Game Plan

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 all about getting sh*t done today!! :mrgreen:

After I organized my closet and dresser drawers, I made a massive To Do List of things that I wanted to accomplish today. Many of these tasks required driving around town, so I created a game plan to complete them. I didn’t want to waste time or gas, so I strategically planned my stops:

  • CVS
  • Liquor store (hey, it’s Friday! ;-))
  • Bank/ATM
  • Stop & Shop
  • Marshalls
  • Dry cleaner
  • Home for lunch
  • Blog
  • Walk Murph
  • Post office
  • Gym
  • Health post

As you can see, I’m almost finished! 😀

The most “exciting” part of my morning errands was the purchase of a new suitcase! 😀 Remember when the handle of my suitcase broke on my way to Philadelphia? Yea, that was a bummer. 😕 At first, I didn’t think a broken handle was a big deal at all, but it’s actually pretty annoying. It makes the suitcase so awkward to carry.

Anyway, I asked my Twitter buddies for some recommendations as to where to buy a cheap suitcase and a bunch of them suggested Marshalls (and TJ Maxx), which was an awesome idea! I found a suitcase JUST like my old one– same brand, same style. It was affordable too! 😀



I still have errands to do, so I whipped up a quick lunch: an egg white patty with organic baby greens and Athenos Feta with Black Peppercorn on toasted Sandwich Thins. Holy delicious! The feta + black peppercorn added so much flavor to my sandwich!


To make the egg white patty, I use the microwave method.



Oh, and I’m definitely going to have a piece of Banana-Blueberry Spelt Bread before I head out! DELICIOUS!! 😉

Up next: taking Murphy for a walk and then possibly joining the gym I’ve been debating over for the past few weeks. You see, the magazines in my apartment are really starting to pile up. I subscribe to quite a few, so when they start to collect, it means that I’m not going to the gym very much.


I pretty much only read magazines at the gym, so it looks like I need to get my butt there a little more often! 😕


I received a coupon in the mail for 7 weeks for $77, so I’m thinking about taking advantage of the deal since I haven’t been going to my current gym very much. Running and walking outside are good exercise options, but I can’t do them too often because of my hip. I wish I could just buy an elliptical!

Do you think this coupon is a good deal or am I wasting my money?


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  1. I guess I have never paid for my gym membership, I love being 20, but I dont think $77 sounds too bad. I would totally try it out, especially if you KNOW that you will have time to go to the gym several times a week!! 🙂

  2. $77 for 7 weeks sounds expensive to me, but that IS Milton and everything there is overpriced (I used to live there so I’m speaking from experience). Is there another gym that costs less that has similar things? The Bayshore Athletic Club is in that area and I’ve heard it’s good, Fuzion Sports Club has FUN Zumba classes and is pretty nice, and there’s that swanky Atlantis place too. I don’t know if these places have what you’re looking for, but if you can get a better rate, they’re worth checking out too you know?

  3. Hah, my mom bought her own elliptical and recumbent bike so she wouldn’t have to keep paying for a gym membership… the moment her membership ran out and those two machines were in the door, that was the moment she stopped working out! She hasn’t touched them since. I told her that it would happen; because she doesn’t HAVE to set a certain time to workout, she doesn’t! But that’s not the same for everyone. I know I’m getting a lot of use out of the bike and the weights.

  4. When I lived in South End, I worked weird hours, and a gym wasn’t readily accessible all the time. I ended up buying an inexpensive (<$300) elliptical from Sears with full stride. It didn't have all the fancy programs, but I could adjust the resistance, and it made for a super convenient, quick work out whenever at home (Especially in bad weather!) It was totally worth it for me..

  5. Just like my comment on, I bought an elliptical 2 years ago and it was one of the best investment I’ve made. I was tired of putting my money on gym memberships, and driving back and forth in traffic. I also complete my workouts with free weights and I walk/run outside as well. I also do some workout DVD’s. It just depends on the mood. To me 77$ is expensive for a month and 1/2 since I never paid more than 40$ a month for a membership (Quebec, Canada).

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