How I Stayed Motivated When I Couldn’t Work Out

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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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Hello, hello! Just popping in to share some of my eats from today and my new post on!


I had an egg-cellent breakfast this morning: Egg, bacon, cheese, and kale in a pita pocket with a glass of homemade Marylou’s Hawaiian Chocolate Nut with vanilla almond milk ice cubes. It was so good. You will definitely see a repeat of this breakfast in the future!

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After breakfast, I hung out with Q and waited for Mal to get home from CrossFit, so I could then go to my 6-week postpartum check-up with my doctor. Everything went well at my appointment and looked good and healed, so my doc told me: “You can do anything you want.” Of course, I asked a few questions for clarification and her response was always the same. Yay!!

I also asked my doctor about my “Bambi legs” and whether the feeling was related to hormones, loss of muscle/strength, or the epidural, and she actually said it was probably related to the nearly 4 hours of pushing I did during labor. She explained that having my legs pulled back and flexed for such a long period of time likely caused some swelling to the nerves in my legs. She said it will likely resolve itself in a few weeks.


Lunch was a bunch of leftovers from Saturday’s get-together: Sunshine salad, a sweet potato quinoa cake, spicy cabbage pad thai, cucumber-tomato-Havarti salad, and part of a cheeseburger””all of which was from Whole Foods.

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Health News & Views

At one point or another, many of us will be sidelined by something that prevents us from working out. Whether it’s an injury, an illness, or a pregnancy restriction, it can be tough to stick to your usual healthy habits (like eating well and drinking plenty of water) when your exercise routine isn’t what it used to be. Not being active can really throw you for a loop, so here are five ways to help keep you motivated.

How to Stay Motivated When You Can’t Work Out

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