Bring It: P90X Day 7

This is an ongoing compilation of my journey with the P90X system. I am hoping you will be following me on my journey to see whether or not this system works or is just another advertising gimmick. 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 comment on your journeys to get healthy below. Maybe together, we can kick this unhealthy epidemic in the past!

P90X is an extreme workout program. If you are ready to get into the best shape of your life, it is time to bring it!
P90X is an extreme workout program. If you are ready to get into the best shape of your life, it is time to bring it! | Source

And on the 7th day, they rested

This was the day of all days. It was the one that I could let my hair down and really look forward too. I knew after today, I was going to be feeling good. Today was the day of rest.

However, rest was not what I did. I had the option with the P90X Classic program to either take the day off or do Stretch X. Even though this was a busy day, as in it was my son't 2nd birthday, I still found the hour out of my day to do the program.

It was necessary and I was looking forward to it. Even though I had a lot on my plate today, I realized a couple of really important things:

1. My exercise time is my time. This is for me. For nobody else. And for way too long I had been giving, giving, giving and never taking anything back. I need this. And it isn't too much for me, as a mom, to take one hour out of my day just for myself.

2. If I don't do the program today, I am slipping into a downfall. I am in the habit. I push play each and every day. I have gotten used to it. Yet, I know myself all to well. If I don't push play today, it might be too easy for me to not push play tomorrow. So, if I stay within my rhythm, tommorrow won't be as difficult to jump into.

So, as I am baking and making my son's birthday cake, cleaning up, doing haircuts and all that other stuff that needs to be done, I got into my workout clothes and got it done. Granted, I wish it was a little more cardio, because after taste testing all of that frosting, I probably could have used a good workout. But, after stretching, I felt so tall. I felt flexible, I felt good!

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Stretch X

Stretch X takes about an hour. It is hard to believe you can really spend that much time stretching and not get in any type of cardio exercise or weightlifting, but after pushing play this morning, I now realize how true this is.

To do this workout, all you need is a mat, your water bottle and a towel. You can do this workout in your barefeet, so no need to get those shoes on. In reality, there wasn't a whole lot of sweating either, so if you forget the towel, you will survive.

Stretch X is a total body stretching workout. But, it is something integral to the P90X program. This day of rest is what will help you rebuild those muscles after a very long week. All those muscles, those you are familiar with and those you aren't, have worked hard and they are all sore. Today, you stretched everyone of them. From the neck all the way down to the toes. A slight bit of yoga was incorporated into the workout as well, so you get a chance to practice your cat pose and your downward dog.

Overall, if you are in the midst of doing the P90X classic, I must insist you do this program. Afterwards, every muscle in your body will be loosened and relaxed. This is vital to your success in this program, as a stretched out body will refrain from injury and a flexible body will make you stronger throughout the entire program.

So, even if you would rather sit on the couch and watch football, just push play instead. After all, you deserve that hour!

All stretched out

After doing the P90X Stretch X, I felt great. And believe me, knowing that I could have taken the day off, I almost didn't push play. Between making a cake and doing the whole BBQ birthday party, I was cutting it close on time. Next week should be much easier to get the workout in. However, the only thing it impacted was getting my little review of today's workout in at a relatively decent time. (But I will still push publish before it hits midnight!)

My only complaint about the entire video was it was just a tad too long. By the time I reached the end, I was about ready to take a nap. While I felt great, I was tired the rest of the day. (That could also be from not sitting down either!)

But I did it. I have completed the entire first week of P90X. Only 11 more weeks to go. I can't wait to see what the results bring.

Note: P90X is an extreme fitness regiment and your doctor should be consulted before starting this or any other workout program. If at any time during your workout you feel uncomfortable or not right, modify the move or stop completely do avoid injury.

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To continue on to Day 8, click here. This will show you the results after the first week of P90X

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Comments 16 comments

Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Dear barbergirl,

This was really cute, informational, and so true when it comes to interruptions..I remember when the kids were little I attempted to exercise so many times and it seemed as if there was always an interruption. Of course I had four to contend with..I use to bike ride a lot..I had one of those things that looked like a cart and had the two younger ones in there and then the older ones had their own bikes. It was safe as it was in a nice neighborhood..Now people drive too crazy I would be scared..I heard this P90X is some good stuff..I love yoga and need to get back into it..I was really into it at one time..Good luck with your regiment..Great hub.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

You are making me tired just thinking about all this hard work! I just got up - I think I need to go back to bed now! Lol

Great job - I really want to see you through this - all kidding aside - good for you!! I'm glad you didn't decide to wreck your record:)

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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

Oh man now you are making me feel guilty because I actually took the weekend off! lol... jk. I'm proud of you so far! I can't wait to see the results :-) I will get back into my workout today after my interview though!! You really are being an inspiration to me and keep up the good work!

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Sunnie - Thanks for the wonderful comments. I will admit, yesterday was difficult to get in. We were just so busy, but I did it anyway. Then, at about 10:30 at night, I am attempting to write this. Got to stay accountable, well, at least with my online hub friends! :)

We too also like to bike ride. Unfortunately, we haven't done it in forever. Thankfully, we just moved to a place that is mostly flat. Were we lived before it was nothing but uphill. The older kids couldn't keep up for a bike ride in those conditions. We too have one of those carts for the little guy. Unfortunately, it can only be attached to my husbands bike and I can't ride his. Can barely swing my leg over. So, we need to find another part so I can take him on bike rides when my husbands not around. Looking to those bike rides makes me excited though! :)

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - In all fairness, I think I almost fell asleep writing this. Although out of all the days this was the weakest of them all. I am hoping I don't fall out too soon. I want to get at least a month in before I go back to ice cream soda and cookies... lol

Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Oh I hope you will get those bikes out and was the most wonderful thing we did together..I still see them all cuddled in the back with a blanket and their sippys...we would ride to the for awhile and back home...lunch then nap Best of times I wish for you and your family..



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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - glad I can inspire you. I keep thinking of taking the day off... and then I think how I made a pledge to write about my adventures online. Man - there are mornings were I really regret that! LOL - but hey, it is making me stick with it! :)

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Sunnie - about a year ago, we took our kids on a really long bike ride. We went from our house to my parents house and then back home. The entire trip is about 7 miles or so. My parents are at the halfway point of the big circle. When the kids saw their house they were so excited. My 6 year old begged grandpa for a ride home. The rest of us made it, but barely. My butt was so sore... even weeks later I had a difficult time sitting on a bike! :) Oh it was great - I can't wait to get into that again.

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Danette Watt 5 years ago from Illinois

I think I've missed a couple days but I'm glad I read this one so I could encourage you to keep at it. I was glad to read that you decided to do the stretch. It sounds like you know yourself well enough that if you hadn't stretched, you might not have hit the play button on Day 8.

Good for you and keep it up!

Oh, and you are SO RIGHT about mom's not taking even just one hour for themselves. You DO deserve it. And if you can't look at it from the standpoint of doing it just for yourself, think of it as a necessary recharging of your batteries so you can continue to give, give, give to your family. :)

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Danette - the stretching felt amazing... and even though all three kids were home when I did it, they surprisingly stayed out of my hair. So it ended up being very relaxing. You got to love those good day workouts. the other benefit was it really really really took away all the remaining soreness I had from earlier in the week, so I felt like I could function. Definate great ending to a wonderfully charged week.

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ThoughtSandwiches 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Damn...I missed the last four workouts...I come on the day of rest...for a piece of your son's birthday cake...alas...we are doing Stretch X?

You are is easy not to hit that button the next day too... Keep up the good work! So...I checked my invite for the February wedding...

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@ThoughtSandwiches - you came on a good day... and we had cake. Don't worry, it was mighty edible. I will probably hub about it later (as in hopefully in the near future!)

As for the invite... don't worry, I haven't gotten one either yet... and I am standing up. I will check into the problem and see why she hasn't sent out invites yet. I mean seriously - she only has half a year or so left! LOL. I bet you it is in the mail as we speak! :)

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Well just so you know - I'll do my part and eat ice cream and cookies while I read your hubs! Lol.

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - did you know that if you eat a cookie while doing yoga the extra chocolate will release happy endorphins, similar to what you get when doing yoga... that being said, doesn't it make sense that they go hand and hand. However, ice cream... that could get messy! :)

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hmmm well interesting. I'm getting ready to pick up Madison and go to the grocery store - I'm gonna bust open a package of chocolate chip cookies - start eating them (imagine cookie monster style crumbs flying everywhere) and break into a yoga pose - in the aisles. I'll let'cha know how happy I get:) lol

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - yes... keep me updated. I want to see pictures and everything! I might even have to try it. Can you imagine how embarrassed the kids would get! Oh it is great being a parent! LOL

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