Bring It: P90X Day 41

For the last month and a half I have been undergoing my own personal journey to see if the P90X is the workout to get me in the best shape of my life. P90X is an extreme workout created by Tony Horton. With all those success stories out there, it is hard not to believe this program won't work. Pure stubbornness has brought me this far, but the exercises have given me more energy and toned up my muscles. I am just short of being halfway there, and I plan on going all the way. I want to show you the truth behind this program. Once I hit my 90 days, you will be able to make the decision whether P90X is a good investment for your time and money.

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. Together we can achieve the motivation we have never seen before. I love to here your advice, tips and fitness stories. So let's work together. Even if you haven't been working out yet, today is the day to start Bringing It!

P90X is an extreme workout promising to get you in the best shape of your life. Are you ready to sweat those pounds off?
P90X is an extreme workout promising to get you in the best shape of your life. Are you ready to sweat those pounds off? | Source

Bring It

KenpoX - one of my favorite workouts in the entire P90X DVD series. Why? Because it is like kickboxing and kickboxing is a great way to burn calories and sweat without even realizing you are doing it! It's fun and it goes by quick. The only downside of KenpoX is my schedule throws it in on a Saturday. Saturday is my lowest motivation day. I get a chance to sleep in and when I don't get up early, getting that work out in seems to be a bit of a struggle.

Yet, I stick to my habit and I get up and I push play! That is the only way I know I will be successful. If I push play every morning, there will be no excuses.

Today was a great workout, but I have never once really complained about KenpoX. It goes by fast. The worst thing about it is the sweat that might be dripping in your eyes. But KenpoX made me realize something very important today. It made me realize for the rest of my life, I am going to be one of those people that have to fight for my health.

Give those brownies a punch!

Punching away those bad habits can be hard, but it is worth it in the end!
Punching away those bad habits can be hard, but it is worth it in the end! | Source

How about you...

When fighting for your health, what is your biggest struggle?

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Fighting for your Health

Do you know those people who are skinny as can be, eat a dozen bad things for them on a regular basis, yet never have to worry about gaining a single pound? Yep - I hate those people! Ok - so maybe hate is the wrong word for it. I envy these people. This is the kind of person I have always wished I could be. Sadly, that has never been the case.

I have always laughed at the thought that someone else could eat a brownie, and me, just looking at the thing would gain five pounds. It really wasn't that far from the truth. I have always been like that. I have always struggled to keep my weight in a healthy range. Some times I am successful - other times I am not even close. For as long as I can remember, my weight has jumped up and down and back up again. When I am wear I want to be, I constantly have to watch to make sure I don't rebound.

Unfortunately for me, after I had my last son I rebounded. Sure - it was a good reason. After all, I was pregnant and expected to gain a few pounds. The problem is, once I gain the weight, I struggle even harder to get it off.

But now I am back into fighting stance. I know what I have to do. I need to make good decisions nutritionally and I have to workout. There is just no getting around it. If I want to be healthy (mind you, I didn't say skinny!), this is just what I have to do.

So this is were I make a change. And today, as I am fighting to be fit, I am finally seeing the change take place. My jeans are getting loose, my appetite has decreased and frankly, I have more energy than I know what to do with. These are motivating factors. These are what keep me fighting everyday.

So, whether you are on day 1 or day 41 or maybe day 1001 - are you ready to start a fight. A fight against the unhealthy habits we tend to just live with; the fight against disease, the fight against being a couch potato; the fight against all those excuses we have piled up. Let's do this thing - together we can be successful!

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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

I have officially figured out that my job is my daily workout!! I am soooooooooo not kidding about that! Today I got an amazing back and shoulders workout in. I had to carry multiple boxes and take them down off high shelves and I felt the flex going on in my arms and shoulders. Plus with all the squats to get down low and constantly picking things up and putting them away I am doing a 7 hour workout everyday I work! Now all I have to do is start working towards my good eating again... lol like that will ever happen! I wish I could eat... maybe it wouldn't be so bad if I was a skinny minny tiny thing, but when you have something on your body and you do not eat... makes me wonder what I would look like if I liked food! Anyways another great fighting day... you are strong, you are powerful, and you can win any fight you put your mind to! Just remember that... make it your motto ;-)


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Wow day 41 already. You are one dedicated determined lady, and I salute you! Almost 1/2 way there :)


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kellymom1970 5 years ago

Barbergirl28, You rock! keep it up. I too work out very hard with kids and being single.

come see my first hub. thanks


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Daffy Duck 5 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

BBG I know the feeling of gaining weight quickly. I have found a secret to that though.

Your body goes into fat storage and fat burning modes. When you eat right and get some exercise your body will convert to a fat burning mode. This may take a couple of days, but it will happen. Your body needs to get rid of the bad foods and drinks you've consumed before you really start to lose weight.

By the same token your body will take a day or two to convert to a fat storage mode if you've been eating and exercising properly.

I would start to exercise and eat well but not see any changes for a while and I didn't understand why? After I saw good results I would eat a large pizza and not gain an ounce. So I would relax and eat more unhealthy. A few days later I would weigh myself and be shocked at the weight I've gained.

I never understood it until it kept happening over and over again. I finally put it together and experimented with it.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

BBG - I can't believe it has been 41 days! That is out standing! Great point too - we do all have to really just focus on eating healthy and exercising (and I mean that by what a person is really capable, physically of doing, you know:)

I really admire your dedication, ambition and focus. Not only that you are really doing great with the whole program - but you have successfully written about it for 41 days too. That is amazing as well! Every day you are entertaining in telling something new or bringing out another great point.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - I think one of the reasons I pounded up a little was because I stopped working. I was on my feet for 12 hours a day and frankly always moving. It does burn some great calories. Just remember though, if you are working that hard and not feeding your body for the burn or feeding your body crap - it will end up hurting you in the long run. Keep up your workout and fight to focus on your food! YOu can do it!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Just Ask Susan - You know - when I typed the 41 before writing this... I had the exact same thought. I am still in awe that I have lasted this long! :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Kellymom - I know what you mean - kids can be a good workout for any mom - you have it doubly hard being that you are a single mom. Kudos for running after your kids! :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Daffy Duck - That is some really interesting information. I blieve that as well because when I go on a healthy eating streak it seems it takes days to notice anything... but if I eat bad it can ruin a whole week of doing good! It can get frustrating. I think that is why I have always stopped my good intentions so early! :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - Thanks! It has been a very focused 41 days and I am hoping that I can really retain that focus, that energy and ambition for the remainder of the time. I am almost halfway there. The time has just flown by too so how fun is that. I think the most difficult thing I have found with this whole thing is trying to keep this series entertaining while still updating on my progress!


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Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

Barbergirl28, my husband just left to buy us a couple of ICE CREAM SUNDAES with lots of fudge, whipped cream, chopped nuts and a cherry on top and now I'm reading THIS? Not fair. More power to you in your workouts. Someday (soon?) it might be me!

Hey, your comments on my Readers--How to Keep them inspired a "tips" reply to you but I'm adding it to the actual post. I think it will help a lot of people. Thanks for the inspiration! (I'm a new follower, by the way!)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Hi Sinea Pies - I just have to say that ice cream sundae sounds delicious. The nice thing is... as long as it is done in moderation... I don't have to restrict myself. For the most part, all I have changed is my workout habits. So I occasionally indulge. But, the more I see results, the more I just want to eat healthier!

Oh yeah - and I am on my way back to check out your response... Thanks for following!

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