Shreddin’ For the Weddin’ – Five Ways I’m Upping My Fitness In Preparation for the Big Day

Shreddin’ For the Weddin’ – Five Ways I’m Upping My Fitness In Preparation for the Big Day

Since moving to New Zealand, I've been pretty slack on the fitness front, but with the wedding just around the corner, I'm feeling motivated to get back into the swing of things. With five months to go before the big day, I've been looking for ways to get more active, drop a few kgs, and tone up on a budget.  Here's what I've been doing to kickstart my fitness and get shreddin' for the weddin'...

Botanic D’Lights: A Winter Wonderland in Christchurch, New Zealand

Botanic D’Lights: A Winter Wonderland in Christchurch, New Zealand

After a year away, Botanic D'Lights is back in Christchurch dazzling locals with beautiful light installations interspersed throughout the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Hoping to avoid the weekend crowds, Pete and I went to check out the show on opening night. Moving at a slow clip, it took us just under an hour to walk through [...]

Surviving My First Kiwi Winter – A Recipe For Simple Chicken Soup

Surviving My First Kiwi Winter – A Recipe For Simple Chicken Soup

Winter in New Zealand started on 1 June and there's no doubt in my mind that Christchurch got the memo. It feels like it's been raining nonstop for weeks and I'm now refusing to leave the house without mittens firmly in-hand. My friends back in the States may be out running errands in sundresses and [...]