So you've reached your goal and now it's time to just stay motivated. That can be much harder than actually achieving the goals in the first place. There are a lot of things that will help you stay motivated after achieving your fitness goals, but there are also some things that might make it more difficult. In this article, I will go over several ways to keep yourself motivated after achieving your fitness goals so that you don't backslide into old habits and stop working out altogether.
The feeling of accomplishment
After you have achieved your fitness goals, the feeling of accomplishment is important. While it is nice to look at the new you in the mirror and see what all your hard work has done for you, it's also important to be proud of all of the progress that got you there. It can also help keep things in perspective if you check back with yourself once every so often and remember how far you've come since starting out on this journey.
Keeping the end result in mind
If you have been working hard to achieve your body goals, then the time is coming when you will see the results. In order to stay motivated and achieve your goal, it is important that you keep the end result in mind.
When I am working out, my goal is not just to get stronger or lose weight. My long-term goal is to live a healthy lifestyle. I want my clothes to not only fit better but look good on me as well! By focusing on these things instead of short-term goals (like how much weight I lost last week), it helps me stay focused on what's important and motivates me even more.*
Coming up with a new goal
Now that you have lost weight and achieved your fitness goals, it's time to set new ones. This can be a difficult process for many people because they fear that their old habits won't stick around if they stop working towards the same thing for too long.
But don't worry! It's ok to make some changes in order to keep yourself motivated. You can change your goals so they are more challenging or achievable or even fun!
It's ok to take some time to enjoy yourself
It's important to remember that you've worked hard and deserve to enjoy yourself. Having a little time to treat yourself is not only okay—it's encouraged! Don't feel guilty about taking a break from working out, eating healthy, and staying active. There's no need to get caught up in the cycle of working out to lose weight and then gaining it back again as your body adjusts (and then repeating). That process won't help you make lasting changes to your health or appearance.
Instead, try setting aside some time each week when you don't exercise at all—no matter how much guilt you feel about skipping the gym or running around outside with your friends instead of doing sit-ups on your living room floor. Your body will appreciate this break; plus, this way there won't be any extra pressure on yourself if things don't go exactly as planned while exercising again later in the week!
Accountability partners are very important
Accountability partners are an absolute must. Having someone else who keeps you accountable is critical to your success, especially if you are new to a lifestyle change and haven’t yet developed the kind of habits that will support it. This can be anyone from a friend or family member to someone in your gym or online community
It’s important that the person you choose be someone who understands your goals and is willing to help support them by asking questions about what you’re doing (and not doing), motivating you when they see progress, celebrating successes with you, etc. The best way to find an accountability partner is by asking around in different circles until someone steps up—whether it’s at work, school, or with friends/family members from church/synagogue/yoga studio/etc., chances are there will be more than one person who might want this responsibility!
Once weeding out potential candidates for being an accountability partner on your journey toward wellness has been completed (and only once) then it’s time for closer inspection before selecting which of those individuals meets all criteria necessary for this role:
Refreshing your routine
Set new goals.
Try a new workout routine, or perhaps one that you haven't done in a while. If you're bored with your current routine and feel like you've been doing it forever, try something different! If you don't know where to start, ask someone at the gym for some advice or check out online fitness forums. I occasionally post some fitness challenges on my Instagram so you can check it out @finefitfitness_
Get new equipment and try it out! Whether it's a weighted vest, an exercise ball, or resistance bands for strength training—anything goes here! The great thing about having achieved your body goals is knowing what works best for you specifically; now's the time to experiment with different types of exercises until something sticks (pun intended).
Don't be afraid of a change of pace
Most of us have a tendency to stick with the same routine for months or even years. It’s easy to fall into a rut and just assume that this is how life will always be, but that is not true. If you started working out because you wanted to look good in a dress, then it may be time for your goals to change. If you get bored with your workout routine and begin taking it less seriously (or skipping workouts altogether), change things up! Don’t get stuck in a rut; instead, focus on finding new ways to stay motivated despite any setbacks or changes.
For some people, changing their eating habits may be what they need in order to keep themselves motivated enough to exercise consistently. If this sounds like something worth trying out, there are many options available online such as these meal plans that are specifically focused on helping people lose weight faster than usual methods while simultaneously improving digestion throughout each day without having any negative side effects on health overall.
Staying motivated after you have achieved your fitness goals can be hard but it doesn't have to be.
You have already done the hard work; you have achieved your fitness goals. You did not just get lucky, or have everything fall into place for you, no. You did the hard work necessary to achieve those goals and now they are yours forever.
So how do we stay motivated after we’ve achieved our body goals? It can be easy to get complacent and lazy after achieving your health and fitness goals because “now what?” But it doesn't have to be like this! You can stay active by making new healthy habits that will help keep you active in other aspects of your life as well. For example:
Try something new. Maybe there's an activity that looks fun but has always seemed 'out there for you (like yoga) - give it a try! There's no telling how much fun something could be until you try it!
Stay connected with friends/family members who exercise regularly so they can help keep up motivation levels high when times get tough (or boring).
Staying motivated after you have achieved your fitness goals can be hard, but it doesn't have to be. The most important thing is to stay positive and keep at it. You've already made so much progress and that alone should give you the confidence to keep going!
If you need some help staying motivated you can always join my private Facebook group and connect with people who have similar goals to yours.