Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I have had to work this week more than I should.  And I currently don't have a saddle to ride in.  And my leg still hurts and I can't work out or ride.  And I've eaten a box of Girl Scout cookies a day (sadly, this is not an exaggeration.  I have no self control when it comes to cookies.)  And I've had a glass or two of wine every night.  So now I'm overworked, fat and depressed.  Good times.

Due to scheduling conflicts, I won't be seeing the pony until Monday.  It will have been a little over a week since the last time I saw her.  It will have been over a week since I rode her.  Part of me feels terrible about this.  I ride five or six days a week normally and to not go out for a whole week feels like I'm being a total slacker.  But let's be realistic, I have a job and a child and a husband and the fact that I ride five to six days a week is pretty awesome.  Missing a week here or there is not the end of the world.  I'll be the pony would love a more relaxed attitude to training!

The good news is I finally got my copy of Jane Savoie's That Winning Feeling.  I haven't started it yet because I want to be able to go out to the barn after reading it.  I'm a fast reader and can read an average novel in about an hour or two and this book looks to be pretty easy to follow.  I plan on reading it through and then going back and re-reading it slower, while doing the exercises and such.  As soon as my leg feels better I'm also going to take up working out again.  I'll probably put off the Jillian Michaels Shred Challenge for a few more weeks and maybe ease into it with some yoga and then Pilates.  But getting into better shape is something I'm committed to doing for both me and my horse.  As soon as I finish this box of Thin Mints.......


  1. Hey, you're streets ahead of me! My pony is lucky if I ride three-four times a week; and I can't count the number of "accidental" holidays he's had... Mind you, I do think a holiday now and then is really good for them. Sometimes it'll make a world of difference to their attitudes!

    bonita of A Riding Habit

  2. mmm Thin Mints!!! I have avoided all things girl scout so far. However the donuts that appear in the office in the mornings, and the cakes in the afternoons... Not so much. And I'm feeling it too.

    Just know this too will pass.

  3. Hmmm I ride 2-4x a week, bt I just started a little part time job and haven't got it worked out. Last I rode was Sun. Definitely going to tomorrow. Let me know about the book. I wonder if I can get it on my kindle.

  4. I think in February, all is forgiven when it comes to missing some rides. Time off never no pony ;)

    I always have a glass of wine at night...sometimes a bottle lol Everyone is a bit blah right now....but chin up, spring is just around the corner.

  5. definatly keep us posted on this book! im always looking for something to read that will help me on G