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Hi I'm Carrie

I'm a Mormon. I'm a single mom of 4 kids, I'm a Personal Trainer and I live in Washington.

About Me

I'm a single mom with 4 kids ranging in ages 19, 17, 12 and 10. I'm a Personal Trainer and metabolic analyzer. I LOVE assessing and consulting with people on their metabolism and guiding them to their goal. I enjoy meditating, playing soccer, indoor particularly, when time allows. But right now, the bulk of my time is taken up with work and taking care of my kids and their needs. In my free time I like to play with my kids - we enjoy hiking, camping, beaches, eating, bowling, amusements parks and road trips.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I grew up in the church, I was not always active. Because of the choices I have made in my life, I think I've made life more difficult for myself than it needed to be. I've lived in the gospel and I've lived outside of the gospel. The peace, love and strength I have as I live in the gospel is something I've never been able to feel or find outside of it. It's not necessarily because of the support from the other members, but it comes from living a certain way - keeping the commandments, following the prophets council. I don't know - I guess it seems all counter intuitive - you'd think the freedom to drink if I wish, or to engage in physical relationships with my boyfriends would be easier - expanding the boundaries would be easier - but it's not and a lot of heartache and trouble is what came from approaching it that way. As I lived within the boundaries the Lord has set, which would seem to be a difficult thing to do - life became a lot easier, I had a lot more peace and strength. Being a single mom isn't easy, it's incredibly difficult as a matter of fact and I need that peace, love and strength that I receive as I attend church, visit the temple, pray and study the scriptures. As I go through life, correcting mistakes I've made, I draw on these things to get me through.

How I live my faith

At church, I volunteer as a teacher for the kids ages 8-9 years of age. My friend and I volunteered at Hopelink, a local food bank for about a year. But mostly - the way I live my faith is by being the best example that I can be to my clients and friends that aren't members. I think because I've been inactive before, I can easily connect with others that aren't of the same faith, but now, because of the person I am today - the person that I've become through the trials I've been through, I have the confidence to BE who I am and I'm not embarrassed or afraid to share that with others when they ask me questions. I have a love for my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ inside that gives me a sincere desire in my heart to live a certain way, to be an example.