Goals for 2014

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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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It’s that time of year again: goal-setting time!

I love setting goals for myself””always have, always will! They keep me accountable, motivated, and, of course, I feel so good when I accomplish them. That said, here are my goals for 2014!

Give birth to a healthy baby

My #1 goal for 2014 is to give birth to a healthy baby. Eating right, exercising, getting quality sleep, not stressing about the small stuff”¦ anything and everything to give this baby the best start possible.

Have a fit pregnancy

I want to stay active all 9 months of my pregnancy. Of course, I’d love to CrossFit right up until my due date, but we’ll see how feasible this is as the months progress. I also have a current goal of doing 10 pull-ups per week, but again we’ll see how that goes in the coming months. I just want to stay as active as possible for as long as possible.


Turn our guest room into the most adorable nursery ever

So long guest room. Hello, nursery! I’ve been pinning nursery ideas on Pinterest for weeks now, and I can’t wait to redo this room of our house!


Separate work and home”¦ for real

Ever since I started CNC almost 6 years ago, I’ve struggled with separating work and home life. I go through periods of time where I feel like I have a good balance between the two, but then I find myself checking my email in the middle of the night or waking up on Sundays at an ungodly hour just to get a jumpstart on the coming week’s work. Basically, my mind is totally and utterly consumed by work, so it takes away from other important parts of my life. Things just get unbalanced and ultimately make me an unhappy person.

A few things I plan to do to help me achieve this goal:

  • Work five days per week with two days totally off
  • Stop checking email at 5:00 PM during the work week
  • Limit time on social media to 30 minutes in the evenings

Finish book #2 without having a mental breakdown

Book #2? Say whaaaat?! Yep, that’s right. I’m a crazy lunatic and agreed to write another book. Please pray for me. Details soon!


Slow down; stop and smell the roses

I’m the first to admit that I don’t have an off button, and I know that I sometimes miss living in the present because I’m so focused on getting to the next thing””whether it’s tackling an item on my To Do list or planning for the arrival of Baby Haupert. I have trouble simply enjoying the act of doing something (and the little things in life), so I want to be more present in 2014. Basically, slow down and take it all in.

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Question of the Day

What are some of your goals for 2014?



  1. Great goals! so excited for you and i love your nursery pins! I struggle with the work/life balance and I wake up every Sunday morning and do the same exact thing. I’m okay with it for now because i have a bunch of projects launching but I’ll want to sort it out again after that.

  2. Thanks for sharing these, Tina! The “separate work and home” is particularly relevant – I’m about to be self-employed for the first time in my life, and while I’m so excited, I know I’ll need to be conscious of this!

  3. Those are some fantastic, realistic goals!

    My goals include losing the last 50 pounds (I lost 200 pounds in 2013), getting a new job as a medical lab scientist in the Raleigh area (just moved to North Carolina 2 weeks ago) and exploring my new town.

  4. Hi Tina! I just wanted to say, body and baby permitting, you can totally crossfit up until your due date! And you can still do pull ups! I’m 35 weeks pregnant now and have put on a good 35 pounds and finished the Hero WOD TK this morning. I kipped all my pull ups the whole time! Granted I finished in sets of 2 and then 1 towards the end, but it is totally do-able! I keep telling myself birth is just the hardest WOD I’ll ever do. That way Fran and Murph will seem like cake after our little man is here and I’m ready to get back at it! I know there’s a lot of opinions on crossfit and pregnancy, but my gym has had multiple women WOD right up until the day before delivery. Just know your limits and trust your instincts! Good luck and I can’t wait to see how well you do!

  5. My goals are to bench 100 lbs, keep running through the year and work at lowering my stress and anxiety. Also to fix up and hopefully sell our house.

  6. I have to tell you how excited I am to read your goals and hear about your pregnancy! I’m in my 35th week right now with my first and love reading back through your experience – trust me, it goes so fast! I am a vegetarian (have been for years), a Crossfitter and a cycle instructor and – from the beginning – was just as determined as you to stay active! I slowly cut out Crossfit around month 6.5 due to the doctors telling me no more squats or squatting motion (which, as you know, is the basis for most Crossfit exercises). My husband still goes and I go with him, I’ll row or ride the bike, do unweighted lunges and just hang around for some general motivation but luckily the box owner has agreed to let me put my membership on hold. I am still teaching cycle and attend classes at least 3-4 days a week with some sort of exercise (taking the dogs on a walk) on the other days. I will tell you that exercise and diet has made ALL the difference in my pregnancy. I secretly love the comments I’ve received from people about how impressed they are that I’m still chugging along. My doctor is thankful to have a patient that has taken such good care of herself (stayed right on track with weight, passed all tests with flying colors) and I truly cannot imagine what 36 weeks pregnant might feel like had I not been active and healthy this whole time! Just wanted to offer a bit of motivation from someone who is just a short ways ahead of you…keep it up, I promise it will pay off! There will be days that you’ll feel uncomfortable and you will always need to listen to your body, but when you have the energy – get out there and hit the pavement (or the box, ha) – your body (and your baby) will always thank you!

  7. Good luck on your goals!! They’re great. Thank you for sharing. 2014 is going to be a great year for you all!

  8. “slow down” is one my goals too! no problem with that during breaks, but when school is on i instinctively revert to 24/7 on-mode and sometimes it gets a bit much. the slow-down challenge is a great help for this. s

  9. A baby is so life changing but (mostly) all for the better 🙂 Just wondering if you, as someone who works from home, will give yourself some type of maternity leave? In those first few months, I think it’s so important for mom & baby to get time to focus on each other and not stress over other projects. I’m interested to see how your blog evolves once baby arrives!

    1. Probably not since Mal will be home to help during the summer, but I will definitely work less. We’re also talking about hiring a nanny to help a few days a week when Mal goes back to school, so I can keep working. We’ll see though. Things are definitely going to change!

  10. I wish you luck on your goals and pregnancy!

    My goals for 2014 are to run at least 1000 miles, PR my half marathon time, and to save my money! They all seem pretty doable if I just keep myself organized.

  11. If you are going to do a fancy date night in Boston, here are two great spots: Deuave or No. 9 Park.

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