1000 Pugs + Knees to Elbows

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

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.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Attention: Pug people!

This is one of the most exciting projects I have ever encountered.

Introducing 1000 Pugs!!!


1000 Pugs is the ultimate expression of pug love by San Francisco pet photographer, Amanda Bradshaw. Her goal is equal parts genius, ridiculous, and insane: to photograph 1000 pugs in a single year.

Amanda’s goal is three-fold:

  • Use 1000 Pugs as a vehicle to raise money for pug rescue ($10k, to be exact)
  • Create the ultimate celebration of all things pug!
  • Showcase the largest single collection of  pug cuteness this world has ever seen (in both online and printed form)

Each pug photographed will be featured in the 1000 Pugs online gallery as well as 1000 Pugs the book, which is planned for release in 2013 and will feature all 1000 pugs.

So cool!! Sign me Murphy up!

If you/your pug would like to participate, check out the 1000 Pugs tour schedule and register your pug for a photoshoot. The sitting fee is $50, and $10 of it will be donated to pug rescue. Winter and Spring dates are already booking up, and Fall dates (Boston!) will open on April 1, which, of course, is already on my calendar”¦ with a reminder.


After breakfast this morning, I headed out to NuVal. On my drive there, I swung by Bruegger’s to get my three free bagels. Yay! (Oh, it’s the little things in life.) I picked two Everything bagels (so Mal and I don’t fight) and one Sesame bagel.

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At Bruegger’s, I also ordered a bagel sandwich to take with me to NuVal for lunch. On it was turkey, sundried tomato spread, green bell pepper, lettuce, and tomato.

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I ordered my sandwich on a toasted Parmesan-Asiago bagel. I <3 cheese.

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I finished off lunch with a cup of pumpkin spice coffee with cream and sugar from the office Keurig machine.

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At home, I snacked on a Van’s Power Grains Waffle with Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter spread on top. I had a serious craving for a big cookie, but we didn’t have any in the house and I didn’t feel like baking, so I figured this was a good substitution. It actually tasted so delicious, I ate two of them.

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Somehow, I forgot to blog about last night’s CrossFit workout in this morning’s post, so here’s a recap!

Skill: Rope Climbs & Knees to Elbows

WOD: “Multiplier”

5 rounds for time of:

4 Dead Lifts

8 Burpee Box Jumps

16 Knees to Elbow

24 Double Unders

Rope Climbs were fun (obviously), and I made some great progress on Knees to Elbows last night. During the WOD, I actually did a whole bunch of real ones. Ok, I didn’t touch my knees to my elbows every time, but I kipped and got my knees pretty close to my elbows, which is some serious progress and so much harder than the Knee Raises I’ve been doing for the past several weeks now. All of a sudden Knees to Elbows just clicked, and it was awesome.

Knees to Elbows? Say what? Here’s a video to show ya what they’re all about:

For the rest of the WOD, I managed Level 1 exercises: Deadlifts (95 pounds), Box Jumps (20″) and 2 x Single Unders for the Double Unders. Hey, I’ll take it. I’m just happy about my (nearly legit) Knees to Elbows!

Fun event tonight! Need to get ready.

Enjoy the evening, friends!



  1. Hi Tina! It’s been almost two months since you pledged to clean up your diet, eating fewer treats and making healthier decisions:

    “I want to eat quality foods that give me energy and help my body recover, build muscle, and burn fat. (Of course, there will always be cookies, beer, and other fun foods in my diet””just less of them.)”

    Can you tell us how it’s been going? Obviously, we see most of what you eat, but do you feel you’ve been able to meet your personal goal?

  2. Hi, Tina. I just commented on this the other day with your Soy Fish recipe, but I’m commenting again. The link scavenger hunts are driving me nuts! I’m not sure why your link about Bruegger’s Bagels took me to another one of your posts where there I had to find the link to take me to the Bruegger’s information about the free bagels. Why link at all if we have to go thru so many links to find what you’re trying to show us?

    I really like the blog and have been a long time reader, but I have been noticing this a lot lately and its driving me nuts!

  3. I really shouldn’t read your blog when I’m hungry! The bagel sandwich looks spectacular. Question: when did you stop worrying about the calorie count of your meals? I’m feeling a little hung up on numbers right now.

  4. Thanks for all these videos! I go into bootcamp and share them with my instructor and he’s loving them.

    Also, turkey on a bagel with shmear is like my favorite thing in the world. Seriously. Well maybe that and a muffin.

  5. This is weird – I was just wondering if I wrote my 1000 Pug appointment down in my phone or in my dead laptop when I clicked on your blog in google reader – I was definitely confused when I saw this post and thought I had clicked on the wrong blog! You know I signed Basil up for his portrait as soon as registration opened up!

  6. How cute! 1000 pugs! You have to show us the picture of Murphy when he makes it in the book, you know he will!!! Your cookie waffle looks good! I love waffles, haven’t had them in a while and the bagel sandwich, looks delish! Now I want to try to make homemade bagels, see what you do to me? I need so me BREAD!!!

  7. Im curious to what happened to your featured dog posts?? I loved them:) maybe I’m sad because my pup never made it up;)

  8. Next up, there needs to be a 1000 Chihuahuas project. They definitely compete with Pugs for exceptional cuteness and overall awesomeness. Check out my blog and you’ll understand where I’m coming from.
    Seeing your bagel reminds me of how much I miss having good bagel places nearby. Apparently Oregon hasn’t gotten the memo yet. We have good bread places like Great Harvest, but for some reason, bagels are a rare comodity.

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