Spark it up
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.