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Hi I'm Marisa

I'm a registered dietitian, a triathlete, a fitness instructor, and a mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay-at-home mom with three children. I teach indoor cycle classes at the local gym. I also fill in on-call as a dietitian at a home health company. Triathlons are my outlet--I race them just for fun. The longest I've done is a half-ironman distance, which is 70.3 miles total. I also love decorating and re-decorating my house. When I'm not busy taking care of my kids and my home, I love to go on a long bike ride, eat out at a good restaurant, or spend some time with friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

Both my parents are Mormon, so ever since childhood, I have attended church. As I grew up, I continued to attend on my own. As I got married and had children, I continued going to church with my husband and family. Even though it may seem that I am a Mormon simply because my parents are, I joined this church and am active in it because I know it's true. The gospel is a wonderful thing that enables me to have joy and direction in my life.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith every day by following the commandments, participating in church, reading scriptures and praying daily, and trying to be Christlike. Much time is spent teaching my children about the scriptures, the gospel, how to share, how to be polite, and how to learn at school, home and church. My hope for them is to grow up to be successful, responsible citizens that are grounded in the truth of the gospel. Currently my church assignment, or "calling," is teaching the 17-year-old Sunday School class. We discuss different topics every week about scriptures and the doctrine of the gospel. If I become aware of a way to serve those around me, I try to take advantage of these opportunities. Something as simple as babysitting for a friend, volunteering in my child's classroom, or bringing a meal to someone that is sick is an easy way to help my community.