Bring It: P90X Day 25

This is my personal journey into the P90X DVD series created by Tony Horton. This program isn't for the average person. It is for the persistant and the stubborn. This is one tough workout intended to transform your body within 90 days.

I to have heard that story. That is why I am here. I have often times fallen victims to these schemes and I am here to see if this actually works. I have invested thousands of dollars on different pieces of workout equipment, different workout videos, and all the gadgets that go with. Yet, after a short amount of time I find that I am bored or it is just too difficult.

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 below. I would love to here your stories, your thoughts or even your feedback. With you guys, my motivation has been surging. With you guys, I will make it to the end of the 90 days!

P90X was created by Tony Horton. This is an extreme workout that will transform your body. Are you ready to Bring It?
P90X was created by Tony Horton. This is an extreme workout that will transform your body. Are you ready to Bring It? | Source
Don't forget to push play right after the alarm rings. It guarantees you get your workout in... no excuses!
Don't forget to push play right after the alarm rings. It guarantees you get your workout in... no excuses! | Source

Bring It

I woke up this morning, and like most mornings, I hit play. That has been my habit and has become my routine. It was a routine I used to struggle with, and for the most part, I don't struggle as much any more (unless my son wants to join me for a workout!)

This mornings workout was an easy one. (At least compared to the others in the P90X program!) The workout for the day was Stretch X. That means no pushups, no pullups, no squats, no lunges and definately no jumping. I was in heaven. After all, I have been feeling pretty sore. So this was a good thing for me. And since it is Recovery Week, feeling sore seems a little odd to me. After all, this is when I get a break.

However, we know that is not the case. The Recovery Week is just a nice way of saying we are switching it up and torturing other parts of your body. For the most part, the concentration is more on flexibility and your core. While I am not too bad with flexibility (I can touch and even reach past my toes), my core section is hideously weak.

If you don't know my back story, back in 2000 I underwent exploritory surgery. That is basically a way of the doctor saying they aren't sure what is wrong. Well, they still didn't find out what was wrong, but they did end up screwing up, leaving me with a dreadful scar that sliced me straight down starting at my belly button. With complications, I ended up having another surgery in 2003 to fix the original mistake. Needless to say, the scar is healed but my midsection will never be the same.

So this week, while everybody else recovers, I am working harder than I have been the whole time because of my weak core muscles. This is something I have been struggling with for awhile. Yet today was StretchX, which means I got to relax. That made me happy.

At the same time, I kept thinking to myself, when is the workout going to start.

Stretch out - it's gonna be awhile

With most P90X workouts, they last about an hour. Now I am in no ways complaining about an hour of nothing but stretching. (Although, remember you are still trying to push farther, so you don't want to slack to much here. You still want to gain flexibility.) Yet, it seemed odd to me to watch the timer click down and think, "Wow, I am almost done and I haven't even felt like I started!"

Most workouts typically start off with stretching. And my brain is probably wired to put the two together. So, just stretching makes me feel like something is missing. However, I will admit, this is a great way to get rid of those sore muscles, stand a little taller, and really focus on your form.

Just remember, this is still a workout, so no sleeping throughout the whole thing. But, if you feel like taking a nap afterwards, I won't fault you!

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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Tummy scar? (sad face) I hate it when a girl gets a scar. Us guys are proud of them, but girls .. not so much. To the point. You are a trooper. Adapt, over come, and move on. You may be a girl but ain't no sissy.

I've got the hand job taken care of, or at least half of it. I took the picture. I'm looking for the installation disk for my camera to put on this new computer. I think the hand is good. Yes it's a dandy hand for sure. Now I just have to get it on the computer to complete the hand job.

jim


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Jim I am so proud that you finally finished that hand job... it took you long enough! Now get that sucker uploaded so everybody else can see! I want to compare our techniques. Do you think mine even compares! LMAO

Yes - good point about scars. For men they are trophies... for woman they are self esteem busters. I have had to live with mine for awhile and it sucks. It took me a long time to get where I have with it. It is hidden under my clothes so most people would never even know it was there. But, I do... and that still kills. That and it makes my stomach really weak... which also hurts me when I am trying to workout. It is getting stronger though. With the first scar, because it separated my abdominal muscles, each time I did anything high impact, my stomach would swell so it would look like it was 9 months pregnant. Now try explaining that one to people... lol

Oh yeah - and thanks for noticing I ain't no sissy! :)


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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

Keep it up keep it up keep it up... wahooooo. Yup that is about all I got. lol. Sorry but my brain is dead, my fingers are tired, and I didn't even do any hmwk today and it is already time to go to sleep. I am glad you got some really good stretching in though! Stretching strengthens your core as well you know. Especially if you are doing the stretch correctly which I am going to assume you are. So you are getting stronger with out even knowing it! Look forward to reading tomorrows workout... hopefully I am a little more awake :-)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - Well, you had a long day between work and sleep so it is understandable that you are tired. This weekend is going to be a hard one for me because of all the Halloween stuff. Not sure when I am going to squeeze all this in. Especially tomorrow because that is Yoga and the longest workout in the series. Yikes!

Thanks for the wahooooo - I am going to keep on going! :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

BBG - I like the stretching part! I did have lots of problems with that rib yesterday - cleaning out my closet and bending over for a while - the stretches will help! Lol. While you're getting ti together - I'm falling apart piece by piece:) lol


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - I am only held together by ligaments that are getting stretched. I don't know who has it worse. LOL Pretty soon I am goign to be like one of those skeletons that you shake around and things just fly... lol

Seriously though, I hope you are feeling better. My knee has been really hurting. I think I overdid it Monday when I did that many miles. And then I still have been walking daily and that isn't helping. Yesterday I was walking in flip flops... and that isn't good. So, today I am going to take it easy. Workout is done - and I have to walk to the store yet. And that is it! Nothing more... oh wait... then back to the school for Halloween fest tonight. Ok - I will take it easy on Sunday! :)

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