Tuesday, November 26, 2013
So I have two more weeks of school left!!! I can't wait for my 6 week break. Unfortunately I have gained all the weight I lost back. Which I expected would happen the way I was living my life! But I am getting back on track slowly. A little too slowly for my liking. I can't really track everyday. I can't get on here everyday. What I am going to do to fix this is carry a small memo book around with me and write what I eat and what I do in it. This way during the weekend I can input the information. But at least it will be written somewhere. I just think I really need this blogging thing. This is what keeps me accountable. I am going to start my niece in riding lessons once every two weeks. I think it will be good mental therapy for her since she is getting into her teen years and horses really helped me at that age. Hope everyone is doing well. If you have any advice let me know! I need my motivation back!!!!
Monday, October 07, 2013
Yup I had to restart my day count! I have definitely fallen away from my good habits. I did get into school, I am still leasing King Arthur, and I work full-time. Healthy lifestyle went to the bottom of my list. I am sure I've gained all the weight back... I have not stepped on the scale in months. I'm starting to see the weight in my face again. I'm not upset. It is what it is. I changed my normal routine so the rest suffered. But I want to get back to caring about myself. It isn't going to be much. My routine just doesn't allow for much down time and since I've started school I am just sooo mentally exhausted. But I need to check back in here to get back to the me I know I can be. Soooo here's my plan:
- Eat more FRUIT! Start snacking on fruit when I'm hungry.
- Get 1 hour of exercise unrelated to horses.
That's it. Right now I work 40 hrs a week, spend 3 hours commuting each day, 7 hours of classes a week, 7 hours of homework a week, 6 hours of horses a week. I am tired!!!! I have a plan to get back into working out when school is over in the beginning of December. I figure 90 minutes riding a week plus one hour of another activity will be okay when school is in session. When school is out I want to up it to 90 minutes of riding and 3 hours a week of another activity. I also want to start cooking again, I think once I add in the hour of exercise I can figure out how to fit in the cooking/shopping time.
Gosh I hadn't realized it had been so long. No one to blame but myself, and I'm not playing the blame game. I love me I love who I am and I am bettering myself. I just have to learn to balance my life. I won't be able to blog much but I need to track my progress.
I am still leasing Arthur. We are doing great together! We are finally getting on the same page and we have been jumping 2'6 regularly. I am really working on us as a team I want to reach the 3'0 mark!!!
Other horsey news:
I found an awesome trail riding barn near me. And me and my friends went to check it out. It was loads of fun... I will definitely be going again! (I'm the one it the black shirt.... riding a horse named Gunner.)
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Wow I have been working on this journey for 209 days! That's pretty good!
Well I know I haven't been active on here but I am still actively trying! I am down 12 pounds! Woohoo!!! Life's been busy but oh so much fun!
I am still leasing Arthur... it was supposed to be a summer leasing thing... Well I doubt that very much now. I love him, and I think it is the best money I have ever spent! My trainer is teaching me different things now about bending and jumping, lots of flatwork! It's great I really feel like I am getting my money's worth. Plus me and Arthur are really becoming buddies! I feel like he really does take care of me when we ride. If I make a stupid mistake he kinda pins his ears (means he is annoyed) but, he will carry me over the jumps even if he should refuse them. Let's just say he is my babysitter sometimes :-) He is much bigger and stronger then I am used to... and my arms are getting wayyy more toned because of it. My legs no longer hurt after I ride him... well except when my trainer takes my spurs away!!!
I am going to go to Dorney park on the 27th! Should be tons of fun and exercise! Swimming and water rides plus the amusement park I really can't wait! My sister, her hubby, my bf and a few friends are all going!
School starts on Sept 3rd.... I am stoked! I went to orientation, I can't believe I'm going back to school!!! I should be done within 3 yrs. I can't wait until I can start using their gym... not gunna lie I probably won't use their traditional gym, but they have a pool and a rock wall that I really want to tackle! I would love if I could ride 2 days a week and use the rock wall and pool at least 1 day a week. That would give me 4 days a week of activity! Plus all the walking i am going to have to do... I work in the city so I will have to take the subway to the bus, to my car, to the campus, then another bus, then walk to my classes. I am going to be tired! I love being busy though!
I honestly, give credit to my busy schedule for my weight loss. Because I have been so busy I haven't had time to just sit around the house munching. I just think I have the type of personality that I have to be on the move constantly. If not I feel bored and get really hard on myself... like I'm not moving forward.
I am trying to go to California to visit a childhood friend of mine. She has a 5 year old Cross (Not sure exactly what but I know he is half Quarter Horse) that she wants me to ride. It would be a long weekend trip. I am waiting to see if I can find a better deal with prices. If not this year probably the beginning of next year. She is doing such a great job with training him.
Hopefully everyone is doing well! Sorry I have been MIA but it's working and you have to do what's good for you, right?
I will leave you with an adorable picture of her bf's niece riding the gentle giant!
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Sooo... I stepped on the scale this morning and.... 2 pounds gone. During a binge a few weeks back I put on those 2 pesky pounds. But they are gone again!
I think my problem with losing weight is I was obsessing over it! I needed to get x amount of calories, x amount of fruits/veggies, x amount of water, x amount of work out minutes, etc. I just don't think I am the tracking type! Tracking seems to drive me crazy then I either gain weight or stay the same. Since I have transformed my SP page from weight loss mode to love myself mode I have lost those 2 pesky pounds. I am just going to enjoy life! And I have been and its working!
I made a new budget and this includes not eating out. So I am going to go food shopping today. I am going to make Skillet Lasagna (from spark recipes). I am actually excited about taking up cooking! I honestly haven't changed my eating at all really, so just going from eating out to home cooked meals should help a lot!
Today I am picking up the yoga mat from my mom's house. I would like to start a morning work out routine. I was thinking maybe 20 minutes of yoga in the AM to start my day. It always seems to put me in a great mood when I do it at night so I wonder what it will feel like to do it in the morning?
I went horseback riding yesterday. Just to work out Arthur, no jumping. He was a good boy. He had his feet done yesterday so they were very nice, I mean he got new shoes so it's kinda the same when we get new shoes lol! I read online that grooming can be a great light work out activity. So I took them up on it and spent 25 minutes grooming before I got on, rode for 25 minutes, then spent another 25 minutes grooming him afterwards and I let him graze outside since I promised him on Sunday. He looked so shiny and handsome , he looked like a statue! I got to the barn 6:20pm and didn't leave til 8:20pm. I spent 2 hours there! It didn't feel like it. There are a few extremely friendly barn cats there and it was really cute one of them sat on the tack trunk and stayed there while I was grooming and another one sat right next to me outside while Arthur was grazing. I never saw cats do that before lol! I am going to help out my trainer again this Saturday, I'm going to a horse show with her. And I have a lesson this weekend. I really want to start going with her to horse shows every weekend because I want to compete next spring and I think it would be really good for me to see those jumping courses and just get familiar with it. Also physical fitness is very important when you are competing. So I will have to work out at home in order to keep up with the competition. I guess competing is going to be my motivation to stay healthy!
Hope everyone is having a great week so far. Anything new with you? Anything you discovered about yourself?
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