What I’m Loving Lately 88

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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, guys! Happy, happy, HAPPY almost Friday to you! (I’m publishing this baby a little early this week.) We have quite the fun-filled weekend planned, and I can’t wait for it to get started! Smile

On Saturday, we’re planning to get our sweat on at CrossFit followed by some playtime at Hanover Day. We had such a fun time last year, and Designed to Fit Nutrition is actually one of the event’s gold sponsors, so I don’t want to miss it! On Sunday, we’re headed up to Stowe Mountain Lodge for a couple of nights. The resort invited us for a media trip – and you guys know how much we love Vermont, so it was an easy decision to take them up on their offer. We can’t wait!

Since it’s (almost) Friday and all, here’s the next addition of What I’m Loving Lately, which is quite the mix of my current favorites. Enjoy! And I hope you have an awesome weekend! Smile

Corkcicle Tumbler – Mal bought me one of these tumblers for my birthday, and I was so excited when I opened it! Awhile back, one of his students gifted one to him (I think as a thank you for writing a college letter of recommendation), and he uses it every single day for his iced coffee. He’ll often drink an iced coffee with breakfast and then bring one with him in the car to school. He’ll leave the tumbler in his car all day, and it will STILL have ice in it when it comes home – even in the warmer months. These Corkcicle tumblers work so well – and they’ll keep cold drinks cold for up to 9 hours and hot ones warm for 3 hours. They are awesome, and I am so excited to have my very own!

The surprising truth about sugar – Really interesting article from Precision Nutrition!

Greek Yogurt Pancakes – An oldie, but goodie recipe! I had these babies a few times this week for breakfasts and snacks! Smile

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The new Glycerin 15 – My favorite running sneakers just got an upgrade! They’re still supportive and cushion-y, but now they’re even more accommodating to your needs, including adaptable cushioning, a plush upper that surrounds your foot with the ability to move and expand with your stride, pressure zones to evenly disperse impact away from your body for an effortless ride, and Air Mesh with four-way stretch that expands with your foot and provides ventilation. They’re truly the best shoes, and I love running in them!

Running miles to lose weight? You’re wasting your time – Interesting article!

Polar summer seltzer flavors – Anyone else (weirdly) excited about the summer flavors?! Say hello to mango berry, pineapple grapefruit, raspberry rosé, watermelon margarita, and strawberry sunrise! I love all of them so far with mango berry and raspberry rosé being my top picks right now. I ordered them from Boxed, but they’re sold in grocery stores too!

POPCORNERS – Ok, I’m probably late to the party with regard to this snack, but they are so frickin’ good and you can eat like a million of them for not many calories. They were the perfect snack for a long ride home from White Plains, New York a couple of weeks ago. I’m a big fan!

Liz Wolfe on the Paleomg Uncensored Podcast – So much awesome insight into motherhood, skincare, the internet, and more!

Trello – Trello has been LIFE-CHANGING for my work life. Holy cow, I can’t believe I managed to get anything done before discovering Trello. It’s a free web-based project management application that utilizes boards, lists, and cards as well as checklists, due dates, and more to keep you organized. I love that it helps layout your To Do list nice and neat, so you can visually understand what and when things need to get done. I am obsessed!


Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer – I know that I mentioned this product in a previous post, but I am truly in love with it. It’s so perfect for summer, and I love how quickly and easily it goes onto my skin. Most days, it’s the only product I use on my skin in the morning. If I’m feeling a little dry, I’ll use moisturizer and then the Dew Skin, but, seriously, it makes getting ready so fast! Related: I recently tried the Tint Skin Foundation for some added coverage (I have a bit of pigmentation on my forehead) and it runs quite a bit lighter than I expected. I ordered Linen, and, unfortunately, it’s too light for my summer skin. I probably should have opted for Sand – not that I’m super tan or anything like that – I just think the Linen will be a better match come fall or winter. Just wanted to pass along that info just in case you’re thinking about trying it yourself. When it comes to the Dew Skin, I’m a shade 2 right now, and it’s perfect!

Question of the Day

Are you a seltzer lover? What’s your favorite brand/flavor? 




    I use it at work to manage the workflow of my team’s projects. We can all collaborate and know exactly the status of items so easily. One coworker recently joked to me that he assumed I was planning my wedding via Trello, and I was just disappointed I hadn’t thought of it!

  2. Those Pop Corners are delicious, though I pay a lot more for them here in Canada than $1.49! Since they’re so expensive for a ‘snack’ food I usually don’t get them very often.

    I like to use CoSchedule for keeping track of blogging tasks – it’s so easy to stay organized with it.

  3. oh my gosh, hah! My boyfriend was just telling me that I need to use Trello this week. I’m totally trying it out this weekend. It looks amazing! I’m into seltzer waters right now too. Just had a strawberry one that was fabulous 🙂

  4. I live super close to White Plains! I saw on your IG that you were here. I wanted to find you and have you come do Crossfit or run with me, but then I thought that might come across as a little stalker-ish. If you’re ever back in the area, NorthEast Crossfit is a GREAT place to drop in – great community, great coaches, great programming. There are also lots of nice trails for runs. Basically, come back and let’s work out together.

  5. Whoa I need that tumbler for my iced coffee. I wonder if it will stand up to the 120 degree heat wave in Phoenix we’re having? Also, I use Trello for many of my freelance websites I write for. It’s the KEY to helping me keep track of everything I’m doing these days.

  6. “Losing weight requires about 40 to 60 minutes of activity most days of the week” –> umm, what? that article was interesting, yes, but some of the statements were just not true. where are they getting such arbitrary numbers? You can lose weight not exercising at all.

  7. I love seltzer! My favorite brand is La Croix…but we just tried the black cherry lime from Polar recently so they may be my new favorite!

  8. Ah, the organization lover in me is dying to check out Trello- I’ve never heard of the tool. But I’m in need of something along these lines for work.
    Have an amazing weekend! I’ve always wanted to visit Vermont.

  9. Since you LOVE iced coffee I have to share with you this product, the hyper chiller! I bought one for both my Dad and Husband for Father’s day and we all are loving it! You brew your hot coffee directly in it, swirl it around for 60-90 seconds then pour into your cup of choice (The corkcicle sounds like the perfect cup – I may need to get everyone at home one of those too!) and you have iced coffee without it being diluted! I still serve it over ice to keep the cold going – highly recommend!


    p.s. I LOVE Trello! I use it at work too and without it I would be lost!

  10. I’m obsessed with putting greek yogurt in my pancakes instead of the eggs – they turn out so rich and fluffy! My favorite is an oatmeal pancake with greek yogurt, topped with peaches!

  11. i bought a pair of brooks a year ago for bunions. Is your Brooks recommended for bunions? or for those who over pronate

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