7 Things That Happened Yesterday

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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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This post is super random. Ready? Here are 7 things that happened yesterday!

I finally ordered one of Murphy‘s photos from 1000 Pugs. The photographer gave us three options, and Mal and I liked the one below the best. Look at his weird lip! I can’t even look at this photo without smiling.


I cleaned out my closet and dresser and donated a ton of clothes. I’m still working on dressing better, which includes weeding out my old, ugly clothes and making room for new ones.

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Mal and I went to a couple of banks to check out some financing options. Our “building up” plan is moving, but slowly. We wanted to get a construction loan, but they’re becoming harder and harder to find. We’re also looking into home equity loans, but I’m not sure we’ve built up enough yet. If you’ve done work to your house in the past and have any advice, we’re all ears!

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A new shipment of Nikki’s Coconut Butter arrived at my house! On Friday, I ordered some jars of the vanilla cake batter coconut butter, and it showed up just 72 hours later. Holy fast delivery!

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I ate some cashew butter (with a sliced banana) as an afternoon snack yesterday. I am now obsessed with cashew butter. That is all.

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I made Artichoke Lemon Pesto Chicken Pasta for dinner last night and, holy crap, it was amazing. I know I’ve said this before, but Juli from PaleOMG is a genius. Her recipes are phenomenal.

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I did a drop-in at a Quincy City CrossFit last night. The new box opened a couple of months ago, and a few of my friends from 781 now workout there, so I went to a class last night so I could WOD with them. It was a lot of fun!

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Health News & Views

If you’re sticking with your exercise routine this summer, congrats! You’re doing something great for your mind, body, and soul. But, did you know you can get even more out of your sweat session by fueling your body right?

Especially if you’re trying to lose weight, it might sound counter-intuitive to eat something before you exercise, but providing your body with some extra energy will help you push through your workout and go longer and stronger, so you get the results you want. With that said, try these all-natural foods to energize your fitness routine!

3 Foods to Eat Before Your Summer Workout

Question of the Day

How was your Monday? Name something fun/cool/exciting that happened yesterday!



  1. I took an awesome spin class yesterday! The music was blasting and I was sweating like crazy. Last week I tried cashew butter for the first time and it is crazy good. It also helped that I tried the chocolate hazelnut flavor!

  2. Have you tried any other Nikki’s flavors yet? I love the vanilla cake batter, but was thinking of switching it up for next order.

  3. LOVE Murphy’s 1000 pugs photo! You guys picked a good one – I mean look at that lip! I’m so jealous you were able to participate in that photo project, all the photos so far look amazing!

  4. Hi. I also participated in the 1000 pug project but I can not get my pictures, or get Amanda to respond to me. I was curious about your experience and how you were able to contact her. My fear is that she really took off more than she can chew and she is just done. I don’t think she scammed us on purpose, but I am sure she used the money to fund her travels and there is no money to refund. Anyway, she hasn’t been on her blog since June 21st, her photography site is “unavailable”, the 1000 pug site is down and she won’t answer any emails.

    1. Ugh, I’m in the same boat. We ordered a pic of Murphy, but then received a refund the other day. I haven’t email Amanda yet, but I plan to. I wonder what’s going on?

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