Bring It: P90X Day 40
P90X is an extreme workout created by Tony Horton. Based on the concept of muscle confusion, this program is intended to get you in the best shape of your life. These exercises are old school, but they do the job intended. Because they are easy enough to understand, anybody will find themselves familiar with the exercises used.
This here is my personal journey with the P90X. I want to see if this workout is as effective as everybody says it is. And by everybody, I do mean advertisers. So, if you want to know the truth, follow me during my 90 day journey. By the end, you will see if this wife/mother/average person transform into the best shape of my life.
Feel free to leave your comments below. I love hearing everybodies stories and advice. Together, we can beat this epidemic and start feeling the way we should - great about ourselves!
Today was Back and Legs. Let me tell you, this is one heck of a program. Not only do I feel the burn right away (and I would like to think I have pretty strong legs), but out of all the workouts, I know this is the one I will be feeling for days afterwards. I would like to blame the lunges and the squats, but I know that isn't the reason. It is all in the wall sits.
The reason I blame the wall sits is because the last two times I have done this workout, I decided to use a yoga mat under my feet for the wall sits. This has made all the difference. I am able to sit further down on the wall without slipping on the tile. Normally this wouldn't be a problem if I was working out in a gym, but I am doing this at home. At with that, you have to work with what you have. For me, using the mat gives me a better grip... and a better workout.
Other than my workout, the rest of the day has been pretty lazy. I slept in late. It is the nice thing about Veteran's Day - no school for the kids meaning no need to get up early. Then we lounged around and watched movies all day. We finally took a break when we went out for dinner. Heck - free food for veterans - you just can't beat that.
For the miltitary and the vets
Since it is Veteran's Day, I decided to do a shout out to all the military and the veterans out there. Without you, we wouldn't be where we are today. We are free because they have fought for our freedom. Some have made the ultimate sacrifice; others have supported those making those sacrifices.
I spent five years in the military; my husband was in for six. We don't regret our time in. We treasure it. Serving the United States was one of the greatest things we have ever done in our life. In fact, we even miss it. We met countless people who have forever impacted our lives. Some are no longer here; others we are still in contact with; and some we have lost along the way.
For all those out there that have served their country, are still serving their country, or supporting those serving their country, I bow my head to you.
How about you...
Veterans and P90X
I was in the military, so when I found P90X I felt like I was back home. The exercises reminded me of those early mornings of PT (physical training). The main difference is now I am not wearing those ugly gray PT outfits. I also have the option of not being up at 5:30 every morning to get my workout in.
In the military we were expected to get up Monday through Friday to do our PT. This was important because as a soldier we had to be fit and ready to go to battle at anytime. Luckily for me, I never got deployed. Others, however, did. Being in good physical condition was important. You never knew what kind of position you would be in if you were on enemy land.
For me, it was a free exercise program. It was required every single day. Once I got out, I missed being forced to workout. My whole body missed it, especially as the weight was quick to find my belly, my butt, my legs.... and ... well everywhere.
Since starting P90X, I feel that habit of working out coming back. It isn't that I don't have the ability to skip a day; but I do know I feel better if I get it done. So not pushing play is no longer an option. It is just a good feeling to know that this ties me back to my roots. Any person who is currently serving or has served will be familiar with this kind of workout. I am sure they will feel a similiar way to it.
Happy Veteran's Day!
Are you fighting to be fit. Check out Day 41 by clicking here.