I just finished reading the Carrots ‘N’ Cake book by Tina Haupert. Tina’s blog Carrots ‘N’ Cake was one of the first blogs I had ever read and I was instantly a fan. I read her blog regularly and can’t wait for new posts, so when I heard she was writing a book I was thrilled. I bought her book the first week it was out and started reading it right away, but because I was so busy and wanted to savor every chapter it took me a little over a month to complete it. Now that I am finally done I can safely say that whether or not you read Tina’s blog you will love this book.
Tina’s book is a great resource for anyone striving to find a healthy balance in their life. She not only includes health tips and recipes but stories about her life that make you feel like you are her friend and also make you realize that she is human too. Tina writes about her struggles with weight, overindulging and her cookie obsession which makes you like her that much more because she is relatable, she deals with all the same issues we all face while trying to stay healthy.
Through chapters like Date Night, Happy Hour and Getting Off The Couch, Tina explores how she balances diet and exercise with the indulgences in her life without feeling guilty, at least most of the time. Tina offers some great tips about diet, exercise and how allow room to indulge without overindulging during social gatherings like dinners out, parties and vacations. Included at the end of each chapter are some of Tina’s delicious recipes like her Easy Mediterranean Salad, Pumpkin Muffins, French Onion Dip, Watermelon Quencher and much more.
Tina has found a balance and an outlook on life that many of us strive for but have a hard time reaching. Nobody is perfect all the time, it’s about finding what works in our own lives on a daily basis. The most important lesson you can take from Tina’s book is that life is about balance and having a piece of carrot cake every once in awhile.
If you haven’t picked up a copy of Tina’s book I would definitely recommend it, this one is a keeper that will occupy a space on my book shelf for many years to come.
Has anyone else read the Carrots’N'Cake book? What did you think?
Yesterday morning I had an oatmeal pancake with peanut butter and bananas straight out of Tina’s book. The pancake was light and delicious!! Although you can top it with anything you’d like, I decided to follow Tina’s lead by topping mine with peanut butter and bananas. All I can say is mmmmm!!!
Yesterday I ran 2 miles at 6:30 am which wasn’t nearly early enough to beat this hot, humid weather. If summer continues in this fashion I foresee using the dreadmill at the gym…..alot. I also did the Supreme 90 Day cardio challenge which is challenging to begin with but downright ridiculous in this heat. Thankfully the central air will be going on tomorrow after the tune up which will make my indoor exercising much easier.
Don’t forget to enter my Gotein Giveaway here, I will be picking a winner Monday morning.