by Scott Tousignant · Filed Under: Body Transformation
I have a very important and sensitive topic that I have been wanting to discus with you for quite some time. It’s regarding that infamous “Last 10-20 pounds” that you need to lose and have been wanting to lose for what may seem to be a lifetime.
Life has a way of constantly reminding you that you need to lose this last 10-20 pounds. Whether it’s catching a glimpse of yourself as you step out of the shower, bending over to tie your shoes, lounging around the pool or beach in your swimsuit, doing up the button on your jeans, a health scare from a close friend or family member who is overweight, or moments of self reflection where you think to yourself, “I deserve better!” But for some reason, despite all of these reminders, you have allowed other things in life to take priority over your intention to finally rid yourself of this excess fat once and for all.
Unique Emotional Impact Of The Last 10-20 Pounds
I am certain that this post will hit you on a different and unique level than the tens of thousands of people who read this blog each month. Although 10-20 pounds of excess fat will impact many of us in a very similar way internally (physically and hormonally), it’s going to impact us all on a slightly different level emotionally and psychologically. As my friend Shawn Phillips, creator of Full Strength, and author of Strength For Life and ABSolution, shares in this video conversation, some people are quite happy with who they are, even while carrying around excess fat.
Please take a moment to listen to this very important conversation between Shawn and I, regarding the impact of the last 10-20 pounds of excess fat…
Our conversation starts off with Shawn sharing his story of how Sylvester Stallone asked him to train Whoopie Goldberg to help her lose weight. It didn’t take long for Shawn and Whoopie to come to an agreement that she was, “Good with where I am.”
This is such an important example to bring up, because I sincerely believe that some people are very happy and content with who they are and where they are, even when they are carrying around excess fat. As much as I would love to see these individuals release some excess fat for health reasons, I respect their position and am happy for them.
Have You Been Rationalizing The Last 10-20 Pounds
I do however have a problem with people who say that they are content with carrying around 10-20 extra pounds of fat, yet whenever they are around a pool or beach they feel the need to cover themselves up to hide their excess fat, because they are embarrassed or uncomfortable with how they look.
As Shawn shares in this video, these people, “Live just below where they want to be. They rationalization their current state.”
I’ll be the first to admit that I am not living to my potential. I’m currently living below where I want to be. But I refuse to rationalize my current state. I demand more from myself and take action to bring me closer to living to my potential. In other words, although I may not be living at my true potential, I am closer to my potential than ever before!
How about you? Do you feel like you are living to your potential? Are you where you want to be in life… physically and emotionally? How is your excess fat impacting your life?
As I share in the video, that last 10-20 pounds is going to impact us all on a different level emotionally. Sometimes it takes a person to actually release the last 10-20 pounds first, before they realize the impact that their excess fat was having on their life.
There was a time when I was 45 pounds fatter than I am today. I knew that my energy was EXTREMELY low compared to the days when I was lean and very active. My confidence was at an all time low and I was ashamed of my body, which is why I kept it covered up. This was a huge difference from the days when I proudly showed off my body on the beach. Although I recognized some of the impact that this excess 45 pounds was having on my life, it wasn’t until I released the first 35 pounds of that fat, that I realized just how much I had been robbing myself of the life that I deserved.
Mission: Help You Live To Your Fullest Potential
This realization is what sparked my mission and passion for doing everything in my power to help as many people as possible, sculpt the body that they deserve and live to their fullest potential.
Throughout this journey I took things to the next level and released another 10 pounds of excess fat while gaining some precious muscle mass. Although compared to the “Norm” I looked pretty good where I was at, I knew the impact that this extra 10 pounds was having on me emotionally. In my eyes, I was average… and settling for an average body and an average life just doesn’t sit too well with me.
I was uncomfortable with my lower belly fat, which was exaggerated every time that I sat down or bent over to tie my shoes. I knew that I still wasn’t as confident as I knew I could be. I knew that I deserved better. I knew that I wanted better. I also knew that I had what it took in order to take my physique to the next level and I just needed to apply myself in order to experience the body and life that I deserve.
As crazy as it may sound… how I feel today compared to how I felt just a few short months ago when I was 10 pounds fatter, is totally night and day. I feel like a new man! Frankly, I’m blown away at how much better I feel. I’m blown away at how releasing this 10 pounds has impacted my life. I’m even more blown away at how it has impacted my outlook on life. There’s also no doubt that the muscle and strength that I gained while releasing this 10 pounds of fat has had a great impact on making me feel like a REAL MAN as well. I feel like I’m closer to living to my potential than ever before.
But… I’m not done yet… and I probably never will be… and that excites the heck out of me.
I am incredibly happy with where I am at today. I love the way that I look. I love the way that I feel. I love life! Here’s a picture of a recent family vacation where I was more than proud to show off my body (although the angle of the natural light was not very flattering for my lower stomach). My zest for life is at an all time high…
Although I am happy with how I look and feel, I know that I am capable of even better… and I want better. I crave better. In terms of appearance, I can see the outline of my lower abs just below the surface. I want to see them pop out! Some people have no desire to see a complete six pack on their physique. I however have a strong desire to see myself with completely ripped abs. I also desire more muscle and strength.
My goal is not to be the leanest, most muscular, strongest man on the planet. My goal is to be the best me that I can be and to live life to the absolute fullest. I am absolutely certain that achieving my next goal of revealing my full six pack abs, will bring me one step closer to living to my potential. This goes beyond just the physical appearance. It’s how releasing this last bit of excess body fat and gaining some sexy lean muscle will impact everyone around me.
In the video I mention how the excess 45 pounds of fat impacted my wife and children as well as my business. As many of the Fat Loss Quickie blog subscribers have mentioned to me through email and in blog post comments, my passion has really been shining through in my writing during the past six months. My passion for helping you live the life that you deserve in the body that you deserve has skyrocketed to a new level, which I never realized was possible. I MUST see you succeed in your body transformation journey.
I am certain that as I continue on this journey of self-growth and self discovery, that you will see even more passion oozing from writing and videos.
As Shawn mentions in the video, there are subtle effects going on internally within my body as a result of even just this small amount of excess body fat. Sure my health is great and I’m looking really good, but I know that I can feel even better and perform even better by releasing this last bit of excess body fat. The difference may not be dramatic at this point, but there will be a difference.
The bottom line is that I continue to transform my body and improve my vitality for me. But I also feel that I owe it to my family, my friends, and you, to be the best that I can be. As Shawn states in the video, I owe it to you to, “Show up in a fit and vital state.”
Who do you owe it to show up in a fit and vital state? Your family, friends, employer? Can you see how on some level, your last 10-20 pounds is impacting them?
Avoid The Norm… Do Not Settle For Average!
It’s easy to compare yourself to the norm in today’s society and think to yourself, “I’m not doing too bad.” I illustrated this point in the video by sharing the story about my personal training clients who had a goal to release 10-20 pounds. Yet when they went on a cruise and noticed how much bigger people were, they thought to themselves, “Maybe we don’t need to lose as much fat as we think. Maybe we’re pretty good where we are at.”
Please do not compare yourself to the norm. Instead, reflect internally on the goals that you personally desire, the potential that you want to tap into, the life that you know you deserve!
Others may choose to settle, but you can choose to excel.
It’s my personal mission to bring out the absolute best in YOU! I want to awaken the passion within you to live to your fullest potential and live the life that you know you deserve. I want you to wake up every morning feeling strong and feeling proud of both your current achievements and the goals that you are about to achieve.
It’s time to say good-bye to average and hello extraordinary. Become the best you that you can be!
To achieving your limitless potential,
PS I know that this can be a very sensitive topic and not something that you would typically want to share with others, but if you are comfortable with sharing how the last 10-20 pounds of excess fat is impacting your life, I sure would appreciate hearing your thoughts.
PPS If you are looking for a workout program that will transform your average body into a sculpted work of art, I highly recommend the Metabolic Masterpiece Body Sculpting Program
About The Authors
Scott and Angie Tousignant have been helping busy men and women, just like you, transform their body and life for over a decade. This dynamic duo prides themselves on providing a balanced and practical approach that will motivate and inspire you to become the best YOU that you can be.
Scott and Angie have dedicated themselves to sharing their exact workouts, what they eat, and how they stay motivated to continue transforming their body’s and life.
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