Health Anniversaries: When Is Yours?

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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Hello, hello! Ok, where did I we leave off? Oh, yes, I was traveling home from New York City after yoga with Martha. (I still can’t believe I got to do yoga with Martha Stewart! Ahhh! Crazy-cool!)


When I arrived in NYC on Tuesday afternoon, I stopped by Whole Foods to buy lunch for the bus ride home the following day. I knew I probably wouldn’t have much time to grab food after the yoga event and the Bolt Bus only stops at fast food joints, so I hit up the hot bar at Whole Foods for a healthy option.

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(Theodora and I shared the dark chocolate-almond-sea salt bar on Tuesday night. Holy delicious!)

I transferred my lunch from the cardboard box to the Tupperware container I brought from home for easy transport-ability. Inside was chicken, grilled plantains, walnuts, and spiced sweet potato and apple salad.

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When I arrived in Boston yesterday afternoon, Mal picked me up from the T station and then drove me to the auto mechanic shop to pick up my piece-of-crap car. The other oxygen sensor went and needed to be fixed, so it was repaired yesterday, and, hopefully, my car is good to go for awhile now. My car is seriously a money pit, but the mechanic assured me that a Camry with less than 100,000 miles on it still has plenty of years left, especially the old ones like mine. I hope he’s right! My bank account is hurting after all of those repairs!


Once I picked up my car, I headed home, quickly showered, and then met some of my favorite CrossFit ladies for dinner and drinks at Burton’s Grill.

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When we first started CrossFit, we used to workout together all the time, but now that our box is growing and there are more class options throughout the day, we don’t always end up in the same classes anymore. We missed each other, so we made a date to hang out last night.

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During dinner, the topic of our one-year CrossFit anniversaries came up. I thought I was a weirdo for knowing mine (December 5th), but it turns out everyone else at the table knew theirs too! Love it!

When I think about it, December 5, 2011 is actually a really important (even life-changing) day in my life. It’s almost like a health anniversary because, looking back, my first CrossFit class got the ball rolling with so many positive changes in my life, including:

It’s crazy to think a little sport like CrossFit would have such a huge impact on my life. I thought it was just going to be a new way to workout, but it ended up being SO much more. I am so thankful to have it in my life. It’s definitely made me a healthier person overall!

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Anyway”¦ back to dinner!

While we waited for everyone to arrive, I ordered a glass of white wine.

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For dinner, I opted for a burger with avocado, tomato, and cucumber salad on the side. How Paleo of me!

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The cucumber salad was especially amazing. It was made with white vinegar, tomatoes, and onions. I want to recreate it at home!

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Even though the five of us are all doing the Paleo Challenge at our box, we decided to splurge on dessert. We shared a Toffee Brownie Sundae with vanilla bean ice cream, and it was totally worth the -4 points! Ha! Paleo-faileo.

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Question of the Day

Do you have a health anniversary? What is it?



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