Bring It: P90X Day 34

P90X is an extreme workout, created by Tony Horton. Millions of people are using this program to get into the best shape of their lives. I am often skeptical when it comes to these claims because I have fallen victim to so many different workout fads that have failed to work. Granted, they are collecting dust, which means I have also failed to work them. So, I have embarked on this personal journey. If I Bring It for a full 90 days, I want to see what results a normal, average person can expect.

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 you comments below (but what I really mean is please, please, please leave your comments below!) I love to hear from you, whether it is your experience with the P90X program or just your very own healthy advice. You can even just say Hi - glad to see you are still bringing it. Whatever it is, I am happy to hear from you. This personal journey has kept me motivated, and your comments keep me writing about it. Thanks for the support!

P90X is an extreme workout program promising to transform your body in a short 90 days. Are you ready to Bring It with me?
P90X is an extreme workout program promising to transform your body in a short 90 days. Are you ready to Bring It with me? | Source

Bring It

I am not up to really Bringing It today. In fact, even though I did push play this morning, I would have rather layed on the couch all morning wallowing in my own self pity. This cold is really kicking me in the behind.

However, I have made a commitment. Cold or not... I got out of bed... I got dressed for the day... and I pushed play. I am just happy this is one of my favorite workouts out of the entire P90X series. I think that was my saving point. I may not have been feeling well, but through a stuffy noise and an irritating cough, I punched and kicked my way to the end. And surprisingly, it went by fast. Then again, KenpoX is always one of those workouts that go by really fast!

Now that it is done, and I didn't successfully sweat out the cold, I plan on spending the rest of the day loungin on the couch cuddled up to my TheraFlu. I have a rest (or stretch) day tomorrow and then the butt-kicking starts all over again! I need to get back on my feet. It seems burning the candle at both ends has finally burnt me and I am down for the count.

With that being said....

Here is hoping this kicks it out of my system!
Here is hoping this kicks it out of my system!

What about you

When you are sick, do you skip your workouts?

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Take Care of Yourself

Most people aren't crazy like I am. If they get a cold, that is usually their first excuse to not workout. However, working out is part of my routine. Yes, life happens. We all eventually get a cold. My husband works in the Emergency Room, so it is a little odd that this has been the first major cold I have gotten that is really putting me down.

The bottom line is, if you aren't feeling good, it is time to take care of yourself. That means, give yourself a break. I am not suggesting you skip your workout. That is your own personal decision and it really depends on how sick you really are. Mine is a head cold, and I made it through KenpoX. I am just happy that I didn't have Ploymetrics this morning.

When you get sick, your body is fighting off the cold. This means it is working really hard already trying to get you into peak condition. So... drink your water, maybe even some hot tea. Make yourself up a bowl of chicken noodle soup, and just lounge. You have been pushing yourself hard and it is well deserved. Besides - if you rest up before it gets too bad, you won't have to worry about it getting worse.

Here's to feeling better! Cheers! I toast to you a cup of TheraFlu!

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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I hope you are feeling better soon. Kuddos to working out while not feeling well. You rock! What does Eli do in the emergency room? Just being nosy :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Just Ask Susan - Thanks! I have such a hard time just sitting around. I am looking at all the things I should be doing and wondering why I am not doing it. I need something to knock me out so I don't do anything... lol

Eli is an admitting clerk in the ER. He basically gets all the patients information so they can be billed for their visit. I know personally, he is the person I don't want to see when I am not feeling good and sitting in the ER. It is like, seriously, ask these questions to someone who has their head on straight. I don't envy him, but it is the business side of the ER. LOL


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I know what you mean, it's hard to sit still and relax..Since the sixth of October it's been driving me crazy not being able to do much. I may need to get the fire department into to hose out the house :). Actually the guys are keeping up with most of the stuff....well sorta.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Just Ask Susan - Maybe I need to sprain my ankle to stay down... lol... not that it is a good idea at all. And I know what you mean, there is just nothing better than how you take care of a house. I swear - they could get the house spotless and I still feel like going back through after them... it must be a mom thing. When does life get back to normal with you? It's been awhile - you should be getting the cast off soon - right?


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susan54 5 years ago

barbergirl28, I hope you feel better! Keep going but slow down a little.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Susan - Thanks so much - I have been giving myself Theraflu and I am starting to feel a little better. Maybe I was pushing myself too hard. The break has felt good though and was really needed.


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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

I am sorry you are not feeling well! Although a workout is good for a cold! It won't kick it out totally, but a lot of people feel more miserable if they are not doing their workout. Maybe you should just lay off of all the extra workouts you've been doing and make sure you are resting well at night. A hot shower would help as well! Have Abby make lunch since it is the weekend and just enjoy being pampered :-) She could make everybody pbj sandwiches! lol. Feel Better!


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susan54 5 years ago

Barbergirl28, Great workout today. Your doing very well, also.


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ThoughtSandwiches 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Oh...colds suck beyond (and above) working out. I'm sorry you feel poorly. I will steal some soup from Real. I will also leave now before I cootie-catch.

Feel better.

Thomas


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Daffy Duck 5 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

There's nothing like getting sick to derail an exercise routine. Of course if you're like me be careful. Making a legitimate excuse to not workout often leads to poor excuses, and before you know it you're just too tired today. :)

Feel better.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - Thanks for the well wishes. Abby wouldn't have been able to make us any sandwhiches because we were desperately in need of groceries. Instead, I made Eli take me out to eat when he woke up. Last night I took some Tylenol PM - it knocked me on my butt. I am still feeling the effects of it. I think I will call it an early night tonight!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Susan - Thank you so much. I am glad I was able to make it through the workout today!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@ThoughtSandwhiches - Tell Real she makes some darn good chicken noodle soup. But for some reason, there was no noodles left over. Did you take all the noodles out and just leave me broth! Thanks for the effort. :) I will feel better soon!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Daffy Duck - This was a hard thing to step over. The last time I tried to do the P90X system I ended up stopping because I got sick. I am glad I pushed through it this time. I need to stick with the habit otherwise I will start pushing away from it. Thanks for the extra push!


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Danette Watt 5 years ago from Illinois

I've been dealing with a dry ticklish throat and a cough myself lately. Last week it was delayed onset soreness in my thighs. I could hardly walk from a previous workout I was so sore. Good for you for keeping to your schedule.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Danette - this cold has been a on-off thing for awhile. I keep fighting back. Some days it isn't bad and other days I am down for the count. I still have a touch of it, it just won't completely go away. I think it is because of all the changes in the temperature. 70 during the day and all the way down to 40 at night. Not good for my immune system. It is also not good for motivation. I am pretty sure if I didn't commit to writing about my workout every day I might have taken time off to recover and never returned. Now it is habit... and knowing that I am writing about it. That has made all the difference.

Hope you start feeling better soon!

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