Good morning! How’s it going, friends? I hope your day is off to a fabulous start! It’s time for another Photo Dump, which means I’ll share all sorts of random photos from my iPhone. This bunch is definitely a fun mix. Enjoy! Our little monkey chowing down on a banana. Look at that intensity! Haha! He loves bananas as much as I do! Back at Body Pump. Our family recently joined the local YMCA, where…

Over the weekend, Mal and I made some serious progress on our house projects. We spent all day Saturday and most of Sunday working on them. Our first order of business was dealing with the random crap in our basement. I know I said I was embarrassed to show you guys what our basement looked like, but I figured some pictures would help show our progress. Our basement BEFORE: After about four hours of non-stop…

Hello, hello! I can’t believe it’s already Thursday. This week is flying by for me! I hope it’s flying by for you too! Breakfast I started my day with Greek yogurt mixed with Paleo “granola” and blueberries. I didn’t think anything other than a crapload of nut butter would fill me up and hold me over until lunch, but Greek yogurt seems to be doing the trick. After breakfast, I took Murphy outside for a…

Many, many, many thanks for your kind and supportive comments on my morning post. I really appreciate each and everyone of them. I honestly wasn’t sure whether I wanted to share that part of my life on CNC, but now I’m so glad that I did. Thanks, again, guys. You’re awesome. Breakfast Mal and I are blowing through jars of nut butter like it’s our job around here! This is the third one in two…

About a month ago, Champion contacted me to see if I might want to review some of their sports bras. I am really picky when it comes to sports bras since I can never find ones that properly fit me, so I was all about putting the Champion ones to the test. I have a double sports bra method that works just fine, but I’m always looking for new and improved options. I mean, imagine if one…

Holy crap. I am so sore this morning. I mean, everything is sore. I can’t remember the last time a Body Pump class kicked my butt like that. It sounds like the principle of specificity to me! Ready for some science?!? (I totally just felt like Mal writing that. He says that any time he wants to teach me something new.) The principle of specificity is often refered to as the SAID principle, which stands…

This morning’s Body Pump class was a serious blast from the past. The instructor broke out Body Pump 53, which was released back in April 2005, but I still remembered all of the songs and some of the choreography. I also can’t believe I’ve been Body Pumping for so long! The music from Body Pump 53 brought back so many memories from that time in my life. Things were so different back then: I worked…

I still can’t believe how many delicious recipe ideas I got from the Chobani Kitchen event the other day. Who knew yogurt was so versatile?! Ok, maybe I knew it was, but it’s just easier when someone gives me new recipes to try! One recipe that immediately caught my attention was for Mac ”˜n’ Cheese. It looked tasty, sounded easy enough to make, and we had (almost) all of the ingredients at home. Sadly, we…

If you’re a long time reader of Carrots ”˜N’ Cake, you’ve probably noticed that I tend to blog about many of the same topics over and over again”” mostly because I love them so much. So, here’s a fun, little post that covers many of my favorites! Murphy I bet you’re not surprised by this one! Murphy is the love of my life. Ummm, I mean, MAL is the love of my life! Murphy is a…

Look at that pug face! Murphy seems so concerned! I still have no idea why Murphy was freaked out. Maybe he was just in a mood? Or maybe it’s all of the icicles hanging off our front porch? They’re quite ominous, especially for a little dog. Plus, they drip water on his back when he goes outside, so he already doesn’t like them.  But, they are kind of pretty, right? Pretty enough for me to…

Yowsahs. I had no idea that we were suppose to get so much snow last night! 😯 Ok, bad choice of words. “So much” in Boston does not mean a few inches of snow. “So much” means, like, a foot or more. Even still, I was surprised to wake up to a Winter Wonderland this morning. Reason #575 why I don’t like snow: It actually didn’t take me very long to dig out my car…

Wahhhhhh! 😕 (Yes, that was a Snooki ‘wah.’) Look what happened to my poor tire on the way to the gym this morning! 👿 I’m *usually* a very careful driver, but, somehow, I ran over a curb and destroyed my tire. I still have no idea how it happened!?! Check out the tear in the lower right of the tire. Yowsahs! 😯 I wasn’t even going that fast. I must have hit the curb just right to…

Today has been full of packing… and more packing. I woke up bright and early with my husband, ate breakfast with him, and then got right down to business packing boxes. I made a serious dent, but I still have a lot to do. At least I’m making progress! 😀 After breakfast, I went to Body Pump, which was my first workout since Saturday’s 12-mile run. All of a sudden my marathon motivation is starting…

I have no idea how I lost track of time this morning, but I was late to Body Pump. Gahhh! 😯 I hate being late! I probably only missed a minute of the warm-up, but I felt bad “interrupting” class by arriving late and fumbling around to set up my equipment. I quickly got myself together and managed to pick up the class near the end of the warm-up, so it really wasn’t a big…

Good morning! Thanks for your feedback on yesterday’s post about changing the format of my blog. After thinking about what everyone said, I’m going to continue to post my meals and snacks, BUT I’m not going to be as “strict” about documenting everything that goes into my mouth. It can be repetitive for me and I’m sure that my endless photos of oatmeal and iced coffee get pretty boring, so I will likely nix those from…