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  • Nothing Special

    1/15/2016 12:38:05 PM, by HODBIRKBY

    Signed up to Spark Coach today, to keep me on track. To be able to do this long term is my aim. Anyone can diet and keep a fitness regime for a... Read more

  • Nothing Special

    1/15/2016 12:38:04 PM, by HODBIRKBY

    Signed up to Spark Coach today, to keep me on track. To be able to do this long term is my aim. Anyone can diet and keep a fitness regime for a... Read more


    1/3/2016 10:05:13 AM, by HODBIRKBY

    Came to this site years ago, but lapsed!! I hope now to be a born-again spark person. I've been all over the place, literally and metaphoricall... Read more

  • Really....4 years!

    7/14/2015 11:03:59 AM, by BEEMINGMINTY

    I my goodness, I cannot believe it has been 4 years since I last posted. So much has happened: I lost my Dad and my uncle within the space of 3 m... Read more

  • Injured and loosing

    7/14/2013 6:49:56 AM, by MANCMALE78

    So here we go again after a bit of MIA time. Ruptured the cartilage in my knee and so am unable to exercise properly. With overeating an no exerc... Read more

  • Back on the pitch

    4/13/2013 9:22:15 PM, by WESFRAVEL

    Played my first A side match in 6 years. Still owned the scrums, and handled nice, even if my support was a little late.... Read more


    3/19/2013 1:01:35 PM, by RUARUGBYNUT2

    Fabulous Night and what a game to thump the ENGLAND team! A Dragon & Daffod... Read more

  • Back to the running..

    1/28/2013 3:46:12 PM, by MANCMALE78

    Have started a training program that should have be running a 5k in a decent time. It is set out with three runs a week but I am trying to fast t... Read more


    1/22/2013 11:04:28 AM, by RUARUGBYNUT2

    IS THAT ENOUGH ROOM? ... Read more

  • Running...or at least trying

    1/20/2013 3:41:15 PM, by MANCMALE78

    SO went for a jog on tuesday and went out again tonight. Spend more time walking than jogging at the moment but I'm out and about. I have an app ... Read more

  • "I don't like vegetables"

    1/16/2013 8:09:01 AM, by BME_22

    My husband has always hated veggies. Always. Since our daughter has started eating table food, though, I've been adding more and more fresh ... Read more

  • Beep test...

    1/13/2013 1:53:41 PM, by MANCMALE78

    So went out today and did the beep test over a 15m distance. Wet grass, snow falling and still did it. Didn't do very well though, got to 6.2. Th... Read more

  • Nom nom nom

    1/2/2013 1:10:26 PM, by BME_22

    OK, well Christmas did not go very well. I ate about every delicious thing I laid my eyes on. Oh well, back on the wagon today. For lunch, I... Read more


    12/21/2012 8:23:09 PM, by RUARUGBYNUT2

    Do not stand at my grave and weep i am not there. i do not sleep. i am a thousand winds that blow. i am the diamond glints on snow. i am ... Read more

  • MAM 1929 - 2012

    12/13/2012 2:04:16 AM, by RUARUGBYNUT2

    Love you MAM now and always, you will always be with me in my Heart, sleep well in peaceful rest a big part of me has gone but the memories will ... Read more

  • Seeing Success

    11/12/2012 2:54:26 PM, by BME_22

    To date, I have lost about 63 lbs from my highest pregnancy weight. I am 13 lbs below my pre-pregnancy weight, and my BMI right now is 21.6 - wel... Read more


    11/10/2012 6:11:40 AM, by RUARUGBYNUT2

    They went with songs to the battle, they were young. Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds ... Read more


    10/29/2012 2:50:36 PM, by RUARUGBYNUT2


  • Illness and recovery

    10/22/2012 3:46:44 PM, by MANCMALE78

    So been ill with a virus for a fortnight and getting back to fitness now. Going to leave insanity for a little longer but back to rugby training ... Read more

  • Before, Before and After

    10/19/2012 10:41:14 AM, by BME_22

    Laura will be 8 months old tomorrow, and I'll be turning 27. Where has the time gone? Babycakes popped her first tooth this week, and has started... Read more

  • Insanity Day 4...

    10/10/2012 5:37:38 PM, by MANCMALE78

    Stretches done today... was more like a power yoga session hard work but a break from the massive cardio work. Still keeping on it and going stro... Read more

  • Insanity Day 2..

    10/8/2012 4:42:16 PM, by MANCMALE78

    Just finished the first insanity workout. Was hard but not really bad. I think it is comparable to some of the boxfit or rugby training sessions ... Read more

  • Insanity Day 1...

    10/7/2012 6:59:53 PM, by MANCMALE78

    Just done the fitness test for insanity. It's hard, but I did a bit better than I thought I would do. The good news is as this is a base line tes... Read more


    9/19/2012 1:33:09 PM, by RUARUGBYNUT2

    After the outrageous murder in cold blood of the two young Female Police Officers in Manchester i think its time for a Referendum on bringing bac... Read more

  • Rugby training week 2

    9/19/2012 1:14:54 PM, by MANCMALE78

    Tackling training last night. Nowhere near as sore today as I was last Wednesday. and that was only a light contact night. Due to the weather sta... Read more

  • Day off work..

    9/17/2012 7:07:53 AM, by MANCMALE78

    But not the gym, been there and done the stuff. Back in tomorrow morning and then rugby training in the evening. Just keeping rolling at the mome... Read more

  • Rest Day...

    9/16/2012 6:44:08 AM, by MANCMALE78

    So last weeks training went dance central, rugby, gym, rugby, circuits and boxfit and then running the line at a rugby match. Today after p... Read more

  • Feeling Much Better!!!

    9/14/2012 5:37:38 PM, by WESFRAVEL

    Into the 3rd month od P90X and 8th month of spark people. I am feeling better, and better about myself than I have since Clinton was President, T... Read more

  • pushing on

    9/13/2012 6:03:51 PM, by MANCMALE78

    Back to rugby training tonight did a light gym session last night. Biking to work as well. All going well with the weights. Onwards and upwards.... Read more

  • FIFI, How about these for ispiration!

    9/12/2012 7:27:41 AM, by RUARUGBYNUT2

    IN response to FIFI;s blog how about theses guys for that ispiration! ... Read more

  • Back on the pitch.

    9/11/2012 5:10:04 PM, by MANCMALE78

    So back from my first rugby training session, and the claret has run. Split lip but not dead as I thought I might have been. So back on thursday ... Read more

  • Dancing bear...

    9/10/2012 3:29:42 PM, by MANCMALE78

    Had a blast tonight embarrassing my eldest girl with dance central. You can teach a bear to dance....it ain't pretty but it burns calories. he he... Read more

  • Starting Sept

    9/9/2012 7:43:50 AM, by MANCMALE78

    So the kids are back in school and the chance to settle into a routine is here. The start of the week and I have been out on the bike and heading... Read more

  • Starting September

    9/2/2012 3:21:22 PM, by MANCMALE78

    so August was an up and down month. Lost a stone in one week and put 8lb back on. The kids are back in school this week and a routine should be e... Read more

  • Temptation and motivation

    8/23/2012 7:48:28 AM, by MANCMALE78

    So you go to the gym you count calories and see a result, but then the naughty foods start calling and the gym seems like a grind. I had one of t... Read more

  • Weight Seesaw..

    8/19/2012 4:15:01 PM, by MANCMALE78

    After being disappointed last week with a three pound gain, logging calories and doing my gym workouts I have just weighed in. I have lost a ston... Read more

  • Exercise may be good for you.....

    8/19/2012 9:51:10 AM, by MANCMALE78

    But getting to the gym and back can be bad for you. In the rain today as I was coming back from the gym I managed to come off my push bike. Comin... Read more

  • Post Friday Workout Qustion...

    8/17/2012 5:38:43 PM, by WESFRAVEL

    Two weeks of phase 2 P90X down. Kickin my arse in a good way!!! After a Friday workout, is it legal to mix my protein powder with Grey Goose?!?... Read more

  • Working things out..

    8/17/2012 2:31:37 PM, by MANCMALE78

    Had a hectic week and have managed to keep a calorie journal even if the gym has been missed. Last time round this would have been the sort of th... Read more

  • Week 2

    8/13/2012 3:50:53 PM, by MANCMALE78

    Starting to feel really hungry during the day on the shakes. Hopefully I can work through this and my portion control will be improved. Will have... Read more

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