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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.

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 love new races! So exciting!

    I have NO fitness achievements as of late, but I have an observation about my body to share. I used to only run, doing minimal cross training, I would gain weight uniformly when I stopped. I’ve developed a more integrated training plan with a lot more weight lifting, and I’ve found that even when I gain 10 lbs or so, that weight is all in my legs/butt. My waist and upper body are slim/pretty toned. It’s crazy how bodies change in response to different training.

  2. This isn’t exactly an achievement, but a trainer at the gym today asked me if I was a trainer while I was lifiting weights, which I took as a huge compliment.

  3. Since having my baby boy, I’ve become a master squatter! He loves to be held while I squat up and down, up and down, over and over again! I actually call him the Squatzi (Squat Nazi) because he’d cry if I stopped. What an excellent personal trainer, eh? Comes at a great cost too 🙂

  4. Ditto, Kara. I’m sure you’re ready for these distances after the full marathon you just ran, but I would caution against running all of these at your goal race pace. I did something like this during the run-up to the 2008 Boston Marathon and ended up running Boston with a knee injury 🙁 In your place, I’d pick one of the halfs, and one of the other two races, and just run them for fun. Sorry to be a wet blanket, but it pains me when people’s ambitions get them sidelined for weeks or months at a time…

  5. My latest fitness accomplishment was two weeks ago when I ran 27 flights of stairs carrying two 12kg kettlebells (also known as…52 pounds). My traps are still sore!

  6. Most recent fitness achievement…well last year I completed my 500 Hr yoga teacher training credential. Ten years after I got my first one, at the 200 hr level. Im now certified at the highest level.

    And I also did a fitness/bodybuilding show (bikini class) last June and placed 2nd after doing it all vegan, all natural, no crazy show dieting or anything weird 🙂

  7. You’re crazy my friend!! But in a good, healthy way. 😀 You go with your bad running self.

    My brag: I’m finally feeling comfortable running 4 miles without stopping and still coming in under 40 minutes! Plus, I’ve increased my weekly mileage.

  8. That is a lot of races! I am so jealous!! I have to sit down and plan some now that the weather should be warming up!
    My latest fitness achievement is maintaining my 30-35 miles of running per week (in 4 workouts) and losing weight so I can be a better overall runner. Cheers to running!

  9. Hi Tina!
    I love the creeper Murphy shots. Hilarious.
    My latest “accomplishment” is in December I admitted to myself I need to start hitting the gym again, and since then, I’ve been going and feeling so much better. I forgot how good it feels to have an awesome workout. I’ve walked out of the gym on cloud 9 a few times since. That’s a good enough start for me!

  10. We just got body pump classes at our gym and I am so looking forward to trying a class!

    My recent achievement is sticking to a steady yoga and cardio schedule- the hardest part is consistency and I have found a good balance.

  11. A small biggie for someone who once loved escaping it all on a long run: my first six mile run, post-stress fracture (which hit 3 weeks before my first marathon)

  12. what constitutes receent? in november 2010 i ran my legal marathon–my 21st marathon.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your race schedule! jealous of it! make sure u keep up with icing and foam roller–i need to listen to my own advice then i could make a race schedule like yours.

  13. Having never been exposed to any sort of snow sport and wanting to go snowshoeing for years…I finally got over my insecurities and went snowshoeing with a friend. So easy and such an awesome workout! It was fantastic to get outside and embrace winter and still be active AND I finally got brave enough to just go out and try something new. Had a blast and can’t wait to go again next weekend!

  14. I started training 6 days a week and am loving it! Registered for my first race The Gold Coast 10 KM! So nervous/excited

  15. After a few life changes (moving countries and a surgery) I finally did 5 km under 28 min on the treadmill on Wednesday. Big deal for me since I was doing that 4 times a week easily before.

  16. Good luck with all of the races and congrats on the Body Pump victory!! I did a Turbo Jam DVD this morning with resistance bands and managed to do it all with only resting one or two times, I was pretty proud of myself 🙂

  17. I ran a marathon….as the former “fat kid from gym class,” running and finishing a marathon (even though I am slow) is a huge accomplishment!

  18. hahah I’m running 3 of those 4 with you… I would do the Quincy but two halves in 1 week is a little too much for me! We definitely have to meet up at Black Cat!

  19. I totally agree that actually getting changed into workout clothes is the hardest part! But, once I get going, the good feeling afterwards keeps me motivated for the next time. I have to keep remembering how good working out feels!

  20. I’m also running a half marathon on March 20th. Not the same one, but it’ll be fun to know someone else is running the same distance on the same day as me.

  21. Your dog is just adorable! My most recent fitness accomplishment is being almost being able to complete my first 50 minute yoga session. I’m just now able to increase my stamina after being in recovery for an eating disorder so I’m proud of myself.

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