Friday —> Sunday

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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Ho, ho, ho!

Did this weekend fly by for anyone else? Holy moly. I feel like it was just Friday afternoon. Time flies when you’re having fun! Let’s do a quick recap of the past few days, shall we?


On Friday evening, Mal and I went to Elizabeth and Nick’s condo for a fun night in, which included friends, sushi, cider, games, and an adorable French bulldog. Honestly, what more could you ask for?

Our hosts ordered a smorgasbord of sushi from Owl Station to share among the four of us plus their two friends, Matt and Pam. (OMG, volcano rolls. I wanted to eat them all!)

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After we all chowed down on sushi, the six of us played an intense game of Catch Phrase””guys versus girls. The score was really close the entire time we played. As soon as the guys took the lead, we’d make a come back and vice versa. On the tie-breaking game, the ladies managed to pull out a win! Woohoo! Elizabeth was in my head!

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The next morning, Mal and I planned to go to CrossFit, but we both woke up feeling tired and sore from previous workouts, so we dillydallied around the house instead.


No idea why Murphy was so exhausted…


His life is so hard.


On the menu for breakfast: an egg, bacon, and cheese sandwich + iced coffee. I’m still not a fan of those weirdo gluten-free English muffins, but it was still a pretty delicious sandwich. The melt-y Champagne Cheddar and bacon definitely made up for it.


After breakfast, Mal and I went to the dog park to let the pug run around, get some fresh air, and loosened up our tight muscles.

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After the park, we came home and I made lunch, which was a green smoothie made with fitmixer protein powder, a frozen banana, chopped kale, half of a pear, almond milk, and cinnamon. I also reheated some pizza with a cauliflower crust for lunch.


After lunch, Mal and I headed to Cagney’s to meet some CrossFit friends for a little day drinking.


I love day drinking”¦ and Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider. I was so happy to see it on draft at Cagney’s. (I still need to try the ginger Angry Orchard. Everyone raves about it!)

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Hanging out at Cagney’s was a lot of fun. I drank a bunch of Angry Orchard’s, but paced myself with multiple glasses of water (I must have peed a half dozen times), so I woke up feeling a-ok this morning.

While at Cagney’s, I played a game of darts with Mal and a couple of guys from our box.


My team beat Mal’s team! Booyah!


And spent some quality time with a few of my favorite lady CrossFitters. I {heart} Whit and Kerrie!

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And Kerin!

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Eventually, Mal and I got hungry, so we ordered some appetizers to share: Beef, Bacon and Bleu Skins (potato skins baked with grilled steak, bacon and Bleu cheese) and Fried Mac & Cheese Wedges.


They both tasted amazing.


I could have easily eaten a whole order of the Fried Mac & Cheese Wedges myself! Yummmmm! (I swear, cheese tastes a million times better to me when I’m drinking.)



This morning, Mal and I slept in until about 9:00 and then motivated ourselves to get to the mall as soon as it opened to avoid the crowds. He still had a little Christmas shopping to do, and I needed to hit the grocery store to buy some baking supplies””plus we had some other errands to do””so we decided to do everything together.

Before we left the house, I whipped up a French Toast Scramble with a big scoop of peanut butter for breakfast.

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During our adventures, we stopped at Panera for lunch.

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I’ve been battling a nasty, phlegm-tastic cold for the past couple of days (boozing yesterday definitely did not help), so I opted for soup (Sonoma Chicken Stew) and hot tea. The Sonoma Chicken Stew was thick and creamy and made with carrots, peas, leeks and potatoes, and then topped with a cheese biscuit. It was so good, and it actually made me feel a bit better.


Now, I’m off to bake cookies and then wrap presents. Have I mentioned that I love the holidays?

Enjoy the evening, friends!!!



  1. The gingery Angry Orchard is SO good!! Love love Angry Orchard. Just tried a new-to-me brand the other week, CiderBoys. Really tasty!

  2. Hey Tina!
    Where did you get your jacket? I’m looking for one just like it and with a hood! I’m having trouble finding one with a real hood and not that tiny fold-away hood. thanks!

  3. Baking cookies and wrapping presents is EXACTLY what is on my agenda tonight. Our crossfit gym did Victoria today, in honor of Victoria Soto who died last week in Connecticut. Not sure if your box did it or not, but holy moly it kicked my ass! What an unbelievable motivator though…….the pain I endured during those 20 min was NOTHING compared to what she/they endured last week.

  4. OMG I love Catch Phrase! Not many of my friends know this game but some of my best high school memories are surrounded around that game. The sushi looks amazing! Its been way too long since I had some.

  5. Hooray for Day Drinking! Especially when it involves fied mac n cheese bites!
    I have some cidar waiting for me at home provided my boyfriend doesn’t drink it. I can’t wait to try it!

  6. Sounds like a fabulous holiday weekend! I love a panera – especially their asiago foccacia and chicken salad. Merry Christmas to you and M & m. 🙂

  7. Don’t know if you can get it anywhere in the United States, but I am quite partial to a local drop called “Stones Green Ginger Beer”. Warms up the insides, tastes a bit like Ginger Ale. Failing that, Crate a knob of ginger into a muslin / cheese cloth and pour a regular beer over it. Excellent cold and flu remedy also. Merry Christmas.

  8. We always joke about the dogs and wonder how they can be so exhausted all the time lol. I know what I want to be in my next life!

  9. all that food doesn’t upset your colon?! i love greasy food, but ouch! looking at all that bacon and cheese has got my tummy hurtin! good for you though!

  10. after i saw your day drinking pics on the ‘gram, i convinced my husband on sunday to go to the brewery and do our own day drinking. thanks for the great idea because it made for a fun day!

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