You work hard, you put in the effort consistently, and you did it!
You hit your goal.
This has got to be the biggest dilemma our clients face.
They got so used to working toward something, having a goal, an end in sight, that once they hit it they feel lost.
Don’t get me wrong, they feel great when they hit their goal! but it’s the days after when they are out of sorts.
This is the most important lesson we teach a successful Shredder after they’ve hit their goal:
Weight loss is EASY, when compared to maintaining your weight for the rest of your life.
We don’t lose weight for one event or for the summer.
Our ultimate goal is to lose the weight and never find it again.
That’s where the real work comes in.
Anyone can work hard for 3 months, 6 months, or a year to lose the weight.
But how many of them can remain dedicated and focused on maintaining that goal for the rest of their life?
It’s not that maintenance is hard work, it’s that maintenance takes a lot of effort.
You may not need to sweat as much or be as strict on every meal, but you will need to remain focused and dedicated to that goal.
The issue is when we let off the gas pedal toward our goal we sometimes bring back old habits and behaviours.
It happens slowly but it does happen and can bring all the weight back quickly.
The best way to think about your weight loss is as a marathon, not a sprint.
Take your time, lose the weight properly, and do it in a way that you can live with for the rest of your life.
Don’t do a crash diet or crazy fad.
Adopt a fitness routine you can enjoy and stick with, long after you achieve your goal.
Find a way of eating and cooking that will satisfy you long-term.
Give your head a shake if you think weight loss is a part time job with full time pay.
Weight loss is something that you have to work for in the beginning and continue to work with in the future.
Lastly, make sure you keep setting goals.
You can always be improving.
If you got to your goal weight, think of what you want to do now.
Maybe a 5k race?
And then what?
Always look to improve, move forward, and never look back.
You lost the weight for a reason and I’m sure you don’t want to go back anytime soon.
If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can help you maintain or achieve your weight loss goals, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org