Rusted & Busted

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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If you look closely at the photo below, you’ll see the biggest smile ever on my face! The reason: FREE sports bras from Lululemon!! :mrgreen:

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Ok, let me explain”¦

I love the Tata Tamer sports bra from Lululemon so much, I own five of them. They’re supportive, comfortable, and flattering, so they get a lot of use. In fact, I probably wear each of them at least once over the course of a week. Well, the hooks on the back of two of my Tata Tamers have recently started to rust. (Weird, right?) I’ve owned them for a couple of years now, so I just figured it happened with regular ol’ wear and tear.

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A few weeks ago, a little birdie told me that she exchanged an old Tata Tamer for the exact same reason. No questions asked. I figured it couldn’t hurt to try myself, so I brought my rusty, old Tata Tamers into Lululemon to see if they’d let me trade them in for new ones. 

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The folks my local Lululemon were surprised by the rusty hooks, but they were more than willing to let me exchange my old Tata Tamers for brand new ones. Hooray!

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I really love that Lululemon has such high standards for their brand. I’m telling ya, those crazy prices are worth it sometimes!

Once I had my new Lululemon goodies in hand, Mal and I ran some other errands around town. One of our stops was Building #19 for some plastic Nantucket chairs for our backyard. (Mal is obsessed with owning a pair.)

As soon as we walked into the store, we saw a huge-ass folding chair, so, of course, we wanted to have some fun and snap some photos of us sitting in it. The thing was enormous! Unfortunately, a cranky pants employee yelled at us for taking a photo. Apparently, having fun and snapping photos inside Building #19 is just not allowed. Lame-o.

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(The photo I snapped of Mal is still hilarious!!)

What a day! Happy hour and dinner are next on the agenda. Can’t wait to put my feet up and relax!



  1. I really think that sometimes the price is worth it! I feel the same way about Victoria’s Secret bras. I have had mine for years and years in the wear out, so I’ll pay 50 bucks for them.

  2. That’s so cool that they let you exchange something that old! I think I may have to invest in some of these as I’m rather “well-endowed” as well 😉

    Boo to the grumpy employee at Building #19.

  3. I absolutely love the Ta-Ta Tamer as well. I’m like you, in that I need some extra support when running and this bra takes the cake. 😉

    How do you know when they go on sale?? I need to add a few more to my collection.

  4. haha love the huge chair!

    all lululemon locations have AT LEAST one free yoga class a week… one that i used to work at had 3! and most have other classes too.. they should all be posted on each store’s mini-site

  5. So good to know about Lululemon… wonder if they’d let customers exchange yoga pants when they get extra pilly?!

    I actually don’t think you’re allowed to take pictures in most retail stores without asking, believe it or not! I remember back in high school I was doing a project about the Gap and we got yelled at for snapping photos, HAHA! woops!


  6. They were surprised when it happened to me, but they couldn’t explain why and I even asked if should start hand washing. I don’t mind as long as I can keep getting them replaced. Also, mine were rusting really badly – as in, the snaps rusted right off!

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  9. I’ve been wanting to try this bra! Does it run true to size in your experience? I’m worried about ordering online, since I don’t have a store nearby to test things out.

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