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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.

Dear colitis,

I will win every time.

Hugs and kisses,


Here’s a funny photo to kick-off your Monday morning!

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I love these two guys. They never fail to make me laugh.

The other night, Mal and I were watching TV and relaxing on the couch with Murphy. I left the room for a little bit, and when I came back, I saw Murphy sprawled out in this ridiculous position across Mal’s lap. Mal was so engrossed in whatever show he was watching, so he didn’t notice how comfortable Murphy had made himself. When I brought this to his attention, Mal immediately started cracking up! (The best camera is the camera you have on you.)

Wow. This blog post is quite a bit different than last Monday’s post. What a week.

If you can’t tell, I’m feeling a zillion times better. My intestines have basically done a 180 since last Monday (yay, drugs!), and I’m just hoping to get better and better from now on. With that said, I’ve started to add a little variety to my meals!


The other day, I stumbled upon a recipe for Tuna and Couscous Salad that looked delicious and super simple to make. It called for Israeli couscous, which, in my opinion, is so much more fun to eat than regular couscous. Israeli couscous is toasted pasta shaped like little balls. It’s really chewy and super easy to cook. I’m a huge fan.

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In the mix: Israeli couscous, roasted broccoli, sliced black olives, canned tuna, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

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For dessert, I enjoyed a Paleo Pumpkin-Walnut Muffin with a little bit of Barney Butter spread on it. So good.

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Weekly Workouts

As you can probably guess, I’m dying to get back to CrossFit. I miss it so much, but I’m not going to go crazy with the WODs right off the bat. I’m planning to ease myself back into exercise by only allowing myself plenty of rest days (and no double workouts) for the next few weeks. And, of course, I’ll be listening very carefully to my body and how it’s feeling.

  • Sunday: Off
  • Monday: CrossFit
  • Tuesday: Run
  • Wednesday: Off
  • Thursday: CrossFit
  • Friday: Off
  • Saturday: CrossFit

P.S. The New Balance discount codes are finally fixed! I am so sorry for the confusion. I guess the codes were mistakenly set up for one purchase only. Here are the details if you’re still interested: 15% off and free shipping at shopnewbalance.com with code is NBRTB127DB3CE. Valid from now until March 16, 2012.



  1. Just came across your blog from a Skinny Runner link and your Pug is so cute! I’ve got two and they keep me on my toes! I also have ulcerative colitis and am so glad you’re feeling better. After 6 months of being sick and my doctor blowing me off, I finally found a new GI who switched up my medication and diet. I’m feeling so much better and the best part is I’m running my first marathon next month since this all went down! Have a great weekend!

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