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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Schedules

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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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

This was spectacular! I loved the fact that you were a busy bee and still pushed play. Furthermore you are showing that no matter how busy you are you still need to get your workout in no matter what. You are doing so amazing that you are putting me to shame... too bad I am just too dang tired to care tonight. I just got home from work where I did an 8 hour shift of working out and in 9 hours I have to be back... so another great day for you :-) Can't wait to see how the weekend goes!!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - If I don't get my workout in, I truly almost feel guilty. I might not be so motivated if I am trying to stick to my word of writing about it everyday... and frankly, I wouldn't feel right making it up and skipping the workout. Writing about really has kept me on track. I am not sure if I am looking forward to Jan. 1st. By then my P90X journey will be over (and I am pretty sure people don't want to continue the series again ;) so I won't do that. Hopefully by that time the habit will take over.

So don't feel to bad about not working out. I have the time cause my work is my home and my kids. Sure, they keep me busy but I also don't have more than 8 hours out of my day gone that I have to schedule around!


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA

Your daughters look cute and trendy. I think any workout is a good thing, especially something that allows me to do it at home when they have kids.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@SweetiePie - that was there picture for crazy hair day - although for the most part I try to keep them looking cute! Working out is difficult enough - you add kids to the mix and it makes it even harder. Thank goodness there are programs to do at home. Although today my son got in the way and I might have accidently kicked him. Not hard - he thought it was funny. But he is learning to do jumping jacks now so in away I am teaching them good habits. :)


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

BG,

Hey my friend! Schedules. Damn! Where'd I put mine??

I'm classic ADHD. Have been all my life. I never took anything for it except maybe a kilo or two of cocain until about ten years ago. Now I take a low dosage (10 mg.) of Dextroamphetamine. If nothing else, it mellows me out a bit and allows me to pretty much control my intensity.

Anyway, with me organization is an absolute must. I HAVE to be on a schedule. Otherwise I'd come to my senses around dinner time, and realize that I'd spent the entire day sitting on the toilet playing a bowling game on my cell phone or something stupid like that.

Like you, I work out before anything else. It's always a morining thing. Like a bowel of ceral. Now you're a part of my daily routine it looks like!

Good stuff my friend. I may miss doing my comments here and there for a while as I'm going to be involved with some stuff, but don't think I'm ignoring you!

jim


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Jim as always, thank you for your comment and your support. My schedule is lax but for the most part, my morning is hectic and that is scheduled. Not down to the minute or anything but if my morning doesn't go right - everything is just thrown out the window. I wear my emotions on my sleeve and when that happens I can get very cranky... so you need to stay out of my way. Today too has been an off day so I have been kind of cranky. Unfortunately, my workout isn't going to be done until later tonight. That means a little late night hubbing as well. It will happen. I just got to keep my focus. Right now - I just think of the ideas! :)

And if you aren't hear commenting, I will just know you are already working out with me - mentally - and giving me mental high fives and pats on the back. I know life gets busy and you can catch up when your schedule slows down. After all, it is the holidays and things are bound to be crazy! :)


mtbke5 5 years ago

Just want to say how incredibly proud of you I am. I encourage you to pick another series or start P90x over again when this is all finished so you can keep on your schedule. You and I are more alike than we will admit to our moms :)


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Danette Watt 5 years ago from Illinois

Yep, I'm a list maker. I get a lot more accomplished if I have it written down so I don't have to try to remember what needs to be done. Some people may scoff at me (and I guess I do get a little anal about it at times) but that's ok, I can live with that!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@mtbke5 - Thank you so much. That means alot. I am really trying hard with this. I thought about getting the second one but I still struggle with this one so I might just start all over again. Or - maybe break out into insanity. I won't stop until I am at my ideal weight. And I just have to tell you, since I started the myfitnesspal - the results on Monday will be awesome. I can already tell. It has made all the difference.

Thank you for all your support and for listening to me rant and rave when I am frustrated and for throwing your fresh ideas my way. Funny how our parents used to compare us but it just seemed we were destined because of how much we really are alike ;)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Danette - I will take the scoffing anyday. I feel more accomplished when I have lists. The last few days I have strayed away from my lists a little and it has just thrown my life in shambles. Nothing seems organized. Not to mention - it feels so great when you get to cross it off your list! :)


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Daffy Duck 5 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

I will admit that I don't handle bumps in the road very well sometimes.

Sometimes it's all about your reaction when things don't go as planned. Do you throw up your hands or throw down the gauntlet.

Keep pushing play.......................and make sure you actually do the execise and not just watch them. :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Daffy Duck - My motto is keep pushing play.... it has gotten me this far so I really hope that it continues to guide me through the final half. I will try to actually do the exercises and not watch them ;)

I too have a hard time with the bumps. I eventaully get over it because it does end up working out in the end! :)

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