Things You Really Loved As A Kid (Like Dinosaurs)

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Hi, 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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Hi, guys! How’s your Tuesday going so far?

Here’s a little recap from yesterday”¦


I slept pretty well on Sunday night, but I still woke up feeling totally exhausted on Monday morning. It was actually kind of weird. I guess all of my trying to get comfortable + trips to the bathroom was more restless than I thought.

My stomach was growling like crazy when I woke up, so I got out of bed and immediately headed to the kitchen to make breakfast. I made my usual toast + nut butter + banana slices and then took it back to bed with me. How’s that for lazy? Haha!

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I ended up laying in bed”¦ checking email, playing on Instagram, reading blogs”¦ for probably a good 25 minutes before starting my day. Like a lot of you guys suggested, I am really trying to embrace my downtime these final few days before our little one arrives.

Then, I drank some orange juice, took Murphy for a walk, and then gave him his eye drops for his ulcer. His eye is getting so much better, and he’s almost good as new! Thank goodness.

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Eventually, I poured myself a glass of iced coffee, started up my computer, and got to work. I’m working on writing as many posts as possible for when Baby H. arrives, so CNC doesn’t go completely quiet during those first few weeks.



Around noon, I broke for lunch, which was a delicious new recipe that I’ve actually made twice now in the past three days. The recipe will be on CNC tomorrow. It’s a GOOD one!


After lunch, I got a few things done around the house. I framed the dinosaur prints that we got for Baby H.’s room. Unfortunately, one of the frames was broken when it arrived (I ended up ordering them from Amazon), so I only framed 3 out of the 4.

Seriously, how adorable are these prints?! I absolutely love them, but I actually think Mal loves them even more than me. As a kid, he was obsessed with dinosaurs (and knows all sorts of random facts about them now), so he’s excited to share his love for them with Baby H. once he’s older. Dinosaurs are pretty cool, aren’t they?


After cleaning up around the house, I took Murphy for a long walk.

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After that, we planted ourselves on the couch for the rest of the afternoon.

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There was lots of cuddle time.



And snacking!

I made a batch of Oatmeal Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies over the weekend, so I ended up finishing them off.


And then I ate some dark chocolate chunks with almonds. Mmm! Love this snack. It never gets old.

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When I was out walking Murphy, I ran into one of our neighbors, who suggested Chinese food to induce labor. He has 3 kids, so I figured why not and, of course, Mal was on board. He loves Chinese food in a weird way.


We ordered General Tso’s chicken, pork fried rice, and veggie lo mein. I ate some of each, but not luck on the labor front. Still waiting on Baby Haupert!

Questions of the Day

What’s your favorite Chinese food dish to order?

I love pork fried rice with duck sauce.

What did you really love as a kid?

I loved drawing, coloring, and anything related to arts & crafts. I still do, but now I create blog posts on the Internet every day!

P.S. I read this article the other day on The Huffington Post and just had to share. If you ever had gripes or qualms about CrossFit, check out this piece: CrossFit Bashers, Can You Be More Constructive?

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