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Bring It: P90X Day 34
P90X is an extreme workout, created by Tony Horton. Millions of people are using this program to get into the best shape of their lives. I am often skeptical when it comes to these claims because I have fallen victim to so many different workout fads that have failed to work. Granted, they are collecting dust, which means I have also failed to work them. So, I have embarked on this personal journey. If I Bring It for a full 90 days, I want to see what results a normal, average person can expect.
Feel free to leave you comments below (but what I really mean is please, please, please leave your comments below!) I love to hear from you, whether it is your experience with the P90X program or just your very own healthy advice. You can even just say Hi - glad to see you are still bringing it. Whatever it is, I am happy to hear from you. This personal journey has kept me motivated, and your comments keep me writing about it. Thanks for the support!
I am not up to really Bringing It today. In fact, even though I did push play this morning, I would have rather layed on the couch all morning wallowing in my own self pity. This cold is really kicking me in the behind.
However, I have made a commitment. Cold or not... I got out of bed... I got dressed for the day... and I pushed play. I am just happy this is one of my favorite workouts out of the entire P90X series. I think that was my saving point. I may not have been feeling well, but through a stuffy noise and an irritating cough, I punched and kicked my way to the end. And surprisingly, it went by fast. Then again, KenpoX is always one of those workouts that go by really fast!
Now that it is done, and I didn't successfully sweat out the cold, I plan on spending the rest of the day loungin on the couch cuddled up to my TheraFlu. I have a rest (or stretch) day tomorrow and then the butt-kicking starts all over again! I need to get back on my feet. It seems burning the candle at both ends has finally burnt me and I am down for the count.
With that being said....
What about you
When you are sick, do you skip your workouts?
Take Care of Yourself
Most people aren't crazy like I am. If they get a cold, that is usually their first excuse to not workout. However, working out is part of my routine. Yes, life happens. We all eventually get a cold. My husband works in the Emergency Room, so it is a little odd that this has been the first major cold I have gotten that is really putting me down.
The bottom line is, if you aren't feeling good, it is time to take care of yourself. That means, give yourself a break. I am not suggesting you skip your workout. That is your own personal decision and it really depends on how sick you really are. Mine is a head cold, and I made it through KenpoX. I am just happy that I didn't have Ploymetrics this morning.
When you get sick, your body is fighting off the cold. This means it is working really hard already trying to get you into peak condition. So... drink your water, maybe even some hot tea. Make yourself up a bowl of chicken noodle soup, and just lounge. You have been pushing yourself hard and it is well deserved. Besides - if you rest up before it gets too bad, you won't have to worry about it getting worse.
Here's to feeling better! Cheers! I toast to you a cup of TheraFlu!
Click here to read about Day 35, the mark of the last day of full 5 weeks!