80”²s Fitness Fads

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.


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.

Home sweet home. I loved waking up in my own bed and enjoying a homemade breakfast with a pug sleeping on my lap. It doesn’t get better than that! 😀


This morning, I enjoyed a wonderful bowl of overnight oats and a glass of toasted coconut iced coffee with vanilla soymilk.

In the mix:

  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup vanilla soymilk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Walnuts
  • Chocolate-covered cranberries
  • Barney Butter


I’ve been meaning to write this post for awhile, so I apologize if it seems a bit random or out of place. Even still, I swear it’ll be fun! 😉 I wrote this post while participating in a blog campaign by Kraft’s Crystal Light Pure Fitness and FitnessMagazine.com compensated me for my participation in this project. Opinions expressed are all my own.

80’s Fitness Fads

As you know, I recently made three workout videos for Fitness Magazine where we tried some fun, new fitness trends: hula hooping, retro-robics, and belly dancing workouts. You can see me in action here!

I had a ton of fun trying the new workouts. I especially liked hula hooping because it reminded me of being a kid and playing outside in the yard. How fun were some of those toys we had as kids?! I’d play and play and not even realize that I was exercising. For instance, Get In Shape Girl was one of my favorite “games.” I actually blogged about my love for it back in March.

Besides Get In Shape Girl, I loved my Pogo Ball.

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And Skip-It. Remember this thing?

My sister actually owned the Skip-It, so, of course, there were plenty of fights over it. She was actually really, really good at it, and I’d always steal it from her and try to beat her score, but I never even came close.

And, of course, there was the Pocket Rocker.


On the website with my exercise videos, you can enter to win $500 in the Fitness Magazine and Crystal Light Pure Fitness sweepstakes. All you need to do is answer “What’s your best trick for staying hydrated?” Seems easy enough, right?

Question of the Day

What’s your favorite fitness game/toy from your childhood?



  1. I LOVE that you still have a Pocket Rocker. I seriously think the 80’s had the best music but um, that’s probably because I grew up in the 80’s LOL.

    Toasted Coconut coffee is my all time fav coffee!

  2. dancing sounds like it would be really fun and not even like a workout…
    that pogo ball thing looks pretty interesting too….
    my favorite way to stay hydrated is eating “water food” like oraanges and melon 🙂
    sneaky sneaky

  3. Umm I DEFINITELY had the Skip It AND Pogo Ball, loved them both like crazy. In high school one of my friends found her old Pocket Rocker and we were pretty obsessed.
    I remember watching “Mousercise” at like 6 AM on the Disney Channel when I was a kid. Mickey and Minnie doing aerobics with a bunch of spandex-clad kids. Best thing ever.

  4. I loved the skip it. I was skip it queen at my school. I could do it fast and I could jump it when others were doing it. Mine was yellow and pink and I loved it until the movers broke it in one of our many childhood moves. 🙁

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