Monday, October 29, 2012

i have mint nails today.


i began teaching today.  
and it felt good.
i feel so excited about it and it seems like the perfect fit for me.
i really loved my education and the knowledge i gained, so it is a blessing to be able to teach that to others as well.
i have a skeleton in my class room. i love it because so much of my learning took place with cadavers and skeletons.  strange, but it feels like home.

i strongly feel that i was drawn to and got this position for a specific reason.  i feel lucky to be where i am right now.

i feel blessed for my time i have been able to do photography the past couple months, and for those rad clients. 
im surrounded by amazing people.

i feel that a lot of changes have come with this new season.
and it makes me happy.
and it makes me excited.
and i think amazing things are in store.
i have set new fall goals and im on my way to achieving them!
go team go!

has been absolutely wonderful the past couple weeks.
i woke up today realizing that i, somehow, have fallen more and more in love with this man every day.  its been nearly 9 months (!) and its the best its ever been.  i feel grateful to have him as my best friend.

happy monday, folks.
smile cause its sunshiney here!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

she. leaves.

my best friend. and her man. and her sister.

utah in the fall is one of the best things that ever happened to me.
this week, i began a new job.  teaching.
teaching a variety of exercise science classes in a very fast, condensed personal training program.
its intimidating and very awesome.
im stoked about it.

i feel very blessed. just when i think God has forgotten about me.
i get on my knees in prayer and he reminds me how much he cares about little ol me.
i am grateful for all i have been blessed with.
i am grateful for all that is expected of me, because it helps me to grow.

i recently heard:

the grass isnt greener on the other side,
its greener where you water it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Fall. Lucy has moved. and i am sad.

The prophet said, "women need to be told that they are beautiful."  people need to feel valued.  in all forms of relationships, this is a powerful thing.  inspiring people, building their confidence, and believing in them can have a HUGE impact on those that you love.

i feel very lucky to have the experiences i have. 
i feel like im being molded into the woman i need to be.
i feel very grateful that God knows me and blesses me.
i am thankful for growth and change.  the new season is refreshing.

i love the following quote from him in his message from priesthood:
"People can change!...
We have the responsibility to look at our friends, our associates, our neighbors this way. Again, we have the responsibility to see individuals not as they are but rather as they can become. I would plead with you to think of them in this way."   the Prophet on the Earth today : President Monson

Friday, October 12, 2012

weight loss tip of the day!

increase the fiber in your diet!!

if you want to loose weight, focus on a high protein (lean protein…for another post..) and a high fiber diet!!

why?  reduce cholesterol, risk of colon cancer and heart disease!
it will help you feel full longer!

what foods to focus on each day?
-split peas
-black beans
-lima beans
-navy beans
-sweet corn
-sweet potato

how much?  women need 25 g of fiber a day, men need 40 g of fiber a day

try to get your fiber from these raw foods and not from an over processed, chemical rich fiber bar or cereal.  go and do! find ways to enjoy these yummy fiber rich foods!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

i hate pretending to be happy
when im not.