Beyond your fitness goal
Months of hard work have finally led to this. You set a goal for yourself, worked your butt off, and put everything you had into getting to where you want to be. This is a great feeling, and an accomplishment that should be celebrated. However, once the confetti drops and the celebration is over, the only thing you have to figure out is: what comes next?
As we all should know, after you reach your fitness goal if you want to maintain what you worked so hard to get, you shouldn’t just stop. For example if your goal was to lose 30 pounds and you reached that point, don’t stop there! Your next task is going to be keeping the 30 pounds off, which is best achieved through staying active and setting new goals for yourself. Maybe you’ve always wanted to run an obstacle race, like the Tough Mudder or a Spartan Race. That would be a great fitness goal because it would not only help you keep the progress you worked so hard to get, but also help you keep on improving and give you something to work towards! After you reach your initial goal, this is a great time to look in the mirror and figure out what you would really like to accomplish with your next goal, and don’t be afraid to get a little creative with it. If you would have told me when I first got into fitness that I would be competing in power lifting competitions I probably would have thought you were crazy, but over the years my fitness goals have changed majorly from where they started and that’s ok!
The main thing to know is, when it comes to health and fitness we should never think of ourselves as finished products. Nobody is. When you reach one fitness goal all that means is it’s time to set the next goal. Never settle, keep working every day to improve yourself and you’ll be living your best life!