Thursday, 5 January 2012
This Lack Of Riding Is Not Good For My Waistline!
I had all good intentions of writing a New Years Day post, but we are now the 5th January and here I am, a little late! I celebrated the New Year with friends at a local pub which friends are running. Its the first time in years that I have gone out, we have always gone round to friends houses for a party. Even though I enjoyed myself, I think I will have a bash at home next year......
Anyway we have been bashed with winter storms it seems since midnight struck on Saturday. Having the horses has been hard work battling with the elements. Putting my jods back on at the weekend was a bit of a squeeze....the Christmas pudding and the tub of Pringles seems to be sitting around my middle. So I am now on a strict detox - no carbs and been on it for 2 days now and haven't cheated as feel so much better. I feel lighter (which is a good feeling) and more energy. So lets see how long this lasts!
Its the lack of exercise too that has been taking it's toll. I went for a hack out last weekend for the first time in three weeks. This wasn't on Zeb - this was my friends lovely cob Shamus. It was weird getting back in the saddle again after riding 3/4 times a week normally. We only went for a little wander out and guess what my thighs were aching the next day.... How quickly you get out of shape! This Haynet Fit To Ride Club is going to be a good thing for me, with my waistline protesting at the lack of riding and the Xmas indulge!