The other day I was riding my horse in my dressage saddle and I discovered that the saddle was no longer as comfortable for me as for my horse. Yes, I still could sit deep and still, hold my leg on him to balance him at the canter(he wants to break out of it all the time). The uncomfortable part was that my fat belly rubbed against the pommel of the saddle. Now I have always maintained that I will muddle along with pain and inconvenience as long as it doesn't effect my riding. At least that's what I told the orthopedic surgeon who looked at my knee MRI. Once it makes riding uncomfortable, then it's time to do something.
So it is time to do something about this extra weight that I carry around on front of me like a backwards fanny pack. (yes, this is here for the benefit of my daughters who bemoan the fact that I still sometimes do wear a fanny pack-how embarrassing for them).
Hence the 90 Day Challenge:
My goal is to lose 20 pounds-harder then 10 which was off last year around this time, but still attainable. In the course of this lighter 20 pounds, I also plan to drop a pants size by taking inches off this offensive belly. If in addition, I feel better about myself, have more energy and can encourage others to enter this challenge with me so they too can have these benefits, all the better.