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Frank the Crazy and a Good Dinner

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Second cancelled workout this week (I hate pressing that Delete this Cardio event button!!) but I am crazy sore and stiff. I am going to go soak in a hot, hot bath and then let hot, hot spray pound down on me and hopefully that will help.

I had a riding lesson last night and it did NOT go well. I "graduated" to a new lesson horse named Frank. Frank is an off-track Thoroughbred (meaning he used to race) so he looooves to go and fast. This led me to be so off balance all night (good core work out though!) and on my last exercise things got crazy. This is Frank the Crazy. Who is actually a very good boy despite how I may describe him :)



We were going to canter on a lunge line. Cantering is a pretty fast movement and on the lunge line means my trainer had a hold of the horse and we were going to go in a circle around her. As soon as we broke into the canter my stirrup broke. So now I am riding a fast horse with only one stirrup! You're natural reaction is to grip your legs tighter on the horse so you don't fall off, but you know what that does? Causes Frank to go faster!! We eventually got him slowed down, fixed the stirrup and tried again. HAPPENED AGAIN!!

On a side note this is very true. I had been feeling super confident about my last ride with Firestorm until up until Wednesday!



So this morning my legs are stiff and a bit bloody and very bruised. My stirrup had been rubbing funny and then the stress of the broken canter has left my legs looking like this. Yep all those blue circles represent bruises!



My legs were not good for Zumba tonight. My shoulders are stiff (probably from bad positioning) and my arms are sore from trying to rein my horse in all night. Yikes!

And a nice note, look how pretty my dinner was!



Also I am feeling a bit conflicted. I started reading "The New Rule of Lifting for Women" so I can start some weight training. I am excited to see some changes and really dig into the book, but I am a bit worried. I know lifting wont cause me to bulk up, but I am worried about shedding pounds while lifting. It seems that you don't typically lose a lot of weight but tons of inches! But I don't want to weigh 240 pounds (even if it does look really nice!). I know I need to finish reading, but this is something on my mind currently. How to balance the two.

emoticon Also super excited because I got a "500 Fitness Minutes" trophy this month. First one of those ever!! Woo!! Who knows maybe I can get 1000 this month! Wouldn't that be somethin :)
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ICKA_2 6/5/2012 6:26PM

    Don't worry about the weight. You probably wont stay at 240. You will lose a ton of inches while strength training but I think you're weight will go down too.

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MOMASAURUS 6/5/2012 5:23PM

    I just finished 30 Day Shred at the end of May. I was surprised to find that I only weighed 3lbs less after busting my butt and eating really well all month, BUT my muffin top was gone and I could fit into some old jeans!!! So now I have to keep reminding myself that I don't want to necessarily lose "weight". I want to get rid of "fat". Also, that I'd rather fit into my old jeans than see a bigger loss on the scale and my jeans not fit yet!! (If that makes sense!) I'll have to look that book up. It sounds interesting!

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SGRAY478 6/1/2012 1:38PM

    Frank and I will be together until I am ready to start jumping. Which at the rate Frank and I went on Wednesday, may be a while! He is technically cleared to do poles and do baby jumps. I just need to get used to his speed!

I will definitely keep you updated!

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KT-NICHOLS-13 6/1/2012 12:50PM

    Sounds like Frank really worked you. Will you two be paired together for awhile?

You might find that you do lose weight while lifting. Unless I misunderstood, you should be building lean muscle which is a fat burner and will see not only inches disappearing but weight too. Keep posting as you go ... I'm now curious. One of my doctors wants me to stop with all the cardio and move into weights & strength training all together so my lean muscle built.



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