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Bring It: P90X Day 60
If you are hardcore and like a challenge, P90X might be the workout program you have been looking for. P90X is an extreme workout created by Tony Horton, based on the concept of muscle confusion. This workout is serious, and while the exercises are simple, they are difficult and effective.
I got my P90X DVD series more than a year ago. I tried it out right away and then it spent the rest of the year sitting on a shelf collecting dust with many of my other workout gadgets. However, I decided to embark on this personal journey. Not just to let others know about P90X, but to also test the promises this program makes. I want to know if I wasted my money or not.
Feel free to leave your comments below. I love hearing from you and it truly makes me believe that getting up every morning, pushing play and writing about my journey makes it worthwhile. I hope someone out there finds encouragement, hope, and maybe some motivation from reading about my journey.
Get the goods!
These gloves will allow you to do yoga without slipping. While this may help you do it without a matt, it might help if you have sweaty hands!
Today was YogaX. I really like doing YogaX, even though ironically when I started, I despised the workout. Funny how things change.
However, this morning I got off to a late start. It wasn't for a bad reason - it was actually for an exciting reason. Today is my 60 Day mark. That is another milestone down. So, I spent the morning with my camera doing self-portraits. I am glad I have a tripod and a timer on my camera so I don't have to worry about forcing someone else to get the perfect shot!
So, as soon as I took a million pictures, I headed to the livingroom to push play on my yoga workout. Today was a bit of a difficult day for Yoga. I hurt my foot a few days ago (Sunday I believe) and I think I hurt it from Yoga. I think I stretched my foot muscles a little too far and that is why they have been hurting. Only speculating - I am not a doctor.
To top it off, not only was my foot hurting, but my hands were clammy and sweaty. Do you know how hard it is to do yoga with sweaty hands. Well, if your answer is no - I will tell you it is very difficult. I kept slipping, even though I have my trusty Yoga matt. Although, that gives me another gift to add to my wish list - yoga gloves and socks.
I made it through the workout, I just had to adjust my slipping hands. Luckily though - I avoided injury and caught myself before I completely slipped.
Day 60 preview
Are you serious - Day 60 already!!
I hate to say it, but the time really has flown by. It is hard to believe that through all the struggles and the personal growth, I have finally made it this far. There truly is only 30 days left to this personal journey (at least the one I am writing about!) Go ahead - cry a little. But enjoy the last 30 days with me.
A picture says a thousand words. Without the pictures, I definately wouldn't be able to show you the progress that I have made. For all you know, I could just be fluffing my way through the writing and not even getting up and working out. Now how many of you thought that was what I was truly doing? However that is not the case? For the last 60 days I have religiously pushed play... regardless of what was going on, through holidays, through colds, and through life in general. The only exception is the couple days I took off for my rest days, which was allowed by the program.
So what do you see?
Chances are good each person will see something a little different.
For me, the first thing I notice is the change in confidence. My frumpy old self is smiling, but you can tell it is a fake smile. Throughout this program, my confidence has definately been boosted. Even if it took me awhile to see the changes my body knew the difference and it was presented in the way that I held myself.
You can also see the change in the confidence based off the poses. Seriously, if you are going to be taking these before and after shots - you might as well have fun with it!
Show how tough you are
The second thing I see is the strength. Now, it might not be evident in the pictures, but my body has done a complete 180 in tone. My arms don't wag in the wind as much, the dreaded hangover fat that is pinched from clothing is not nearly as bad as when I started.
While the pictures don't show this, I feel stronger with each and every workout. I am noticing these things during my workouts when suddenly I realize, "I couldn't do this before!" I have also noticed my core area, which is overal very weak from a previous surgery, is even getting stronger.
The third thing I notice is the change per phase. The first phase is when you will notice the most changes. This is obvious to me because I have been measuring myself each week as I go through this program.
In the first phase - I had lost a total of 3.3 pounds and 10 inches and 1.1% body fat
In the second phase - I lost 4.7 pounds and 2 inches and .9 % body fat
You can see where the biggest change has taken place. It isn't that I have hit a plataue, but the more you need to lose right off the bat, the more that will come off immediately. Your results will continue to taper down until they are where you want to be!
Change is good!
Regardless of how much or how little change has taken place... change has still happened and that is a good thing. While I might have expected more from this program when I first started, I am completely happy with the results (even if I have whined a little in the past!)
One pound down is just a little bit closer to my goal of where I want to be. Ultimately, while you may think my main goal is to lose weight, that isnt' necessarily true. My top priority is to feel better about myself. I started this journey because I knew my confidence was down in the slumps, I knew I wasn't happy, and I knew I needed something different. The change has happened. It has happened on both a physical and mental platform.
So, while I am now officially two-thirds of the way through, my journey isn't nearly finished yet. I have a long journey yet ahead of me!
Check out Day 61 by clicking here.