Going to go more into the eating plan provided to me later. I first want to introduce you to the incredible fitness person that is helping me on my journey. More to come on that.
Today as you know is Valentines Day. Day of chocolates, champagne, and indulgence. I did a tiny bit of that today without any guilt. I think no guilt because 5:30 AM will have me in the presence of the incredible fitness mentor that I will introduce to you later. I know! What a tease. Wish I had posted this recipe for you before today and before you were given all the temptations that this day presents. Keep it handy for this weekend. 🙂
This day was cross country schooling. For cross country schooling you are required to wear a protective vest. This particular vest was borrowed and I let the strings all the way out. I don’t really think you can call it a vest actually. It fit me more like a Brar. Such a lovely pic with my belly hanging out of the bottom. Our equestrian world is such a loving tight nit community, however, not one person laughed. Instead, I was told how lovely my posture was and how good of a seat I had on Tally.
I, however, decided from this point on that 2019 was going to be my year. I have been listening to Dr. Phil’s “Phil in the blanks” podcast and he really hit the nail on the head. I will do my best to quote what I heard and how it struck me. He said that if you are not completely satisfied with the way you feel then you need to put yourself on project status. Project status is you are selling your home and the garage needs to be painted for a showing on Saturday. That is project status, your new priority. There are 4 ways of being put on project status:
You have been court ordered to do something. You changing will not last because you have been forced to.
Your family wants you to change so you try to please them.
You know in your mind that changing is really what you need to do for better health or for extending your life. Still not feeling it.
When you are mentally ready. This is when real change will happen. You are looking yourself in the mirror and say I will not take this any more!! Not another minute, not another hour, not another day!!
We both started our journey sadly out of shape. With the help of our marvy trainer, who I will introduce later, Tally is on his way to being in pretty darn good shape. —— Wait a minute!!! He had a trainer!! Ding Ding Ding!! Maybe I should have a trainer? Maybe a fitness trainer isn’t just for those folks that Robin Leach would talk about. HMMMMM
Your at a horse show and trailer after trailer have the latest Ariats, Donatello’s or even TuffRider. Surely I can fit into a TuffRider. I’m seriously not THAT fat. Ha!!! Oh yeah you can fit into a TuffRider. A men’s version special ordered to the tune of $400.00.
I feel guilty enough flopping this large unbalanced frame all over my lovely Tally, but now to be reminded that you are not welcome to enjoy this sport with the rest of us that are able to walk into any tack shop and fit into any and everything on the rack.
Oh the reward for transforming into Fit Equestrian from Fat Equestrian will be a drive to Dover Saddlery and purchase my first Ariat Shirt size large. Does that sound still fat to you? They run small ok??!!!