Friday, 30 December 2011

A fresh start

So how was Christmas for you then? Mine was great, I spent lots of time with people that I love and now I'm looking forward to a new year. I'll take from this year the lessons that I have learned, the main one being that sometimes you can be betrayed by the person that you would least expect to do that to you, and then I'll draw a line under the year and consign it to history. "Just one single tear in each passing year" to quote the song. Life is all about moving forward, I already know that 2012 is going to be brilliant for me and for those that I care about and that we will always be on the winning side!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

One more sleep!

Is it that time of the year again already?  Well I've spent about a zillion quid on pressies over the last couple of weeks so I hope so! It's a great time of year for all sorts of different reasons to different people so all I will say is that whatever else you do make sure that you let those you love the most know that you care, today, tomorrow and every day, let that be the Christmas message that you carry into the New Year. So with that, I will say a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all of my many dear friends  and leave you with my idea of a "humorous" festive card!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

The most wonderful time of the year

As Christmas approaches it is a very busy time for me both in and out of the gym. I now have several people bulking up for competition next year and they are all doing really well, it's great to see.  Needless to say a lot of it is to do with the fact that they are all on a high protein, high carbs and high fats diet, there's nothing like food to make you train well! In the New Year, when plans are made and we see who is really going to go the whole way I will name names, then there is no going back for those people!  Outside of the gym Grandpa is very popular as there is a lot of babysitting to be done at this time of year, I love every minute of that of course and the kids all have a brilliant time when we are together.  Here's Lily making cakes, she is growing up far too quickly and she just gets more beautiful every day.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

The fight of their lives

Ever since the documentary about Nigel Benn v Gerald McClellan on ITV on Monday night I have been asked the same question by several people; do I think that Nigel Benn was on steroids?  I would say emphatically no. Nigel worked incredibly hard to keep his weight down to the super middleweight limit; steroids make your body heavier for a variety of reasons so it would have been counter productive for him to use them.  It’s a shame that this issue has become one of the major talking points from the programme as there were far more important things and many imponderable questions that came to light.  Being a boxing fan I found the whole thing very upsetting and to see Gerald McClellan like that was just so sad. If you were as moved as I was and want to help go to