by Scott Tousignant · Filed Under: Body Transformation
Things always seem to happen for a reason. In the previous post about releasing your last 10-20 pounds, I mentioned that it’s my mission to help you live to your fullest potential while sculpting the body that you deserve. I also mentioned that I love the way that I currently look and feel, yet I know I am capable of even better. I am far from achieving my limitless potential. I guess, in a way, I was writing that post for myself as it planted the seed for a serious dose of inspiration that has me stepping up my fat loss game.
The first dose of inspiration came when I received an email notification from Tom Venuto, announcing the first half winners of his Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle Summer Burn Transformation Contest. The male winner, Ian, blew my mind with what he was able to achieve in just 49 days, while following the Burn The Fat nutrition plan, in addition to his training. When I saw his abs, I knew right then and there, that I had to step up my game. Here’s Ian’s pics…
The next dose of inspiration came in the forums at Tom’s Burn The Fat Inner Circle (my favorite daily hangout!) There were some great discussions going on about genetic potential and how we’ll know if we’ve hit our limits.
The Burn The Fat Inner Circle is a community full of like-minded individuals who are focused on enjoying the journey and embracing the growth mindset, so it didn’t surprise me to see answers like, “If you think that you’ve reached your genetic potential, you haven’t!”
This sparked a great conversation about how some of us plan on continuing to improve upon our body and health in one way or another after we reach our current goals.
Along the same lines, there was a similar post on “Maintenance” and the creation of a club for people who maintain their successful body transformation for 1, 3, 5 years.
The term maintenance seemed to strike a cord with the majority of us burners. The thought of halting all progress is a bit unsettling. So we began brainstorming terminology for what we should call ourselves when the focus is on the journey and continuous growth.
These conversations really ignited the flame within me, which made it crystal clear to me that NOW is the time for me to take my physique to the next level by setting a new goal and giving myself a new deadline.
I hope that you will be happy to hear that after achieving my previous goal at the end of May, two months later I have more than maintained my results. I’ve actually gained a little bit of muscle and even burned a little fat even though my nutrition has been pretty relaxed and I’ve allowed for a lot more treats.
Here’s the pictures of me 2 months ago…
And here’s some pictures that I took this morning…
One of the reasons that I’ve been able to improve upon the results that I experienced from the Metabolic Masterpiece Body Sculpting Program, even though I have become more relaxed with my nutrition during the past 2 months, is that I had a plan in place. I knew ahead of time that I would be following the Renaissance Phase of my Metabolic Masterpiece program. I continued to push hard with my training and even improved upon my focused intensity. This is a huge reason why I’ve added some muscle recently.
I also maintained my daily walking routine, which has been great for active recovery and stress relief. Plus, our family vacations have been very active too.
As you can see in the above photo, my new goal is to “Give myself a 6-8 pack, while gaining muscle, for my 36th birthday on September 29th.”
This excites the heck out of me and ties in a great deal of positive emotions. I’m really looking forward to looking the best I’ve ever looked on my birthday.
It’s been a nice break from focusing on fat loss, but now it’s time to get back to applying the nutrition principles from Burn The Fat, in combination with the workouts from the Metabolic Masterpiece Renaissance Phase.
Because of the break, I feel totally energized and ready to tighten up my nutrition once again. Which brings up one of the beauties of this body sculpting lifestyle. There will always be hills and valleys. There are going to be times when you challenge yourself to step outside of your comfort zone in order to take things to the next level, as well as times when you relax a bit and reap the rewards of your hard work.
It’s during those valleys, that you should keep a keen eye open for moments of inspiration that will ignite your desire to step up your game.
This time, it was a simple progress picture from a body transformation winner, along with some great conversations with like-minded friends that ignited my flame. But what really made this next journey concrete, was seeing one of my friends on Facebook announce his current body transformation goal. As soon as I saw his goal, I posted a comment and shared my goal, while asking him to hold me accountable at the same time. Now both of our goals were made public. There’s no looking back now.
So now, as I’m stepping up my fat loss game and continuing my journey from average to extraordinary… I am asking you to do the same.
What’s going to be the thing that inspires you to set your goal along with a concrete deadline and go after it with everything that you’ve got?
What’s it going to take to help you realize that the journey and the process is the greatest reward… that every goal you achieve is a stepping stone to something even better.
What’s it going to take to tap into your true potential and let it shine!
It’s time to step things up. Show us what you’re made of and prove to yourself that you have what it takes to sculpt your body into a work of art.
Today I want you to search high and low for the inspiration to sculpt the body that you deserve. Search the magazine racks, the forums, the gym, and more important… search internally.
Dig deep! You can’t put this off any longer. The time to take action is NOW!
To achieving your limitless potential,
PS What’s the first step that you will take in stepping up your fat loss game? Will you reduce your calories? Will you increase the intensity of your workouts? Will you write out a concrete and detailed plan of action? I’d love to hear the first action steps that you take.
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.
We’re excited to share in you successful body transformation!