Monday, 5 December 2011

Who am I and why am I writing this blog?

Hi, to anyone who reads this, writing blogs is totally new to me so I'm just going to dive right in and start with a brief introduction and why I'm writing this blog. My name's Josh, I'm 25 from England and the main reason for me starting this blog is that I am just taking a big step towards getting fitter and healthier and want to use this blog to help track my progress. Before you stop reading, I am planning on blogging about a variety of my interests and every day life, but my fitness progress will feature regularly.

I am a fan of rugby, I first started playing when I was about 12 and played regularly until I went to university when I just couldn't get along with the university team and had too many other commitments. However back in August I found a local team who welcomed me into their squad, which was the first big step into my fitness drive, but now over 3 months on my progress has been slow and I need to commit to training, going to the gym and eating healthy.

One of my other main passions is classic cars, I own a 1971 vw beetle that I've owned for 7 years now, which is sadly off the road until I get a full time job, but I still plan on attending classic car events and trials. My mate from school Nathan, who is far more into cars than me got me interested in trials 4 years back when he invited me along to an annual boxing day trial held in dorset and I loved it and I've been back every year since including last year in the snow. This year I'll be a passenger in somebody elses car, but fingers crossed should get to drive still! Also in January I will be a passenger in Nathans car for the Exeter trial, starting at around 10pm friday it doesnt finish til saturday night, but more on that nearer the time.

I am also a huge fan of music and I play bass guitar (quite badly) I've been in bands in the past, but at the moment I pretty much just mess around on my bass when I get free time. I also love seeing bands live when one that interests me tours nearby, bands I've seen in the past include Foo Fighters, Motorhead, Queens of the Stoneage, Greenday, Jimmy Eat World, The Stranglers (possibly best  present ever from Leanne <3), Reel Big Fish, Skindred, Bloodhound Gang and Bowling for soup (plus more I cant think of right now). I have quite varied tastes mostly consisting of classic rock, punk, ska or metal, but there are many bands in my playlist that dont fit those genres and a few from genres that I normally dislike.

Just realised I've already written quite a bit so I'll wrap up my interests a bit quicker, I also play computer games, although grown out of them a fair bit they're good to unwind sometimes, watching films and reading, especially fantasy or sci fi books, but put any book infront of me and theres a good chance I'll be hooked by the end of the chapter and wind up finishing it as fast as possible. I also love animals, my family have bred cats and dogs for decades so pets are a big part of my life, but since I'm sharing a small flat with my girlfriend cats and dogs are out of the question, but we have a pet rat called cider and two baby marginated tortoises called squirtle and sheldon who are immense fun to watch and have far more personality than you would expect.

Anyway I've written enough for an intro, I'll leave you with a photo of my beetle in my trials last year and of the tortoises. Hope you enjoy my blog.


  1. Welcome to the blogging world :P

    I've recently been working on my fitness as well and used this for about 2 weeks (, however I got bored of keeping track everyday, but it was still a big help, made me realise how much I was eating everyday :)

  2. Looks interesting, shame it's on the iphone and not android. I'll have a look and see if there is a similar app for android, or just use the website.