Bring It: P90X Day 87

P90X is about extreme fitness. It was created by Tony Horton and is intended to get you in the best shape of your life. The program is broken down into three different segments. The first three weeks is intense workout followed by a recovery week. Then you endure another three weeks of intense workout and a recovery week in phase 2. The final phase switches things up a bit. You have four weeks of intense workouts from phase one and two and then a final recovery week. The combination is what is called muscle confusion. The variety is already there; you just need to push play and bring the intensity. With this lethal combination, you will find yourself toning up and losing weight in no time.

This is my own personal journey. I have been enduring this program each and every day and letting you know my triumphs and struggles throughout the program. 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 not only a way to motivate me, but it has come to be a means to motivate and inspire others as well. Feel free to share your own personal health journeys along the way. Together we can do this!

P90X is about extreme fitness... whether you are just starting out, or in the final stretch, you are expected to bring it every single day!
P90X is about extreme fitness... whether you are just starting out, or in the final stretch, you are expected to bring it every single day! | Source

Bring It

Today was not a hard day to stay motivated. While recovery week usually isn't my favorite, not even the final recovery week, I still enjoy that some of my favorite workouts are included. One of them is KenpoX (the other is YogaX and stretch). However, as I said before, don't be fooled by recovery week. It is still tough and, at least for me, is harder than most of the other weeks. But that is probably because of the Core Synergistics. We are not friends.

Today was KenpoX for me. I didn't get to my workout until the afternoon, but that is because my kids are on vacation for the holiday. That makes a morning workout a little more difficult. It just isn't worth fighting them for the TV so I let them indulge in their morning cartoons instead.

Today's workout was intense. I pushed hard. I sweated up a storm. I was tired before I started but after I was done (although I was exhausted) I felt like I was full of energy. This is my last time of doing KenpoX during the P90X program and I must say, I will miss this part of P90X. Whether I continue with P90X for a second time or not, I will definately keep KenpoX handy to do on a regular basis.

Grrr....

Each workout makes you feel a little differently. KenpoX is one that will make you not only feel stronger physically, but you will feel stronger mentally as well!
Each workout makes you feel a little differently. KenpoX is one that will make you not only feel stronger physically, but you will feel stronger mentally as well! | Source

Getting stronger every day...

As my personal journey comes down to a close, I am thinking more and more about P90X. Not only about the experience that I have had, but what I can say about it when I am doing my final review of the program. Today as I was kicking and jabbing and punching and defending my right to be healthy, I realized that each time I do KenpX, I feel stronger and stronger. Not just physically, but I feel strong as a person. Like I could defend myself if I got into a predicament (not that I would purposefully do that!)

The whole catch phrase of P90X is to get into the best shape of your life at just 90 days. Now, I wouldn't necessarily say I am in the best shape of my life. I have a long way to go to still hit my own personal goals. But I can say this much. I am in much better shape than I have been in a very long time. As I said earlier, I feel stronger. Not just physically, but mentally as well.

Each program (of the 12 DVDs) included in this workout makes me feel something a little different. This one gives me mental and physical strength. I feel like I can conquer the world.

Do you know workouts that do that for you?

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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

I always liked tae-bo because it made me feel like that. The last time I saw it in the store I wanted to buy it but Darrel kept me grounded and we walked away with only what we needed to get that day. Someday I will get that workout video!! All of my workouts do the same thing, just in a different way. When I am angry or scared I run, when I am tense, overworked, worried, or any other number of negative emotions I do yoga or pilates depending on how badly I need to calm my thoughts, and when I feel weak or bad about myself I do biggest loser workouts! Or sometimes just some basic strength training, but I get bored with that too fast. Also if I am bored I try to play some soccer or go swimming (when I had a pool in my backyard :-() or do something fun like that. Instead of the workouts all bringing me something different I purposely search out the workout that I need for that day depending on my mood and how I feel about myself. Of course that leads to 1 major problem... when I feel good or happy and strong I don't feel like doing any of the workouts. lol. I think that is my biggest negative! Anyways... can you believe how close you are? Just keep bringing it for a few more days! So excited to see the end results!!!!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Well I can see who's feeling better today! Yay! Every time I click on the new links the "da da duh da" music runs through my head! You're almost there!!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - That is kind of a cool twist you have there. I guess in away I will seek out workouts depending on my mood. However, right now I am a little restricted because the workouts have set dates. With the exception with one that I switched... I have done each workout on the date according to the guidebook. It will be nice when this is over and I have a little more freedom! :) As for when you are feeling good and strong... that is when you should play games. Get on your Wii and do Wii Fit or Just Dance. You already feel good so you might as well just continue to have fun. Ha ha - hope that helps you get that workout in when you are feeling good! See - then it is a win win! :)

And yes - almost there... I can almost taste it. I got 3 days left to do and then we see the results. I have to admit... nervous for Day 90... I need to get rid of those cookies. They keep calling my name! And I don't mean getting rid of them by me eating them all! LOL Maybe I should hide them like I did all the peanut butter balls!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - The Russian Tea works good. I still feel crappy in the morning and then it starts up again later at night. Usually in the middle of the day is when I am feeling good! And maybe Kenpo does that to me... or maybe it is the excitement stemming from being a P90X graduate! LOL... Great - now I am going to have that music going through my head when I write the final 3 hubs for P90X journey... I have other detailed oriented hubs that will follow - just not necessary to do them day after day like I have been! :)


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

i'm contemplating on going on a workout but haven't the courage to do so...it might be a great start...


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@raciniwa - It is always a good day to start. If you wait until tomorrow... you never will because tomorrow never comes. Good luck!


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

WHOOO HOOOO BBG,

It's about damn time I comment again. I'm finally catching up on my reading.

You may not know it, but I have "watched" from a distance at all your hubs throughout this almost 90-day endeavor. I would briefly read them and check out the photos. I loved the ones you would include with the kids or your hubby. You have SO much to be proud of! Keeping up with the workouts and the daily hub about them is an awesome accomplishment. And as a side note, I am amazed and really touched actually - at the support from your sister. Rarely, if ever, does one of my sisters read anything I write. Myth's support is noticeable throughout your journey here. I really think it is so cool.

Best wishes on your last couple days. I know you are not "quitting" but you know what I mean. What a great way to begin the new year! Congratulations!

Sharyn


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Sharyn - Thanks for stopping by. I think alot of people have been silently watching. I was doing some stats for my second to last hub and... your going to think me crazy... but I actually wrote down each and every person that ever commented. My sister has been a great supporter of this journey. I tabbed each hub she visited and during the entire time, she only missed one! That to me is incredible, but she wanted to make sure I stuck with it.

Thanks for being such a great supporter. I really appreciate it! This journey isn't over... well, maybe the writing part almost is... but I will probably be doing a 30 day update and a few more that are purely reviews of the programs. But those are going to be spaced out. After this... I need to catch up on some of my reading as well! :)


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Daffy Duck 4 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

Conquering the world, maybe not, but you do look like you could climb a building in New York. :)

I don't know why but that picture reminds me of K.K. (and I'm not talking about Kim Kardashian).

You don't look hairy or anything you just look like you could shimmy up a building. J/K.

I love the pic!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Daffy Duck - It must be all the effects I threw on in photoshop. It makes me glittery like a vampire in Twilight. I bet that is why you have a mental picture of me shimmering up a tall building! LOL - glad you liked the picture! And who knows - keep your eyes peeled... I might try to take over the world! LOL


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Daffy Duck 4 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

If there's anything I can do to help I'm in! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Ha ha - I will definately have to try and come up with a good plan then!... Partner in crime is always a good thing! LOL


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Lapse 4 years ago from East Coast Rules

Where's the quiz??? :-) Had to read the hub closer than usual to get a comment this time.

What is the cardio you do? Does it encourage or discourage running???


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Lapse - Ah - it was a free day... no quiz unless of course you would like to make one for me! LOL

As for P90X, the main cardio throughout the program is going to come in with your plyometrics workout and your KenpoX. That is about it. However, nothing discourages you from doing additional cardio if you would like. There is also other versions of P90X where you add in the CardioX. That is a pretty good workout, but I haven't used it much because it isn't really necessary. So, you could always feel free to go for a run. I got my extra cardio in from my walks during the day usually. I wanted to try running a bit but my son's stroller just isn't designed for that. So I stick with walking. However, during round 2 I have actually started doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. That gives you some cardio with your strength training and abs. I am not sure if I can squeeze in anymore workouts and still be effective around the house! LOL

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