Work, Work, Work

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

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.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Even though it’s Labor Day, I spent a good portion of my day working. I got a lot done, so I guess I’m feeling okay about working on my day off.

Around 2:00 pm, I took a break to eat lunch, which was leftover Herbed Cheese Pizza from last night.


And a salad with tomatoes, green pepper, and balsamic vinegar.


Pizza + salad = good lunch! 😀



As an afternoon snack, I combined an Oatmeal Raisin Bar with leftover cinnamon-pear topping from breakfast. It was an awesome dessert-like snack.



Just a little while ago, I got back from a GREAT interval workout using a podcast from MotionTraxx. MotionTraxx has the BEST podcasts for workouts– seriously, I love them! When I was training for a half marathon last spring, I raved about their “Fitness Magazine Half-Marathon Mix,” and now I am obsessed with their “Drop a Jeans Size ”˜09” series.

This afternoon, I did their “30-Minute Cardio Machine Melter,” which is meant for cardio machine workouts, but I took it outside for a running workout. I covered a little over 3 miles in 30 minutes, and seriously pushed myself during the sprint intervals. I kicked my own butt! My stupid hip is already sore from running, but I’m meeting with an orthopedic surgeon tomorrow afternoon, so hopefully, the end of all this hip pain will be soon.

It’s Mal’s turn to cook tonight! His meal sounds like it will be delicious! We just cracked a bottle of wine, so I’m off to enjoy and help my hubby cook.



  1. Sorry your hip is still hurting you. I have hip issues too. I can’t run as much as I used to. Sad! We played tennis and I went on a run today. It was a great day! Enjoy your dinner!

  2. I did lots of work today too! But I think the fall-like weather is conducive to it. Good luck with the hip! I’m training for the Boston half marathon in October and I think I just threw out my knee.

  3. Working today, too! I’m ok with working when other people are off, though, because when you are self employed you are helping you. And I’m ok with helping me all the time!

  4. I’m so sorry about your hip!! i have hip pains from running too. Some hip strengthening exercises helped me IMMENSELY though. good luck!

    i worked on my day off too! rough stuff! but at least you get that feeling of accomplishment! I think i may make your oat bars as a reward 🙂

  5. i’m a HUGE fan of motiontraxx as well! i have a boatload of their free podcasts, and i swear, they really get me moving! glad you enjoy ’em as well. hope the hip heals up 🙂

  6. Thanks for the tip about motiontraxx, I will be checking it out. Good luck with the orthopedic surgeon tomorrow, I hope they have something positive to say.

  7. Sorry about the hip. I hope the orthopedist has some answers. I know how frustrating it can be to want to run and not be able to due to injury (I dealt with my back problems and couldn’t run for over a year).

    At least you feel good about getting work done even if you were working. It’s better than having to work and hating every minute of it.

  8. I know you’ve said this sometime before, but what exactly happened to your hip? I’m sorry you’re having to deal with it 🙁 Hips & knees man! Not cool.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Join the community!

Get recipes, workouts. and discounts straight to your inbox for FREE!
© 2022 Carrots ‘N’ Cake. All Rights Reserved | An Elite CafeMedia Food Publisher | Funnel Build & Design by: Maria Filipina Co.