Friday Morning Fitness Survey

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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Happy Friday!

How about a fitness survey to start your day off on the right foot? (I don’t about you, but I’m in slow motion this morning.) I saw this survey on Beyond Bananas a few weeks ago and thought it looked fun! Feel free to play along!

Five Fitness Things I Can’t Live Without:

  • Running buddies
  • Road races
  • Lady Gaga station on Pandora
  • Body Pump
  • Foam roller


Most Embarrassing Song I Listen to While Working Out:

I haven’t switched up the music on my iPod in months, so these embarrassing songs are still on there.

Favorite Pre-Workout Snack or Meal:

Peanut butter and banana on an whole wheat. Boom! It never let’s me down.

On My Fitness Bucket List:

  • Run the Boston Marathon
  • Reach the Beach with a blogger team!
  • Try Crossfit


Must Have Tech Tools:

  • Garmin Forerunner
  • iPhone
  • Does a treadmill count? Some of them are really high-tech!

Top Exercise Gear:


Motivational Mantras:

Favorite Cardio Exercise:

  • Long distance running
  • Interval running on the treadmill
  • Step aerobics
  • Bootcamp classes
  • Skiing

Favorite Strength Moves:

  • Push-ups
  • Spider Walks on Bosu
  • Curtsy Squats


I did a terrible job meal planning this week, so I just winged it with dinner last night. I ended up finding a packet of Knorr Four Cheese sauce mix in one of our cabinets, so I incorporated it into dinner. It called for milk, but we only had vanilla-flavored soy milk, so I used Greek yogurt + water to make the cheese sauce. It actually turned out really well””thick and creamy!

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I mixed the cheese sauce with whole wheat pasta and roasted broccoli. Dinner done.

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This morning’s breakfast was scrambled eggs with leftover roasted broccoli and crumbled feta and a glass of iced coffee with a splash of eggnog.

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Teddie Peanut Butter Giveaway

I’m giving away a HUGE TUB of Teddie Peanut Butter over on Trading Up Downtown today. I have no idea why this makes me so happy, but it does!


Question of the Day

Play along with the fitness survey!

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  1. I love fitness surveys! What a lot of fun. I love my Garmin too. I can’t walk without it. My mp3 player too. Exercise is so much more fun with good music.

    Mmm coffee with a splash of eggnog. I need to try that. Could be dangerous though…

  2. No worries, that huge tub of PB put a goofy grin on my face too 😉 I couldn’t live without: races to train for, a sister to run with, music to keep me moving, and my jump rope (ha, is that one weird? I love jump roping :))

  3. Smart move with that cheese sauce. I tried to make gravy the other day with vanilla almond milk since we were all out of plain. Big mistake! I was hoping since it was a small amount, the vanilla wouldn’t come through, but oh how it did. Yuck!

    I also really want to try crossfit! I think there’s a location around Fenway…

  4. love this survey! i could not live without my garmin, iPod nano and peanut butter/banana pre race meal. and i definitely think treadmills are tech gadgets.

    umm… you are excited about that 5 lb tub of PB because it is freakin awesome!!!

  5. My Running bucket list also includes the Boston Marathon, I grew up watching it and I hope to run it in 2013. I would also love to do an Iron Man….maybe a half would be enough 🙂

  6. I LOVE Crossfit!! I bought a 6 week groupon and pledged to go 5 days a week for 6 weeks…I did it! I have kept going from there because it is very addictive! I was out of shape and now am improving each day. BONUS: it has helped my running even though that is not the core of the workout!

    1. @Sara Butler: I second that –CF being addictive! I could not go back to regular group exercise strength classes again. It’s EXPENSIVE, but worth it. LOVE CROSSFIT! Definitely try it out Tina.

      1. @Tina: I just do Crossfit….but I do it 5 days a week. Between that and running I don’t really need another gym membership. But I have thought about picking up a groupon every once and awhile for yoga or pilates. Yes, it’s pricey but the results are amazing and the workouts are awesome. Plus there’s so much variety that you never get bored!

      2. @Tina: I just do CrossFit and run. No gym membership. Usually the CF boxes have drop in days or FREE WOD (work out of the day) days on Saturdays for you to try it out. You’ll have to see what the one by you offers. Plus, the one I go to offers discounts i.e. couples, law enforcement, educators, military. Maybe Mal could try it out too? Lastly, the expensive price helps keep me accountable to go on days when I don’t feel like going, but like you say afterwards you never regret a workout!

        1. @Kara: Sorry, I forgot to say that I’ve been to two boxes and both allowed me to try it out for free a few days during the week to see how I liked it before I made a commitment to sign up, which I thought was awesome. I believe they all don’t have contracts and it is a monthly rate, but I maybe wrong. Hope this info helps! 🙂

  7. That cheese sauce just reminded me how I found a packet of Knorr something or another in my mom’s cabinet at THanksgiving. It EXPIRED in 2001. I can’t even begin to guess how old it was. My mom is like a pantry hoarder, it’s ridiculous.

  8. 5 Fitness Things I Can’t Live Without:
    1) Fitness. It is my job, without it I am poor. (also kinda poor with it, but whatevah).
    2) Les Mills. BodyPump, BodyCombat, BodyStep. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
    3) Workout pals. I teach, therefore I cannot workout alone. I try, but it is tough. I would much rather have a bunch of buddies.
    4) iPod.
    5) 1/2 of a bandana. My go to look is half a bandana made into a headband. Without it I swear my workout is not as good.

  9. Love the fitness survey – may have to do this one next week! 🙂 Boston Marathon is on my bucket list too, but I might be 80 by the time I can actually qualify. Think of how cool I would be running the Boston marathon in my 80s though! 😉

  10. The Boston Marathon is always the week of my birthday (April 19). My life goal is to run the BM for my 26th birthday (2013) 26.2 for my 26th! I highly doubt I’m qualifying anytime in the next two years, so I’m going to try the charity route.
    It’s totally on my bucket list.

  11. On my workout bucket list: real pushups and real, unassisted pull ups. I have quite a way to go! But it is a great goal and keeps pushing me. I think I would like Crossfit, but like you say, it’s expensive!!

  12. One Fitness Thing I Can’t Live Without:

    My pre and post run stick … don’t know what it is call will have to check out the foam roller.

    Favorite Pre-Workout Snack or Meal:

    A banana – not too ripe!

    Most Embarrassing Song I Listen to While Working Out:

    Don’t listen to music when I run … so nothing to say on this one … 🙂

    On My Fitness Bucket List:

    Run two halfs in one year … secretly I would love NYC, but very far from it! Maybe Chicago!

    Must Have Tech Tools:

    Apple computer to log in my Garmin times and blog about it! 🙂

    Top Exercise Gear:

    Love my Nike and Under Armour anything!

    Lululemon TaTa Tamers (I have to try them … I always go double … a
    BIC Bands (Have to purchase them … I just don’t know which one to get … skinny or wide !!!)

    Motivational Mantras:

    Ce la puoi fare! (You can do it) too obvious, right!

    Favorite Cardio Exercise:

    … hmmm …

    Favorite Strength Moves:

    Plank 🙂

  13. I agree that running buddies are so so great. I used to only enjoy running alone and considered it a time to clear my head and just “go” so to speak, but running with my much quicker brother has taught me to push myself. Now, we race during interval runs and longer runs make for great catch-up time : )

  14. Two things on my bucket list are to run the Boston Marathon and do Reach the Beach. I ran my first marathon this past summer and qualified for Boston and am going to do it in 2013. I also did a team relay in VT called the 100 on 100 and had a blast. It make me want to do a bloggers Reach the Beach team! I am in the Boston area so if you ever need another person, please feel free to contact me. 🙂

  15. Fun! Thanks for the survey…which will hopefully get me back on track (I’m in post-race laziness mode…a week and a half later, haha).

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