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Honeymoon Parts 1 and 2

Saturday, August 30, 2014      9 comments

So we were fortunate to go on 2 honeymoons. One that we arranged ourselves and one kindly arranged by my now mother in law. First off was Barcelona!! We spent 5 days (4 nights) at the Barcelo Raval hotel. It was a wonderful 4* hotel in th... Read more

The Wedding of the Century

Tuesday, August 12, 2014      19 comments

Friday August 1st 2014. The day I declared my undying love to my new wife, Lucy, in front of specially chosen group of our family and friends. What. A. Day. It. Was. It is entirely true what they say that it shoots by so fast. Loo... Read more

The Big Week before The Big Day

Monday, July 28, 2014      17 comments

So this is going to be a VERY busy week. Friday is The Big Day. The day I marry my love. This week we will mostly be moving things from our house to locations closer to the wedding venues. It’s at least a 90 minute round trip from our ... Read more

Less than 4 weeks…

Saturday, July 05, 2014      5 comments

Just a quick update… There is now less than 4 weeks until the big day. We’re slowly but surely getting to the point where we’ll be ready for the big day. We’ve got all of the big things done but now for the little things and finer details. ... Read more

Less than 100 days

Saturday, May 10, 2014      11 comments

I know it’s been ages and ages and ages since I last posted anything and for that I’m sorry. It’s less than 100 days now until I get married so preparations are starting to pick up pace. We’ve booked our bar, we’ve booked a hog roast to fee... Read more

The end of Week 3…finally

Saturday, March 01, 2014      10 comments

It’s taken me a while since my last blog to complete week 3. I got ill when I was supposed to start it up so that put me out for a week. To catch up I did Day 1 and Day 2 on the same day then I didn’t do anything else all week. I was lazy a... Read more

Personal Trainer

Monday, February 10, 2014      14 comments

So I’ve taken on the services of a personal trainer. Only once a month mind. That’s all I can afford. He’s a rest bloke called Lewis and he’s ex-military so that means plenty of body weight exercises. He’s given me a 4 week, 3 day per week ... Read more

Heavier and heavier...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014      17 comments

Not me…no, not really. Maybe a pound or two but I can justify that because I’ve started lifting. Not massive weight just yet but gradually bigger. I had a really good session on Saturday morning. Barbell squats, dead lifts and bent over row... Read more

And we’re back!!

Saturday, January 18, 2014      22 comments

Well! It really has been a very long time since I last did this!! In the last couple of months not a huge amount has changed. I’ve got the point where I can now say that I’m getting married THIS YEAR. It’s all very exciting. Even more exc... Read more

30 Day Challenges

Monday, November 11, 2013      16 comments

I decided to kick start my exercise again by doing a couple of 30 Day Challenges! I chose the Plank and Squat challenge. Time to work on my core and my legs! Why not give it a go yourself? Take a look at the original blog he... Read more

Bupa Great Birmingham Run

Wednesday, October 23, 2013      21 comments

Completed in 2:21:58. A great but difficult course. Now… what will be my next half marathon? See the original blog post here theshakeshaft.wordpress.
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Asked by a Spark friend to copy and paste .....

Monday, October 14, 2013      6 comments

Asked by a Spark friend to copy and paste ..... We could all use these words of encouragement now and then. Everyone will go through some hard times at some point. Life isn't easy. Just something to think about... did you know ... Read more

It’s been a while…again

Friday, September 06, 2013      22 comments

Afternoon. How’re you doing? I’m not too bad. I’ve been a little sick today (something I ate I think) and I’ve got a bit of toothache from one of my wisdom teeth. My weightloss journey has kind of stalled recently. It’s totally my own ... Read more

Since we last met...

Monday, August 12, 2013      15 comments

I've completed a 3 km run in 14 minutes 43 seconds, a 5 km Park Run (parkrun.org.uk) and a 10 km run in 56 minutes and 46 seconds. I've not been great with my fasting but I'm down to about 202 lbs so finally getting closer to the magic 200 ... Read more

National Lottery Anniversary Run

Tuesday, July 23, 2013      13 comments

5 miles around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park completed in 47:33 ... Read more


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