Just Do It

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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Even after writing a post about staying active in the winter, I seriously considered skipping my workout this afternoon. The cold, snowy weather was not motivating me to get my butt to the gym, but according to my 5K training program, I was supposed to run 2 miles today. So, I reread my post for a little inspiration and then told myself to just do it. Basically, don’t think about it, put on my workout gear, go to the gym, and just get it done. And, that’s exactly what I did.

I arrived at the gym, warmed up, and ran 2 miles on the treadmill in 17:12, which was a little slower than Thursday’s 2-mile run, but still a decent time. I then walked another 1/2 mile as a cool down, stretched, and headed home. Mission accomplished! 😀 I’m so glad that I got my workout in today! It would have been so easy to skip it given the icky weather.


Tonight’s dinner was one of the best that I have eaten in awhile– mostly because of this deliciousness:


I absolutely love risotto– and, this Tomato Basil mix was really wonderful, especially with chunks of chicken breast thrown in. I’m psyched that there are lots of leftovers for tomorrow! 😉


I also had a salad topped with balsamic vinegar on the side.




For dessert, I enjoyed a Lindt chocolate Reindeer.


And some pumpkin spice tea.


This flavor of tea was nice, but it definitely needed some sweetness. It was really spicy, but not pumpkin-pie spicy like I had hoped. I ended up adding a squirt of agave nectar to sweeten it up.

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Mal just decided to bake brownies, so I guess I’ll eat one of those for dessert, too! 😀

Time to veg! Mal and I have been hooked on Californiacation lately. It’s such a good show– and totally addicting!



  1. I too am wanting to stay inside in my nice warm bed, but I went out for a 2 hour trainer ride with some friends…just getting there made it all better, it was fun 🙂 Always remember, you will never regret working out, but you may regret NOT working out…even walking is better than nothing 😉

    Tina I really enjoy reading your blogs!!!

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