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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

I'm so happy to be back at home! It takes leaving for a while to show me how much I love it here.

My holidays were spent in the mountains, where my sister is raising her son, and where my mom relocated after she retired. The air is very thin there, and the low oxygen makes me tired for the first few days of each visit.

But my mom and I stayed very active, with a lot of cross-country skiing and some aquafit classes! I overindulged a bit, which is just fine.

I'm very surprised and pleased by how good it feels to get back on track. I feel SO MOTIVATED, and my healthy eating routine is so welcome, because I know how good I feel when I eat really well, and how fantastic it feels to achieve my goals!

I'm especially heartened by how confident I feel about the next few months. That confidence comes from knowing exactly what I need to do to lose weight. It will take as long as it takes, but I know what I have to do to make it happen. It used to feel too overwhelming and like it was out of my control, but not anymore!!!!

Also, fitness has a very different place in my life now. I crave movement and exertion, because it feels so danged wonderful!

I don't remember if I mentioned that the local taiko troupe has invited me to audition for an apprenticeship! I'm so freakin' excited! Hope I get in, because that would mean twice-a-week taiko drumming -- it's incredibly good for my body and also stirs my soul.

Last year was one of the best years of my life in terms of my personal development, and also in terms of my career. Spark People played a big role in helping me to make these long-sought changes, and I'm so very, very, very excited to see what this year will bring!

Let's keep sparkling! Light that flame of hope and desire deep inside! It's worth it. It pays off in increased confidence, vitality and optimism.

Spark hard! Spark well! Spark often!

Happy New Year, my darling Sparklers.
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    As you can see I am catching up now that I am able to use the computer. Your Christmas sounds like it was wonderful!
    3193 days ago
    Glad you had a lovely trip and glad you are sliding back into the groove ready to enjoy the next few months of self work. And especially happy to hear that you got asked to audition for the taiko troupe. I'll keep my fingers crossed so you can keep yours in the right position for playing.
    3215 days ago
    It sounds like you had a blast over the holidays! It is always exciting to know you can enjoy your time while getting some good activity in!
    3216 days ago
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    This is going to be an AWESOME year !
    3218 days ago
    Sounds like the start of an emoticon new year!
    3219 days ago
  • HEATHER1969
    Happy New Year Girl! Here's to an even more fantastic 2012
    3220 days ago
    Congrats on your achievements so far! Can't wait to see what 2012 has in store for us.
    3220 days ago
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    3220 days ago
    I can feel the positive vibes radiating from my screen and it's wonderful. I'm so excited for you about the taiko drumming...what an amazing experience that'll be. Lovely to have you back and doing so well. I wish you every success in whatever you set your heart to in 2012 emoticon emoticon
    3220 days ago
    Welcome back Tara! I missed you!
    Sounds like you had a wonderful time in the mountains with your family. I bet it is beautiful there. I have a friend who lives in Pemberton and I really want to visit her one day.
    I'm glad 2011 was so good for you. I know you will Rock 2012.
    Keeping my fingers crossed for you getting into the taiko troupe. I had friends that were taiko drummers and they practiced across the street from my house...I loved it!
    Have a Sparkalicious week!
    3220 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    What a wonderful blog. I am so happy for you, Tara. Sparkle on.....you are a great representative of SP.
    3220 days ago
  • CATS_MEOW_0911
    Missed you, Tara, so glad to see you! I'm glad that you enjoyed your time with family and are feeling recharged. CONGRATS on the taiko group--very cool!

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    3220 days ago
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