Taking Care of Business

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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Mal had the day off from school today, so we used it as an opportunity to take care of some business around the house.

After breakfast, Mal cleaned up the house while I painted 3 out of the 4 walls in my office. I’m planning to paint the fourth wall a darker shade of blue sometime tomorrow.

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I spent a few hours painting and then headed to the afternoon CrossFit class with Mal. We started with the strength part of the workout, which was 3 sets of 3 Power Snatches. I spent a lot of time working on my form with this one, so I didn’t worry about increasing my weight too much. It was a really technical lift, so my brain and body struggled to work together, and I only sort of got the hang of it. I just need to keep practicing it. Next time!

The Workout of the Day was a “Hero” WOD, which means it’s named after someone incredibly brave, who lost their life fighting for our freedom. Oakland SWAT Sergeant Daniel Sakai, age 35, was killed on March 21, 2009 in the line of duty, so this workout was named after him.


20 minute AMRAP:

30 24″ Box Jumps

20 115# Push Presses

30 Pull-ups

“Danny” was a tough one! It was a 20-minute AMRAP, so you wanted to do as many cycles of the exercises as possible in that amount of time. I finished 2 rounds + the Box Jumps, Push Presses, and 20 of the 30 Pull-ups on the third set. Let’s just say 20 minutes flew by today! I used 45 pounds on the Push Presses and a blue band for the Pull-ups. (I actually switched to a green band on the final set of Pull-ups because my arms were so exhausted!)


After CrossFit, I threw together a quick lunch: reheated leftover turkey burger with ketchup and Creamy Spinach Dip with veggies.

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I finished off lunch with a spoonful of White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter. Yummmmm!

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After lunch, Mal and I went shopping for a new TV stand as well as new furniture my office. We took Murphy along for the ride. He loves riding in the car!

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Mal came up with the brilliant idea of purchasing unfinished furniture to save us some money. We like doing home improvement projects, so sanding and staining new furniture isn’t a hassle at all for us. Plus, we’re all about saving money where we can!

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Our trip was a success because we bought a new TV stand (below), a desk, and a cabinet for my office for hundreds of dollars less than we planned to pay at one of those big furniture stores. And the quality of the pieces was excellent. All three were built well with beautiful (real) wood. Woohoo!

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We loaded the TV stand and desk (it came in a box and needs to be assembled) in the back of Mal’s car, so Murphy sat in the front seat with me on the drive home. When he was sitting on my lap, I noticed that he somehow got light blue paint on his face right near his eye. Remember the last time he got paint on himself? I have no idea how it happens!?

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When we got home, Mal and I rearranged the furniture in our house to fit the new TV stand. While we worked, I snacked on some more Creamy Spinach Dip and veggies. Great snack!

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Mal and I have been moving non-stop all day, but we accomplished a ton and really took care of business.

And now I’m going to faceplant into bed. Good night, friends!



  1. I’m all about saving $$$- no clue they sold unfinished furniture… Too bad we just spend way too many monies on brand new furniture 😕 Oh well, there are always future homes, future purchases!

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