In my Be Swifty and Shrifty blog post, I shared how I saved money while going from xxxxl to medium in clothes. My weight and shape were changing so rapidly that buying quality designer clothing from charity shops became a necessity and one of life’s secret pleasures. Finding a pristine Ralph Lauren jacket for £5 was one of my most cherished charity captures.
However, that was then and times and unfortunately my physique have changed.
I have been moving back up the sizing chart and I am currently sitting mid way between xl and xxl. My blood sugars and my blood pressure have also risen and my general health has suffered. Despite spending much of my life morbidly obese, I have fortunately never developed Type 2 Diabetes and as a 40 year plus obese man, I have to recognise that my lifestyle makes me more likely to develop it.
I will not allow my weight to increase further and I am improving my health. My stay in xxl and xl land will be temporary, but as I am trying to be physically active with my boys, every day, I do need some new temporary sports gear that fits me. As my girlfriend will testify to, boys are stinky and we are filling the laundry daily with our smelly and dirty sports gear. And as they are also growing, at an alarming rate, I am currently buying them and myself, more and more sports gear. Yes, I do occasionally receive free kit from brands, for my work on campaigns, but as a blogger, I don’t generally get free stuff offered to me or when I do, it’s in a smaller size. I need to find inexpensive clothing that will stand up to sweaty sports and gruelling gym sessions and preferably not make me look like I am wearing a potato sack or a smock like Homer Simpson.
Clothing designers must have a wicked sense of humour as the larger a person gets, the uglier their choice of clothing becomes.
So, when My Favourite Voucher Codes approached me to write a paid post about Sports Direct money saving codes for them, my spidey senses tingled. I had never heard of them and I was worried that I might be contributing to some unscrupulous click bait scheme, but on closer inspection, I discovered that they actually provide genuine Voucher Codes for many well known online stores. Stores including Sports Direct.
Sports Direct Voucher Codes
Sports Direct often make the news for all the wrong reasons, but for people starting out on their fitness journeys or for those looking for some summer holiday bargains (or Father’s Day gifts), they provide a wide range of sports clothing and equipment. Usually at heavily reduced prices and usually in any size that you might need. Sports Direct was my store of choice when the fancy running stores had nothing in my size or in my budget.
And now, thanks to My Favourite Voucher Codes, you can save even more money with their Sports Direct voucher codes.
The Sports Direct voucher codes update daily, but you can usually always find savings with Sports Direct free delivery discount codes or with extra discount on sports shoes and sporting accessories
The savings aren’t huge, but for many (including myself) every pound is a prisoner. If I can save a few pennies using sites like Sports Direct Voucher codes, for the sake of a click, I will.
And those clicks don’t just save me money, they generate donations to charity. My Favourite Voucher Codes earn a commission for each of us that visit Sports Direct and make a purchase through their site. They then donate 20% of that commission to charity, and this has seen almost £50,000 raised for various UK charities.
It’s Diabetes Awareness Week and one of the shortlisted charities in June is Diabetes UK.
Even if you don’t need or want to buy from Sports Direct, please visit My Favourite Voucher Codes and vote for Diabetes UK.
To set the record straight (a wee Diabetes Awareness week plug), I can confirm that received a payment to write this post. As part of my commitment to Diabetes Awareness Week, Feet for Life and the promotion of health, I have decided to donate my fee to Diabetes UK.