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Bring It: P90X Day 27

Updated on December 29, 2011

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.

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. I appreciate all the support.

P90X is a complete workout program created by Tony Horton. It is extreme, but if you are ready to Bring It, you might have found the answer to total body transformation.
P90X is a complete workout program created by Tony Horton. It is extreme, but if you are ready to Bring It, you might have found the answer to total body transformation. | Source

Bring It

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.

Painting my toes seemed so much easier than it did a month ago. It's the small things that show you the difference.
Painting my toes seemed so much easier than it did a month ago. It's the small things that show you the difference. | Source

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....

  1. I have either become more flexible
  2. 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!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @WD Curry - LOL - glad your daughters are tough on the exercise. It is nice to have someone else that can motivate you and support you if you are into the whole torturous workouts. Thanks for the reminder - I need to go get one of those recovery shakes - so maybe today I will treat myself to a milkshake! LOL

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Dannette - I couldn't agree with you more - Yoga is a necessary evil. I have a couple of other yoga workouts and I even have a yoga deck. I think if I ever find myself short on time, I might just play cards with my yoga deck. That way, I still get the yoga in but in a shorter timeframe. It is hard to workout for 20 minutes some days, add another hour and some to that makes it almost impossible. But I have to agree - yoga does feel great and make you feel better. I think I might do some yoga today even though I already did my workout!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Myth - thanks - I seriously considered not doing it at all, so I just sped through it and did a modified version to cut out some of the time. That is the harsh thing about this program... it is very time-consuming. I knew I should have woken up early to get the whole thing in. But don't worry... I survived the party and made it to another day!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Jim, I really wish gentics would help out a little more... lol... then my muscles would easily form into the way a buff person looks without much effort. My genetics says work hard and get results of not working hard. LOL But I can see and tell the difference and that is what keeps me moving!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Mikeydoes - Thanks for the support. When I hit 90 days I plan on showing the before and after results. I thought about doing the 30 day and 60 day increments as well but I am not sure about that. Better come to a decision quick cause Tuesday is Day 30!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Sunshine - Thanks - it really is the small things that you really start to notice. It wasn't that I couldn't touch my toes beforehand, but suddenly it was so much easier to do this time. That is a good thing. And the gut wasn't getting in the way as much. Breathe through it - Yoga has been good to me! :)

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Just Ask Susan - the good thing about the worms is they are relatively low in calories. Wow - that sounds even more disgusting as I type it. The party was fun. It was a good break and now it is time to get back to work!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Susan - Have fun at the party tonight. Hope you get lots of compliments on your transformation so far!! And your hair and nails! :)

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      WD Curry 111 6 years ago from Space Coast

      This is fun. I am getting lazy. My daughter has competed successfully in fitness competitions. My other daughter teaches Yoga and like that. I'm glad you are motivated. The whole thing made me hungry, I'm going for a BBQ sandwich and a milk shake.

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      Danette Watt 6 years ago from Illinois

      I'm like you on several points here - for someone like me (who also burns the candle at both ends) Yoga can seem too slow going sometimes. Even though I know it's what I need to improve my flexibility and for its restorative properties, there are times when I have to force myself to do it, and I don't do it often enough. And like Tony said, yoga is what I need as I get older. I also have found that since not doing Yoga as much, my posture isn't as good.

      So I guess what I'm getting at is there are so many benefits to practicing yoga, I don't know why I don't do it more often.

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      mythicalstorm273 6 years ago

      Yay you made it :-) I didn't know how well you were going to get today done because of the party and everything you had to do for it, but even though you cut the workout short here we are reading about it once again! I can't wait to see the results on you! Obviously you are doing something right if every day things are starting to be noticed... it will just keep getting better I predict! Great job once again and hopefully you didn't kill yourself with the party yesterday. lol... just keep up the great work because we are all so happy to see you continue every day!

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      TheManWithNoPants 6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      Hey Super star!

      Im betting it's a little of both. From the little bit that I've seen, you look like you have a good set of genetics, so I'm betting the results of your work will be awesome. Don't let any thing stop you girl!

      jim

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      Mikeydoes 6 years ago from Fl,IL,IND

      P90x is brutal keep it up!! Hope we get to see the finished product!

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      How about #1 and #2...both are a real awesome accomplishment! Atta girl to you! :)

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Have fun at the party tonight and don't eat too many of those worms that look disgustingly wormish :)

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      susan54 6 years ago

      barbergirl28, I am so happy for your working out each day. I just had my nails and hair done for the party I'm ging to tonight. Have fun! You rock girl

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