To Do’s Done!

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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It’s not even 4:30 yet, and I’ve finished everything on my to do list! :mrgreen: I snapped this photo (below) around 1:45, so there are a few things that haven’t been crossed off yet, but let me assure you, everything is done! I love that feeling!

To “celebrate” my productive day, I’m planning to relax and watch a movie with Mr. Mal before cooking dinner– we’ve got something yummy planned for tonight! 

Lunch was a wonderful salad with lettuce, grape tomatoes, and carrots, drizzled with balsamic vinegar, and topped with the best cheddar cheese ever! 

Surprisingly, the cheese added a good amount of protein and fat to my salad. The meal kept me fueled during a 5 mile run. 

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Foodbuzz, as part of their Tastemaker program, sent me a coupon to try some cheese (or butter) from Kerrygold. I chose the Reserve Cheddar Cheese, aged over 2 years, which had a sharp, strong flavor with a rich and full-bodied finish. Its texture is firm and slightly flaky. It was especially delicious with the balsamic vinegar! 

With Kettle Backyard BBQ chips on the side… 

Yoga Challenge: Day 11

I’m planning to do 20 minutes of Yoga for Runners before dinner tonight as part of my Yoga Challenge requirement. Feel free to leave your comments about today’s yoga practice. What pose(s) do you have trouble doing/don’t like to do?

Be back later with dinner! 



  1. yoga today: I did the Gentle Hatha #1 this morning and loved it! It was such a great way to start my day.

    I have a hard time with down dog with one leg up in the air – I don’t remember the name of it.

  2. Great Job on your “to do” list =)….Last night I did 20 minutes of Namaste Yoga which was a lot of warrior poses and I am feeling it today lol AND this morning I did 25 minutes of On the Edge Sunrise Yoga by Sara Ivanhoe; I need to work on my balance more


  3. I am still keeping up with the yoga-Lunar Flow is sooo wonderful before bed. My least favorite position is half-pigeon, Jenna said it takes time to master it so i will keep at it!

  4. Love that you used an old envelope for your list! 🙂

    I nearly forgot to do Yoga last night – for the first time since this started! I got in bed super early and was watching American Idol on TiVo when I remembered. I almost didn’t do it, but didn’t want to break a promise to myself! I didn’t feel like downloading anything, so I found a yoga station on Pandora, turned out the lights (just had the glow of the computer) and did 20 min of yoga on my own. It was awesome! I could keep each pose as long as I liked and only do ones I really wanted to. It was great – sometimes I’d mentally be thinking what pose I wanted to do next but I’d find myself in a different one, just going with what my body felt like doing. I may not have held poses for the exact same amount of time on each side, but it felt really great! I did lots of favorite – rag doll, lots of sun salutations, standing splits, Warrior 2, triangle/reverse triangle, tree, dancer’s pose (a new one to me thanks to the favorite positions post the other day), shoulder stand, the one where you are seated with your heels together opening your feet like a book (what’s that called?), happy baby, etc! And some made-up chest openers. I really, really liked it. I never would have thought I’d be doing yoga on my own, unguided – but I “challenged” (hehe) myself to do it!

    Poses I have trouble with: Side plank really hurts my wrists! I really want to be able to do it, and feel like I have the strength, but I’m frustrated because it’ bothers my hands/wrists!

  5. I’m having trouble with “chaturanga” mostly because it doesn’t feel like a pose and I don’t really feel like I’m doing yoga because it’s basically a plank! But I’ve only tried it a couple of times, so maybe it’ll grow on me 😉

  6. I hate lunges! But I am getting better at them and therefore, like them more! Today I did Core Yoga which has always seriously whipped my butt, but it felt great today. It was still hard, but I felt so much stronger and more balanced. I love that feeling.
    The other day I did Shoulder Opening Yoga and realized how very tight my shoulders are. I knew they were bad, but I didn’t realize how bad. It wasn’t hard, but it was hard for me. It felt great in the end though. I recommend it if you get tension headaches!

  7. I noticed Garmin on the list. Are you thinking about it? I would highly recommend it. I did not do yoga yesterday because I did the butt kicker core on Monday and my shoulders were too sore. I think I might end my day with yoga for runners.

  8. congrats on getting so much done!
    i have trouble doing anything that requires me to balance on one leg- like warrior 3 but i don’t dislike any of the poses!

  9. I have the most trouble with balancing poses, especially crow and others that really require strength and balance.

    I thought about skipping yoga today because I’m ridiculously sore, but I decided to do a gentle flow. It was nice and not too much AND I’m hoping that it keeps me going for the rest of the evening!

  10. I did detox yoga last night. It was definitely less challenging when it was the first time and I really enjoyed the practice.

    Tonight I might do a longer class because I have the time!

    My least favourite pose is wheel. I need to build up my confidence with it because it’s definitely something I used to do as a kid!!!

  11. Crane pose = my enemy. Haha seriously though, I can’t get it yet. Maybe eventually. I did 20 min of yoga which was supposed to be working on strength and balance on FitTV.

  12. I did 20 minutes of “Stress Relief Yoga for Beginners” tonight, which was just what I needed. I’ve noticed that since this challenge started, I’m more able to focus on my breathing, especially during less challenging practices. I really had the “ocean-wooshing” thing going on tonight!

    I really struggle with tree — balance is coming, but I lose my focused breath because I’m so worried about falling over! Plus, my tucked leg has a tendency to slip out unannounced. 😉

  13. Today, yet again, I did Gentle Hatha! Once I find something I like, I stick with it 🙂 It’s just so relaxing to me, and I feel so great when I’m done!

    I’m not really having much trouble with poses, it’s more with my breathing and keeping my mind clear…..I feel like I am programmed to be multi-tasking at all time, so it’s really really hard to turn that off and relax!

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