Top 13 in 2013: October

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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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And”¦ October flies by just like that! What a crazy-awesome month it was! That said, here are my favorite posts from October!

Runner’s World Festival & Half


Hello, hello! I am having a blast at the Runner’s World Festival & Half! Yay! Here is a recap from Friday! Workout Our first full day in Bethleham kicked off bright and early with a 3-mile shakeout run with Bart Yasso, who, if you didn’t know already, is the coolest guy I ever.

Mental Tricks for Tackling Your Long Run


Hello, hello! I just got back from a glorious 11-mile run. Ok, “glorious” probably isn’t the best word to describe it””running is hard and not as easy as I remember it, and it’s been really tough for me to get back into it””but this morning’s run was one of the more enjoyable ones I’ve had in awhile.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Protein Smoothie


Ever since I found the Silk Iced Latte at my local grocery store, I’ve been thinking about different ways to use it. Of course, it’s delicious mixed with iced coffee, which is how I usually drink it, but I knew it would also taste amazing as part of a smoothie.

Interview With CrossFit Games Competitor Marcus Hendren


Remember when I had the opportunity to interview Christmas Abbott by email””thanks to the nice people from the Spartan World Championships? Well, I also had the chance to interview CrossFit Games competitor (and farmer), Marcus Hendren. (He placed 7th and 6th, respectively, in the 2012 and 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games.)

Photo Dump II


Good morning! Happy Thursday! You guys seemed to enjoy my first Photo Dump post, so here’s another one! I also need to delete some photos from my iPhone (so I can upgrade to iOS7), so this post has a dual purpose! Haha!

Funny Pug Halloween Costumes

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Is it too early to start thinking about Halloween costumes? For Murphy? Every October, I try to find Murphy the perfect Halloween costume. In the past, we’ve tried a lobster, shark, and spider costume, but none of them worked, mostly because his curly pug tail got in the way and the costume didn’t fit properly.

Friday Favorites {Food Edition}


Good morning and happy Friday! I’m off to Newport, Rhode Island with the Haupert family this afternoon. I am pumped. It’s my FAVORITE weekend of the year. We always have so much fun, and Mal and I look forward to it all year long.

Weekend In Newport

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Greetings from Newport, Rhode Island! Mal and I arrived in Newport late on Friday afternoon and his parents arrived a little while later. We had a low-key evening at home in the condo””ate dinner, played at least an hour of Candy Crush (Mal and my mother-in-law got me hooked), and then went to bed early.

Easy Gluten-Free Apple Crisp


My favorite fall recipe ever is my Mom’s Apple Crisp. (You may have heard me mention it a few dozen times now on CNC.) It’s so incredibly easy to make, and it always turns out so well (seriously, it’s incredible), so I decided to use her recipe as inspiration for a gluten-free apple crisp.

My Favorite Budget Finds at Whole Foods

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Hello, hello! I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday. Monday and Tuesday flew by for me! Lunch Yesterday, I spent the morning work, work, working my tail off and then broke for lunch around noon. I’ve had a major craving for chicken noodle soup lately.

How I Decide What To Eat


Good morning and happy Friday! Here’s another fabulous pug costume to add to my collection of funny Halloween pug costumes! Thanks, Marrisa! I love the little hat. So cute! Haha! [source] Breakfast This morning, I couldn’t decide what I wanted for breakfast.

I Bet You Didn’t Know VII


Good morning! Happy Tuesday! Breakfast I brought back an oldie but goodie for breakfast this morning: French Toast Breakfast Scramble! Remember this one? It’s been awhile, huh? Well, it was so delicious, I ate two servings of it.

The Best Money I Ever Spent


Hi, guys! Good morning and happy Hump Day! (Uh-oh! Guess what day it is!?) Breakfast I’m back on the oatmeal train, and it’s as delicious as I remember! In the mix: rolled oats, almond milk, chia seeds, a handful of trail mix, a huge scoop of peanut butter, and fresh raspberries on top.


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  1. I love the Whole Foods finds. I think you can always find a few awesome products at a reasonable price there. And I have said before I may have to go the Runner’s World Race next year. It looked great.

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