Once You Achieve It, You Gotta MAINTAIN It

There’s a common misconception in health and fitness. We see it all too often as coaches. And, it’s why people like the contestants on “Biggest Loser” gain back most, if not all of their weight after the show.

We focus so hard, and work so tirelessly on our goal, that when we FINALLY achieve it, we treat it like a destination. We stop all the working, all the doing. We walk away from the goal and throw it away.

And then, we wonder why we are starting over again. And again. And again.

You see, the thing is, folks, once you achieve your goal, YOU STILL HAVE TO WORK to maintain it. You don’t have to work as hard as you did to first achieve it, but you do need to continue routine maintenance if you wanna keep it.

The weight won’t stay off after you lose it all if you go back to all your bad habits that got you there in the first place. Sure, you can start to reintroduce foods to your diet after you’ve lost the weight, but there’s a big difference in indulging in ONE slice of cake on special occasions and eating a pint of ice cream every other night!

Your first muscle up won’t magically turn into 30 for time if you don’t continue your accessory work, mobility, and strict sets.

Your mindset and mental health won’t remain strong and positive if you stop your mediation drills, gratitude journal, therapy sessions, and/or other forms of stress management and self-care.

Your marriage will grow stale and stagnant if you do not continue to '“date each other” throughout the years.

Once you achieve your goal, celebrate it, fo’ sho’, but then KEEP GOING! Keep the ball rollin’, yo!

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