Burn the Morning

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! :mrgreen:

After blogging about breakfast, I headed downtown for a BURN class at Healthworks. BURN is a hard-core treadmill workout, but it is designed to challenge all fitness levels– you don’t need to be a superstar runner to take a class. You can even walk the BURN class and still get an amazing workout. For 50-minutes, you work between treadmill intervals and strength training circuits, which maximizes your workout efficiency, so you burn a ton of calories.

Healthworks offers about 10 different BURN classes; I took Total Body Blast BURN this morning. This workout is performed predominantly on the treadmill and involves sprints, high-incline power walking, and endurance intervals.

The class was tough, and it totally kicked my booty! Toward the end of the workout, we alternated between sprints and jogging on a 6.0 incline. I thought I was going to die. But, when it was all over, I felt GREAT! I’m so glad that I pushed myself. I love workouts like that! 😀 (But, seriously, I thought I was going to die!)

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After a butt-kickin’ workout at Healthworks, I headed over to Intimacy in the Copley Mall to buy myself a new bra. What can I say, I have expensive taste when it comes to bras! 😉

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I realize the importance of high quality (aka expensive) bras, but I’m still a cheapskate at heart. I didn’t need a new bra, but my $50 off coupon was going to expire at the end of the month, and I heard a rumor that Intimacy was having a big sale, so I just had to check it out. Plus, I always love a good deal!

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When I arrived at Intimacy, I went straight for the sale rack. I found 3 bras– 2 of which were half price– and tried them on. I ended up buying a lacy, black and purple number, which, with my coupon, cost me less than $3! It was totally worth the trip downtown! :mrgreen:

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Lunch

By the time I got home from my workout and running errands, I was famished! I took a quick shower and then whipped-up an even quicker salad for lunch. I munched on some veggies while I chopped.

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In the mix:

  • Arugula
  • Carrots
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Cumbers
  • Celery
  • Black olives
  • Black-eyed peas
  • KooLoos
  • Balsamic vinegar

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Like usual, I wanted something sweet after lunch, so I baked a quick batch of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

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And, I ate them all! 😉

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I also put on a fresh pot of coffee. The combination of cookies + coffee just sounded so delicious to me. Plus, the rest of the pot will become iced coffee for tomorrow morning’s breakfast.

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I love my new mug! Thanks, Beth! :mrgreen:

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So, my plans changed for this afternoon. Instead of spending it drinking beer, I’m driving out to my in-laws’ house with Mal to pick up a dining room table and our couch from storage. Mal and I want to have our place completely settled by the end of the weekend, so beer drinking will have to wait until tonight. 😉

See ya later!

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42 Comments

  1. Oooh what lovely bras! Good bras are so important in my opinion! I’m a cheapskate too but bras are important!
    That sounds like a great work out! I want to try!!

  2. I remember the 1st day I stumbled into Intamacy. 1st off, how was I wearing the wrong bra size for for more than 10yrs??! Crazy. I need to find a $50 coupon.BTW, LOVE the lacy black & purple, and the purple one.

  3. I love Intimacy I learned of it through Oprah. I don’t even know how I t went years without the right bra size and a good bra!!!

  4. That class sounds sooo good! I’ve heard about treadmill classes before, but I’ve never been to one. Gotta love the sale rack – always perks me right up!

  5. Ooo I know how you feel about the discounts and the extra-push-yourself-feel-great-about-yourself workouts 🙂 I always do something a little extra after a night out to mentally feel more balanced about my (bad) choices the night before.

  6. Healthworks looks like such an awesome gym. Treadmill workout classes are genius! I wish they had Healthworks in the NYC/NJ area. Do you know if they plan on opening any outside of the Boston area?

  7. I have never ever heard of a treadmill group fitness class – how cool! Even though I adore my gym, Healthworks sounds uh-mazing!!!

    …oh, and I seriously LOVE you for talking about your bra shopping and even posting pics. Mad props to you. New bras are always exciting to us girls =]

  8. I am incredibly jealous of both your workout and new bras! I think if my gym offered the variety and extent of classes yours does, I’d probably go try something new every day also. Lucky you!!

  9. Tina –

    I’ve been using some of your treadmill incline workouts to the gym and I DEFINITELY know the feeling of soon-to-be-dead. Love your blog and think you’re such an inspriation! Keep up the fab writing!

  10. 3 dollar bras that don’t rip apart as you pay for them? HOLY DEAL! BTW do you have any MALE bosses that might see those bra pics? 😉 I’ve never heard of a treadmill class! INTERESTING! I would love to try that!

  11. I need to go to Intimacy in Atlanta very badly, have for years. I don’t entirely trust Victoria’s Secret to give me my proper bra size and I know I’ve never worn the right size bra (usually because I can’t find them in my size). I just never have any reason to go to that part of town when I make the drive to Atlanta anymore!

  12. You’ve inspired me. Tina. I’m vegan and love my veggies, but somewhere along the way (especially during Bitch Week!) I usually go for boxed more than fresh. Mainly, I do fruit for breakfast, veggies for lunch, and Kashi vegan entrees for dinner, like Tuscan Veggie Bake. I also have a cookbook, but I can’t cook, so it’s collecting dust. However, that salad you whipped up inspired me to make my favorite derivative salad: Bean Salad! Usually just black beans, garbonzo (I can’t spell) beans, spinach, green apple, and lemon juice for dressing.

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