Week In Review {11/13}

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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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Hey, hey! Happy Friday, guys!!

I thought having a “week in review” might be a fun way to recap our week, so here are some highlights from the past few days!

I recapped MONDAY in a Day In the Life post, so you can see all of the details there!


I worked like a mad woman on TUESDAY morning and then went to a doctor’s appointment before picking up Quinn from daycare. I wore my Favorite Ankle-Length Skinny Jeans ($7.80) to my appointment.

For dinner that night, I ate THE BEST rice bowl made with roasted butternut squash, edamame, broccoli, and Mama Pea’s “Mmm Sauce.” It was seriously so good. I ate it for lunch the next day too!

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That night, I watched this MOM HACKS video that includes some awesome grocery shopping ideas, especially when it comes to shopping with kids! I also learned that you can restore the bubbles in champagne with a raisin!

WEDNESDAY was Veteran’s Day, so Mal had the day off from school. We had a leisurely morning that included the lightest, fluffiest, and most cake-like pancakes ever for breakfast. Quinn (and Murphy) helped make them!

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It was rainy and gloomy outside, so we stayed in our PJs and played the morning away.

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That afternoon, I drove into Boston with my friend Kerrie for a SoulCycle class at their new Back Bay location. It was hosted by DRINKmaple and, of course, the class was SO FUN. SoulCycle is one of my favorite ways to break a sweat!

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THURSDAY morning was ALL work, but I took a break for the noon class at CrossFit South Shore. The workout was a good ol’ chipper with lots of different movements– my favorite kind! I used 85 pounds for the barbell stuff and my arms felt like Jello by the end. It was a “fun” one for sure!


Speaking of CrossFit, my box is hosting a Crossfit Handstand & Gymnastics Clinic next weekend (November 21st). Details here!

For dinner, I made an epic pasta dish with roasted chickpeas and a yummy green sauce made from marinated artichokes, spinach, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. I’ve actually made this sauce a few times now, so I’ll post the recipe on CNC next week. It’s a good one!


Last night, I read this article about The Most Common Nutrition Mistakes. Sometimes these pieces are kind of lame, but this one was quite interesting!

On the agenda for FRIDAY is a trip to YMCA for swim class with Quinn followed by an afternoon doctor’s appointment (a recheck for Quinn’s recent ear infection). Tonight, our babysitter is coming over, so Mal and I can go out to dinner together. Yay, date night!

Happy weekend, friends!

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Your turn! Give me a quick recap of your week!

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  1. Hi Tina! Happy Friday!!!! My week went slooooowwwww. The weather here has finally taken a turn for the words…womp, womp, womp. But I got in three runs and 2 boot camp classes, so that was a win. Have a great weekend!

  2. Hi Tina! Happy Friday!!!! My week went slooooowwwww. The weather here has finally taken a turn for the worse…womp, womp, womp. But I got in three runs and 2 boot camp classes, so that was a win. Have a great weekend!

  3. Hi Tina – Love the posts! I have to try Mama Pea’s Mmm sauce and that Chipper WOD! Also, as an RD who is very interested in GI Health, I just wanted to ask if you have found relief from your UC symptoms with a more vegetarian diet (I hope you have!)…or is it still too early to say? Have you felt any better on the more vegetarian diet?

    1. I think it’s helping? I definitely feel better now than I’ve felt in months, but I’m also really working on my stress level, so I think that’s key too.

  4. Work, work, and oh yeah. More work. Throw in some snow (which didn’t stick, thank God!), and three trips to Starbucks, and that’s been my week. But today, I get out of work early, and I’m so excited to go for a run!

  5. Monday- running after work and ZUMBA!
    Tuesday- running after work and Reel Rocks 10 movie showing at a local university
    Wednesday- off work! Went to a coffee shop to do some work and met up with my local running club in the evening for a night run workshop. Then went to wine and spirits and got dog food!
    Thursday- work and dog walking at the shelter. Rest day from working out. Much needed! Also caught up on TV shows!

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Running, work, running, work, running, and more work! Ha! That pretty much summarizes my week but I am looking forward to the weekend! Need to have more strength and lifting days in there. Really wish we had Crossfit where I live!

  7. Busy week with kiddos and work. I recently picked up a part time job at lululemon, I am a stay at home Mom of two boys and wanted just something for myself. I work 1-2 days a week. It’s PERFECT! We had team meetings and also I volunteered to be a model in a fashion show tonight for the local women’s center. Really neat cause! We raise money for the women in the shelters. I’ve got to find my inner Tyra Banks and walk down that runway tonight! AHHHH!

      1. @Tina: Awesome! I will have to check out your race review! I chose the race because of it’s flat course and glad to hear that you agree! Did you find it difficult to train throughout the winter for this marathon? I am worried that we will have another winter like last!

  8. Cannot wait to try your new recipe, it seriously looks so good! I’ve been battling a cold for 8+ days which isn’t fun when you have a one year old (as you know you can’t call in sick with your child, haha). Finally feeling better though, there are some nasty colds out there!

  9. Tina, are you still using your Nike running jacket? What size did you get? I’m in the market for one and I’m looking at the Nike one.


  10. It’s been a busy week for me!! I’ve been upping my half-marathon training while trying to adjust to this cold weather spree that’s going on. I’m also working hard at staying on top of my hip exercises in an attempt to stay injury free.

    The cycle class sounds like so much fun!! I’m seriously considering joining a gym that offers spin classes, and this is definitely inspiring me even more.

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