Someone Hit a Growth Spurt

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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Good morning, friends! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start! 🙂

My week started bright and early at 4:45 AM. I was up and at ’em for the 5:15 AM class at CrossFit. I hadn’t attended the early-bird class for a couple of weeks now, so I was especially glad to get back to it. My day goes SO MUCH BETTER if it starts with a workout! #fact

The workout at CrossFit was a good one. After a warm-up, we worked on Front Squats and then headed into the WOD, which was two quickie workouts with a 5-minute rest in between. I scaled the OHS to #65, which was a good idea after the Double Unders (and it being 6:00 AM in the morning). I was just not feeling strong. I used a band for the pull-ups and managed to do all 30 of the HSPUs, but they were… ugly. I finished the workout in 16-something.

On the way to and from the gym, I listened to an episode of Revolution Health Radio about “why your brain makes you fat,” and it was super interesting. A lot of us get wrapped up in the whole idea of “calories in versus calories out,” and there is so much MORE to the weight loss story. It’s definitely worth a listen!

When I arrived home, Mal was just packing up his stuff to leave for school and Quinn was still sleeping – and he slept until 6:45 AM! Woohoo! World record! Ha! But, seriously, the kid has been ripping-off sleep lately. On Sunday morning, he woke-up at 6:30 AM, napped from 11:30 – 3:00 PM, went to bed at 7:45 PM, and then woke up at 6:45 AM on Monday morning. Whoa, right? Qman has also eaten quite a bit lately. He ate an entire hot dog in Arizona (his first ever) and then 6 (!!) fish sticks, apple slices, and milk at dinner last night. Mal and I were super impressed. I’m pretty sure the little dude hit a growth spurt!

My post-workout breakfast was a bit of a random mix, but I was craving something savory and filling, so I reheated some leftovers from the fridge. In the mix: Mashed sweet potatoes, Parmesan Roasted Fennel, shredded chicken thighs, and bacon. Not pretty, but delicious and nutritious!

Question of the Day

How do you know that your little one has hit a growth spurt? Any tell-tale signs? 

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  1. My littlest kiddo slept from 7:00 pm – 9:30 am the other day. My husband and I just kept looking at each other like, should we be worried!?! She’s added a ton of words to her vocabulary lately so I think all that learning and growing has required more sleep 🙂

  2. I’ve noticed before kids grow, they start looking rounder haha and then all of a sudden seem very slim – and long! Especially in their face. And yes, eat like it’s their job too

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