Quite often when embarking on a body transformation or health related journey, there can come a point where we find ourself kind of ‘floating’ or just going through the motions, especially if we’re tackling it on our own.
You know how it is. At the start, we’re full of determination and drive. Nothing is going to stand in our way. At the beginning, we are totally committed. Then, life happens. Perhaps you lose focus due to work or family commitments. Or maybe you begin to lose a little belief in your goal and your ability to achieve it. Or, the results we initially attain begin to stall so you become discouraged. Whatever the reason/s may be, it can be an all too familiar trend.
The good news is, a transformation challenge could be exactly what you need to kickstart some new found motivation and drive, therefore, RESULTS! In my experience, regardless of fitness levels or years training etc, EVERYONE will have some ‘work ons’ that will not only provide a spark to our inner drive, but more than likely kickstart some new body shape changes. And how good would that feel?!
But is it only about the physical? Is it only about what the scale says? Is it only about body fat percentage or muscle gain? Not at all! A good quality transformation challenge, like the RFT 6 Week Challenge, will delve a little deeper. It should focus on setting solid foundations of health. By that I mean it needs to have you focus on mastering the basics. The basics are what lead to amazing results. The quick fixes may (and I use that term loosely) work in the short term, but where do they leave you in the long run? Usually back where you started. Or worse, even further back from where you started.
So what are the basics? I’ll tell you what they aren’t… they aren’t complex! It could be as simple as hitting a daily step target, drinking enough water, getting enough quality sleep, tracking the food you eat, increasing vegetables and fruit or showing more gratitude. All of these things are setting you up for better health, in the long term. And THAT is crucial!
So what are some benefits of getting involved in a health challenge? Well, as I stated above, it could provide the small spark you need to get your butt into gear! Let’s say you’ve been doing ok. Your training is going well, nutrition is pretty good but deep down you know you could ’tweak’ a few things to make it better. A challenge is perfect for this.
If its in a team format like the RFT Challenge, you’ll have a sense of camaraderie. A sense of community. This can create an awesome environment for achieving success. Kind of like an “All for one and one for all” type of feel.
Extra accountability is another benefit. Being held accountable by not just your coach but your team members. This provides a laser-like focus and determination. No one wants to let the team down right?
You’ll pick up and learn new habits. Habits that you can use post-challenge. Too often a challenge focus’ on point A to point B. But what about point C, D, E, F, G etc etc? You will come away with useful, easy tips to continue on with. This is probably most valuable of all!
So if you feel a little stagnate in your health and fitness goal, throwing yourself into a transformation challenge could be just what is required to see some new changes or build a healthier lifestyle going forward. With a renewed sense of willpower and determination, your desired body shape could be just around the corner!