I Just Want to Make You Sweat

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.

I’m kind of obsessed with this song:

Ok, more like full on obsessed with it. It’s the best workout song, and it always gets me pumped because I love sweat.

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Sweat makes me crazy happy!

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FYI: My purple tank is the Get Back Racerback from New Balance. I love it!!!


Great workout at CrossFit last night. We did a “chipper,” which is my favorite kind of workout. Basically, they’re WODs with really high reps, so you need to “chip away” at them to get through it. I’ve also heard, once you’re done with it, you feel like you’ve gone through a wood chipper. Either way, “chipper” describes the workout well.


For time:

500 Meter row

70 Double Unders

60 Push-ups

50 Box Jumps

40 Kettle Bell Swings

30 Knees-to-Elbows

20 Goblet Squats

10 Turkish Get-ups

I felt pretty good during the WOD. I definitely felt weak at times, but that’s expected after a weeklong colitis flare. Usually, I can plow through 40 Kettle Bell Swings with a 35-pound kettle bell, but I stopped and rested midway through last night. I also struggled a little with the Knees-to-Elbows and Turkish Get-ups, but I think most people struggled with them last night. This workout seemed ‘easy’ at the beginning, but then it kicked your butt at the end, even though the number of reps continued to decline. It was awesome. I finished in 18:27. And I’m taking a rest day today.


Once again, Mal and I didn’t feel like cooking, so we threw together a simple dish for dinner. He grilled up a piece of chicken while I made some Israel couscous with minced garlic, salt, and pepper and some steamed spinach. We just tossed it all together and dinner was done just like that.

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For dessert, I enjoyed a couple of Almond Butter Balls. (The recipe will be on the Pretzel Crisps blog in a couple of weeks!)

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Question of the Day

How often do you push yourself during workouts? Do you ever work at your max effort? What determines the intensity of your workouts?

P.S. I’m hosting a sweet-ass granola giveaway on Trading Up Downtown today!



  1. I try to push myself during every workout, but I sometimes have a hard time figuring out what ‘pushing myself’ truly means. Breaking a sweat, panting, feeling like I’m going to be sick (lovely, right?)? Or just feeling really accomplished during a particular workout? It’s subjective, I guess, but I do like to work as hard as I can for *that* particular workout – especially when it comes to yoga, where completing a certain previously-impossible (or so I thought)-to-complete pose feels like a huge achievement.

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