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Fitness and motivation, Health and happiness / March 17, 2016

You've Reached Your Goal...So Now What?

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You've hit your goals and you're feeling great. 

So now what? What you do to maintain your goal after you've reached it is almost harder than what you do to achieve it. When you're in the zone and motivated due to the results you're seeing it's easy, but what's really important is that you turn these new healthy habits into a lifetime commitment. 

Here's 5 ways to help you maintain your hard earned results.

1. Remember how far you've come

When you're feeling de-motivated, remind yourself of a time in the past when you could only have dreamt about feeling as good as you do now or achieving what you have.  

2. Don't be too hard on yourself

We all make mistakes - it's what makes us human. If your goal was to hit the gym 5 times a week in order to feel great for your holiday but your holiday has been and gone and you haven't seen the inside of the gym for 2 weeks, that's cool. Sometimes life get's in the way, what's important is that you move on and start again. Take action and book a class today!

3. Set a new goal

Smashed one goal? Then create another. Working towards something is great for both the mind and body, so when you've achieved something, enjoy the feeling of success and then find a new goal to conquer. That way you won't become complacent and fall back into bad habits. Make sure that your goals are SMART; Specific, Measurable, Attainable Relevant and Timely.

4. Mix it up

What worked for you at the start won't necessarily work for you forever. When initially adopting a healthier lifestyle, consistency and habit formation are key, however you should never underestimate the power of adding some variety into your routine, it will keep you motivated to keep going. 

5. Remind yourself how good it feels to hit your goals 

Maybe it's a photo of a time when you felt your best or a workout log of when you hit a new Personal Best. These visual triggers can remind you of how far you've come and how good it feels. 

What do you do to stay motivated and maintain your success? Let us know in the comments below!

Tags: Fitness and motivation, Health and happiness

Laura

Written by Laura

After 3 years of excess at uni took a serious toll on my waistline and wellbeing, I found that a love for strength training, HIIT and spin classes were key to keeping me healthy and happy. I'm at the forefront of finding out and creating awesome stuff about health, fitness and happiness for our Movers and when I'm not at work I love nothing more than pizza and prosecco in the sun with friends. What motivates me? Knowing that life is short...

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