Too Hot to Workout

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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Heat?! What heat? Team Quincy is totally cool!

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I’m so glad that I woke up early to run with Back on My Feet this morning. I missed my friends! It was also nice to see some new faces in the group!

I ran two miles with BOMF and then did two miles on my own at home. When I returned from my run, I made myself an iced coffee with soy milk and vanilla protein powder to drink while I walked Murphy. Iced coffee + pug walk = fabulous.

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For breakfast, I whipped up some scrambled eggs with Garlic Gold and nutritional yeast, which is such an awesome flavor combination. So yum. I also ate a banana with breakfast.

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Last Night’s Dinner

Our anniversary celebration continued into the evening with cocktails and relaxing outside in our new chairs.

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I made myself a “special” Arnold Palmer to enjoy!

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For dinner, I cooked some Mushroom & Herb Risotto and added some chunks of chicken breast to it. It was simple, yet delicious. The TJ’s Mushroom & Herb Risotto was really good”” I’d definitely buy it again!

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After dinner, Mal and I decided that we wanted something sweet to eat, so we baked some Cutout Sugar Cookies from Mama Pea’s new cookbook, which I am absolutely loving. There are so many amazing recipes in it!

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The cookies turned out great! The frosting was especially easy to make and so, so, so delicious, which, of course, is probably trouble for me!

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Feel Great Weight

The dog days of summer are upon us, but you don’t have to put your workout routine on the back burner just because it feels too hot to exercise.

Instead of using the heat as another excuse to skip my workout, I get creative with my summertime activities so I can keep up with my fitness goals. Here are 12 ideas you can try: 12 Ways to Stay Active When It’s Too Hot to Workout!


Question of the Day

What do you do when it’s too hot to workout? Do you find yourself skipping workouts more often in the summer than other times of year?



  1. i hate working out, there i said it! When it is hot, I tend to walk more to and from work this way it helps me sweat and burn more calories and then I justify skipping a workout. Other times I just go to the gym and just take a class, it’s fun to do the dance classes.

  2. Growing up my friends mother used to sprinkle nutritional yeast on popcorn with a bit of butter…it was so good!

  3. I love working out more in the summer since it’s lighter out in the mornings…heat’s not a big deal in northern cali either where I live and I’m usually in the gym most days taking a group exercise class anyway, so I’m rarely deterred by the weather 🙂

  4. Hey Tina!

    I’m a daily reader of your blog and just wanted to let you know that I’m having a piece of carrot cake (only my second time ever!) today at work and thought of you and your blog! Hope everything with your health issues is going well–sending positive vibes your way!


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  6. I’m training for the NYC marathon this summer and am having some mega-problems with the heat. Running 10-20 miles on a treadmill seems like pretty much the worst idea ever, but running outside when it’s 90 degrees in the shade doesn’t seem much better… I just invested in a hydration pack from Nathans, and have started planning my long runs so that I can stop at a bodega at least once every couple miles for more water or a popsicle or something. I really, really can’t wait for some cool autumn runs.

  7. In the summer, I just try to wake up earlier than usual to work out. It always just seems to be so much cooler to work out in the morning than at any other time of the day (even late evening)!

  8. Since I live in Florida, if the heat outside prevented me from working out, I wouldn’t have worked out since the end of February! I use it as an opportunity to try new classes and force myself to go to the gym straight from work so I don’t have any lounge time to change my mind.

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  10. I do a fitness dvd and yoga if it’s too hot outside. I’d love to get a bike trainer, too, but I know if I did I’d use it even on really nice days to workout in front of the TV.

  11. Tina, have you discovered Firefly Sweet Tea vodka? I bartend in DC and we make a drink that tastes exactly like an Arnold Palmer with 2 oz. of Firefly topped with about 4 oz. of lemonade – clearly super easy and a perfect Summer drink!

  12. I’ve started to get up in the mornings before work. I never thought I would be the type of person who gets up at 5am to work out… but I love it! Running at 5am is sooo peaceful and cool. It’s a great way to start the day!

  13. Yoga is one form of exercise that I find tolerable to do at any time of day, and in any heat. It almost seems like the hotter it is the better my practice is. I feel that the heat warms my muscles up and allows me to go deeper into my poses.

  14. Oh my goodness it is blazing hot here in Dallas, TX. We have reached recorded number of 100 degree weather. We are currently under a heat advisory. We just go to the gym or wait to run at 8:00 PM. But, it is still 98 at 8:00. It it brutal, and no end in site until at least October!!

  15. Jillian Michael’s and I have sessions on days I don’t workout outdoors. 🙂 That and the just-okay Netflix exercise collection keeps holds me over.

  16. Arizona is too hot for me to go for runs outside for most of the year. (ie: April to October!) I sometimes go for bike rides in the evenings and early morning hikes on the weekends. Biggest adjustment for the hot weather we get here is getting up super early (like this morning!) to go for runs. And if all else fails, the gym always calls my name!
    I think the humidity got up to as high (yes, this is high for us here!) as 50-60% the other week and I was miserable just walking around outside in it! No idea how you go for runs in even higher humidity!
    PS: The picture of Murphy is adorable! He’s certainly a cutie! 🙂

  17. Nutritional Yeast is OK, but the secret “IS” the vegan parmesan.
    Everything tastes better with the grated Vegan Parmesan on it, I put it on everything.

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