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.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

I could not fall asleep last night. 🙁 My mind kept wandering and worrying””mostly about the marathon and my foot, but other things too. I hate nights like that when you just can’t shut off your brain. Boo. Maybe I should just go back to bed and cuddle with the pug? I’m so jealous of his “tough” life.



Despite having a sleepless night, waking up at 6:00 with Mal wasn’t all that bad. I expected to feel much worse!

I made us banana oatmeal with ground flaxseed, raisins, walnuts, and a scoop of peanut butter. It was a massive bowl of oatmeal! I’m so full now!

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I also drank half of a glass of iced coffee with soy milk. (We ran out of iced coffee this morning.)

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Question of the Day

What keeps you up at night?



  1. Those nights are the worst! When that happens to me, I usually keep trying to get to sleep which of course goes against all the advice I’ve heard. If I can’t get to sleep it’s either because I’m worried about waking up for something or I’ve done too much before heading to bed.

  2. Latetly, it’s been the “creeper” harassing my dear friend/neighbor. We’ve been having sleep overs at her place every day this week just for her peace of mind.

    Love your adorable dog, makes me want a pug 10x more! Enough with the torture! (now this may keep me at night)

  3. OMG, i was up last night too, i think I slept at 4 am, so annoying! I think about my blog, but last night the heater was making all this noise like there were broken sticks inside… so annoying! unlike you, i woke up much later but still feel like crap. 🙂

  4. I’m sorry you had a rough night. I can relate 100% because I seem to be full of injuries lately. It sucks when you can’t shut off the brain!!

  5. That used to happen to me all the time. But one day – for some reason – I realized things always look better in the morning. And giving myself permission to think about things in the morning really works for me. Strange that it works, but it does. I hope I didn’t jinx myself.

  6. Someone else mentioned this, but journaling totally helps. I have gone through a rough year with infertility and now we are in the adoption process. As you can imagine this all contributes to sleepless nights:( I have found that getting out of bed and journaling all my thoughts really helps. I am usually able to go back to bed and fall easily asleep. Plus, my husband likes that I no longer wake him up to vent.

  7. Usually I won’t be able to sleep if I have a lot to do the next day or something important is going on. Sometimes if I’m afraid of oversleeping (like for a early morning flight) I’ll toss and turn all night.

  8. Hi,
    I’m a new follower from north central MA! When I even think that I might have a tough time falling asleep, I take Excedrine or Tylenol PM. I usually get drowsy in an hour. For some reason, women think about everything when they hit the pillow (what you did that day and what you need to do the next several days). Men seem to forget about things and fall asleep within 5 minutes! At least that’s the case with my husband! It can be so frustrating sometimes.

  9. Oh I had the same Thursday night! I kept worrying about all that I have to do before flying home for two weeks for the holidays and all this other random stuff.

    I just worry and worry and worry way too often before bed and it is super annoying!

  10. Hi Tina. Hello (also!) to you Monica. WOW … love-love to read both of your blogs! Sooo hilarious …. you make me giggle and laugh-out-loud all the time. THANK YOU! As for sleepless nights, happens to me everyday. Worry-wort here. So, I cannot fall asleep without (2) Motrin. FYI …. never drink coffees after 2 or 3:00 p.m. Stay away from chocolates too. Hope your foot gets well Tina.

  11. This week, coughing has been keeping me up. Anyone else ever seem to get sick every December? At least all my Christmas shopping is done! Though I guess I could have done it online at 4 in the morning instead of staring down the clock. Haha I can only imagine what kinds of weird gifts my nearest & dearest would have ended up with then!

  12. Literally, what keeps me up at night is my dog. He totally hogs the bed. On my side, of course. And if we kick him out of the room, he barks.

  13. I always think of things I need to do as soon as my head hits the pillow. I keep a notepad and pen on the nightstand next to my side of the bed so I don’t have to keep getting up over and over again…it definitely helps.

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