Oh, I feel you! Last summer, I did the whole gardening thing, and outside work is really the most effective kind of exercise. No horses close enough, unfortunately, but I sure wouldn't even mind mucking stalls at this point. Heh. I've never been much of a soda drinker (I drink a pot of coffee a day and that's about it, haha), but when my doc told me to cut it out I did. My little sisters can down a twelve-pack in a day! THAT is scary. What kind of multivitamin do you take, if you don't mind me asking, and do you think it works for you? You sure do a lot of walking! Yipes. That's definitely good for you. Heh, though, any addiction can be really hard to quit -- you know, I don't even like little debbies, but if they're here I will destroy them -- but you can do it! Maybe try drinking cold green tea with honey? I've brewed a pitcher in a coffee pot before, added the honey (it takes a good bit) and chilled it and that was actually really refreshing.
I take a generic mens multivitamin I buy at cvs.. its their version of the expensive one a day ones.. but they make like 20 different kinds.. also Im not a tea fan.. ive tried.. and honey doesent help.. I end up putting in lots of sugar which defeats the purpose of drinking it..lol.. and honestly put up a serious ad on cl that you are willing to work and want to learn.. I did that a few years ago and it worked for me.. thats how I got into it.. it wasnt a big stable I went to and paid money to it was a private barn where the people were more than happy to teach someone who was willing to learn if they put in some work for it.. and I even got to ride occasionally
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.