Hand Grazing Musings

With beautiful spring weather comes spring rains, and spring rains bring gorgeous, bright green candy-grass.  Hand-grazing season is upon us.  For those of us who’s horses are in a mud paddock all winter, we have to spend several weeks in spring getting the horses built up to the grass.  Meaning, we can’t just let the horses run wild in acres of this delicious looking grass without over eating and causing themselves health problems.  Hand grazing provides a great opportunity for introspection, since basically you’re just watching your horse gobble up the grass as fast as possible.

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And boy have I had a lot to think about!  For a brief moment in time it looked as though Clay and I might be moving to Wellington, Fl.  I know!  Crazy right!  But that job opportunity seems to be going no where, so the excitement is over.  And these last few months I’ve discovered I still have interests outside of horses.  I’ve actually cooked a few times!  I literally hadn’t cooked since before I bought Savy.  I re-decorated several rooms in our house.  Most importantly I’ve made becoming an athlete a priority.  I’m sick of having to take walk breaks during my lesson because I’m not fit enough to keep up with Nicole and Savy.

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I’ve been looking for a way to get fit.  I joined a gym closer to my work.  I went a few times and got bored.  I went to a barre class.  Nothing stuck.  Randomly, my husbands step-sister became a Beachbody coach and started a PIYO challenge.  I was intrigued.  PIYO combines Pilates and yoga, two exercises that are great for riders.  I did PIYO, saw some changes, and now I’m doing the 21 day fix.

I really, really like the 21 day fix.  I like the meal plan, it’s super easy to follow.  And the workouts are just the right amount of challenging.  Autumn seems to read my mind and gives me motivation right when I’m ready to quit.  I plan on doing the fix until I reach my goals.  Then I’d like to try another Beachbody program.

quoteWhat I like about Beachbody are that they’re no gimmicks.  It’s coaching, meal plans, and workouts out that are designed to help people lose weight correctly.  The meal plans emphasis fruits, veggies and whole grains.  The workouts incorporate stretching.  It feels healthy and sustainable.  I know I sound like a walking advertisement, but the more I do with this company the more passionate I become about them.  My coach has suggested I become a coach myself, but I’m not sure.  I don’t want to feel like I have to sell something.  I will post final results after  the three week challenge, but right now things are looking good.

And I will have a training update and some pics of my redecorating projects up here soon.