Monday, May 23, 2011

Getting healthier

So I have been giving a lot of thought to getting healthier. Admittedly I have let myself "slide" quite a bit and not that I am one who ever cares what I actually weigh (in fact I don't even own a scale!), I have finally reached a point where I am ready to make a commitment to myself to be healthier, feel healthier and look healthier. This doesn't meant I am "giving up" all the so called "good things in life", like my favorite: Pepsi and Dove Dark chocolate any variety or a Snickers now and again, though honestly the only thing I have a bit regularly in there is the Pepsi. I have already cut my Pepsi intake to one 12oz can (or bottle) every other day, and now getting to the point where I rarely even finish that one can. The goal is to only drink it occasionally (like I said I am not giving up on my favorites, just going to have them on special occasions or as a "treat" every so often but no longer daily or every other day).
Also with this challenge I have made with myself (a extremely good friend and I are doing this together to help each other along the way), I am committed to drink a green smoothie daily. These smoothies are all natural with fresh and fresh frozen ingredients.Today was my first attempt at making one and it wasn't to bad. Honestly, I was kinda "put off" by the green color of green smoothies. I am a very visual person and if something looks, well not right I am 99% sure I will NOT try it. So green drinks...well...enough said.
 Over the weekend I went out and bought a new blender, I got a KitchenAid, but if you look online the Blendtec and Vitamix seems what is most recommended to make your smoothie have the consistency of smoothie shops. Now I am sure these are wonderful blenders, let me assure you the KitchenAid that I bought worked perfectly and the consistency of my smoothie was like one found at Jamba, and with one-forth the cost of the "recommended" blenders, I couldn't be happier!
Todays smoothie consisted of spinach, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and three-fourths of a pear for sweetness. I was pleasantly surprised that my smoothie was reddish-purple in color! Now, it did have a slight taste of spinach but it wasn't overwhelming and was pretty good. I am planning on going to the store again tonight and "stalk" the vegetable and fruit isles to get more mixture ideas and hopefully find some perfect combinations for me.

Monday, May 2, 2011

dedicated to baby AJ

This is my friends sweet baby boy who passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday April 27. A very sad time for all of us who knew him and know this sweet family. For anyone who is able to help this family, no matter how big or small, there is a memorial fund set up under AJ's name at Wells Fargo Bank.
Acea Jack Robison

Acea Jack Robison

Born on Jan. 31, 2011
Departed on Apr. 27, 2011 and resided in Layton, UT.
Visitation: Monday, May 2, 2011
Service: Monday, May 2, 2011
Cemetery: Hooper Cemetery
" AJ " Acea Jack Robison
Named After My Grandpas " My Heros" – Other than my Dad.
Layton, UT - Acea Jack Robison passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday April, 27, 2011. He was born on January 31, 2011 to Paul E. and July Hurd Robison in Ogden, Utah.
His smile was contagious, and would grow bigger and Bigger. He would always make everyone smile along with him. He'd smile from one side to the other showing his darling dimples. He was played with and very well cared for by his sisters. He was a strong boy, and the light of his parent's life. We all love and will miss him very much.
AJ is survived by his parents; sisters, Romalyn, Madalyn, Annalyn, Ceralyn; grandparents, Acea H. and Clara Robison, Jack and Maria Hurd, Thomas and DeAnn Kemp; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, May 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chelsea Park 1st Ward, 2800 West Gordon Ave. Layton, UT.
Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank for AJ Robison Memorial Fund.

As I pull my kids closer and hug them tighter, over the last few days I am relieved to know that families can be together forever and so thankful for the atonement. That though this all people will be resurrected, and for those who obey the gospel will receive the gift of eternal life with God.