Man With A Van

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.

Check out the newest addition to our home!

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So psyched!

[rewind to yesterday morning]


I slept in a little, so I threw together a quick breakfast of peanut butter and banana slices on a whole wheat wrap before heading out to run.



My plan was to run 3 miles from my house to our CrossFit box, stretch and work on mobility when I got there, and then run 3 miles home, but it was so frickin’ hot outside, I nixed the second part of my run.

Murphy got to hang out at CrossFit yesterday!

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Once Open Gym at CrossFit ended, Mal and I chatted with a couple of our friends (Colleen and Rob). They asked us what we had planned for the rest of day, so we told them we were picking up our new patio set. Mal and I have small cars, so his parents were planning to drive down with their SUV to help us move it. Rob owns a big van for his job, so he offered to help us. Mal and I were actually a little worried about how we’d fit the table, chairs, and umbrella in his parents’ SUV (we figured we’d take multiple trips), so we took our friends up on their offer. It sounded so much easier!

We had about 30 minutes to kill before until the furniture store opened, so the four five of us (Murphy came along for the ride) stopped by Cumberland Farms to get iced coffees.

Can we talk about this?

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Please note the hashtag: #icedhoffee! LOL!

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Making iced coffee at Cumberland Farm was a lot of fun. You can pick all sorts of flavors to add to it, so I went with amaretto and coconut. Also awesome: it’s just $0.99 for all of the different sizes. What a deal!


With iced coffee in hand, we drove to pick up our new patio furniture.

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The guys moved the furniture into the van while the ladies cheered them on.

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YAY!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for helping us, Rob and Colleen! We owe ya!

After lunch, Mal and I spent a couple of hours doing yard work. We figured since we were already gross and sweaty from working out, we might as well get it done. Our backyard is coming along nicely!



For lunch, I made a Sweet Potato Quesadilla. (Yes, I’m obsessed with them.)

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I also ate a bunch of almonds while I waited for it to cook.

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For dinner, Mal’s parents came over for a barbeque””and, of course, to see our new patio set.

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On the menu: Blue Cheese Burgers.

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Sweet Potato Wedges cooked in coconut oil.

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And plenty of condiments. We had 10 different bottles on the table! Ha!

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My plate:

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While we ate, Murphy chilled on the floor next to the table.

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Eventually, he gave up on any of us potentially dropping food.

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We ended up sitting outside and chatting well into the evening. The Sweet Potato Wedges were right next to me, so I finished them off.

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Fun little Sunday!

Question of the Day

What’s your favorite grill-able food?



  1. Love the new patio set! Do you mind saying where you bought it? We have been holding out for any good deals/sales for the 4th of July

  2. Do you eat low-carb? I was just wondering, as you definitely do a lot of salads with no grain element and then for your dinner (which looked delicious by the way!) had no bun for your burger. Was just curious as to if you think it helps maintain your weight, or anything! Thanks 🙂

    1. I just try to eat healthy most of the time, so my diet is a balance of carbs (fruits, veggies, whole grains, dairy), protein (meat, fish, eggs) and fats (nuts, coconut, avocado). And, of course, I enjoy plenty of fun foods too!

  3. My favorite thing to do in the summer is enjoy my mornings! There is nothing like sitting on the balcony enjoying my coffee before strolling into yoga for a morning session. Summers off rock!

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