Music & Memories

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.

This morning’s Body Pump class was a serious blast from the past. The instructor broke out Body Pump 53, which was released back in April 2005, but I still remembered all of the songs and some of the choreography. I also can’t believe I’ve been Body Pumping for so long!


The music from Body Pump 53 brought back so many memories from that time in my life. Things were so different back then:

  • I worked full-time at Boston College in the Undergraduate Admissions Office
  • I was a part-time master’s student at Boston College in their Higher Education Administration program
  • I worked part-time at Mount Auburn Club, which is how I got hooked on Body Pump in the first place
  • I lived with six other roommates in a house in Brighton
  • Mal and I were in a long-distance relationship while he finished up school at UVM

I love how music can bring you back to a specific time in your life and help you remember things you may have forgotten. I also love how healing it can be.

When my ex passed away a couple of months ago, I didn’t know how to deal with it. I never lost anyone close to me, so the days after his death were a complete blur. At first, I didn’t want to remember our good times together or look at old photos of us. All of those memories were just too painful.

A few weeks later, I was driving by myself and a Dave Matthews Band song came on the radio. As soon as I heard it, I burst into tears. So many memories of my ex came rushing back, but, for once, it felt good to cry and remember. Later that day, I grabbed all of my Dave Matthews Band CDs from the truck of my car to listen to them on my drive home.

For the next several weeks, I listened to DMB every time I got into my car. My “DMB therapy,” as I’ve been calling it, has brought back so many wonderful memories of ex and our time together. Many of the memories are things that I hadn’t thought about in years. It’s still tough to deal with his death, but music has made it easier for me to sort through my emotions and come to terms with what happened.

Sorry if this part of my post seemed to come out of nowhere. I just started typing and it came out. I feel like I’m in a better place with my ex’s death, so if music helped me, maybe it’ll help others, too. Anyway, thanks for listening.

Workouts: Week of October 23

If you’re a long-time reader of CNC, you probably remember me posting my workouts each week. It helps to keep me on track and motivated, and, apparently, it helps you guys too because I keep getting requests to start doing it again. Your wish is my command!

  • Sunday: Off
  • Monday: 3-mile run + Body Pump
  • Tuesday: 3-mile run + 30 min. elliptical
  • Wednesday: Step aerobics
  • Thursday: 8-mile run
  • Friday: Off
  • Saturday: Off


Today’s lunch was similar to last night’s dinner, but I added roasted potatoes and edamame to the mix. My salad also included another Vegetable Masala Burger (love them!), arugula, carrots, cucumber, and roasted pumpkin seeds.

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On the side, I had a toasted Bagel Thin with Chia Charger nut butter spread on top.

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After lunch, I enjoyed a couple of Chia Charger Xpresso bites. (I’m pretty sure I’m one chia seed away from turning into one.)

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I’m off to do a zillion errands, including figuring out why our heat won’t turn on. Let’s just say it was a chilly night in the Haupert house last night!

P.S. My favorite BIC Bands are on sale!



  1. Why yes, I think I will order yet another set of BIC bands because the last set I ordered, I ended up loving (but I’m sorry Tina, leopard just isn’t my color so I guess I need more) ::sigh::
    Going to give one or two to friends too as gifts since I don’t need 6. LoL!
    PS. I want those cookies!

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