Errands Etcetera

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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! Happy Tuesday!

After our weekend of home improvement projects, Mal and I spent today getting our life back in order””running errands, cleaning and organizing the house, etc. But, first, we got our WOD on at CrossFit.


Today’s WOD was a good one!


Running and air squats probably don’t sound too tough, but let me tell you, my quads were burning like crazy during this workout. Plus, I tried to keep up with a speedy gal in class, so I was really pushing myself today. I finished in 11:41.


After CrossFit, I came home and made a protein shake with vanilla fitmixer protein powder (mmm”¦ tastes like vanilla cake), iced coffee, and almond milk.

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A little while later, I made lunch, which was pretty much a repeat of last night’s Tuna & White Bean Salad, but I added some roasted red pepper hummus to the mix.

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After lunch, Mal and I headed out to do some errands, which started with a quick stop at Marylou’s for an afternoon pick-me-up.


Mal apparently needed a serious pick-me-up because he ordered a large Girl Scout Cookie iced coffee (tastes like Thin Mints). I went with a small Butterfinger iced coffee, which tasted more like caramel and chocolate than a Butterfinger, but it was close enough”¦ and incredible. 

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Our next stop was at AT&T to potentially cancel our cell phone service since it sucks so hard. Mal and I can’t even make calls from inside our house anymore. (We never had great service, but now it’s terrible!) We usually end up standing in the front yard while we talk on the phone. Ah, yea, this needs to change ASAP.

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We also stopped at Marshall’s to buy a few accessories for our new bathroom and kitchen.

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FYI: The big reveal will happen in a few days because Mal now wants to paint the bathroom. Oooh, it never ends!

After doing all of our errands, Mal and I finally went to the park so the pug could run around. We planned to go to our usual dog park, but we ended up just minutes away from Wompatuck State Park, so we went there this time.


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Oh, I think that’s Murphy’s special spot!

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Murphy was pug putty in Mal’s hands! Haha!

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After the park, we came home and then I made myself an afternoon snack, which was vanilla Greek yogurt mixed with cashew butter and chia seeds. It was a surprisingly awesome combo.


Once I finished eating my snack, Mal and I went on an organizing and cleaning spree. Check it out!






A little olive oil”¦



We got so much accomplished and it feels awesome! Hooray!


While we worked, I ate a bunch of Pretzel Crisps.

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Off to make dinner! Have a nice night, friends!

Question of the Day

How many cookbooks do you own? What percentage of them do you actually use on a regular basis?

My answer: I had 41 cookbooks (now 20). I use maybe 10% of them on a regular basis. I’m all about using the Internet to find recipes.



  1. We have probably 100 cook books- my husband is a chef and my aunt is a buyer= we have too many! We use- probably 5 of them.

    ps- that cute little doggy is going to get a rude awakening when you have little babies- soo spoiled! LOL- I speak from experience- we had 2 dalmations that were the center of the universe…. until baby 1,2 and 3

  2. I have a ton of cookbooks too and I use them very sparingly. That’s probably because I end up cooking the same stuff over and over. But, I do love to read cookbooks and look at the pretty pictures so I keep them 🙂

  3. I’m embarrassed to say that I do not own even one cookbook. The shame!
    I just graduate On-Ramp and my first CrossFit class was yesterday and we did the same workout! I didn’t do it as prescribed, but rather 25 air squats. I finished in 9:58. Great WOD to do at home or while traveling.

  4. oh great, my husband and i just switched to AT&T last night after almost 20 yrs with US Cellular, (and pretty decent service). after doing research, it seemed AT&T offered the best rates for our shared plan. but after reading about your experience and hearing similar things from others, now i’m worried about service. at least we have a 30-day trial period to make up our minds i guess.

  5. I tried the WOD today–LOVED it!! I am so excited to try more of them that integrate treadmill sprints. The time went by so quickly and it was so motivating. Thank you!!

  6. Have you tried the Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzel Thins at Trader Joe’s? They are a good alternative when you want the salty+sweet. Plus, dark chocolate has all those antioxidants, so that’s healthy right?

  7. Olive oil to clean a fridge? I had no idea! I personally own 4 cookbooks (I think?), 2 of which are more for children/teenagers from when I was younger. I actually pretty much never use my cookbooks–there are way too many recipes online that I find first!

  8. I haven’t had my own kitchen for over a year now so once David and I finish the house, I plan on using the cookbooks as decoration. 🙂

  9. you in jeans and mal in a long shirt..what is the weather like where you are? So crazy hot here! I’m slightly jealous!!

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