Bring It: P90X Day 37
P90X is an extreme workout created by Tony Horton. In this series Bring It, I am giving you the opportunity to see me complete each and every one of the 90 days and see the results that it brings. I am often quick to jump on those fad workouts, and since seeing this on TV, I just couldn't help but get online and order the program right away. However, the first attempt I failed, only lasting a week. This time, I have gone much further. I am not sure if it is because I have committed to write about the entire 90 days, or if I am in just a much better spot in my life!
Feel free to leave your comments, stories and advice below. This is a series that is intended to get everybody involved in their own personal health journeys. With today's obesity epidemic reaching uncontrollable statistics, it is time we joined together, gave each other a kick in the pants, and finally take control of our lives. It is up to us to make the change. Let's Bring It together!
How about you...
Do you like to jump
Today was Plyometrics, and so Tony Horton has explained it, this is the X in P90X. It is high impact and old school. Sure, it might even be out of fashion. I will also admit the first couple times I did this workout I hated it. After all, I am a grown adult and what grown adult really likes jumping anymore? Not many.
I still don't like jumping. I feel stupid and frankly, it is difficult to get your feet off the ground. I feel clumsy and each and every Tuesday I wake up with the dread of jumping (with the exception of Recovery Week where it is replaced with Core Synergistics - a much, much, much worse workout! I would much prefer doing plyometrics every day of the week than dealing with Core Synergistics!)
Then there was today. Just another Tuesday in the week of days... and another round of Plyometrics. Today I was feeling a little lazy. I really wanted to skip the workout. Maybe it was because I went to bed way to late last night. Or maybe I just wasn't feeling motivated. But I started procastinating. I have my daily routine to take care of, and after I was done, instead of getting into my workout gear and pushing play, I jumped on the computer. (Hey - at least I jumped!)
Finally, I realized if I didn't get this workout in, my chances of success were going to start going down. Now I am not saying missing one workout will throw my progress from the last few weeks out the window, but the longer I put off the workout, the more likely I was to just not do it at all!
So I dragged my butt up the stairs, got into my workout clothes, laced up my shoes and pushed play. I am glad I did. My son even joined. (He is pretty good at those Rockstar Hops - unlike me!) By the time I had finished I thought to myself, "This workout is actually kind of fun!" Now the key is to go into Plyometrics with the same attitude instead of dreading it.
Up before the sun even rises...
Jump to it!
So, after my lack of energy and motivation this morning, it got me thinking. Time is an important factor into doing your workout. So, when do you like to workout?
Choosing a time is very personal. Some like mornings; some afternoons; some evenings; some fit it in when they can; and others don't move at all. For each person, the time has to work for them, and that is what is most important.
For me, I need to jump to it right away in the morning. If I wait, I find too many excuses come up. Either I am too busy or I am too tired. That means I am more likely to just not do it. That isn't fair to me at all. However, if I get it done right away in the morning, I can't make the excuse not to do it. It is already planned in the day and chances are good nothing is going to come up.
Maybe it is the military background in me doing the speaking, but there is nothing like a good morning workout... even if that means getting up before the sun does just to get it in! A morning workout just seems right to me and because I worked out in the morning, I feel great all day. If you are a friend of mine on facebook and you are wondering how I have so much energy to get all the stuff I do done in a day - I blame it on P90X (more particular my P90X MORNING workout!)
Try it out and see how much better it feels to get it over and done with. If it doesn't work for you, then go back to your old way of doing things. As long as you Bring It, that is all that matters.
Good Morning and Good Workout!
How about you!
When do you prefer to work out?
If you are ready to read about Day 38, click here.