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Day 180 (It's been awhile... But I'm doing fine!)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Hello Sparkers!

Well I made a vow that I was going to live life! I was going to stop obsessing about my weight. I was going to visit SP a couple times a week. And just try to find my life rhythm. I still have a lot to work on. But though I haven't lost any more weight I haven't gained any either. So I am happy on that front.

I haven't been doing much outside of horseback riding. I ride two times a week. This past weekend I went to a horse show with my trainer to help out. I did a lot of walking and I helped with the horses. (There was one girl showing and one guy was desensitizing his young horse). I am going to keep this up. I get exercise because I have to help out but I don't feel like I am working out. Some times it sucks because I have to be at the barn early. Saturday I had to be there before 6:30am. But I had a good time. I think I am going to start showing next year. I am going to work on getting all the items I need. The outfit is very pricey so slowly but surely I will get all the items. I also don't think I am going to go back to not leasing. I really love it. I have my own horse two days a week. Also, people around the barn treat me much differently and it's exciting to start being excepted into this little family. It truly is a little family, they invite each other to baby showers and BBQs and stuff. I don't take offense that I wasn't included sooner because it the horse world, if you don't own a horse (and sometimes even when you do), people come and go so often there isn't much purpose in investing so much time into someone. I'm not saying they're mean they just aren't as friendly.

Arthur is finally taking to me. :-) From what I hear he is a reserved boy. When I first started leasing him I would go to his stall and say his name and he would ignore me and continue eating. This past weekend he was a more friendly. I called his name and his head shot up to say hello. And when we were done working out in the ring my trainer asked me to stay because she was teaching a lesson and two of the riders were having a hard time on their horses so in case she needed me to jump on and fix them. I got off and was standing next to Arthur (aka "Fat Boy"), but petting the other horse and he got jealous! He nosed me saying "Hey I'm over here! Love me!". It made me feel good! After 3 weeks we are now buddies. I am going to ask my trainer if I can continue to lease him. I would love to show him next year he is just so handsome. I also found out that in his prime he was sold for $65,000. Holy moly! He is 16 years old now and though he could still show he wouldn't be able to go as high as he once could. But for me it's fine since I would be showing at 2'6 anyway which he could do with a breeze.

My whole body is sore. This horse is a lot of horse for me but I am really enjoying the challenge. We were trotting and cantering over ground lines for warm ups and some of the people were having a hard time and I got called a "show off"... I surely am not I was huffing and puffing and I told them he is hard and a lot of horse. I am just very determined. He is so much fun too.

But I am noticing my legs are losing their tone so I need to get my walking back up. I am hoping that by me attending horse shows as a helper I can get my weekend minutes in and then during the week either an hour of house work or an hour of walking. That is what I am working on now. But I am working on becoming domestic lol. And spending all this time at the barn means I am not home munching! I have been snacking a lot less which is great!

Hope all is well with you! Feel free to leave a little comment about how you're doing!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    You're moving in ways that make you happy. Beats sitting on the couch!

    You're eating healthier snacks. Beats eating junk.

    You're obsessing over King A rather than your weight. Beats driving yourself insane about the scales.

    You're realizing you need to add more formal exercise. Beats ignoring the problem/pounding on yourself about it.

    So good job. You are making exactly the kind of progress you've talked about in past blogs--SLOW but STEADY.

    "...since I would be showing at 2'6..."

    What is that? I don't know the lingo of showing horses, so...?

    Have a great, GREAT day.
    1833 days ago
    Yoga and some strength training will help the legs out too. You'd be amazed how fast you see the effects when you put them in every once in a while.
    1833 days ago
  • KNH771
    Sounds like a lot of fun! Glad that Arthur is coming around... He's getting to know you.
    1833 days ago
    Sounds great! I'm glad you and Arthur have bonded. :)

    Things here are going well too. I am heading out on vacation on Wed. We are going on a road trip through the Southwest and will see the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. Who knows what else... Whatever we find (and have time for).

    1833 days ago
  • KAB7801
    I hope you are happy
    That's the main thing!
    1833 days ago
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