Bring It: P90X Day 87
P90X is about extreme fitness. It was created by Tony Horton and is intended to get you in the best shape of your life. The program is broken down into three different segments. The first three weeks is intense workout followed by a recovery week. Then you endure another three weeks of intense workout and a recovery week in phase 2. The final phase switches things up a bit. You have four weeks of intense workouts from phase one and two and then a final recovery week. The combination is what is called muscle confusion. The variety is already there; you just need to push play and bring the intensity. With this lethal combination, you will find yourself toning up and losing weight in no time.
This is my own personal journey. I have been enduring this program each and every day and letting you know my triumphs and struggles throughout the program. 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. This journey is not only a way to motivate me, but it has come to be a means to motivate and inspire others as well. Feel free to share your own personal health journeys along the way. Together we can do this!
Today was not a hard day to stay motivated. While recovery week usually isn't my favorite, not even the final recovery week, I still enjoy that some of my favorite workouts are included. One of them is KenpoX (the other is YogaX and stretch). However, as I said before, don't be fooled by recovery week. It is still tough and, at least for me, is harder than most of the other weeks. But that is probably because of the Core Synergistics. We are not friends.
Today was KenpoX for me. I didn't get to my workout until the afternoon, but that is because my kids are on vacation for the holiday. That makes a morning workout a little more difficult. It just isn't worth fighting them for the TV so I let them indulge in their morning cartoons instead.
Today's workout was intense. I pushed hard. I sweated up a storm. I was tired before I started but after I was done (although I was exhausted) I felt like I was full of energy. This is my last time of doing KenpoX during the P90X program and I must say, I will miss this part of P90X. Whether I continue with P90X for a second time or not, I will definately keep KenpoX handy to do on a regular basis.
Getting stronger every day...
As my personal journey comes down to a close, I am thinking more and more about P90X. Not only about the experience that I have had, but what I can say about it when I am doing my final review of the program. Today as I was kicking and jabbing and punching and defending my right to be healthy, I realized that each time I do KenpX, I feel stronger and stronger. Not just physically, but I feel strong as a person. Like I could defend myself if I got into a predicament (not that I would purposefully do that!)
The whole catch phrase of P90X is to get into the best shape of your life at just 90 days. Now, I wouldn't necessarily say I am in the best shape of my life. I have a long way to go to still hit my own personal goals. But I can say this much. I am in much better shape than I have been in a very long time. As I said earlier, I feel stronger. Not just physically, but mentally as well.
Each program (of the 12 DVDs) included in this workout makes me feel something a little different. This one gives me mental and physical strength. I feel like I can conquer the world.
Do you know workouts that do that for you?
Did you know that sleep can have a direct effect on your weight loss? Click here to read about Day 88 and learn more!