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A horrible thing happened the other day. I stepped on the scales and I’ve put on half a stone. Somehow, those sneaky little 7 pounds  have crept their way onto my hips, thighs and bum over the last 4 months. I know why it’s happened. I started working in an office after travelling around South America earlier this year and I’ve turned into a lazy slob.

Whilst travelling, I lost a fair few pounds, mostly through not being able to afford to eat, but even when I got back from travelling and was out of work, I kept active, mainly because I was so bored! – using my boyfriend’s mum’s Wii Fit, taking my friend’s dog for walks and going swimming. So I kept my trim figure & all was lovely.

Now I’m working 8 hour days again, sitting at a computer all day and barely moving I’ve inevitably put on weight. Now I’m not saying I’m fat or anything, I know I’m not (and I can’t stand girls who go on about being fat when clearly they’re not!), but I would definitely like to tone up a bit again. And what with the dreaded Christmas fast approaching, with all the chocolate, Pringles, cheese, & stuffing that comes with it (I know those foods don’t actually go together, but they’re just 4 things I always eat a lot of at Christmas…) I think it’s time to take action now. After all I’m on the slippery slope towards 30 and we all know it’s more difficult to lose weight the older you get.

So I’m setting myself goals – I’m going to try to do my Davina exercise DVD (love her!) on Weds nights & Saturday mornings as a minimum each week, I’m going to go for at least a 3 mile walk every Sunday and make a conscious effort to eat healthier. I’ve also looked up some exercises to do at office desks that I can do during the day (although I might feel a bit stupid in front of my colleagues…), and once the evenings start getting lighter I’ll start going for runs when I get home (I’ve asked Father Christmas for an iPod, so that should help motivate me as well)

Anyway, so the plan is to lose the half stone. I haven’t really set a timeframe, cos really I want to keep this healthier lifestyle up forever, but if I can lose a few pounds by the end of the year that’ll be a result. If you’re trying to lose weight as well I’d love to hear from you – maybe we can help each other along!