Is it possible to get your body back by doing a 10-week Challenge?
It certainly is possible and what’s more, you should be able to hold onto your awesome new body well beyond those 10 weeks!
It all depends on the approach taken during these 10 weeks!
Is it possible to keep the weight off after a 10-week challenge?
The Shake UP is an outdoor group training program that delivers guaranteed results in 10 weeks!
In this blog, we would love to share with you 3 things that will help you when choosing the best program for you:
1. Talk to people who have already done the program!
The health and fitness industry is filled with smart marketing and empty promises. Do some research and chat with people who have gone before you! You will be able to easily identify a reputable challenge just through asking a few basic questions. If the feedback isn’t awesome, run a mile. You can find something better!
2. Choose a program that will work within your lifestyle!
Losing a few kilos is no good if you simply find them again a couple of weeks later! If you are required to train 30 hours a week, cut out whole food groups and survive on 300 calories a day, you can be sure that this approach wont last much beyond the 10 weeks (if you get that far, that is). Generally, a sustainable approach should have you eating loads of whole foods and educating you on how to create great habits around eating. If you can improve your relationship with food, you are far more likely to follow your new way of life beyond the 10 weeks!
3. Know exactly why you are doing this!
Deep down inside, what is important to you? What do you want your life to stand for? Before you begin your 10-week challenge, it will be of massive benefit for you to consider the difference between your goals and your values!
Your values are the leading principles that can guide you and motivate you as you move through life. Your goals are the things that you want to achieve along the way. Russ Harris, the guru Medical Practitioner and Psychotherapist puts it this way:
” A value is like heading West; no matter how far West you go, you never reach it. A goal is like the river or mountain or valley we aim to cross whilst traveling in that direction. Goals can be achieved or ‘crossed off’, whereas values are an ongoing process.”.
For example, you might value being an active parent who sets a positive example to your children. If so, then the goals that you set yourself in your 10-week challenge must align with this value. Preparing family meals, taking the kids to your training sessions, leaving the processed foods out of the shopping trolley are bit size goals that will fuel the ongoing process of being an awesome parent!
The best programs are the ones that challenge you to improve your lifestyle and show you easy ways to make it last! If you would like to learn more about how you can implement the suggestions in this blog, jump onto our ‘Success Stories’ page and discover what people just like you have to say about our 10-week challenge.