THIS WEEK’S “ASK GILAD” BLOG
Question: It took me several months to get to the level of fitness that I am at now. I lost close to 30 pounds and I don't have to struggle to do the workouts anymore. My problem is, I am very happy with where I am fitness-wise but I am wondering if I could actually take it to another level. Is it worth the effort?
Answer: It's all a matter of desire. Whether you are just starting a fitness program or increasing the intensity of your program, there will always be an initial period of accommodation and discomfort until your body and mind adjust to the new demands. This period should not last more than about 3 to 4 weeks. Soon you will realize that you are working at the level you set out to achieve. It takes less effort to do tasks that several weeks earlier you could only imagine doing. If you begin and stick to a new or expanded exercise program for 3 to 6 months, It's a safe bet that you will feel better and look better than you ever have.