Bring It: P90X Day 82

Tony Horton created P90X. It is the extreme version of the original P90X program. When I first saw the infomercial, I knew I had to have this. After all, it was promising complete body transformation which was exactly what I was looking for. However, the first time I pushed play, I lasted less than a week. I just couldn't hack it. Over a year later, I was more persistant and more stubborn than every. I started pushing play and haven't stopped since. Since then, I have learned a lot.

The reason this program works is because of muscle confusion. You have to bring it and Tony Horton supplies the variety. This combination can be lethal to your fat cells. This is were I come in. I am on my own personal journey to test the system. Through this fitness routine (and some killer exercises), and some changes in my nutrition, I am on the downhill slide to show what a difference 90 days can make.

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 comments below. This personal journey is about to come to an end and with the holidays around the corner, keeping up the motivation is crucial. Together we can share some inspiration and start the new year on a whole different foot!

P90X is extreme, but it promises to get the job done. Can you make it through the workouts?
P90X is extreme, but it promises to get the job done. Can you make it through the workouts? | Source

Bring It

Today was a struggle. Pushing play was intimidating. Not because I didn't think I could do the workout, but because I had so many other things floating around my head that I couldn't focus on the workout. But, we all know that I pushed play anyway. I had to. It was Legs and Back and it was the very last time I would be doing this one.

With the amount of "last" workouts I have been doing this week, I can already see the light at the end of the tunnel. Yet, this almost seems to be a tease. It is that excitement before a big vacation. And yet, when that big vacation is just around the corner, you start losing your focus. In the military, we used to call this getting "short." It meant you were close to being done so you didn't really care about what you had to do beforehand. Now top this with the stress of the holidays!

Personally, it hasn't felt like a good week when it comes to workouts. Or maybe possibly I am letting the stress get to me. Not only do I have to finish everything... tonight...(it's going to be a long night), but I also want to mind my nutrition on the way so I don't undo all my hard work.

Merry Christmas

Enjoy the beauty of the holiday season!
Enjoy the beauty of the holiday season! | Source

2 days til Christmas

There is only 2 days left till Christmas. That means you have the rest of today and a little bit on Christmas Eve to get your shopping done. (Just a friendly reminder!)

In the spirit of the countdown, here are 2 quick exercises you should do to burn off those extra calories you might consume.

  1. Jumping Jacks - This is the perfect exercise. You don't need any equipment so you can pretty much do it anywhere. Depending on what you are looking for, you can either randomly do 20 jumping jacks throughout the day, or you can go hide in the bathroom and do jumping jacks after you realized you ate to much. (Although I don't suggest doing this right after you eat. I don't want to be responsible for you throwing up on the holidays!) It will give you a little cardio boost for the day.
  2. Lunges and squats - These are great exercises because they use some of the biggest muscles in your body. What does that mean, they will actually help you burn more than other exercises. If you don't mind looking the fool (you could always blame the alchohol and the rescent health nut craze you have been in), you can walk around the house doing walking lunges. However, if you are just trying to get a little extra burn throughout the holidays, you could always just go to the bathroom and do a few squats away from the strange looks. It will burn calories in and get that food digesting right away!

To all of you that are trying to stay healthy during the holidays, I applaud you. This is going to be a difficult task. These two exercises will help give you an extra burn if you feel you are starting to overdo it. Most importantly, while you should spend less time on the food and more time visiting with family and friends, remember it is the holidays. You should enjoy it and not stress over it so much.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

Now every time you run to the bathroom while I am around I am going to be wondering if you are doing jumping jacks and squats :-) One thing is very true.... Jumping Jacks are an amazing workout for many reasons. You get cardio, some small strength training in your arms, legs, and abs, and they make you feel like a kid again :-) Well good luck this weekend and I hope you got everything done in time!! Merry Christmas :-)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - you know, I am just about crazy enough to actually do that. So, if it takes awhile and you here crazy banging, I might have just hit the wall from jumping jacks!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Alright, alright...in honor of hub #82 - I jumped out of bed and did a lunge and a squat! I am still squatting!


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Lapse 4 years ago from East Coast Rules

Does P90X have you do a lot of lunges?


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Daffy Duck 4 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

I do have to admit something. The only time I jump is when my squats yield an easy flowing bowel movement. The I lunge for the exit and fresh air. :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - Are you still squatting? ...... just checking! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Lapse - One lunges is just way too many for me... I hate lunges. But yeah - I guess you could say they have a fair amount in P90X... lol


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Daffy Duck - LOL - Ummmmm..... I am glad your getting your workout in! LOL


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kingalli 4 years ago

Enjoyed your post. We, too, are P90X grads & can very much relate to your post. Keep up the good work!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@kingalli - I love hearing from P90X grads. I am almost there. I still have much further to go with the program but I will have finished the first 90 days. To me, that is a great accomplishment. Thanks for stopping by. Always a pleasure to hear from someone that has been there!

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