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Bring It: P90X Day 27
Bring It is an ongoing series documenting my journey through the entire 90 days of P90X, created by Tony Horton. I almost completely through the first phase and I haven't lost my motivation yet.
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It's Saturday and most Saturdays I am not known for my motivation. It might be because my husband is home and I actually get a chance to sleep in. This morning, he didn't have to go to work. So, I stayed nice and comfy and cozy in bed until the kids woke up. Even then, I didn't want to get out of bed. What can I say, it has been a busy week and I was exhausted.
Last night I got a chance to catch up on a little sleep. Ok, so a lot of sleep. I am usually up and running from early morning until late and night. Last night, I crashed on the couch by 9 p.m. That is about 3 hours earlier than I am used to. In fact, that isn't the first time I have done that this week. But, it is recovery week, so maybe this is my body's way of saying, "Rest now because next week is going to start the torture routine again."
So this morning I was a little out of sorts. I have a busy day ahead of me and too much stuff to do. To make it even worse, I had my Yoga workout. I don't mind Yoga, but I have come to dislike how much time it takes. So, this morning I did my Yoga, but I speed through it a little bit. I didn't do the entrie hour and half. I had stuff to do to get ready for the Halloween Party tonight. But, at least I still did some of it and that is better than just skipping your workout all together.
At the beginning of the workout, Tony Horton said something that stuck with me. He said he can do things at his age not because he can do a lot of pull ups or push ups, but because he does yoga. That never really struck me until later in the day when I noticed something.
I can do more because of Yoga
As I said before, I have a Halloween Party to go to tonight. One of the things I wanted to do to get ready for this Halloween party was to paint my nails a bright red color. Now, I am one of those slackers when it comes to painting my nails. I don't do it on a schedule, I do it when I feel like it. So, needless to say I have been busy, and my nail polish was well over do.
So, as I was bending over and painting my nails - first one foot, then the other. I sat back up, let them dry and did it over. Midway through the second coat I noticed something. I wasn't struggling to reach my toes. Just a month ago I would have to sit back up because I was out of breath from bending over.
This means two things to me....
- I have either become more flexible
- Or I have lost some of my gut and was not choking on it when I was bending over.
It is really hard to see the benefits until you can incorporate how it has improved your life. Sure, painting your nails isn't some grand deed I accomplished, but it is what made me notice the difference in how I could do things. For me, that shows me how I am changing!
If you would like to read about Day 28, click here.