TOTAL HEALTH TRANSFORMATION SYSTEM

Plan and Prep Your Meals
Plan and Prep Your Meals
Do a Mind-Body Scan
Do a Mind-Body Scan
Practice De-Stressing
Practice De-Stressing
Create and Use a Sleep Ritual
Create and Use a Sleep Ritual
Use a Targeted Recovery Strategy
Use a Targeted Recovery Strategy
Think on a Continuum
Think on a Continuum
Eat Mostly Whole Foods
Eat Mostly Whole Foods
Eat Protein and Colorful Plants
Eat Protein and Colorful Plants
Practice 80% Full
Practice 80% Full
Practice Your Fitness Mission
Practice Your Fitness Mission
Maintain Progress
Maintain Progress
Deep Health
Deep Health

Discomfort Is Expected

It’s normal—and necessary—to feel uncomfortable during the process.

To build your skills for change, practice working with discomfort.

Think of a time in your life when you overcame a major physical or mental challenge.

Maybe that was finishing grad school. Building a house. Giving birth. Or trying a new activity that scared you.

How hard was that for you?

If you’re like most people, you were uncomfortable. You wanted to quit 100 times in the middle of it.

Now, you can reflect back on the person you became afterwards. Thanks to that challenge, maybe you’re stronger, wiser, more insightful and experienced.

If you’re here reading this, you can point back to that challenge and say:

I survived that. I did that.

That’s confidence. Discomfort and challenge is necessary to trust that you can grow, improve, and change.

Without discomfort, there’s no change.

In order to lose fat, sometimes you’ll be hungry. In order to get stronger, sometimes you’ll be tired in the gym. In order to transform your body, sometimes you’ll be uncomfortable.

It’s necessary and expected. Managing discomfort is a skill that can be practiced. The more you can stay strong and focused through discomfort, the more change you can withstand.

After observing O Sensei, the founder of Aikido, sparring with an accomplished fighter, a young student said to the master, “You never lose your balance. What is the secret?”

“You are wrong,” replied O Sensei. “I am constantly losing my balance. My skill lies in my ability to regain it.”


Write In Your Journal

Think about another time in your life when you overcame a challenge. What was that challenge?

What did overcoming that challenge teaches you about your own resilience?