Bring It: P90X Day 62

P90X is tough as nails; and frankly, if you are going to participate in this kind of workout, you need to be tough as nails as well. P90X was created by Tony Horton, based off the concept of muscle confusion. This is a good thing. It means the harder you push yourself and the more you change it up, the less likely you are to suffer from those dreaded plateaus. After all, variety is the spice of life and with the twelve DVD series, you are sure to get enough variety in your workout schedule to keep your muscles guessing and from getting bored!

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 probably going to need it more than ever with the holidays approaching, all the bad food choices calling my name and the busy and hectic holiday schedule. Together we can share our stories, our tips and tricks to either maintaining or losing during the holidays (if that is even possible!) I look forward to hearing from you!

Bring It - the motto behind P90X is the mindset needed to get into the best shape of your life!
Bring It - the motto behind P90X is the mindset needed to get into the best shape of your life! | Source
It's time to Bring It again... are you tough enough to make your workout a priority?
It's time to Bring It again... are you tough enough to make your workout a priority? | Source

Bring It

I did not wake up this morning and Bring It - yes - I know - surprising since I have pretty much done that every single morning for the last 61 days. Instead, I woke up - swore a little - and jumped out of bed - threw on some clothes - grabbed the kids and headed out the door. My heart was racing as we got into the car. We were going to be late. We had slept a little too long.

Ok - so being late wasn't too big of a deal. We were headed to a holiday parade. We parked about a mile away and had to speed walk to our destination. The streets were crowded. People were excited. The parade was about to start. The kids were anticipating candy - I just wanted to see Santa!

Afterwards, we caught some breakfast. Bad choice as I am pretty sure I ate the whole days worth of calories in one meal. Then we headed to the store to get a Christmas Tree. Came home, cleaned and started decorating. Headed back to the store and then stopped at good old McD's for supper. Like I said, not a day of good choices.

Thankfully, as the day was starting to get closer to ending, I knew I still had to get my workout in... even though I had been running around all day long. Isn't that workout enough. Nope.

So at 8 o'clock at night... I am punching and kicking my way through KenpoX. Thankfully it is one of my favorite workouts, throwing in some martial arts action. I feel stronger and tough as nails already!

So, while I may not have brought it right away, I still brought it!

It's that time of year... don't forget to decorate that tree and then squeeze in your workout!
It's that time of year... don't forget to decorate that tree and then squeeze in your workout! | Source

Mmmmm..... cookies!

With all the goodies stuck in your face, you are going to be tempted. Therefore, you need to be tough. Get those workouts in and try to refrain from eating all the cookies in one sitting!
With all the goodies stuck in your face, you are going to be tempted. Therefore, you need to be tough. Get those workouts in and try to refrain from eating all the cookies in one sitting! | Source

Got to be tough

Everybody who celebrates the Christmas holiday, knows there is only 22 days left. That means 22 days left until Santa comes; or in my case, 22 days left to finish my Christmas shopping (which I have barely even started!) That being said, this is the time of year that you have to be tougher than usual. You have to fight to stay fit; you have to fight to get that workout in!

With all the goodies typically associated with the holiday season, it is important to keep those workouts coming. Christmas cookies - I can eat them by the dozen (that is probably what got me in this position in the first place!) Christmas candies - I make them every year. But even worse, when you spend all your spare time out at the busy stores, home cooked supers aren't on the table. We are left with quick stops for fast food junk.

Needless to say - that adds up to alot of extra calories. And when the day actually comes, don't forget about those handful of cocktails you will be drinking. If it wasn't for the workouts, I am pretty sure my sides and behind would be getting a little bit more padding this holiday season. But, when time is running low, the workout is always the first thing to go.

So, just a simple reminder - if you want to get through the holidays - you got to be tough! Keep on squeezing in those workouts. Who knows, maybe that tough attitude will help you beat that out-of-shape person to that awesome sale!

Want more...

Click here to read about Day 63 and to learn how flexibility can directly relate to your heart health.

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

You are a resilient tough girl:) lol. I just don't know how you do it! WTG:) and you've done the 30 day challenge x 2! Super up and awesome!

I have just started my shopping. I bought two little things. So much more to do - I promise I'll start tomorrow:) ha!


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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

Every time I read one of your P90 hubs I have to laugh at at least one point... I love how you have managed to make yourself healthier while still entertaining me! After all that is the whole point ;-) I am almost done with my christmas shopping... I have Abby, Max, and mom and dad left. That is it :-) I know what I am buying Abby, but I am watching prices... Max I am still uncertain about. Mom and dad I just need to make it to the store to pick it up and then I am done! Also I don't drink, eat out like ever, or for that matter eat all those cookies either! Although I always eat junk. lol. Still my eating habits do have one good thing about them... I know during the holidays I am not going to be gaining any weight because nothing changes for me! Well I work in half an hour and need to try to do some homework still so have a good day and keep up your strong resilient attitude for the 24 days (need to add a few extra cuz the cookies and leftovers are never gone by christmas!)!! :-)


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Lapse 5 years ago from East Coast Rules

P90x Question: Is one thing you find that motivates you the fact that perhaps over 500 hubbers (your stalker count is actually 553) look to your P90x workouts for a source of inspiration? ...and see you as a model of perseverance for doing this grueling work out EVERY day WITHOUT fail... and see it as a fight against the common enemy in all our lives - the enemy named laziness - and would be SO disappointed in you and even the WORLD if you missed even ONE workout??????

No pressure!!!! :-D You go girl!!!


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Lapse 5 years ago from East Coast Rules

Wow thats a lot of people counting on your workouts BBG!!! Don't let us down! :-)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - You know it is funny because when I actually did the 30 in 30 challenge I could succeed. But, without even realizing it, I have done it twice now. YEAH - do I get an accolade for that. LOL

I will start my shopping - tommorrow - as well. My gifts have to sing to me otherwise I dont' buy them... ok - sing as in perfect gift. I am so picky. And there are so many people I have to buy for that have everything. What do you get for the person that has everything! Good luck on your shopping... tomorrow! :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - I have everybody left... for the most part... I have ideas... but nothing that I picked up yet.. I will get on that tomorrow. I told Eli I wanted to skip the holiday baking this year. He told me that was ok as long as I still made the peanut butter balls, the sweet tooth treats and the mounds balls. Oh yeah - and the Christmas cookies. So - I guess he won't let me out of it which means that is going to really kill my diet. But that is ok - then I have something further to work toward in the new year. After all, this P90X adventure is showing how it will work on normal average people. Personally, alot of people aren't going to change their eating habits if they are doing such a hardcore workout. Ok - so that is actually incorrect if they are really trying to get healthy. If I would have changed my eating habits from the beginning, I bet I would have been in a different place right now. But, I wanted to test the program, not how well I did with veggies and fruits! ;) Have fun at work - enjoy your workout!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Lapse - You got me... you definately got me. I know how I can get and if no one is holding me accountable... I would have so given up. But.... with 500+ people possibly looking to me to get that workout in, I have to stay accountable. But, even if it was only 1 or 10 people that kept up with me... that is just 1 person I don't want to disappoint if I didn't get in my workout. That is how I have gotten this far... now that I am past 60 days... the thought is... I have gone this far on this, I can't miss even one day now!

I promise - I will make it the 90 days. After the 90 days - I might take a week off or something! LOL

Thanks for really putting the pressure on! ;p


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

BBG - I shop that way too! Was thinking about writing a hub about that - p,us my favorite gift choices! Ha! Wait until you see what I got for my sister and Laurel:) a fun surprise! Lol


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Lapse 5 years ago from East Coast Rules

Wow you have a low tolerance for disappointment. I bet I could let about 156 to 211 people down. Now anything over 213 people counting on me and its getting done!!! That's called commitment girl!!!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - YOu should totally tell me what you got them... secretly before Christmas so I can possibly steal your great ideas! LOL I have a few really cool ideas - but I am tossing some things around yet between the kids and all that! I can't wait to read that hub - hurry up - I need ideas... like now! LOL


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Lapse - I have what I like to call a guilty conscious. I feel bad if I let even one person down. So - I keep going and going and going. so never tell me that I disappointed you - I might go crazy for weeks... j/k... I am not that bad!


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Daffy Duck 5 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

If you do get more fast food just stop and think about what is better for you. For instance; 1 Quarter pounder with cheese is worse than 2 regular cheese burgers. The reason is because you get only 1 bun with the bigger one. Bread helps you fill up faster as does milk.

Also try eating slowly. This will give the food you've eaten time to reach your stomach and you won't eat as much.

If you get a pepperoni pizza pat the slices down with a napkin first. This will absorb a lot of extra grease.

Popcorn is also good but you have to regulate tha amount of butter and salt you put on it.

Just remember that salt helps with fat storage and cinnamon helps burn fat and helps your blood/sugar level.

good luck BBG. :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Daffy Duck - Thanks so much for those tips. They totally make sense. Although I have to admit, I knew salt will make you retain water but I didn't know it helped with fat storage.. and cinnamon burns fat - then I guess cookies, hold hte salt must be good for you! :)

Thanks for pushing me to make better choices!


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Daffy Duck 5 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

Yes, I'm sure salt is the only thing wrong with cookies. :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Now that is a smart thought for the holiday season! :)

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