What I’m Loving Lately 82

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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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Hi, friends! Happy THURSDAY to you!

I’m publishing my usual What I’m Loving Lately post a day early because… well, I’m all messed up, time-wise. That red-eye really screwed me up. Haha! San Diego seems like ages ago, but I feel like I JUST got home. I have no idea what happened between Monday morning and today?! Anyway, it’s time for the next edition of What I’m Loving Lately!

Champion Women’s Fleece Full-Zip Hoodie ($22) – I’ve worn this hoodie non-stop since I bought it. It’s cozy, casual, and goes with just about anything. I’m always throwing it on over a tank or t-shirt after a workout or running errands around town. Love! FYI: It comes in 9 different colors!


And I’m loving these Champion French Terry Jogger Pants ($14.99). They are truly the most comfortable EVER and priced right! Related: These Champion Joggers are pretty amazing too!


I’m also loving my new top-siders x 2! The saga continues! Haha! Ok, so remember my gray top-sider “dilemma” from last week? I know, ridiculous… well, I blogged about it on CNC, but then I dillydallied when it came to actually purchasing a pair.


In San Diego, I finally made a decision and was ready to buy, but then the Sperry’s were SOLD OUT. Ughhh. I thought maybe it was a sign that I should go with the Ralph Lauren pair, so I bought them. Well, two days later, I received an email from Zappos saying that the Sperry’s were back in stock, and, deep down, I really wanted that pair, soooooo I bought them too. Zappos is awesome with returns, so I figured I’d try them both on and then send one pair back.

I also FINALLY purchased a spring jacket! I went with this bomber and can’t wait for it to arrive! 🙂

Marathon & Half Marathon Race Day Checklist – Such a great resource to have on-hand for race day!

Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – BEST RUNNING SONG EVER. Seriously. If you need a pick-me-up/pump-up song for your next race or run, download this baby. You will not be disappointed! Speaking of running…

Orangetheorgy workouts on Reddit – What, what?? Juli from Paleomg mentioned this on a recent podcast and it’s true! You can view workouts from just about every OTF class! Check it out: Tuesday, 3/28/17 OTF Workout. I tried a variation of this one at the gym on Wednesday, and it was awesome!

Another Paleomg recommendation that I can’t believe I haven’t told you guys about yet…

Vivant Skin Care Mandelic Acid 3-in-1 Exfoliating Wash and Mandelic Acid 3-in-1 Serum, which are f-ing incredible. I’ve used them for about two months now and, my gosh, my skin has gotten so much better. My skin used to be super acne-prone as a teenager, which has gotten better with age, but I still get quite a bit of clogging. Even from my very first use, I noticed a difference with how smooth and even my skin looked. These two products together work so well! You definitely need to “work up” to using them on a regular basis (my skin got pretty dry when I first started), but it’s worth the effort for sure!

With April Fools Day coming up this weekend, I wanted to share this fun prank that my friends at General Mills (via Alpha Mom) shared with me: https://www.facebook.com/AlphaMom/videos/10154320917425779/.

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs – What a perfect treat for Easter!

Avocado Toast 12 Ways – Love these tasty ideas!

Question of the Day

What workout/running songs are you loving lately?

Have you made any purchases for spring? 

Do you decorate eggs for Easter? Well, what I really want to know is do you decorate eggs with your preschool-aged child and is there dye all of your child/house? 



  1. Love your new spring jacket! I haven’t made any spring purchases yet, but definitely need some new flip flops – I seem to break every pair I buy, I must walk in them funny? The only ones I haven’t broken are my rainbows, but I want a pair that’s a little girlier / fancier too. And by fancy, I probably mean from Target lol….

  2. Im totally into bombers too! I iust got a camo one and it’s super cute. Totally amazed at the prices of the champion gear- those are steals! I just got some new adidas gear that I’m loving!

  3. I don’t have my own kiddos, but I am the SUPER Aunt to 6 nieces and nephews. For Easter, we use markers, stickers, and a little glitter glue. No dye. They still have a blast 🙂

  4. I want to buy so many things for Spring (I’m eyeing that Champion Sweatshirt now!) BUT with baby# 2 due end of July I’m trying to resist because I’m not sure what will fit me, how it will fit me, etc. And I’m soooo not into buying maternity clothes this time around. I actually just bought some of the Express Fashion Tee’s you mentioned a week or two ago and because they are a little longer in length I think I can get some use out of them for the next couple of months and then wear them post-partum! They are SO COMFY!

    Last year I dyed eggs without my 1.5 year olds participation, haha. But this year at 2.5 I think I’ll just lay out alot of newpaper and give it a shot – eek

  5. It took me an embarrassingly long time to realize that Orangetheory is NOT the same as Orange Leaf, the frozen yogurt shop 🙂

  6. What is your skincare regimen? do you apply the cleanser first than the serum? A future post would be cool to do. I am looking for new skincare products because I break out a lot and wanted to know the best combination of products. Love your Blog!

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