Cabin Fever Workout

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Hi, 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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I was definitely starting to feel the cabin fever this morning. I felt restless, sort of cranky, and even a bit claustrophobic being all cooped up in the house for the past 24+ hours. When I realized our box was holding Open Gym today, I immediately got dressed and ready to go. I needed to get out of the house in a bad way!


The roads in our neighborhood are still pretty messy, so Mal and I needed to do a little more shoveling to get his car out this morning.


This time, I borrowed a shovel from our neighbors so I could help him. After what Mal went through yesterday, I’m pretty sure I’m on snow-shoveling duty for the rest of the winter.


Nothing could keep us away from CrossFit this morning!


And we weren’t the only crazy ones who ventured out today. There was at least a dozen people at Open Gym.



There was a group of us at Open Gym who felt like doing a Metcon, so we made up a workout and did it together:


5 Wallballs
5 Pull-ups

I’ve been working on my Toes-to-Bar lately (I actually did some in a workout out on Friday), so I alternated between pull-ups and Toes-to-Bar for our WOD. I didn’t think 5 reps of each would be tough, but the last few rounds were really exhausting. Mal also did this workout, but he decided to do 10 reps of each exercise. Um, yea. He’s an animal.

If you’re feeling a bit of cabin fever today or you just want to do a quickie 10-minute workout, here’s a fun one for you. Just set a timer for 10 minutes and then do 7 Burpees followed by 5 push-ups for every minute on the minute.


After CrossFit, Mal and I went to buy a couple of new shovels since our only one is broken. Sadly, everyone else (and their mother) had this same idea, so we were out of luck.


Then, we went grocery shopping for the week. Most people probably stocked up on food before the storm, but Mal and I did this after the storm. Clearly, we were not prepared for this storm.


This week’s haul:


This week’s meal plan:


After CrossFit and shopping, I was pretty hungry, so I threw together a quick lunch: canned tuna mixed with grainy mustard.


And homemade avocado (garlic, garlic powder, lime juice, salt, and pepper) with brown rice crackers and baby carrots.


Delicious lunch!


Did you happen to notice the package of Chips Ahoy Chewy Cookies in my grocery photo above? Well, that’s what happens when I go shopping with Mal. He’s like a kid trying to sneak junk food into our cart. Anyway, I love Chips Ahoy Chewy Cookies too, so I ate one after lunch. I expected a delicious, soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie, but I was shocked and disappointed after taking my first bite. It tasted horrible, which definitely says something because I pretty much like all cookies. I don’t know what happened!?! Chips Ahoy Chewy used to be my favorite packaged cookie ever. Mal agreed they didn’t taste as good as they normally do, so maybe Nabisco changed their recipe? They weren’t nearly as soft and sweet as I remember. Ugh. It was such a bummer.


Questions of the Day

What’s your favorite kind of packaged cookies?

Are you claustrophobic at all? Do you have any phobias?

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