Why you need to master maintenance

You see it all the time where people get awesome results where they lose a ton of weight in a short period of time but before you know it, they are back to where they started.

The unfortunate reality is that most of these programs that are so focused on getting results in such a short period of time aren’t focused on sustainability.  They are focused on getting you a quick dopamine hit with short term results but don’t actually have a plan for what’s after the plan is finished.

I’d argue that maintaining the results that you get is the most important part of your fitness journey because otherwise you are constantly up and down but never are at a middle ground.  It’s like living at two different extremes whether it’s really good or really bad.  The sound of that seems pretty stressful to me.

A couple of keys to mastering maintenance are:

1)Clear Why
-in order to make a healthy lifestyle change long term you need to have a meaningful reason. Not just a number of pounds you are trying to lose.  You need more than that.  What makes that number so important to you?  Will it mean you wear your favorite clothes again?  Have more confidence in yourself?  Will it allow you to do certain activities that you might not be able to do right now?  The more meaning that you bring to your goal, the more likely you are not just going to reach your goal, but actually sustain it!

2)Embrace the process
-This is very underrated but extremely important.  This doesn’t mean you are going to love everything that happens from the start to the finish.  However, you should like the little wins along the way and maybe even some of the struggles too since you also get a sense of accomplishment when you do something even though you didn’t want to do it!

All and all, it’s hard not to fall into the trap of the short term fix fitness programs out there since society has become more attracted to the quick and easy fix. Taking a fat burner. Doing a weight loss program that doesn’t require exercise. All sound good(kind of) but what does that do in the long term? Are you going to take a fat burner your whole life? Do you think that even if you lose the weight that you shouldn’t exercise? You have to look at the bigger picture and be in it for the long haul if you want to see real success with your health and your fitness!

If you ever feel like you are in a “rut” or don’t know where to start.
Feel free to reach out to me and my team. We’d be happy to help!

Coach Evan

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