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    Lea Michele Enjoys Post-Holiday Hike in Sunny California

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    Forget New Year's resolutions! Lea Michele is making holiday resolutions—and she's certainly sticking to 'em.

    After the Glee star vowed to put her "feet up recharge, relax and breath in some fresh air" after a busy few weeks promoting her single "Cannonball," the brunette beauty took to Twitter to share a photo of her post-Christmas hike in sunny California.

    "Christmas in California:) #freshair #hike #nature," she captioned the pic-framed photo on Thursday, Dec. 26, in which she's relishing in a little peace a quiet (sans paps!) and enjoying the scenery outdoors.

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    Michele appears to have spent Christmas with her family (her parents relocated to Los Angeles after the sudden death of her boyfriend Cory Monteith in July) and shared a photo of the "yummiest homemade soup" she was cooking with her loved ones yesterday.

    Before her much needed R&R, the brunette beauty was busier than ever, opening up to Ellen DeGeneres earlier this month about how she's coping since Cory's passing in her first television interview since Monteith tragically died of a drug and alcohol overdose at the age of 31.

    "I really feel like I'm still trying to figure out all of this. It's been only a few months, but…I think at a certain point you can choose to sort of fall from this or you can choose to rise. And that's what I'm just trying to do my best for him, because I know that that's what he would have wanted," she said, adding she hopes to "make something positive for where I go in the rest of my life."

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    And she also shared the ways in which her new single "Cannonball" has helped her cope in the wake of her loss.

    "'Cannonball'—immediately I had a physical reaction to this song," she explained during a recent visit to Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show of why she chose the tune as her first single, which Sia penned around the time of Cory's passing. "It's more than just a song for me. It has helped me so much in this process personally. It's given me strength; it's given me hope. I get upset thinking about it, it's really inspiring."

    Michele's solo debut album Louder is set for release March 4.

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