Happy 2012!

Happy New Year everyone! I wish you all healthful, blissful, and a peaceful year. Let us reach all of our health and fitness goals together and push ourselves beyond the limits we create. As soon as Eric and I greeted 2012, we ran the Portland 5K. I’ve done a 5K the first weekend of the New Year for the past 3 years, but doing it a midnight was a whole new experience.

This year has been such an eventful and action packed year. Eric and I got married, went on a honeymoon to Greece, moved into a new apartment. I started this blog, signed up to become a pilates instructor, and started on my goal to do more things that I love, without using the excuse of  “not having enough time”. It’s not that I now have more time in the day, but I cherish it more.  I try to spend it doing things I love, like writing, doing pilates, reaching new fitness goals, creating recipes, making more things myself instead of buying things I don’t need, and spending time with the people I love.

One of the things I noticed about being creative is that you have to work on it, like anything else.  You never know how creative you can be unless you just start doing things. Now, I try to do whatever is on my mind as soon I get inspired.  Those of you that read my blog, my family and friends, who are so supportive and encouraging, inspire and motivate me each and every day. I am so grateful to have such wonderful people in my life.

I think 2012 will be a year full of new ventures, new challenges, and rewards. My goal is to pay attention to the little things, stay aware, listen, and stay inspired.

This mini vacation to Portland has been so much fun and gave me those needed days of relaxation (and lots and lots of “dates” with Eric). I will share the rest of the trip on our 12 hour train ride home. Have a  wonderful January 1, 2012.

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  1. Posted January 1, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    What a cool way to kick off the new year!

    • Posted January 12, 2012 at 9:24 am | Permalink

      Hey, just wanted to let you know that I moved my blog to self-hosting and lost all of my subsribers (you being one of them). You can simply re-subsribe and that should work, if you want :)

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