Bring It: P90X Day 80

If you are looking for a tough training program, Tony Horton has it for you. P90X is an extreme workout filled with exercises that will give you the most bang for your buck. This program, which consists of 12 DVDs will have you sweating and grunting and falling over. The concept behind the program is muscle confusion. While Tony Horton supplies the tools for the workout, you are the one expected to show up, push play and give it all you got. In addition, the program is laid out so there is enough variety to keep those muscles confused. Once your muscles get used to a workout, you will get frustrated as you hit a plateau.

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.

Please leave your comments below. My personal journey is coming to a close, and while my first intention was to use this as an extra push to getting my daily workout in, it has also become a form of inspiration and motivation to others. Feel free to leave your advice and your own personal stories below.

P90X is an extreme workout created by Tony Horton. Are you brave enough to attempt this through the holidays!
P90X is an extreme workout created by Tony Horton. Are you brave enough to attempt this through the holidays! | Source
Pump those guns if you want to have those glamour muscles to show off this summer!
Pump those guns if you want to have those glamour muscles to show off this summer! | Source

Bring It

Today's workout was Back and Biceps... the glamour muscles. However, today I was feeling far from glamorous. In fact, I was feeling downright uck! I have no clue how I even made it through my workout and I am even impressed by the fact that I pushed play. Yet, Knowing that I don't even have a full two weeks left, I didn't want to break the streak. So sick or not - this workout is happening whether my body wants to or not.

I didn't get to my workout until the afternoon. I was feeling pretty out of it this morning... and frankly I was drugged up on Tylenol Cold and Sinus. It was the daytime medicine so at least it didn't knock me out. However, I wasn't feeling the workout until the medicine kicked in. Or maybe I just worked out in the afternoon because I was done procastinating. While I am still under the weather, I am glad it is over and done with for the day.

My nutrition hasn't been good either today. Frankly that is a double fail on my part. But nothing looks appetizing so I just didn't eat most of the day. I am blaming that for my workout not being at the top of my game. Frankly I was running out of steam and running out of energy. This forced me to lower my weight I was using halfway through the workout. My body however is recovering from this cold, so I did push it my hardest. Sad thing is, I partially feel like I have blown this workout since it is the last time during the session of P90X that I will be doing Back and Biceps.

4 Days Until Christmas

As many of you are probably aware, there are only 4 more days until Christmas. This means you only have 3 days (because stores will be closing on Christmas Eve) to get that Christmas shopping done. I have yet to finish my present buying, haven't even wrapped one present, and am heavily slacking on my Christmas baking this year. I guess this is a friendly reminder, if you are in the same boat as me, it is time to get moving.

To continue with the trend... here is a list of the top 4 gifts I don't want for Christmas!

4 Things I Don't Want For Christmas

  1. A cold - As this cold has been visiting over the past couple weeks, today I realized that I definately don't want a cold for Christmas. The aches and the pains, the stuffy head and runny nose... I just would rather do without this gift this year. So please - no cold for Christmas!
  2. My husband working - As most of you know, my husband has been working 2 jobs. For the most part, I have grown use to this. However, I really don't want my husband working for Christmas. The money is nice, but working a holiday just sucks. Unfortunately, the schedule came out, and while he has off all of Christmas Eve, he does work night on Christmas Day. Luckily, we do have majority of the time to spend together as a family this holiday!
  3. Rain - The rain clouds can really go somewhere else. I am from the midwest, so I would definately welcome the snow. However, I know the chances of snow is not likely. Usually it would be replaced with rain. This year, I would like to stay dry. So, I would rather have no gift at all then the gift of rain.
  4. Drama - With the holidays always comes stress. This usually creates drama. I would love to just get together with family and friends and just enjoy the day. If things aren't going as planned - I say take a deep breath. Tommorrow it will be over and done with and whatever went wrong will be in the past. So, regardless of how stressed you are feeling, set those cranky feelings aside. This is the time of year to be happy. So make the best of it!

So here is hoping that none of these gifts show up under mine.... or your tree! What gifts could you really do without this year?

Have a wonderful holiday season and a Merry Christmas!

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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Stacy...

Damn...I was too busy thinking about Paul's odd wedding present to contribute an idea. Then...you worked out...wrote your hub...published. I look at your list..you really didn't need me...that is a good list.

I will sign on to everyone of them...not so much #2 because...that would be weird for my situation. I think Eli would be opposed as well...

Merry Christmas to you and your family my friend!! Four days til Christmas...five days til sanity.

Thomas


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TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Merry Christmas dear friend. I hope you don't get any of the things you don't want for Christmas. You should be good for at least three out of four, and hopefully all four. (not getting!) You've done so well with this program and you got a new bod for Christmas! (which is a present for your husband by proxy) Let's get geared for a 2012 that's both productive and exciting!

jim


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Thomas - As one of the muppet judges ;) I am glad you stopped by to weigh in your opinion... lol. I would have to agree that #2 probably wouldn't suit you either way - but it was a better option than polished poo! LOL

And as for Paul's unusual wedding gift - yeah - I am afraid I can't let that one out! LOL


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Jim I am definately looking forward to 2012. Not only have I changed so much over the past year - both physically and mentally, but my husband will be done working the second job. However, that means I will also have less time to right. I guess this just worked out. I stop P90X (well, the writing part) just as he finally gets a chance to spend time with the family! :)

Merry Christmas to you as well and hope you have a great New Year!


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TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

So how come you responded to Thomas before me? (holding my breath and turning red) and speaking of Thomas ..

Where you been bro?! Neither one of you guys have been reading my hubs, and I damn near got myself kicked off the old Hub. Yeah, I went nuts on one. They wouldn't even put it back up after I striped it. And you know I get away with more than anyone. (or so I'm told) Freaked em out dudes. :0 Seriously though, I wish you both a Merry Christmas and a banner 2012!

jim


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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Jim!!

You crazy nut log! I was in your hubs last night...I got some pizza from Mr. Cain...reaffirmed that I had not skimmed" the piece of fiction you wrote...ummm...Oh yeah...getting rid of the Pres in 2012...(still waiting on pizza from Mr. Cain...now...what's this about you getting thrown off a hub?

(casually opens up BBG's fridge...at her nod...grabs up a dew while saying...)

"You look straight up awesome Stacy!" Returns to Jim...

So...where is my pizza? And big ass'ed Merry New Year/Happy Xmas my friend!!

(pockets some holiday fudge...leaves...)


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TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

"Yeah bro, you forgot to shut the door!" (looking in fridg and finding no soda) "Hey Stace, can I have the last Bud Lite? Yo Thomas, ain't no fiction my brother. I just need to get my meds adjusted. Anyway, Merry Christmas my superrior IQ'd friend! Stacy, get out here! Where's the fudge?" (shutting the door briskly)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Jim, I usually answer the comments in the order they come in. Nothing personal... I just read the one that shows up first in my comment stream and address them one by one! And hey - you usually email me to alert me that you published a new one! I haven't been through my list of hubbers I follow. The only ones I have read lately have been ones that have popped up through my facebook feed that sound interesting or that I catch. I have been so super busy with the holidays that I haven't gotten much reading done. I am hoping after the first I will have a little more time to catch up with all my favorite hubbers. Right now it is difficult becuase I am going through little spurts with both kids home from vacation!

Now you can stop holding your breath. :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Now just need to say - what the heck did you do now to almost get kicked off hub! Geez - hey Thomas - I think I need a dew - could you run to the store and get me one... ahem... lol. And sure Jim, you can have the last Bud Light - as for the fudge... fresh out man - but I do have some nice Peanut Butter Balls that I just made! :)


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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Peanut Butter Balls? (nudges Jim to the side...grabs three...places 12-pack of Dew on counter. Yes...stolen from Real)..."Yeah...I was wondering about your Hub eviction as well. What up? Yeah...you usually email me too."

Meds are a difficult dance...remember... Benzedrine (if done properly) will take you to a dark place.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

You know Thomas - those peanut butter balls will taste much better when they are finished! (Wink wink... as I grab the chocolate to go melt it!) And don't forget to thank Real for the Dew... that was just what the doctor ordered! :)


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TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

"Stacy, I was just giving ya a hard time. Screw leverage. Give me enough guilt trip and I can move the world. I can't believe you dropped the peanut butter ball bomb. Peanut Butter is my weakness. I go through two large jars of Skippy a week. If I didn't work out so much, I'd look like freakin Jackie Gleason." (grossly digging around in my mouth and cleaning the peanut butter off my gums)

You know, I get an e-mail from the Frog Prince every time he writes a hub and it bugs the shit out of me, so I quit. I will not hesitate to bug the shit out of both you guys if you quit reading my crap though! Where's Real? I needs her to pick up some more beer. Somebody stole my Mo Ped."

"Hey de da dude we were da da doing the be be ba babeenzedrine enhalers back in high sc sc shool and getting whu whu wacked out." That's why I stutter when I get excitted."


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Well Jim you are in luck... I just finished my peanut butter balls. With all my Christmas baking I went through almost an entire huge jar of Skippy just tonight! Yikes - it was close. I don't know what I am going to feed my kids tomorrow. LOL

But yes - feel free to bug me if it is too long before I read one of your hubs. Or you can just stop by my latest - since I have been posting one every day - and say - hey man - I published the next thing to go viral! LOL - I am slow sometimes! But I show up to the party eventually. I guess that is because I want to make a grand appearance! LOL


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Gosh gosh oh wow do wop sha bam bam! First I almost died getting through the workout with you (it's #80 girl)! And I'm all happy and with you on all four points....right, right, right, uh huh. Then (Kelly wrings hands and claps!) comments ! Whew!

Ok I have had a husband and one kid with the flu - of course it's Laurel but I made her chicken soup for lunch:) Christmas is for sure a really busy time for me too - I did get finished early this year but I busted rear because I had things to mail out:) lol.

I have not been getting regular notifications....which really throws me...I use those as a means of keeping up. I did get one today! But I'm all off my game again - I had to run our company the best I could (and I sounded real professional on the phones:) lol. Whew! Is it over yet....holidays kick my rear!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Excuse me Stacy - (RealHousewife brings drinks - passes a Mai Tai out with fresh baked brownies to everyone)

@Jim - sorry honey, I've been real busy running the farm - and what with me just making bail and all....so I've been away. But I'm back now - and will be coming over to your place, pronto!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - You are superwoman. Not only did you stop by and say hi (by the way did you notice you supplied the dew ;)... but on top of that you have been taking care of a house full of sick people. I think I am right there with you when I say I wish the holidays would be over soon... they are fun on the day, but the stress beforehand. Yikes! Don't work too hard. Wish I could help you out and give you a hand!

PS Thanks for the Mai Tai - it was great!


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

Guess what BBG!!!! I woke up this morning and... there is SNOW ON THE GROUND!!! I hope it doesn't melt before saturday and sunday because then we will be having a white christmas :-) Unfortunately it is also slippery out, which I can tell because every one is driving like wack jobs and I can hear their tires sliding out there. Also unfortunately because I procrastinated I do not have windshield wiper blades on my car... well i do, but the drivers side one snapped in half :-( I have new ones sitting on my dining room table!! But that doesn't do me a lot of good when driving through snow. Oh well... besides that... The 4 things I don't want for Christmas... To be alone, which I won't be because I managed to get permission to leave work early so that I will be with Darrel!! To start a fight, which I won't do but might happen with Darrel's family and that could be bad... we just have to wait and see. To be in pain, which with me is not difficult... I think I need to stretch... but I would much prefer for the pain to be left behind! And lastly... I do not want to have to miss you and your wonderful family... sadly that one is unavoidable! Still it was always a Christmas present I did not want! Anyways... very entertaining hub (and comments)! At first I thought you guys were stealing the Dews out of my fridge because i went to grab one and they were almost gone... but then I remembered how tasty Dew is and grabbed two to go. I guess that is where they were going :-) Anyways... only 10 days to go!!!! You almost are through Christmas and then it is just one final push!! You can do it :-)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - I am ver jealous of your snow on the ground!!! And thanks for adding to the list. I hope everything goes well with Christmas this year. We got to plan a time to Skype either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. I am not really sure what is happening for celebrations but I need either Mom or Cassie to bring their laptop to Grandma's on Christmas Day so I get a chance to say Hi to everyone. This year is going to be hard... 2 in a row away from home just sucks. But, I am getting closer to the end of P90X so at least that will keep me positive. Today I am going into the single digits and not coming back. And then we have to see how well I do at losing or maintaining over the holiday. I did half of my Christmas baking yesterday and will be finishing up tonight. Peanut Butter Balls and sweet tooth treats covered my table but I behaved... I until I made the puppy chow. I needed to put that away because I kept grabbing a piece. Granted - one isn't going to hurt me but it tasted so good... I could have finished the whole thing!

P.S. I might have taken a Dew out of your fridge... or maybe ThoughtSandwhiches stopped by for a drink. Make sure to keep it well stocked.


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

Ugh... well technically I can bring my laptop as well, but I think Cassie's would be the best if they can bring it. They are so busy all the time though... you should text her so we know. We also need to skype outside of family things! I wish we could continue talking once a week like we used to, but neither of us has that much time :-( Now continue to behave and I am sure you will make it to the end without too much issues :-) Also I'm running out of Dew... I think I have to run to the store! But Thoughtsandwhiches and you are both always welcome to share in the wonderful drink of Dew :-)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - Well, once things settle down a little bit for you just let me know when you want to skype and I will make time for it. I can usually work most things in. this week has been hectic because of Christmas stuff but for the most part - afterwards I think I am just the type that has to stay busy. So I put that on myself. So anytime you want to skype let me know. I think I am going to talk to everybody on Christmas Eve and figure out then if they can bring it to Grandma Lannoye's house. I will text you and let you know. I am not even sure if it will work because I don't know if they have wireless there. I guess we will find out! :)


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TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Hey ma lady! I just published my new one. (you'll get the pain in the ass mail) But find me some readers for it! I've got a bet going, and I gotta cheat, because .. well. he's actually a writer. (besides, he's probably hitting his side up too.)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Alright Jim, I am heading over. Do you explain in there wat this whole bet thing is! You and your bets... lol


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TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Just bet (no money) with a friend hubber about the number of hits I get over the next three days. I got a serious down voting thing from friends of the dude I went to war with, and my hub score's gone from a 98 to a 92 in one day. Shoot, I've never down voted anyone I debated and I think it's chicken crap, but anyway!

jim


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

I don't think I have ever downvoted anyone either. That is just lowballing. All though I have to say, my hub score has been doing a whole lot of fluctuating lately as well, so I am not sure what is up with that either. I just can't tell anymore. I guess I am happy if my hub score stays above a 92 these days! :)

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