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Since my birthday, when TTG awesomely bought me a personal trainer as a prezzie (I had asked for a treadmill, but the trainer is way easier on the eyes) I’ve been trying to live a healthier life.

Over the Christmas period, I’d put on a few pounds, and I have to say, I’m not overly comfortable with excess pounds on my body. So in March, I decided that enough was enough, and with the help of a few well-timed gifts from TTG, (including my very cute pink NIKE rucksack, and matching water bottle) I decided to start my journey towards A, a thinner waistline, and B, a more healthier way of living.

I was always a sporty person, but I found that because I hadn’t been regularly for such a long time, the gym was kicking my ass. The only bit I was enjoying was the 30 lengths in the swimming pool that my regime demanded, but I kept on with it.

Anyway, three months and many lost pounds later, my body is smokin’ hot again, if I may say so myself. *g*

I put myself on a clothing ration whilst my arse, and my waistline was growing, because I didn’t want to get comfortable with the excess weight. I didn’t allow myself to buy any designer gear (OK I cheated once or twice, but that’s all) so Next, and Marks and Spencers, and Wallis became my by best friends. Seriously, Marks and Spencers clothes have improved by leaps and bounds. For you Brits out there, check out the Autograph range.

Anyway, on Saturday, TTG and I attended a gala/charity event, (I bid on a Cristiano Ronaldo shirt which had all the players signatures on it, but the bidding went up to £2500 ($5k) and as much as I love United, there was no way I was parting with that kind of money) and for the first time in ages, I was able to wear a dress that revealed some skin. TTG thought I looked hot, but more importantly, I thought I looked hot, and a good night was had by all.

It seems like such a small victory I know, but I’d gotten into so many bad habits, like skipping breakfast, then eating late at night (Sometimes my real life is ridiculously hectic) that having the discipline to stick to the healthier regime, even though my daytime life hasn’t changed one iota, seems like a huge achievement to me.

Anyway, what’s been your greatest personal achievement this year?