Thursday, January 23, 2020

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I started out just blogging to keep track of my rides on a project pony. But it's turned into so much more!

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Personal Goals || And What's In The Works!

Hey guys! So it's been a while since I've talked to you all so I thought I'd make a short but personal post about what's up :)

Let's start with horses.. I'm still saving.. the struggle is real..

So how about fitness?

Oh, that's going pretty well. I've had some muscle growth in mah glutes! and leaned down a tad this past month. But I do want to drop some body fat since I'm currently sitting at 25%. Since I really don't want to eat less because let's face it, I Love Food! So my plan is to step up my cardio and be more consistent. Instead of 20 minutes once a week (*coughs* if) I will being doing 20 minutes 2-3 times a week.

Good news! I'm almost ready to buy a computer that works!! We will be getting a refurbished macbook. And that means we can start editing videos ect!

Speaking of videos..
Matthew will be starting a youtube channel soon!
He will be doing all kinds of fun stuff with fishing, baseball, golf, basketball, ect..

What can I say he's a sports guy lol. He's pretty shy but we think his first one is gonna be a fishing lure challenge. He has a lot of really fun and creative ideas though.

Like I said I'm still saving for a horse. Still planning on purchasing one late august/early september. Once we do though the fun will really start because we will be doing all kinds of videos relative to training and daily fun stuffs ;)

Till then though I was thinking of doing videos of workouts and recipes ect.. What do you all think? Are you game for that? Lemme know whatchya wanna see!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself....

I'm Gabriela Medeiros. Most people call me Gaby. Yes, only one b, no reason, just always been that way lol.

I'm 24 years old and married to my wonderful husband Matthew!

I decided to reintroduce myself because I never have in a blog post and my about page is super looooong... sorry if you've ever read it. 

I'm not going to give you a long drawn out personal history because then I might as well copy and paste my about page lol.

I come from a big close knit family. I grew up with my parents and two younger brothers. We moved around a lot! I was homeschooled so at least I didn't have to worry about that hassle. I never had many of any friends. In part to moving so much, but also in part to just the way I am. I'm serious about success and silly about expectations. I never cared what people thought, only about what was right. Most kids, even my age annoyed me. But I was too silly and not uniform enough for the adults. So I was usually alone.

Except for horses. And cats lol. My two loves! Cats helped me ever since I was 9 years old. I felt like I fit in with them. Who can resist their sass! The only thing better is a chestnut mare ;)

I started riding lessons at age 13. It was a life long goal that I fought hard to accomplish and I haven't quit since. You guys all know what it's like when something is just in your blood.

But as far as humans were concerned I kinda liked being alone. I could contemplate the universe, solve my own problems, and get to know myself. At 8 years old I knew exactly what I wanted out of life and wrote down a plan to get there.

But life happens...

Things fall through, economies collapse, and once confident children become depressed teens.

That happened to me. I knew better than to visibly self harm or anything. God was all that kept me from dying. But I developed eating disorders. At 16 years old I didn't want to exist. And I ate well under 300 calories a day. I was miserable. 

But I had several turning points and took baby steps at recovering on my own. In fact I never told a soul until 2 years ago when I told my husband about my struggle and that I wanted to kick that last bit of it for good. He was super supportive and that helped me get to where I'm at.

I'm a die hard equestrian and avid gym goer. I created this site to share everything I've learned about the wonderful connection between the two.

I want to help equestrians accomplish their fitness goals. And I want to raise awareness about eating disorders and the mental healing that takes time to do.