So it all started like usual in a dream, I wasn't sure where I was though. However I remember seeing a dead dog lying on the ground, when suddenly it came back alive. I realised I had been paying a lot of attention to the dog and walked to a door, the door wouldn't open and as I pressed both hands against the door. I heard myself say "I am dreaming" All of a sudden it feels as if my mind is waking up and everything is becoming clear! Even the door felt so real than it did before I said that! Sadly however I woke up straight after but I wasn't dissapointed. Strangely I didn't feel as excited as I should have been, probably because I woke up from the dream, but even still this is amazing progress and closest I've come to a lucid dream so far.
What also amazed me is the fact that I haven't even been practising reality checks for a while. I guess I was trying too hard and the break helped out, but I really can't wait to experience that again and stay within my lucid dream!