Coffee Break

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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This morning, Julie and I planned to attend a spin class together, but when we arrived at the gym, the class was already full. Bummer! 😕

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So, we swapped spinning for a coffee break.

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I jumped in Julie’s car and we drove over to the Coffee Break Café for iced coffees and catching up.

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I ordered a Jungle Nut iced coffee with soy milk. It was tasty, but nearly as good as Marylou’s!

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Julie and I covered all of the usual bases during our conversation– fitness, food, work, blogging, etc. As always, it was so nice to see her!

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When I got home, I reheated some leftovers from last night’s dinner for lunch. They were tasty, filling, and all that jazz, but I really wanted something sweet like cookies. Typical, right?

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So, I baked a batch of Oatmeal Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. This time, I used creamy peanut butter instead of almond butter. Both nut butters work well, but using a creamy variety is key to soft, moist cookies.

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Back to work I go!



  1. I hate when iced coffees dont live up to my lovers (Dunkin Donuts) but I am killing to take a chance. I love local coffee houses better though for the atmosphere and supporting local business. I am going to Pittsburgh this wk and already have some I must check out!

  2. Seems like spin is a popular class 🙂 Usually the 5am Wednesday class is FULL @ our local YMCA! I make sure to arrive right when it opens @ 4:45am! It is definitely worth the early wakeup! And, I especially love it because the lights are OFF and the music is blastin’! (We receive just enough light from the gym across the hall so it’s not 100% dark.)

  3. Those cookies are incredible…my kids loved them too! I really wasn’t sure if they would like them, but my son gobbled one up with breakfast, and my daughter texted me after school saying “Mom these cookies are amazing!” Score with that recipe…thank you 🙂

  4. Looks like you still had fun even if you missed out on your class! 🙂 I went to the gym this morning, thinking there was a Body Attack class on but instead it was a class called Hi/Lo, which is lower intensity but still a workout. I was gonna just leave it but I thought why not! Ended up having a great time 🙂 Hope you get to have a spin class soon!

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