Cookie Swap Pre-Game

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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I’m so psyched for the Cookie Swap this afternoon! :mrgreen:

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I baked 4 dozen Oatmeal Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Bars for the big event. Of course, I’m excited to share my goodies, but I’m even more excited to see (and taste!) what everyone else brings to the swap.

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Oh, how I LOVE cookies!!! 😉

Workout

My hip still isn’t 100%, so I did a 45-minute walk-run workout on the treadmill to give it a little break while still breaking a sweat. I followed my cardio workout with a solid 15 minutes of stretching. My legs NEEDED it in a bad way. Why don’t I stretch more? It hurts so good! 😉

Snack

I’m saving room for cookies, so I’m snacking on a blueberry-flavored Oikos while I blog instead of eating a full lunch.

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Still need to blow dry my hair and put on make-up. See ya! 😎

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39 Comments

  1. Tina! You should totally stretch/do yoga more. I’ve been reading your blog since late December or so and have never seen you do any of that. I bet that’s one of the leading causes of your injuries. Running/walking/elliptical are all repetitive motion exercise that are going to have you working the same muscle groups over and over and underworking others. Thus muscle imbalances. Thus continued injuries. Look up muscle allignment. Google rolfing. And compare your allignment to what the body is supposed to be. You’ve got so many great yoga studios in Boston too! I think Baron Baptiste is even a local.

  2. Those cookies look INCREDIBLE. Cookie swap – haven’t heard of this before but I think I’m going to start a ‘new thing’ with my friends 🙂

  3. I’m about to make 4 dozen oatmeal cranberry cookies, but I’m not swapping them with anyone 😉 Haha, I’m giving at least 3/4 to other people though.

  4. Can you believe I never heard of a cookie swap?! Is it a American thing? It’s a great idea, I think I have to import this in Europe:)

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  5. I did a holiday cookie exchange with some friends…it was great! It’s such a good way to break away from the same old sweets and new ones!

    Enjoy!

  6. I did a looong stretch session today, too, after my 12-miler yesterday! My IT band is stressing me out with its tightness. I’m planning a yoga session tomorrow morning. Do you use yoga DVDs to stretch out at all?

  7. I am horrible at stretching and have recently been really focusing on getting better at it – I have noticed a HUGE difference! Those cookies look great! I’m new to the blogging world and LOVE your blog!

  8. Yum, those cookie bars look great!

    I attended a craft session at a friend’s house and came home with coconut walnut brownies. Nom. I could never last a cookie swap. I’d eat cookies for a week!

  9. Stretching is sooo good for you. As I’m sure you know, it lengthens the muscles and aids in the prevention of injuries. I don’t stretch as much as I need to, either…I used to all the time in yoga but got away from it when I injured my hip. I try to every night to get rid of the bursitis…On a lighter note, your bars look fantastic. Hope I get to see what you swapped for 🙂

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