Bring It: P90X Day 54

P90X is an extreme workout created by Tony Horton. With the concept of muscle confusion, it is full of promises to change you body, change your life, and keep you away from those plataues. This is my personal journey to see whether or not this workout can bring what it promises. I am already well through half of it, and I am still going strong.

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 your comments below. I love hearing your own personal stories, your tidbits of advice and your continued motivation. Thanks for your support!

P90X is an extreme workout. It may not be for everyone, but if you are looking for a change, it must might be for you.
P90X is an extreme workout. It may not be for everyone, but if you are looking for a change, it must might be for you. | Source

Bring It

Today is another Day of Core Synergistics, however, I have already decided this workout is out of my league. After having surgery on my abdominal area, I just can't hack it. Sure, in the future, maybe round two or round three, I might actually be strong enough to start doing this workout. For the time being, I need to know my limits.

It is important to know your limits because when you reach beyond those limits, your chances of getting injuried increase. After Monday's workout, I realized I need to switch this workout out with something I know I can do and not worry about hurting myself. After all, getting injuried is not an option. That would put me out of this workout and would set me back on all the results I have already achieved. I don't want to do that!

So instead, I did the CardioX. This workout was great because not only was it shorter than the normal workouts (which is a bonus because we are in a hurry!), but it also combined all of my favorite moves in one place! So, even though I am about to head on a mini-vacation, I still was able to Bring It with my workout!

Time for a Road Trip

When I found out RealHousewife was heading to Vegas, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to meet her face to face. Looks like a roadtrip is on the list!
When I found out RealHousewife was heading to Vegas, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to meet her face to face. Looks like a roadtrip is on the list! | Source

The Lights of the Big City!

I have only been to Vegas with kids, otherwise, my experience of Vegas is about driving past it during our roadtrips!
I have only been to Vegas with kids, otherwise, my experience of Vegas is about driving past it during our roadtrips! | Source

Viva Las Vegas!!!

You heard it right - this girl is headed to Vegas. When you have been working hard, it is important to reward yourself with something. For me, it is a chance to head to the city that doesn't sleep.

I am not really sure what is in the plans, but I do know something is for certain. After months and months of chatting back and forth, I finally get to meet Realhousewife. I never really thought that I would meet someone off the internet that I would completely click with and never have met them in person. Well, after today, that is going to change. Yes - I am absolutely excited.

So, while I might splurge a little with a drink or two, and I might not make the healthies choices, I know I will work it off by walking the strip. If anything, between the two of us, we will probably be laughing nonstop. Heck, we laugh without actually being in the same room. In the same room, I don't think it will even stop!

According to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center research, laughing actually burns calories. Maciej Buchowski, Ph.D., said "laughing raises energy expenditure and increases heart rate 10 percent to 20 percent. Ten to 15 minutes of laughter could increase energy expenditure by 10 to 40 calories per day, which could translate into about four pounds a year."

Now, with that in mind, think of a full day of nothign but laughing. I am sure together we will be burning the calories just with keeping each other's company.

So, while I am out enjoying the nightlife, tell a bad joke, call a friend, but make sure you get a few minutes of good hard laughter in!

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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

What a great way to reward yourself! You've worked so hard and for soooo many days. Wish I was meeting you two in Vegas. Have a blast you deserve!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Just Ask Susan - That would have been totally fun. We had a blast and today I am super tired, but it was worth it all the way and would do it in a heart beat. Besides, there was no way I was letting her be within arm's reach and not meet her! We had a great time... I am sure there will be an upcoming hub about our adventures!


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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

I hope you guys had a wonderful time in Vegas! I am also really glad you managed to get your workout in before leaving! That is so impressive :-) Can you believe day 60 is only a few days away? You are doing so amazing, you really deserved this vacation!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

BBG - I am paying right now! Omg - my feet refuse to bend now, I have blisters and my knee is swollen:) lol. Next time we do Vegas I'm renting a hover round instead of a car!

It was a blast even thought it wasn't a long enough time to do more....i mean we could have spent two more weeks there and not seen enough! I'm so mad I lost my camera that night! But glad we found it too - thank you so much for coming all that way! Dave was saying it felt like we knew you and Eli forever and it was so cool to just talk and laugh about everything and anything we were seeing! I so wish you could have come a couple days sooner - I know you guys would have loved going to Red Rock Canyon and next time we have got to go to Hoover Dam.

We almost missed our flight by the time we dropped the car off and took the shuttle back to the airport. We had to run and we were the last ones on the plane.....until another guy came running on with his huge sandwich! Could you imagine missing your flight bc you waited for a burger?


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - we actually got on the road much later than I was hoping because of the workout. I insisted, but I let Eli sleep in a little so I could finish my workout. I just know I would have felt guilty if I wouldn't have done it and got my hub in for the day. It has been such a push the past few days and I didn't want to miss even one day! I will be happy when I can workout and not worry about writing about it in January.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - I really want to see the Hoover Dam so if you guys decide to come out to Vegas again I would so be up for that. There is also SanDiego as well. They have Kayaking in these really cool caves. I have always wanted to do that!

That is super crazy that you guys almost missed your flight. Darn airport security. Too bad your flight wasn't a litle later on Saturday we could have explored more. But we needed to get back so Abby could get to her Piano lessons. It was such a fun time. And I am glad you found your camera. That would have been super bad for you to have lost the picture of mini Elvis! LOL

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