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Can we have an adult re-rider support group?

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  • I am very out of shape also. Awhile ago, some of us promised to report on our modest exercise goals weekly. Anyone else up for this? I mean, I really should do some stretching exercises and walk a bit. I'm so lazy.
    I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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    • CR, great news about the lesson. You'll be cantering before you know it!
      I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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      • Originally posted by Dewey View Post
        I am very out of shape also. Awhile ago, some of us promised to report on our modest exercise goals weekly. Anyone else up for this? I mean, I really should do some stretching exercises and walk a bit. I'm so lazy.
        Dewey, I am right there with you. I consider today a success because I didn't bake cookies and eat them all, and I took the dog for a walk.
        Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
        you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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        • Dewey, I'm IN!!! I haven't done squat today. But I will make an honest effort this week. I HAVE to.

          soloudinhere -- mm...cookies. My absolute downfall. I have a bag of chocolate chips downstairs just begging to be made into Tollhouse cookies. Sigh. I also have a bunch of fruit which I need to eat instead.
          “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
          ¯ Oscar Wilde

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          • Originally posted by ParadoxFarm View Post
            Dewey, I'm IN!!! I haven't done squat today. But I will make an honest effort this week. I HAVE to.

            soloudinhere -- mm...cookies. My absolute downfall. I have a bag of chocolate chips downstairs just begging to be made into Tollhouse cookies. Sigh. I also have a bunch of fruit which I need to eat instead.
            I tried to console myself with greek yogurt, and that failed. I'm sure I will turn these M&Ms into cookies before the day is done.
            Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
            you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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            • soloudinhere, I hate to say I would do the same thing! Maybe we can all be motivation to each other. I guess we need to hear some people that are having some success with all this health and fitness. Winter did me in this year. I had to sell my treadmill as my doctors said that is not the proper exercise for me after my broken ankle. He suggests a bike or rower. I have a spin bike, but darn that this is uncomfortable. I should just ride my outdoor bike.

              We need before and after pics. Hmm. Wonder if there's a website or something we can create/join for those that want to participate. Anyone have any ideas? For the love of my horse, I need to get fit! My goal is to drop 30 pounds.
              “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
              ¯ Oscar Wilde

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              • I need to lose about 40lbs.

                My situation is complicated by living in hotels as much as 4 nights a week for work. This past year I gained 20lbs because I ate out literally 3 meals a day, more than 50% of the time.

                I'm actually having a hard time adjusting to being at home.
                Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
                you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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                • Omg, I'm SO in with the weight loss stuff! I know there are Facebook groups, so we could create one of those. Or, didn't Xanga (the blog website) have a thing to join different groups? It's been so many years since I used that, but maybe we could all do blogs on a certain site and follow each other.

                  Personally, I'm very impressed with myself that I've already lost 5 pounds since finishing my degree, but I have another 15ish to go. I *hope* I still have that 5 pounds off, anyway. I've been so busy with the horses that I've completely neglected the gym the last few weeks.
                  ~*~*~*~Founding member of the Spotted Saddlebred Pals Clique~*~*~*~

                  The equine love of my life: Gabriel
                  4/6/1993 - 8/23/2015 ...RIP my big, beautiful boy <3

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                  • I am also in!!! I have downloaded the app for the " Couch to 5 K " and was going to start it with my dog. But of course it's to cold, it's to dark, ect, ect.

                    I need people to kick my butt into gear! I am dreading the XC course walks that will be starting soon!!!!

                    Soloudinhere- I don't know how you do that!! I would love to eat out since I don't cook but to never be home is tough.

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                    • Anything but Facebook. I don't do Facebook. Let me think. Maybe I can come up with an alternative for our fitness goals. Seems we have a few players!
                      “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                      ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                      • I have an idea. There is already a COTH fitness group on myfitnesspal.com. We can all sign up (free) and use that. Not an overly active group, but we can revive it! I am already on there as d2jump. Maybe you all can join! Let me know what you think. .
                        “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                        ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                        • Or we can start our own myfitnesspal reriders group!
                          “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                          ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                          • I vote for the myfitnesspal reriders!!

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                            • Just spoke with the trainer who is working with my girl. She cantered a cross rail today and was incredibly good. I'm over the moon proud! I can't wait until my job calms down so I can get out there more often again!

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                              • I started my core exercises again about 10 days ago. I need to lose a bit of weight but I really need to get stronger. I don't spend a lot of time doing them just try and do something while watching the news....we will see... I spend way too much time tied to a computer.

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                                • Okay. Started a group on myfitnesspal called COTH Reriders. Join up!
                                  “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                                  ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                                  • i will join up tomorrow...

                                    lost the cookie battle.

                                    It is so hard to go back to eating at home when you're used to eating out. I am having chipotle withdrawals.
                                    Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
                                    you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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                                    • Wow, I created a monster. I toss off a comment and come back to find a new online group formed!

                                      Well, I will join the group. In my own case, I am more interested in health and fitness than in losing a bunch of weight. I want to be realistic about this. I know I will never again weigh what I did when I was 20.
                                      I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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                                      • Totally understand, Dewey. We will all just motivate each other to be healthy regardless of our goals. See you then.

                                        Soloudinhere, we'll get there. Like I said, cookies are very hard for me. They are my favorites.

                                        Stole virtue, great job on starting your core workouts! Woohoo!

                                        Rebels princess, awesome on your "pony"! Sounds like she is on her way!
                                        “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                                        ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                                        • Hi, everyone. I guess I should join the fitness group because my horse is sidelined again. His foot is fine and we were back to two lessons a week, and increasing jumps, but then his respiratory problem flared up again. So he went to the clinic for a BAL procedure and we don't have the results back yet, and no plan. He gets turned out most of the day, and no riding until we figure out what's causing his shortness of breath. He's had an allergy workup, meds, only wet hay, and he's living in a stall right by the big door that's almost always open. I've been spending time on the treadmill, and would like to do a 5K sometime this spring. My speed and endurance are awful, so there's lots of room for improvement.
                                          It's 2017. Do you know where your old horse is?

                                          www.streamhorsetv.com -- website with horse show livestream listings and links.

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