Re-Evaluating My Goals

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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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Last week, I wrote a post about my goals for 2011. Well, one of those goals (redesign Carrots ”˜N’ Cake) was achieved the very next day. It turns out that my new web designer is really efficient. I didn’t expect my blog resign to happen so soon! (FYI: My web designer is offering a great deal right now, if you’re interested.)

Now that I’m down a goal, I want to replace it with a new one. Thankfully, my mom reads my blog and contributed her own suggestion:


Ahh, yes, #11.

If you click over to my Life’s To Do List, you’ll see that #11 is ”˜Take Mom on a sweet vacation.’ Apparently, an elephant never forgets!! (Just kidding, Mom. You’re not an elephant!) So, my newest goal for 2011 is to take my mom on a sweet vacation.

I already have something in the works for early August, so, Mom, get ready for some serious R&R. You deserve it!

Here are my revised goals for 2011:

  • Run a marathon
  • Take Mom on a sweet vacation
  • Get back to my Feel Great Weight
  • Meet with a financial advisor
  • Kick my sugar habit
  • Run 4 half marathons (one each season)


I knew the butterscotch extract would be trouble. The possibilities are endless with that stuff! I used it in my oatmeal this morning.

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Banana-Butterscotch OIAJ

  • 1 empty nut butter bar
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 tsp butterscotch extract
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Chia seeds 

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Question of the Day

How do you ensure that you achieve your goals? Are there strategies that you use?

P.S. Check out how I save time at the grocery store. Mal and I have a divide and conquer method!



  1. Great Goals! #11 didn’t SPECIFICALLY say “take YOUR mom” on a sweet vacation, so my Mom is packing her bags! 🙂 VERY silly…and kidding of course…I hope you and your Mom have a great time wherever and whenever you go!!
    Have a fantastic 2011. Love the new blog layout!!!!

  2. Thanks for sharing the idea of adding butterscotch extract to various things. It sounds delicious! In my head, I’m wondering if it would work to add it t cake batter prior to baking, or maybe to flavor frosting? Mmmm!

  3. I like to put it all in writing! I don’t know what it is, but once I write it out, I can then put it somewhere where I can easily refer to them when I get “off track”. I like to spend a little bit of time with them and get into detail. Things I list under each goal are things like why I have this as a priority, list the actions that would go against workout towards this goal, and what changes I need to make. It takes some time, but it’s so worth it! 🙂

  4. I need to take a cue from you and write some goals down on paper. I’m a list person so if I get it written down there’s a higher chance it will get done because I’m so driven to check items off a list! Love, love, love that one of your goals is to take your mom on a sweet vacation! I’m doing the same thing this year (likely August or September) with my mom. She has helped out so much with the baby the past year and she totally deserves a relaxing getaway…my dad is “go, go, go” even on vacation so it’s time she get a chance to do nothing but read a book if she wants!

  5. I really need to start incorporating extracts to my food – such a great way to add in flavor!

    As for keeping to my goals, I just focus on setting realistic goals that I truly WANT to achieve. They have to be meaningful or they’re never going to happen.

  6. That is really smart that you set your race frequency goal by the quarter. I have been trying to figure out how to plan for more races without breaking the bank and I think this is a good approach!

    I love goals and am working on a bigger approach this year called Operation Athlete. So it is really like one big goal with a bunch of little things that I have to check off each week.

  7. I took my mom on a sweet vacation for her 60th birthday last year and it was the highlight of my year! Mom/Daughter vacations are a blast, you’ll both have so much fun.

  8. How funny, today my sister and I were just talking about taking our mom on a trip to Hawaii for her 50th this year. We’ll see if we can actually get it together.

    So where are you going to take your Momma?

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