More Signs of Spring

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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.

Is that grass that I see in our front yard!?! Woah. After the crazy winter we had here, I never thought I’d see the day.

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The snow is really starting to melt here in Boston. I love seeing signs of spring! 😎 I also love that the dirty, gray snow is just about gone. It’s so ugly to look at!

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After breakfast, I headed to the yoga studio for a 75-minute Vinyasa class. It was very similar to the class that I took last Tuesday with lots of Downward Dogs and poses that really worked the upper body and shoulders. I have a feeling I am going to be sore again tomorrow!

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After class, I headed home for an early lunch. I made a big salad with Garlic Gold roasted broccoli, a scoop of garlic hummus, and a drizzle of red wine vinegar on top.

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Lunch also included a smoothie made with fresh raspberries, Vanilla Protein Powder, Almond Breeze, ground flaxseed meal, and plain Greek yogurt. I actually ended up drinking two 16-ounce smoothies because I made so much! Sometimes, I am really terrible with my measurements, and end up making way too much or way too little. Now, my stomach is full!

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Running Warehouse Giveaway

I know a bunch of you were antsy for me to announce the winner of the Running Warehouse Giveaway. It’s a really great prize, so I totally understand! Here’s your winner: jamieberg1451

If you guys have ideas for future giveaways, please let me know. OpenSky is open to pretty to much anything!


Exciting news: I’m going to Fitbloggin’ this year!! I was asked to participate on a panel about blogger responsibility and where we should draw the line. Of course, I’m nervous because public speaking always bugs me out, but I am really looking forward to this panel. I think it’s going to be a very interesting discussion.


Have you ever attended a blog/fitness/health conference? If so, what did you think of it? If not, would you want to attend one?

P.S. Check out my motivational tip for commiting to early morning workouts on!



  1. I haven’t attended a blog/fitness/health conference yet but I think that it would be such a great experience! I hope to go in the very near future!! 🙂

  2. Your salad looks great! I love that picture of Murphy! He looks like a statue! So cute!

    I’ve never been to one yet but I would totally love to go if one is local to me! 🙂 It seems like a lot of fun!

  3. Wow! I can’t believe all that snow that you’ve had has melted!

    The sun is shining here today, but I know it is only a tease–winter sticks around until the end of April here in Alaska! 🙁

    Yoga always makes me sore the next day, but I love it!

  4. I have been to Jazzercise conferences and they are really fun and it’s nice to meet other instructors. I would imagine that a blogging conference would be similar and give me the opportunity to meet other bloggers in person, so I would eventually love to attend one.

  5. I went to the Healthy Living Summit – 100% without doubt, the best weekend of my life. It was amazing being around so many strong beautiful people!

  6. I totally plan to attend at least one conference this year! Right now I’m thinking FoodBuzz is a must, and if HLS happens again, I’m going to do everything I can to get there too!

  7. Yayyyy Fitbloggin! Even though we won’t be roomies anymore, I hope we’ll still hang out lots 🙂

    I’m loving the signs of spring too. All of our snow melted on Saturday.

    Of course, on Sunday it snowed a fresh 18″ so the excitement was short-lived. But still, I can feel spring coming!

  8. That panel sounds great. I’m bummed I can’t make it to Fitbloggin’ this year but hopefully you’ll be able to give a recap of what’s discussed during the seminar. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic (and wish I could be there to participate in person!).

  9. Murphy is a born model, but his downfall will be the same as Zoolander’s, he only does one look, “concerned pug”. He’ll never get signed with only one look 🙂
    I’ve never been to a blog conference, but I’d love to for the pure fact that many of the blogs I read, including yours, have changed the way I look at food. I now view food as fuel and fun, instead of the enemy, as I did for many years. I’d love to go just to meet the bloggers; people who I read so much about i feel like i *should* meet them.
    Thanks again Tina for all you do.

  10. I won!?! I’m so excited! What a blessing! I joined a running club that starts in 2 weeks – this is perfect timing!!! Thanks Tina!!!!!

  11. I attended Fitbloggin last year. Loved it! However, I was uber sick the whole time. Probably would have been more fun if I was healthy. I won’t get to go this year, but if they keep it in B-more I’ll most likely attend next year when I live in the area.

  12. There are crocuses and daffodils blooming here in Portland. Lots and lots of rain, still a little cold, but some sunshine.

  13. oh so exciting about fit bloggin’! i’ve never been to a blogging conference, but fit bloggin’ really caught my eye. for me, it’s all about the finances though and $$ is holding me back at the moment. can’t wait to hear all about it!

  14. oh my, look at that grass!!!!! It looks soooo nice. We still have 3 feet in our lawn…and I’m a little north of you!

    I would absolutely love to attend a conference but it’s just too expensive right now. Can’t afford it! 🙁

  15. That’s so fun about FitBloggin! I wish I were going. I’ve got a full weekend of the StrawBerry Hill races on Saturday and then the Warrior Dash on Sunday.

    I used to always make too much smoothie, also, which is another reason why I’m loving my single serve Hamilton Beach blender:

  16. Signs of Spring here in town = YES PLEASE!
    And I havent attended a conference but have wanted to since the first HLS came to life! Except, I am always too scared to sign up just by myself.. and haven’t wanted to drag my mister with me! lol Sounds like so MUCH FUN!

  17. I’ve never attended a fitblog conference but I’ll live vicuriously through you guys! They sound like so much fun I really wish I could go! Congrat’s on being asked to speak! How nerve wrecking but amazing at the same time!

  18. that’s great Tina! But I’m sure you’ll get better and better with your speaking heebyz. 😀 Noo I haven’t been to a conf. like that! But I’d love to someday, it looks fun and like a unique experience 🙂

  19. I’m pretty new to the blogging world, but I think a conference would be awesome-getting to meet and share ideas with awesome, like-minded people, that would be great. Can’t wait to hear about it!

    1. I just checked out the site for fitbloggin and was so excited to see it’s in Baltimore…however, I’m totally bummed because I have events at work both of those days and I’m not sure I can get off…but now I’m going to try to work out a way!!

  20. I’ve never been, but want to go. I looked into fit bloggin’ actually just yesterday…I was a little late, because now registration is $299 🙁 it looks like an awesome conference though!!

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