The Difference Between Who You Are and Who You Want to Be

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

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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Good morning! How was your weekend? Ready for the week ahead? Here’s a little Monday Motivation for ya! 🙂

So, I’ve been thinking about motivation lately. Check out the video below.

What are your thoughts on willpower? Anything that has helped and/or changed your thinking or habits? 

The quote below is EVERYTHING; it’s constant motivation for how I live my life:

Lifestyle changes are all about what you do – day in and day out, day after day. If you strive to better yourself, you have to change your habits and what you DO on a regular basis. Think about who you want to be and what you need to do to get there. Hell, even make a list! Then, make it happen. NO EXCUSES!



  1. Just returned from a trip to Disney with my kids and husband. After five days of on-the-go churros and deliciously rich dinners, I am ready to get back on track. I kept up my workout routine while traveling, but I definitely indulged in the food department. Over time, I have noticed that if I start my day out strong eating wise, it does tend to end better. But yes, today I am seeking the motivation needed to restart my eating and feeling good.

  2. I’m reading that book you recommended – well listening to it – called the ONE thing. He is talking about decision fatigue right now which is basically saying the more choices you have to make in one day the harder it is to keep up with willpower. I think that’s why things like meal prep, scheduling in workouts, etc. make life easier because you already made the decision!

  3. Eating disorders and myself are not strangers. Though I’ve struggled for a balance, a book I found on RunEatRepeat (which is how I found your blog a long while back) called Intuitive Eating really helped. Not only with the 80/20 thing, but by teaching you to go by feel, will power is barely in the equation.

  4. Thanks? I’ve been reading for most of your 10 years and I’m just wondering what has caused the shift to video format? Is it better for reader engagement?

  5. Great advice! I try to start the week of right with a Sunday AM gym class, long walk, meal prep and a healthy dinner….followed by ONE cupcake (that I buy a the local bakery)…and I have this quote in my bedroom “Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake with a purpose”…kind of motivates when I go to bed…and wake up !

  6. I’ve been able to change my thinking from “I can’t have that” to “I don’t want to eat that.” It makes it easier to say no to sugary/ indulgent treats that pop up. It helps me focus on fueling my body instead of focusing on what I can’t have. Thinking I can’t have x,y, z tests my willpower way more. When I want to indulge, I do!

  7. I love your videos!!! For me it’s focusing on the next decision- what can I do to change the tone of my day? Is it a walk, workout, choosing a salad instead of saying f it? The more I practice making the next best decision the easier the habits form. Great subject!

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