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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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I have some good running news and some bad running news to share. You ready for it?

Good news: I ran 5 miles in my new sneakers with almost zero pain! Hooray!

I did a 5-mile Tempo Run outside, which included a mile warm-up, three miles at 8:39 pace, and a mile cool down:

  • Mile 1: 9:22
  • Mile 2: 8:36
  • Mile 3: 8:36
  • Mile 4: 8:45
  • Mile 5: 9:41

After running three miles at 8:39 pace, I was totally spent. The final mile of my run was especially tough– I even stopped to walk for a little bit. Even still, it was a good workout. I’m just happy to be running again!

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Ok, ready for the bad news?


Wah. I’m bummed that I wasn’t selected for the New York City Marathon, but, at the same time, I’m sort of relieved. I’m not sure that I’m ready to run another marathon quite yet. But, we’ll see. Never say never!


After my run, I whipped up a Banana-Strawberry smoothie. Also in the mix: almond milk, sunflower butter, vanilla protein powder, and ground flaxseed meal.

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P.S. Don’t be jealous of our dirt backyard. Looks good, doesn’t it?

While sipping my smoothie, I got busy in the kitchen making brownies for a family dinner at my sister’s house this evening. I made a complete mess of the kitchen, but it was worth it in the end.

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I made my Brownies with a Secret recipe from my book!

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Once they finished baking, I sampled two. So delicious!

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I’m off! Lots of errands to do before dinner! See ya!

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