Bring It: P90X Day 3

This is a continuation of my journey with the P90X system. I am just at the start, but I am hoping you will be following my journey for the full 90 days to see whether or not this systme works or is just another advertising gimmick. 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 comment on your journeys to get healthy below. Maybe together, we can kick this unhealthy epidemic in the past!

It is time to Bring It. P90X will help me on my personal journey to get into the best shape of my life!
It is time to Bring It. P90X will help me on my personal journey to get into the best shape of my life! | Source

Bring It

So, I rolled out of bed this morning.

I am serious... I really did roll out of bed this morning. Not because I was grumpy; not because I was tired. My arms were so sore it seemed an easier option to just roll until I hit the floor then it was to use my arms and push up my entire body weight. So, yes... I rolled out of bed this morning.

Day 3 was about to start and I knew I had a workout to look forward to. The way my arms were feeling, I wasn't so sure this was going to be a successful workout or not! My arms felt like they weighed a million pounds and you guessed it... today's workout was shoulders and arms. (Sigh!)

Yep - that is what I thought!

Get the goods!

CAP Barbell 40-pound Adjustable Dumbbell Set with Case
CAP Barbell 40-pound Adjustable Dumbbell Set with Case

The perfect space saver if you don't want a lot of different weights hanging around. One pair of dumbbells but several different weights to choose from.

 
Altus Athletic 32-Pound Dumbbell Set with Stand
Altus Athletic 32-Pound Dumbbell Set with Stand

With a variety of different sizes, your workout won't be lacking. You won't be forced to use a smaller weight that is unbeneficial if you need more, but you won't get injured by using too heavy of a weight either!

 
Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set with Door Anchor, Ankle Strap, Exercise Chart, and Resistance Band Carrying Case
Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set with Door Anchor, Ankle Strap, Exercise Chart, and Resistance Band Carrying Case

Resistance bands are a great substitute for free weights. Just by shortening the band, you will be able to give yourself more resistance!

 

Shoulders & Arms

Shoulders & Arms are the 3rd day workout for the P90X classic workout routine. You will be doing plenty of shoulder presses, bicep curls and tricep exercises. In fact, that is the way the whole routine works. You do a shoulder exercise, followed by a bicep exercise, followed by a tricep exercise.

For this workout, weights or bands are suggested, but not necessary. If weights are not available, you will need to create your own resistance by flexing your muscles. You will also need a chair, because some of the exercises allow you to sit down. (But don't think that this means it is easy!) A mat will also come in handy, unless you don't mind laying on the floor for an exercise. As usual, you should always keep water close and a towel closer (so you can mop up all the sweat dripping in your eyes!

Overall, you might think this might be a midweek break after finishing plyometrics, but this isn't the workout to slack on if you want that chiseled upper body! The key to this workout is to keep breathing through your reps and choose the proper weight. For some, there shoulders and biceps may be able to handle a higher weight than their triceps. When working out, safety is always the top priority. So do your best and forget the rest.

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The 90 Day mark is convienently located on Dec. 31st. That means, with the results I am feeling, it truly will be a new year for me!
The 90 Day mark is conveniently located on Dec. 31st. That means, with the results I am feeling, it truly will be a new year for me! | Source

Day 3

I will admit. My arms were sore; my legs were sore; everything was sore! I couldn't say I was looking forward to the workout because I knew it was going to be painful. However, I could feel a little more pep under my step. I was in a great mood. I felt good!

I did my normal morning routine; made three lunches and got the kids ready for school. I even started my workout early. I didn't watch the clock count down like I did the day before. In fact, the more I worked out, the better I felt. I could feel the pain leaving my body!

I will admit. I didn't work out to my full capacity. Since this is my first week on the program, I have decided not to do weights with the workout because I didn't want to over due it. I will admit that was too easy for me. But don't mistaken that for me saying this is an easy workout. This workout is still extreme. I just should have had weights instead of going without. Next week, I bet I will feel more of a burn.

But today, I felt good. Afterwards, I made myself a high protein breakfast. That gave me so much energy, I didn't even know what to do with it. So, I went for a walk. I walked to the store; I walked to the school to pick up the kids. I probably put on a good 2 miles on top of my P90X workout.

Afterwards, while the kids were doing their homework and playing, I decided I needed to clean the house. I didn't just pick stuff up; I spring cleaned. I just don't know what got into me! I had so much energy, I just couldn't do enough. If it wasn't raining outside, I might have even gone for a run!

As you can see, the P90X is already doing a good job. I am feeling a surge of extra energy. I might not notice the difference in my clothes... yet... but I can see my face is already slimming down. That is in a short 3 days. If this program is this effective already, I can't wait to see what the first 30 days brings. And the 90 day marker falls on Dec. 31st. With this kind of progress, it looks like 2012 will be a whole new year for me!

Note: P90X is and extreme workout program. It is always suggested that you consult your physician before you begin this or any other workout program. Always do at your own risk and if something starts to hurt, stop. Remember, it is better to keep moving then it is to become injured and not be able to work out at all.

If you to are on your very own personal health journey, I would love to hear your comments below. If not, I am grateful for any push and support you can lend my way. Every bit helps in my motivation!

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Brett 5 years ago

awesome! the first couple weeks of p90x are the toughest. Just keep bringing it! Also, if you haven't signed up on teambeachbody.com, I could coach you! My handle is bmsande


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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

I did pilates today :-) One of the extreme ones that I stole from you! It was DIFFICULT. I've been doing my yoga but I haven't done pilates in a while and I can tell my body was not used to the flexibility needed nor the strength required. I enjoyed it immensely though even if I couldn't do all of the exercises. The best part is because I am fairly knowledgable with pilates I could simplify the really complicated move to my abilities. I think I am going to keep trying it for a while... who knows I might be a different person in a few weeks! After all I've personally seen the results of the windsor pilates videos!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Brett - I will definitely have to check that out. I know it was offered on there, but I never went that far into it. If I do signup for teambeachbody, I will definitely be looking you up!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - Yeah - I am so proud of you for doing one of my Windsor pilates videos - I know the one that I gave you is tough as nails. But stick with it and before you know it, it will be a piece of cake... err... walk in the park. Need to stay in the healthy mindset! LOL

See - this whole writing about my P90X experience is doing some good. I got you motivated!!!!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I don't think this stuff is good for ya, I mean can't get out of bed - doing a bunch of boring house work? Stop the video - have a beer and a smoke that will make ya feel good! Lol

I am so proud of you - seriously - I have no will power and not only are you going on this journey but your also writing about it and I do think that is cool X 2 - way to go!!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - I agree with you 110% - this stuff can't be good for you. I mean - feeling paralyzed from overuse of the muscles! An unnecessary burst of energy causing a massive cleaning of your living quarters. Yep... I think I am going to have a beer. If I think correctly, there is one left in the fridge. But it isn't a manly beer... it is a Coronita. Our friends brought it over last week and it is like a mini me Corona - do you think that will suffice! LOL


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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

Well I have been getting motivated again for a while, but yes you really put the fire to my bum.... of course it could just be my competitive side coming out :-) After all I want to win our little competition and I have to work hard if you are doing P90!! I will tell you though... this pilates might just do the trick. My belly actually is sore today!! I haven't done a tummy workout that made me sore the next day in about idk... never! lol. Although I can feel it in other parts as well that is the part that impressed me the most. So Good luck to both of us :-)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - Pilates hurts. There were times when I did them and my stomach was so sore the next day I actually felt naseaous. But, I don't know if that is extreme since I have a lot of issues with my stomach, and if I overdue it, it puts me down for several days. But yeah - you better light that fire under you with my P90X taking over. I can already start seeing the difference. Or maybe it is that I am standing a little taller after that really intense yoga! LOL BTW - It is published and I got it done before lunch! YEAH!!!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Hey BBG,

By the time I catch up on my reading, you'll be through the 90 days. Way to go! I give you a lot of credit, especially for finding the time to write about it. Good luck!

Sharyn


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Sharyn - I ain't gonna lie... doing the workouts is hard, but getting it all written down is some what harder. There are days that I struggle! But, I have to be persistent. Like tonight.... yeah - Halloween festivities. I should be stealing candy from the kids and I am finishing up my hub :)

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