The Cosby Cake

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.

Speaking of The Cosby Show, does anyone else remember the episode when Cliff helps himself to a piece of cake and replaces it with paper towels so Claire doesn’t find out? It’s so funny!

As kids, my sister and I thought this was a genius idea and, of course, hilarious, so we made our own Cosby Cake for my mom’s birthday. I can’t remember exactly how old we were””my guess is junior high””but I’m glad someone thought to snap a photo. Look at this masterpiece! (I have no idea what the hammer was for?)


I remember my mom cutting into the cake and serving a few pieces, but she didn’t cut deep enough to reach the paper towels. The suspense was killing us, so, eventually, my sister and I just told her what we had done. We thought we were so cleaver! My mom thought we were nuts.


I got my first taste of Body Pump 76 today! My gym released it the weekend that I was in Phoenix, so I’ve been wanting to try it. It was definitely worth the wait!

I LOVE the music!!! I’ve reviewed Body Pump 73, Body Pump 74, and Body Pump 75 on CNC, and I always seem to complain about the music in the new BP releases. After a few weeks, the music always grows on me, but I never like it in the beginning. But, Les Mills nailed it with 76. I love all of the tracks! :mrgreen:

  • Warm up: The Climb – Almighty Pop Factor
  • Squats: Telephone – Pandora BX
  • Chest: Beautiful Day – Lee Jones
  • Back: Pyromania – Sun Flash
  • Triceps: My First Kiss – 3OH!3 feat. Ke$ha
  • Biceps: Not Myself Tonight – Christina Aguilera
  • Lunges: Storm – DJ Lotus
  • Shoulders: Bring It Back – Paffendorf
  • Abs: Cooler Than Me – Mike Posner
  • Cool down: The Truth – Kris Allen

A few quick notes:

  • The triceps track is killer! You don’t use the bar at all, so there’s plenty of dips, kickbacks, and triceps push-ups. I am going to be SO SORE tomorrow!
  • The biceps track was also super challenging. I used my normal weight and regretted it about a third of the way through the track. I suggest going light on this one!
  • The lunge track was easier that usual. Add some weight, baby!
  • Holy abs! Very tough! I barely made it through the plank.


For lunch, I enjoyed a wonderful salad + smoothie combo.

I made Angela’s Salt & Vinegar Roasted Chickpeas. (I soaked the chickpeas overnight instead of boiling them.)

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I added the chickpeas to a salad made with grape tomatoes and balsamic vinegar.

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And, on the side, I enjoyed the best smoothie of my life!

MY GOSH! It was the most delicious thing ever! Really. It tasted just like gingerbread, but much more refreshing. I actually made a second smoothie about an hour after eating lunch. I’d probably drink a third one, but my stomach is so full now.

Gingerbread Smoothie

Makes 1


  • 1 cup Almond Breeze
  • 1 pear, diced
  • 1 scoop of Vanilla Whey Superior Charge
  • Handful of ice
  • A few shakes of cinnamon
  • A few shakes of ground ginger


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  • Enjoy immediately!

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Work, work, work all afternoon.



  1. Hahaha I remember that episode! That’s too funny that you and your sister replicated it and found it hilarious. Music always makes my workouts go faster especially when I know the words and can focus on singing them in my head, rather than on the pain! If you’re abs were killing after that ab workout there’s no way I would survive.

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