Connect With Your Pain Points

As a fitness professional, I see this all the time…

People don’t want help until they want help.

And I can tell you factually what would be the best thing to do but it’ll be ineffective for the most part.

That is until YOU want it.
That is until you connect with YOUR REASON WHY.

So why?

Why do you want to improve yourself in this area of your life?

  • Is it to look better for you?
  • Is it to look better for your significant other?
  • Is it it to look better to find someone?
  • Is it to be healthier for your kids?
  • Is it to be healthier for your grandkids?
  • Is it to be a role model for people in your life?
  • Is it because you want to change who you are?
  • Is it because this is who you identify as? Because you want to be that person who is a living, breathing embodiment of health and fitness?
  • There are many reasons why…


>>> Most importantly though is that it’s your reason.
>>> Because this reason has to be important enough for you to ward off temptation.
>>> It has to be that north star driving you down that path and towards your goal.

>>> It has to be with you and there to assist you when you get emotionally triggered and are about to eat emotionally.
>>> It has to help you say no when your significant other brings home dessert.
>>> It has to help you say no when someone offers you something that you know doesn’t support your goal.

>>>It has to be so painful for you that there is no going back to who you used to be 

Most of your success in body transformation in fact doesn’t come from flexing your muscles in the gym, it comes from flexing the muscles in your mind when it comes to making these decisions time and time again.

It’s up to you to deep dive into your own psychology.

Ask yourself questions like:

  • Why do you emotionally drink? What’s your trigger?
  • Why do you emotionally eat? What’s your trigger?
  • Why do you sit and watch tv for hours when getting to the gym that day was no bueno?

Figure out your pain point, what you want, and then be aware of your actions, your habits, and keep doing this for the rest of your life.

I’m not going to say it gets easier, but like a trained muscle, your mind, and your habits and all the times you make the positive decision towards your goal gets much stronger.

So if you feel like now is the time for you to begin putting in the effort to make a change in your life, then I would like to let you know about our latest Biggest Winner here.

In the meantime, here’s some take home action items for everyone reading this:

  • What is your goal?
  • Why is that your goal (your pain point)?
  • Why is that important to you?

Whether in the challenge or not, use this as your reason why next time you need help making a healthy decision.

Like everything in life, it’s knowing what you want, going after it, and being consistent until you get so good at it that it feels easier (keeping in mind, you will always be faced with a decision everytime you eat).

If you have any questions on any of this, please let me know!
If you want to share your answers to the questions above, I’d be happy to read them to give you an extra layer of accountability.

Committed to your success,
Josh Saunders, BS, CSCS