Bring It: P90X Day 22

P90X is an extreme workout created by Tony Horton. This is my personal journey to try and prove whether the system works or is just another gimmick. I am ready to give it my all. I am not sitting in front of the TV and watching them sweat, I am joining in.

If you would like to start from the beginning of this series, please click here. If you want to read about my previous day with P90X, click here.

Feel free to leave your comments. I would love to hear your feedback, your stories and even the extra push. Thank you all for your support.

P90X is an extreme workout. If you are looking to get into the best shape of your life, this might be the answer you are looking for.
P90X is an extreme workout. If you are looking to get into the best shape of your life, this might be the answer you are looking for. | Source
P90X yoga is a tough workout and not to be underestimated.
P90X yoga is a tough workout and not to be underestimated.

Bring It

Today is Monday. If Monday was an adjective, I would definately say it was a Monday Monday. Basically it means it didn't start off so good. It was just an off kind of day. You would have thought it would have started off great, especially knowing that I was heading into my first Recovery Week and closing in on the end of Phase 1.


My husband didn't have to be at work as early as last week. I have to admit, I kind of liked that schedule. That means I didn't get up early enough to finish my workout before the kids got up. If you are thinking I should have got up anyway, even though my husband was snoring away - well then you are crazy! Although I did think about it - that only lasted a minute though.

Needless to say, the day started off on the wrong foot.

I finally got the kids situated, and then my son woke up. That spelled trouble right off the bat, considering I had an hour and a half worth of yoga in my near future, and doing it while my son was awake, would not be an easy task.

I was right about that. With every pose, my son had his nose in my face. Or, he thought it would be funny to push me. Needless to say, I can't say this was the best Yoga X workout I have ever had. In fact, it might have even been pointless.

A card doesn't mean much if you don't remember the pin. This little detail, sent me on a very long walk!
A card doesn't mean much if you don't remember the pin. This little detail, sent me on a very long walk! | Source

Call me crazy...

Needless to say, my workout... for lack of a better word... sucked. I was preoccupied anyway. I had forgotten my pin number to my debit card, and I needed to find it. I knew I had packed it away somewhere. I even put it somewhere safe so I knew I would be able to easily find it. Guess what? I couldn't find it.

I tore the house apart. I created a big mess. It was no where in sight. I found lots of other things, but unfortunately, without my pin, it made the card useless. I needed my card! I needed to get to the store and pick up some coffee. (No coffee makes for a cranky person! Maybe that is why I was having such a Monday day!)

Finally, I had a brilliantly stupid idea. I was going to go to the bank. Sounds like a good idea, except I am without a car at the moment and the bank is 3 and a half miles away. I was going to use the bike and put my son in the trailer behind me, but our bike helmets were no where in sight. That meant going on foot was the only option. To add to this little mess, I was also on a time crunch. I had 1 hour and 45 minutes to get to the bank and back so I could get my daughter from school. That meant I had to keep a pace of a 15 minute mile (technically a little faster cause I had to do business in the bank!) That is a pretty hefty pace when you are pushing a stroller with an extra 30 pounds! I decided to strap on my pedometor and count the steps.

Well, I did it. I made it to the bank, figured out the whole ordeal with my bank card, got back in time to get my daughter, and even walked back to the store to pick up my coffee grounds. I had even gone for a walk earlier to walk a friend's 3 dogs. When all was said and done, I had stepped about 21,000 steps. I had put on a quit a few miles - about 11 miles to be exact.

Geez - and I thought this was recovery week!

The Results

So I have completely covered my completely hectic day, but what you are really here for is the results. I have to say, I was not happy with the results. It is pretty hard to stay motivated when you work so hard to see so little in return. But they are what they are.

I already expected to have poor results. For some reason, I could tell I was retaining a lot of water weight. So much so that I could barely twist my wedding ring around my finger. So, I have a feeling if the water weight wasn't sticking around, the results would have been much better. I have a feeling this was because I had too much salt this weekend. I have also been known to swell up when I am in high temperatures and Saturday was spent in Palm Springs. Whatever the excuse, the numbers don't lie. I am hoping for something far better after my Recovery Week.

So far, in 3 weeks, I have lost 2.2 pounds. I have also lost 0.8 percent body fat and 1 point down on my BMI. That doesn't seem like much, but I do know that muscle weighs much more than fat does. That being said, the thing that made me happy about the results, besides the numbers still dropping, is that I have shrunk 9 full iinches over my entire body. The scale may not show it, but the mirror does.

They say the mirror adds 10 pounds and if that is the case, "Damn - I am looking good!"

So here is to Recovery Week, when we switch things up. This is were the results are gained. The body gets a much needed break; muscles are built; and instead of giving our body a pounding, we work on the core and cardio. It might be recovery week - but it is going to be far from easy.

Happy Sweating!

Want More...

Tomorrow there is finally a new workout incorporated into the program. If you would like to read about Core Synergistics and my adventure on Day 23, click here.

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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Adapt and over come. You did it kiddo. I'd love to have a pic of you pulling that little young gun in a trailer behind your bike. Awesome. :) You're on a mission my friend. Keep up the good work!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Jim - I think I would have preferred to be pulling him in a trailer - it would have went much faster. But I didn't want to get a ticket because I didn't have a bike helmet on. So I ran and walked him in the stroller. That is difficult. And then, some old man cat called me from his car. I have no idea what he actually said because I had my Ipod blasting. I can only assume he was making fun of my running. Most people do! LOL

Thanks for the support - I am going to get in shape if it kills me! LOL

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I lk,e walking and it doesn't made me sad layer either:) but with your time crunch and having Max - I wouldn't have attempted it. It sure doesn't surprise me that you did! And look on the bright side - your morning work out sucked so that totally made up for it!

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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

You are CRAZY!!! How are you feeling today? I am impressed though :-) And wow!! Seriously 9 inches!! I can't wait to see you! Where did you lose all of the inches? Very impressive. Makes me want to get up and do my workout for sure... I have a busy day ahead of me so lets hope I don't make excuses and just get it done. I doubt it though... I'm not as good as you are at just getting it done! Great job! And just keep reminding yourself that the weight will come off in time. I predicted after week 4 and here we are staring week 4 so you are right on track! Great job again and another entertaining hub to go with it :-)

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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

For some reason when I had a stroller to push I could walk for miles. Maybe because the stroller held me up. Keep up the great work you're doing!!! Think I will start writing you a cheer :)

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - I actually thought about turning around half way through because I wasn't sure I was going to have enough time. Maps are so decieving sometimes - it really didn't look like it was that far. That is why I ran parts of it - because if I wouldn't have - I probably wouldn't have made it. As is, I got there just as they were releasing the kids - so perfect timing. The big joke now is whether or not I should go for another walk like that. Eli thought I was insane. I can't say I disagree. Maybe I will start doing a walk like that once a week! LOL It took me all the way to K-mart so I can call it my shopping trip or something! LOL

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - as a joke - I told Eli that even my toe nails were sore this morning, but in all honesty, I really don't feel that bad. My feet are a little sore from the long track, but luckily, I have been walking for awhile now. Before it was up hills. Granted - I have never walked that much, but eventually my body chilled out and I felt good. And I almost felt like going for a run. If it wasn't such a rainy day outside, I might have actually done it after my workout.

As for were I lost the inches... I lost 2 inches in my chest- the ribcage portion, 1/2 an inch in my waist, 1 and 1/2 inches in my hips, 1 and 1/2 inches in my arms, 2 and 1/2 inches in my thighs and 1 inch in my boobs! So - it is spread out throughout. I wish the waist would go down more, but this week is all about core so maybe I will see that at the 30 day mark! Almost there!! :)

Oh yeah - and just do it! No excuses - if I can do it with three kids underfoot - you can do it too! Think of your dress!!! :) I am going to start getting on you because you have been so supportive for me!

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Just Ask Susan - I felt a little stronger when I was running. But maybe I was jumping a little higher and using it to glide along... lol... it was almost like using roller blades only my feet were still on the ground. I will have to admit though, it probably would have been easier if I had a jogging stroller. And I might not have looked nearly as dumb... then again, anybody who has ever seen me run already knows how retarded I look when I do it! I enjoy walking though. It definately is a good way to destress and clear the head.

Oh yeah - and I am looking forward to your cheer. Can't wait to see it! :)

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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

You're such a busy girl! How do you fit it all in? I'm quite impressed that you've lost 9 inches now. You're on a roll! Keep up the good work.

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Cloverleaf - I am still wondering how I fit it all in. I stay busy and I hardly sit down. I sit down when I get a chance to write. But mostly, I make a lot of to do lists.

I am pretty happy with the amount of inches lost. I can't wait for the number to start reflecting on the scale. Overall, I feel like this has been a great journey for me!

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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

Well the 2 inches in the ribcage is very important!! That is where the dress was tight on me and is where it comes in. After that it starts to flow away from the body... so your belly isn't as important! Still keep up the good work and the dress will look amazing on you no matter what. Also good news :-) I got done with all my busy stuff way earlier than expected so an amazing workout is just around the corner!

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - Yeah! I am so proud that you are getting ready for an amazing workout. By the time you are done, I should be done with my next hub write up for today's workout on Core Synergistics! In fact, I am just about finished with it now. So go get your workout groove on. I am going to hit publish and then go work on folding some clothes! :)

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Ahhh I see my spell check was helping again..I meant sore later:-) lol.

Well I don't mind a good challenge and people go on long hikes too - so you just had a hike throughout the city! I think it's pretty crazy but only cuz I'm jealous I don't have the energy:)

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - Ha ha - now I get what you were saying. I just kind of ignored that part cause I thought maybe you forgot to put your glasses on again! LOL J/K

I love going on hikes too. Eli promised me an awesome pair of hiking boots a few months ago. I haven't gotten them yet, but when I do, I want the whole family to go together and do some hikes through the mountains. Great exercise and family time all combined.

As for the energy.... I am not really sure I had the energy. What I do have is a whole lot of stubbornness. LOL Oh yeah - inpatience played an important part in that too. Eli said he would take me to the bank today, I could have even called for a ride, but I don't like to depend on others so I just went for it! LOL

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