Bring It: P90X Day 60

If you are hardcore and like a challenge, P90X might be the workout program you have been looking for. P90X is an extreme workout created by Tony Horton, based on the concept of muscle confusion. This workout is serious, and while the exercises are simple, they are difficult and effective.

I got my P90X DVD series more than a year ago. I tried it out right away and then it spent the rest of the year sitting on a shelf collecting dust with many of my other workout gadgets. However, I decided to embark on this personal journey. Not just to let others know about P90X, but to also test the promises this program makes. I want to know if I wasted my money or not.

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 love hearing from you and it truly makes me believe that getting up every morning, pushing play and writing about my journey makes it worthwhile. I hope someone out there finds encouragement, hope, and maybe some motivation from reading about my journey.

Are you serious about getting into shape? Then it is time you get serious about this program.
Are you serious about getting into shape? Then it is time you get serious about this program. | Source

Get the goods!

Gaiam Grippy Yoga Gloves, Pink
Gaiam Grippy Yoga Gloves, Pink

These gloves will allow you to do yoga without slipping. While this may help you do it without a matt, it might help if you have sweaty hands!

 
Gaiam Grippy Yoga Socks, Pink, Medium/Large
Gaiam Grippy Yoga Socks, Pink, Medium/Large

If you are going to wear Yoga gloves... you might as well have the socks as well. Don't forget to pick these up as an addition to your yoga tools.

 
Yoga Paws: Mini Yoga Mats for Your Hands and Feet
Yoga Paws: Mini Yoga Mats for Your Hands and Feet

Don't have a mat... don't worry. Yoga paws is the yoga mat for your hands and feet!

 
YogaAccessories 1/4'' Extra Thick High Density Yoga Mat (Phthalate Free) - Dark Purple
YogaAccessories 1/4'' Extra Thick High Density Yoga Mat (Phthalate Free) - Dark Purple

If you want to do yoga, don't forget the mat. You should never do yoga without one!

 

Bring It

Today was YogaX. I really like doing YogaX, even though ironically when I started, I despised the workout. Funny how things change.

However, this morning I got off to a late start. It wasn't for a bad reason - it was actually for an exciting reason. Today is my 60 Day mark. That is another milestone down. So, I spent the morning with my camera doing self-portraits. I am glad I have a tripod and a timer on my camera so I don't have to worry about forcing someone else to get the perfect shot!

So, as soon as I took a million pictures, I headed to the livingroom to push play on my yoga workout. Today was a bit of a difficult day for Yoga. I hurt my foot a few days ago (Sunday I believe) and I think I hurt it from Yoga. I think I stretched my foot muscles a little too far and that is why they have been hurting. Only speculating - I am not a doctor.

To top it off, not only was my foot hurting, but my hands were clammy and sweaty. Do you know how hard it is to do yoga with sweaty hands. Well, if your answer is no - I will tell you it is very difficult. I kept slipping, even though I have my trusty Yoga matt. Although, that gives me another gift to add to my wish list - yoga gloves and socks.

I made it through the workout, I just had to adjust my slipping hands. Luckily though - I avoided injury and caught myself before I completely slipped.

Day 60 preview

These pictures show the timeline results of my personal journey. With each phase something changes just a little bit. My ability to pose however does not - so excuse the funny facial expressions and the awkward body stances!
These pictures show the timeline results of my personal journey. With each phase something changes just a little bit. My ability to pose however does not - so excuse the funny facial expressions and the awkward body stances! | Source

Are you serious - Day 60 already!!

I hate to say it, but the time really has flown by. It is hard to believe that through all the struggles and the personal growth, I have finally made it this far. There truly is only 30 days left to this personal journey (at least the one I am writing about!) Go ahead - cry a little. But enjoy the last 30 days with me.

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A picture says a thousand words. Without the pictures, I definately wouldn't be able to show you the progress that I have made. For all you know, I could just be fluffing my way through the writing and not even getting up and working out. Now how many of you thought that was what I was truly doing? However that is not the case? For the last 60 days I have religiously pushed play... regardless of what was going on, through holidays, through colds, and through life in general. The only exception is the couple days I took off for my rest days, which was allowed by the program.

So what do you see?

Chances are good each person will see something a little different.

For me, the first thing I notice is the change in confidence. My frumpy old self is smiling, but you can tell it is a fake smile. Throughout this program, my confidence has definately been boosted. Even if it took me awhile to see the changes my body knew the difference and it was presented in the way that I held myself.

You can also see the change in the confidence based off the poses. Seriously, if you are going to be taking these before and after shots - you might as well have fun with it!

Show how tough you are

You worked hard for them... it's time to show off!
You worked hard for them... it's time to show off! | Source

The second thing I see is the strength. Now, it might not be evident in the pictures, but my body has done a complete 180 in tone. My arms don't wag in the wind as much, the dreaded hangover fat that is pinched from clothing is not nearly as bad as when I started.

While the pictures don't show this, I feel stronger with each and every workout. I am noticing these things during my workouts when suddenly I realize, "I couldn't do this before!" I have also noticed my core area, which is overal very weak from a previous surgery, is even getting stronger.

The third thing I notice is the change per phase. The first phase is when you will notice the most changes. This is obvious to me because I have been measuring myself each week as I go through this program.

In the first phase - I had lost a total of 3.3 pounds and 10 inches and 1.1% body fat

In the second phase - I lost 4.7 pounds and 2 inches and .9 % body fat

You can see where the biggest change has taken place. It isn't that I have hit a plataue, but the more you need to lose right off the bat, the more that will come off immediately. Your results will continue to taper down until they are where you want to be!

Change is good!

Regardless of how much or how little change has taken place... change has still happened and that is a good thing. While I might have expected more from this program when I first started, I am completely happy with the results (even if I have whined a little in the past!)

One pound down is just a little bit closer to my goal of where I want to be. Ultimately, while you may think my main goal is to lose weight, that isnt' necessarily true. My top priority is to feel better about myself. I started this journey because I knew my confidence was down in the slumps, I knew I wasn't happy, and I knew I needed something different. The change has happened. It has happened on both a physical and mental platform.

So, while I am now officially two-thirds of the way through, my journey isn't nearly finished yet. I have a long journey yet ahead of me!

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Dewette 5 years ago from NV

You`re a rockstar! Congrats on your accomplishments. 60 days is a long time when you`re 'Bringin' It' everyday!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

WOW WOW WOW!!! Looking Great!! Just think 30 days to go!


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

WILL YOU MARRY ME??!! Oops, I forgot, we're friends and already married. Well, you'll just have to get used to dudes losing their head I guess kiddo!

Awesome job my friend.

jim


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Dewette - Thank you so very much. It has actually flown by very fast so I can only assume it will feel like tomorrow when I am writing up the 90 day review! :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Just Ask Susan - It really is hard to believe... now all I need is one of those tickers on Facebook! LOL I wonder if they make a P90X version! LOL


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Jim, you are too funny. I will be curious to see all the guys running around without heads! ha ha ha


mtbke5 5 years ago

You look amazing!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hello girl, that is not what I said. I am Dragon training right now. Just wanted to see how it works and comments. But first verse, let's talk about your hub. Wow! I think this Dragon is not. That's an as in Nancy you as an umbra law, and T. as in Tom, S. as in Susan, not. Do you understand what I'm saying? Me either and apparently neither does the Dragon.

As a high! 60 old days! You know that's not what I said. I think you're doing and Hasek! You know that's not what I said either! I said you're doing and Hasek! Know what I mean?


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Lapse 5 years ago from East Coast Rules

I'm jealous of your motivation, keep going. I need to get off my ass and start running again. :-) You are definitely looking good.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Mtbke - Thank you so much. It means alot to me coming from you! :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - Wow - I think I just got a workout from laughing so hard at your comment. I really appreciate that you think I am doing and Hasek! LOL I am not really sure what you all said... but I got Barbergirl this dragon is nuts as am I!

I can't even comment back... I need a dragon so we can talk dragon back and forth. Besides, my stomach hurts so much from laughing so hard!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Lapse - Thank you so much. I have to admit Iam doing this for selfish reasons. Making myself write about it on a daily basis really has forced me to do the workout. Purely because I have a guilty conscious. If I didn't workout I couldn't write about it! I thank you for stopping by my selfish journey! :) I hope I motivate you to start running. I need to start running too. Mainly because I hate it and I want to see if I can train myself to like it!


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Lapse 5 years ago from East Coast Rules

So its to inflate your Hub count??? :-) Damn that's smart. Very Machiavellian of you. I approve!!!

(I had to look up that 6 syllable word to be sure BTW...)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

BBG- I have to admit - I was lmao when I re-read the comment:) that dragon is a little unruly! He (I'm sure it's MALE!) doesn't listen to a thing I say!


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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

Wow you are looking hot!! Are you wearing the same shorts in all 3? I can really see the difference!! I noticed your legs first... isn't that funny, but then I noticed that pretty much your whole body was slimmer and of course your happy face says it all! The change from day 1 to day 60 is so impressive! Although I know there won't be a lot of additional changes at the end I am still looking forward to seeing the end result! Keep up the wonderful amazing work because you are looking good!

RHW you are so funny with your dragon! At least it knows how to say that is not what I said really well! I think you said that barbergirl is doing fantastic... but I really like and Hasek! lol. I agree that your dragon is nuts though!!!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Lapse - I am really glad you had to look up that word because otherwise I would have had to look up the word. And yes... smart and sneaky! I might have to continue after this is done! LOL


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - I think that comment is and Hasek... I am still laughing about it! LOL... my side is killing me! I want one just so I can tell everybody their hub is and Hasek! LMAO. He is obviously male... but then again... once you get him trained... he should work really good! LOL


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - lucky for me... the outfit that I started the pictures with will fit me for some time because it was a little tight when I started. So the outfit will stay consist through the entire 90 days. Ok that sounds bad - I wear different workout clothes throughout, but for picture sake, I make sure to wear that one each and everytime. I told Eli I didn't see much of a difference from Day 30 to Day 60 but he said he could really see it. Well, here is to the final 30 days and seeingn what the results will bring. This part will be hard because I really love to back for Christmas. I dont' know if my willpower is strong enough to do that and stay on task. We will see what happens! :)


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Lapse 5 years ago from East Coast Rules

You're right. I need myself a good series that give ME NINETY hubs! I stuck on frikkin' 5 with only okay ideas. lol...

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Lapse - hmmmm - well, I got the P90X thing so... ummmm... yeah... that's all I got! LOL


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

Wow BBG...I admire your determination.

I see those arms toned up. Way to go girl!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Ruchira - that has definately been one of the biggest differences that I have noticed. When I move my arms I can actually see the muscle popping out. It is actually kind of cool. Never had that happen before! :)


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

you must be feeling so proud of ur self BBG :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Ruchira - I am feeling pretty good about it... still have a far way to go! But it takes time and I am not very patient... so hopefully... my impatience wears off! LOL


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KBEvolve 5 years ago from United States

Congrats on your consistent effort. It is definitely paying off.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

So far - the Dragons quite a prude - and stubborn! I think it's a Victorian Dragon - very conservative. The training is real slow! Counter productive - so while you're out there making all that progress I'm wasting time and spinning my wheels like usual:)

Btw - I kept telling Dragon to say you're fantastic! Haha! Hasek sounds just like that! Don't you think?


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@KBEvolve - Thank you so much. I appreciate the feedback. It is difficult to sometimes share these pictures but it is worth it when I hear all the positive comments! :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - I love and Hasek - I am going to use it on everything from now on... It might even be the new booty pop reference! LOL - don't worry - the dragon will eventually catch on. Otherwise tell it you won't cook dinner for it anymore ;)


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Lapse 5 years ago from East Coast Rules

Just thought of a question...

So P90x goes for 90 days ok, what does it instruct you to do after the 90? Does it help you develop a regular program to maintain?

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Lapse - good question. The Fitness guide actually has a whole section talking about life after P90X. It is mostly about maintaining I believe. I don't really know, I skimmed it when I first got it and haven't finished the program yet so it wasn't something I dug into yet. Most people take a bit of time off and then start the program over. However, it is intense and the hour workouts can be difficult to squeeze in.

I should also mention there are a few different programs offered with P90X geared toward different results. Your question might have just spurred a hub idea for me... or at least something to write about on the bottom of my P90X hubs! :)


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Well Stacy, I gotta tell ya, I have skimmed each of your 60 BRING IT hubs, I check out the pics, etc. but have been so behind all along with my reading that I haven't commented. Seeing your before and after pics here is SO AWESOME, I just had to say something. You should be extremely happy with yourself. And to have been able to write every day too, wow. I want your energy. Congratulations and good luck with the next 30.

Sharyn


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Sharyn - Thanks for skimming through the P90X hubs. I know it can be overwhelming when you feel like you are behind on your reading. I have a feeling as soon as I am done with this series I am going to be in the same boat trying to catch up with everybody. I have been so consumed with my workouts and writing about them that I haven't been keeping up with all my reading.

However, thank you so much for stopping by and telling me how awesome I have been doing. That means the world. It really does push me and keep me going!

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