Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Keepin' on keepin' on

I haven't posted an update in a while, so I thought I'd better get to it!

Things are going well here, for the most part. The last couple of months have been kinda stressful, with lots going on. I normally struggle with emotional eating (especially when faced with lots of stress) but I have been making a huge effort to really think before I eat.

I've been doing a decent job of bringing healthy meals and snacks to work, so that helps alot. I can resist the vending machine and the cafeteria, if I'm well prepared. It is little victories like this that help me along. I can feel positive momentum building, albeit slowly... :-) My biceps and quads are also starting to firm up from all of my workouts with my trainer. I just need to shed the layer of protective fat on top so I can display those muscles!

I would really like to buy a pair of beige breeches for summer riding - since the only ones I have are black! I don't want to cook while I'm out riding the trails and fields this summer. I need to get a few pounds off before I buy more breeches, but that is kind of what I am shooting for right now. I sometimes wear jeans to ride in, but I find that they bunch up and are kind of uncomfortable...

What do you guys ride in in the summer? Jeans? Breeches? Any other types of riding attire that is cool and comfortable?

6 comments:

Mrs Mom said...

I ride in shorts, sweatpants, jeans or breeches. By the time I get ten minutes to get up on Sonny, I dont have time to change from whatever I am in! ;)

Makes it interesting sometimes thats for sure! LOL

Proud of you for keeping on keeping on Laura!!! Cant wait to see those muscles soon ;)

AKPonyGirl said...

I ride in jeans....specifically Wranglers. I wear an old pair of well worn shotgun chaps too.

Glad to hear things are going well!

Beth said...

It has been so long since I rode in the summer. I have been wondering what i will ride in too. My only breeches are really nice and warm and black. I don't have jeans that fit well right now, meaning they are too big. . . yeah. . . but I have been wondering about summer riding myself. I am hoping to pick up a pair of light weight riding tights.

cdncowgirl said...

I am totally a jeans gal! Have to give you kudos for wearing breeches though, they seem sooo revealing! lol

cdncowgirl said...

I am totally a jeans gal! Have to give you kudos for wearing breeches though, they seem sooo revealing! lol

oregonsunshine said...

Leggings. Last time I rode in summer, it was when we were trying out Charlie, pre-Casey. And it was a 100 degree day. So, I decided against jeans and went with leggings because I don't have any breeches. They were nice and cool for the most part, wicked any sweat away and soaked by the time I got off. But, they dried before I got in the truck to head home, so there's always that.