A fat loss or weight loss challenge may be the perfect spark to start your fitness journey or sprint to the finish line. However, challenges are called challenges for a reason: they’re tough. Once the challenge is over, whether or not you won or completed the challenge, you need to find ways to dial back your fitness plan sustainably.

The key to long-term success is integrating new habits into your lifestyle beyond the challenge period. In this article, we’ll share tips on how you can implement the changes into your life post-challenge.

First of all, what is the 6-Week Challenge? At Carbon Performance in Franklin, TN, we challenged our members to lose as much fat or weight as possible in six weeks. Anyone who signs up receives a wealth of resources and classes to give them as much of an advantage as possible to reach their fitness goals. The four winners—two male and two female—receive a bounty of prizes to help them continue their fitness journey.

Here’s a breakdown of the challenge:

6-Week Challenge – Starts February 5 – Ends March 18

  • Unlimited edge classes for six weeks
  • Six personal training sessions, no additional charge
  • Weekly check-ins

Two categories:

  • Most weight loss
  • Most body fat % lost

Four winners:

  • Two male
  • Two female

Winners receive:

  • Entry fee refunded
  • Cash prize
  • One month of carbon edge
  • One month of personal training
  • Supplement bundle
  • Lululemon swag bag
  • Relive bundle

All fitness levels and body types are welcome! This challenge aims to achieve maximum results in minimum time.

group class at carbon performance for the six week challenge

Why Should You Join a 6-Week Challenge?

Of course, the main reason anyone joins a challenge is to win a grand prize. But if it seems impossible for you to win a weight-loss challenge, why join? We’ll tell you why! Because there are more benefits than merely winning a prize at the end. Participating in a 6-week weight loss challenge can offer numerous benefits for everyone who participates, including:


Joining a weight-loss or fat-loss challenge provides a support system and holds you accountable for your progress. Knowing that others are also working towards similar goals can motivate you to stay on track. Our 6-week challenge also includes weekly check-ins to help you stay on track with your progress.

Structured Plan:

Challenges often come with a structured plan or guidelines to follow, making it easier to know what steps to take to achieve your weight loss goals. This challenge comes with six personal trainer sessions for a customized plan.

Healthy Competition:

Friendly competition can be motivating and fun. Competing with others in the challenge can push you to work harder and stay committed to your goals.

Community Support:

Being part of a group of individuals with similar goals creates a sense of community. You can share experiences, tips, and encouragement, which can help you stay motivated throughout the challenge. Get as much support as you need with unlimited edge classes during the six-week challenge!

Goal Setting:

Participating in a challenge gives you a specific timeframe to set achievable goals. Having clear goals can help you stay focused and motivated to progress. Plus, it lets you see how to set future goals for yourself.

Health Benefits:

Losing fat can lead to numerous health benefits, such as improved heart health, reduced risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension, increased energy levels, and improved overall well-being. So, even if you don’t lose the most fat out of the group, you can still benefit from the amount you did lose!

Forming Healthy Habits:

Engaging in a weight loss challenge can help you establish healthier habits around diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices. These habits can have a lasting impact beyond the duration of the challenge.

Personal Growth:

Overcoming challenges and achieving weight loss goals can boost confidence and self-esteem. It can also teach you valuable lessons about discipline, perseverance, and resilience.

Trackable Progress:

Most challenges involve tracking progress, whether it’s through weigh-ins, measurements, or other metrics. Seeing tangible results throughout the challenge can be incredibly rewarding and motivating. That’s why our challenge includes weekly check-ins!

Prizes and Incentives:

Many challenges offer prizes or incentives for participants who meet their goals. These rewards can motivate you to stay committed and focused on your weight loss journey. Even if you don’t feel like you can win the prizes, you will never know unless you try it!

members at carbon fitness after the six week challenge huddled together smiling

After the 6-Week Weight Loss Challenge

After completing a six-week weight loss challenge, it’s essential to transition smoothly into a sustainable lifestyle that supports your health and fitness goals. Here are some steps to consider:

Reflect on Your Achievements:

Take time to celebrate your progress and accomplishments during the challenge period, no matter how small. Reflect on how much weight you’ve lost, how your fitness level has improved, and any other positive changes you’ve experienced.

Evaluate What Worked:

Identify the dietary and exercise habits that were most effective for you during the challenge and consider how you can continue incorporating them into your daily life.

Set New Goals:

Determine what you want to achieve next. Your goals could be reaching a target weight, improving your strength and endurance, or adopting healthier eating habits. Establish new, clear, and sustainable goals that build upon your achievements from the challenge and align with your long-term health and wellness objectives.

Create a Maintenance Plan:

With a specific goal in mind, develop a long-term plan to maintain your weight loss or continue your progress. This plan should include strategies for healthy eating, regular exercise, stress management, and adequate sleep.

Make Gradual Adjustments:

Transition from the challenge’s structured plan to a more flexible approach by gradually integrating healthy habits into your daily routine. For your diet, gradually transition from the stricter diet plan of the challenge to a more flexible eating pattern you can sustain over the long term. Focus on whole, nutrient-rich foods, and be mindful of portion sizes. Consider consulting with a nutritionist or dietitian for personalized guidance.

Stay Consistent:

Once you start a new plan, maintain consistency with your food choices, exercise routine, and self-care practices beyond the six weeks to ensure continued progress and success. Stick to your new healthy habits even when life gets busy or challenging. Remember that small, sustainable changes over time lead to lasting results.

Keep Exercising:

Keep up with your exercise routine, but consider mixing it up to prevent boredom and plateauing. You can incorporate new activities like cardio, strength training, flexibility exercises, and recreational sports to keep your workouts exciting and challenging. Consider dialing back your exercise routine to something more sustainable. To know how much you should exercise, listen to your body and know when it’s time to rest, as rest is essential for growth.

Seek Support:

Continue seeking support from encouraging friends, family, or online communities to stay motivated and accountable as you navigate your ongoing health and fitness journey. Support also helps you stay connected with like-minded individuals.

Monitor Your Progress:

Continue tracking your progress, whether it’s through regular weigh-ins, body measurements, fitness assessments, or journaling. Monitoring your progress will help you stay accountable and make adjustments as needed.

Be Flexible:

Be open to adjusting your approach based on changes in your schedule, preferences, or goals over time. The key is to create a sustainable plan that works with your lifestyle. Plus, life happens, and what worked for the past six weeks may not work for the next six weeks.

Be Patient and Kind to Yourself:

Understand that maintaining weight loss and healthy habits is a lifelong journey with ups and downs. Be patient, and don’t be too hard on yourself if you slip up occasionally. Focus on progress and consistency, not perfection, and keep moving toward your goals. And never feel you need to sacrifice your quality of life to meet a specific goal.

Celebrate Your Success:

Celebrate your accomplishments and reward yourself for reaching milestones. Treat yourself to self-care, like a massage, a game of golf, or a concert with friends. Celebrating your success will help reinforce your commitment to your health and well-being.

group of people at the gym lifting barbells during a class at carbon performance in franklin tn

Keep Up the Hard Work at Carbon Performance in Franklin, TN

As the six-week weight loss challenge ends, it marks not just a milestone in your journey but the beginning of a newfound lifestyle. Your habits and routines during this period have laid the foundation for long-term success.

As you transition into the next phase, remember to be patient with yourself and embrace the journey ahead with enthusiasm and determination. By implementing the positive changes you’ve cultivated over the past six weeks in tandem with the steps above into your daily life, you will stay committed to your long-term health and well-being.

Keep moving forward, one step at a time, and celebrate every victory. Your journey is just beginning, and the possibilities for continued growth and transformation are endless. Keep up the hard work with your fitness family at Carbon Performance in Franklin, TN.