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I Lost My Weight, Now What?

I Lost My Weight, Now What?

I Lost My Weight, Now What? You put in the time, you put in the workouts, you instilled healthy eating habits, and you have been consistent and hit your goal weight. Now you look in the mirror and see your new body staring back at you as you wonder I Lost My Weight, Now What?

I Lost My Weight, Now What?

The best thing you can do is to keep going, or perhaps take up running events or triathlons, join a sports league, train for some other event, but always stay with your coach or support network. Keeping the momentum and setting these new goals will keep you maintaining and living a healthy lifestyle. Of course for some, seeing or hearing what they should keep doing can seem quite intimidating.

If you happen to be one of these people that is okay. You can briefly take your foot off the gas and appreciate what they’ve accomplished. The key word is “Briefly”. You really don’t want this moment to last longer than a week. Inactivity for more than one week has shown significant declines in strength and cardiovascular fitness, according to a recent study in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. So now that you’ve have hit those goals, you don’t want to lose ground.

I Lost My Weight, Now What?

Of course we will always encourage that you just jump right in and set the next goals and keep striving to be better version of yourself each day, but if you need that moment of down time here are a few simple steps you can follow to stay on track.

Cut Back Gradually
Smart training plans can allow you to work out 5 or 6 days a week with no ill effects. If you want a new Smart Training Plan you may want to consider choosing a Beachbody Fitness Program. These always provide some of the best laid out training plans. Our recommendation: Reduce your workout frequency by a third for the first week, then no more than a half for a second week. Once those weeks are completed you should be jumping back into your new plan to work toward your goals.

Keep It Intense
Even if you are cutting back for a few weeks, it is important to keep challenging your muscles and cardiovascular system. Keeping the intensity will help to maintain your current levels of cardiovascular and muscular fitness even if the frequency or duration has been cut back. This will make it easier on your body when you return to a full schedule, and you will still be at your level you had created which will allow you to work on improving from the same point.

Keep Your Nutrition Dialed In
No matter where you are at with your journey you have to be diligent with nutrition. You can never out work bad nutrition. Therefore, you need to be on 90% of the time for good maintenance. It is especially important to be diligent on nutrition if you are going to take a week or two and cut back on your workouts, as you will be burning fewer calories.

Remember that these are general guidelines. Though lower frequency, more intense workouts seem to work for most people looking to maintain their fitness gains, you have to listen to your body and build a solution that works for you. It is about monitoring your strength, cardio, weight, definition, nutrition, and overall sense of well-being. When you do this, it allows you to tweak your exercise and eating habits to your needs. So you will never have to say “I Lost My Weight, Now What?” because you will know that it takes setting goals, and adjust everything accordingly to fit your healthy lifestyle.

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