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Bring It: P90X Day 35

Updated on December 29, 2011

"Bring It" is my own personal journey on the P90X workout program created by Tony Horton. This workout is filled with some basic exercises, but they are tough enough to do the job. The concept behind the program is muscle confusion. It is believed if you keep your muscles from getting too familiar with the workout, they will continue to build. That means no plateaus throughout the program. I am here to show you whether or not this DVD series can work.

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 comment below. I love hearing from you, whether it is just a shout out to leave your support or your own personal stories. You guys are my motivation and it is what has gotten me this far already. Thank you for your help!

P90X is an extreme workout program created by Tony Horton. It promises to change your body and your life in only 90 days.
P90X is an extreme workout program created by Tony Horton. It promises to change your body and your life in only 90 days. | Source

Bring It

Ah - a day of rest!

You would think I would be excited about this, but it seems to me that over the last 5 weeks, my days of rest have been busier than when I absolutely had to squeeze in that workout. Today is day 7 of the week which means I have a choice... I can either do StretchX or rest. Since I have been under the weather that last couple of days, and because this was errand running day, I choose to rest. Can you really blame me?

I got a chance to sleep in this morning. It was partially because my husband is just awesome (he insisted I stay in bed!) and it was partially because I took Tylenol PM last night and for some reason, I couldn't see straight. But, at least I am feeling much better than I was yesterday. That is a good thing because tomorrow I actually need to be able to bring it.

So, other than going to the grocery store and trying to be the extreme couponer they show on TV, nothing much exciting has happened. It has been a dreary day out here with a couple of pretty nice storms. One that let loose on us as we were exiting the grocery store without an umbrella. Good thing I have been working out so I can make a dash for the car!

5 for 5

So, as I was trying to think of what I was going to write about today (since obviously grocery shopping and errand running isn't all that interesting) it dawned on me that I have successfully made it through 5 full weeks of P90X. That is awesome.

I don't remember the last time that I have actually stuck to something for 5 weeks straight without straying.... and I haven't strayed a bit. Every single day (with the exception of rest days which are allowed!) I have gotten up and pushed play. In honor of 5 full weeks... it is time for a top 5 list!

When you are feeling good about yourself... it is hard not to smile!
When you are feeling good about yourself... it is hard not to smile! | Source

Top 5 Things I have noticed since starting P90X

  1. My attitude has greatly changed - Since starting P90X I have noticed that I am much happier. I still have the occasional grumpy moment but I am only human. Since I have started the program I smile a lot more and I feel much better about myself. Even if nothing else changes, the changes in mood is an invaluable side effect of the workout!
  2. I have more energy than if I had downed a 5-hour energy. Now - I have never really felt the effects of a 5-hour energy, but since I have started working out with P90X I realized that I am always moving. Not because I have to, but because I want to. I used to dread taking my son on a walk because I was just too tired. Now, I take him for a walk every day. I keep up on all the house chores and I actually do extra stuff. Having extra energy is a great bonus.
  3. My face has thinned down. I can always tell when I start to lose weight because my cheeks lose their roundness. I know I am going in the right direction when I can see the loss in my face. The only bad thing is, the skinnier my face gets, the longer my nose looks!
  4. My clothes are starting to fit again. Often times people ask me if I can tell the difference in my clothes. That is a hard thing to answer because for so long, none of my clothes really fit. They were either too tight or too lose. Nothing that just fit. Now, alot of my clothes are getting loose. You know how after your clothes come out of the dryer they are tight; then after you have worn them all day they stretch out. Well, my clothes are looking like I have worn them all day when I first put them on. I see a new wardrobe in the future!
  5. My ankles. I don't know why I noticed my ankles, but since P90X, my ankles look really skinny. Maybe it is because my calf muscle are getting really strong and are all muscle. Maybe my feet got bigger from all the jumping. Who knows. But I have noticed a difference in my ankles. Yes - it is weird.

Alright - so, these are just a few of the things that I have noticed since I started doing P90X program. I have to say, it is pretty important to really think about these. If you start thinking you are plateauing, this is a good exercise to force yourself to see the differences. There are changes that are happening. What have you noticed changing in yourself?

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If you want to see my results after 5 weeks of hard work, click here to keep on reading!


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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Daffy Duck - I am thinking the ankles where contributed by the alchol being mixed with tylenol factor. But it just goes to show - we notice weird things like that. Maybe I am just not breathing correctly when I am exercising! LOL But at least I didn't notice how fit my fingers are getting from all the typing! Now that would have been really weird! LOL :)

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      Daffy Duck 6 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

      You're right. Noticing your ankles change is a little wierd. Then again I choose to not date and "take care of certain things myself" instead of dating and allowing a woman to take care of certain things (if you know what I mean).

      Are you sure it was the Tylenol that kept you from seeing straight or was it the alcohol you used to wash it down with.

      Hope you feel better. :)

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Real - Well, my nose isn't all in my head - it's on the outside... lol... Sorry I just couldn't resist. I am going to be laughing about that one all day long!

      Ha ha - I knew I kept good visual memory of my pictures. And now that I am thinking about it... I need to link the interview to my profile. I have been meaning to do that for like months and have yet to get around to it.

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Thomas - please go to the store and get me some marinara sauce (or steal some from real!) LOL - Since you drank the broth I want to make it into spaghetti!

      Glad you noticed the ankles (at least they aren't going the other direction.) For a second there I thought I was weird or something! Now I know I am not the only one! LOL

      As for the nose thing - that is a mystery! I was hoping you can answer how to rearrange nose cartilage by confusion... maybe my cheeks are getting so muscular it is pulling on them! LOL

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      It is that one! And I swear I used it on your interview hub! I don't agree with your nose looking longer btw - that's just in your head:) lol

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      ThoughtSandwiches 6 years ago from Reno, Nevada


      I have been noticing your ankles...

      (hands her the rest of her soup...just the broth)

      I am glad you are smiling because you have a beautiful one! The nose thing is a do you cartilage confuse a nose? I look forward to finding out by the end of the 90 days...

      Keep up the Great Work!


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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Myth - ha ha - of course I would notice how long my nose is... and you forgot to mention my skinny ankles! LOL - I am glad that you also took the time to notice 5 things for you as well, and I appreciate you taking the time to search out all my hubs each and every day! Glad you are learning and glad you are setting your own goals! Are you going to share so we can push you on them! I am feeling a little bit better today - but I am going crazy cleaning lady. Hopefully it will inspire my next inspirational message! LOL - but today is result day - so maybe I don't need inspiration!!!

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      mythicalstorm273 6 years ago

      Very impressive 5 things you noticed! I think it is hilarious that you think your nose looks longer! I would never say that! I think you are beautiful :-) Now for my top 5 things I've noticed since you started P90... 1. I have read at least one hub everyday :-) 2. Your intellectual inspiration keeps me on top of my homework and I am still excited about school even 3 weeks later! 3. I am always tired :-( 4. I need to change my diet and 5. Today I have finally made my own commitment so the future holds many mysterious things... hopefully my next list is a little bit more supportive but today I am just too tired to care! lol... I hope you feel better today and get a chance to really bring it with your workout :-)

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Real - your endurance has been outstanding. YOu have kept up with me every second of the way... what a journey it has been so far. As for the picture you are thinking of... I am wondering if it is the one of Eli and I on our trip to California last August. Might be from the Hot Air Balloon trip. Great - now I am going to have to go through all my pictures and see if I can figure it out... lol

      Glad you survived... hope it is getting better every day!

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Yep - I feel great reading this for 35 days straight too;) lol. Except - I didn't get my notifications today so I feel like I missed soething....?

      I think it is super awesome that you have stuck with it and not wavered! You have three kids! And they are small! Its incredible:). I see the difference in your face too - and I have seen lots of pictures of you so this one reminds me of the one of you and Eli - can't remember where you were but it was in Ca and he is standing behind you with his arms around you - cheek to cheek. You

      know which one I mean?

      And i am feeling fair to party cloudy considering I survived that spider bite! Yuk!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Susan - It definately is a great bonus to all the hard work. Although I can say I am looking forward to a shopping spree... hopefully soon! :)

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      susan54 6 years ago

      barbergirl28, Don't you just love it, old clothes fit, getting new clothes and having energy what a plus. Keep it up!