Our Next Big Adventure

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.

Hi, guys! Happy Hump Day! 🙂

So, yesterday, when my alarm clock went off at 5:01 AM, I was not ready to start the day. Oh my gosh, it was the last thing I wanted to do. It was gray and rainy outside, and I was soooo comfy in my bed, but, of course, I had a full day planned. Up and at ’em!

The first stop of my day: Starbucks. I might have been their first customer of the day. Haha!

I ordered a decaf doppio over ice and added half & half to it. I also brought my breakfast from home – Seed-tastic Overnight Chia-Flax Pudding with a big ol’ scoop of peanut butter.

I checked my email while I ate my breakfast and then I ordered Qman a new Lollacup and some replacement pieces because suddenly we have, like, no sippy cups. Where do they go!?! I actually bought a couple of new ones from Target just a couple of weeks ago, but Qman is not a fan. He’s a die-hard Lollacup lover, so I figured I might as well order a new one and revive the ones with missing pieces.

After that I registered for an upcoming event with our business mentor, Dan Martell. Sales Pipeline Intensive? Oh, yes, Designed to Fit Nutrition is venturing into the world of software.

Introducing: Nutrition House Software Systems! In January 2018, we’ll offer our kick-ass, totally custom DTFN software to the masses.

If you’re currently coaching nutrition clients/making meal plans and you want to grow your business or simply save yourself some time, please drop me an email at tina@designedtofitnutrition.com. We’re looking for Early Adopters to try our software this fall before it launches in early 2018.

After spending a few hours at Starbucks work,work, working, it was time to break at sweat at CrossFit. The strength part of the workout was 1 Rep Max Cleans, and I hit my previous max (#145), no problem (I actually did it twice), but I could not get passed it. So many fails. Whomp whomp. It just wasn’t my day.

The WOD was a good one! Holy cow, I had Bambi legs by the end! (I subbed C2B Pull-Ups for the Muscle Ups.)

Back at home, I quickly showered and made a protein shake to go. In the mix: Frozen banana, strawberries, SFH vanilla protein powder, almond milk, and water.

After that, I packed up my lunch and hit the road for a dentist appointment. FYI: My sneakers are the new Revel running/lifestyle shoe from Brooks. They have a knit pattern on them (and I don’t want them to get dirty), so they’re more of a lifestyle shoe for me, but you can totally run in them. Long story short: They’re super cute and comfy!! 🙂

Post-dentist, I met Kerrie at the Captial One Cafe to do ALLTHETHINGS. While there, I broke into my lunch, which was ground chicken mixed with rice, spinach, and cowboy caviar from Trader Joe’s.

I also snacked on a mini Chocolate Cherry Health Warrior Bar and this delicious little pasty sample pictured below. Yum!

I finally packed up a little after 5:00 PM and drove home. Dinner was leftovers and meal prep randomness from the fridge. I’m glad we had food ready to go because I was hungry!

I totally flaked on taking a photo of my dinner, but I had leftover grilled chicken with sweet potato ribbons (from Trader Joe’s), feta, and broccoli. I did, however, snap this photo of Mal zapping Qman with a Proton Pack at the table. Ha!

Question of the Day

What awesome adventure have you been on this year? Or do you have a fun one planned for 2018? 

P.S. I’m competiting in Massage Envy’s  “Train Like a Pro Challenge,” so I’ll be using their all new Total Body Stretch to (hopefully) keep my muscle imbalances and related injuries in check. I want to train for a half marathon this fall, so my goal is to be able to run for 90 minutes without injury before I commit. Keep an eye out for more updates! In the meantime, please VOTE FOR ME over on the Train Like a Pro website. You can vote everyday and it only takes 2 seconds! TIA! 🙂




  1. That’s amazing, congratulations!! This year I’m welcoming my second baby, we are doing major construction on our house (finally!), and I just started a new job. This entire year feels like an adventure!!

  2. Fun things all around for you! Congrats!

    Adventures are happening all around over here! New blog logo, new layout in the works, trip to NYC for my birthday and a trip to Iceland in October!

    Also, has your TJ’s discontinued carrot spirals? Mine has, and it’s the WORST.

  3. Question about the cowboy caviar – it lists jalapeno peppers as an ingredient. Does this mean it’s spicy? I’m a total wimp when it comes to that stuff but recently bought a jar after seeing it on your blog.

  4. Congrats on an awesome new adventure! Very inspiring to see you growing and challenging yourself … so even when you’re overwhelmed remember that 🙂

  5. The cowboy caviar mixed with protein is totally genius. I make a batch of cowboy caviar and ground beef or turkey about once a week and it my favorite go-to quick meal!

  6. Congrats on the new adventure!! So fun!!

    I don’t really have a new adventure, more trying to discover and navigate my path and figure out what really lights my fire. I’m also trying to really get back into blogging myself after taking things back during the first 1/2 of the year.

    1. Katie,

      I am also in that same space right now as you mentioned above. Hang in there! I’m struggling as I know my strengths and what lights my soul, but having a hard time figuring out how to actually get there. Prayers for you! Keep putting one foot in front of the other!

  7. Congrats! Next year I’m going to quit my job, go freelance and move to Germany…I’m half terrified half excited!

      1. @Tina: ha im the exact opposite! i hate odd numbers so whenever i set an alarm, timer, or put something in the microwave it always has to end in the number 2!

  8. I totally posted a picture of my feet on the sidewalk earlier today too! Had to get up and moving and out of the house! Great minds think alike 🙂

    Congratulations on the software release! I would love to try it!

    My new adventures are taking steps to get myself healthy and on track–following my passion for wellness, helping people, and making connections–through email, social media, blogging, experimenting with podcasting, and of course, COFFEE and workouts 🙂

    Love hearing what you’re up to. I’m heading up to Cape Ann on the North Shore in a week 🙂 my favorite place! Your posts inspire me to get back there!

  9. I feel a little awkward here…Every single commenter is female! Is this a forbidden land for guys? LOL 🙂
    Congrats on your new challenge and adventure!

    BTW, how can you run that long? If I run even a quarter of that, I will die on spot!! haha

  10. Frozen banana, strawberries, SFH vanilla protein powder, almond milk, and water. Except the almond milk (I use regular milk), I use the same recipe 😀 Also, that’s a pretty rough workout program you have there. Is it easy to follow?

  11. I think it s so awesome you started your own company and now even have your own software! I love to see businesses get off the ground, especially someone I’ve been following. I wish you nothing but the best!

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