I should probably also say “Meet my riding mentor”. Lisa herself was a bit heavier than she is now, so she can completely relate to my struggle and knows the payoff. (I hope she doesn’t mind me making this public) The funniest thing she said to me was “It hurts way more when you fall when you are heavy”. So, seriously, none of us ever sees ourselves falling, so not only did that scare me because it wasn’t if you fall, it was when you fall. Holy crap!!
I could truly write a whole other blog just on the rider – trainer relationship. Lisa has never made me feel like a cow on a horse. If anything, I have been holding back for quite a while because of fear of hurting him. My advise…..get to the gym and get your eating plan under control. It’s all about your core strength. To be that accomplished rider, you need to learn how to slow the trot by slowing your rise. That takes an enormous amount of strength. Something I still do not have. Planking!!! Just Plank It!!