Bring It: P90X Day45

P90X is an extreme workout, but it is going to change you. Not only will you start seeing the changes physically, but mentally you are goign to start becomeing stronger as well. P90X was created by Tony Horton. In each video he teaches you the exercises and pushes you to really feel that burn. I have been on this journey for 45 days now and each day he motivates me just a little further, whether it is pulling out one extra rep or going down just a little further into the squat.

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 you comments below. I love hearing not only your stories, but your tips as well. Together we can motivate and become completely transformed. Are you ready to Bring It?

P90X brings us back to old school exercises. But, even though these exercises might be out of style, they are very effective. Let's Bring It!
P90X brings us back to old school exercises. But, even though these exercises might be out of style, they are very effective. Let's Bring It! | Source

Bring It

Today was the Back and Biceps workout. This is slowly becoming one of my favorite workouts. I am not sure really why. Maybe it is because it is all glamour... well, once you wipe away the sweat dripping off of you.

This is a great workout and it focuses on all those glamour muscles. This is what is going to make you look good in tank tops or strapless dresses. For the guys, this is what is going to give them the chiseled look so when they take their shirt off at the beach, they will be turning heads.

This workout is just as hardcore as all the other workouts, but it is mainly weight lifting. Today I increased my weights a little for majority of the exercises and boy can I tell the difference. I struggled to get those last 3 reps in. But, like I said before, that is the gold. That is what is going to make the change. So, if you want to transform you need to struggle at the end. This will make you stronger.

So I guess that just shows - the more you struggle, the stronger you will get!

Halfway there

This is also a great day because it marks another milestone for me. The P90X program is broken down into 3 different phases. These phases will take you through a 90 day transformation. Today - I am halfway there. That is right - it is all downhill from here.

Ok, so maybe that isn't really the truth. The workouts are tough and I need to push even harder to make the changes necessary to make this program a true success. But timewise, the days are almost over until I get to see the final transformation!

Let's go for a ride...

My family loves taking Road Trips. It really gives you the opportunity to explore. However, it can be exhausting, so when we hit the halfway point, we are happy!
My family loves taking Road Trips. It really gives you the opportunity to explore. However, it can be exhausting, so when we hit the halfway point, we are happy! | Source
I loved my job. I had great clients and we always had fun. This is one of my favorite clients - my son! However, my days were long, so when they were halfway over, I could take a breather!
I loved my job. I had great clients and we always had fun. This is one of my favorite clients - my son! However, my days were long, so when they were halfway over, I could take a breather! | Source
As a Wisconsin native - there is no doubt that I am a Green Bay Packer Fan! While they are having an outstanding season, games can still be stressful waiting for another win!
As a Wisconsin native - there is no doubt that I am a Green Bay Packer Fan! While they are having an outstanding season, games can still be stressful waiting for another win! | Source

The Halfway Point

There are so many times in life where we judge what we have done by the Halfway Point. So, here is a few just for fun.

  • Road trips - While the destination really is what we strive for, nothing feels better than when you can look at the map and say we are finally halfway there. This also works for coming home because it feels so good to be back afterwards.
  • Homework - I remember when I was in school I used to look at the pile of work needing to be done and just sigh. But, when you know you are halfway done, whether it was that report you were dreading or the math problems you tediously have to solve, it feels good to be halfway through them.
  • Work - Luckily for me, I am a stay at home mom. Unfortunately though, that means there is no halfway point. However, when I did work outside the house, I remember going in for my 12 hour shifts. When I hit the 6 hour mark, I sighed a breath of relief. I was almost done for the day!
  • Football - So this is a good thing when you are watching a stressful game. If your team is losing, you know you are halfway there and still have a chance to catch up. But, if you team is winning, you know they only have to keep it up for the final half of the game. Luckily for me, I haven't really had to worry much about this because my team has been on a winning streak. Go Pack Go!
  • Workouts - When you are feeling a little unmotivated, there is nothing harder than just pushing play. But when you do, you will be able to reap the rewards afterwards. However, if you motivation doesn't pick up, you know you are searching for the end. When you get to the halfway point, you know you are almost there.
  • Christmas Shopping - For many, Christmas Shopping is a hassle. It drains the pocketbook and it is difficult to come up with unique gifts for everybody on your list. I love giving presents and finding the perfect gift, but it can be stressful. When I finally get halfway through my list, a big sigh of relief is sure to follow!

So, how many times have you felt the weight lift off your shoulders because you have finally hit the Halfway Point?

Want more...

To read about Day 46, click here. This day will not only tell you about how my workout is going, but also give you some background on Yoga and how some people believe it conflicts with religion.

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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Congratulations on reaching the Halfway Point, Stacy. Can you just see that little guy from the Adam Sandler movies chanting, "You can do it! You can do it!" Your family must be so proud of you. Are you taking photos along the way? Just wonderin'.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@drbj - Thanks - It is a bit of an accomplishment - especially since the last time I tried the program I only got one week in before I quit. Must be stronger now. I have taken pictures - but I do that mainly at the milestones - like beginning, 30 day, and then I will take more at Day 60 and Day 90. I don't want to take to many and overevaluate everything. I do however take measurements at least once a week (at least once a week to record - I try to stay away from it otherwise otherwise I get obsessive!)

My husband is really proud of me and my sister (Mythicalstorm) has been following my whole journey here on hubpages. Unfortunately, I haven't seen much of the family (although I am sure my kids are proud) so not many have actually seen the results. A few people have but I won't see them again until Thanksgiving so it will be interesting to see their reactions then! :)


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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

Hahaha... just reading your comment above... I can't wait for mom and Cassie and Jenny to see you when you come home!! Everybody is going to be like holy crap!!! All tan and beautiful from the California weather and tall and skinny from P90... you are going to be turning heads for sure!! Another great day and now even better because you are halfway there!!! What an amazing accomplishment!! You are doing so great and I am so impressed with how you've hung on!! At this point you have no option except to push through the end... because you are half way there after all ;-) Sooooo sooo sooo proud!! Keep up the great work and you know I will be here supporting you everyday :-) hmm... I'm hungry... What's for supper? Something healthy? Well today for me it is!!! lol... Great job till tomorrow :-)


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

You know, working out is part of life for me BG. These hubs of yours remind me of stuff I've put away for a long time. I'm going to write a hub about burning calaries, but I want it to be unique. In case I forget to write the hub or something, here's some stuff. Kissing burns 68 calaries per hour. Oral sex burns 200 calaries per hour and the good old hand job .. 100 calaries per hour. I'm just saying .. Keeping hubby outfitted with a shit eatting grin 24/7 can get you ripped. Juuuuuust put in the back of your mind my friend.

That's a good picture of you, and your boy is awesome. I think you have a teeny bit of Polynesian in you. (great skin and muscle tone) Half way? Wow, it seems like yesterday when you started this. I continue being impressed kiddo.

jim


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - I am actually looking forward to the "Oh Shit" factor when I come home! It is going to be funny seeing everybody's jaws drop. I just hope it becomes drastic enough so it really is that big of a difference.

Thanks for the continuous support. I think you are the only one from the family that really knows I am doing this so everybody else will be shocked. You will to just because pictures don't do justice!

And don't worry - there is no turning back now because it is just as far as I have already gone! :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Jim you just crack me up. I will definately keep that in the back of my mind. However, I am surprised you didn't say how much the actual act of sex burns. All together - that is a whole bunch of workouts without even trying! I will let my husband know too. I have been working pretty hard on P90X so he might need the extra workout! LOL

As for the picture - there is no Polynesian in me. I am all German and Belgium. Honestly, I am not sure where I got the good skin and muscle tone from... I have always had it. It must have been like I was born with it or something ;)

Thanks for the continued support! It really has gone by fast!


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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

Barbergirl... your skin tone and muscle is from the Native American in us! Although we have very little and that is why you are the only one in the family that has it!!! lol. As for pictures not doing you justice... you are right. Neither does skyping. I tried to check you out yesterday and I could only see your face and baggy shirt... not very revealing! lol. I think no matter what everybody is going to be seriously in the 'oh shit' factor mode when you come home! Your attitude is also different and everybody will notice!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - So that is where I get my long nose from... the American Indian in us! :)

So, I was thinking - next time we skype - just for you - I will wear something revealing! LOL Thanks for trying to check me out! sicko - we are related! LMAO


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Danette Watt 5 years ago from Illinois

Congratulations on making it to the halfway point! By now you've probably gotten into such a routine that you would miss it if you don't do your workout. Your family will be surprised to see the changes in you.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Danette - The Halfway point was such a great feeling. And you are very right, now it is part of the routine. I almost feel as if I need it to start the day. If I am running late and don't get a chance to workout right away, I can tell I get a little moody!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

BBG - omg! I did not see this one! And such a milestone - the half way point:-). Way to keep on going. I have to go see day 46 because it got published in The Daily Hubber today! Doulbe up and awesome....


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - I knew you hadn't read it yet - but I figured you were waiting for your coffee ;) Either that or you were out playing poker! Ha ha - yes - this is an amazing milestone - and thanks for giving me the heads up on The Daily Hubber. Sometimes I miss it because I am not that active on twitter. That is just so awesome!


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Daffy Duck 5 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

6 weeks down, 6 to go. What a time of the year to do it, during the holiday season. The busiest time of the year for people. LMAO! Did you think about the season when you started this? What an interesting thing to do at this time.

But you're doing it! If you can do it now, you can do it any time of the year. Nice gift to give........to yourself.

We're behind you.................watching you pull away because we're too lazy right now. :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Daffy Duck - Honestly - I never even thought of the season and the holidays when I started this. What I was thinking about was I have my sister's wedding in February and I just ordered a size and didn't get to try it on because I am out of state. So, it is more of a pre-wedding panic attack! Ha ha - but you are very right - if I can make it through the holidays - I can do it anytime. But,if completely transform my body by Jan. 1st, what will my new year's resolution be this year! LOL

Thanks for the extra push!

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