It is with much excitement today that I share with you my latest read- Carrots ‘N’ Cake! Carrots ‘N’ Cake is actually a blog and now a BOOK! The author, Tina Haupert, is someone very special. I met Tina while at college in Upstate NY. I had the pleasure of being one of her sorority sisters. Our college had a big Greek scene. Needless to say, we definitely found our fair share of fun while attending school.
Tina is one of two major influences for me on starting this blog. Before her I really had no idea what blogging even meant. Tina has managed to turn her dreams into a reality and became a full-time blogger who masterfully created her own career. Now Tina is an author! To say I am proud of her would be a complete understatement. She absolutely ROCKS and I am completely thrilled to share her book with you.
Carrots ‘N’ Cake: Healthy Living One Carrot and Cupcake at a Time is Tina’s very personal journey to find a healthy lifestyle that included some of her favorite treats. Hence the name Carrots ‘N’ Cake! She knew that to get to her ‘feel great weight’ she needed to find a way to live healthy that worked for her. Tina shares her ups and downs, from high points of rockin muscles to lower ones that include the occasional binge. Her story is very real and honest. She shares more in her book than you may have seen on her very popular site.
While reading Carrots ‘N’ Cake, the book, I couldn’t help but be reminded of how true it is that often we teach best what we most need to learn. I know that to hold true for myself and this site. The more I teach about consciousness and love, the more I learn, and the more I learn, the more I teach. It is truly a beautiful cycle.
Tina teaches us how she achieved a healthy lifestyle and how she works to maintain it. She opens her heart and her life to her readers. She shares her personal journey, and in turn teaches us what it is that she has learned along the way. It is a great gift she gives us all, for so many of us share in her struggles and can benefit from her wisdom.
Question: Tina, one of the most important lessons you teach is “if you’re not happy, do something about it.” When did you first come to that realization and start to live by that philosophy?
Answer: I think I came to that realization when I was working full-time at Harvard. I was blogging at the time too, but I never had enough time to devote to it and the other projects I was working on at the time. I knew that something needed to change, and I started to look for a part-time job, so I could pay the bills and have more time for blogging. My gig with NuVal came along a few months later.
If you are looking for a book to help inspire you to choose a healthy lifestyle, I hope you’ll consider Carrots ‘N’ Cake. The book includes everything from exercise tips and routines, to over 50 of Tina’s favorite go-to recipes. Tina is the girl next door, who had big dreams and turned them into reality!
Congratulations on Carrots ‘N’ Cake the book, Tina! ?