One of the mistakes I see people often make in fitness terms is to think that once you’ve achieved your goal or body ‘transformation’ you can stop and that what most people do. Never learned anything in terms of continuing their fitness and reaching new goals and most revert back to where they were before.
They think that there is a fixed end point t to be reached, beyond which there is no further progress. This could not be further from the truth. There is always more to learn a higher level to reach. You look at someone you admire with the best physique you know of and they reach one level and go to the next. This constant shifting maintains your internal motivation to keep on training.
I have been a trainer for a short time but trained and studied exercise and nutrition for a number of years and not once have I went ‘ok that’s me done now’. It keeps me motivated to know that I can always improve and there is more to know, another level to get to and this will probably last me the rest of my life.
The mistake I see is people make short terms goals and go 100 miles an hour for it. Then they get the whiplash effect. They reach that goal, stop suddenly when they get to the top of that mountain and realise its potentially downhill from here instead of saying where is the next mountain to climb?
Stasis does not exist. When you reach your physique goals. You will seek new physique goals. You will probably never be happy with the way you look. Only content.
You don’t get to a certain level of wealth or happiness stay that way because things always change.