I had a fantastic riding lesson today that really opened my eyes on just how beneficial my new fitness program is going to be towards my riding. Typically, I am out of breath and exhausted by the time I do a few loping circles but this time I finished my whole lesson without barely breaking a sweat. I felt so much more strength in my legs and the ability to kick my lazy horse up into the bridle. It was so great. Rosie was a good girl and her trainers are doing so well with her. She used to be really lazy and I’d struggle to keep her going, but now she’s much more athletic and learning to carry herself and move forward without being urged every single stride. I love that while I’m at home working my butt off, she’s getting into shape as well! =)
We also had an amazing spin to the right. She kicked into a higher gear and it took me totally by surprise – I nearly spinned right out out of the saddle! It was an awesome feeling.
After my riding lesson, we walked 1.3 miles each way to a bakery to have our first ever wedding cake tasting! It was so delicious and was definitely my cheat day of the weekend. Though it didn’t actually end up being that much cake, much to my fiance’s dismay. Our favorite was probably the Chocolate Peanut Butter, but the White Velvet and Lemon Poppy were both incredible. We have one more cake tasting before we have to make The Decision and it’s going to be a difficult choice I think! I particularly am partial to Twiggs because it’s a locally owned and operated bakery by a gay couple and I love that. But we’ll see what the next place has to offer us — after all they did win the Cupcake Wars show during season 3!---------------
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