Bring It: P90X Day 47
P90X is an extreme workout created by Tony Horton. The concept behind the entire program is to confuse the muscles which will allow them to grow. This DVD series consists of 12 different DVDs to use during the 90 day program. It will take you through a variety of challenging exercises. The change you feel will be life changing.
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Today was kind of a messed up day for me. If you have been following me for awhile with the "Bring It" series, you know how I am about my schedule. When my schedule gets thrown out, it seems to turn my whole life upside down. Today was one of those days.
Usually I get up and make my husband his lunch before he goes to work. This starts my day. As soon as he leaves, I get right to my workout. This gives me some peace and quiet before I have to get the kids up and ready for school. As soon as the older kids leave for school, my son is usually up shortly after. Then it is breakfast and hopefully a big cup of strong coffee. By this time I have already been going for a couple of hours and this is just my morning routine.
This morning did not go like that. My husband had a lunch meeting so he was going out for lunch. That meant I could stay snuggled under the nice warm covers. That also means I didn't get up and get my workout in. So, as I walked out of my bedroom this morning to get the girls up for school, my oldest daughter was already completely ready. She was worried that I had overslept and she was going to be late. (You would think she would have woke me up then instead of just getting ready!")
My son was up early as well, which was ok because we had stuff to do. Yet my youngest daughter was still dwaddling in her pajamas. When she finally got dressed she had some outfit she concocted that was not even close to appropriate for school. I guess I am going to have my work cut out for me when she is a teenager.
Finally it was time to go. The girls grabbed their backpacks and lunchbags and I packed the little guy in the stroller and we headed off to the school. You see, today was the day that my oldest daughter was recieving an award. While I don't like having my schedule messed up, I didn't mind this kind of interruption. I am so proud of my kids and how they are really transforming into little adults!
Needless to say, Legs and Back were on the agenda today. That means a bunch of lunges and squats. I really wasn't feeliing it, but I pushed play anyway. I guess that is what happens when your schedule gets pushed around.
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Some people love to fly by the seat of their pants. I used to be one of those people. Yet, now that I stay home with my children, I realized flying by the seat of your pants doesn't get anything accomplished. Sure, the kids might get out the door for school on time (most days), but before you know it, you are already picking them up for school and you haven't started laundry and the dishes are all piled in the sink and the hub you intended to write is still only a thought in your head.
Who am I kidding - I might not have even gotten dressed yet!
Since flying by the seat of your pants seems to be a little too stressful, I have decided I need a schedule. It isn't a rigid schedule, but it definately keeps me on track. It also keeps me a little more organized.
My schedule is simple. It is basically a To Do list that has the run down of everything I need to get done. I can stray from it, but it keeps me getting what needs to be done.
At the top of the list is the most important things to get done...usually making lunchest, followed by my P90X workout, getting my hub written, and getting the kids off to school. From there, I go down the rest of the list and cross it off when it is done. This helps me keep on task yet still be able to not go by the clock. However, if I don't get my workout in right away in the morning - it throws everything off and I find I can't get much done. It pretty much throws that whole schedule out the window because I can't get anything else done until my workout is in.
Life happens. Some days you are going to have to deviate from the schedule. It might make you cranky and it might even make you unproductive. But it is ok to deviate from the rigors of a schedule... just as long as you still push play!
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