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Bring It: P90X Day 62
P90X is tough as nails; and frankly, if you are going to participate in this kind of workout, you need to be tough as nails as well. P90X was created by Tony Horton, based off the concept of muscle confusion. This is a good thing. It means the harder you push yourself and the more you change it up, the less likely you are to suffer from those dreaded plateaus. After all, variety is the spice of life and with the twelve DVD series, you are sure to get enough variety in your workout schedule to keep your muscles guessing and from getting bored!
Feel free to leave your comments below. I am probably going to need it more than ever with the holidays approaching, all the bad food choices calling my name and the busy and hectic holiday schedule. Together we can share our stories, our tips and tricks to either maintaining or losing during the holidays (if that is even possible!) I look forward to hearing from you!
I did not wake up this morning and Bring It - yes - I know - surprising since I have pretty much done that every single morning for the last 61 days. Instead, I woke up - swore a little - and jumped out of bed - threw on some clothes - grabbed the kids and headed out the door. My heart was racing as we got into the car. We were going to be late. We had slept a little too long.
Ok - so being late wasn't too big of a deal. We were headed to a holiday parade. We parked about a mile away and had to speed walk to our destination. The streets were crowded. People were excited. The parade was about to start. The kids were anticipating candy - I just wanted to see Santa!
Afterwards, we caught some breakfast. Bad choice as I am pretty sure I ate the whole days worth of calories in one meal. Then we headed to the store to get a Christmas Tree. Came home, cleaned and started decorating. Headed back to the store and then stopped at good old McD's for supper. Like I said, not a day of good choices.
Thankfully, as the day was starting to get closer to ending, I knew I still had to get my workout in... even though I had been running around all day long. Isn't that workout enough. Nope.
So at 8 o'clock at night... I am punching and kicking my way through KenpoX. Thankfully it is one of my favorite workouts, throwing in some martial arts action. I feel stronger and tough as nails already!
So, while I may not have brought it right away, I still brought it!
Got to be tough
Everybody who celebrates the Christmas holiday, knows there is only 22 days left. That means 22 days left until Santa comes; or in my case, 22 days left to finish my Christmas shopping (which I have barely even started!) That being said, this is the time of year that you have to be tougher than usual. You have to fight to stay fit; you have to fight to get that workout in!
With all the goodies typically associated with the holiday season, it is important to keep those workouts coming. Christmas cookies - I can eat them by the dozen (that is probably what got me in this position in the first place!) Christmas candies - I make them every year. But even worse, when you spend all your spare time out at the busy stores, home cooked supers aren't on the table. We are left with quick stops for fast food junk.
Needless to say - that adds up to alot of extra calories. And when the day actually comes, don't forget about those handful of cocktails you will be drinking. If it wasn't for the workouts, I am pretty sure my sides and behind would be getting a little bit more padding this holiday season. But, when time is running low, the workout is always the first thing to go.
So, just a simple reminder - if you want to get through the holidays - you got to be tough! Keep on squeezing in those workouts. Who knows, maybe that tough attitude will help you beat that out-of-shape person to that awesome sale!
Click here to read about Day 63 and to learn how flexibility can directly relate to your heart health.