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Making It Happen

I think the main thing I learned during my 50+ pound weight loss journey that began a year ago is that you can talk all you want but if you really want to make a change you just have to do it. If I set a goal and set out the steps I need to follow to complete it I have proven to myself that I can be successful. So here I find myself after years of wondering how you people set goals on your blogs. I’ve started thinking of my goals! I figured in that case I might as well share! These are goals for the next 6-9 months.

Rock House in Hocking Hills, Ohio earlier this month

Rock House in Hocking Hills, Ohio earlier this month

Personal Goals

  1. Maintain my current weight
  2. Run in a 5k race – I run that far regularly but I’ve never done an official race and it sounds fun. Scheduled to do one on Thanksgiving!
  3. Start to add back in body weight exercises – push ups, planks, etc – I’ve gotten lazy with this
Such a handsome guy

Such a handsome guy

Horse Goals

  1. Get the ball rolling on turning our property into a retirement home for Phoenix and Stampede (feel free to add thoughts if you think of other things I should consider!). This whole change is a bit overwhelming but it is the right move and I can’t wait to have my two boys right outside my door every day.
    1. Clean out the pole barn – so much random stuff to throw away and old stalls will need ripped out (they are 10′ x 10′)
    2. Plan out stalls and lighting, get quotes for stalls and electrical work
    3. Figure out getting water to the barn (the previous owners ran a hose in the summer and carried buckets in winter!)
    4. Map out how I want to do the fencing in the portion of the property that hasn’t been redone yet and get quotes for that work
    5. Research how to make metal siding on the barn safe for ponies to be outside near – maybe add wood to a certain height?
    6. Plan for things like manure disposal, hay suppliers, etc.
  2. Try to keep Stampede sound (we made it so long but currently having an issue, waiting on vet input on x-rays) and continue dressage lessons over the winter
  3. Enjoy Mr. P and his fabulous self
  4. Start considering more specifically what I’m looking for in my next horse
Furry trouble maker

Furry trouble maker

Both

  1. Get a truck! I’m due for a new vehicle and a truck will be useful with horses at home and also opens up the option for a trailer later on
Maybe you?

Maybe you?

Here’s a picture of part of our property – the area where the two barns are. I plan to use the white one for hay storage (it has a 2nd story hay loft) and the red one will have the stalls.

Someday ponies will be here

Someday ponies will be here

Here’s to having a plan and making it happen!