What I Ate Sunday Funday + Balancing Macros for Splurges

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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Hi, guys! Happy Monday to you!

I’m still smiling from the weekend! 🙂 It was, for sure, an awesome one, especially since Sunday turned into a bit of a “Sunday Funday” with some impromptu adult beverages while watching the CrossFit Regionals during nap time. I mean, hey, Mal and I already completed all of our household responsibilities for the weekend (i.e. groceries, laundry, cleaning), so we figured we might as well enjoy ourselves! 🙂 Additionally, in this blog post, I want to show you guys how I balance my splurges via “what I ate in a day.” Read on for some tips and tricks!

I typically plan my meals and snacks via MyFitnessPal the night before based on what we have in the fridge ready to go. I knew we had some leftover shredded chicken and guacamole that needed to be used up, so I paired them with some frozen cauliflower stir fry from Trader Joe’s. It took less than 5 minutes to whip up this meal!

When Mal woke up, he realized he was out of iced coffee, so he ran to Dunkin Donuts and came back with treats for Quinn and me. I obviously couldn’t turn down a chocolate munchkin, so I made a quick adjustment to my macros (cut carbs) to account for it.

After breakfast, we took the boys to Bare Cove Park for some exercise. Quinn rode his bike while Murphy ping-ponged like a lunatic all over the path. He was SO EXCITED!

It was such a beautiful day! I’m so glad we decided to visit the park. Mal and I even said we should make it a regular part of our weekends again!

Mid-walk, Quinn’s legs got a tired, so we took a break to rest and snap some family photos. How cute are these two?

Photo below by Quinn! 🙂

We actually ended up spending quite awhile at the park (Murphy was soooo exhausted by the end), so when we returned home, we were all ready for lunch.

On the menu for me: Arugula with roasted chicken breast, shredded Brussels sprouts, pine nuts, and blue cheese crumbled. Mmm!

After lunch, Quinn went down for his nap. Mal and I finished up a few chores around the house and then sat down to watch Regionals. Our viewing “party” turned into an actual happy hour celebration complete with drinks and snacks!

As for macro-tracking, I counted the wine, guacamole, and cheese on my plate, but just winged it with the veggies. I don’t worry about getting too many nutrients! 🙂 FYI: After enjoying a munchkin (and impromptu wine), I decided to nix some rice crackers and hummus from my afternoon snack to balance out the carbs, which was a quick and easy adjustment.

Dinner was pork loin with roasted carrots and arugula topped with (more) blue cheese. I’m on a serious blue cheese kick lately!

Dessert was chocolate chips mixed with sunflower seeds, which is quite the delicious sweet + salty flavor combination!

Question of the Day

CrossFit peeps: Did you watch Regionals? 

How was your Sunday Funday? 

Do you want to see more info/tips about tracking macros on CNC?



  1. I watched the East Team competition to cheer on Kelsey Kiel and the rest of Invictus Boston. They CRUSHED IT! So much fun to see!

  2. Sunday was fun! So happy the weather wasn’t as bad as predicted in MA! I had an impromptu visit from some friends and their kids so I whipped up a veggie, cheese and cracker board – laid out some oreos (Because who doesn’t love those??) and a pizza. And they brought some IPA’s! Funny thing though, half way through my IPA I got super fatigued and wanted to sleep (it was only 430pm) so not sure if it was the beer or just mommy exhaustion?

    I’ve always been interested in macro’s but I’m super intimidated by it – I like the idea that you can fit in foods that you like while still eating healthy (wine and munchkins!) I have 10lbs of baby weight to lose and my intuitive eating is not hacking it!

  3. Yes! Please incorporate more macro talk on the blog. I’m thinking of making the leap to start tracking so any tips you can give would be great!

  4. I definitely enjoyed reading about macros. It’s something I’ve never really thought about, but I love how flexible you are with it and make adjustments throughout the day to allow some spontaneity!

  5. I would love some guidance on tracking macros. I have been reading about it for a while but it sounds SO intimidating! Do you weigh everything??

    1. I use my food scale a lot, but I don’t weigh everything. I’ll weigh nut butter, meat, pasta, cereal, cheese – things I tend to overestimate! 😉

  6. I used to hate, I mean hate, blue cheese and about 3 years ago I tried it again and am in love. So crazy how tastes change over the course of time!

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