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Bring It: P90X Day 24
P90X is an extreme workout program. It was created by Tony Horton, who also created the original P90 and a third version that recently came out. All are based off the same type of workout. This workout, however, is extreme. It isn't for everybody. I probably should have listened. But, once I get something set in my mind, I have to push through. Therefore, I am testing this DVD series to see if it has what it takes to completely transform my body. My sister's wedding is coming up next February and I have some extreme goals I need to meet. With Tony Horton's help and my "Bring It" attitude, I am hoping to be a success.
Feel free to comment below. I want to hear your stories. Together, we can support each other and transform our bodies! Let's do it!
I have a hard time believing it is "Recovery Week." When I think recovery, I am envisioning cocktails and beaches. But let's get series, this is a recovery from the 3 previous weeks worth of beatings. Yet, this morning, I woke up sore.
My muscles ached all over. It could be because Monday I decided to be crazy and went for an 11 mile run/walk. But I would have assumed if it was going to hit me, it would have done so already. It could have been all those Superman Bananas and Banana Rolls I did yesterday with Core Synergistics. Or, it could just be because things have been switched up and my muscles are confused. I guess that is a good thing. After all, the concept behind P90X is muscle confusion. It is what makes this program work!
Today was my KenpoX workout. These types of workouts are always my favorite. Maybe it is because I envsion myself as a female Bruce Lee. I can kick, punch, and jab with the best of them. The fighting stance is really going to my head. I almost feel as if I could walk down dark alley's and take on the world.
Don't worry, I don't plan on finding any dark alleys to test this theory, but, I am just saying any type of martial arts (in this case, KenpoX) workout always makes me feel strong.
These workouts are fun and you will never hear me complain about fitting it in to my schedule. I like these workouts and I always feel great afterwards. Although, they do make me sweat. I could have probably mopped the floor with clothes afterwards.
What about you....
Do you sweat?
Real Women Sweat!
As I was wringing out my shirt, I started thinking abou the old saying, "Woman don't sweat, they glisten." This of course popped into my head the same time Tony Horton was commenting on how one of the participants shirts (a female) had gone from a light green to a dark green. Why - because she had been sweating so hard.
It got me thinking. That saying is completely BS. Sweating, unless excessive, is good for you. Naturally, I say this even though earlier this morning I could feel the drips running down my back and falling from my earlobes. (Seriously, I didn't think it was possible for ears to sweat. It must have been a good workout.)
So why is sweat good for you?
First off, it helps regulate your body temperature. When your body sweats, the water will evaporate off of your body. This effect will help cool you down. If you are getting a good workout, this is your bodies natural air conditioning.
Sweat is also a great way to release toxins from your body. It carries out the bad stuff leaving you feeling good. So, if you are wondering why sweat stinks (like sweaty smelly feet) that is all the toxins that have worked their way out.
Sweating also releases your feel good hormones (well, when you sweat because of exercise. So no, going outside and sitting in the sun sweating won't just make you feel good!) So, if you have been getting a lot of exercise lately and you have noticed a change in your mood - play it up to that stinky sweat leaving your body.
As a woman, I am proud to say that I sweat when I exercise. For awhile I thought I was the only one. After all, when I had my gym membership, I could have sworn every girl there had their makeup freshly done, their hair styled and not a drop of sweat on their pretty tiny bodies. For me - that is not the case.
If you ever see me workout, I am warning you now. Don't come near me - you might slip on the sweat. But, at least I know I am working hard!
Read about Day 25 by clicking here.