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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.

I registered for another race!!!


I couldn’t resist the Half of Quincy. It’s practically right down the street! Is anyone else running this one?

Check out my race schedule for March:

I am officially a crazy person. Four races in one month!?! It’s definitely ambitious, but I know I can do it! After March, my racing schedule gets really light, so it’ll be a nice break.


I figured photos of adorable dogs would be much more enjoyable than photos of my oatmeal and iced coffee, so I skipped this morning’s post, which might be a first on CNC. I don’t think I’ve ever skipped a breakfast post since I started this blog. 


For lunch, I busted out the leftovers again. I had a couple of pieces of pizza from last night and finished off the Honeyed Carrots and Oranges. I also drank a second iced coffee with lunch.

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Pug creeper.

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I finished off the meal with a piece of Oreo cheesecake. It’s Cookie Friday after all! 😀

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I was not in the mood to exercise this morning, but I just did it. A lot of the time, the hardest part for me is changing into my workout clothes. Once I’m dressed, I’m good to go.

At the gym, I peddled along on the elliptical for 30 minutes and then went to Body Pump. We did the 76 release and somehow I made it through the entire biceps track with my usual weight and didn’t rest once. Yessss! :mrgreen:

The first time I did the bicep track on 76, I must have rested 4 or 5 times, so I’m pretty proud of myself for making it through today. I love knowing that I am getting stronger!

Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt

Thanks to everyone who entered my Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt! I received almost 500 entries! Here’s your winner: Ruby X!

Congrats, Ruby! I will email you shortly! 

OpenSky Giveaway

I forgot to announce the winner of the Le Creuset 3 Piece Cookware Set! (I’m such a space cadet sometimes.) OpenSky picked the winner and notified her earlier this week. Her name is Sarah.

Congrats, Sarah! OpenSky shipped your prize this morning, so you should receive it soon.

Question of the Day

What’s your most recent fitness achievement? Let’s hear some bragging!

Doing a few last-minute things and then hitting the road. See you in Vermont! 😎

P.S. Vote for Julie’s Clementine Pound Cake in this week’s Food52 recipe contest. You will need to create an account in order to vote, but Food52 is a really cool foodie site. It’s worth the extra couple of minutes and you’re helping out a fellow blogger.



  1. I agree the hardest park of working out is just getting changed! Once I’m in my clothes, it gets me in the mood and I drag my butt out the door. If I’m really struggling, I tell myself I’ll just go for a walk or run a few miles, and usually feel better after I get going and end up doing much more! It’s all about the mind games 🙂

    You are crazy, so many races in March! Hopefully the weather warms up a tad for you in Boston. At least it’ll be milder down in DC for the National Half! Are you trying to PR in all the races, or just run for fun?

  2. Ran 14 miles Wednesday! The farthest I’ve ever gone. I’m training for the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon on May 1st. Good job on working out when you didn’t feel like it.

  3. My race schedule is sorely lacking this year. I’m being cheap about race fees. I REALLY need to go ahead and register for the Shamrock 8K in March and I’m already registered for the Warrior Dash in Maryland in May.

  4. 3 marathons in 3 months in 3 states! That was last fall. It was challenging but also not as hard as I thought – totally taught me that my body is stronger and more capable than I imagined it was. I bet your race month will be the same – or I hope it is for you!

  5. The pizza looks as good as it did last night. I love pizza!

    I guess my most recent fitness accomplishment was completing P90X last year and running 4 miles this past Saturday (farthest distance so far). I’m training for a half marathon in June. 🙂

  6. I’m running the Ras na hEireann 5K. This race is practically down the street from me. 🙂

    The Quincy Half sounds fun but I won’t be ready to run 13.1 in a month. 🙂

    1. I’m running the Ras too. It’s a good course – ran it for the Jinglebell back in December. Hopefully won’t be as cold!

  7. I’m running the Ras na hEireann 5K and Half of Quincy too, can’t wait to get running outside again.

    I ran my first half two weeks ago and I’m hooked!

  8. Yay! Love having tons of races scheduled. It’s an awesome way to stay motivated. As for a recent fitness achievement: last weekend I ran a 4 mile race in NYC at a pace I never thought possible. I was pretty pumped about my time and about how great I felt afterward. High fives all around!

  9. My latest fitness achievement is signing up for the Ras na hEireann 5k in Somerville on March 11! Woohoo! It’s my first race EVER.

  10. I’ve been focusing on strength training and last night at the gym I knocked out 2 full 12 rep sets of “real” pushups. 18 months ago I couldn’t barely do one pushup so that’s a good feeling!

  11. I’ve added in weight training 2-3 times a week into my routine. After 2 weeks, I’ve already gone up in weights! I can’t tell any different in my arms yet, but switching to a heavier weight when the previously used was too easy felt GREAT!

  12. Well, after many years of being unable to jog consistently due to a tibial plateau fracture and chronic knee issues afterward–I used a bike, elliptical, did aqua aerobics, and pilates instead–I have been back on the treadmill. My biggest recent accomplishment was 4 miles last weekend. The next day I did 2, and that was even post-ankle tattoo (and NOT a tiny one!)!!
    I did just over 3 this a.m… I know that my knee is misbehaving again a bit b/c of this, so I’m trying to honor my body and not push it, but after not being able to jog for so long, it just feels damn good to do it.
    Have fun on your trip!! 🙂

  13. I am SO impressed with your schedule of 4 races in one month – very ambitious! I can get into my workout clothes, my problem is getting my son all dressed, fed and strapped in the car to go to the gym.

    My biggest fitness accomplishment is just that I’m still going strong with my workouts despite being 18 weeks pregnant. I get the double take on my belly when I bump the speed on the treadmill up to 6.5 or 7, but I’m still feeling good!

  14. Awesome job on the workout and the biceps track in Pump! That is a tough one. Lately I’ve had a cold so my cardio workouts haven’t been what they usually are, but I am well on my way to being able to do 10 real chin-ups!

  15. Wow you have a crazy month of running coming, but you can do it!!!

    As for recent fitness achievements I finally was able to bench over 90! I’ve been working on it slowly, and next up with be a pull-up…

  16. I knew U registered for another race when I saw this title!!!! U are on a roll girl! love it!!!!!! Congrats!

    Happy weekend to you, Mal , and Murphy!!!

  17. My biggest fitness achievement lately is getting very toned. I have always been really thin and self-conscious about looking scrawny. I’m still small, but now I look better and feel more powerful…like I could kick some booty!

  18. The Quincy race looks good. I can’t run it this year as I’m way behind on miles after a year-long illness, but I’m going to pencil it in for next year. I’m hoping to crank out a 5k race or two a month starting in March or April and then bump it up to 10ks towards the end of the summer. The goal is to be up to half-marathons by the spring of 2012 and a full marathon by the fall/winter of 2012.

    My biggest fitness achievement would have to be running my first 5k with very little training with my best friend and running coach in the spring of 2008 and finishing with a decent time. That was what launched me into my running life.

  19. Fitness achievements? Hmmmmm being able to teach BodyPUMP 5x this week 😉 I am getting nice and strong!! Congrats on doing a ton of races- that is fab!!

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