I have decided I not only need to tone up completely (not washboard stomach & no thighs but just toned) & lose a tiny bit more weight but also I need to get fit. So, along with horse riding I am taking up pilates & (regular) swimming along with walking the new puppy & attempting to train him to walk properly & not drag me along as if I'm not even there!
I don't like the way the lessons are heading at my old yard. It's great for livery but not for lessons so I have moved to a new yard, had a taster lesson & booked a regular lesson as I feel I'm getting way more out of it than just sitting on the horse & carrying out instructions that I already know inside out.... Horse riding costs too much for that.
So, my new Instructor & yard are improving my technique & pushing me forward rather than going over old ground all the time which is what I wanted but didn't seem to be getting. Any horse riders who are reading this will know what I mean....
As for swimming & pilates.... I shouldn't really be doing any high impact sports so I only run a tiny bit & because I can't run as much as I'd like (which is rubbish because I really enjoy running), I've decided pilates & regular swimming is the way to go.
I am determined to get back to my toned & slim self so here goes! It is a horrible feeling when you put your old jeans on & they are ever so slightly too tight.....
Men are allowed to be slightly overweight, it suits them. I feel I just look slightly past my best with a bit more weight on me!
Then again, that could just be my built in paranoia but I've always stood by what makes me happy & I don't feel happy like I am so I'm changing it, slowly but surely.