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.

It’s my birthday! I’m 32 years old young today!

I’ve always loved cake.


I have to admit, 31 wasn’t my favorite year, especially compared to the year before. Thirty was a big year for me: I ran a marathon, bought a house, and wrote a book, so it’s not surprising that 31 had a tough time living up to it. Plus, a bunch of not-so-great things happened last year. But, what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger, and I learned a lot of important life lessons from those experiences:

Every moment of life is precious.


Nothing is more important than your health.


Life is not always fair, so you need to accept and adjust.


Stop working so damn much and spend time with those who you love.


The little things in life are the big things.


Real life is always better than anything you find on the Internet.


Even though I didn’t love 31, the majority of the year was awesome and tons of wonderful things happened:


Here’s to 32 being the best year of my life!

Question of the Day

What has been the best age/year of your life?

P.S. Happy birthday to my June 19th birthday twins, Hillary and Brie!



  1. Happy Birthday Tina! I hop you have a better year and I know I am happy that I discovered carrotsncake this year!!

  2. Happy Birthday! I love that you can still look back on the past year and be positive. I think 31 wasn’t as great as 30 either but there was a lot to live up to as well. I love, love reading your blog! Have a wonderful day!

  3. Happy Birthday Tina! Your blog is so incredibly motivating and empowering. It is an absolute treat to read. Wishing you the best in health and happiness in the year ahead.

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 31 may not have been the best year, but it’s the rougher years that make the other ones even better 🙂 I have a tendency to think that childhood is the best time (easy homework! no drama! coloring books!), but I have a feeling that this coming year (last year of college) might be my best one yet!

  5. happy birthday Tina, what kind of cake did you have, i may have to get cupcake in a jar for mine

  6. Happy birthday Tina! Its so true about your health. I may have torn my rotator cuff helping someone carry a bookshelf last nite and its definitely times like these that make you realize nothing is more important than how you feel

  7. Happy Birthday kid! I’d like to add another complishment to your 31st year: you’ve changed lives-including mine!. You don’t know how much I have learned from following your blog. Thanks! Keep up the great work & here’s to another great year!


  8. Happy Birthday! So far my favorite age has been 21 for obvious reasons, but also because I graduated college and started living in the real world that year.

  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We are almost birthday twins;) mines on the 22nd! Hope you had a good day and 32 will be an amazing year for you. I just know it!

  10. Up to this point (I’m 22 now, turning 23 in March) I definitely think that 20 was my best year yet. I went through a tough break up when I was 19, and my year of 20 included finding happiness all on my own, making a bunch of new friends (especially awesome girl friends) and spending a semester in Barcelona, Spain which was the absolute best thing I’ve ever done! While over there I lived with one of my best friends from home, and her 3 roommates from Umass. We took trips to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, Paris, Madrid, Maastricht/Amsterdam, The Netherlands, as well as Venice/Florence/Rome, Italy. It really was the trip of a lifetime and for that, made my year of 20 the best ever! [until I got home and still had to wait 3 1/2 months to legally drink in the states 🙂 ]

  11. Happy Belated Birthday Tina! My best year was probably the year I spent on unemployment and lost 101 pounds. It was such a blessing to have the time to spend on myself and get in shape. Unfortunately since going back to work I’ve regained some but I love exercising now (especially kickboxing) so I’m working on getting back to my fighting weight. Cheers!

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