After reading numerous posts on 2015 goals, I’ve noticed a trend among equestrian bloggers that goes beyond improving our riding skills. Many of us have health and fitness goals — from losing weight to hitting the gym to eating right. We’re all pretty awesome at supporting each other through tough times with our equine partners… so why not support each others personal goals as well? I admit, I’ve had health goals on my list every year but for some reason those seem that most difficult to accomplish. So I’m initiating a monthly blog hop for us to talk about these goals, share our success and motivate each other to really make our health and fitness a priority this year.
For me, my big goal this year is to lose weight. While I really don’t want to admit this out loud, I will in the interest of being upfront and honest: I’m the heaviest I’ve ever been and I don’t like it one bit. It’s frustrating for me, because I’ve been trying to eat right and I ride 4-5 days a week… so why am I still this weight? But 2015 is the year I’m going to put myself first and really step up. I have to be careful though, and take things baby step by baby step. It’s easy for me to make big goals and grand gestures, but when I don’t accomplish things I get down on myself and the whole wagon falls apart. So over the next four to five weeks, I’m going to work on two things:
#1 Be More Active
I don’t care if it’s a 30 minute walk with my dog or a 20 minute workout video at home, the key is that I need to get up and move. The point here is twofold: obviously more activity will help me lose weight, but I also want to add exercise into my weekly routine without it being the biggest chore ever. Sometimes I get too busy to actually go to the gym [or at least I feel like I do] and getting up before work to do so is a losing battle.
#2 Don’t Go Back for Seconds
Aside from not exercising enough, my second biggest problem is portion control. I love food and it’s really hard for me to say “no” sometimes… especially to pasta. So my goal for the next month is to only eat one helping of everything and not go back for more — even on Sundays when my mother-in-law cooks the best food ever.
What are your health and fitness goals for this year?
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