Going Solo

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.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Mal met his dad downtown tonight, so I went solo for dinner. Mal and his “Pops” meet once a month for dinner to catch up and have some time for “guy talk.” They usually meet at a pub, eat dinner, and drink a couple of beers. It’s a really nice father-son tradition, but it makes me miss my mom! (Good thing I am seeing her this weekend! :-D)


As soon as I got home from NuVal, I hit the gym. Mal came home early today, so I was off the hook with pug duty.

At the gym, I did my favorite 45-Minute Treadmill Workout. I’ve probably done this workout 100 times in my life, but it never gets boring. The treadmill speed and incline changes continuously for the entire 45 minutes. It’s awesome!

This afternoon, however, I was totally doggin’ it on the treadmill. 😕 Usually, I do the running workout at a much faster pace– I add 1.0 to each interval. Today, I could barely keep up with adding 0.5 to each interval. I guess, in addition to gaining a few pounds, I’m a bit out of shape? Jeez. 😐 Oh well. I’m back on track now. I can only go up from here, right? 😉


Before the gym, I fueled my workout with a Sandwich Thin with peanut butter and raisins on top.


And, after the gym, I chugged water and munched on some pistachios before dinner.

Why are pistachios so frickin’ delicious!?!?!



So, I’m on the fence about tonight’s dinner.

The other day, the folks at Quorn sent me a box of their Turk’y Burgers to sample. I typically like faux meats for the most part, but this one didn’t do it for me. I loved that it had 10 grams of protein, but the flavor was just so-so. The texture was pretty typical of faux meats– sort of mushy, kinda tofu-like.


I chopped the Turk’y Burger into chunks and drizzled balsamic vinegar on top.



The combo of veggies + Turk’y Burger was pretty good, but by itself, the Turk’y Burger wasn’t great. Meh. 😕 But, at least, I got some protein in this meal! 😀



When it came to dessert, there was no fencing-sitting. I loved it! :mrgreen:


I mixed Greek yogurt with chocolate chips, vanilla extract, and a drizzle of agave nectar. Delicious!!!


Ahhh, my To Do list is INSANE! 😯 Since Mal is out for most of the night, I’m going to get down to business. But, as soon as he gets home, it’s definitely relaxation time!

Enjoy the evening, guys!



  1. It’s annoying when a typical workout seems harder than normal. I find that hormone fluctuations can really impact my endurance at times . . . the joys of having two x chromosomes:)

  2. I haven’t tried the turkey burgers, but the Quorn Chicken Patties ROCK!!! 🙂
    You might try them if you haven’t already.

  3. I really disliked the Quorn products I tried, odd taste and texture. 10 grams of protein is hardly anything for a meal so they aren’t even that good of a protein source.

  4. I love the little bowls that you put your pistachios and yogurt in! Can you share where you bought them, please? I noticed they have measurements on the inside and need help with portions when I’m too lazy to weigh stuff.

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