I’ve mentioned recently a few songs that my sons and I listen to on our trips over the Bakewell and back (where they go to nursery / school and live with their mum).


A surprising new addition has made it’s way into our playlist.


Oli’s not keen on it, but I sometimes pop it on when I need reminding of a few things.


It’s “The Climb” by Joe McElderry.


For those who don’t remember (or didn’t notice in the first place) – he won the ‘X-Factor’ in 2009 and has since disappeared back into obscurity.


I heard the song on the radio the other day though and thought it had a good message.


Here’s the link if you want a listen.


But here’s the basic gist:


I can almost see it

That dream I’m dreaming but
There’s a voice inside my head sayin’,
You’ll never reach it,
Every step I’m taking,
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

But I
Got to keep trying
Got to keep my head held high

There’s always going to be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose,
Ain’t about how fast I get there,
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

The struggles I’m facing,
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes might knock me down but
No I’m not breaking
I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I’m going to remember most yeah
Just got to keep going
It’s the climb


On your journey to where you want to get (losing weight, improving fitness, being happier, etc) it ‘s very easy to forget where you are now.


And to forget to enjoy the journey you’re on.


The climb!


It’s great to have targets and goals to work towards, but remember, those mountains will keep moving.


I often forget this.


I’m often too busy thinking about what’s going to happen to truly enjoy the moment I’m in.


I catch myself thinking about RISE stuff when I should really be enjoying the company of my girlfriend or kids.


We’ve all only got a certain number of years left on this planet – lets not waste them thinking about the future.


We have one live – don’t forget to enjoy it!



Much love,


Jon ‘More of Wagner fan’ Hall and Matt ‘Rylan for me’ Nicholson


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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.