Ohmigod, Shorts that Fit

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.


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I’m back at it! I spoke to my running coach yesterday and he set me up with another week’s worth of workouts. Now that I’m feeling better, he wants me to get right back into training, so he has me running five day this week! Yowsahs!

  • Tuesday: 4 miles
  • Wednesday: 2 miles
  • Thursday: 5 miles
  • Friday: 4 miles
  • Saturday: 7 miles

I was kind of bored with my running music this morning, so I grabbed Mal’s iPod and took it with me on my run. His selection has a lot more rock and classic rock than mine, so it was a nice change of pace, which made those two miles fly by. Although, I still like my running mix better!

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After my run, I stretched and foamed rolled and then sat around in my sweaty workout clothes for a couple of hours before taking a shower. (I’m gross like that.) Then, I made a delicious pizza lunch.

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I spread Laughing Cow Cheese on a Glutino pizza crust and topped it with TJ’s bruschetta and a broken up Dr. Praeger’s Sweet Potato Pancake. Mmm! I loved all of the different flavors and textures. I also drank a Half & Half with lunch.

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After lunch, I went grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s, but then I got distracted by Old Navy. Until this afternoon, I only owned one pair of shorts, so my recent mission was to find shorts that actually fit and don’t look totally stupid on me. For some reason, it just hasn’t been easy to find any (#whitegirlproblems).

The other day, my friend, Erin, told me that she had luck with the shorts at Old Navy, so I popped in to see what I could find.

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After seeing this photo of me, I decided that Bermuda shorts are just not flattering on me, so I looked for shorter options, but not too short. Super short shorts make me nuts.

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It didn’t take me long to find a pair that I liked. The Perfect 5” Shorts are where it’s at!!!

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Ohmigod, shorts that fit!! I still can’t believe it!

The Perfect 5” Shorts sit low on the hips, but they’re long enough that I don’t have to worry about them riding up. They’re fitted through the hip and thigh and have a little bit of stretch to them. They’re comfy and pretty flattering. I’m a big fan!

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I ended up buying two pairs in Truffle Brown and Alpine Tundra.

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And, of course, I never shop without coupons, so I ended up getting these babies for free by using a coupon and a gift card from Christmas. Sweet.

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What do you think of shorts? Love ’em? Hate ’em? What style do you like best?


When I returned home, I snacked on a couple of pieces of toasted gluten-free bread with almond butter and banana slices. It was a perfectly delicious and satisfying snack. Yep, it was.

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Getting together with friends for Trivia tonight! See ya!

P.S. My Teddie Peanut Butter deal with OpenSky kicks off tomorrow! I am SO excited! Make sure you are following me so you get the deal! It’s a GREAT one, and I know you want some Teddie in your life!



  1. You can’t beat shorts that fit! I have such issues with shorts! That seems like an especially good find – especially because it was at Old Navy where things tend to fit funky! 🙂

    Glad you’re back at it and seeming like your old self again!

  2. I haven’t worn short in years since I never can find a style that fit! Instead I end up living in skirts all summer 🙂 The shorts you found look really comfortable!

  3. OLD NAVY 5″ SHORTS ARE MY FAVORITE! The only shorts I wear. I have them in a ton of colors! I loooove them!

    I also am lovin how you grabbed Mal’s iPod. I grabbed my guy’s ipod last week to mix it up and it was awesome!

  4. Congrats on all the running Tina, sounds like you’re definitely feeling better! I love shorts – shorter ones on the weekends and walking shorts (well, that length anyway) for work. The ones you bought look great on you!

  5. I’m petite, but curvy through the hips, so shorts are always a hard purchase for me as well. I swear by Old Navy 5″ shorts! I’ve got them in white, grey, and purple. They’re super comfortable, and don’t ride up much either. 🙂 I like the colors you picked!

  6. I used to HATE wearing shorts. They made me feel so self conscious. I thought I had to have perfect legs to wear shorts.

    And then I bought a pair of Bermudas that I liked, and from there my shorts have slowly gotten shorter and shorter and now I’m in some pretty tiny little shorts. My legs get HOT in 90° Midwestern heat and shorts keep ’em comfy. Plus, I like the way I look in shorts””cellulite and all!

  7. I’m actually wearing a very similar pair of cappuccino colored Old Navy shorts today, probably just an older style. I love their shorts. I think our body shapes are sort of similar, so I’d like to say their flattering. Nice going with coupons! 🙂

  8. Ahhhh!! I just had a very similar trip, even down to getting the shorts for free from Old Navy with a coup!

    As someone who hadn’t worn shorts for the past 3-4 years and was deeply intimidated by the tiny length of most styles out there, the old navy ones were where it’s AT!

  9. Those shorts look great! I have such a problem with shorts. I am only 5’1″ so they are always an awkward length on me. You can order petite shorts online at Old Navy, maybe I should give that a try.

  10. Yay for new clothes! J. Crew also has shorts in a ton of varying lengths so you can find the right size for you. But they’re probably pricier than Old Navy. (For the record–I thought you looked fine in the Bermuda shorts!)

  11. Oh, I love those shorts! I have a hard time with shorts because I dont like them too short, and the bermuda shorts just dont look right on me either. I’ll have to hit up Old Navy and see what I can find.

  12. I own these shorts too!! After being a “shorts-sufferer” for years, I discovered them at Old Navy and completely fell in love with the lavender color. They remind me of the super cute preppy shorts at J.Crew that never fit right – for like 1/3 the price. Great find 🙂

  13. Shorts that fit & FREE == BIG WIN! 🙂 Your running week looks great – I miss long runs, living so close to the equator is challenging- short morning run before 6am only…fun fun! Good luck on your runs…

  14. I hate buying shorts so much that I live in Florida and only own one pair. It is so difficult to find ones that sit right in the front and are not super short.

    The ones you got are pretty cute.

  15. I recently found a couple of pairs of highwaisted shorts. Think 1940s pinup..only less skank-a-dank. I am straight and narrow so these shorts are perfect for given my some much needed womanly curves..no chicka likes to look like a bro.

  16. I wear shorts all the time. J. Crew OUTLET shorts in the 5″ are the best and the price is right. I think mine were $19.99? They actually look pretty similar to the ones you have there from Old Navy. Last time I tried on Old Navy shorts they fit terribly, but I’m going to have to give them another chance now.

  17. I have shorts issues, too! I wear jeans year round (mostly bc of working in a lab) and my bf always laments I never wear shorts. I’m def getting my ass to an Old Navy to get some of those!

  18. I am the same way with shorts I am super picky about them and the length. I just have one pair that I wear now but Old Navy might work for me too. Ill have to check it out!!!!

    I sit around in my sweaty work out clothes too…. I’m gross but after a run or workout I just want to relax for a bit before I actually shower and get going…

  19. Those shorts look great! You’re very lucky to have found them. I stick to stretchy cotton skirts during the summer (Super cheap from Forever 21…seriously!) I can dress them up or keep them casual. And they roll over like yoga pants so you can wear them shorter or longer. I am definitely going to have to buy those sweet potato pancakes now!

  20. I don’t think it’s gross that you sat around in your sweaty work-out clothes…I actually do that all the time! I love how I feel (& even smell) after a hard workout- it gives me a sense of accomplishment and keeps me motivated to keep moving and finish my to-do list 🙂

    I also LOVE Old Navy shorts. They are simply the best!

  21. I always find shorts to be an issue! Long shorts just don’t do it for me either – mid-length is best! I got 2 pairs of DKNY at Nordstrom Rack and I am obsessed with them…they will definitely be wearing their welcome this summer!

  22. I bougth shorts at Old Navy too! A navy pair in 3 1/4″ length and a light grey pair in 7″ length, and you are right they fit perfect and sit at just the right place. And for under $25 for two pairs I think they were a steal.

  23. Old Navy is my shorts savior. I have realllly short legs, and it makes me look even more out of proportion (and embarrassed) when my shorts are too long (= always). I was in the same situation and finally buckled down on Saturday and made myself shop the. entire. day. looking for shorts. Old Navy was the jackpot, and decently priced, of course 🙂 I had to go with the 3 1/2″ (though they sure seem longer than that), and was worried they would be booty shorts. Instead, they are actually flattering, and not skanky at all. I couldn’t believe my luck. Just one of those small things that can make such a difference! Yay for shorts that fit! 😀

  24. I live in jean shorts. All day, every day in the summer. I buy them from American Eagle and usually get short short or around mid thigh.

    I recently got adorable white shorts, but I’m saving them for fall when they will have a slightly better chance of not getting ruined.

  25. I love Old Navy shorts! In a few weeks, they should have them on sale online if you decide you ‘need’ more colors 🙂

    I usually stock up around mid to late July when they’re on sale. Plus, I live in Texas, so I can wear them until November…

  26. Cute shorts!!!!! I fall in & out of love with shorts. I fell back into the habit of wearing them while living in the Dominican Republic (imagine) although there it’s not totally culturally cool to wear them out & about. They let me get away with it since I’m a gringa!! 🙂 Nice finds!! 🙂

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