Lately, I have been thinking a lot about how change is often necessary for progress in any facet of life. While change can often be exciting, at times it can be downright frightening because of it’s unpredictability. I have been thinking a lot about how I need to shake up my eating and fitness routine, because I have once again plateaued and I am not seeing the results I want. So frustrating but I am determined to reach my goals instead of sitting and whining about them. All I can do is push forward and see what works and what doesn’t.
I have slowly initiated change over the past few weeks; the purchase of my Polar heart rate monitor watch being one of them. I was curious to see how hard I was working and it has been so insightful. It has shown me that my cardiovascular is nowhere near as good as I thought it was and that I really need to step up my cardio game. I was actually really upset to see how high my heart rate was getting during my workouts, which sounds so silly, but it is disappointing when you thought you were much more fit than you actually are!
The Skinny Bitch Collective (The SBC)
In terms of fitness, I have decided to try out The Skinny Bitch Collective (SBC) series, which is a training regimen created by Russell Bateman who trains the likes of Ellie Gouldman. As much as I love Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Program, and will continue to use it, I think it is high time I try something a little different to challenge my body in a new and fun way. Alongside my new training program, I will also be switching to a higher fat and protein, and lower carbohydrate style of nutrition in order to see if this helps me achieve the changes I am looking for. Remember guys, I am all for having a healthy and balanced lifestyle but I am also up for experimenting to help bust through those pesky plateaus!
I am excited for the next few weeks and will of course keep you posted on my thoughts on the SBC. If any of you would like more information on it, comment below and I will see if I can create a post about it which summarises what it is all about and what the training style is like.