What a Plateau

Sweaty day at the barn. I am on what seems like a forever plateau right now. I’m not rattled, I haven’t been able to wear these particular riding pants for over a year so I know the inches are really coming off. They say, muscle weighs more than fat. Also heard that was a big myth. So, what am I going to do about this seemingly endless plateau? Work the plan!!! No resting on my laurels on the weekends. Take my work out medicine.

I have to tell you that today’s ride was better. Tally has been abruptly stopping on me. Trainer said I’m probably pinching with my knees (bad riding bear back habit) Well here is another tip. Fitness mentor read somewhere for me that leg extensions are NOT one of the exercises for a knee pincher like me . I can still do inners and outers, but I really need to concentrate even more on the core. I hope that was proved today and I’m on the right path. Would love someone else’s validation.

I struggle every day

I don’t really feel comfortable adding this analogy, however, I truly sometimes feel like I am fighting a real disease. As if I was a patient that needed to go in 3 times a week for their regular dose of Chemotherapy. I can see how depressing it must be for them during the process to under go so much. I’m sure they have many times wanted to quit, but know that they can not if they want to live their best life. I know it’s a stretch, but I feel like them. I do realize that this fight is real and will be a part of my life forever. I can not ever think of going back to drinking a bottle of wine after dinner, or running through a fast food chain because I don’t have time to eat healthy. Those days are forever over.

My fitness mentor has added the above medicine to our routine this week. I am going to incorporate this routine on the off days of weight training. Like Tuesday’s and Thursdays and the weekends. This information can be found on the website called http://www.thefitequestrian.com Among many other tools to aid you.