Life Lately + I Can Still Drink Wine

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Hi, 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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Good morning, friends! Happy FRIDAY to you!

How was your week? We had a nice one over here, but, wow, it flew by. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s the holiday season or what, but it definitely whizzed by. Anyway, I wanted to share some highlights from our life lately, so here we go!

I went to KFIT on Monday and felt like garbage during the workout. It was my fifth day in a row of exercise, which is just too much for me. I normally stick to three days or less, but I was feeling pretty good… until I started to work out. Woof. Even still, it was a fun workout, and I’m glad that I was able to work on my pull-ups. They’re coming along!

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These amazing holiday running socks arrived just in time for the 5K that I’m running this weekend. I ran the same race last year with some KFIT ladies, and, my gosh, we had a blast, so I can only imagine what this year will bring! There’s 40 of us this time!!


Our Super Glue is coming in quite handy this holiday season. We *thought* we hung all of our breakable Christmas tree ornaments high enough and out-of-reach of tiny toddler hands, but Q-Man still manages to snag them. And throw them. (Is throwing everything a stage?)

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Quinn loved playing with the computer (and mouse) at the library earlier this week. I loved watching his little brain work. It’s crazy how much he picks up nowadays!

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Our little peanut is also getting quite adventurous. He’s climbing up (and down) everything lately!

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My friend Blain (remember him?) found this photo of us from my Boston bachelorette party. (I had one in Las Vegas too!) Oooh, memories. We had some really good times together back in the day!

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Quinn found Murphy’s “belly button.” 

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The pug was not amused.

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Hey, kid, stop trying to touch my dog penis. 

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I reconnected with a friend from college and it was so nice. Even though we hadn’t seen each other in years, we picked up right where we left off. She has a 7-month old son, so we took him and Quinn for a walk at World’s End in Higham, which is such a beautiful place. I can’t believe it was my first time there!

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Quinn is teething like crazy right now. His mouth is full of molars coming in. Poor guy, but he’s dealing with it pretty well, and Mama enjoyed quite a few cuddle session this week!

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I’m taking part in a clinical study about the effects of diet on the symptoms of ulcerative colitis. Remember the study that I mentioned a couple of months ago? Well, they changed the parameters, and I’m “sick” enough to participate! Yay! But, sadly, I went in for a procedure yesterday and was informed that I’m in the control group, not the experiment group. Whomp whomp. Of course, I’m bummed, but, hey, it’s in the name of science, and I’m more than happy to participate if it helps other UC patients. Long story short, I’m still in the study, but I’ll keep doing what I’m doing with regard to my diet for the next 6 weeks. Thankfully, at the end of the study, I’ll meet with an RD and learn more about what the study diet was all about, so I guess it’s the best of both worlds. I can still drink wine, so that’s a win, right? Related: If you have UC and want to be considered for this study, you can contact for more details.

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24 Days of Togetherness

Just a quick update…

Day 7: Tell each other a holiday joke

Mal’s joke: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? Frostbite.

My joke: What do Santa’s elves learn at school? The elphabet.

Day 8: Share 3 things you love about the other person + Quinn and Murphy

Day 9: Watch a Christmas movie

Mal and I watched Love Actually after Quinn went to bed.

Day 10: Donate a gift

Mal’s school and KFIT both adopt a family at Christmastime, so we signed up to contribute.

Questions of the Day

What’s your maximum number of workouts before you take a rest day?

What’s up for the weekend?


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