5 for Friday

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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 and happy FRIYAY to you!

So, I thought this new “5 for Friday” blog post idea would make a fun feature on CNC. It seems like a great way to round-up the week with little tidbits about what’s happening on the family front as well as sharing some of my “Friday favorites” and “What I’m Loving Lately.” It’s like the best of both worlds!

FAMILY – So many Halloween costumes, so little time! 

We’re getting really excited for Halloween and have been talking about Quinn’s costume non-stop for weeks now. Up until last week, he wanted to be a ghost like last year. Then, he switched his costume to a bat. The bat idea actually stuck around for awhile, but, just yesterday, he changed his mind to vampire. He’s obsessed with all things “creepy,” so we’ll see what he ultimately picks. We actually might hit up our local party/Halloween store this weekend, so I’ll let you guys know what he picks!

FITNESS – My beloved Ghost Crops are now available in a new pattern! I love these pants so much. They’re super thin, but not see-through (at all) and highly durable. I’ve worn my first pair a zillion times on runs and during CrossFit and Orangetheory workouts and they still look brand new. The best part about these leggings though is that they DON’T SHOW SWEAT. For real. I’m an insanely sweaty person, and I don’t worry about these showing moisture in, um, the wrong places.

FOOD – Munk Pack Protein Cookies. I just wrote about these cookies yesterday, but I just had to mention them again because I’m such a huge fan. They’re a “healthy” treat without a bunch of funny stuff in them, but they taste like a true indulgence. Check out my full review for why I love them so much!

FAMOUS (well, famous-ish for a hot second) – I’m in the November issue of Health magazine! I’m so honored to be featured along side some other awesome bloggers and chefs. I share two of my favorite food swaps that have changed my body for the better over the years. Any guesses what they might be? 🙂

FUN – Sports bras made from 8 recycled plastic bottles! How cool is that? I’m wearing a Mirror Sports Bra from RUMI X, which is made from green technology and crafted from 8 recycled plastic bottles. It’s actually quite the awesome sports bra. I’m not usually someone who can wear one of those strap-y numbers, but this one fits really well and stays put during workouts.

Question of the Day

What’s your little one(s) being for Halloween this year?

Strap-y sports bras: yay or nay? 

P.S. Be sure to enter my giveaway to win a $100 VISA gift card. I’ll pick a winner on Monday morning!



  1. My 6 year old says she wants to be Moana so hopefully she sticks to that. The 2 year old said he wanted to be a fire truck but he refuses to try on the costume!

  2. I like any sports bra that will come off after a run/workout!

    I have one now that I love — it’s a strappy criss cross back situation with a latch closure that’s tough to put on (at first) but after the workout it’s SO easy to take off!

    I just hate that straight jacket feeling that a sweaty sports bra has after a brutal and sweaty gym session!

  3. Congratulations on the magazine!! So exciting and well deserved 🙂 Halloween is so much fun! We don’t have any children but we dress up to hand out candy 🙂

  4. Congrats on the magazine!
    Can’t wait to see what Quinn picks for his costume 😉
    I don’t like strappy sports bras at all…they’re not supportive enough for me!

  5. Halloween is a bit of an obsession at our house–going retro with a Top Gun theme this year.
    As for the sports bra question — strappy ones are a no for me.

  6. My daughter found a really cool archer/huntress costume she loves. It makes me happy ’cause a tall, curvy tween is reaching the point of costume struggles. It’s all sexy this and sexy that!

  7. I like the strappy sports bras as long as they are comfortable. Sometimes I find they feel too tight on the tops of my shoulders and trigger a migraine, but otherwise, I just love how they look peaking out from a tank top or make me feel like I look stronger than I probably am. haha! (What a weird thing to say, doh!)

  8. Congrats on the magazine spread! You have been an amazing blogger that I have followed for years and love to see you recognized and succeeding!

  9. My 2 month old daughter is going to be R2D2. My dog’s name is Chewie (Chewbacca) and he has a Chewbacca costume from last year so we thought they would make a cute pair!

  10. My daughter is going as Peg, from Peg + Cat. I like costumes that allow her to wear real clothes , and then add in some props. This is the first year we don’t have a family costume, and I’m a little bummed about it. I like to dress up too! 🙂

  11. Okay 1. You look SO strong. 2. You’re truly a fitness/writer inspiration for me. I mean, YOU’RE IN HEALTH MAGAZINE. 3. Those leggings are super fun! I love thin materials but they’re always see-through. A recent purchase from Lululemon was even see through for me. I hope they let me exchange!

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