Less Than 24 Hours in the Big Apple

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.

Hello, hello!

My trip to NYC was quite the whirlwind to say the least. I’m already on the train back home to Boston!

[rewind to yesterday morning]

My new favorite breakfast (I’ve moved on from oatmeal) is a wrap/plain tortilla (I like whatever brand is on sale) with almond butter + apricot jam (2:1) and sliced banana.

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Then, I fold the wrap in half, mush the banana slices with my hand, and then nuke the whole thing for 20-25 seconds in the microwave.

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The end result is a quick and easy, warm and gooey, super satisfying breakfast!

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After breakfast, I spent the morning working and catching up with emails. Because of my book, I pretty much let everything go by the wayside the last couple of weeks, so I’m trying to pick up the pieces and get my life back in order again.

Around 10:00 or so, I shut down my computer, packed for NYC, and then whipped up another almond butter-apricot-banana wrap as a pre-workout snack. I had plans to meet my friends Kerrie and Marisa at CrossFit 93 for a noon drop-in class, so I made sure to have a little something in my stomach beforehand.

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The WOD was a good one””short and sweet with a couple of pregnancy  modifications for me.

4 rounds for time:
12 Burpees to Target
9 Clean and Jerk 135/95
12 Toes to Bar

I did Squat Thrusts instead of Burpees, scaled the weight for the Clean and Jerks to 85 pounds, and did Kipping Knee Raises instead of Toes-to-Bar. I finished the workout in just under 12 minutes.

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After CrossFit, I said goodbye to Kerrie and Marisa and then took a quick shower at the gym. After that,  I picked up Mal from school, so he could drop me off at the train station.

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A little while later, I was sitting on the Acela to New York City.

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Post-workout/train snacks: celery sticks with almond butter, roasted potato wedges (just a few, leftover from the previous night’s dinner), a kiwi, a couple of pitted dates, and a banana.

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I also packed a peanut butter chocolate chip protein bar from Cascadian Farms.

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Once I arrived in NYC, I hopped in a taxi and went straight to my hotel for the evening: Sixty Soho.

For hotels in New York City, my room was huge! I actually think it was considered a suite. So fancy.

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And there was Fat Witch Baby Brownie waiting for me on my pillow. Yum. What a nice treat!

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Once I got settled in my room, I headed downstairs to meet Theodora for dinner at Kittichai, a Thai restaurant in the lobby of the hotel. I ordered the coconut soup with chicken and mushrooms and a duck confit salad. Both were excellent!

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It was so nice to catch up with Theodora in person!

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The next morning, I woke up, did some work, and then enjoyed a lovely room service breakfast of eggs, fresh fruit, and a decaf cappuccino. I always feel so fancy when I order room service!

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And after breakfast, I packed up my things and headed to the Reebok event.

Recap post coming soon!



  1. what a gorgeous hotel room! I hope you had a good time 🙂

    Also, you look amazing and are such an inspiration to staying fit, healthy and happy during pregnancy. You go girl!

  2. Where is the brown bag from in your last pic? Am desperately trying to find something exactly like that for travel!

  3. Loving the breakfast quesadilla idea! I’ll have to try that!! I’m digging that brown bag- such a bummer I didn’t win it in your last giveaway! That hotel room is fancy! How was the brownie??? Looking forward to the recap!

  4. You inspire me every day;) Thank you for sharing your clean, quick and satisfying eats and snacks! I love that, because when I travel, it is hard to stay on track. I understand the “catch up,” I feel like I am scrambling this week. Here’s to getting on track and forgiving ourselves when we can’t always do it all;)!

  5. I love the breakfast tortilla – thanks for sharing! I just made it for breakfast this morning and it’s quite filling (not to mention delicious!).

  6. Oh man, that room service looks wonderful!! Nice room, too! Congrats on the book; I’m not a writer.{I like writing though}..but that is one of my dreams….to write something I’m passionate about and get it published. 🙂

  7. Are the Rudi’s tortillas good? My husband has hoshimotos thyroid and they recommended a gluten free diet. I am trying to make the transition as easy as possible for all of us 🙂

  8. Wow such a whirlwind trip but at least you had super nice accommodations, fit in a WOD, and got to meet up with Theodora! I love the presentation of that coconut soup. Coconut anything at a Thai place is guaranteed fabulous. As is that hotel room! Oh my gosh, the bathroom is beautiful. Smart of you to pack your own snacks – I have a trip to Boston planned for tomorrow and I plan to do just that so that I have snacks and also a breakfast for the next morning. But maybe I’ll go crazy 😉 and get hotel room service. You’re right, that is SO fancy for breakfast!

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