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Bring It: P90X Day 53

Updated on November 25, 2011

P90X is an extreme workout created by Tony Horton. Frankly, even when life hits us with a major holiday, the workout still continues. Yet, when life happens, it is important to set goals. I have been on this journey for awhile; I am already past the halfway point. I have learned a lot; I have been broken down both mentally and physically.

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. During the holidays, that is when we need it the most. It gives the motivation to workout during the most difficult and hectic of times. However, together, we can break through this time and not only enjoy it, but feel great as well.

P90X is an extreme workout. Just because the holidays hit doesn't mean it is time to take a break. Let's Bring It!
P90X is an extreme workout. Just because the holidays hit doesn't mean it is time to take a break. Let's Bring It! | Source

Bring It

If there was any day out there that would be a great day to forget your workout, today would have been it. It was a busy morning. Getting up early, getting three kids showered and dressed; trying to get myself ready, packing up the car and driving down to Palm Springs for an early Thanksgiving dinner.

What can I say, busy mornings make it really difficult to squeeze in an hour workout. However, not all was lost. I knew we were going to be heading home early because my husband had to work. I was thankful for this because I didn't want to break my streak. I have to admit though, I was a little worried about a workout after a big turkey dinner. Full stomach doesn't always make good conditions. I was already tired, the tryptophan was kicking in to a full turkey coma. Lucky for me, I am on Recovery Week. That means I only had to worry about StretchX, which is a light yoga workout in comparison to YogaX.

To keep me extra motivated, all of my kids even joined in. I could say I am thankful for this, but I did end up getting kicked in the head during the rollers move. However, it was nice that they were keeping me in check and making sure I did my workout!

Overall, I have to say I am pretty proud of myself. Not only did I get my workout in, but I also set goals before the holiday. Because of those goals, I made sure that I was not overdoing it. I watched what I ate and was super aware of taking care of my nutrition today. I stopped when I was full and for once, I didn't leave the table needing to be rolled away. I might have gone a little over my calorie goals but it is a holiday!

My husband and I have been married for 11 years. We have been through good times and bad, yet each day I am more thankful for having him in my life!
My husband and I have been married for 11 years. We have been through good times and bad, yet each day I am more thankful for having him in my life! | Source
My kids never fail to make me laugh!
My kids never fail to make me laugh! | Source
My girls are never afraid to take a challenge. Here, they are tasting Warheads for the very first time!
My girls are never afraid to take a challenge. Here, they are tasting Warheads for the very first time! | Source

Time to be Thankful

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful. So, what are you thankful for?

I am thankful for:

  • My wonderful husband. He has been a major supporter in my P90X journey. He tells me all the time how good I am doing and how proud he is of me. He keeps me going. But more importantly, he supports this family giving me the chance to workout. If I was working a full-time job, I am not certain I would be able to squeeze these workouts in and take care of my family.
  • My kids. They are my life. They make me smile regardless of how mad they make me at times. I have enjoyed watching them grow and I can't imagine having not having them in my life. I know I am prejudice, but they are perfect in every way possible.
  • My P90X. This has been an eye-opening adventure. I have changed both physically and mentally. I have gotten stronger. I feel like I can keep up with life now. Mentally, I have grown leaps and bounds. I no longer feel like I can't do something. I know I can do anything. Alhtough I must admit my stubbornness does play a role in that.
  • Skype. I live far away from my family. While this year I missed my families traditional Thanksgiving (and I sure did miss my mom's cooking!) I was still able to see some of them. I wish I would have gotten a chance to see all of them. I may not say it often, but I really do miss and love my family.
  • A roof over my head and a car to drive. It seems a little odd to be thankful for that, but with bad times, I know there are many people who have lost their houses and struggle to keep their transportation. I have both. I have a place to call home. And if I ever want to leave home, I have the option of jumping in my car and going somewhere else.
  • My crazy friends. My friends are family that aren't necessarily related. I love them all. They have given me support when I needed it. They have given me memories that I will never forget. I can't imagine life without these people.
  • Hubpages. Sure, this is a shameless plug. I have been writing on this site for more than a year. I have made some great friends while traveling through hubville. I have also learned so much more about my writing. Not to mention, it has given me an avenue to pick up my writing again. While I was a photojournalist in the Army, I have been out for several years. That means my writing got put to the side. I love writing but with no one to share it with, it almost lost its luster. Thank you hubpages for giving me this outlet.

There are so many things I am thankful for and this only touches the tip of the iceburg. During this holiday season, don't forget to take some time to reflect on what you are grateful for. And while you are spending the holidays with your family and friends, don't forget those who will be missing their family and friends because they are fighting for your ability to celebrate.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Don't forget to read about Day 54 by clicking here.... here I am still Bringing It while I am heading off to a mini-vacation!


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    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Real - Yeah - the trip home will be fun, but luckily I am so busy staying busy that the time really does fly. Before I know it, it will be February already!

      Oh yeah - and that is the cape that you got for him. He wouldn't take it off for days. I am sure he will be made about it when he gets older, but hey... I am the mother with a camera - there is bound to be bad pictures! LOL

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      BBG - I am sorry you live far from lots of your family - hardest during holidays. I know you are really looking forward to traveling home in Feb..what fun to look forward to that.

      The girls are adorable and Max looks so cute in his mask and cape - he's going to kill you in another 1O years fir that one;) lol

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Danette - well said! And if anything - kids keeping me on my toes also helps with my workout program! :) Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Myth - I wish we would have been able to Skype a little earlier so I could have caught you as well, but unfortunately we spent Thanksgiving out in sunny Palm Springs ;) I mean - warm enough to eat our dinner outside! Wow - I still can't believe it! ha ha - The stretchign did feel pretty good for the most part. There were some that I could tell was pressing too much on the turkey, but I am glad that I got it in!

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      Danette Watt 

      6 years ago from Illinois

      Thanksgiving gives us a chance to think of all we are grateful for. Sounds like you have a wonderful husband to support you and young children to keep you on your toes - more precious than material goods, that's for sure.

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      6 years ago

      I wish you could have been here for this years thanksgiving, but I am very glad to see and hear that you did such a great job! I bet the stretching would feel good after eating a thanksgiving dinner no matter what. It helps you digest the food better. We went into the hot tub to help digest the food better ;-) I had to leave at about 7 though... I worked until 2 and now I am going back to work. I am so tired I do not even know what else to say to you... I might not read for a few days because I am so busy and tired, but don't worry... I'm constantly thinking about you and how great of a job you are doing and whatever I miss I will be back to read and comment on! Another great job on turkey day successes!!!


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