High Low High 25

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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Good morning, friends! And a very happy Monday to you!

I love a good High Low High blog post, so here’s a recap of our weekend. It shares both the high and low points from it. I always like to focus on the positive side of things, so there’s typically more highs than lows! 🙂 With that, here’s how our weekend went. And, of course, I’d love to hear about your weekend too, so feel free to share some highs and lows in the comment section below!

HIGH: Picking up Quinn early from school on Friday afternoon and then visiting Clover, the bunny, at Rosa Farms. Qman had the best time and, my gosh, it was adorable!

HIGH: Dinner with friends at a new local restaurant: Hook & Harvest.

The food (farm-to-table) and service were both excellent, but what I loved most was the atmosphere and vibe of the restaurant. Hook & Harvest kind of reminded Mal and me of Scarlet Oak Tavern – and you guys know how we feel about that place! 🙂 We’ll definitely visit again – there were so many things on the menu that I still want to try!

HIGH: A fun team workout at CrossFit, which you could totally do on your own. It’s basically just 6 rounds of the exercises listed below (1 minute per exercise). And, whoa, it was a full body workout!

LOW: No donut samples at Coffee Shack after CrossFit. Whomp whomp. (Ok, this one is kind of ridiculous, but I didn’t have a “low” yet. Ha!)

HIGH: Meeting up with friends at Burke’s Alewerks Brewery & Taproom for some beer, snacks, and fun!

And, of course, there were plenty of shenanigans with “Uncle Bubbas!”

HIGH: Continuing the fun and shenanigans back at our house! 🙂

HIGH: Quinn running his first road race (Calle’s Miracle Run)!

LOW: Quinn’s first road race ending in an epic tantrum. We’re not quite sure what happened, but the finish wasn’t fun for any of us.

HIGH: Finishing the 10K race and feeling pretty good! It definitely wasn’t my fastest 10K (58:26), but I finished without walking and even picked up my pace for the final mile! 🙂 Here’s the training plan that I loosely followed to help me balance both running and CrossFit.

LOW: Starting a new medication for the cough-phlegm nonsense that I’ve dealt with for over a year now. I’m starting to lose faith that anything will work, and I’d really like to be able to breathe during my workouts!

HIGH: Dominating my meal prep for the first official week of the CNC Spring Nutrition Challenge! Everything was prepped and ready to go (even the kitchen was clean) in under an hour! Now, I’m ready for a healthy week ahead! 🙂


Question of the Day

Your turn! Please share a “high low high” from your weekend! 



  1. What a fun weekend!! High: I had the most amazing gluten free pancakes Sunday morning. Low: First trimester pregnancy hormones and renovating our house at the same time had me in tears most of the weekend. High: Buying my first pair of maternity jeans – because the first trimester bloat is REAL.

  2. I like these posts! So sorry to hear about Quinn’s race! I wonder what happened…you’ll probably never know :/
    Isn’t Omeprozole for heartburn?? My husband has terrible acid reflux and takes that medication everyday!

    1. Yep, my doctor thinks I might have it – although, I never feel anything – just wake up with phlegm every morning. I hope it works!

      1. @Tina:
        My husband had horrible phlegm and a dry cough-never had any heartburn at all, and a short course of omeprazole worked wonders for him, so fingers crossed it works for you too!

  3. Low: being stood up by your friend last minute because her boyfriend came over and you were expecting to have a movie night together.

    High: Popeyes chicken. Wow, that skin is crispy.

  4. Check out the side effects. There are some concerning ones especially with long term usage.

  5. Hi Tina! I work as a nurse practitioner and just want to make sure that you are aware of the potential long-term side effects of omeprazole. There is some new research out there that suggest that it can lead to long-term memory loss. Additionally, it also reduces bone mass with long-term use so I especially advise caution in my female patients. Lastly, it causes vitamin b 12 deficiency so monitor blood levels if you are on it long term. A safer option would be ranitidine (Zantac). Just wanted to share 🙂

  6. but what I loved most was the atmosphere and vibe of the restaurant. Hook & Harvest kind of reminded Mal and me of Scarlet Oak Tavern Nice Post Thanks For Sharing!

  7. high – continuing the Harry Potter marathon we’ve been having
    low – almost stepping in cat vomit
    high – going hiking with the hubby and Nala
    low – waking up at 3 am not being able to go back to sleep
    high – pizza and popcorn

  8. I finally stopped in Rosa Farms the other day and thought it was amazing. I told them I heard about it from your page. However I missed the bunny part! Is the bunny always around? Do you have to ask to see him? My son would’ve loved to see the bunny. I guess we have an excuse to go back sooner than later. 🙂

    1. So glad you decided to check it out! 🙂 Clover hangs out in the back, so just ask to see her next time. Ask for Andy or Dylan!

  9. Ha — I’m amused by your prescription printout (HA WAITING) given your last name… mine come out saying YO WAITING given my last name! 😀 😀

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