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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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Remember this post? Well, I have the same situation on my hands tonight, so I am going to make this post snappy! Priorities, right? 😉

Snack

Before Body Pump this evening, I snacked on a banana, which, in my opinion, is a great pre-work snack… well, besides whole wheat toast + peanut butter. I love that one, too!

So, Body Pump kicked my butt tonight!! 😯 I haven’t been to a class in about a week, so I was definitely feeling it tonight. I even stopped to rest on a few tracks, which I hardly ever do. Usually, I just push through until the end of the song and “enjoy” the burn. Tonight, however, I felt like a big ol’ wuss. Oh, well. I’m sure after a few more classes, I’ll get right back into it again. Minor set back, right? 😉

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Dinner

After Body Pump, Mal and I met Blain (my webmaster  extraordinaire) at the Hancock Tavern for dinner.

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My lovely dates.

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To start, I ordered the house salad with honey mustard on the side. It was your basic bar salad: lots of iceberg lettuce and not enough “real” veggies. Even still, the cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes were really fresh.

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For my entree, I ordered the “bar-sized” Buffalo Chicken Pizza. Basically, it’s a small pizza. I ate three pieces and saved the rest for my lunch tomorrow. Mal already finagled a few pieces of pizza for his lunch, too. It’s a good thing I like him!

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I love the Hancock’s Buffalo Chicken Pizza. It’s the best I’ve eaten in the Boston area!

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M&M are waiting for me on the couch. Time for LOST!!! :mrgreen:

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31 Comments

  1. That pizza does look killer! We are tivo-ing Lost, I can’t wait to watch the episode. I strangely have developed a dislike for watching live tv due to commercials. Funny how technology can change and mold you so much!

  2. I totally find that a banana and PB/AB is the best pre-workout snack and one of the only things that doesn’t give me a stomachache, just tons of energy.

  3. I agree, bananas are a great pre-workout snack. I also LOOOOVE cottage cheese before working out…only about half a serving, though.

  4. M&Ms are not safe when I am around. And your friend has some pretty killer tattoos.
    I’m a post late, but I love the idea of the Barnstorming Tour -anything to get folks more connected to their food and the people who nourish us. Farmer love!

  5. Pizza looks so yummy! I find that if I skip bootcamp class for a week, it really is harder the next time. Funny how I can lose some of my fitness in such a short time.

  6. That pizza looks awesome 😀 and Body Pump sounds even more awesome – sometimes it’s good to get your butt kicked!

    Enjoy Lost 🙂

  7. I have felt like I have been having really tough workouts lately. My gym is going to start body pump classes and I am very excited to give it a try.

  8. Hi Tina,
    I love your blog. Just wondering how your book is coming along, you haven’t blogged about it in awhile! When will it be out? Thanks!

  9. I’ve never had buffalo-flavoured anything, but it looks really yummy! It’s not a flavour we do here in Australia, sadly…

  10. I’ve heard that you’re not supposed to eat fat before a workout because fats are meant for storage, not immediate energy, like the carbs in bananas give you, and so it’s harder to lose weight if you eat fat before a workout. Is that true? But, I guess it if works for you then… well it works for you! Seems like PB is working for a lotta other people too! 🙂 Can’t blame them. Maybe it’s the deliciousness factor? 😉

    Man, I want to try Body Pump. I’d probably get my butt kicked (out) of the class in 30 seconds – I’m trying the 30 Day Shred soon, sort of excited but dreading it at the same time! 😀

    Wei-Wei

  11. body pump always makes me think of a bike pump and somehow moving your body in that motion. I guess I need to go to a class to disspell that idea…

  12. That buffalo chicken pizza is making me hungry — and it’s early in the morning! We have a place near us that makes buffalo chicken pizza with thinly sliced and fried potatoes on it and it is SO GOOD! 🙂

    Hope you enjoyed Lost! I can’t wait until Sunday!

  13. Hi Tina!

    I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of months now and I really enjoy my daily dose of carrotsncake! I live in Quincy as well and we love the Hancock Tavern, a good friend of mine was a bartender there for years and she just recently left. I’ve yet to try the buffalo chicken pizza but it looks delicious, plus I’m pretty sure pizza is only $2 until 5pm – such a deal! I love your blog and seeing how you incorporate healthy eating and excercising with out completely restricting yourself to “health food”. Keep up the good work – very happy you decided to keep blogging!

  14. OMG – love, love, love Hancock Tavern pizza. Have you ever had buffalo chicken pizza from a Piezoni’s (formally Pepperoni’s)? If not, you need to get on it! You can come down my way and I’ll take you for a treat!

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