Urban / Rural divide.

I have a few new readers, so I’m going to give a little background on myself before I launch into the issue I want to discus today. After that, I will discus what I’ve noticied about the urban/rural divide in New Zealand.

Growing up, I always wanted to be a dairy farmer. When I was 17 I applied for a few jobs, was sucessful in the interview, and got the job. I started when I was 17, and finished up when I was 21. The only reason I went to uni is because I realized that I had nothing to fall back on, I might wake up one day and decide I hated dairy farming, but then I’d have to either 1) Live with it or 2) Get a low paying job, and not be able to achieve anything I want to do in life (Which is kind of ironic, I’m now getting paid less then I was dairy farming) read more

Work update

When i was younger, I always wanted to be a dairy farmer. Random “dream” to have, but I loved cows, I loved being outdoors, and I though riding motorbikes would be wicked. Fast foward to when I was 17, I was working in the dairy industry. I worked on two different farms, the first one for one year (which i hated, but that’s a different story) and the second one for about four years (which I really did enjoy!) I decided somewhere along the way that I wanted to do something different. i loved farming, but I saw the impact it had on our environment. Plus I knew there were other farms out there who did a horrible job (the first job, for example!). read more

Power-lifting and “weight loss”

The previous few blogs before my come back on Saturday were about my (failed) attempt at weight loss and power-lifting. Let’s get one thing straight here just in case ya’ll believed me like I believed in me; I suck at losing weight. I jumped back on the wagon a million times last year. Every time I’d say “I’m serious”. in fact, I’ve been counting calories for the past 7 days, and I’m still telling myself “I’m serious”.

When I first started lifting, it was because I Googled “how to lose weight, no cardio”. I am not joking. People keep asking me, and I keep telling them, and they seem disappointed in my answer. Anyway, ever since I started at my new gym (which I think I blogged about back then?) I’ve realized that I don’t want to be skinny anymore. I want to be strong, which I am. My current stats are as follows: read more

Our garden

We bought a house

Long time no update! I want to do a few updates over the next few weeks, but first things first, we bought a house!

We now live in Christchurch (previously we lived in a district just outside of Christchurch). It’s closer to work for Jared, and about a 20 minute drive from my work, which isn’t too bad.

The house itself was built in the 1970s, it’s a 4 bedroom, with a small en-suite for the master (tiny! it can’t fit both Jared and I at the same time). The 3 non-master bedrooms are a decent size, the master is a bit small, however we also have a office / small lounge right before you enter the bedroom, so our desks/PCs etc are in there. read more

What the hell happened to last week?

What the hell happened? I don’t know! My eating was shit, I made it to the gym three times, and I finally pulled 100kg deadlift without being “dirty” about it, but everything else was a shit show.

I tracked food, but only some of it, I drunk water, but nowhere near what I want to be drinking (1.5-2L daily) I met my step goal, but only like, twice. It was certainly not a great week. To top it off, I decided to jump on the scales twice! The first time I didn’t gain or lose, but the second time, I guess after a few shitty days of eating, I’d somehow gained 2kg! That’s huge! read more

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