Mal’s First Yoga Class & Our Day Trip to Bend

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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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Guess who took their very first yoga class yesterday!

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Mal has talked about trying yoga for years now, but ever since he started Crossfit, he’s actually talked about it more (since mobility is key to CrossFit), so he finally bit the bullet and did some yoga yesterday morning.


Before yoga, I ate a sliced banana with blueberries and 3 or 4 spoonfuls of almond butter.

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The house where we are staying is just short distance from the Black Butte Ranch recreation center where the yoga classes are held every morning, so we rode our bikes there. Bike riding = so fun!

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The class was a gentle, beginner’s yoga, so it was perfect for Mal and someone like me, who is just getting back into it. I noticed right away that I lost a good amount of flexibility since I stopped regularly attending classes. My shoulders were so incredibly tight during the Sun Salutations. Ugh… not good.

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Mal really enjoyed the class””he thought it was tough because he was so tight””but he wants to go again later this week. Yesterday’s class definitely made us realize we need some yoga in our lives, especially if we do CrossFit so much.

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After yoga, I was hungry again (because of my small breakfast), so I made myself a snack, which was roasted Brussels sprouts and zucchini, chunked chicken breast, avocado, salt, and pepper. Holy yum! I loved this combo of flavors.

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I also snacked on some leftover Sweet Potato Wedges.

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Then, Mal, his step-mom, and I drove to Bend. I had heard such great things about it, so I was excited to explore.

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In Bend, Mal took a CrossFit class.

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While my mother-in-law and I went to get manicures. (My nail color is I Want to be A-Lone Star.)

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Once Mal finished his WOD and our nails were pretty, the three of us headed to Brother Jon’s Alehouse for lunch.

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The woman who did my mother-in-law’s manicure recommended the Alehouse and said they had awesome salads, so I ordered the mixed green salad with grilled salmon on top and honey mustard dressing on the side.

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FYI: If you ever go the Ale house, the salads are seriously massive! My mother-in-law and I both ordered “small” salads, and they were more than enough food. Mal got a “large” salad and it was sort of ridiculous how much food he was served. He ate almost all of it, but still!

After lunch, we explored Bend a little more and snapped some pics by the water.

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Mal and I really loved Bend, so we plan to visit again later this week. It’s such an adorable town with lots of cute shops, restaurants, and an earthy-crunchy, eclectic vibe, and it’s SO CLEAN. Bend reminds us a lot of Burlington, Vermont, but bigger, and you how we feel about Burlington!

Question of the Day

What’s your favorite small city?

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