Bring It: P90X Day 56

Just push play! That is the key behind getting started and continuing on through P90X. Yet, it isn't a program for everybody. It is tough! It is hardcore! It works!

Tony Horton created P90X with the concept of muscle confusion. By pushing yourself to the extreme and changing things up, plateaus will be a thing of the past. The exercises are simple, yet hard and effective. We all know the exercises and they don't require special steps or a few workouts to finally get them down. Yet, by the time you get halfway through this program, you will have seen the changes these simple exercises can create.

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.

Feel free to leave your comments below. That way we can all learn from each other and help motivate each other to continue on our journey to being healthier!

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Bring It

This should have been my day of rest. However, yesterday I was exhausted and so I made an executive decision to switch days. I knew if I did my workout yesterday, I wouldn't have gotten a good workout. I probably would have just floated through it. So, while today was suppossed to be a day of rest, I was doing YogaX instead.

At the beginning of this journey, I didn't care for YogaX at all. In fact, I downright hated it. It was difficult; it hurt; and it put my body in positions I didn't think was possible.

So today, even though I was still feeling a little lazy, I followed my motto of "Just Push Play!" I wasn't really in the mood for working out. But I think that comes from having my schedule all messed up for the entire week. The kids were out of school; Thanksgiving was a feasts; and then an impromptu trip to Vegas - I was a busy bee and feeling a little lazy from it!

But I did it and I am glad I did. YogaX has been completed and I feel great!

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Feeling the change...

There comes a point in your workouts when you see the change. You look in the mirror and you don't realize who you are looking at. I have seen that over the last couple of weeks. I can physically see the changes happening.

Just yesterday I put on a pair of lounging pants that I got last February. I remember it because my husband picked them up for me for Valentine's Day. He thought it would be something I would like because they were soft and comfy. But, that wasn't the case. In fact, the pants were to tight. I could still wear them, but the waist was a bit restricting and frankly, my thighs were exploding the material. I also noticed they were to short. Possibly because the length was being used for the width.

Well, yesterday I put on these same pants and they hung off me. In fact, they look downright ridiculous. I look like a kid wearing my mom's clothes. They are absolutely huge. Now, I am not going to get rid of them. After all, my husband was right. They are comfy and soft and good for lounging. So what if they make me look like I am drowning in them. Maybe that is also part of the appeal!

Then today was when I really noticed something else. It was in my yoga poses. I always liked yoga, but I really struggled to get through some of the moves in YogaX. Yet, halfway throught the video, I noticed I wasn't really struggling anymore. I was going through the poses just like they were on the DVD. Suddendly it clicked. I am much stronger than I was 56 days ago.

These are the results. In the first part, you will see the physical changes. These will be the most noticeable if you really have a lot of toning and weight to lose because here you will be really reshaping your body. But suddenly, after weeks of struggling and pushing to get through the workouts, one day you just do it. And while it still isn't easy, you found you weren't mentally complaining how weak you were. That is a great feeling!

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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

That is a great accomplishment! I am so happy to hear that you have hit the point of sweet success! lol. In all seriousness though I bet the stretching was much needed after your jaunt in Vegas! I wish I could do P90, but right now I don't even have time to get my homework done early, let alone get in an hour workout... This last week has been very tough on me time-wise. You can say it is an excuse, but when I am working darn near close to 40 hours, going to school full-time, and I spend 2 whole days at families houses... I had to do my homework in the car otherwise I wouldn't have even made it. I guess I could have gone off of less sleep, but when you are already exhausted less sleep is just a bad idea. My homework suffers with little sleep, and so does my body. Although I can't get an extreme workout in, I am trying to do a little bit of stretching everyday... even if it is just my arms, back, and shoulders! Unfortunately with my job I need the stretch. Even now, after a massage yesterday, a hot shower to massage my back, and 2 vigorous stretching sessions, my back is very tense and stiff and sore. I need to keep up with the stretching otherwise I will not move! So because of all that, I am glad to see you get a good workout in. Your body needs it! Maybe not in the same way as mine does, but every body needs a good stretching workout!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - It is understanding with how busy you are that you wouldn't be able to do P90. I think the only reason I can fit it in is because I don't have a job, and some days I struggle with fitting it in because of the kids and housework. Glad to hear though that you are at least getting in a good stretch. That doesn't take too long and you can always do it in increments of a couple minutes here and a couple minutes there. Also, if you do want to get in a workout, try taking a minute for jumping jacks. Just squeeze it in say... when you finish an assignment... or when you get up to go to the bathroom. It will give you a good cardioworkout along with your stretching. It may not be much, but every little bit helps! :)


PenMePretty 5 years ago from Franklin

I am just so jealous of all this good exercise. Proud of you, though.


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Danette Watt 5 years ago from Illinois

Kudos for hitting the play button even though you were still feeling a bit lazy. Shows great willpower and besides, by now you're probably in the mindset that you'd miss it if you didn't do your workout.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@PenMePretty - Thanks so much! I love the support I am getting from this! :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Danette - You are absolutely right. I actually find that if I don't get it done in the morning, I am already missing my workout by the afternoon. That shows it has become a habit. That is a great place to be because now all I have to do is just push it! :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

You never disappoint me woman! I always find myself laughing through your articles:) lol@you look like you're wearing your mom's clothes:) haha! Just wait - we are the moms our kids are laughing at!

After Vegas - now I know I need to break into some yoga posing:) haha I am so whipped but I tell ya I would do it again in a heartbeat! I'm still trying to catch up but I'm go go going!!

And I see you are too! Btw - I CAN say I have seen your results and you look beautiful and you're energy is amazing!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - Too funny... I was going to take a picture of my kids dressed up in my clothes to prove my point but it was bedtime so I just went... whatever!

Ha ha - I could tell you were exhausted after Vegas - you haven't been online nearly as much as you usually are. I fear you are spending too much time with your shark ;) But I agree - I would do it in a heartbeat again as well. Although I think the energy is all the oxygen they pump into the casinos. Do you think they really do that? LOL


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Daffy Duck 5 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

I don't know how much weight/inches you want to lose, but if I had a lot to lose (and lost it) O would probably keep memorabilia. I would take the ginormous pair of pants and hang them up in the closet (or on the wall) "This is what I use to be like. This is what I accomplished". I guess that's why I kept my high school diploma and gown.

Congrats!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Daffy Duck - That is a great idea... do you think my husband would approve of my pants hanging on the wall. Or better yet - I can use a shadow box. You know - like how they sometimes hang the jerseys or soemthing! Oh - and I can give them away as Christmas presents. I think you are on to something here! LOL


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Daffy Duck 5 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

You'd have better luck giving away a fruit cake. LOL


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Daffy Duck - You might be right on that one... or maybe I could just give it to my husband and then he will let me hang the pants... lol

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