Have you been taking care of yourself with a 'new year, new you' resolution or two? Are you sweating out the sweets and drinks from the festive season with Zumba, boxing, yoga, pilates or any other form of exercise? Have you taken on a new fitness hobby or are you reinvesting in an old favourite? If you have undertaken the task of improving your health then it might be time to invest in some decent workout clothing and gear.
If you happen to rise early at the weekend, you won't have failed to notice that there is a Rugby World Cup taking place at the moment in New Zealand. Later risers however - apart from the occasional news bulletin on TV or the odd front page tabloid headline involving the antics of the English rugby team - could quite easily be excused for not knowing there was a tournament taking place at all. Especially when you compare it to last year's football World Cup in South Africa.
But if you've taken a liking to the sport, perhaps with a view to taking it up (or to encourage your man to start playing) then you may have noticed that the players are often very different in shape and size.
My rugby match was cancelled last weekend but we did undertake a forwards training session which basically involved a bunch of blokes standing around in a recreational park close to the M25 motorway taking it in turns to knock each other to the ground.
We did this for an hour or so before departing to the local pub for some much need refreshment.
Now rugby players in particular and sportsmen in general are not
particularly well known for their shopping abilities but years of
dressing room chatter has led me to realise that underneath all the
bravado they like to save money as much as the next person.
So, knowing what my fellow sportsmen enjoy, I've found some of the best savings to complement the way we live;
A couple of days ago marked the one year point for the start
of the Olympic Games in London.One
whole year to go and it seems like we can't escape 'the greatest show on earth'
– TV, newspapers, websites, chat in pubs and bars all seem to, at some stage
during a session, talk about the Olympics.
I've got to be honest with you all and admit I am not a big
fan.I love sport but it seems to be
sport that is either team-based (cricket, football, rugby) or that revolves
around using a ball (golf, tennis).Athletics, shooting, archery, wrestling, swimming and cycling are all
commendable sports that, no doubt, require hours and hours of blood, sweat and
tears to reach the top but I just don't like them and that is reflected in my
attitude to the Olympics.