Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Exercise, and WWMTD?

Well. I have successfully overcome the first bouts of "but I don't WANNA" when it comes to exercise. I have many more to overcome, but so far, so good. I can see where this program (Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred) is going to be very good for me and where I'm going to see results. I can also see where I'll need to add more cardio as time goes by, but right now I think the goal of doing this 3 times a week for 4 weeks is a good goal. My quads and abs, they are sore, and I definitely break a sweat doing this. This is a good thing. I'll need to pick up weights on Friday -- I've just been using body weight resistance -- but no hurry there. This is a good thing, and it's moving me on the path to my ultimate goal of being ready for a 3-day in late June/early July.

I should add that I am doing the "modify as I need to" thing. Apparently my right knee, the one I damaged in judo 16 years ago, doesn't hold up to sideways pressure so much any more. Jumping jacks hurt. So I'm doing energetic half-jacks. *laugh* If it changes eventually, it changes; if not, well, I'll keep doing what I'm doing.

As for WWMTD, the answer is "sit up, use your weight aid correctly, and tell her to quit hanging on you!" Reveille was, unsurprisingly, very crooked yesterday when I went to ride. I couldn't get a nice straight horse to save my life when we tracked left. So I tried a few things: inside (left) seatbone, inside leg, inside rein ... yeah, just more crookedness. MT's comments from when he schools Rev in lessons rang in my leetle bitty brain then: QUIT HANGING ON ME! COME HERE! So I thought I'd apply that philosophy. I sat up, sat on my left seatbone, held her quarters in with my legs, and insisted with my outside rein. Stop hanging on my right side, horse! Come HERE, and connect that left rein!

Who here is surprised that it worked? :)

Yeah, me neither.

WWMTD? Always a good path to success.

1 comment:

  1. w00t for exercise!! You're actually ahead of me right now. When I come home and it's 20f and dark and I'm tired? Yeah, not much running happening.

    Keep it up!