Alarm Clock

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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Let’s start this morning with some pretty flowers! :mrgreen: I’m happy that this bouquet has held up so well since last Saturday. The flowers look as fresh as they day we bought them! 😀 Aren’t fresh flowers just the best? They instantly improve my mood!

Ok, now I need to complain about my stupid alarm clock. 👿

Last night, I got all packed up to go to an early morning Body Defined class at Healthworks. It actually takes me a little while to organize my things for the next morning. I need to lay out my gym clothes in the living room (so I don’t wake Mal), plan my outfit for the next day (complete with accessories, shoes, and make-up), pack my breakfast and lunch as well as all of my blogging “equipment” (computer, camera, camera chord, etc.) and usual my wallet, phone, planner, iPod necessities. As you might expect, all of this coordination takes some diligent planning and time on my part.

So, obviously, I was bummed when my alarm clock didn’t go off at 5:05 this morning! Grrr! I woke up about an hour later when Mal’s alarm clock went off at 6:00, but it was much too late to make the class on time. Oh well. I probably needed the extra sleep– and now I’m all packed up for the gym tomorrow morning! 😀 I guess it’s not all bad! 

For those of you who exercise at the gym in the morning, do you have any tips for “streamlining” my packing and organization? Do I just have too much stuff?

Onto breakfast…

This morning’s breakfast was a bowl of juicy watermelon chucks… 

and oatmeal mixed with wheat bran, hemp protein, and vanilla hemp milk with 2 scoops of Barney Butter. I also had a glass of iced coffee with milk and agave nectar. 

Question of the Day

I saw this question in Real Simple the other day– thought it was a good one. 

What is the best thing money can’t buy?



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57 Comments

  1. streamlining- just throw crap in a bag and go! i use one canvas bag everyday that has everything i need. have it packed ahead of time (and at all times) with the bare essentials for working out. that way, you are always ready to go!

  2. The best thing money can’t buy – good health. Sure, money makes it easier to eat well and take care of yourself, but all the money in the world can’t help you dodge your genes or all the effects of pollution, etc. Plus no amount of money can cure my clumsiness, which has resulted in plenty of scrapes, cuts, bruises, and a few fractures!!

  3. I do the same thing by laying out my clothes, HRM, and even my headband in the bathroom (so I don’t wake the sleeping hubby). Thankfully, I don’t have to travel too far to the gym (there is one in our townhome complex) but I think you have the right idea of doing everything you possible can the night before.

    Wow, I wish I lived in Boston so I could join you in some of these amazing blog tastings! I have always wanted to visit Boston and looking at your blog confirms my desire even more. What a great place to live!

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