Damn! Now how’s this for a comparison. 29 years old vs 41 years young.
Many people joke about how they never see me wearing a shirt 😀 And it’s true. I jump at any opportunity to rip my shirt off. Mainly because I can’t stand having any kind of farmers tan 😉
Now rewind to my late 20’s and early 30’s when I was carrying around 50 pounds of excess fat. I wouldn’t be caught dead with my shirt off.
It absolutely blows my mind to see myself at the beach with a shirt on. That speaks volumes of just how uncomfortable I felt in my own skin.
I had zero confidence. I felt embarrassed. I felt gross. As a trainer/coach I felt like a fraud who couldn’t follow his own advice.
My physique was not a reflection of my core values or my true being.
I was abusing the greatest gift I had been granted. And because of that I had no energy. No zest for life.
When I look at these two photos it’s like looking at two different people. It’s not so much the physical changes. It’s the difference in the state of mind.
I hear some fit pros say that getting abs won’t make you happy. To an extent I can understand where they are coming from. And for some people that may be true.
But for me… getting my shit together, prioritizing my health, getting back to the kind of training I LOVE (old school bodybuilding), and making the absolute most out of every moment… has completely transformed my life.
I am a gazillion times happier with abs than I was carrying around 50 pounds of excess fat.
But that’s just me. It’s a result of my actions and physique being congruent with who I am meant to be.
What you need to focus on is pursing a goal that is congruent with YOU and your core values and taking the daily actions to achieve it.
Be true to yourself. It’s the greatest gift you can give to the world.
Sculpt a Masterpiece,
Coach Scott Tousignant