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Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots β€˜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.

This morning, I had planned to attend a yoga class at Real Life Yoga, but, sadly, things didn’t work out as planned. πŸ˜•


I should have known yoga wasn’t in the cards for me today as soon as I realized that I forgot my mat. I always keep my yoga mat in the trunk of my car, but I used it at home the other day. Boo.


When I arrived at the yoga room, no one was inside. I thought maybe people were just running late, so I waited.


A good 15 minutes passed and no one showed up. I guess I missed the memo about class being canceled. Bummer. πŸ˜• My hips really needed a good stretch!


So, when I got home, I took Murphy for a walk.

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I had planned to make our walk my workout for the day, but Murphy was just not in the mood. About a mile into the walk, he laid down on a random lawn and put the biggest pug pout on his face.


Wah, I don’t wanna walk.


Eventually, I got Murphy to start walking again, but there were a lot of stops and starts for the rest of our walk, including plenty of stick chewing.



After our walk, I snacked on the last mini Apple Cinnamon Muffin and drank some iced Sugar Caramel Oolong tea with vanilla soy milk.

(Reminder: the Sugar Caramel Oolong tea is on sale this week in my shop. Just enter code: GOLDTEA at checkout.)

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Today’s lunch was a leftover Zucchini Fritter on a toasted Sandwich Thin with some shredded mozzarella. It was basically an upscale egg sandwich. πŸ˜‰


After lunch, I satisfied my sweet tooth with my new favorite treat: peanut butter + caramel sauce on a Sandwhich Thin. Holy delicious!



My lunch was kind of pathetic, so, not surprisingly, I was hungry again a few hours later. πŸ˜•Β So, I made myself a snack… an awesome snack: Peanut Butter Puffins Smoothie. Seriously, you gotta try this one! πŸ˜€


Peanut Butter Puffins Smoothie

Makes 1

Combine the following ingredients in a blender:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter Puffins


I have a conference call, and then I am heading downtown for a wine tasting event.

See ya! 😎



  1. I love how Murphy literally does have human expressions, like pouting – it’s so cute!
    Cereal in smoothies – WIN! I do that all the time, it makes them so much thicker and spoonable πŸ˜€

  2. Hmmm that smoothie sounds delicious! Must try it πŸ™‚
    Also I totally “awwwwww”ed at Murphy’s pug pout. So cute!
    Have fun at the wine tasting event!

  3. I have yet to try the sandwich thins–bagel things are good though. I’ll have to pick some up next time im at the store. Sorry about your class–I hate when stuff like that happens =)

  4. I totally had a day working against me on Sunday. I set the alarm for the wrong time, causing me to get up late. Then as I was in an all out sprint for the bus, the keys to my work fell out of my pocket, causing me to have to run back for them. Maybe I should get a job where I work from home! and then I’ll buy a dog as well πŸ™‚ I love all your Murphy photos this week

  5. Murphy is the cutest thing ever. His pug pout just got me laughing out loud at work, and I just can’t stand it. Pugs have such cute personalities, and I love hearing your Murphy stories!

  6. That looks like an absolutely beautiful place to take a yoga class! Sorry it was cancelled.

    Sounds like a PB kind of day for you!! I have a giveaway going on over at my blog for PB & Co PB!! So good! I’ve never tried it with caramel sauce though, sounds dangerous to me!!

  7. Cutest…dog…EVER! I can’t believe his little pout! He’s so sweet!

    I also have never tried the cereal-in-a-smoothie thing…something to consider…your smoothie recipe is literally making my mouth water!

  8. As of late, you’ve got Jenna beat when it comes to fun with wine… AND Murphy, holy smokes that was the cutest picture ever.

  9. I never would’ve thought to use cereal in a smoothie! It looks delicious.

    Murphy is too cute. I’ve got a JRT and she never ever wants to quit walking…

  10. I have been a lurker forever but never commented. I LOVE Murphy so much! I got my first pug about a month ago, named him Dexter. He looks just like Murphy! I love all your pics of him!

  11. Hey Tina,
    I love your blog!I also love dogs and have been looking to get a puppy for awhile. Could you do a post about Murphy, how you decided to get him,where you found a breeder and the training you guys have done?It seems as though you guys have done an awesome job & he’s the cutest dog! Thanks! πŸ™‚


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