Bring It: P90X Day 57

P90X is a hardcore and extreme workout created by Tony Horton. If you have been following along with this series, you have heard this a million times. But the concept of muscle confusion he used to create this DVD series works. With results right around the corner, it is hard not to fulfill the whole package with exercise and proper nutrition.

At the begininning of this personal journey, my goal was to disprove this workout program. I wanted to show that it didn't work, like so many others I have tried in the past. But, I am seeing a difference... and it is a big difference... both physically and mentally. Now I am pushing to see how far I will get at the end of 90 days.

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. I am coming into the final phase of the P90X program and need all the extra pushes I can get. Thanks for your continued support. 

P90X is an extreme workout that gives you the tools to change your life forever!
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Bring It

It is Monday and frankly I am excited. Today is the first day of my final phase of the P90X program. This program is divided into three phases. Each phase consists of 3 weeks of intense workouts followed by a Recovery Week. Since I just came off of a Recovery Week, I was pumped and ready to get back into pushing it hardcore.

I will admit though today was a little odd. For this week, I am returning back to the same workout I did for the first month. This whole month is going to be complete muscle confusion as the workouts switch up each week for the entire month followed by one last recovery.

After this month, Tony Horton has promised I will be in the best shape of my life. Now, I can't honestly say that is going to be true. I have so much further to go onto this journey. However, I can say that I am stronger both physically and mentally then I might have ever been. That is exciting and I already know that I am going to want to continue this program until I reach my goal.

Overall, today's workout really brought the best out of my. I grunted and pushed through every pull up and every push up that I had to do. So much that my son started mimicking me. It made me laugh, and anytime you can laugh through a workout, you know it hasn't been too bad!

The Results

Monday is also an exciting day because I have been anxiously waiting all week to see how I have progressed. I can honestly say this is the first time I jumped on the scale and didn't hold my breath. I knew I had lost weight without even seeing the numbers. (Which is pretty impressive since it was a holiday weekend and I had a mini-vacation in there as wel!)

A typical ruler at school... yet this marks my progress in the amount of inches I have lost since I started this program!
A typical ruler at school... yet this marks my progress in the amount of inches I have lost since I started this program!

Drum roll please.....

After the last couple of weeks, my numbers in inches have pretty much stayed the same. That isn't too bad, considering that it is still sitting at 12 inches lost. YEAH! I am giving myself a big shout out because that is a lot of inches.

As for the pounds, I am now at a full 8 pound loss. The weight on the scale is what ultimately effects my BMI, and after recently joining Myfitnesspal, I figured out my BMI (body mass index) according to a tool just a little more accurate then I was using. That being said, my BMI has also dropped a full 1.2 points since I started. That means I have moved out of obese range and just into overweight status.

Now, I am not happy about admitting that my BMI catagorizes me as obese, but it is just a number. BMI is the worst measuring tool for those who have a large amount of muscle. Obviously the higher the weight to height, the higher the BMI. Therefore, I prefer to measure my body fat percentage as well. Since the start of the program, I have already lost 2 percent of my body fat.

Now, the physical numbers are awesome enough, but the fact is, in the last couple of weeks I can really see the difference. Sometimes as we are losing weight, we are blinded by our past self and don't always see our progress. But I can tell I have slimmed down. More importantly, my clothes are starting to look ridiculous on me because they are so big and baggy. Even more importantly, when I went out to buy a new outfit for the Thanksgiving holiday, I bought a pair of jeans 2 sizes down from what I was struggling to get into when I started the program. That to me is even more important then the actual numbers. I am feeling great and starting to look great too!

Breaking through the 10s can be a big victory.
Breaking through the 10s can be a big victory.

Breaking the 10

Milestones will vary from person to person. Some will count every pound and every inch. Others will count every size their clothes shrink down. Others will count the calories. For me, I like to count the 10s.

This isn't what you think it is. It isn't that I have broken the 10 pound lost mark... although that is definately a victory as well. I am talking about dropping into a different 10 incriment. For instance, it is a victory to go from the 200s down into the 190s... the 190s into the 180s... the 180s into the 170s... the 170s into the 160s... you get the picture.

For this weigh-in, I finally broke the 10 barrier. I am in a whole new number group now. I know it seems odd, but I feel even more motivated by that then the pounds I lost this week.

Now, my next goal is going to be to break the 10 percent mark! That is when I will have officially lost 10 percent of my starting body weight. They say that is when everybody starts to notice. But honestly, when I showed up and saw family for Thanksgiving, some didn't even recognize me. Muscle does weigh more than fat and I have done some major transformation. Now, to make it to the 60 and 90 day marks to see how much further I can progress!

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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Congradulations you awesome girl you! I think I mentioned this in another one of your hubs, but I was telling Katie, my youngest, about you and this work out because this is the program I thought she was on. She's doing the "Insanity" version I think it's called. She said you'd know about it. Katie is as freakie as me about looking good. She even worked out with me back when she was around 4 years old with her little toy weights. She really looks amazing, and I know how hard you're both working. I've got bercitis in my elbow, but I'm working through it.

Had a birthday today and I'm officially as old as a volcano, but I'm blessed to be able to hit it as hard as I do.

You're doing so well, and the improvement in the last pic was awesome. I can't wait to see the next ones!

jim


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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

Yay :-) I also do the 10 thing... when it hits that 10 increment I get even more excited and everything. You are doing so amazing!! I can't wait until we hit day 60 in a few day!! I want to see those pictures! I am very impressed with everything you have done and accomplished. Even though you are not in the best shape of your life you need to remember circumstances also matter when that is the goal. You are a different person than you were when you were in the best shape of your life! Still you are doing such a a great job that I can't offer enough praise. I'm starting to run out of motivational comments to make on your hubs every day ;-) Still I gladly visit and read about how you are doing... Just keep it up :-)


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michifus 5 years ago

Excellent work, and congratulations for keeping it up! Good luck with reaching the next '10' milestone.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Jim, I am somewhat familiar with Insanity. I am not sure if it is worse and more torturous that P90X but I do know it is only a 60 day program. Both are tough to the bones. I might want to invest in that a little further down the road after I have perfected P90X... ha ha... ha ha ha... ok - so I don't think I will ever find P90X easy. I push each day to get through it without keeling over.

Thanks for the support. Don't know if there will be as drastic of a change in the pictures for Day 60. I am curious as well so I guess we will just have to wait the few days until we get there ;)

Happy Birthday - Glad you are still Bringing It!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - YOu gave me a great hub idea! LOL... I won't tell you until you read it because it is going to be super funny. LOL

Yes - I may not be in the best shape of my life when I hit the end of the program (but that is why they say take a little time off and get back into it!) But I will be darn close. I am definately stronger than I have ever been before as of right now. And mentally, I think that change is a big accomplishment. I am much happier and have much more zest for life!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@michifus - Thank you so much. I can't wait until I hit the next 10 milestone... those really motivate me to want to push harder. It is almost as if hitting those 10 milestones become addictive! :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Ha! Here it is:) I knew I left off at 56! Wow - 12 inches is a whole foot! And I just saw you for real - you are a 10 and you broke the mold:)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - Yep - a whole foot off and I didn't even have trouble walking! Outrageous. Although I think the majority of the inches are done for the time being... now it is actually time for the other stuff to come off. The numbers are dwindling but I feel great so that is all that matters ;)


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Daffy Duck 5 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

You said you gave yourself a shut out. Did you actually shout out? :) If not, why the hell not? 2 months with P90X, 12 inches lost, clothes no longer fit (for the right reasons).

You should put it in a video and put that in a hub. Let's hear it BBG! Say it loud and say it proud. I'M TOTALLY FREAKING AWESOME AND KICKIN' ASS!.........unlike when you went to Vegas and donated to the poor people running the casinos. Oh, I'm sorry for bring that up. :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Daffy Duck - You caught me. I am very proud of what i have accomplished so far but yet I am still very much looking for more! I will start yelling to everybody that cares to listen right now.

I AM TOTALLY FREAKING AWESOME AND KICKIN ASS! Do you think Tony heard me?

Oh - and thanks for reminding me of my donation. Maybe it is a tax write-off! LOL


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Daffy Duck 5 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

With that mouth I'd be surprised if there was someone who didn't hear you. :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Daffy Duck - I would be surprised as well ;)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I heard you!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Now that is some great vocal chords... lol... all the way to Missouri! :)


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clivewilliams 2 years ago from Nibiru

Good hub my friend

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