It Was An Early Morning

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots β€˜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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It’s been a busy morning so far! 😯

I had a very early morning dentist appointment that I took a lot longer than expected, so I didn’t have time to hit the gym before work. Instead, I did a quickie at-home workout, which was inspired by an interview with Lauren Conrad in Shape magazine (September 2009).

For each exercise, I did 20 reps and moved from one to the next without rest. Completing the circuit 3 times took about 20 minutes. Better than nothing, right? πŸ˜‰

Breakfast

Before my dentist appointment, I ate a big bowl of baked apple oatmeal. I sliced-up one of the Cherry Coconut Baked Apples from last night and cooked it with my usual bowl of oats.

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Mmmmm! I love baked apples and oats together! πŸ˜€

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After my dentist appointment, I grabbed a quick snack to hold me over until lunch: raisin toast with peanut butter.

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I’m brewing a much-needed pot of coffee right now (smells delicious!), so a travel mug full will also be part of breakfast this morning.

Need Some Inspiration?

To inspire me on my first day at NuVal, a reader sent this video to me:

Just wanted to share. I thought some of you considering career changes would appreciate it.

Question of the Day

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

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77 Comments

  1. So fun to read what everyone wanted to be when they were kids. I always changed what I wanted to be when I grew up – an architect, a vet, a chef. Now I would love something that combined my love for teaching, coaching, cooking, nutrition and fitness. Keep working hard, Tina!

  2. I can’t believe a whole bunch of people wanted to be a vet. I thought that made me unique but I guess not hehe. I actually went right up to first year university in Biology thinking I would be a vet. However, the universe had other plans for me as I just wasn’t good enough at the sciences and had to switch. I then thought of going for a vet technician instead, but I applied to late and the program was already full so I did one year of accounting and liked it, so that’s what I’m studying now.

    However, I don’t want to completely give up on working in animals so hopefully I can find a way to do both.

  3. I love that your dog is always watching your every move!! BTW how long does it take for you to get ready for work?! Your hair/outfit always looks so put together!

    When I was young I wanted to be a pediatrician. I’m currently a pharmacist. LOVE babies still but I also love my work hours.

  4. I’m all for any workout inspired by LC!

    When I was younger, I wanted to be a doctor like my mom. Luckily, I decided to go my own way and like Jen (above) said, organic chemistry might have helped that decision a little bit. πŸ™‚

  5. i always dreamed to be a writer. i always thought that i was pretty good at it, and still to this day i dream to write for a magazine, preferable a fashion magazine! There’s still hope right?

  6. that was a great video – thanks for sharing!

    i’ve known since i was 5-years-old that i wanted to be an actress. i’ve taken some time on and off since then, but i’ve always stuck with it. i’m glad i have!

  7. Those baked apples are just the dessert that keeps on giving. My goodness, in oatmel? How perfect.

    When I was little I wanted to be a Psychiatrist (I was peculiar). After some dabbling here and there with other stuff, it’s still what I want to do and am going to Med School for next year.

  8. Loved that video Tina – got me really jazzed for my upcoming career/life change! When I was in middle school, I wrote in the middle school yearbook that I wanted to be a race car driver, FBI agent, or in the Air Force – I didn’t want to be behind a desk!

  9. I bet your oatmeal is what they eat in heaven:)
    I actually wanted to be a cook when I was little–at a place in Pittsburgh called Eat N Park. It’s kinda like a Denny’s. I had lofty aspirations.

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