Welcome to Carrots ‘N’ Cake!
Hi! My name is Tina. I’m 34 years old, and I live on the South Shore of Massachusetts with my husband, Mal, our son, Quinn, and our adorable pug, Murphy, who is a therapy dog. I lovvvve food, but my real passion is fitness and exercise. My favorite ways to stay in shape are CrossFit and running, but I also love yoga, spinning, hiking, and barre classes. My love for all things fitness led me to earn a Level 1 CrossFit trainer certification as well as a NASM personal trainer certification.
About Carrots ‘N’ Cake
Carrots ‘N’ Cake is where I share my love of food, staying fit, and living a healthy life. While I try to pack the most nutrients possible into each meal, I have a number of favorite foods that are not necessarily “healthy,” but are still delicious and fun to eat. If eaten in moderation, I believe that the “bad” foods can be part of a well-balanced diet– hence, Carrots ‘N’ Cake!
This same philosophy and desire to share it with others helped me secure a book deal with Sterling Publishing. In May 2011, my book, Carrots ‘N’ Cake: Healthy Living One Carrot and Cupcake at a Time, was published. It’s based on my blog, so it’s a fun take on leading a healthy lifestyle– eating your carrots and savoring your cupcakes, too! Instead of restrictive dieting, obsessive calorie counting, and constant hunger, I show readers how they can drop the pounds (and keep them off) by adopting eating habits that are healthy, balanced, and above all, livable. My second book, The Part Time Vegetarian (PTV) Smoothies and Juices: Boost Your Immune System and Increase Your Energy With a Flexitarian Diet, will be released in July 2014.
Managing and blogging for Carrots ‘N’ Cake is a full-time job for me, but I also juggle a variety of projects, including writing weekly articles for Health.com, acting as a spokesperson for the Almond Board of California as well as Hyatt Place as part of their Seamless Travel Series. Additionally, I am a Community Leader for The Laughing Cow, a Fitfluential ambassador, and a regular contributor to the Wayfair Idea Lounge blog and JUNK Brands blog.
I hope you enjoy Carrots ‘N’ Cake! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at email@example.com.