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Hi, 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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No couch and DVR for me tonight! I’ve actually had quite an eventful evening!

After work, I met Ali at Healthworks for the Body Pump launch at the Cambridge club. I’ve been waiting months for this day! I LOVE Body Pump, and I can’t even explain how I excited I was for it! Ali must have thought I was nuts!


Healthworks made the Body Pump launch quite an event– complete with decorations, snacks, and raffles.


My Body Pump set-up included a barbell, plates, clips, and a “bench.”



The class kicked my butt! My legs and arms felt like jello by the end. I actually struggled to wash my hair in the shower! It was awesome!!! I can’t wait to go again!

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After a speed-shower at Healthworks, I met my friend, Beth, for a wine event at Gordon’s Fine Wine & Culinary Center in Waltham.


Winemaker, Simon Back of South Africa, hosted the tasting at Gordon’s tonight. Simon Back comes from a unique family history for South Africa, dating back to the early 1900’s with his great grandfather emigrating from Lithuania as a refugee to Cape Town. Soon after, he bought a farm and planted a vineyard, now known as Backsberg Estate Cellars.


The Backsberg wine brand is launching in Massachusetts, so our group was among the first in Boston to taste the wines, which I thought was pretty cool! 😉


The featured wines:

  • 2008 Backsberg Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2007 Backsberg Chenin Blanc
  • 2008 Chardonnay (Kosher)
  • 2007 Pinotage (Kosher)
  • 2007 Pinotage
  • 2006 PumpHouse Shiraz
  • 2003 Babylons Toren Red


My favorite wine of the evening was the 2003 Babylons Toren Red, which was a blend of Merlot, Cabernet, and Shiraz. It was smooth and bright with red fruit flavors. Yum! It was a perfect wine for autumn! 😀


I was starving after Body Pump, so I basically devoured my plate of bread and cheese! It was delicious paired with the wines, but I definitely wolfed it down!


I’m exhausted! And I need to rest-up for my sister’s bachelorette party tomorrow.

Good night, blog friends!

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