The Day Before Thanksgiving

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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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Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

Usually, my plans for the night before Thanksgiving involve boozing-face with high school friends, but Mal and I signed up for a 5-mile road race tomorrow morning, so we’re having a low-key evening at home instead. Oh, how things have changed.

I didn’t snap a ton of photos today, but here are a few from Instagram”¦

After breakfast, I took a yoga class. It was a Vinyasa Flow with lots of back-bends, which the instructor said would give us lots of energy for the Thanksgiving holiday. Fabulous. Thank you very much.

After yoga, I ran some errands, which included going to Whole Foods the day before Thanksgiving (simply put: yikes), and then I came home, ate lunch, and baked a zillion cookies””some for tomorrow and some for a recipe on next week.

Mal had a half day at school today, so Murphy helped him play video games.

A little before 4:00 PM, I headed out to pick up our numbers for tomorrow’s race.


Bib pick-up started at 4:00 PM, so I planned to go early to beat the crowds. It’s also a small race, so I didn’t think too many people would be there.


Well, it turns out, the place was pretty busy!


I actually only waited 5 minutes, but I was still surprised to see so many people.


I got an odd number for tomorrow. I hope it brings me luck!


Check out the race shirts! Long-sleeve + orange = cool!


The safety pins for the bibs came on friendship bracelets and bottle openers. Fun, right?


And look what was in my race bag: a KFIT Boot Camp flyer! KFIT is my friend Kerrie‘s boot camp. She’ll be at the race tomorrow, so I’m going to try to keep up with her! She’s fast!


On the menu for dinner: Slow Cooker Classic Pot Roast. Our house smells so delicious right now. I can’t wait to dig in!


Health News & Views

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and, if you’re at all like me, you’re already thinking about grandma’s turkey stuffing and mom’s perfect pumpkin pie. I’m planning to splurge at Thanksgiving dinner, so I’m committing to burning off some of those extra calories by breaking a sweat first thing tomorrow morning. Here’s a quick and effective workout you can do anywhere. It’ll torch calories and start your Thanksgiving off on the right foot so you’ll be able to enjoy the holiday without guilt!

Your Quick Thanksgiving Day Workout

“Stronger Than Yesterday” by bama + ry

Jasmine from Eat Move Write recently sent me a CrossFit-inspired necklace that says “Stronger Than Yesterday,” which is one of my favorite fitness-inspired sayings. I absolutely love it and thought you guys might too, so she offered to give CNC readers 20% off their entire purchase from her jewelry shop until the end of the year. Just use the code CARROTS12 at checkout!

Question of the Day

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?

I have two favorites: my Grammie’s turkey stuffing and my aunt’s sweet potatoe casserole with marshmallow on top. I can’t wait to eat them tomorrow!


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