Bring It: P90X Day 40

P90X is an extreme workout created by Tony Horton. Based on the concept of muscle confusion, this program is intended to get you in the best shape of your life. These exercises are old school, but they do the job intended. Because they are easy enough to understand, anybody will find themselves familiar with the exercises used.

This here is my personal journey with the P90X. I want to see if this workout is as effective as everybody says it is. And by everybody, I do mean advertisers. So, if you want to know the truth, follow me during my 90 day journey. By the end, you will see if this wife/mother/average person transform into the best shape of my life.

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 love hearing everybodies stories and advice. Together, we can beat this epidemic and start feeling the way we should - great about ourselves!

P90X is an extreme workout program created by Tony Horton. If you are used to the military type workouts, this might be just up your alley.
P90X is an extreme workout program created by Tony Horton. If you are used to the military type workouts, this might be just up your alley. | Source

Bring It

Today was Back and Legs. Let me tell you, this is one heck of a program. Not only do I feel the burn right away (and I would like to think I have pretty strong legs), but out of all the workouts, I know this is the one I will be feeling for days afterwards. I would like to blame the lunges and the squats, but I know that isn't the reason. It is all in the wall sits.

The reason I blame the wall sits is because the last two times I have done this workout, I decided to use a yoga mat under my feet for the wall sits. This has made all the difference. I am able to sit further down on the wall without slipping on the tile. Normally this wouldn't be a problem if I was working out in a gym, but I am doing this at home. At with that, you have to work with what you have. For me, using the mat gives me a better grip... and a better workout.

Other than my workout, the rest of the day has been pretty lazy. I slept in late. It is the nice thing about Veteran's Day - no school for the kids meaning no need to get up early. Then we lounged around and watched movies all day. We finally took a break when we went out for dinner. Heck - free food for veterans - you just can't beat that.

The military offers lots of different experiences. I was a photojournalist. It was a great job and I got to spend time with many other service members telling their story.
The military offers lots of different experiences. I was a photojournalist. It was a great job and I got to spend time with many other service members telling their story. | Source

For the miltitary and the vets

Since it is Veteran's Day, I decided to do a shout out to all the military and the veterans out there. Without you, we wouldn't be where we are today. We are free because they have fought for our freedom. Some have made the ultimate sacrifice; others have supported those making those sacrifices.

I spent five years in the military; my husband was in for six. We don't regret our time in. We treasure it. Serving the United States was one of the greatest things we have ever done in our life. In fact, we even miss it. We met countless people who have forever impacted our lives. Some are no longer here; others we are still in contact with; and some we have lost along the way.

For all those out there that have served their country, are still serving their country, or supporting those serving their country, I bow my head to you.

Thank You.

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Veterans and P90X

I was in the military, so when I found P90X I felt like I was back home. The exercises reminded me of those early mornings of PT (physical training). The main difference is now I am not wearing those ugly gray PT outfits. I also have the option of not being up at 5:30 every morning to get my workout in.

In the military we were expected to get up Monday through Friday to do our PT. This was important because as a soldier we had to be fit and ready to go to battle at anytime. Luckily for me, I never got deployed. Others, however, did. Being in good physical condition was important. You never knew what kind of position you would be in if you were on enemy land.

For me, it was a free exercise program. It was required every single day. Once I got out, I missed being forced to workout. My whole body missed it, especially as the weight was quick to find my belly, my butt, my legs.... and ... well everywhere.

Since starting P90X, I feel that habit of working out coming back. It isn't that I don't have the ability to skip a day; but I do know I feel better if I get it done. So not pushing play is no longer an option. It is just a good feeling to know that this ties me back to my roots. Any person who is currently serving or has served will be familiar with this kind of workout. I am sure they will feel a similiar way to it.

Happy Veteran's Day!

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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Thank you AND your husband for your service my friend. Vets day is a hard day for me kiddo. Catch ya tomorrow. :)

jim


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

BBG - this is a really great tribute and thank you again (and your husband!) for all that time you guys were ready to drop your lives and run off to fight for mine and people like me. Super up and awesome! I wanted to click two boxes in the poll - supporting someone who is in and some who are out:)

Beautiful job!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Jim, sorry to hear this is a hard day for you. Thanks for stopping by, we will talk to you tomorrow!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - Thanks so much... I would do it again in a heartbeat. Not to mention - this made for an easy topic for my hub of the day. Considering I slept in so late - that is a good thing! LOL


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I hope I sleep in so late tomorrow! Fridays are da best!

(housewife salutes BBG:)


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Dewette 5 years ago from NV

Great tribute to the Vets and a great article. Thanks to you and your husby for serving. I also am an X`er and I love it! Back and legs is a great workout, never have I worked my legs so hard. I`ll have to try the yoga mat as you suggested. Looking forward to reading about your journey.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

My youngest daughter joined the Army right out of high school. When she graduated boot camp, I went and I was able to see what she had done firsthand. I couldn't beieve my little girl could shoot a gun (a real one!) She is only 5'2". The marching was tough for her, but she made it. Stayed in for 4 years. Good Hub for Veterans Day.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

BTW: I forgot to mention: when I was working as a Call Center Agent (I just wrote a Hub about that experience), I took a lot of calls for the P90X. I always thought it very expensive, but it was a good selling product. I understand it is used a lot in gyms, etc. It must work!


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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

Well as you already know I am so grateful that you and Eli served and are still here to tell the stories about them, but I offer up the thanks to everybody everyday! So now for your workout... another great day! You made it to day 40 :-) At this point every 10 is a great thing... you are almost halfway done! If that isn't exciting I don't know what is! You have officially been here with your workout for 40 days and we have all enjoyed watching you and supporting you. Keep up the great work and I look forward to reading todays workout a bit later!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - I slept in late Friday and Saturday... oh yeah - that was just what I needed. In fact, other than the weekend workout, this whole weekend has been pretty darn lazy. I think I am going to keep this trend going through the rest of Sunday and start strong on Monday - all nice and relaxed. However, all this sleeping gave me a kink in the neck! LOL


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Dewette - always happy to hear from a fellow Xer... I really like the back and legs workout, especially since I have started using the yoga mat. Before I felt like I was fluffing through it because I could do all the exercises. But now that I got that wall sit under control... all I can say is OUCH!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Mary615 - Tell your daughter thanks for her service. It is an honor to have served alongside so many wonderful people! But yes, the military is a crazy transformation. We go in weak and come out strong. I too couldn't believe I could shoot a gun! :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Mary615 - Ha ha - I read my comments one at a time and then answer so I didn't catch that you left to in a row. I have heard so many people that call about P90X. Beach Body really does have a great company. They have done it right by offering the support system for those trying to achieve results, but not only that, they teach you everything you need to know. I think P90X is so successful because it brings you back to basics. Most people know how to do pushups, pull ups and jumping jacks. I hate to say it's easy... because it isn't but most of the exercises people are familiar with! :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - Thanks so much for your support. It is very exciting. I am almost half way there. That means it should be all downhill then... right... right... yeah - I don't think so. I can only assume the way this workout is going it is only going to get harder and harder. That is a good thing though! Can't wait for Day 60. I am super excited to see what it will bring!


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Dewette 5 years ago from NV

After day 90 you`ll have to try 90X 2; the sequel......quite the challenge. :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Dewette - Oh no - I feel a challenge coming on... lol... maybe I should ask for it for Christmas. I thought about the insanity program as well. And my day 90 is right on New Year's Eve so I will literally be starting the new year on a new foot!


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Danette Watt 5 years ago from Illinois

I wanted to enlist in the Navy as a photojournalist but as you know, the needs of the govt come first and they needed storekeepers in 1978 so that's what I did for 4 years. Like any job the military has its good points and bad but I often suggest it to young people who seem to be at a loss of what to do with their lives.


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Dewette 5 years ago from NV

You can pre-order the sequel now and get it by christmas. They might even still have the free shipping offered. If you don`t have a coach already you can order it through my beachbody site. So I don`t seem spamish, for lack of a better word, email me at dewette123@gmail.com if you want more info :)


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susan54 5 years ago

barbergirl28 Thank you and your husband for serving our great country!!! VOTE UP!! for that alone. My hubby was a Marine, maybe that's why he likes the flattop with the landing strip on me, Lol. You have doing such a great job working out. Thanks


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Danette - Photojournalism was a blast. I make sure I tell lots of people that so if they do plan on joining the military, they are aware there is a job out there like this. I wasn't aware of the fun jobs out there so I don't want people to just settle for jobs less than there expectations. I think the military is a great way to start out and will talk to people about it if they want to hear my story. :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Dewette - Thanks for the information. I actually have a beach body account and a couch at beachbody. They found me through Twitter. However, it is a great site but I am so involved on this site and facebook and a few others that I am not really active on the beach body site. I did a little looking around and they have some great information so I really should use that. I will definately check into the next version of P90X and see what it has to offer.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Susan - Well thank you to you and your husband. I am pretty sure the Marine background makes your husband partial to the extreme flat top, but I have to say - you rock the style so Marine or military or not - I am sure he would have liked it regardless. Keep up the great job at working out yourself. It is great to know someone is working right along with me!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I saw a comment by you and it said "I slept in every day!" it was only 2 days! Lol


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - Well... everyday of the weekend that is.... LOL... which, is actually 2 days (3 if you count Friday as well) LOL :)

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