Bring It: P90X Day 52

P90X is another workout promising you big results. But, is it cut out to do it? This is my personal journey and along the way Tony Horton has motivated me, pushed me and definately confused my muscles into some kind of change. This is an extreme workout and isn't for everybody, but I am dedicated to seeing if it can be done by an average, normal person. Granted, I am stubborn and once I have my mind set, there isn't much that can deter me.

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.

With the holidays right around the corner, food has probably been pushed to the max, but together, we can keep our head on and avoid that holiday gain. Feel free to leave your comments below. I love hearing your personal stories, as well as your advice. The other option, is just give a quick shout out to say "Keep it up!" Without your support so far, I might not have gotten as far as I have. Together we are stronger!

P90X is an extreme workout created by Tony Horton. If you are willing to put in the time and effort, in only 90 days you will see your body transform before your very eyes!
P90X is an extreme workout created by Tony Horton. If you are willing to put in the time and effort, in only 90 days you will see your body transform before your very eyes! | Source

Bring It

Today was a good day! I got up and got my workout in with very little fight. As a part of Recovery Week, today is much different then my normal Wednesday workout. Today was KenpoX. That is a bonus for me because it is my of my favorites in the entire program.

Yesterday I was a little bummed because my workout wasn't what I would consider beneficial. I am over it. Today I decided to push a little harder to make up for yesterday's bad workout. It made all the difference. While Kenpo focuses on punches and kicks and most normal type kickboxing moves, I took it one step further and really concentrated on my core section while doing the workout. (Ok - so you are probably suppossed to do that anyway!) But today I was really focused. What a change - I can feel the soreness in my abs, and this time it isn't in a painful, I want to fall to the floor and die kind of way!

What this has made me realize that regardless of what happens to one workout, forget it and move on. Don't let one bad day ruin how far you have already come. I have just completed 52 days of my workout. If I would have just given up because of yesterday's workout, it would have taken all that time and energy and thrown it down the drain.

Keep pushing - each day you get a little stronger!

Sure the kids do all the hardwork, but you can't tell me the parent's don't reap some of the benefits!
Sure the kids do all the hardwork, but you can't tell me the parent's don't reap some of the benefits! | Source

Warning - Holiday is approaching!

I love this time of year! The holidays are right around the corner. It first started with Halloween, next is Thanksgiving, followed by Christmas. Three celebrations in three months. That is an awesome thing. Family gatherings, good food and spending time with friends.

However, with the good is always the bad. Halloween haunts you for several weeks (maybe even months after the holiday has past!) Anyone with kids knows what I am referring too. That big bowl of cany that keeps calling your name. Sure - it is for the kids, but we all know the parents will sneak a few here and there. Well, I am not going to say I didn't break willpower - I did have a few pieces of candy and thankfully the candy is almost gone. But I made it through.

Mommy - I think I ate too much!

Do you always stop eating before you overdo it? Probably not. So let's not overdo it this holiday season!
Do you always stop eating before you overdo it? Probably not. So let's not overdo it this holiday season! | Source

What about you....

On Thanksgiving

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Now Thanksgiving is another story. It is a holiday centered around food. For anybody trying to lose weight or counting calories, this is a disaster in the making. Who isn't tempted to overeat those carbs and those sweets. And the pie! How could you possibly say no.

So, here is my solution. I am not going to count calories. I am not even going to watch what I eat. If I want a roll... I am going to have it! Pumpkin Pie for breakfast... yes please. That serving of dressing and potatoes drowning in gravy... makes me hungry just thinking of it!

You might be thinking I am about to throw away 52 days of hardwork. That is not the case. I refuse to count calories on this day. But, what I am going to do is listen to my body. I am not going to be the typical person after Thanksgiving meal unbuttoning my pants because I ate too much. I am going to listen. I am going to pay attention. I am going to eat whatever I want - regardless of how bad it is, but when I am full, I am going to stop.

I will not fall victim to this holiday and I encourage you to join me. Sure, the food may taste good going down, but once all is said in done you will feel miserable. Not just for hurting your progress but because overeating can make you physically sick. Each year I have overate - and I feel miserable afterwards. This year - I am going to enjoy - but I am not going to overdo it!

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Danette Watt 5 years ago from Illinois

Yes, the holidays can be challenging! We don't have family in the area and don't do a lot of parties so in a way that's fortunate for us - keeps the quantity of fattening foods and drinks to a minimum.

I think you have a good plan of action - there is no point in denying yourself what you want to eat because then you'll keep craving it and if/when you finally do give in, you'll just overindulge on it. Good luck!


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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

I have a couple of things to say... 1. That picture of Max is from last Thanksgiving :-) I can tell because of the plate, the tables in the background, and I can tell it is in a garage! 2. You forgot to include a I don't like food option in your vote 3. I get to make the apple pies this year so you are totally missing out on my amazingness :-) lol... and 4. I am so glad that today was a great workout! That is the way to go. Just get back up and work it... just keep workin' it! lol... now I have a weird beatbox thing going on in my head with Darrel going "ah work it, just work it good!" lol. Good luck with the turkey day and I hope you do well with your eating :-)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Dannette - I think the worst part about the Thanksgiving feast is that it is all high carb foods... mashed pototes, sweet potatoes... and then the sweets on top of it! I am definately going to keep it under control this year. I hate the miserable feeling from being stuffed too much!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - you should have marked the box about caring more about the company then the food... although I will admit I almost added a option of I only eat Dinner Rolls just for you! LOL

You are very correct - that picture of Max is from last Thanksgiving but it worked because he looked like he was overstuffed. And of course it was the only Thanksgiving picture I have since we haven't celebrated yet ;)

I am sorry I am missing your awesomeness. I get to make the apple pies too. I am mad because I lost my pie pans last year so I had to go get new ones. They arent' the ones that I just loved but they will do.

Yes - today was a great workout. I hope tommorrow proves to be just as good. Although we have to be in Palm Springs by 1 so I might end up doing the workout wehn we get back. That might not be the best idea... we will see how long I sleep in! :) Enjoy your turkey day!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

So I'm catching up:) I knew I left off at day 51! I would have said - eat all the turkey and pie you want! You deserve it and the previous 51 days would not have been reduced...ya gotta live a little!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - The turkey is good for you... and can be eaten in large portions without penalty... it's the pie that is scary! LOL - but I made it through it... I survived... then again... I haven't checked my progress yet eitehr! LOL

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