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    { 29 comments… read them below or add one }

    Alicia April 16, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Tina – my prayers are with you, your family and friends who may have been near the bombing at the Boston Marathon.


    Ingrid May 13, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Hi Tina,
    I’ve been reading your blog ( from New Zealand!) for several months now. Just want to say THANK YOU for existing! I’ve changed so many things about my diet and fitness since I started reading. You are the bomb diggity.
    Random- I too was a waitress one summer on Block Island, and we also drank on the job, ( and prob before and after too). Must have gained 20 lbs that summer! Still paying for it. Anyways I love you! Kia Ora 🙂


    Amanda B. May 14, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I love your blog! I belong to a boot camp program in Tulsa, Oklahoma and our trainer/nutritionist suggested your blog to us. I always like to try your recipes, most recently I tried the garlic mustard sauce you add to drumsticks. Best chicken I’ve ever had! We don’t have a Trader Joe’s in Tulsa, but word on the street is we are getting one. I’m so excited! I am coming to Boston May 19-24 (first timer) for a conference and wondered if you have any restaurant suggestions or cool touristy things to do. Keep up the good work!


    Connie May 27, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    My family love this “Garlic Mustard Chicken” recipe that my son used to make it for this Mother’s Day. It sure was the best gift that he had given me.
    That virtue surely makes this a much better world.
    I sure would like to do the same if I could.


    Tina May 27, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    So glad you liked it! 🙂


    Emily May 30, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Hi Tina! I have a question for you, given that you have had health issues as well. I have an autoimmune disease and have always been on certain “diets” to help with this. I have pretty much adapted everything i’ve read to fit my lifestyle, etc, but i’m always open to new programs or books. I read and LOVED The Whole 30 which was awesome!! Can you recommend any other books that you have enjoyed for healthy diet?

    Thanks so much!


    Tina June 7, 2013 at 7:47 am
    Nicole June 13, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Hi Tina!
    I recently started a blog (as recent as today actually!) and found yours while exploring what a “real” blog should look like! Thank you for posting such great information on starting a blog, and while I had already started a blogger account instead of your suggestion for wordpress, I hope to inspire people just as you have! I’d love to keep contact with you and any advice or information you can lend would be VERY much appreciated!



    Tina June 13, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Good luck with your new blog! Love the name! 🙂


    stephanie hilton June 29, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Hi there-
    Trying to figure out which “package” NASM to buy.
    Seems like a lot of bells and whistles-
    did you get basic/least expensive one-
    I’m 50-something year old mom (two girls prob your age)/self described gym rat,
    thinking about getting NASM certified-


    Tina June 30, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Nice!! I went with the basic (cheapest) option. Good luck!!!


    Wendy Clow July 13, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Hi Tina! I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of months now. Can’t remember how I came across it, but it was around the same time I started a blog of my own, and you’ve been very inspiring. I love reading about your days and fitness experiences. Thank you for sharing!



    Tina July 13, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Thanks for reading CNC! 🙂


    Zenaida Arroyo July 17, 2013 at 9:41 am

    I know you’ve heard this before but I really, really like your blog. I am glad I have this summer off to read it and catch up.

    Thanks for all of the tips (running gear) and race recaps. I look forward to reading your blog.


    PUSHunderground (@PUSHunderground) August 30, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Hi Tina,
    I’ve been reading your blog for several months now. THank you for all of your amazing info on diet and fitness.
    I check your blog daily and always leave with great tips and info!

    Thanks again for your work!


    Nancy Q September 16, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Hi Tina!
    I am a freshman in college and I’ve been here for two weeks.
    My jeans are ALREADY starting to get a little uncomfortably snug!

    We have a full gym here but I’m feeling a little intimidated and need some inspiration.

    Could you post some tips on healthy eating and exercising? Thanks!


    Nurse Jackie September 27, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Hi! I am a nurse from NYC and I have started crossfit for four months now. I have struggled with finding a balance between work, eating healthy and exercise due to my crazy schedule and hours. I am new to your blog and have to say it is very inspirational and love the recipes that you post! Thanks for posting.


    Emily November 18, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Hello Tina!

    I am a big fan of your blog, thanks for sharing all of your wonderful advice/stories/experiences!

    I read through your NASM post and have just a quick question. I’ve been reading up a lot on the National Strength and Conditioning Association certification and was wondering if you considered it before deciding on NASM. It seems like a credible/appealing certification as well, so I didn’t know if you had any opinions about it.



    Tina November 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    It really just depends on your goals and what you want to do with the certification. NASM was the best fit for me. There’s a post on CNC about why I picked it. Hope it helps! 😄


    Jordan Younger December 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Hi Tina! I would love to work with you and have you do a giveaway of my plant-based cleanse program on your blog. I am happy to send you a copy of the cleanse to check it out beforehand to see if you’d be interested! LOVE your site and all that you do. You rock.


    Ross December 21, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    I will admit, I had never heard of you but I was looking up information on a Pottery Barn shelf and happened upon an article about hanging one you had posted. I explored a little to see more of your content and that is when it happened…

    I fell in love with Murphy.

    You are beautiful, do not misunderstand that I missed that (and Mal, I wish I had one like that to come home to!) but I have become enamored with Murphy.

    I will continue to explore, I do love to learn new things and what I have seen is entertaining and informative. Keep up the good work! But, be sure to give Murphy the occasional spotlight that is so deserved.

    Seasons greetings to you and your family!



    Tory Vey July 28, 2014 at 11:02 am

    I was just wondering if you still have your recipes all listed in one location. I thought I remember they used to be like that but I can’t find it now. Thanks!


    Jes November 3, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Great blog. I’ve come back twice now for the watermelon & cucumber juice recipe.


    McClain Bell December 17, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Hi Tina,

    Is there a reason that whenever I pull up your blog, if I don’t read it right away and have another tab open, your blog changes to a completely different website? And very random ones? I have read your blog for several years but this has been happening to me for the last 5 months at least.


    Tina December 17, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Hmm… I’m not sure. Maybe it’s your browser? Are you using the most recent version. So sorry!


    Kara March 8, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    I loved your Daily Challenge that you put on Instagram the other day. It was a great supplement to my daily run.

    Thank you!!



    Tina March 8, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    So glad you liked it!!


    Betty Wilson April 6, 2016 at 1:59 am

    Hello Tina

    Great blog, loved it

    I am so impressed that I would like to feature you in our next blog post which is “Top 50 people sharing how crossfit has changed your life”

    I have gathered many crossfiters response already, it would be great if I can feature you as well

    Either way keep up the good work, cheers


    Betty Wilson April 6, 2016 at 2:56 am

    Hello Tina

    I have come to know about your blog, love your food ideas, and everything. Also I still have to read your book also.

    I am very much impressed and I would like to feature you in my upcoming blog “Top 50 people sharing how crossfit has changed their life”

    You just have to share it in 100 words only and you will be featured in the blog among the others crossfitters.

    You can also mail me here editor.fitzhand@gmail.com
    Either way, keep up the good work. Let me know


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