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—————- The next find out more meeting for our March programme is on Tuesday 23rd February which is in [cntdwn todate=”1 September 2020 23:59″ timeoff=”0″ showhours=”0″ showmins=”0″ pretext=””] Check myrise.co.uk/briefing-meeting to find out more, see what the meeting involves and, potentially, take that next step to transforming your life and body 🙂

So, we’ve been back in the club since Saturday.

After 127 days purely online and then in the park and online, we’re back to what we do best.

Under normally circumstances, it would be the monthly find out more meeting tomorrow night for new members start with us from next Monday’s Coaching Day (first Monday of the month).

However we had it last Tuesday and new members started from Saturday.

And we’ve spread Coaching Day out over several days so it can be done safely from a social distancing perspective.

————- And I’m away for a few days from tomorrow to Saturday for my wife’s twice deferred birthday get away ————–

We did the new member induction last Thursday night.

As part of that I get them all to download and login to MyFitnessPal and show them the section of our app and website that teaches them how to use it to track 3 to 5 days of their food.

Gives massive insight into what we’re currently doing and what adjustments we could make that would work for us.

As I’ve mentioned many times, I get that it’s a bit of a pain in the arse.

But it’s the smallest pain the arse with the highest return on investment we could get in terms of something that will help us with our weight.

Maybe 10 or 20 minutes to get it set up and get our head round it.

And a minute or two per meal to then use.

I was chatting to a new member after the induction.

And I could sense their lack of enthusiasm at using MFP.

While chatting I remembered that this person, since being added to the members’ Facebook group, had been liking my posts within a handful of minutes of them going in.

So I asked how much time they spent on Facebook.

And it popped into my head.

We don’t need to work it out.

There’s an app on our phone (or one we can download for free if not) that will tell us.

How much time we’ve spent on MFP.

Versus how much time we’ve spent on Facebook (or other apps).

I just checked mine.

32 minutes on MFP last week.

To plan and / or track every single thing I ate and drank.

Now I get that I’m pretty quick as I’ve done it for a while.

But we’re not talking hours and hours for anyone.

It was way down my list of most used apps.

And nothing above it had a bigger benefit on my health and fitness goals.

I’ve maintained the same body fat I reached for my 40th birthday in February ever since.

With half an hour of investment per week.

And it’s not an extra half and hour.

In one block.

It’s minutes here and there whilst I’m doing something else (cooking, prepping, waiting, etc).

If I hadn’t have tracked, I wouldn’t have suddenly had an extra half an hour spare.

Minutes probably.

The time spent on my other apps?

Way more.

And I could’ve done something else in most of that time if I hadn’t been doing that particular thing.

If you’re not convinced, try it.

3 to 5 days.

Level 1 Nutrition on the Learn tab or page if you’re a member.

myrise.co.uk/briefing-meeting if you’re not 😉

Check your screen time after.

Let me know after if you don’t think it was way more worthwhile than the time you spent on Facebook or lots of other apps?

Much love,

Jon ‘Scary to see how much time I spend looking at my phone, but most of it is work’ Hall

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.