Bring It: P90X Day 59

Tony Horton has created the powerhouse of all workouts... P90X. It is said that with this 90 day program, good fitness habits, and the determination to continually push to your limits, you will be able to transform your body in just 90 days to be in the best shape of your life.

I have given this some thought and wondered if this was true or just another gimmick. So here I am, continuing on my personal journey through P90X. Tony Horton has taught me alot. In the series, there are easy exercises that are effective. And by easy... I don't really mean easy. These are hard, but they are simple enough that you don't have to be all that coordinated to figure out how to do them. The concept is simple - muscle confusion. With it, your muscles and your body never know what to expect next. This gives plateaus the old heave ho!

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. With your help, I have come this far, and I am almost two-thirds of the way done. Please feel free to share your own stories, your advice and tips to how you stay healthy.

P90X is an extreme workout. If you are ready to Bring It, this might be your next adventure in personal health.
P90X is an extreme workout. If you are ready to Bring It, this might be your next adventure in personal health. | Source

Bring It

It is no secret that I have been on this journey for awhile now, and frankly, when I woke up this morning, I really didn't want to work out at all. I have had a few of these days smooshed in over the last couple of months, but they are usually rare and far between. I live by the motto of "Just Push Play" and frankly, it has gotten me pretty far.

I hate to say that I am bored with the program, but I think the repitition and the long workouts is getting to me. Not to mention, I really pushed it hard the last few workouts and my muscles are sore. However, I know I have committed to writing about my P90X journey every single day, so I did what I do everyday and stuck that DVD in and pushed play.

I am really happy that I did. No different than any other time when I have been feeling a little lazy, it didn't take long before I was in the groove. Although it did help because this is one of my favorite "weight-lifting" workout and since I haven't done this one since the first month, it was a welcome change.

So, all this lack of motivation got me thinking? Other than a support group, how is one to keep their motivation going?

You don't want to look like this!

If you ever feel like not working out, just imagine what it would feel like to be this big. Maybe you will even push a little harder!
If you ever feel like not working out, just imagine what it would feel like to be this big. Maybe you will even push a little harder! | Source

How to stay Motivated...

Staying motivated is a difficult task. Having a support group is a great way, but if that support group isn't the one pushing the buttons, it might not give you that extra push on the day that your are really feeling lazy. Now you can get a workout buddy, but even then, if the workout buddy isn't available or maybe not at the same fitness level as you, it could also be discouraging. So the following tips are purely for you to use with no help from anybody else!

Looking at old pictures is a great way to boost your motivation. Pictures of yourself when you aren't at the top of your game are probably the most motivating. That is because once you are on the road to being healthy, you don't ever want to return to that phsyical state. However, you might also have pictures of you when you are exactly where you want to be. That also serves as motivation because that is where you want to get back to.

Think of your results already. Granted, one day off probably won't kill you. But when one day leads to another day and leads to a week, taking one day off can ruin everything that you have worked toward so far. Who really wants to put in all that hard work and then destroy it. Might as well get moving!

Do it for the Food! Everybody who is on a restricted calorie diet knows how much food they can eat... or how much food they can't eat. Sure, you can stock up on all that great food... for a rabbit, or you can workout a little bit and enjoy something a little bit better. Now don't get me wrong - I like the healthy food. But, I do occasionally like a juicy burger. If I look at my calories allowed for losing weight, I would only be allowed that juicy burger for the entire day. So, working out gives me the opportunity to enjoy more food.

Finally, remember why you started in the first place. Losing weight, or just getting healthy, really is a personal journey that each of us has to take. If you plan on losing weight, you have to be in it for the right reasons. Any other reason, will fail. You also have to be doing it for yourself. If you do it for someone else, you will fail. So, go back to the beginning and remember why you started this in the first place.

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Don't give up! I need my daily dose of Barbergirl enthusiasm!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@WillStarr - Don't worry - this girl is far from giving up... I got another month or so before I can take a break! And believe me... if you have enjoyed enthusiasm so far - I am totally gonna have people rolling for the last half - well, hopefully! I got to start brainstorming new and fresh ideas to go with the hubs! :) Thanks for the support!


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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

I love your reason of doing it for the food! That is just so funny, but in a way very true. When you are doing something like P90 you can really eat pretty well and still be successful. Although it helps even more if you eat healthy, but still.. DO IT FOR THE FOOD!! Okay so I'm a few days behind so my comment on here is going to be short... I just wanted to stop by and let you know how proud I am that you were about to hit day 60 and now have surpassed it... so to day 60!!!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - I like to eat junk. I can't help it. so, I guess if you work hard you can occasionally eat the junk... lol! I was never big on vegetables unless they are prepared, sitting out in front of me... so I guess I only really eat them at family gatherings. However, watching what I eat is definately an added bonus to the results. For majority of the time on this program, I wasn't watching what I eat and the results were slow coming. The more I pay attention... the better off I am in seeing results. I kind of hate that! LOL In addition, I really do think P90X is missing a big portion of cardio. I think the results would be much faster if it did... at least for me. I am walking daily so that gives me a little bit extra, but it is hard to see the calories that I have burned from the lifting workouts.


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Daffy Duck 4 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

If you have trouble staying motivated try reading some of your own P90X hubs and the comments they contain. IF that doesn't work put on a lot of your clothes and ask yourself if you really want to look like that wearing just 1 outfit. :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Love love love that idea... especially about wearing all my clothes. I will go back and start reading some of my P90X hubs again... I think I need to do revamp some of the links and what not... so perfect opportunity to get myself motivated! :)

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