Weekend Favorites + Last Week’s Workouts

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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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Hello and a very happy Sunday evening to you! How was your weekend? Ours was fairly low-key and filled with a whole lot of snow. Oy. Spring can’t come soon enough! #boowinter

Friday: We got a pretty big snow storm on Thursday night, so Mal had a snow day from school on Friday. Our teacher friends also had a snow day, so they came over with their little guy to hang out that afternoon. We enjoyed some apps and drinks, talked politics/education, laughed a lot, and then ate Beef Stew for dinner before saying goodbye.

Saturday: The next morning, Mal had Saturday School, so Qman and I went to CrossFit and then Coffee Shack for a post-workout treat. We spent the rest of Saturday hanging out and getting our lives together (i.e. grocery shopping, food prepping, doing laundry). After we put Quinn to bed, Mal and I FINALLY started This Is Us after so many friends recommended it to us. We’re only two episodes in, and we’re loving it so far!

Sunday: Another snow storm was expected to hit, so we headed out bright and early for breakfast at a local diner. We were all starting to feel a bit stir crazy, so I’m glad we got out of the house at least for a little while. It snowed all afternoon and it’s suppose to continue well into the night. Maybe Mal will have another snow day tomorrow? Anyway, I thought sharing some of my favorite things from the weekend might be a fun way to recap, so here we go!


  • Building a cardboard airplane with Qman, which was the perfect indoor/snow storm activity! We might need to buy more of these things!
  • Trying a new recipe for Beef Stew. (Recipe on @myweeklyeats Instagram.) It was a super easy recipe and so delicious!
  • Testing out my brand new Nano 7s! Mini review: They’re a totally different shoe compared to the 6s. The sole and heal are a lot more stiff and sturdy, and they even have a little weight to them (almost like a lifter), but they’re still light enough to do Box Jumps, Double-Unders, etc. I haven’t run in them yet, but I have a feeling they’re going to be quite different from the 6s.
  • Wearing my new beanie (<— on sale) outside in the snow. It’s so warm, cozy, and cute!
  • Enjoying one of my favorite healthy pizza crusts for dinner on Saturday night. It’s an oldie, but goodie (dairy- and gluten-free) recipe!
  • Sipping Coconut Macademia Nut Iced Coffee! Coffee Shack was out of my usual Pecan Sticky Bun, so I tried a new flavor and lovvvvvved it!
  • Discovering that Qman likes LARABARS. Woohoo! He’s such a picky eater, it’s always a good day when we find a healthy food that he’ll eat!
  • Trying a Short and Stout that a friend brought to our house. It was chocolate stout blended with brewed masala chai, pineapple juice, coconut water, and agave nectar. It’s sounds like a crazy combo, but I swear it was incredible!!
  • Discovering the amazingness of TERRA Sweet Potato Chips. I’ve seen them a million times at the grocery store, but never tried them until this weekend. Holy cow, they’re the best ever!!


  • Playing outside in the snow with Mal and Qman. I’m sooooo not a fan of winter, but I kind of like it when my boys are enjoying it so much. I’m also glad we got to use Quinn’s Cubbies shirt again! FYI: Since it’s getting close to end of the season, Cubbies is offering a 20% discount to CNC readers using code CNC20!
  • Sunday morning breakfast at The Eating Establishment. It was our first time there, and we all loved it. Ok, well, Quinn didn’t eat anything, but he was really well-behaved!
  • Having Beauty Bursts on-hand when I feel like stress-eating ALLTHESUGAR. Haha! But, seriously, they’re great when I want a little something sweet to keep my mouth busy. I keep them on the desk in my office, and I guess it’s better than eating 8,000 bowls of cereal when I’m stressed out, right?
  • Getting our grocery shopping done early before the snow hit!
  • Rocking my favorite Hunter Boots with cozy sock liners all weekend. FYI: Hunter is having a big sale right now with a bunch of styles at 40% off!
  • Creating TWO different Overnight Carrot Cake Protein Oatmeal recipes! Both will be on CNC later this week! 🙂
  • Our Melissa & Doug Water Book saving the day once again! It kept Quinn quite entertained during our breakfast out.


My weekly workouts are back! Sorry that I’ve been slacking on posting them lately. I was so busy with meal plans recently, I’ve barely worked out, and I didn’t think it was really worth sharing, like, two workouts for the week. But now I feel like I’m getting into a groove with my workload for CNC and Designed to Fit, and we’re planning to hire at least a couple more people to help out. A good problem to have for sure! 🙂 Anyway, I got back on the workout train last week, so here’s a recap!



CrossFit at Salt Shack

A. Strength


3, 3, 3, 3, 3 #115

B. Metcon

2 Rounds

20 KBS (53/35)

25 Wall Balls (20/14 – 10′ target)

30 Sit Ups

35 OHS (75/55)

I can’t remember my exact time (because it was 5 days ago), but I think it was 8-something Rx.


Solo workout at Norwell Athletic Club

A. 25-minute run on treadmill

B. 3 rounds

150 Ft. Walking Lunges w/ plate #35

15 Bent-Over Dumbbell Rows #25

12 Wall-Sit Ball Slams #14

C. 10 Cal Row

10 Box Jumps

20 Cal Row

20 Box Jumps

30 Cal Row

30 Box Jumps

20 Cal Row

20 Box Jumps

10 Cal Row

10 Box Jumps


Solo workout at Norwell Athletic Club

A. 1-mile run on treadmill

B. 5 rounds:

10 KB Swings

10 Push-Ups on BOSU

10 Bent-Over Rows w/ BOSU

10 KB Spilt Squat on BOSU

C. 5 rounds

10 TRX Jump Squats

10 TRX Oblique Crunches

:30 Undulation Ropes

D: 1,000m Row


Partner WOD at Salt Shack

80 DB Snatches (50/35)

10 Lateral Burpees over Partner (5 each)

100 Box Jumps (24/20)

10 Lateral Burpees over Partner

80 Cal Row

10 Lateral Burpees over Partner

*split repetitions evenly

Question of the Day

Are you a fan of This Is Us? What show(s) are you watching on TV right now? 



  1. Ugh don’t get me started on De Vos!! I’m sure Mal has a strong opinion on the matter, as he is entitled to have. Can I nominate him next time around?? 😀

    I want to try that show! Trying to convince the husband!

  2. Lovvveeee This Is Us!!! Scandal is back on so I’ve been enjoying that, too. No Tomorrow and Santa Clarita Diet, both in Netflix, were also entertaining…

  3. How come you guys in Massachusetts have all these awesomely intricate iced coffee flavors!? I’ve never really seen collection like that anywhere else! I keep hearing its good too and have it on my list! But, I’m not watching anything right now because my internet here isn’t good enough to stream 🙁

  4. This is Us has been our new favorite show. We were in the same boat with everyone singing the show’s praises, so we decided to tune in – and now we’re hooked!

  5. I really need to start watching This Is Us. I really only look forward to Fixer Upper and Modern Family every week. I did get back on The Girlfriends Guide to Divorce wagon, and I can go either way with it. It’s fun but not a must watch for me.

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