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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, this summer hasn’t been quite normal from an exam perspective has it?

Millions of people either not doing exams they would’ve or taking them remotely.

I’m sure we all remember the exams we did at school though.

Single desks in the school (main or sports) hall?

Spaced out a metre or two apart (long before social distancing was a thing).

Big clock on the wall at the front.

You’d file in and the papers were waiting face down on your desk.

Teacher says “You may turn over your papers” and you’re off.

First question goes fine.

No probs.

But, what’s this?

You’ve got no idea about the second question.

What do you do?

Exam question time:

Do you?

A – Give it your best go and move onto the other questions and give them all your best go?

B – Just scribble nonsense on it, think “Sod it” and do the same with the rest of the paper?

I assume you put A?

B doesn’t makes much sense does it?


We’re tempted to do the same with our food.

One meal “goes a bit wrong” and we use that as a justification to do the same with the next few (dozen).

“Writing it off”.

When you compare that to the exam situation, it’s clear how little sense that makes.

Making something else go badly on purpose becuase something else went badly?

If anything, the thing that makes more sense is to try and do “better” on the next one.

Put a bit of extra effort into the other questions to try and pull the marks back.

Make some adjustments in the next few meals to keep calories ‘in budget’ for the day or week.

That could be by tracking it on MFP.

Or just giving what we’re doing a bit more thought, making some tactical swaps and / or trimming portion size a bit.

Much love,

Jon ‘97% in Year 7 maths” Hall

P.S. It’s a few weeks away still, but why wait? Get booked in for the best find out more meeting for the September programme at myrise.co.uk/briefing-meeting. Kids will be back at school, any holidays over, work relatively “back to normal” – if not then, then when?

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.