Whether or not you are one of these people who made a “New Year Resolution” to get in better shape in 2014, please remember that most studies agree that it only takes between 3 to 5 days to begin to lose some of this hard earned fitness!
The agreed upon formula for anyone who wants to know how many workout days will it take to get back to the same level of fitness attained before having taken more than 5 complete days off is 2 to 1… (Will take 12 workout days to come back from a 6 days off period)
There is nothing wrong with taking 2 to 3 days off and it is often good to help the body and mind recover. But once your “rest days” are coming close to a week – off, you should remember that it will take you up to 2 weeks to get back to the level of fitness you have worked so hard for…
My advice to all my clients is to STAY CONSISTENT and even if life seems too busy to exercise today… a quick 20 to 30 minutes workout of your choice, every other day, in which you move your muscles and burn some calories will do your body and mind a ton of good! And from experience, I can tell you that once you begin to exercise, you will often find that time flies by and a planned 20 minutes workout will end up taking 60 minutes.
Healthy thoughts for 2014!