were “the best”.

And I’m pretty sure not a single one of our hundreds of success stories got there with the best habits either.

I, and they, all got to position that we were happy enough with with habits that we were happy enough to do (apply now at www.myrise.co.uk/apply if you feel that’s more likely to happen than “all or nothing”).

And one thing I’ve seen countless times over the years is people thinking thay they have to do something which is beyond what they’re happy to do.

Starting out with great intentions but, when it doesn’t happen, feeling that they’ve “failed” and that this is something they should start again in the future.

I’d say everyone I’ve ever met, eats and drinks a little more at the weekend.

It’s a given.

We just need to make the total / average of the week take us in the right direction.

We don’t need the best habits in the world.

We just need good enough habits.

Much love,

Jon ‘Sister Act 2’ 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.