Sunshine State

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.

Ahhhh! I can’t believe that I am going to FLORIDA today! I haven’t been to Florida since Spring Break of my sophomore year of college. My girlfriends and I went to Panama City Beach for the entire week. Let’s just say, PCB is the perfect place for Spring Break. 😉


I think we all had a really good time!


This trip to Florida, however, is going to be quite a bit different! I have work to do– and hopefully, some delicious baked goods to eat. I wonder if the Pillsbury people need any help judging in the dessert category? 😉

A BIG thanks to Eggland’s Best and Pillsbury for giving me the opportunity to go to the Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest. Eggland’s Best was kind enough to pay for my travel expenses to attend the event and blog about my experience. Can’t wait!


Good breakfast this morning! :mrgreen: I was sort of in the mood for oatmeal, but I wanted something a little different. I went with spelt flakes, bulgur, and wheatberries.


In the mix:

  • 1/4 cup spelt flakes
  • 1/4 cup bulgur
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed meal
  • 2 tbsp wheatberries
  • 1 pear
  • 2 scoops of peanut butter
  • Raisins


There was a lot of chew in this bowl.


We’re out of soy milk, so I’m going to grab an iced coffee at the airport. I still need to finishing packing!

2010 Boston Marathon Runner Profiles

Here are a few more runner profiles!


Age: 22

Location: Philadelphia, PA

# of marathons: 2 completed, 1st time running Boston

Blog: Food, Fit & Fun



Age: 26

Location: Los Angeles

# of marathons: 2 completed, 1st time running Boston

Charity: Dana-Farber

Blog: Kelocity


My name is Kelley and 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. I was treated at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. To celebrate my decade long remission, I’m running the Boston Marathon with the Dana-Farber team. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate life than to run a marathon while raising money for the same hospital that saved my life.

I started running in 2005 and haven’t looked back since. The Boston marathon will be my 3rd full marathon. I’ve also completed 8 half-marathons in the past 5 years. I’m definitely a “back of the pack” runner, but I don’t care, because for me, hearing my lungs fill with air and seeing my feet hit the pavement is the greatest gift there is.

Check out this fun running video I made recently too.


Age: 25

Location: Boston, MA

# of marathons: 2 completed, 2nd time running Boston


This is my 2nd Boston and 3rd overall marathon, I qualified for Boston by running C.I.M. Marathon in December of ’08. I got into marathons weirdly after a broken leg. I played college soccer and broke my leg in half in a game my junior year. After recovering, all I could do was run straight… no side-to-side or jumping… so why not knock off a life goal and run Boston? I’ve been hooked on races ever since. My all time favorite being Beach to Beacon in my hometown of Cape Elizabeth.

P.S. I know how you guys love Element Bars! Eversave has a great deal on them this weekend– pay just $10 for $25 worth!



  1. Have a wonderful, safe trip to Florida! Looking forward to reading about your Pillsbury bake-off adventures.

    Thanks again for sharing those incredibly inspiring runner’s profiles. Seeing ladies my age accomplish so much and overcome such adversity is such motivation to go out there and get it!

  2. Have a smooth and relaxing trip to FL! I can’t wait to read all about your experiences at the bake off! That is so cool that you get an all-expense paid trip there. I wouldn’t mind being a dessert judge either…. 🙂

  3. I went to PCB for my spring break senior year of college and MTV U was there, such a blast! Have a great weekend, such a wonderful opportunity!

  4. I’m about to head to the airport myself – but unfortunately, I’ll be taking 40 hours to get home to Australia, not just a few to go to a cooking event!

    Can’t wait to read all about it when I get home… it shall be a nice treat to stave off jetlag with 🙂

  5. I love that you are profiling the runners…I think it is awesome! Plus it is such a good variety of different kinds of runners. Thanks for doing it! Enjoy Florida!
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  6. Yay! Have a fun time. I can’t wait for your recap posts. Those are my favorites of yours. I love reading about the fantastic travel and blog/cooking related events you get to go. So much fun!

  7. I’m so excited for you!!! Its going to be so fun, Florida AND Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest! I cant wait to hear and see all about it. Have such a good time and enjoy the weather 🙂

  8. Oh yes, I rocked Panama City Beach my senior year in college as well!! Totally your cliche spring break, but awesome none the less!! There was an O.A.R. concert on the beach…omg that band just totally reminds me of college!!! oh how i miss it 🙂

    Have an awesome time in FL!!!!!!!!

  9. I love when you post the old photos, all my college memories come flying back!! I went to PCB the year after you guys did, it was fun but a little crazy. Enjoy your trip!

  10. Half my family lives in Florida and I haven’t been in 8 but I absolutely loved it there. Definitely want to go back again someday…maybe for my Spring Break next year!

    Bulgar wheat is my new absolute favorite!

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