Bring It: P90X Day 48

If you are looking to transform your body, P90X, created by Tony Horton, might be the workout that you have been looking for. With this extreme workout, you will take a 90 day journey through some of the most challenging workouts you may have ever seen. These workouts aren't hard. We all know the exercises and they are easy to do. However - they are physically hard when you combine them all together. By pushing yourself a little harder, you will start the process of getting stronger each and everyday.

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.

Please leave you comments below. I love hearing from you - even if it is just a quick shout out to show your support. Together we can be strong, and stay strong.

P90X is an extreme workout program geared to change you life. Are you strong enough to handle it?
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What about you...

When it comes to working out...

  • I exercise everyday
  • I don't exercise at all because I don't want to
  • I probably have an excuse for that
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Bring It

Today I was feeling a little under the weather. Not because I was sick, but because I was stupid. My husband was working a long shift last night and came home for dinner. Knowing he had to stay awake until 7:30 a.m. when he has already been up since 6 a.m., meant he was going to need some strong coffee. Unfortunately, he left with his travel cup and I drank the rest. Let's just say I was wired until 3 a.m. with a morning alarm clock of kids that got me up shortly after 7.

I was feeling pretty lazy and didn't really move much until well after noon. It went against everything I believe in to not get up right away and just push play. Yet, I really didn't care at that point. I really had no energy to spare.

So today was going to be an evening workout. I usually don't like evening workouts because for the most part I get a burst of energy that interupts my sleep. Ok - so that really doesn't effect me much. After all, it seems to be normal for me to go to bed late. Especially when my husband is working nights. It's my "me" time.

It was KenpoX on the menu and I devoured it. What can I say, if it would have been any other workout, I might have actually decided to switch my rest day and just do it tomorrow. But, Kenpo X is good any time of the day. My three kids even joined in for the last 12 minutes.

My oldest told me the workout wasn't that tough. I told her I thought she couldn't hang in there. She made a bet - originally 50 cents, but I switched it up. If she could handle the last 12 minutes with me I would give her and her siblings a piece of candy. If not, I would give her siblings a piece of cany while she watched them.

Now don't worry. Even if she would have fallen out of the workout (4 minutes of which was just the cool down) I probably would have still given her the candy just for trying. But, I didn't have to. She hung with me the final minutes of the workout. Granted, her form was horrible (and slightly resembled a spaghetti noodle while she punched, jabbed and kicked), but she sitll did her best!

So, if you are thinking about exercising and keep coming up with an excuse.... remember, my daughter survived. So will you!

Want More...

Don't forget to check out Day 49 by clicking here to learn about the different kinds of stretching used in P90X.

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I said funny because of the poll:) haha! Imdont have to tell you which I voted do I? But I have an announcement! Because of you - I have made a new health plan for myself....something I will make myself commit to. So here it is:

I'm going to drink at least 4 Oz of water every day! I'm going to cut back on the booze and hash. Lol.

Way to go! Man you are more than half way!


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ALUR 5 years ago from USA

Excuses are my haven. Does it count if I think about working out? Thanks for sharing.

You're welcome to visit my hubs: they DO NOT pertain to working out unless you count the fingers that fly on the computer screen and an overworked brain:)


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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

That is sooo cute that Abby worked out with you :-) Even if it was for only 12 minutes!! I feel like I worked out yesterdsay... As I've already told you my job is quite physical, but yesterday was really a strong push. I got both my arm workout and my leg workout in. I carried a box that was VERY heavy up to the front and just like you noticed how things seemed to get easier I realized that I could lift the ladders easier now. The first day they seemed sooooooo heavy and I could barely lift them. Now I don't even need to hold them against my body and they are much easier to lift. Furthermore the last two days have been SUPER busy so the carts have been horrible! I had to really use my legs as I pushed about 20 carts forward because people let them build up to the door while the people kept coming in and taking them from the front. I only had to push them about 6 feet, but WOW I did not realize how hard that would be. I actually can feel that push in my legs today. Furthermore I also do my fair share of squats and running around. I even got some real jogging in yesterday because of it raining out. One of the customers who needed a carry out was parked almost at the back of the lot. I literally jogged to the car and back :-) It was a lot of working out yesterday :-) I am glad you got your workout in even though it was difficult. I am sure you are super proud that you still managed to do it! Keep up the great work and tomorrow is results day!!!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - I am really proud of you for increasing your water intake to at least 4 oz. I mean - that is just pure awesomeness. You are heading in the right direction. All it takes is baby steps. Pretty soon you are going to give up those bon bons and soap operas and you will be exercising with your shark and dragon. I believe in you! ;)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@ALUR - I too have used that so many times.... I think about it and that should be enough shouldn't it. I wish we burned calories by the amount of typing we do. That would be a dream come true... what can I say... I have some really in shape fingers! :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - I am really proud of you for consciously thinking about ways at work that push you even harder. I think one of the reasons I ballooned up was because I stopped working. Not that I was really skinny before I stopped working but it is amazing how many calories are burned by being on your feet all day. I think you will notice the difference from the heavy lifting and the running. And yes - tommorrow is results day. I am pretty excited because I have made a big change. I hope to see that making a difference. Although I will admit - it is recovery week and that is harder than any of the other workouts... ugh!

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