Thursday, February 19, 2009

I need an attitude adjustment

I have the winter blahs! Finding it hard to get motivated and eating like I'm about to go into hibernation! Sometimes this happens and lasts just a few days. Sometimes it lasts for a few weeks. It's seriously cutting into my riding time because I'm struggling to make myself go to the barn. That is so disheartening. I've only been back to riding for a few weeks!

Visited with a friend from my old barn tonight and at least she was motivating. She is so excited about riding and has upped her rides from 2 days a week to 4 days a week. That would have been me just a few months ago. So, I am getting out my calendar and scheduling in my ride time, and I am going when I want to go rather than waiting around for significant other.

No rushing, no thinking about everything else that I need to get done in my day. I am just going to go and let the world go to hell in a handbasket while I am there. Nothing else on my mind. That is rather the point isn't it?


  1. Good for you! You can get all the "other" stuff done bit by bit when you're not at the barn enjoying your pony. I do remember those winter blahs, though...especially when it's just barely warm enough you start to talk yourself out of it by telling yourself it's too cold to take the blanket off, nevermind make them work.

  2. "Other" stuff will always still be there. I have a hard time with that one too- it always seems like there is so much "other" crap that NEEDS to be taken care of RIGHT NOW.. that horse time/ ride time gets shoved aside. And next thing I know, it is over a month since the last ride.

    Working very hard to change that this year! Hope you can too!