Healthy Living Survey

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Hi, 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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Good morning!

I stumbled upon this “Healthy Living Survey” on Lindsay’s blog the other day. She published it back in July, but it looked like a fun post for Hump Day, so here we go!

1. What did you eat for breakfast?

Rudis gluten-free toast with Teddie peanut butter + sliced banana and a glass of half-caf iced coffee (decaf mixed with Molted Chocolate) with almond milk.


2. How much water do you drink a day?

I don’t keep track, but a lot. I drink a glass of iced coffee every morning and then water for the rest of the day. I rarely drink anything else… ok, well, besides wine on occasion.

3. What is your current favorite workout?

CrossFit!! And workouts with Murphy!

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4. How many calories do you eat a day?

No idea. I don’t keep track anymore, not even a rough estimate. I eat based on my hunger, nutrients, colon health (sounds glamorous, right?), and what makes me happy.

5. What are your favorite healthy snacks?

I love snacks! Here are my favorites:

  • Sliced banana with nut butter
  • Sweet Potato Wedges
  • Hummus or guacamole with rice crackers or raw veggies
  • Protein shakes made with iced coffee and almond milk
  • Cheese!
  • Greek yogurt with Paleo “granola”
  • Nuts
  • A spoonful of nut butter

And here are some of my favorite travel-friendly snacks!


6. What do you usually eat for lunch?

I usually eat leftovers from dinner the night before or whatever randomness we have in the refrigerator. It’s typically meat + veggies + healthy fat.

7. What is your favorite body part to strength train?

Upper body. I always had the weakest upper body, but now I’m finally making some gains at CrossFit, so it’s fun to see how far I’ve come with my upper body strength!


8. What is your least favorite body part to strength train?

My core. Hollow rocks are the bain of my existence.

9. What are your “bad” food cravings?

Ha! Bad, huh? I feel so naughty admitting my cravings! I love cake/cupcakes/cake pops, nachos, cheese, my Mom’s Apple Crisp, Doritos, truffle French fries, Sauvignon Blanc”¦ just to name a few.

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10. Do you take vitamins or supplements?


Daily: VSL#3, fish oil, and L-Glutamine.

A few times a week: GNC Hair, Skin & Nails Formula (GNC recently sent me some to try) and protein shakes made with either vanilla fitmixer or Cookies & Cream Pro Performance AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60.

11. How often do you eat out?

Usually, once a week. I love dining out!

12. Do you eat fast food?

Does Subway count? I {heart} Subway in a major way. If Subway counts as fast food, then I do.

13. Who is your biggest supporter?

Mal. He’s pretty rad.


14. Do you have a gym membership?

I have a CrossFit membership, but I’m still debating getting a gym membership for the winter months so I can run on the treadmill.

15. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?

I used to get by on 5 or 6 hours of sleep, but it’s a priority for me nowadays since my body heals itself when I’m asleep (please note: goal #1.) I usually get 8-9 hours now.

16. Do you have a “cheat” day?

Everyday is a “cheat” day for me!

17. Do you drink alcohol?

Yes, but I’ve been having a little too much fun lately (and my digestive system doesn’t appreciate it), so I’m going to cut back. I took shots during the Pats game on Saturday night. Who am I?!?

18. Do you have a workout buddy?

Yep! A whole bunch of them at CrossFit 781!

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And Kerrie, who beats me at every WOD we do together. But, one day, I’ll surprise her and beat her. Mwhahaha!


19. What is the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to a Healthy Lifestyle?

Ok, this is going to sound cheesy, but the best thing that has changed my life since committing to a healthy lifestyle is believing in myself. I’ve always been health-minded, but there were so many things that I didn’t think I could do or I was just afraid to do. Having more confidence in myself helped me achieve so many wonderful things over the years. Here are just some of them:

Run a marathon (or two).

Kick my sugar addiction.

Try CrossFit.

Climb a rope. < — Random, but I honestly thought I couldn’t do it!

Quit my full-time job to purse what I love.

Five years ago, if you told me I would do any of the things listed above, I would have thought you were crazy. But, learning what I’m capable of (both mentally and physically) motivates me and pushes me out of my comfort zone, so I continuously surprise myself.

20. What was the last healthy thing you did?

Gave Murphy a hug and then reminded him about our FIRST VISIT today!

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