Hurts So Good

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

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.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Wow, that was quite the massage. I chose a deep tissue massage instead of Swedish like I usually get, and, let me tell you, it was a totally different experience. It wasn’t nearly as relaxing and it hurt! But, it a good way! My muscles really needed it.

I apologize for the blah photos. I forgot my camera at home, so I relied on my iPhone, which doesn’t have the stellar low-lighting capabilities that my S90 does! 😉


The massuse went to town on my upper back. There was so much cracking and crunching because of all of the knots. It was actually kind of gross! 😕

When he worked on my legs, I thought I was going to die when he started massaging my IT Bands. It seriously hurt so much! I could barely stand it at time, but I’m pretty sure that my legs are in a better place now.



Before my massage, I ate a big bowl of oat bran with banana, wheatberries, and peanut butter.


I also had some iced coffee with vanilla soy milk.



For lunch, I whipped up an egg white scramble with steamed asparagus, store-bought pesto, and shredded cheddar cheese inside a pita.


And I drank a butt-load of water for much-needed, post-massage hydration.


After lunch, I satisfied my sweet tooth with some Almond Joy Ice Cream. I LOVE this stuff! :mrgreen:


Mal, Murphy, and I are off to my sister’s house to meet her new puppy!

Enjoy your Saturday, guys! 😎



  1. hey tina!
    where’s you get your massage? i live in the south end, and that sounds great, i’d love to try wherever you went!

  2. I LOVE deep tissue massages. The last one I had almost had me crying out in pain, but after each painful area this wonderful warmth washed over me and I felt so loose and relaxed. I love that kind of pain!

  3. Yay for the new puppy!Oh my gosh, you’ll have so much fun 🙂
    I wish I’d had a massage…my muscles feel so tight, I could really use one (plus I’ve NEVER had one before :'()
    Have a great afternoon 🙂

  4. oh man, that doesn’t sound relaxing, but i think you’re right: you’re probably in a better place now! just make sure you drink a TON of water today so you don’t get a headache!

    p.s. i can’t wait for puppy pictures…i can already tell they’re going to make my day 🙂

  5. Oh man, I had a massage like that once and I was in soo much pain, but afterwards it was wonderful. I was in such a state of relaxation for the rest of the day, it was awesome!

  6. THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! When I was in the States in 2007, I had a massage therapist who was amazing, in the incredibly painful way you describehere. (He once said I “almost danced off the table” when he was working on my calves :P). I’ve never been able to find anyone as good in Australia because I didn’t know what the name of the type of massage was, but it must have been deep tissue. Thank you! I’m going to research deep tissue masseurs when I get home!

    (lol at “pretty sure” your legs are in a better place :D)

  7. I got a deep tissue massage for the first time a few months ago. My neck was actually sore to the touch the next day.

  8. Oooh love it when it hurts good! I always feel so limber afterward. Oh – and just a little trivia, if you had a male massage tech, he’s actually called a “masseur” – only ladies are called “masseuse”!

  9. I’ve never tried oat bran before…what’s it like, compared to oatmeal? It looks really tasty! Eggs + pesto sounds delicious too….I’ve thought about putting them together before, but I’ve never gotten around to it…I’ll have to fix it for lunch sometime this week!

  10. I don’t know if I could handle a deep tissue massage. I’m a swedish massage girl all the way. I think I have a pretty high pain tolerance but for some reason, I don’t like to feel any pain during my massages. 🙂

  11. Oh my goodness, I LOVE getting massages. When I can afford it, I’m going to put a monthly massage into my budget =) I recently got a massage while in Mexico, and seriously considered doing the deep tissue rather than Swedish. I ended up going with the Swedish *ahem* because I may or may not have been hungover, but I definitely want to try deep tissue sometime in the future. Thanks for the description =)

  12. I always go for deep tissue. Even though they aren’t the spa kind of “relaxing” feel that everyone expects, they are worth it for what they do to your body to help heal and recover. I always feel like I really got my money’s worth during those massages. Plus, you feel the effects for a few days.

  13. @Amanda @ Cakes and Ale: To get even more technical, both should just be called massage therapists. Masseur and masseuse aren’t really professional titles. Anyone who is licensed to practice massage has passed state boards and is a licensed massage therapist!

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