A Beautiful Saturday

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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It’s a beautiful day in Boston this morning! :mrgreen:

I’ve heard rumors that the temps might even get up into the low 50’s today! Wouldn’t it be nice if Spring came early this year? I can dream, right?

View from my balcony:

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Breakfast

I wanted a 3-Minute Cookie for breakfast this morning, but I knew that 150 calories (approximately) would not fill me up and keep me satisfied all morning, so I “enhanced” the recipe a bit.

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In the mix:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1 heaping tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 heaping tbsp Vega Smoothie Infusion
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 small banana, sliced
  • Cinnamon to taste

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I then nuked the mixture in the microwave for 1:45 and added a big scoop of peanut butter. It’s not the prettiest thing that I’ve ever seen, but it tasted delicious and definitely filled me up!

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We’re completely out of milk and soy milk, so I’m off to hunt for iced coffee after I finish this post. I need my morning java!

Workout

I meant to post my workout yesterday, but I ran out of time before the Black Beer Affair last night. Better late than never, right? 😉

At the gym, I started with a 45-minute strength training workout.

Seated Leg Press

  • 110 lbs.
  • 15 reps
  • 3 sets

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Single Seated Leg Press

  • 20 lbs.
  • 15 reps
  • 3 sets

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Leg Extension

  • 70 lbs.
  • 10 reps
  • 3 sets

Hamstring Curl

  • 40 lbs.
  • 10 reps
  • 3 sets

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Chest Press

  • 45 lbs. (the bar)
  • 15 reps
  • 3 sets

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Biceps Curl to Military Press (compound exercise)

  • 10 lbs.
  • 15 reps
  • 3 sets

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Bent-Over Row to Triceps Kickback (compound exercise)

  • 8 lbs.
  • 15 reps
  • 3 sets

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Assisted Pull-Ups

  • 65 lbs.
  • 2 sets (my arms were jello!)
  • 10 reps

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After strength training, I did 55 minutes of cardio.

I started with a 25-minute walking workout on the treadmill, which I call The Pyramid.

The Pyramid

  • 0:00 – 1:00 @ 4.1 mph (1.0 incline)
  • 1:00 – 3:00 @ 4.2 mph (2.0 incline)
  • 3:00 – 6:00 @ 4.3 mph (3.0 incline)
  • 6:00 – 10:00 @ 4.4 mph (4.0 incline)
  • 10:00 – 15:00 @ 4.5 mph (5.0 incline)
  • 15:00 – 19:00 @ 4.4 mph (4.0 incline)
  • 19:00 – 22:00 @ 4.3 mph (3.0 incline)
  • 22:00 – 24:00 @ 4.2 mph (2.0 incline)
  • 24:00 – 25:00 @ 4.1 mph (1.0 incline)

Variations:

  • Running option: Add 2.0 mph to each interval
  • 50-minute option: Repeat workout twice

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I finished up my workout with 30 minutes on the elliptical while catching up with my celeb gossip. I can’t get enough of it!

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I have busy Saturday ahead with my mom and sister. My sister and I are getting facials then hitting the gym together, and later this afternoon, we are meeting my mom for Fondue Fest! Mmm! Can’t wait!

Enjoy your Saturday! 😎

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63 Comments

  1. That breakfast is so unique – it sounds fantastic! Hope you guys got a warm up today, it was pretty warm here as well 🙂

  2. Tina,

    You should read “The New Rules of Lifting for Women” even if you don’t follow the workout — because it makes a good case why Seated Leg Presses are a waste of time. I used to do them and now I’m convinced there are way better exercises you can do for your legs. : ) xo

  3. I like the breakfast cookie! I have made it several times now and have found a combo I love..I substituted chocolate hemp protein powder for the Vega powder you used, and substituted 1 heaping Tbs. of cocoa for the cinnimon…I love chocolate for breakfast!

  4. Hi Tina,
    Thanks for this workout. I was wondering how much you rest between each set? I am a runner (just completed 10km) but have avoided strength training and am now trying to get into it. Do you have any advice? It is a bit intimidated to get started. Love your blog by the way!

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