There’s no ‘undo’ button in real life [I thought I’d lost a whole day’s work] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

Since my youngest son started school last September I’ve had more time in the week for work.

As well as normal stuff I do every week, I’ve been working through all the stuff I’d “parked” for when I had more time.

Improvements to what we do mostly.

Some relatively big.

Some little tweaks.

But all things that somewhat improve what we offer and how we support our members.

I’d spent a whole day on something the other day.

That should save me about half an hour a week.

The next day I accidently deleted it.

Thankfully, after a quick Google, I found that stuff that’s deleted in that programme goes into a Trash Bin for 30 days.

So, I was fine.

When something ‘goes wrong’ when we’re using a computer, it’s rarely the computer’s “fault”.

It was just doing what it was supposed to in response to the input we gave it.

Thankfully, many things related to computers have some version of an ‘undo’ button.

Not always, but often.

Never in real life.

Many a time I’ve wished there was.

Something that could enable us to ‘rewind’ 30 seconds or five minutes.

And “do that again”.

Make a different choice.

Don’t eat or drink that thing.

Or stop eating or drinking it a touch earlier, at least.

Choose something different to eat or drink, maybe.

Turn left towards where we go for a workout, rather than right for home.

Put our workout gear in the car when we left for the day, rather than not (the real decision making point as to whether it was going to happen, not 8 hours later at ‘workout time’).

————- I’ll come to “decision making points” tomorrow and how they’re often not where / when you think ————–

And so on.

We do something that, at some point shortly after, we kinda regret.

Wish we’d not done that.

That we’d made a different decision.

We can’t “undo” that decision.

But we can, if we choose to, learn from it.

To not do it again.

Or do it less frequently.

Or do it a bit differently.

But that has to be a conscious choice.

Just telling ourselves “I know what I need to do, I just need to do it” will, probably, just lead to the same outcome.

Putting a more concrete plan in place.

“When X happens, I will Y”.

Reminding ourselves of how we felt after the decision had been made previous times and using that to ‘temper’ how we feel about the decision in the ‘here and now’ as we’re about to make it.

One of the (many) reasons that I stopped drinking a few years ago is that I came to the realisation that I regretted it (to some degree) afterwards nearly every single time I did drink.

And never, ever regretted not drinking.

And I asked myself how many times that would have to happen before I learned from it.

That doesn’t mean you have to stop drinking.

But if you always (or nearly always) regret a decision, your mind and body are telling you something there.

Whatever the case, we don’t have an ‘undo’ button in real life.

But we do have the most advanced learning system that’s ever existed.

If we choose to use it.

And, if you want proven help in learning and making those lasting changes in the easiest way possible, we’re really good at that. Apply now at

Much love,

Jon ‘Direct’ 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!

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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.