Ice Cold Motivation

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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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The thought of an ice cold beer was pretty much the only thing that keep me pushing through my work today. It’s a beautiful day (sunny and warm!), so I knew sipping a beer on the sun porch with my feet up at the end of the day would be the perfect reward for a hard day’s work. It’s funny how a cold brew can motivate me! 😉

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I spent the morning frantically working and crossing items off my To Do list. Things were going fairly well until I received a request for a 800-1,000 article due “as soon as possible,” which put me over the edge. Instead of freaking out, I grabbed my yoga mat and headed to a class. I needed some deep breathing in a bad way.

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So, I tried out a new-ish studio at the Derby Street Shoppes called Dancing Crow Yoga.

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Of course, I had a Groupon for it.

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I took an hour-long Vinyasa class, which left me in a much better place than when I entered the studio. I really needed that time to chill out. It’s amazing what yoga can do for my mental health.


When I got home from yoga, I made myself lunch. In one bowl, I had reheated some leftover noodles from Lime Leaf. In the other bowl, combined plain Stonyfield yogurt with sliced strawberries and raisin bran.

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It was a good lunch– lots of flavors and textures.


As an afternoon snack, I ate two spoonfuls of sunflower butter straight from the jar. Mmm! Sunflower butter is delicious! I especially loved the consistency– smooth with lots of sunflower seed chunks in it. It was also a nice change from my usual repertoire of nut butters.

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Apparently, pugs like sunflower butter too? Murphy went, um, nuts over it!

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It’s definitely time to crack that beer! It tastes to good when it hits your lips!

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