I’ve been a Registered Nurse for nearly 14 years now. I worked the night shift 7pm-7am for over 10 years while my kids were babies and into their primary school days. I recently in the last year switched to the day shift to get my sleep more regulated. I know how hard those 12 hour shifts, which actually are more like 13+ hour shifts, can be on our bodies and our nutrition.
The trick to getting your pizza dough the perfect size is to use a rolling pin. You’ll never have a nice big, thin crust pizza if you don’t use one. Add plenty of flour to your counter top, and on your rolling pin, and roll that baby out! If it starts sticking to the counter or the rolling pin, add more flour.
I did a filthy 50 workout last week and it was HARD. I wanted to quit more than once. Sometimes a long hard workout is nice to mentally challenge yourself. I don’t think this one is quite as filthy as the one I did last week(mine had wall balls in it, you’re welcome!) but give it a try and let me know!
“I’ve been hitting my macros every day for 2 weeks and the scale hasn’t budged. I’m so frustrated.”
“I have too much weight to lose to not see the scale decreasing by now. This isn’t working for me.”
“If I don’t see the number on the scale go down soon I’m done.”
These are common phrases we see often.
Guess what? The scale might not move quickly for you. The scale might not move AT ALL for the first few weeks or even MONTHS when you start macro counting. IT DOESN’T MATTER. THE SCALE ISN’T THE BEST TOOL FOR MEASURING PROGRESS.
Most of our workouts require little to no equipment. However, if you have some equipment at home we’d like to start giving you the option to use it. I’m going to start programming in some cardio calories. If you have a piece of equipment that calculates calories burned(rower, assault bike, etc.), use it. If you don’t, you will just sub in burpees or running.
Even though I have not seen the scale drastically drop, my motivation to count my macros continues for a variety of reasons. Because I count macros:
- I have energy I have not had in years!
- I’m stronger!
- My fatigue is gone!
- My body composition has improved.
- I’ve lost several inches.
- My clothes fit better and many are too big!
I have a serious love hate relationship with our new assault bike. Mostly love because it’s challenging me and working my quads like crazy. I wish I would have listened to Chad back in March when he said we should order one. I’ve been on it every day since it arrived last week. Nothing makes my heart race like this bike! If you’ve ever thought about getting one, I highly recommend it.