I Don’t Sing

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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Good morning, bloggies!!! :mrgreen: I am in SUCH a good mood this morning! It must all of those feel-good endorphins from my early-morning workout! 😉

So, something weird happened this morning. When I took Murphy out to do his business, I actually found myself singing while I walked along. Guys, I don’t sing. You know those people who just sing all of the time? Like the people on American Idol? They just break into song whenever the mood arises? Well, I am sooo not one of those people. I actually have a terrible singing voice and pretty much only sing along to the radio when I am totally alone in the car. So, when I realized that I was singing out loud while walking around the neighborhood, it really surprised me. I guess I’m really feeling good today! :mrgreen: Oh, how things have changed since last year… or even just 6 months ago. As cheesy as it sounds, I feel like I am finally living!


Before heading to Body Pump with Marie this morning, I snacked on a Sunny Hemp granola bar, which was so yummy. This bar is my favorite of the ones that Nature’s Pride sent me to sample. I also chugged a big bottle of water. Not surprisingly, I was feeling a tad parched after drinking that huge-ass beer last night. 😳



Body Pump was pretty good this morning. We had a substitute instructor, which was sort of a bummer because I really look forward to the Thursday morning class with “Vicky,” who is really motivating and sort of funny. Plus, she whizzes right through class and doesn’t spend a lot of time talking. We’re usually done in 45 minutes or less! I’m barely awake at that hour, so the class really flies by. Before I know it, it’s over!

I felt like my normal self with lifting today. I challenged myself, but I didn’t feel like I was going to die like I did on Tuesday night. I actually felt like I needed to increase my weight on the biceps track. Maybe next class?


When I got home, Mal was in the middle of eating his breakfast, so I snagged a few slices of apple from him. He’s so nice to share! 😉


I wasn’t starving for breakfast, so I decided to do some baking, which is truly one of my favorite pastimes. I find it relaxing and it allows me to get creative in the kitchen. And, of course, there is usually a scrumptious treat to enjoy afterward. 😉

While I baked, I drank an iced coffee with vanilla soy milk.


This morning’s baking experiment: Blueberry Coconut Bars!!!


I’ve been wanting to try coconut flour in my baking, so I gave it a whirl this morning.


Blueberry Coconut Bars

Makes 12


  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 vanilla soy milk


  • Preheat oven to 350*F
  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  • Coat 8 x 8 baking pan with non-stick spray and pour in batter; smooth with spatula
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until cooked through
  • Although to cool before cutting
  • Enjoy!


The result was a wonderful blueberry-flavored baked good with hints of sweet coconut. It reminded me of a blueberry cake– moist, smooth, and very soft. I ended up eating a whole row of these babies! Holy yum!


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