I am so proud of myself!! I've been working so hard at getting fitter so I can be a better rider for Cinny. I haven't necessarily lost weight, but I am becoming more tone, more able to "float" over his back instead of pound on it, etc. Been working on my core and my legs, I've graduated to what I call "toddler squats." Basically I can now do squats while holding my toddler as he often wants to be held while I'm trying to work out, and he's about 30 pounds.
But the best thing in the world has happened. Something I haven't been able to do since 1992. I can mount my horse without a mounting block! Yes, I can put my foot in the stirrup and lift myself up and over with minimal effect on Cin. Trust me, you pull him just a little "off" and the sucker will take off. No, he stands quietly and looks back at me as if to say "good going mom, does this mean more trail rides?"
All that work is paying off....yay