Every once in a while you need a swift kick in the butt to get you back on track and living to your full potential. I recently received a kick in the butt from my mentor and coach Deb Micek. She actually called me ‘WEAK’, can you believe that? Not weak physically, but mentally. I was coasting through life and she let me know it.
Are you ready for your butt kicking? Watch this quickie video clip from the movie “Rocky Balboa“. In this clip, Rocky gives his son the kick in the butt that he needs to get back on track and living to his potential.
Let’s discuss some of the key points from the Rocky Balboa Speech…
The first important point thing that Rocky tells his son is, “When things got hard you started looking for something to blame.”
Now let’s turn this back to you and your fat loss journey. Have you found yourself in a situation where things are going really great… you’re working out regularly, eating well, and feel awesome, then after four to six weeks something happens… you’re faced with a challenge or obstacle and you fall off the wagon.
What is some of the self talk that goes on in your head when this happens and what do you tell others? Do you say, “Here I go again, I always end up sabotaging myself.” Do you say, “I’m just too busy to workout regularly, I’ve got kids and my work schedule is demanding.” Do you say, “That diet didn’t work, it’s too strict.” Or do you blame it on the genetics that your parents passed down to you?
Where do you look to place the blame when the going gets tough?
Let’s take a look at the next point that Rocky makes to his son. “It’s not about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward… how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”
Again, we’ll use this statement and compare it to your fat loss journey…
It’s absolutely important that you give each workout your very best effort. Hit each workout hard! It’s absolutely important that you give your best effort to following a healthy nutrition plan. Hit it with your best shot!
But that’s not what will ultimately make you successful at burning all that unwanted body fat from your physique. The defining moments of winning the fat loss game are the ones where you get hit hard by an obstacle or challenge and you get back up stronger than ever before and continue moving forward toward your goals.
Those moments where you feel at your lowest, whether you missed a few workouts because you were sick or you go way overboard on junk food while you are out with your friends at a party, these are these are the moments that you actually want to experience because they help you grow as an individual and become the best that you can be.
Obstacles and challenges happen for a reason. They are not designed to make you fail… they are designed to help you succeed. How’s that for a mindset shift?
Let’s take a look at another important comment that Rocky tells his son, “If you know what your worth than go out and get what you’re worth, but you’ve got to be willing to take the hits and not pointing fingers and saying you ain’t where you want to be because of him or her or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that!”
Do you know what you are worth? Are you willing to go out and get it even though it means that you are going to have to take some hits and get knocked down several times along the way to receive what you are worth?
I know that you are worth more than you may be thinking at this moment. Take some time and really think about what you are honestly worth.
I also know that you are better than the effort that you have been putting forth. How do I know that? Because we can all do better. We can all dig deeper. We can all push our limits. We can all experience a new level of greatness.
Here’s one last important statement that Rocky makes in this clip, “Until you start believing in yourself you’re not going to have a life.”
Wow! How’s that for a kick in the butt? That’s some serious tough love, but if you have seen the movie you know that it was exactly what Rocky’s son needed to hear. Rather than get defensive he took that hit from his dad, let it soak in, and used it to explore who he really is and what he is really worth.
We all have goals and dreams, but do you believe that you will achieve them? I mean deep down with every ounce of your being believe that you will achieve them?
If you don’t truly believe that you will reach your goals I strongly recommend that you listen to the amazing 18 minute audio that I did with Fat Loss Expert Tom Venuto on overcoming limiting beliefs. You can download it and listen to it over and over again.
Losing weight is not easy. Maintaining that weight loss is not easy either. Believing in yourself is not always the easiest thing to do as you may have experienced. Striving to continuously discover new ways to improve yourself, your body, and your health, takes a heck of a lot of work. But the rewards are always well worth the price that you had to pay in order to achieve them.
No one and nothing is holding you back from achieving the body and life that you deserve except for yourself. Take responsibility. Take massive action. Take the hits and keep moving forward. Focus on your goal and don’t stop until you’ve achieved it. Turn your WISH into a MUST! Don’t just HOPE for it to happen… EXPECT it to happen.
Embrace the challenges that you are faced with and use them to sculpt the body and life that you deserve.
Carve out a new path and lay down the pavement for others to follow so they too will experience the incredible successes that you are about to achieve.
It’s time for progress and growth. Hit me with your best shot. Bring on everything you’ve got. I can take it and a heck of a lot more. I AM UNSTOPPABLE!
SCOTT TOUSIGNANT and his wife, 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.
* Originally published as Issue #210 on July 16, 2013