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Hi I'm Lori

I live in Colorado. I'm married with 3 awesome kids. I'm a Beachbody Fitness/Nutrition Coach and a Nail Tech. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

About me? Well, I am on a weightloss journey. I want to end the trend of obesity in my family and see my children be active and healthy in their adult lives. I exercise 6 days a week and watch my diet. This is a complete change for me in my life. And I'm really enjoying it! In fact, so much so that I joined Team Beachbody as a Coach and I help other people who are on the same path as me. I love helping others! I'm also a licensed Nail Tech, working from home. I love being able to help other women feel beautiful! I also love being a Mom to my kids. Oldest is in college, one on the way to college, and one entering High School in Fall 2011.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a newborn, my parents converted to the Gospel. At the age of 1, we were all sealed as a forever family in the Mesa Temple. My Dad was in Vietnam during the early part of my life. It was the members of the church that helped my mother and her 4 kids at the time get by without Dad at home. I have fond memories of great Family Home Evenings Monday night family time and church parties in their homes and at the church. To this day, a few of those members are still in my life! Through years of moving across the country and to Europe, this brought great trials to my parents. Both eventually quit going to church when I was 13 and so did my 4 siblings. For some reason, I KNEW that church is where I belonged. And I continued to go. I watched other families and I learned alot about the Gospel from my youth leaders. But it wasn't until later that I really knew that I had my OWN testimony. I went on to marry in the temple to a wonderful man, who himself was born and raised in the Gospel. I learned so much from him. I feel that each week, even now, I'm learning more and more about the Gospel and the meaning it gives me in my life. I'm grateful for the guidance it gives me as a Daughter, as a Wife and as a Mother. I DO have a purpose in this life! I appreciate knowing where I came from and why I'm here. I truly am a daughter of God....

How I live my faith

We attend church every Sunday. It gives us the courage to get through the week and deal with pur earthly struggles. I'm a Sunday School teacher and I teach the 16-17 year olds. I've been doing this for 3 years now. I love that age! They have learned some about the Gospel in their homes and in their classes and they tend to participate more. Mostly, teaching them...teaches me. I learn something new each week as I study and prepare the lesson. I'm grateful for that! You can never stop learning!

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Lori
NO! While we DO help one another within our Wards (our geographical areas), we, as members of the church, are taught to reach out and serve in our communities. We are taught to love our neighbors, member or not. Each one of us are children of our Heavenly Father. We are ALL brothers and sisters. Our brother, Jesus Christ, walked this earth loving and helping others. He served everyone he met. What a great example He is to me! It brings me great joy to help others in any way I can....and it doesn't matter to me what religion you are affiliated with. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Lori
No, it's not a requirement in the church. It is voluntary. My husband served a 2 year mission, as did his father and his grandfather. And now our son has completed his 2 year mission. What joy it has brought to his life to have served his Heavenly Father...teaching about the Gospel, growing his own testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith, and the teachings of Christ! And in turn, it has brought great joy to all of us in the family. It was HIS choice to serve. He wanted to go. And now, our daughter wants to go! It's a blessing to raise our children to WANT to serve. When our children are grown and gone, my husband and I plan on serving our own church mission. Show more Show less