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January Reflections!

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I had an unexpected evening free today and I also realised that it's the final day of January- the first month of 2017 is over already! How mad is that?! Anyway, I thought I'd like to do a reflections post on how my month has been so far, and I think this is something I'd like to try and do at the end of every month. It will be nice to look back on at the end of the year, don't you think?

Looking back on it, January was actually a pretty great month for me! I've actually done so much and achieved so much (some of these I still can't talk about eeeek).

First of all is my weight loss achievement. I think I am the slimmest, fittest and healthiest I have been since I was 14 which is really saying something and I'm really, really happy about that! I have been eating really well and I started Zumba which is so much fun. I also moved house, and it's quite a bit further away from my place of work which means I'm managing to get in a lot of extra steps a day…

Slow and steady wins the race

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We all know the story of the hare and the tortoise like the back of our hands, right? The annoying fable that taught us all as children that "slow and steady wins the race". Adult life has taught me that this is in fact true.

A similar quote that I love is "A little progress each day adds up". Because it's true. Life so far has taught me that rather than rushing right into things, expecting brilliant results straight away, it is better to work hard on something for a long period of time to obtain even better results. Baby steps really do add up to something greater in the long run, and this was proven to me with my school work and exams, in running my business, and now in my weight loss too.

Although I'd like for there to be, I don't think there ever will be a time where I'm not in some kind of infuriating conflict about my body and how I look. I love myself, but at the same time I want to alter so many things. How is that even possible? It's su…

JANUARY PLAYLIST

I am so late in doing this, but here is is; my January playlist! There's so many sick tunes around at the moment, and I hope that this is the start of a promising year in terms of music! (Well Jamiroquai and Gorillaz are making a comeback so it can't be bad really...)

All Night- Chance the Rapper
No Lie- Sean Paul featuring Dua Lipa
Crazy- Kehlani
Shape of You- Ed Sheeran
Life Goes On- Fergie
JP Cooper- September Song
Gangsta- Kehlani
Love Myself- Hailee Steinfeld
You Don't Know Me- Jax Jones featuring RAYE
Should've Been Me- Naughty Boy featuring Kyla and Popcaan
Robbers- The 1975
House Work- Jax Jones featuring Mike Dunn and MNEK
Wild- Troye Sivan featuring Alessia Cara
Touch- Little Mix
Not in Love- M.O
Million Reasons- Lady Gaga
Now and Later- Sage and Gemini
Black- Donae'o featuring Dizzee Rascal and JME
HeavyDirtySoul- twenty one pilots
Hallelujah Money- Gorillaz featuring Benjamin Clemantine

All of these songs are pretty upbeat and have a good vibe which I feel repres…

Zumba baby!

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As always, my first New Year's Resolution for 2017 was to lose weight/get fit. I always find it quite hard to talk about my personal relationship with my body and weight because I'm such a strong advocate of body positivity and I feel that by talking about dieting I'm going against everything I believe in. I think everyone should embrace the body they're in, as long as they're happy and healthy. Whilst I am definitely a lot happier and healthier than I used to be, I'm still not fully happy and healthy, and that's why I'm trying to lose weight. However, it's not just about the weight for me; I want to get fitter too! Just because it would be nice to walk up the stairs without getting out of breath, you know?

Anyway.

Whenever I lose weight, I change my eating habits accordingly and eat a lot more 'good' food and a lot less 'bad' food (although I do still indulge in treats like pizza and crisps every now and again!) but the one thing I …

WHAT I GOT FOR CHRISTMAS/MY 21ST

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Hey guys, long time no speak! I can't believe it's been over two weeks since I wrote a blog post and whilst it has felt strange not posting every single day, I can tell you I have not missed it. It's not because I don't love blogging, because I do, but I think I just really needed- and deserved!- the break!
Now I'm back and am really excited for some of the content I have planned for 2017! Admittedly, today's post is a bit of a basic one, filled with a lot more photo's and a lot less writing, but I promise I do have some really good posts planned out! Today I just wanted to share with you the gifts my lil' gang (BJ, Alec and Carda) got me for Christmas and for my 21st birthday! Now, yes, my 21st birthday was over 2 months ago but I didn't get to see BJ and Carda until the 8th January to open their gifts for me- and there was 21 of them! The pair of them (aka, Carda) had been collecting gifts for pretty much the entire year leading up to my birthday…