Sunday, October 12, 2008

A Letter From The Editor

For those of you regular readers, you know I recently had a baby.  It's been challenging to say the least. I spent most of my pregnancy in bed, and my body is taking quite some time getting back into shape. Each time I try and get starting riding, I have been getting injured. Breast feeding doesn't allow me to diet, and it really saps my energy but I always do watch what I eat.

Four months and I still have 40 pounds to lose. One nice thing, Cristino looks at me like I am the most beautiful woman in the world. That helps a lot.  I thought that as soon as the baby was born life would be back to normal.  Silly naive me...

It's more than just being over weight, it's disheartening to have a limit. I am so used to being so strong and invincible, an injury never stopped me before.  Now if I am injured it effects the rest of the family.   My strength is coming back slowly but surely and I am spending more time in the saddle each week. I have some ways to "work around" the weight and injuries while riding, and I will be posting some video clips for those of you who may or may not be facing similar challenges. Many of you Moms out there I am sure can understand what I am up against.

Despite the double chin, aches and pains, Cristino is totally worth it!



EquineSpirit said...

I can TOTALLY understand what you're going through! ((HUGS!!))

Deanna said...

Thanks! I needed the hugs :)