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.

If it was possible to punch snow, I’d punch it in the facehole! 😈

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This 3-day forecast makes me want to do terrible things to it! 👿


I’m actually to the point where I’m done complaining about the snow. Obviously, it sucks and I am totally sick of dealing with it, but what is whining going to do about it? I mean, if my bitching melted snow, it would all be gone by now! 😉

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So, when Mal suggested going to the gym this afternoon, I was all about it. I changed into workout gear, bundled up, and braved the snow.

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Ok, well, Mal did all of the hard work. I just got chauffeured to and from the gym.

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But, seriously, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate my husband and his endless snow shoveling. I’d be stuck in the house all winter long if it wasn’t for him!


At the gym, I hopped on the treadmill and did this 45-minute walking interval workout. Once I completed it, I hit the elliptical for 25 minutes. While peddling away, I stumbled upon two of my favorite bloggers in the magazines that I was reading:

The Pioneer Woman in Ladies Home Journal (February 2011)!

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And Kath in the October 2008 issue of Shape. Random, right? This issue just happened to be at my gym today!

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For lunch, I had a toasted cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese on one side and peanut butter on the other.

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I also had some leftover roasted broccoliand a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Larabar.

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See ya for dinner! 



  1. Hi! I’m guilty of being a blog lurker… I read your blog almost daily and never comment. So here I am! That snow in the northeast is insane! I tried roasted broccoli the other day and loved it. It’s definitely the best way to do broccoli.

  2. Love the face Tina! lol! Pretty much sums up your hate for snow ; )

    We are getting snow here and hail! Its horrible right now! Def staying in and we have a blizzard warning until tomorrow night ; p

    Stay safe and warm! xo

  3. It’s actually coming up North tomorrow (Quebec). We are waiting for a whole bunch with winds and bad visibility. Coming in to work tomorrow will be a assle. Like you, I am already tired of it. I’m just glad there’s only 28 days in February.

  4. Eep! I know what you mean about the snow! If we didn’t have it-we’d probably be complaining that we didn’t have a snowy winter!

    mmm choc chip cookie dough larabar!!!!

  5. Haha, your face in that first pic is hilaaaaaarious! A part of me sometimes wishes for snow so I can have an excuse to snuggle in front of a fire and relax!! Oh well, I guess that’s what ski vacations are for, right?

  6. Hi Tina!

    I live in the Boston Area (Jamaica Plain) and was wondering where you took Body Pump classes. I really want to try them out.


    1. Healthworks and Mount Auburn Club offer Body Pump. You can also go on the Body Pump (Les Mills) website and search for class locations.

  7. i’m going to try that walking workout asap! i’m sick of the cold weather, so i’ve been using the treadmill a whole lot more! also, i recently found out i’m pregnant, so i’ve been walking a little more than running 🙂

  8. I am 100% with you on the snow/ cold/ crappy weather! The weather in Denver is so frigid right now that our high was -2 today! A HIGH?! Even though it was so bitter, I woke up and went to 6:30 am spin class. It totally changed my mood for the rest of the day. 🙂 I am still sick of the cold weather.

  9. I feel your pain! I live in the midwest and we have a bad storm coming tonight all the way through tomorrow evening.

  10. We are going through this same situation here in Indiana. Blizzard warning in effect until late tomorrow night. Snow measurable in feet, says the weatherman. Ugh! Like you, I’m so sick of winter and wonder why I live here, but I do and just have to look at the bright side: February is a short month, so yea for that!

  11. Ok this is going to sound REALLY weird. . .but here goes. . .I LOVE winter. I can’t get enough of it. I live in Jackson Wyoming where our winters are usually 7-8 months long and I’m always sad when it’s over. It’s already starting to stay lighter longer and it makes me sad that spring is on the way. I am jealous of all of the snow you guys are getting. Although we’ve had a GREAT winter and are way above average for snowfall. I grew up in Idaho so winters are something that remind me of childhood and skiing and sledding. Maybe you should take up cross country skiing. It is an amazing workout and SO good for you! Try to enjoy the winter instead of hating it so much. Maybe if you took up more winter activities it would change your whole perspective. The good new about cross country skiing is it’s super easy to pick up.

  12. So here is my very first carrots n cake comment…I am in love with your pooch and would really enjoy some cuddle time with a handsome pug!!!!

  13. Hey Tina. I started running two years ago this spring and I absolutly love it. I don’t know what I did before running! Anyway, running made me feel like exploring new ways of exercise-especially in the winter. I live in Southern Alberta and the snow you have is pretty normal for us. And I LOVE it!! Seriously I know its easier said than done-but try and enjoy it!! go snowshoing or cross country skiing-amazing workouts! You can get shorter snow shoes that are made for running. Don’t have to worry about cleared paths just go where ever.
    I guess I just came to the conclusion that theres nothing I can do about weather-so I might as well enjoy it:) THink positive:) Love ya!!

  14. That is a lot of snow! I cannot stand it between snow and ice! Although this morning, I would rather have snow, than all of the ice I had to deal with.

  15. The newsletter version of the blog came in all messed up just FYI. Not sure if everyone’s did or if it’s a gmail issue on my end.
    As for the snow…. it’s about time someone OTHER than Erie PA & Buffalo NY area got it all the time! LOL We are however kinda stranded inside w/ice hitting us, then snow, then ice, now snow again. I’m not sure what to expect on the roads but it’s blowing bad! Keep warm!

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