Getting Ready For Our Pug Adventure

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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Good morning and happy Hump Day!

Yesterday included all sorts of delicious food! Listen to this tasty day of eats:

A two-ingredient pancake with almond butter on top””I also added a little maple syrup after I snapped this photo.

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Zaftigs for lunch!

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Bagel chips and cream cheese.

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Breakfast for lunch: Eggs, home fries, fruit, and challah toast.

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Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate!

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Egg and cheese sandwich made with leftovers from Zaftigs + roasted broccoli and honey-roasted carrots on the side.

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Peach mango yogurt with trail mix for dessert!

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Yesterday also included lots of errands. I took Murphy along for the ride since he loves going in the car so much.

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Our first stop was buying Murphy more of his dog food. (Then, of course, he was obsessed with the empty bag all last night.)


Our next stop was grabbing some groceries from Whole Foods””I guess I didn’t meal plan very well this week. Whomp whomp.

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And, finally, Murphy and I took Mal’s car to the car wash to get cleaned for a special pug adventure that we’re going on this weekend.

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Murphy wasn’t sure what to think about the car wash.

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His expressions cracked me up so much!

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What was that?

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Haha! I can’t tell if this is his bugged out face or his totally indifferent/don’t care face?

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Our upcoming pug adventure is actually part of a project with Subaru, so Mal and I will be taking our Impreza out for a drive with Murphy, who will most likely stick his pug noggin outside the window of the backseat to sniff any and every smell that comes his way.


We’ll be filming our adventure from start to finish, so you’ll get to see the pug enjoy his ride in the car (one of his favorite things ever) and then get spoiled rotten with treats and other fun activities (also some of his favorite things ever).


In a couple of weeks, I’ll share the video on CNC, so you can see our entire pug adventure. I have a feeling Murphy is really going to enjoy himself! I mean, the day is all about him.

Question of the Day

How often does your dog ride in the car with you?

Where does he/she sit?

Do you ever use a doggie seatbelt for him/her? (We use this one for Murph, which is pictured on the photo above. It just hooks onto his harness.)

This adventure was proudly made possible by Subaru. Find yours today.



  1. my dog goes everywhere depending on the weather and how long I’m going to be in some were 90% of the time he goes. He can be in a dead sleep and wake up whining because he knows when were turning down streets to go to certain places. He also knows cvs drive thru means he’s getting a bone and will whine to get his window down so the person will see him. I don’t use a seat belt he’s a 52 pound black lab/ German pointer mix, so I feel like he doesn’t need one, but we have a back seat only rule.

  2. I love reading about Murphy’s adventures! For my sake you can add photos and updates about him in every post. Pugs’ faces are so expressive, I have the feeling they are half dog half human!

  3. Duncan rides in the car with me at least 3-5 times a week. I’m off from work on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays so those are the days we drive to the boardwalk, park, hiking trails, pet store and to friends’ houses for play date. He LOVES riding in the car. Not so much for the ride or the view but because he gets to stay with me. He’s a velcro dog. He sits in the front seat and usually just lays down and rests his chin on the console. I have a harness style seat belt that clips with a carabiner to the regular seat belt. I must confess I’m not great about using it. He doesn’t mind it though. Have a great trip. Can’t wait to hear how it went.

  4. I went to Boston for the first time last week and we had brunch at Zaftigs! OMG, so so good. Love their challah toast so much! Do you live in the Brookline area? Thats were we stayed with one of my best friends. So beautiful!

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