Bring It: P90X Day 71

P90X is a killer workout... it is extreme at it's finest. Tony Horton is the mastermind behind this extreme workout, based off the concept of muscle confusion. The P90X system is based off of three phases. Each phase consists of pushing it hard and tearing those muscles down for three weeks, followed by one week of recovery. Don't be fooled though - the recovery week is just as intense as the other workouts. This combination is lethal. It can and will change your body if you are willing to bring it. This means you must make the commitment to push play everyday and push your hardest.

This is my own personal journey of the P90X DVD series. 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 help motivate and inspire each other so we can start off the new year with a fresh outlook on life. Thanks for supporting me in my mission to become healthier.

P90X is an extreme workout created by Tony Horton. Are you ready to get some results?
P90X is an extreme workout created by Tony Horton. Are you ready to get some results? | Source

What a gloomy day...

Who seriously stays productive on a dreary day like today. This would have been the perfect day to cuddle up to a book or watch a movie!
Who seriously stays productive on a dreary day like today. This would have been the perfect day to cuddle up to a book or watch a movie! | Source

Bring It

Even though it was a rainy and dreary day out here in Southern California, I started the day off with good intentions. I got my equipment set up to do my P90X Chest and Back workout and pushed play. I really wanted to push myself through this workout because I knew this was the last time I would be seeing it until I stat the whole series over again.

That is right. I am now in Week 11 of P90X. Week 12 will still have some pretty intense workouts, but then I am onto the final recovery. Boy has it been a ride so far.

Yet, today as I finished my workout, I sat down at my computer with good intentions to get my hub published early. You see, with the holidays right around the corner, my plate is full. I have a lot of holiday shopping to get done, Christmas baking, and a house that has been lacking from my attention. To top it off, my oldest daughter has several projects due that have been taking up my time. Needless to say, I wanted to get my work done because I knew I was going to be distracted later.

That didn't happen. I did my normal checks on the internet... responding to comments, checking my Facebook account, etc... and that is when it happened. I was attacked. Not once, not twice, but several times. My computer was sick and needing attention. I had gotten a virus.

Thankfully, I have a good friend that knows what to do in these instances. Knowing how easily I freak out with a lack of a computer (more so my laptop because we still do have a desktop computer that I rarely even use!), he rushed over to my rescue. He worked fast and got my laptop under control. However, it still needed to scan... and that it did... for several hours.

So, while I should have pounded out that hub immediately, insteady I put my attention to the housework. I scrubbed floors and dusted and did all that housewife stuff to get the house in tip-top shape. So needless to say, while I may not have been productive on the computer; I was productive on the homefront. You can tell by the fumes of Pine Sol radiating from the house!

So that brings me to now... finally... even though it is past 10 p.m. here, sitting down to reveal my results for the week!

Success is a feeling...

While measuring success we like to see concrete numbers, but overall, we have to look at the big picture!
While measuring success we like to see concrete numbers, but overall, we have to look at the big picture! | Source

Hitting the Big One Zero!

I may have only lost two-tenths of a pound, but at least I finally can say I lost a full ten pounds!
I may have only lost two-tenths of a pound, but at least I finally can say I lost a full ten pounds!

The results are in....

Frankly, I have been feeling fluffy all weekend. It is a good possibility that the fast food and chinese didn't really help that since the increased sodium always makes me retain water weight. So when it came to weighing-in today, I was not really hopefully that I would see any results. I could feel it and I knew this before I even stepped on the scale.

But hey, just because the results aren't in the numbers doens't mean they weren't elsewhere.

For this week:

  • Pounds lost: 0.2 Total pounds lost: 10
  • Inches lost: 0.5 Total inches lost: 12.5

Everything else pretty much stayed the same. I was actually pretty happy to see that I lost an additional half inch... and the two-tenths of a pound... ok, even I can laugh at that. But, at least my body finally lost that big 1-0!

So the results are nothing even close to spectacular for the week. I am blaming the chinese food craving I had on Saturday. But, that only means I will push harder this week so when Monday comes around again, I can have a little more bragging rights!

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Lapse 4 years ago from East Coast Rules

Everytime I see the notice that you have "published another hub" I'm thinking, "ANOTHER?!?!!?" then the jealousy sets in and THEN I remember, oh yea its just that P90X thing... :-)

Lesson Learned: A virus is no excuse to get your hub done dear.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hey yowza! That's great but lots of this info isn't new to me since I talked to you yesterday:) lol. Go girl!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Lapse - Be jealous... be very jealous... and then on January 1st you will be wondering what happened as I go from a hub a day to..... when I finally come up with something brilliant and amazing... like once in a blue moon... lol

Yeah - i could have used the desktop... but I just love my laptop. I couldn't betray it like that! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - Yeah - you were lucky enough to get an "early" preview... lol. So you only needed to look at the results. I wish I would have put a video in here for your entertainment! :)


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TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Well, my friend .. you just keep moving forward. No retreat. For the umpteenth time, I really AM proud of you. Reward is an important part of hard work, so do the Chinese once in a while and enjoy. My last hub about the election didn't get the proper attention I had hoped for as you know, so I pretty much lost it on the one I wrote today. You know I can't stand rejection. :o

Once you complete the program, what's the game plan? Same thing, lower intensity, or ..?

jim


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TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Hey R.H.!! what tha hell?? Where you been girl? Man, you keep ignoring me and I'll have to start drinking again! Na, I'll just beat the hell out of a therapist. (laughing)

jim


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

Goodness I've had this sitting up all day (today was my day off) and I still have yet to leave a comment. It has been a busy day! I did some shopping, did a lot of homework, did some cleaning, and I got mom and dad's desk today so it was a lot that I had to squeeze in at random times! I still have the place a mess because of switching desks around... but Darrel promised he would help when he gets home so I wanted to quick read your new hub and leave you some fun comments and hopefully finish my homework for the night! Those are my goals and so now here I commence...

Another great hub for you :-) Just because you did not do as well as hoped does not mean you did not do well! You gotta remember that! Especially with another 1/2 inch lost... usually they say you need to lose 15 lbs to go down a size, but with all of the inches you've lost I do not believe the rule applies here ;-) See how fabulous you are doing! I just want to do a jim carry from the grinch and scream.... FABBBBBBULOUSSSSS! lol. I believe that is my great comment for the day! Now just keep thinking it... except don't be the grinch cuz that is no fun ;-)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Hey Jim... believe me when I say I never get sick of people telling me how proud they are of me. I think that is what pushes me the next day! What can I say - I got witnesses pushing me! LOL... after I finish the program I might take a break and do a few of my other workouts, but I think I might hope back into it shortly after. I want to get down to my goal and then all I have to do is worry about maintaining!

P.S. Real is out shopping. I just talked to her the other day and she was struggling with all those shopping bags. If you don't here from her after the first of the year... assume she got buried under the presents for everybody!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - you bring up very valid points! But don't worry, I wasn't all that disappointed. I already knew the scale wasn't going to say much. I don't deal well with sodium and I was feeling pretty blah... oh and all the extra snacks didn't help either! I will be better this week so I can destroy the results before I hit the holidays! :) Maybe this year I will just make carrots rolled in chocolate... yummo!

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