Let’s Talk About That Last 10 To 20 Pounds You Need To Lose

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?

It’s Personal

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…

Scott Tousignant body transformation

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,

Scott Tousignant

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

Metabolic Masterpiece body sculpting program

About The Authors

Fat Loss Experts Scott and Angie TousignantScott 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.

Their line up of body transforming programs includes, Metabolic Masterpiece, Sizzlin’ Circuits, Core Plus More, Girl Empowered, Fat Loss Quickie, and More Love Less Fat.

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12 Responses to “Let’s Talk About That Last 10 To 20 Pounds You Need To Lose”

  1. Jeremy Dubay says:

    It’s funny. I’ve compared myself to others, not to change my goals, but to make myself feel better. You hit the nail on how the excess weight affects all other aspects of life. While not ideal, I was in a better overall place a year ago. I had someone tell me I was so full of life. I don’t Want to get to that point, though. I want to blow past it. I wonder if some people have trouble with the final 10-20 lbs because it’s always classified as the “hardest” to lose. I like how you didn’t even go there. I know, I’m kind of rambling here, but I just want to say it’s another great post. People will only lose the final 10-20 if they want to. It’s about being the best you. I’d like to do it to be a little selfish (although my number to lose is higher), because I’ve never been selfish. Everyone is different and has their own reasons. You look jacked by the way.

    • Jeremy… let’s make your goals become your reality. The time to achieve them is NOW! You WANT it right?

      When it comes to your health and vitality, it’s the one area where I say that being selfish is a must. Because when you are selfish about your health and vitality, everyone wins.

  2. Rick says:

    Interesting insights into the psyche of losing weight. I like the fact that you don’t push someone (Whoopie) beyond their comfort zone and that living with extra pounds can be ok. I’ve wanted to lose the last 10-20 pounds for years and am now getting it off because I am not comfortable with it. People already say I am skinny but that is because the norm is so overweight. I agree that the last 10-20 is personal to push for, not perfection, but to be your best in many aspects. The lure of 6-pack abs does not do it for me; I want a flat stomach to be light and nimble for health, not physique. Good stuff Scott.

    • It is indeed an interesting phenomenon when you begin to improve your physique and health. I think that just about everyone who has released excess fat has had a friend or family member tell them, “You’re skinny enough, why would you want to lose more weight?”

      …that’s why it’s crucially important to know why you want to achieve the body that you deserve. You’ve got to stick with your personal goals, not someone elses goals. Especially when their standards and values are not inline with yours.

      Go after that flat stomach Rick! I can’t wait to hear how you feel when you are light and nimble, while experiencing all the improved health benefits.

  3. Deb says:

    Love this post Scott, and the interview with Shawn! I catch myself doing the same thing as those folks on the cruise… looking around at others saying “Well, I don’t look bad at all really compared to everyone else” when I should actually be focusing on what I REALLY want to achieve! And yes, it is to lose those last 10 pounds. :) Thank you for helping me to re-focus.

    • ROCK on Deb! This is a journey of self discovery and self growth. Becoming aware of how you respond to those instances where you may feel that you are good enough, when honestly, you want more, is a HUGE step to becoming the best that you can be.

      Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing your experience with us.

  4. sajusa says:

    Great post Scott, your blog is getting better and better. Can’t wait for more posts to come

  5. Karen Ziehensack says:

    Love it Scott :)

  6. Satu says:

    Thanks for a very interesting discussion about weight loss goals. :-)

    The other side to the last 10-20 pounds issue is that many people have unrealistic expectations re the result of weight loss – I’ve discussed with people who lost 50-100 pounds and who were disappointed when the happy and successful life didn’t materialize.

    For that reason it’s hard for me to believe that anyones life gets transformed if they lose that “last 10 pounds”, except perhaps from a psychological point of view. On the other hand, I was really interested in what Shawn Phillips said about the hormonal etc consequences of storing extra fat – I would like to hear here about that.

    What comes to my own goals, I’m definitly not happy with the way I look now and losing even just 10 pounds would make me look a lot better (I’m only 5 ft 1 in). :-)

    At the moment my most important goal is to get stronger and fitter rather than lose fat as fast as possible.

    I often wonder whether my goals will change when I finally fit into my size 8 jeans. Do I want to lose more fat and get sculped or am I happy with that state of affairs? I guess time will show.

    • Great insights Satu.

      I would be surprised of someone who released 10-20 pounds told me that they weren’t any happier or felt that their life improved in some way.

      …But, just as the extra 10-20 pounds impacts us all on a different level emotionally, so does releasing that last 10-20 pounds. It’s what you do with that extra energy, confidence, and strength that will determine the success and happiness that you experience in the other areas of your life.

      Some people take that extra confidence and pursue a promotion in their job or they will change careers altogether and finally do what they love. There are many men and women who read this blog who have changed careers and become personal trainers after transforming their body. I find that very cool!

      Others are able to make the most out of every vacation and every experience because they have the energy and strength to participate in LIFE.

      I’m not really sure what a realistic expectation would be for how happy or successful you will become in all other areas of your life when you release the excess fat from your body. Frankly, it’s limitless. But as you said, for some, the changes will be minimal because they are not making full use of the benefits that they gained from releasing the excess fat.

      I’ll definitely add articles and interviews on the internal consequences of storing excess fat. Thanks for requesting that. It gives me some great direction for future discussions.

      I love your goal of becoming stronger and fitter… especially the strength goal, which is something that is often times overlooked by women. The great news is that as you progress in these goals, the fat will release.

      Slow and steady is the way to go (IMHO). It makes the journey more enjoyable and encourages long term success. For me, slow and steady has created an even deeper fascination with my body and is a big reason why I desire continued success.

      When you achieve your goal, it will be a great reason to celebrate. I’m sure that, like me, you will be happy with where you are at. Yet at the same time, you may become curious, about the next level. Just because you’re curious about the next level and may want to take it even further, does not mean that you will not be “Happy” in that moment.

      Remember, happiness is the journey. Embrace the process, not just the outcome. The process itself, presents many more rewarding opportunities than just the final outcome.

      Thank you so very much for sharing your insights. I really appreciate it Satu.

  7. Trevor says:

    The techniques and products that you have mentioned on your blog have been real helpful for me. When do you think that you will be posting another article about weight loss techniques and products?

    Looking forward to reading your blog in the near future.

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Let’s Talk About That Last 10 To 20 Pounds You Need To Lose

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.

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 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 individual release some excess fat for health reasons, I respect their position and am happy for them.

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.

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.

as long as it’s not impacting you emotionally and energetically… effects others in your life.

Show up in a fit and vital state.

Extra 10 pounds effects everyone differently

extra 10 pounds effects wife, kids, customers, and subscribers

subtle effects internally

cruise… relative.

don’t be like everyone else

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