How Do You Like Your Yoga?

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! How’s your Wednesday treating you? I hope well! I’ve enjoyed a nice day so far.


This morning’s breakfast was a French Toast Breakfast Scramble with Teddie peanut butter, which, of course, I went back for a second and third scoop of. I was really hungry when I woke up this morning, so I also added some extra egg whites to my scramble. And I drank a glass of (decaf) iced coffee with SO Delicious Nog Coconut Milk.

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After breakfast, I met Kerrie at Starbucks for some coffee and blogging. She recently started a blog for her business, so I’ve been helping her with it.


While we worked, I sipped on a decaf eggnog misto (1/2 decaf coffee + 1/2 steamed eggnog). The barista gave me the option of having the eggnog mixed with regular milk (like they do for the lattes), but I opted for straight up eggnog, which was a seriously delicious decision. Eggnog me!



A little while later, Kerrie and I packed up our things and headed to Open Doors for a fabulously sweaty hot power yoga class. I hadn’t taken a hot yoga class since the 2nd Health Living Summit in Chicago, so it had been awhile… I forgot how much I like it! I loved the fast pace and sweatiness of today’s class, so I ended up buying a 3-pack of classes, which I know will get used in the coming months. Winter in New England? Hello!



After yoga, I came home and threw together lunch, which was a turkey burger with BBQ sauce and some Sweet Potato Wedges. While lunch cooked, I snacked on some peanuts and a few pieces of cheddar cheese, which, obviously, aren’t pictured because I was starving and didn’t think to whip out my camera as I chowed down as soon as I walked into the kitchen after yoga. You know what I’m talking about, right? Feed me mode.


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Question of the Day

How do you like your yoga? Hot? Slow? Flow? Power? What’s your favorite kind? 



  1. PiYo!! I teach it here in Binghamton but it’s offered all over the country: check out for classes in Boston – you won’t be sorry! YouTube it if you want: It’s faster paced, to fun music and is a ridic workout for your muscles – think a lot of planks, pushups, tricep pushups/charungas, plie squats mixed in with traditional yoga/pilates moves. There’s even a plyometric section mixed in to really kick your butt! Please try it! 🙂

  2. I’m finding, more and more, that a heated Vinyasa class is my favorite. I’ve done a bunch of different styles over the years, and was a Bikram devotee for a while, but I don’t like the rigidity of Bikram. I was lucky enough to do a power yoga workshop with Bryan Kest last weekend, and it was GREAT. So much fun, and so very challenging. I was sore for 3 days afterward, lol,!
    Oh, and PiYo is terrific!

  3. I don’t really like yoga, but I have started going to the 1x a week class they are offering at our box. My muscles seem to like it even though I’m bored to death.

  4. I’m actually not a really big yoga fan – hot, slow, fast, doesn’t matter. I just don’t really enjoy it all that much, though I have tried to “will” myself to like for many years. Recently, I finally made peace with the fact that it’s just not my thing (for now anyways) and have instead focused my energy on workouts I do enjoy. 😀

  5. I love Bikram yoga. I love the hot of the room, the structure poses and the feeling of well being after I finish a practice.

  6. I don’t do yoga anymore, but when I did, I did both regular yoga at 24 hour fitness as well as bikram yoga. I had a love/hate relationship with bikram because of the intense heat and time period, but after class was over I always felt refreshed. I may try and get back into yoga eventually, but right now I’m focused on just cardio and strength training.

  7. I like a mix of flow and power. I’d rather do yoga that makes me sweat and feel like I got a good workout in rather than focused on meditation, but I don’t like when poses are switched between to quickly that I didn’t get a deep enough stretch or felt like I had a chance to get all the way into it, know what I mean? I’m looking forward to coming back to Mass for the holidays because my mom will bring me (pay for me) to come to a few yoga sessions with her! 🙂

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