By Erika Kawamura
Congrats, you did it! After all that hard work, commitment, and perseverance through those darn roadblocks that made you want to give up a million times, you’ve achieved your desired goal(s)! Now what?
No, it doesn’t mean you can slack off and undo all the progress you’ve made; obviously whatever you were doing was working and led to the results, so why stop! P.S., this is one reason those extreme diet methods don’t work because not only is it difficult to maintain for the long-term, once the diet is “done,” most people take that as a signal to go back to their old ways.
Also, while you should be proud of yourself, it’s not the time to get cocky either because that could blindside you and next thing you know, you’ll be slipping back on a downward spiral or get hurt in your workouts.
Check in with yourself….do you like how you feel and how the achieved change has impacted your life? If you like the positive effects and want to keep it around, the good news is that after weeks and months of the healthy behavioral changes you’ve made, they may feel more natural and routine in your life. But do you want to do any tweaking? Do you have new goals that you’d like to set for yourself?
Even if you’re on a high now, keep on the lookout for some common signs that might indicate it’s time for a reassessment of where you want to go, what’s no longer working, and what you need to help you get back on track while your health/wellness concerns and frustrations are somewhat manageable instead of seeming like the damage has become an overwhelming ordeal:
It may be that time again to explore what’s outside your comfort zone, to learn a new skill/activity/interests, or to put on your creative hat to explore what other aspirations you may have or what gets you excited even if it seems outrageous. Or, it may be as simple as seeking someone in your life who you admire, get inspiration from, or gets you pumped and motivated. The Program can also serve as a resource for all of the above to help you get unstuck and back on track!
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