Bring It: P90X Day 68

If you are ready to see how tough you are, P90X might just be the extreme workout you have been looking for. P90X was created by Tony Horton after the success of the first program, P90. The concept behind the X is to give people a workout that is extreme; and a workout that would push them farther than they have ever gone before. It is intended to change their life and change their body in just 90 days. Muscle confusion is what makes this happen.

I am here on this personal journey to test whether what they say actually works. After having more than two-thirds of the program under my belt, I can already see the changes. 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.

This hub has been a bit of a selfish journey. I will admit that I am using this as a means to stay motivated and stick to my goals. However, on the way, I have also found others being inspired by ability to Bring It day after day. Feel free to leave your comments below and share your success stories and your tips. Together we can keep each other motivated.

P90X is extreme to the max. Only those willing to commit to Bringing It daily have a chance at succeeding through this program. Are you one of them?
P90X is extreme to the max. Only those willing to commit to Bringing It daily have a chance at succeeding through this program. Are you one of them? | Source

Bring It

It has always been a joy waking up to Legs And Back. I know I won't be disappointed because it has yet to get easier. Which to me seems funny since out of my entire body, I have always thought my legs were the strongest. This workout seems to prove me wrong. I struggle with the hour worth of squats and lunges. I feel the burn and I might even say that I cry a little trying to get through the wall squats.

This is an important workout, which is probably why once a week - with the exception of recovery week - you will encounter this workout in the program. We need to keep our legs strong, after all, they are the tools we use to get everywhere. With strong legs we are able to walk, run, stand, bend over... it effects almost everything we do.

So, liking squats or lunges is not necessary, however, the drive to push through them is. So, keep on squating and lunging your way to a healthier body. You won't regret that you did!

Ponder on this

Your legs have taken you in many different directions so far. They have made you stonger because of the paths you have choosen. But do you know the path you are going on now. Do you know where you are going in life?
Your legs have taken you in many different directions so far. They have made you stonger because of the paths you have choosen. But do you know the path you are going on now. Do you know where you are going in life? | Source

Do you know where you are going in life?

Sometimes you need to take a step back and really think of that question. Do you really know where you are going in life? With strong legs, you can get just about anywhere. I know this because I have pushed through the pain. When my husband and I had one vehicle, I needed to get to the bank to take care of some business. The bank was almost 4 miles from my house. Now, that didn't seem so bad. However when you double it and give yourself about an hour and half to do it in, you hope your legs don't give out on you. I made my deadline; my legs felt like jello; and my husband shook his head at my stubborness... because I could have waited until he got home to go to the bank with the car.

However, my husband bought me a car and the need to walk everywhere isn't necessary anymore. But the question still remains - Do you know where you are going in life?

For some, they have everything all planned out and probably in a Power Point Production. They may have even been able to answer this question since before they were even teenagers. Others, they may have just been biding their time not really knowing what they are expecting.

Driving through life's winding roads

Life is full of dangerous obstacles. The paths you choose will designate what your run into, but in the end you will be stronger because of it.
Life is full of dangerous obstacles. The paths you choose will designate what your run into, but in the end you will be stronger because of it. | Source

For me, this thought is inspirational. After all, I don't know where I am going in life. Today, after meeting my huband for lunch, I was driving through the canyon on some very curvy roads. Now call me sadistic, but everytime I drive on these kinds of roads with deep drop offs I often wonder how bad it would hurt if the car slipped and went over the edge. Car accidents happen regularly and I have luckily only been in minor slips into the ditch due to bad weather. Yet, each time I drive past these drop offs I wonder if my time might be soon. I hope not; I might even be going through a midlife crisis. My age might be getting to me after tweaking my neck and waking up too early because my hips are hurting. I have been stiff and sore lately and frankly I am feeling the aches and pains of an aging body. Yet, as I grow older, I still haven't figured out where I am going with my life.

So it got me thinking.... and we all know that is a dangerous thing.

We all need to set small goals to get to the bigger goals. It doesn't mean we necessarily have to meet these goals but we do need to have a destination in mind. For me, I want to be a succesfull writer. Now I have already had my work published. I worked as a photojournalist for the United States Army and I was published every week for years. In away, I have also been published after working online for the past year. Other people have read it - so I guess that means I have become successful in terms of sharing my thoughts and words. Yet really, there is a piece missing. I want to eventually write a book. I have one in the works, but sadly, I haven't touched it in well over a year. I am setting my sites to that destination.

I also want to become healthier. I know that sounds generalized and vague, but healthier is really a mindset. I have, for majority of my life, obsessed over losing weight. I have been on the roller coaster up and down many times. Frankly, I am ready to get off that roller coaster. Overall, I just want to be a healthier person. My body is getting older - but hey - it happens. I feel the effects of my time in the service, my joints ache and crack, and I just don't feel like that teenager anymore. I am not unrealistic. I know we all age, but I want to feel as good as I did long ago.

I also want to be healthier mentally. I have struggled for many years with depression. Since I am not good at taking medication, I often times don't go to the doctor to get my medicine. However, that also means that I have been untreated for several years now. I still have a few bottles of my antidepressants in the bathroom. I don't take them - they are expired. But occasionally, I wonder if I need to go back and get my prescription back.

I hope to have a good relationship with my kids when they grow up.
I hope to have a good relationship with my kids when they grow up. | Source

I also want to have a relationship with my children. I want them to trust me and be able to talk to me about anything. I don't really feel that I have had that kind of relationship with my parents and I hope that is different with my kids. I want them to want to come to me with their problems; I want them to come see me just for a cup of coffee. While I want to be their parent, I also want to be their friend. I want a relationship with them that others will admire.

When knowing where you want to go in life, there are many different paths that you can choose. For me, P90X is just one step in this long journey. One day I will get to the end, and I hope when I do, I can be happy with the decisions that I have made. My legs have taken me in many directions over the years. I am stronger because of it. But now, after starting this journey, I also know that I have other paths to choose. I too want to know where I am going in life? Don't you?

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kellymom1970 4 years ago

Barbergirl, Hi my friend. Great hub! Very cute family, did you get your barber lic yet. Hope to see you buzzing hair soon. Thanks


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

I have known where I wanted to go with my life for many many years! I want to make a difference in the world and so I want to teach, but I want to be a great teacher and not just another teacher! I want to inspire my students to enjoy life and history and I want to do it with flair! I want to have a relationship with the nieces and nephews that means they can come to me if they feel they can not talk to their parents... that way they always have somewhere to go no matter what happens! (So far I have managed to keep that type of relationship, but I know it will be more difficult as they head into their teen years!) I want to travel the world and the states and not only know the history, but see it and experience it as well! I also want to write and publish a book, but I want to do a childrens history book... totally different from all the stuff you write! I want to live happily ever after with Darrel and if someday down the road we decide we want to have kids I want to be an amazing parent! I want to live a life that I can be proud of and I do not want to believe I am a loser for the rest of my life! I want to enjoy life, but in my own way. I want to enjoy the little things every day! I have always wanted all of this (well except life with Darrel which is a fairly new addition) and I am working towards them, but very few will be easy to hit! So I make a toast (with my glass of milk) to strong legs, winding paths, and goals that help us reach our goals! To a future that we want to live!


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Lapse 4 years ago from East Coast Rules

8 miles?!?! Umm... I hope everyone is with me on this when I say I'm shocked your husband shook his head at you for walking that far. If it were me I'd CRAZY PROUD of you! I hope that's how he really feels! Within an hour and a half seems really good too for a walk with a bank trip in the middle! Now if there's unsafe roads on the route that's one thing, but 8 miles is awesome! Come on Real Housewife you better have my back on this one! :-) You should do this once a week! You got your jogging stroller for the kiddies and stuff? 8 miles ain't no joke for the average person. Just keeping up with the P90X program is good. But you did 8 miles? Keep going and soon you'll be jogging and not walking it!!

I am not one for the hyperbole and exaggerated praise like some people. I really think it gives you no where to keep going when you tell people they did great or they're "killing it" when they're half way through (I swear I have no one in mind on here its just my philosophy). hat are you going to tell them when they finish the thing? Ha ha..., but on this its legit. You DO rock for this!! I honestly don't know anyone that would have walked 8 miles! Do you???????????? Only us former military types??? :-) In my head that's true.


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Daffy Duck 4 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

"It's been a joy". Haven't I read something similar in other P90X hub? LOL! That's great!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Kellymom - Thanks for stopping by. I do have my liscense I am just staying home with the kids for the time being. I want to be able to be there for the important stuff while they are so young. I still cut hair on the side for family and friends. It isn't lucrative or anything but it keeps my skills sharp!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - YOu have always had a good head on your shoulders knowing exactly what you want... and your good head on your shoulders means you will hit all your objections. I think you are well on the right path and it is good to know that you are pushing toward your directions. So toast to you and all your accomplishments - those you have made and those you are yet to make! Strong legs and winding roads - it is what we live for! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Lapse - My husband was proud of me he just thought I was nuts. I did it in a bit of a time crunch. I also walked some dogs for a friend and then walked to Wal-Mart for some necessity. If I am thinking correctly - the total mileage for the day was actually closer to 12 miles walked. I was walking pretty funny after that. Unfortunately, I don't have a jogging stroller - just the traditional kind. It is ok for walking but when you half run it - it sucks. Doesn't matter much now- I did it. After I finish P90X and my husband isn't working 2 jobs I am going to try and start running again.

Thanks for telling me I rock on this so far - and when I finish crossing the finish line... you can just say you freaking rock! Ha ha - I will make it to the end. It is a tough program and I am starting to believe I am nuts enough to complete it! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Daffy Duck - It has been a joy... and you might have seen that elsewear... after this many days - it is hard to keep track! LOL

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