Top 13 in 2013: May

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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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Oh my goodness, this month flew by! I still remember being excited for May to arrive (May = warm weather), and now the month is just about over. It was definitely a busy one for me. I guess time flies when you’re having fun. Here are my favorite posts from May!

Why You Should Throw Out Your Scale, CrossFit Magazines & Fundraising Tips


Hi, friends! After taking a class at the BARREroom yesterday morning, I ran some errands (reminder: Mother’s Day is next weekend) and then headed home for lunch. Lunch It was a beautiful day, so I decided to eat my lunch outside on our back porch. Of course, the pug joined me outside.

The Skull Returns


Hi, friends! Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a fabulous start! Right now, I’m sitting on the Acela train to New York City for a special trip, which I will tell you all about soon, but, first, let’s recap Monday! Breakfast Yesterday morning started bright and early with a healthy breakfast.

Fitness Blogger Tweet & Meet


Yesterday started bright and early once again with a run in Central Park with Monica. We ran 3 miles together, but then I called it quits. I just didn’t have a ton of energy and felt blah, so I headed back to the hotel while Monica continued on for a few more miles.



I had a fun birthday surprise waiting for Mal when he came home from school yesterday! I spelled out “HAPPY B-DAY” on gift bags and then bought a present that started with each of the letters for him. For the letters, I cut up a Happy Birthday sign.

Greetings from Canyon Ranch Lenox

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Good morning and greetings from Canyon Ranch Lenox! I will be spending the next 2.5 days here as part of a media visit. My friend Gina put me in touch with one of the public relations representatives at Canyon Ranch and the rest is history.

My Experience at the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course


Check out the news that arrived in my inbox last Friday afternoon! I passed the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course! Hooray!! Next step: Talk to the owners of my CrossFit box about coaching. Now that I’m a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, let me tell you about the course.

Whole Foods Market Rinds & Vines Event

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Yesterday, I was invited to an amazing wine and cheese tasting event called “Rinds & Vines,” which was hosted by Whole Foods Market. I absolutely love wine and cheese””I mean, it would be my last meal on earth””so I, of course, was in heaven.

Run Eat Repeat {Lunch with Runner’s World}

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Hi, friends! My day started bright and early with a knock on my hotel room door from Monica, who arrived on a red-eye flight from California just 30 minutes earlier. I thought she might want to sleep after a long cross country flight, but she rallied for an early morning run.

Parmesan and Garlic Roasted Edamame

Parmesan and Garlic Roasted Edamame

A bunch of you guys asked for the recipe for the Parmesan and Garlic Roasted Edamame that I mentioned in my previous post, so your wish is my command. I love, love, love this recipe and could not stop eating them yesterday. I literally had to stop, think, and pull myself away.

Koss Media Product Launch & Spinning with Dara Torres


If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, you probably figured out what I was doing in Milwaukee yesterday. If not, I’ll tell ya right now! As part of a campaign with Fitfluential, I was invited by the Koss Corporation to attend a special media product launch of their new female-focused headphone line.

One of My Biggest Phobias


Good morning! Workout Last night’s WOD was a good one! It was actually two 8-minute WODs back-to-back with a short rest in between. I love workouts that are a little different. Constantly varied, baby!

Bouncing Back After Taking Time Off From Exercise


Blah. I had a terrible workout at CrossFit yesterday. I felt like my body wouldn’t do what I wanted it to do, and it frustrated the crap out of me. I also tore up my hands again, which were almost healed from “Murph.” I know”¦ woe, is me.

3-Ingredient Vanilla Cake Batter Balls


Hello, hello! I hope your Tuesday is off to a fabulous start! I have an especially delicious, only 3-ingredient recipe for you guys, but, first, let’s do breakfast! Breakfast Breakfast was something a little different this morning, but it was really tasty.


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  1. Thanks for the summary 🙂 I feel the same way by the way – May and June always go by extremely quickly, way more so than any other month! I’m new at your blog by the way so if you could do such roundups more often it would be awesome 🙂

    P.S. the CrossFit trainer course must have been a blast, I hope I can participate in something similar one day 🙂

    Thank you

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