Stiff and Sore

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Hi, 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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I woke up stiff and sore today. Sunday’s long run and yesterday’s Carrots ”˜N’ Weight workout left my body in no shape for a Body Pump class this morning. Instead, I swapped Body Pump for a 75-minute Vinyasa yoga class, which was a much better decision.

The class actually ended up being more of a Power Flow than Vinyasa. We moved continuously from pose to pose, so there were a few times that I was sweating up a storm! My body enjoyed a good stretch, but I definitely felt like I got a solid workout at the same time.

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This morning’s breakfast involved carrot cake! :mrgreen:

So, I’m really loving these protein pancakes lately. I made them last week and then again today. They’re the perfect combination goodness for breakfast. Here’s why:

  • They’re fast and easy to make
  • Filling and satisfying
  • Nutritious
  • Packed with protein (duh!)
  • Customizable – the possibilities are endless
  • And tasty!

Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes


  • 6 oz pineapple flavored yogurt (I used Chobani)
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Grated carrot
  • Pinch of ground ginger


  1. In a bowl, mix together ingredients.
  2. Preheat a skillet (medium-low heat), spray with non-stick spray, and pour in half of the batter while shaping it into a pancake with a spoon.
  3. Heat until partially cooked and flip pancake.
  4. Once cooked through, top with syrup, nut butter, fresh fruit or anything else your heart desires.

Makes 2 pancakes

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I drizzled a little maple syrup on my Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes, but, honestly, they really didn’t need it. They already had plenty of wonderful sweet carrot cake flavor in them.

Last Night’s Dinner

I didn’t end up eating dinner until pretty late last night, so I snacked on several (hundred) handfuls of Kettle Cheddar & Sour Cream potato chips.

My gosh, Kettle makes the best flavors of chips! I swear, once I start eating them, I just can’t stop!

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While making dinner, I sipped a Skinny Piña Colada.

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Dinner was a BLT salad made with mixed greens, tomatoes, bacon, and a slice of French Onion Laughing Cow Cheese. Holy delicious! I loved all of the different flavors and textures”¦ and bacon, of course.

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Question of the Day

Do you exercise when you’re sore from a previous day’s workout? If so, do you make your workout easier? What makes you take a rest day?

P.S. I’m hosting a giveaway on Trading Up Downtown to win a copy of Mama Pea’s new cookbook and a Pea Prize Pack!

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