Do you find yourself focusing on the last place you burn fat… aka problem areas?
Lately I’ve been seeing many of my very ripped and muscular physique freak clients, friends, and colleagues getting down on themselves for not looking the way they think they should look.
The interesting thing is that they look better than 95-99% of the population, yet they pick themselves apart. It seems they aren’t happy unless they are walking around with a photo ready physique 365 days out of the year.
Can you relate? I know that I can.
A lot of it comes down to our standards. It’s just who we are.
We tend to surround ourselves with like-minded people who also have higher standards for themselves. Plus the majority of people we follow on social media tend to be the same as well, which can lead to an another problem of comparing ourselves to others.
Right now I’m sitting 3 pounds heavier than where I was at when I ended my cutting phase at the end of March. I’m loving how I look and have gained an appreciation for this level of conditioning (not shredded, but really lean).
But, I am also fully aware that I am happier when I’m a bit leaner.
Now in the past, I wouldn’t have been happy with where I’m at now. I would focus solely on the end result and feel like I couldn’t be happy until I got there.
I would get out of the shower and my attention would immediately gravitate toward my problem areas (love handles and lower belly fat).
All I could think about was “I can’t wait to get rid of this stubborn fat.”
Today, I’m much different. I don’t pay much attention to the problem areas. Instead, I focus on the good. I look at my physique as a whole and admire all the good that I see. I think about how far I’ve come throughout this journey… not only physically, but mentally as well.
A lot of this progress has been a result of focusing on the process. Keeping my attention on the daily actions and celebrating all the mini-victories that I achieve each day. Giving yourself a pat on the back each day can go a long way.
So, if you find yourself in this position, learn to appreciate and respect where you are at in this journey. You don’t need to wait for the outcome in order to be happy and feel victorious. You can find that happiness in every moment.
In this short video I offer some advice on how to overcome this negative self-talk.
You’ll also discover the one thing you must avoid if you hold yourself to a higher standard. This has made a dramatic improvement in my mindset while allowing me to make some nice progresses with my physique.
Enjoy the video and please take a moment to share your thoughts. I’d love to hear from you.
Sculpt a Masterpiece,
Coach Scott Tousignant