Count Von Count (AHAHAH)

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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You know “The Count” from Sesame Street, right? Did you know his full name is Count von Count? I had no idea! Ok, I actually never really thought about it until today when I Googled him so I could create the image below:

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Did you catch what he said?!?

10 kipping pull-ups ahahah!

That’s right, I did 10 kipping pull-ups today! Ten!!! It’s a frickin’ miracle. There were so many times in the past I thought I’d never be able to do them, but (holy crap) I can do kipping pull-ups now. Now, I just need to do 45 of them mixed with forty-five 65-pound Thrusters and then I’ll be happy!

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Cross it off the Goal Board! Yay!!


Sooooooo, about those Double Unders”¦ I managed 28 the other day. That’s progress, right? I still have 16 days of the month left. I’ll get there.

I only planned to do 5-3-1 at CrossFit today, but then I decided to call my doctor to double-check about exercise. He says it doesn’t cause flares, but I worried it might make things worse since I’m not 100% yet.

This morning, I ended up talking to his nurse, Karen (who is AWESOME, btw), who told me, as long as I feel up to it, I should exercise. It turns out her son does CrossFit too, so she gave me her “blessing” to get my sweat on””and that’s exactly what I did!


Before class, I did 5-3-1. Back squats were on the agenda today and, surprisingly, I felt stronger than expected. I thought I might feel a little weak because of the colitis, but I felt great, so that’s good news. I think the drugs and new diet are working!

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Today’s workout:

Power Clean from below the knee
2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2

@80% for all sets
*Do 2-3 warm up sets to get up to your work weight.
*Rest 2 minutes between sets

6 Hang Power Clean

Rx: Bodyweight HPC
L2: 75% BW HPC; band HSPU
L1: 50% BW HPC; tiger pushups
Beg: 40% BW HPC; hand release push ups OR push ups

Score = completed rounds + extra reps

Since I’m still on the mend, I didn’t go crazy with the weight today. I used 75 pounds for the strength and 65 pounds (L1) for the WOD. I also opted for Tiger Push-Ups (instead of band Handstand Push-Ups) during the WOD and, holy crap, they are hard!!

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I never thought this movement would be so difficult! By the end of the WOD, I was only doing 3 reps at a time and then resting. Wow, they are tough. I did 9 + 5 (9 rounds + 5 reps of the Hang Power Cleans on the next round). My upper body is going to be sore tomorrow!


I had a doctor’s appointment (not related to colitis – thank God) right after CrossFit, so I quickly showered and then packed a snack to take with me: two hardboiled eggs + Sweet Potato Wedges.

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I also grabbed a Paleo Zucchini Almond Butter Muffin.

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When I got home from my appointment, I ate a sliced banana with a scoop of almond butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon. I also munched on some more Sweet Potato Wedges.

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A bunch of you guys asked about my plans for protein powder now that I’m eating a Paleo/SCD, and, sadly, I’m not going to consume it for awhile. I’ve never had issues with dairy/whey, so I hope once things settle down, I can enjoy a protein shake every now and then. We’ll see. 

Question of the Day

Who is your favorite Sesame Street character? What’s your favorite episode?

My favorite character is the Cookie Monster, who I met last December on The Dr. Oz Show. He didn’t pick my cookie to win, but he’s still my favorite. Share it, maybe?

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  1. Glad you were able to get back to crossfit! Congrats on the kipping pullups!!! I don’t know what I’d do without my protein shake every morning so I hope you’re able to work that back into your diet. I do know that whey and dairy is harder for the body to digest. Have you ever heard of or tried Arbonne’s Protein shakes? They’re made with rice, pea and cranberry proteins which are really easy on the digestive system compared to other protein powders out there. I couldn’t live without mine! Here’s a little blurb from their site:
    “There are two blends in the Protein Shakes, including INNER G-Plex, Arbonne’s proprietary cellular energy complex. Key ingredients are combined for a synergistic effect; working together they increase caloric output, increase metabolic response to food intake and help increase energy at the cellular level. The shakes also contain the Arbonne Protein Matrix blend that provides 20 grams of protein from three different sources: pea protein, cranberry protein and rice protein.”

  2. Congrats! Thats an awesome feeling being able to cross a major goal off of your list. My favorite Sesame Street character is Snuffleufagus (spelling? haha) or cookie monster! I heard they changed him to the vegetable monster though? I can understand why, but its just not the same.

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