Monday, January 30, 2012

Creating a Healthy Routine

Well, I decided this weekend that it is time to start creating a healthy lifestyle routine again.  Since I started my new job I have kind of just given my all as far as energy and time goes to my job and my family.  Well, this week I decided that it's time for me to add another element into my new life and that is exercise.  Not that I am big on exercise(although I should be) but just that I need to do some kind of exercise!  I finally decided that my life is good and I am happy, but I am not happy with my health. It's not that I want to be skinny and young again.  I just want to feel good about my health and fit into my clothes comfortably!  Since I have been working, I feel like I have no time to myself to start any kind of an exercise program unless I never want to see my family.  But, I finally realized that I need to cut my nights off and go to bed earlier and then I can get up earlier and get my exercise in before my family gets up.  I know it's a sacrafice but nothing worth having ever comes easy does it?  I figure if I get up at 5:15 and leave by 5:30 I can get a good hour of walking in before I have to leave for work in the morning on Monday thru Friday. And then I will take Saturday and Sunday off!.  So, finally making the decision to make my health a big enough priority in my life to actually sacrafice time watching netflix or some other waste of time thing, has made me feel better about mylself already.  And of course along with this is a committment to be better about watching what I put in my mouth!  So, here goes my new routine to create a more healthy lifestyle for myself!  Wish me luck!   

Monday, January 23, 2012


So, on Sunday My Man wanted to make a lasagna.  He found a recipe by Bobby Flay that looked good so he started out.  He first juiced some spinach leaves to use for the home made pasta noodles.  Thus the green noodles.  Such a pretty color!
And this is what it looked like when it was finished!

Here it is on the plate.  My Man loves the whole process of creating a new dish.
He also loves fresh ingredients and so it usually takes him FOREVER to make it.

But I must say that it was well worth it!
You can go HERE to get the recipe. 
Try it, you won't be dissapointed!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Absolute Health

So, a big part of my life these days is my job at Absolute Health.  I have been working there for 2 months now and I love it!  Basically from day 1 I have enjoyed working there.  But you know how it goes.  You always have to wait a while to see if you're gonna like it for real.  And I like it more and more every day! 

Absolute Health is a Chiropractic Office in Orem.  Dr. Troy Frazier is the owner doctor.  His wife Kelly has been the office manager here and then Dr. Frazier has an assistant, Skyler who does all of his back office procedures.  We also have a Bio Meridian Computer Tester on staff, Gina and a Massage Therapist/Marriage and Family Counselor, Steve on staff here.  Gina and Steve are only here as scheduled, not everyday like the rest of us. It is a fun, positive upbeat office environment and I am learning more and more everyday. 

I used to work for a Chiropractor in Sacramento about 20 years ago.  I enjoyed working there at the time and learned a bit about Chriopractic and holistic health.  At that office I was the insurance and billing clerk.  There were 2 and then 3 doctors working there at that time.  That is when I first started getting chiropractic treatments.  I had been in a car accident in college and had suffered from headaches and a stiff neck quite frequently but after my 2 year stay there I was freed from those headaches and neckaches from then on.
I then went home to be a fulltime mother and only now have I gone back to work full time again outside the home.  I was not looking for a Chiropractic office to work in, however I was hoping to find a job in a healthcare environment where I could assist with office work.  It was by pure luck, chance, and a huge blessing that I found this job! It basically fell into my lap.  I've been very blessed in finding jobs that have worked out perfectly for me at the time all throughout my life.  I believe that is because my Heavely Father knows that working for me is not my first priority however it is a necessity, so my theory is that he say's leave it up to me....go look, and prepare yourself and I will find you what you need.  And He always has:)

What I love about this job is many things.  First of all I get to use my organization skills.  I love to be organized and on top of things.  Kelly is training me to be the Office Manager here.  So, now she works downstairs and leaves the front office pretty much up to me.  She is still teaching me some things and we are creating some new and more efficient procedures together.  She is nice and fun to talk to.  We both have all boys.  Secondly, I love the doctor.  He is way knowledgable and on top of his game.  He knows so many techniques and so much about the body, chiropractic and nutrition.  Plus he is fun to talk to also.  Thirdly, I get free Chiropractic adjustments! It's so nice to get all those kinks worked out that seem to happen more often since I've been aging.  Fourth is the health side of things.  Dr. Frazier knows about a bazillion remidies and sells all natrual nutrition and supplements here at Absolute Health.  As well as making and creating his own Custom Homeopathics.  Fifth and actually my favorite part about my job is the Patients!  I have met so many nice people.  I love that I get to help them be healthy!  We have so many wonderful people come in our office.  Just the fact that I get to make their day just a little bit brighter by smiling at them and letting them know that I care....just makes working there so worth it!

I have been blessed with good health throughout my life, knock on wood.  And working here is such a blessing because I dont like taking any medications and so it's a perfect fit.  I was taking one medication for the first time in my life for about a year, about 6 months or so ago and I weened myself from it.  I have been blessed to have not needed it since.  Now I try to just practice good healthy habits, sleeping, watching what I eat (even though I still enjoy all foods). Overall I  feel pretty good about the treatment I am getting and being able to maintain my health with Chiropractic, all natural nutrition and remidies.  It feels great!

So, not only do I love what I do, but I am learning so much about good health too!  So, when they call it Absolute Health!  I say ABSOLUTELY!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The whole truth and nothing but.....

1.  I love my job!  It's very fullfilling and enjoyable. I don't think I have every enjoyed a job more!

2.  I hate coming home to a messy house.....which happens aLOT!

3.  I'd rather clean than cook.  My Man would rather cook than clean. So he cooks and I clean most of the time these days.

4.  I have to go in for 2 root canals today and I want to cry like a baby....NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

5.  I was released from my calling in RS and Mike was called to the High Council again...we are both ready for the change and the challenge!

6.  I am grouchy a lot when I come home from work ( My Man reminds me almost everyday that I need to talk nicer) mostly because of my messy house.  I need to talk with the kids about chores!

7.  My Man is still unemployed but he is doing a small side job for his cousin in Mapleton.  We have faith that something will come his way before too long.

8.  I leave 15 minutes early for work everyday so that I can take Bryce to school and have some one on one time with him. He could ride the bus but it's "OUR TIME".

9.  I miss Michael.  I dont get to talk to him very much these days.  He is back in school and working hard.
I am very proud of him:)

10.  Stephen still keeps us laughing everyday! Thank Goodness!!!

 11. Even though I miss all the pretty snow everywhere, it's been nice to not have had such a severe winter this year especially since I am driving everyday to and from work.

12.  I feel very blessed in my life.  Overall it is a great life!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!

Don't you just love new beginnings?  I sure do.  I work very hard the last couple of days before New Years to get all of my Christmas stuff down and put away.  I really look forward to Celebrating the New Year without looking at last years decorations.  I love that new start, clean slate feeling.  Especially now that I am working fulltime I so much enjoy being home and just enjoying my home and my surroundings.  I love how everything says "okay, let's get started with making this a productive and happy new year". 

So, we had FHE last night and we talked about the Book Of Mormon and how it is the corner stone of our testimonies.  We had all the kids home.  It's been great having Michael home more lately.  He is so his own person now but the last couple of nights he was actually home and had dinner with us.  I miss him.  He is so raring to go in his life.  I know if he could he would get married right now and start his life without any hesitation. But his girlfriend is thinking about going on a mission and so he has put on the brakes with his plans to get married and he has changed gears and has already made other plans to be productive in his new life.  He has interviewed and been hired to work this summer in Alaska as a tour guide.  I'm excited for him.  He should earn himself enough money to buy himself a car when he gets back. 

Before I went to bed last night I read the whole front part of the Book of Mormon in preparation for my study this year in it.  I felt accomplished and ready this morning when I got up to start my day.  So, now is the time once again.  To start over new.  To make new committments.  To be hopeful and to be determined to make this a better year than the last one.  To review and re-evaluate where I am today compared to where I was a year ago and to decide what will change.  What will I deem as most important.  For me as long as I include my Father in Heaven in all I do and read my scriptures and pray first and foremost, I know he will lead me in the right direction and I will find success, happiness and prosperity in this New Year!  It may not look exactly like I have planned in my head right now, but it will all work out just as long as I put first things first, I'm sure of it!

So, here's to a happy and prosperous new year to you and yours and me and mine!