Whose Responsibility Is It?

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Hi, 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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I still can’t believe how many delicious recipe ideas I got from the Chobani Kitchen event the other day. Who knew yogurt was so versatile?! Ok, maybe I knew it was, but it’s just easier when someone gives me new recipes to try!

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One recipe that immediately caught my attention was for Mac ”˜n’ Cheese. It looked tasty, sounded easy enough to make, and we had (almost) all of the ingredients at home. Sadly, we didn’t have any Gruyere cheese on hand, so I just added extra cheddar, which worked fine.

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Last Night’s Dinner

Mmm”¦ cheese, I love you.

This recipe came out super duper cheesy. When it comes to Mac ”˜n’ cheese: the cheesier the better!

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After dinner, Mal and I enjoyed a post-dinner drink outside in our Adirondack chairs. It was a nice way to end the day.

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I hadn’t been to Body Pump since last week, so I set my alarm bright and early for the 5:30 class at my gym this morning. Even though I have a flexible schedule, I’m really starting to enjoy early morning workouts. I love getting it out of the way first thing in the morning and it sets a healthy, motivated tone for the rest of the day.

This morning’s class was pretty good. The instructor used music from a bunch of different releases, which I always enjoy. Doing the current release over and over again gets boring after awhile, so I like when instructors mix it up. It keeps the workout interesting!

During class, I noticed a woman in front of me, who was doing the exercises all wrong”” like really wrong. Her form was scary-terrible. On the squat track, she was hunched over with her knees WAY over her toes. It actually looked pretty uncomfortable. The woman was a complete mess on the back track, swinging and flailing the bar around, which made me really start to worry that she’d injure herself.

It was pretty clear that this woman was new to Body Pump (and strength training, in general), but the instructor never said a word to her. The woman was standing practically right in front of the instructor, so there was no way she didn’t notice. The instructor reminded the class a few times about proper form, but the woman wasn’t really getting it. Maybe the instructor didn’t want to single her out, but don’t you think the instructor should have said something to her?


When I returned home, I immediately cooked breakfast. Apparently, lifting weights revs up my hunger because I was STARVING! I poured myself an iced coffee with soy milk and then made some buffalo homefries (potato + buffalo sauce + paprika) and scrambled eggs with nutritional yeast mixed in.

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Three Questions Thursday

Here’s the next addition of Three Questions Thursday!

I wanted to ask if you had any tips for organizing and storing photos for a blog. Do you keep them all in one place? And how do you handle traveling especially when you aren’t working on your normal computer?

To be honest, I don’t have the best system for organizing my photos, but it works for me, and I’m happy to share what I do.

On regular day, I delete 95% of my photos from my computer. Most of them are boring food or around-the-house-type photos, so I don’t hang onto them. Occasionally, however, I save pictures of Mal or Murphy or photos that I can use again in the future. I save these photos into folders: Boston, Family, Fitness, Food, House, Travel, etc. I also save my favorite photos from trips, vacations, and special events, and label them as such (i.e. Las Vegas, Pug 5K, Beth and Caleb’s Wedding, etc.)

As for traveling, I use the same system on my laptop. If there are photos on my laptop that I want on my desktop, I just save them onto flash drive and move them over.

When you eat out, do you tell the staff you are a blogger?

No, I never do. Occasionally, I’m invited to review restaurants, so, in that case, they know I’m coming.

I know you’ve shared what kind of sports bra you like, but what is your favorite brand of regular bras? Like you, I am smaller but with a bigger bust, so finding perfect fitting bras is tough!

My favorite bra is the Prima Donna Satin Bra Plunge. I buy mine at Intimacy of Boston, but it’s sold online too.

Question of the Day

If there is someone who could potentially hurt themselves during exercise, whose responsibility is it to help them? Is it someone’s responsibility? Should I have said something? What would you do?

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