Bring It: P90X Day 85

P90X, created by Tony Horton is extreme training. While you are expected to push play everyday, he is the one creating the videos to give you a good variety. With this variety, and your ability to push it to the max, you will achieve what is known as muscle confusion. This is how the program works. This is what is necessary to avoid plateaus.

This is my own personal journey. I have been exploring the 12 DVDs included in the P90X series over the past few months. The reason - I want to see if this program works for weight loss and overall health. 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. This journey is meant to motivate and inspire others to change their lives around. Whether you just want to tone up, or your goal is to drop the weight, together we are stronger and can achieve more!

P90X is extreme fitness. If you are up to the task, the New Year is right around the corner.
P90X is extreme fitness. If you are up to the task, the New Year is right around the corner. | Source

A Peanut Butter Ball... yes I will!

I promised my sister I would indulge in at least one of my homemade peanut butter balls... so here is the evidence that I did. A little bit is ok... as long as we listen to our bodies and not overdo it!
I promised my sister I would indulge in at least one of my homemade peanut butter balls... so here is the evidence that I did. A little bit is ok... as long as we listen to our bodies and not overdo it! | Source

Christmas is over. I hate to sound like a Scrooge, but I really couldn't be happier. The extra stress from the holidays... well let's just say it is unproductive if you are trying to stay healthy. Stress can actually hinder your attempts at weight loss due to Cortisol. Then again, the extra goodies, the extra drinks, and the overwhelming amount of food doesn't help either. So, I will say it again. I am glad that Christmas is over. Now all I have to do is get past New Year's and life will be back on track!

Today was a recovery day from the holidays. Believe me when I say I recovered. I didn't even crawl out of bed until noon. I don't even remember the last time I had actually slept that late. I must have been tired. The holidays really can wear a person down. Once I finally got my lazy butt out of bed, I didn't have much time to get my workout in. We were headed off to a birthday party. Dinner, drinks and cake... Oh My!

Luckily for me, I knew I was going to have time later on tonight to get my workout in. This is my final week of P90X, and it will be by far the hardest for me to complete. You see, not only am I on Recovery Week, but I am on the final Recovery Week for the program. However, recovery week focuses alot on the core section, which seems to be the weakest part on my body!

Today's workout was one I was dreading. For some reason I thought it was Core Synergistics. Last time I tried, I felt I couldn't physically push myself hard enough to get a good workout. Today, I thought that was the workout on the agenda. I was pleasantly surpirsed when it was YogaX instead. I don't think I have ever been so happy to see the Yoga workout the entire time.

Yoga was a great way to let down after the holidays. That also means that tomorrow, I need to get out of holiday mood and start kicking some butt again. I have consumed enough junk (and beer) and really need to get back on track. However, I will give myself today. I did my workout and I didn't overstuff myself. That has been my philosophy for the holidays... now let's see the results!

Intimidation

The scale can be intimidating after the holidays. Yet, you need to face your fears so you can get back on track!
The scale can be intimidating after the holidays. Yet, you need to face your fears so you can get back on track! | Source

The Results Are In

I am not going to lie... I was a little intimidated by the scale today. Not because I am afraid of it, but because one of the hardest things to do is come on here and admit that I gained weight or didn't move the scale at all. If I show a change, everything is good. But when I gain or show no change, I almost feel like I didn't do enough. So, jumping on the scale was hard for me. Especially after the determination to behave during the holidays.

Luckily for me, once I jumped on the scale, I saw I didn't have much to worry about. I lost. Now I didn't lose big... but the number still went down. This week, I lost 0.6 pounds. Everything else stayed the same. Yet, I do know that this was a holiday weekend. I do know that I didn't deprive myself of any sweets. knowing I could overdo it later. So, there is nothing more to say except I am proud of myself for listening to my body, but still giving myself the freedom to not be so strict.

Totals

This is my last week on P90X. Therefore, this is the last week to give it my all so everybody can see what this program can really do.

So far...

  • Weight lost: 14.2 pounds
  • Body Fat percentage lost: 3.1%
  • Inches lost - 15 inches
  • BMI points lost - Down 2.2 points

While we may all want to see more results, I still think these results are pretty outstanding. Yet, my journey, while it may be coming to a close with P90X, is far from over. I still have a far way to go to reach my personal goals!

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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

I love the picture :-) I am so happy you ate a peanut butter ball for me!!! Also I am so proud of you for listening to your body and doing it correctly!! You did so amazing and you only have 5 days left :-) Bring it and Bring it good... you still need to lose 2 lbs before you get your special prize (what it is I still do not know, but it will be good!) I hope you work on your core quite a bit this week... but remember what I told you during your last recovery week... Do what you can and keep it balanced! A little every day is all you need to do to get those muscles to listen to you! Someday you might actually be able to do the core synergistic! I sometimes like to put in a video that is too difficult for me just to do the moves I can do... also to gauge if I am doing any better or getting any stronger. Not to push myself too far, but just to test a little bit. Obviously no matter what you do just listen to your body and you will be great! We are almost to 90 days!!!! You Can DO It!!!!!!!!!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

I knew you would love the picture... ha ha ... I took it just for you. I handed out the camera and said take a picture of me eating a peanut butter ball... I need proof! LOL. This week is going to be a tough one for me. The recovery weeks, odd as it may seem... always are. I did do Core Synergistics today. It sucked and it is probably the worst workout in the entire system... but I did it. I must be getting stronger. Last recovery week I couldn't. alright... 2 more pounds here we come!


marellen 4 years ago

Hi BBG....I haven't been on hubs in months and was surprised to see your still on your program. Good for you and all your hard work. You should be proud of yourself. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hey BBG - that's awesome! I was holding my breath and hoping the scale would say nice things to you! That is great - even through the worst you came out on top! Yay! Happy New Year!


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Danette Watt 4 years ago from Illinois

Awesome numbers! You should be proud of yourself for all that you've accomplished doing this program (and I'm sure you are!).


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Marellen - Hi! I am so glad you stopped by. I am still at it. In fact, I am less than a week away from being done. Now, I don't know what I am going to write about after this is all over ;) It has kind of consumed me! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas as well. We had a good one - but I am glad the stress of the holidays is almost over. One more left and I am calling it quits for awhile! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - I will admit - I held my breath a little when I jumped on the scale. I was pretty happy that it at least went in the right direction. Now it is time to kick some butt and get back in it. Can't wait to see what the new year brings!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Danette - I am pretty happy with the numbers. And luckily, I am now in the habit so I will be continuing with this journey long after I stop writing about it! I still got some pretty hefty goals in place and I am about half way there! Chances are good I am going to do a 30 day after P90X hub to check in! Want to make sure people don't see all the hard work I did and then suddenly fall of the face of the earth! :)

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