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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Oh, Monday. I’m totally not ready for this week. The weekend flew by much too fast for me. But, it’s a short work week, right? Only three days for me! :mrgreen:


My morning started like usual: banana oats with iced coffee.


In the mix: old-fashioned oats, muesli, raisins, almonds, soy milk, and a scoop of peanut butter.


I love oatmeal.


After missing almost all of our training workouts last week, Mal and I are recommitting ourselves to marathon training. We both agreed that our motivation was really starting to wane, but after discussing our marathon goals, we agreed it’s time to step-it-up once again.


We’ve come so far with marathon training, especially our long runs:

Now check out how many long runs we have to go:

  • 12 miles
  • 18 miles
  • 15 miles
  • 20 miles
  • 15 miles
  • 12 miles
  • 8 miles
  • Marathon!!!

We’re so close! We have some tough runs ahead of us, but we’re in the homestretch of training and it’s no time to slack off!


I am recommitting myself by completing all of my scheduled workouts, eating well, and getting enough sleep. (I do not want to get sick again!)

Here’s this week’s training schedule:

  • Sunday: Off
  • Monday: Step
  • Tuesday: Track Workout 2
  • Wednesday: Body Pump
  • Thursday: 5 mile run
  • Friday: Off
  • Saturday: 12 miles


Question of the Day

When you fall of the “fitness train,” how do you get yourself back on track?



  1. I really have to look at my goals and remind myself of why I’m doing them. I think you and Mal did a great job at discussing why are you are training and realizing you had a lot go in these last few weeks. Now you can finish strong.

    That’s where I’ve been lately with strength training. I know my ultimate goal is to be strong so I don’t end up with more surgery and I need to remember that instead of saying “I feel find for now.”

  2. I have to look back at my goals and remember what I’m working at. Sometimes it just takes someone else pushing me for a day or two…then it all comes back together.

  3. It’s really hard for me to get back on track because I don’t really have a lot of “healthy” people around me. It is really great that you and your husband are on the same page about working out. I need to work on getting my husband out of the house and out jogging with me.

  4. Cute pics! Once I fall off the fitness train, I find it SO HARD to get back on it. Saturday was my first day back to the gym for a serious workout in a couple of weeks. It felt great. A long weekend of decadent eating is usually enough to get my butt back to the gym and I’m happy to report that I went this morning!

  5. For me getting back on is a simple as just comitting myself to ONE workoout. Once that’s over, I usually have the motivation back to keep going. Planning and tracking always work for me too. On my workout log, I hate to gray in too many boxes in a row (gray is used for rest days). It’s simple, but works.

    Good luck with the training!

  6. I’m so glad someone else admitted to falling off their training plan too! I just posed something similar yesterday on my blog. I’m glad I’m not the only one. Here’s to recommitting! Good luck! 🙂

  7. I just try not to get frustrated with myself and tell myself that today is a new day! I also start writing things down to hold myself accountable. I write down each workout and what I’m eating. That shows me when I skip and keeps me on track!

  8. Not really sure how to get back on track after falling off from training for fitness goals…it’s something I have personally been struggling with all year.

    I think recommitting is definitely a good first step. The best thing to do is get up and get back out there!

  9. I fall off the fitness wagon all the time!! I find, that for me forcing myself to get out there is all it takes. Even if I really dont want to, just going and doing something motivates me to keep it up.

  10. I’m not totally off the fitness train, I teach group fitness 6 times a week, but the eating train has certainly left the building without me on it! I recommitted this am with my hubby! We are on a mission and going to get there together…a partner is the key 🙂

  11. Give yourself a break! I wouldn’t say you “fell off the fitness train” just because you had to cut back on the workouts after getting sick. You’re doing a great job!

  12. I totally fell off the fitness train last week. The thing that works for me is planning out a week’s worth of workouts and WRITING IT DOWN! The accountability is concrete and I can’t use the excuse of not knowing what to do that day.

  13. Towards the end of my marathon training I had just moved to a new city and was starting grad school. I definitely dealt with not being as committed in the last month of training and it showed in the last few miles of the marathon. It’s definitely a good idea to get back on track now rather than when it’s too late.

  14. Best advice for those weeks when marathon training isn’t quite as magical as the finish line =
    jazz up your route, download some new fun music, treat yourself to an inexpensive piece of new running swag (even if it’s just fun colored new laces!) and read some motivational running quotes – always gets me out of a rut! 🙂 good luck! you guys are doing so great!

  15. I just started working out again after a 2 month hiatus. Let’s just say that it’s really hard. I kept pushing my starting day over and over again in the past month and last week I just got on my Eliptical and started working out again. It’s hard because I feel like i’ve lost a little bit of where I was at the last time…:-(

    Motivation: I have a spinning class starting in mid-January so I need to work out!! 🙂

  16. My fitness train derailed a while ago, I really need to get back on track. Your dedication to your training has inspired me. I’m sorry you feel like you haven’t been motivated, but reading your posts has definitely helped me get some of my motivation back.

  17. Amazing work you guys are doing. You look awesome!!! When I feel my motivation waning, I tell myself “today’s workout is not optional.” Ater today, if I want to stop working out again, I can. But that first brutal workout always gets me back on track and because I feel so great afterwards, I am reminded why I was so committed in the first place!!

  18. First of all, Tina, you are looking so strong! I only started reading a year ago, but I can tell how much your body has changed! Just thought you deserved to know how small your waist looks and how muscular your legs look ! YOU GO GIRL!

  19. It’s hard to get back on track, it really is. Face it, it feels pretty good to just sit, relax, chill, do nothing but then I realize how I “really” feel and just have to pull myself up and do it. I’ve had a real hard time since last summer. I quit the gym because of distance & inability to get there after I moved. Then I had some medical issues. Finally getting back I was on the band wagon good for a while but I see myself slipping again bit by bit. This past week it was excuse after excuse and I missed the entire week. Now this week I have more excuses with the holidays but have vowed that on Friday and Saturday I will hit the gym again. I work out in the pool so often I use the “it’s so cold” thing, which is so ridiculous because it’s actually just the opposite to dive into the pool and do a workout!

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