Barnstorming We Will Go

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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Today’s the day! I’m heading to Vermont (and then New Hampshire) along with 3 other bloggers for the Stonyfield Barnstorming Tour. I’m totally jazzed for it! :mrgreen:

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I’m not going to lie, I don’t know a lot about organics. The confusion over the term alone makes it difficult for me to sort out what organic is all about and what it truly means. I realize that understanding organics is not always easy for other people either, which is why I wanted to go on the Stonyfield Blogger Barnstorming Tour so badly. I want us all to better understand organics.

My goal on this trip is to learn everything that I can about organics and provide you with the resources and insights that will hopefully help you begin to understand why organics matter and why they are important for us all. If you have any questions in the next few days, please don’t hesitate to email me. I’ll do my best to them answered!

Ok, get ready for an adventure!!! :mrgreen:

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Workout

I practically bounded out of bed this morning with excitement, so I channeled my energy into a great 60-minute full body workout. I started with a 30-minute Body Pump workout using free weights at the gym, followed by a 15 minute jog on the treadmill and 15 minutes on the elliptical. It felt great to get moving first thing this morning. It definitely started my day off on the right foot.

Breakfast

I’m driving up to Stonyfield later this morning, so before I leave, my hubby wanted to make sure that I had a good meal in my belly. He’s making me pancakes right now, and I’m drinking iced coffee with soymilk while I blog. It’s been a good morning already! 😀

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Oh, Mal, we don’t mind your bed-head! 😉

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If off! See ya in Vermont! 😎

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80 Comments

  1. Woot! I hope you share with us what you learn – I’m curious about organics as well, and I’m still usually on the fence about whether it’s worth it… the circumstances may be different from country to country, but it’s nice to know the facts! Have a great time and a safe trip! 🙂

    Wei-Wei

  2. I’m diggin your Blogs and Coffee picture.

    Have a great time on the farm. I imagine you’ll come back a changed woman!

  3. I do have a question, why should I drink organic milk instead of just regular milk? I know they say they treat the cows better BUT do all organic milk suppliers treat the cows better? Is there a health benefit for me as well? Thanks Tina have fun

  4. I am interested to hear what you learn on this tour. Stoneyfield is often cited as one of the organic companies that operates on mass production ethics. I think the question of whether or not organic is better needs to be considered alongside the question of whether or not organic is sustainable (in certain modes of production). It strikes me as a little bit strange when the principles of organic growth are coupled with the business ethic of Wal-Mart. Should we be more educated about food, growing practices, etc? Sure. But when huge for-profit companies get involved, I think we need to consider that those pastoral ideals are being compromised in some way. We do eat organic food, but my priority is more to support local growers (who are sometimes not certified, but adhere to organic practices – you can only know by asking) than consuming organics that come from half a world away. But, like many others, I still have a lot to learn about this method/principle of agriculture.
    All this to say, I am excited for you, I hope you have a great time and I am eager to hear about your visit. Safe travels!

  5. Awww, Mal is so sweet! I would be *very* afraid of my husband cooking me breakfast. hahaha I hope you have a blast and I can’t wait to read all about it!

  6. Enjoy your trip.
    I’ve got two questions about organics: what is the real list of foods you should absolutely buy organic? And are buying organic nonfood products-make up, cleaning products, etc-as important as organic food?

  7. Sounds like fun. I’ve tried the morning workouts and they are just never as good as the evening ones because I am so tired. But it is does feel good to get it done at the beginning of the day to get your day started off right. I love the picture hanging in your kitchen, by the way!

  8. Not sure if anyone already mentioned this (I skimmed the 74 comments 🙂 ), but you should watch Food, Inc. if you have not already. Along with a ton of other really interesting/disturbing/informative info, they feature a good bit of time on Stoneyfield, their history and why they decied to pair with Wal-Mart. It is pretty interesting.
    BTW, I really like the blog and coffee sign also!

  9. Love Mal’s shirt! Have a great time. I used to own an organic farm in my younger days. It’s a beautiful day in Portland.

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