Bring It: P90X Day 70

P90X has been plastered all over the fitness world. Why? Because it's great promises to change your life and change your body. P90X was created by Tony Horton. The program uses the concept of muscle confusion. This is basically stating that a person pushes themselves harder during each workout and keeps changing the workout to keep the body guessing.

This is my own personal journey. Like many others out there looking for that magic pill, I want to know if this program actually works. Therefore, I have took it upon myself to test it out. As a normal person, one who has kids under foot and occasionally makes hamburger helper for super, the results I see are something I would assume many others will see as well.

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. Together we can inspire and motivate others to get up and start moving to a healthier body and a healthier person. This is full body committment, that will not only change your physique but your mind as well. Are you ready to start making changes?

P90X is an extreme workout created by Tony Horton. Are you ready to bring it?
P90X is an extreme workout created by Tony Horton. Are you ready to bring it? | Source

Bring It

It has been no secret that the last couple of days have been difficult. I had tweaked a muscle in my neck and was feeling the consequences of possibly pushing too hard. To top it off, there is some kind of cold or flu that has been hitting our household. My head is stuffy and that isn't a good addition to any workout program.

This morning when I woke up I was delighted that it was Sunday. The way I set my program up, Sundays are my rest days. This means I can either choose to recover or I can throw in StretchX. I was pushing toward the end of the day and I had yet to do StretchX. Yet, for some reason, I still felt myself wanting to do the video, even though I walked through the door at 9 p.m. So like any other insane person, I through the DVD in and pushed play.

I am really glad I did. While my neck was feeling better, I could still feel the stiffness and soreness. After completing the hour of StretchX, I feel amaxing. Apparently all my body needed was a good stretch. On top of it, I have worked a little more on my flexibility and according to Tony Horton, this is a great way to stay feeling young.

After this workout, I know I am ready for the week ahead. That makes me very excited because after the last few days, I was starting to wonder if this was going to be a flop of a week. Now, I know it is going to be a good week because I feel great!

Keep holding on...

It maybe Winter... but summer is just around the corner

It isn't too long before we are going to start thinking swimsuits. Will you be ready when the season is upon us?
It isn't too long before we are going to start thinking swimsuits. Will you be ready when the season is upon us? | Source

Mmmmm.... cookies

Those holiday treats are oh so tempting!
Those holiday treats are oh so tempting! | Source

20 Reasons to keep pushing play...

Today marks the beginning of my last 20 days. That is pretty exciting stuff. I have pushed through the majority of this workout already and I am on the downhill slide. I am not going to lie - I am looking forward to the end. Mainly because I can't wait to see the final results after doing the full 90 days. As a tribute to my last 20 days, here are 20 reasons to keep pushing play.

  1. You have come this far already... why would you give up now! There is only 20 days left!
  2. The increased energy. I have never felt such a big burst of energy from any workout program before.... and believe me, there has been many I have tried.
  3. I would be fooling myself if I didn't say the results. The amount of inches lost have been amazing ... the pounds are starting to come off... I want to see the final numbers
  4. Bragging rights. I am sure there are many people out there who have completed P90X, but I am not one of them. There are also many who haven't. So, once I finish the entire program, I can officially call myself a P90X graduate.
  5. Once I finish P90X, I can start incorporating some of my other workouts into the mix that I have been missing. They may not be as intense, but they are fun. Since P90X has pretty lengthy workouts each day, I don't have much time for additional workouts. This will help keep me motivated.
  6. Motivation. Pure and simple. I am still motivated even after 70 days of working out. So what reason do I have not to push play?
  7. Because pushing play is much easier than the actual workout. And once you push play you might as well keep going.
  8. Beach weather. I live in California and by next summer, I will be rocking a hot bathing suit.
  9. My sister's wedding. I want to look good in that Bridesmaid dress. I have been in a few weddings and it seems I am always at a heavy stage in my life at that point. This time, I will not be the fat Bridesmaid.
  10. A new wardrobe. I hate shopping but by the time I am finished, I am going to love it. Because clothes are going to fit me better and I am going to need them.
  11. It's a confidence boost. My self-esteem has been skyrocketing with each and every workout. Who doesn't like feeling good about themselves?
  12. To keep off the holiday weight gain. Usually during the holidays I gain a few pounds. This year that isn't going to happen. Even if I don't lose another pound, I will maintain!
  13. To keep on inspiring others. I hope this series has given others hope and inspiration. If I can do it - others can too. This is proof.
  14. Because healthy feels much better than that cookie tastes.
  15. So I can have that cookie. Since I have been watching my calories, the amount of calories I burn by working out, helps so I don't have to have as restrictive of a diet.
  16. Because my husband deserves eye candy! Ok - so he already thinks I am eye candy, but it doesn't hurt to turn a few heads in the process!
  17. Because strong feels good.
  18. To tone up and slim down. The changes have already been evident, but apparently I am addicted. I still want more. It is cool to see what used to be a blob of fat suddenly showing definition.
  19. I still have so much further to go. While my P90X journey is on the downhill slide, my personal goals show that I have a lot further to go. While I may introduce other workouts into the mix after the first of the year, this has been by far the most successful one so far. If you get results - why would you back out.
  20. Because Tony Horton tells me too. Ok - so maybe he isn't speaking to me directly. But in his dialogue in the DVD workouts, he keeps telling us to push play and show up everyday. So, why not? I might as well keep on listening. It has done the trick so far!

As my last 20 days start the downhill slope, I hope to continue to come up with ways to motivate and inspire all of you to keep on moving. Even if it has inspired just one person, this whole process will have been a success.

Thanks for following my journey!

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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Exercising is a great way to increase our inner peace, strengthen and tone our body and become healthier. I have not done this one. I do walk every morning when I drop my son at school. I park the car and walk the perimeter of town. I thought it was more but is apparently only 1.6 miles. Still that has toned my body and brought me so much joy. I spend time with God, Nature and work through things in my mind that might otherwise keep me up at night.

Barbergirl, you are an inspiration.


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Lapse 4 years ago from East Coast Rules

In your Amazon links I see P90X2! Sounds interesting, but I doubt you'd need it you think? How hard would it be to just take the work outs from the first one and just rearrange them to your liking?


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TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Hey Superstar!!

Reason number 21: We're all watching you, and us dudes wanna see a little skin in twenty days! (making a funny face)

jim


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Hyphenbird - Thanks so much for stopping by. I really appreciate it. I think it is great that you get out and get moving. There are so many that just don't. Even walking or stretching will make a huge difference. Glad you can see the results and glad you are gaining inner peace from it. :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Lapse - I believe P90X2 actually has some different moves in it compared to the original P90 and P90X.... wow - he is on the third round already. I haven't really mastered P90X so I don't need it yet... but, if anybody would like to send me a copy to review I wouldn't say no... lol. I have thought about getting it but I am going to wait awhile and see if I want it right away or not. My husband will yell... my exercise box is overflowing! LOL


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Jim, I probably won't show skin.... leg... but no skin... lol! I don't want to toss this into crossing a line... lol.. but yes.. your reason 21 is outstanding... you guys are watching me and keeping me in check. Therefore I have to make it to day 90 :)

Maybe I will be able to show skin at my 6 month review... lol


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

My absolute favorite song!!! I usually watch the music video that has Eragon scenes playing. That is where I first heard the song and that was the movie Darrel and I watched together the night he asked me out. Since we had a rough beginning with him 2 hours away for the summer the song worked really well for us and it still seems to fit sometimes! It became our song without us really even realizing it! Anyways... enough about the song :-) Those are 20 really good reasons to keep pushing play! I had to walk to work the last two days so I got in a really good workout! I think it is only about a mile or so, but I walked at a pretty brisk pace (it was really cold!!!!!) so I actually felt like I did a really good walk workout! Now I can't stop... need to get my workout in today! I'm on a role ;-) Honestly though I have been upping my amount of exercise considerably in the last three weeks... it started as sporadic and now i'm getting in stretching and yoga a bit more frequently! Now add a couple of days of walking... I'm on the upside of my workouts :-) Still time for me to go do homework so it will have to wait until after homework is done! Keep it up and keep me motivated :-) You are doing such a great job at everything!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - I am so proud of you. It was funny because as I was making the list, that song just popped in my head.... out of the blue... no clue why. I was like - cool - I will add it. Never even realized that it was your song.

Anyway, I am so proud of you because you are really starting to do and squeeze that workout in. Before you would be doing a little bit here and there, but to have gotten a few days in a row, that is outstanding. And I bet you feel full of energy and so you can really tell the difference that it has made. Keep it up.

Although I have to admit my energy levels are a little low. There is a really bad flu that is going around here and I seemed to have caught a bit of it. The stuffy head, the eyeball pain, the muscle pain... it really sucks. Now Eli is getting it as well. I hope the kids stay away so they can stay healthy.

Alright - I just finished my last post... Iam going to get my heat pack and veg in front of the TV for a bit! :)


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Daffy Duck 4 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

No matter how good you look in your bathing siut you won't look as good as me in mine.

I am 6-0, 207lbs (little muscle), sporting an extremely nice speedo. You can barely see it because you're too busy looking at my hairy pasty white pot belly. I rock my bathing suit so hard that when I stop my body keeps rockin'. LMAO!

Beat that BBG! :)

Sorry 'bout the nightmares. :(


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Daffy Duck - LOL - I am so glad that you really have the confidence to rock that speedo. I once thought those were only for old men with pot bellies because it seemed those were the only ones that wore them. But now that I live closer to the beach... I realized how wrong I am. People of all sizes or ages.... oh boy - now thinking of that.... I might have nightmares :) J/K


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Daffy Duck 4 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

LOL BBG.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

I would try the whole speedo thing with my new found confidence ... however speedos don't usually come with tops. That being said... I want to try and stay out of jail... at least until I finish my adventure with P90X :)


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Lapse 4 years ago from East Coast Rules

You could go to Europe for that... :-)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Lapse - ha ha ha ha - ummmm.... lol

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