So, I was on my way home last night, after the best Coaching Day ever.


Some amazing results, as always.


But, more than anything, the energy and enthusiasm was through the roof.


## As always, if you haven’t yet, then the find-out-more meeting is your next port of call if you like the sound of getting in shape in an intimidation free atmosphere whiles having fun with like minded people – ##


I popped into CostCutter to get some bits and bobs.


And check the reduced meat section, of course 😉


Perfect timing too as they were just about to close 🙂


I was stood behind three ladies in the cue.


I’m not one to listen to others’ conversations.


But I couldn’t help but overhearing.


And what I heard saddened me.


All three were buying a large bar of chocolate and a large sugary drink.


And the conversation went something like this:


“I’ve been trying to lose weight again, but my problem is I need a sugary drink and some chocolate to get through a shift at work and again to deal with the kids after.”


“That’s my problem as well!”


“Me too.”




As always, what people do is entirely up to them.


We wouldn’t dream of offering unsolicited advice while out and about.


Or at any point.


However if someone has solicited our help (like you have in subscribing to this blog), we’re happy to share stories and parallels that can help.


This was a perfect example of the language people use absolving them of the responsibility of their choices.


It’s easily done.


We’re just as guilty as anyone on occasion.


But being aware of it, as always, is a huge first step.


Our words drive our thoughts.


Which drive our actions.


So when we use words that take the responsibility away from us……….


Our thoughts and actions follow.


Change those words?


Everything else follows suit.


So, if you find yourself saying “I have to eat XYZ because of work / the kids / lack of time / money / anything else”……….


Or giving similar reasons for not being able to exercise enough or any other part of getting slimmer, thinner and healthier.


The easiest way to question if it’s true……….


Is to ask if your life, or that of someone close to you, depended on it………..


Would you be able to save them?


If you had to stop mainlining sugar or they would die……….


Could you do it?


Or would you tell them “It’s been nice knowing you, but I need my coke and chocolate to get through work”?


Or, if you had to lose 20lbs…………..


Would you find yourself saying “I will miss you, but it costs too much to exercise and eat healthily and I don’t really have time”?


A somewhat extreme way to look at it, of course.


But, it works doesn’t it?


Makes you question what you say, no?


And when it changes to a more accurate “I realise I’ve become addicted to sugar and that it will be challenging to come off it and change to a more natural, balanced way of eating, but I realise that will give me far more energy long term and lead to a slimmer, healthier, happier me”……..


Or “Sure, it costs a bit more to eat healthily and exercise, but I suppose I have the time and money available but am choosing to spend both elsewhere”………


Then that starts to drive different thoughts………


Which will, overtime, drive different actions.


Try it!



Much love,


Jon ‘Problematic’ Hall and M ‘Monogrammatic’ N

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.