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        01-11-2011, 06:56 PM
    I just completed the challenge and my body really felt a lot more relaxed and loose. This would be perfect first thing in the morning and after a busy day at work !
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        01-11-2011, 06:58 PM
    Originally Posted by momo3boys    
    Rad Henry, I Got the fitness book from the library. You might want to try that. I LOVE to dance to good Christian Music for the aerobic exercise. The boys and I have been dancing to 'dancing generation' you should look it up.
    Thanks for the tips , I listen to it at work as I work in a Faith based preschool and in the car at times. I will have to look dancing generation up too
        01-13-2011, 03:16 PM
    Your resolutions sound so down to earth and reasonable regarding riding. 2x a week when its over 32 degrees. Mine is very similar. I'm in somewhat of a rut not knowing what to do with my horse. Like you I always think what can go wrong will go wrong and it is quite an obstacle. I'd like to know for those people who don't compete, what motivates you the most to go ride? How long do your rides last? Surely not everyone is riding 5x a week 45 minutes each ride. That seems to be all I see.
        01-13-2011, 04:29 PM
    Originally Posted by kklenk    
    I'd like to know for those people who don't compete, what motivates you the most to go ride?
    I love it. Right now I'm riding once a week for an hour on a horse I hate so much I love, because man does she make me work to get anything accomplished, until I get my own horse back, and then it'll be 2/3 times a week for awhile.

    I simply just love it. I love the fact that its challenging, its a workout, it tests your patience and when you get through that bad ride, just how good you feel about yourself.
    I love the bond that you can get with such a large creature and how when you're doing things right, you can control every inch of that 1000lbs animal with a thin, simple strap of leather or rope and your tiny leg in comparison.

    Kklenk, you just need to find that one thing that keeps you going, don't forget it and it'll be better. A lot better.
    For me its the memory of my old mare who I could jump on bareback with a halter, point her out to the fields with a little squeeze and we would be off. That memory keeps me going with my young green mare, as I have a goal to have that kind of level of trust and training between the two of us to do that again.
        01-13-2011, 06:16 PM
    I'd like to know for those people who don't compete, what motivates you the most to go ride? How long do your rides last?QUOTE]

    What motivates me is the feeling of accomplishment afterwards. I admit, sometimes I am FORCING myself to go to the barn because it's my day off and I'd rather sleep in and relax and not have to BE somewhere and DO something. But I force myself because I know how good I will feel afterwards. When I was younger, I took jumping lessons and did some competing. When my instructor would point out a course for me to take, I would have to take a deep breath...I was SCARED...especially when my instructor would say things about the horse like "Hmm...I wonder if she can do an in-n-out....go take her over those" and point But I was SO proud of myself for doing it, I still have the notebooks I kept. When I had a lesson and did a really awesome course of jumps, I would go home and draw a little diagram of what jumps I did like you would see if you were going to compete. I don't compete now and really don't have the desire to, but I am taking jumping lessons again and still am incredibly proud of myself when I do well. I have started leasing horses because I find that I'm getting a little burnt out just going for lesson after lesson. I like to have time to just do what I want WHEN I want and leasing affords me that option
        01-13-2011, 07:55 PM
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    Man, I've been working so much I haven't gotten to the videos. But I rode hard twice last week. And riding a 4 year old greenie is hard work.
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        01-13-2011, 08:50 PM
    Originally Posted by JulieinPA    
    Need some encouragement!? How about just some helpful tid bits!? How about a challenge??

    As long as this thread stays alive, I will post tips and tid bits about diet/exercise/etc. (may include videos.)

    Above I mentioned a "challenge" ... WELL ... here's the deal:On occassion I'll post a workout video (full version). And I will CHALLENGE you to do it! If you accept the challenge, well first of all you got a good workout in and should be proud of yourself! And second of all - you'll get POINTS for accepting the challenge and completing it. Once you reach so many points (I have to figure out all the details) - you will win a prize. It will be something like my Photo Art, or a free photography session if you're within driving distance of me, or something along those lines. It will be SOMETHING nice. Like I said, I just got to figure out all the details. I'll post details and rules when I figure it all out.

    Anyway ...
    Here's the first video I'd like to post.
    10 Min. Pilates Flex Full
    YouTube - 10 min pilates flex-full

    YOU GET 10 POINTS for completing this 10min. Workout.
    I totally did this video this morning!! I've had it forever and its one of my favs.
        01-14-2011, 09:49 AM

    So a light bulb just went off. It might mean me taking this to a different thread. What about a challenge just like what JulieinPA is offering but horse related. Videos of what you do with your horse and see if others can match it? I can offer a smililar prize regarding photography potentially with one of two professional photographers and/or maybe horsey trinkets. Prizes for people who POST a challenge video and a prize for people who complete a certain amount of them. Anyone interested?
        01-14-2011, 10:56 AM
    That sounds awesome but I don't have someone to video me riding
        01-14-2011, 03:23 PM
    UPDATE!! OK soooo ... I've been slacking with the exercising. Mainly because I just have not been able to find the time to do it!! My 7 month old really keeps me on my toes! Seriously. And lately she hasn't been feeling good (sinus infection) so she's REALLY keeping me busy.

    HOWEVER - I have been trying to watch what I'm eating. I still am not where I want to be "diet wise" ... but I'm getting there.

    AND ... I lost 6lbs! YAY ME!!! So I'm 6lbs down - and I haven't even started exercising yet, plus like I said, I'm not where I want to be with my diet just yet (I've been drinking soda, and have had some desserts, etc. ... so I still need to work on what I'm eating) ... so if I can lose 6lbs like this - I'm really anxious to see what happens when I REALLY start trying!

    Anyway, I just wanted to brag a lil :)
    Oh and btw - I realize I still never officially posted about the points thing. Again, I just haven't had time. The only reason why I have time right now is because my baby is taking a surprisingly longer nap than usual (usually I barely get her to nap for 20minutes).

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