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Bring It: P90X Day 89

Updated on December 31, 2011

P90X, created by Tony Horton, is extreme. It is tough to the core. If you don't believe me, ask anybody who has embarked on this journey. Or better yet, try it for yourself. The program consists of 12 DVDs. These DVDs range from strenth training, cardio, yoga and stretching. Some of the workouts you will hate; some of the workouts you will love. Each person is different, but one thing will hold true. Each person will undergo a transformation from Day 1 to Day 90. Not just a physical transformation, but a mental one as well.

P90X works on the basis of muscle confusion. You must show up and you must give it 110%; Tony Horton will provide the variety and the motivation through his instruction. If you are looking for additional support, you can also sign up for the Beach Body website were you can talk to others going through their very own personal journeys.

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. The story and the information is just the beginning. Together we can inspire and motivate others to get on their very own personal health kick. It isn't too late to start!

P90X is an extreme workout. If you want to see results, you need to be willing to give 110% results each and every time. Are  you ready to change your life?
P90X is an extreme workout. If you want to see results, you need to be willing to give 110% results each and every time. Are you ready to change your life? | Source
Want a belly you can show off... got to do that core work!
Want a belly you can show off... got to do that core work! | Source

Bring It

Today was Core Synergistics. Frankly, I loathe this DVD. Don't get me wrong, it has great potential for those who are strong enough. For me, my abdominal area is the weakest due to a previous surgery that cut through my abdominal muscles back in 2000. While they have long been healed, they still aren't ever going to return to the way they used to be. Therefore, core work, while very important, is very difficult to me.

Core Synergistics is only used during recovery weeks. This is the third and final recovery week for my personal journey with P90X. Unfortunately for me, Core Synergistics is also done twice during each recovery week. So this week I have felt double tortured trying to get through this program.

Yet, I am not going to let my weak core muscles hold me back. I was giving it my all, even if it killed me. And we all know the saying, "Whatever doesn't kill you only makes you stronger!" Well, I survived again. I did the whole workout to the best of my ability. I am hurting. But what better way to say goodbye to P90X. I am going out sore and stronger than I was at the beginning. I am getting better at the workout, even though it is still difficult for me to do.

Overall, what can I say, I am really thankful that I have Core Synergistics knocked out of the way!

It's the Final Countdown

Almost there....

Standing at Day 1, it was hard to imagine that before I knew it I would be closing in on Day 90. It has been a long, tiring journey, but it has been well worth it every step of the way. I have had my good days; I have also had my bad days. I have pushed through workouts when I was feeling at the top of my game and I have pushed through workouts with head colds and kids underfoot. If anything, I can't say the last few months haven't been entertaining. I mixed my workouts into life, and sometimes that can be really difficult to do.

Through it all though, I have used Hubpages as a portal to not only document my journey, but as a means to gain a support system. These people have been reading my adventures and rooting me on from all over. I don't think that I would have been nearly as successful if it wasn't for those pushes. On days when I was beating myself up, they were telling me it was ok. So, for that, I have to give you what is owed... a big Thank You. I have tried this program in the past and didn't even make it through 2 weeks. I think the difference has been all of you standing behind me and pushing me ahead. Because of that, I truly am at the final countdown for P90X!

So many changes... one little box

This little box filled with 12 DVDs has truly changed my life.
This little box filled with 12 DVDs has truly changed my life. | Source

The Bring It Journey

I published my very first "Bring It" hub on Oct. 3, 2011. At that time, I thought I would just do a quick review of the P90X program. I didn't intend on writing about my journey everyday. In fact, I was going to do it the first week (since all the workouts were different) and then start again when the workouts changed. Yet, instead, I recieved so much awesome feedback that I continued writing about it every single day.

To date (Dec. 30,2011), The P90X series has been read 4,665 times and has recieved 1,079 comments. Now that is an average of 53 visits per hub (remember Day 89 and Day 90 are not included in these statistics) and about 12 comments per hub. Truly, this is a drop in the hat compared to some of my other hubs, but I knew that going in. P90X is not something everyone is going to be interested in; it fits in a very particular niche. So, not only does it take a lot of dedication to write something everyday, but it takes a lot of dedication for those who have continually shown up and commented.

A Special Shout Out!

There have been so many people who have really backed me on this journey. These people have pushed me harder than I ever thought possible and they deserve a special shout out! They have been my rock, through thick and thin!

Mythicalstorm273 - To those who don't already know this, Myth is my sister. She had been faithfully reading my hubs long ago but one day I finally convinced her to take the plunge as well. She is by far my biggest supporter even though she lives more than 2,000 miles away! You see, we started this journey together back in March 2011. We are both standing up for our other sister's wedding and we wanted to get into shape and look good for the wedding. So we made goals and we brought about this friendly competition to see who could get closer to their goals by the time our sister gets married this February. P90X was literally my way of cheating (wink, wink). I had been trying and trying to lose weight and just change for a long time and nothing seemed to be working. Well, P90X was the answer. Not only has she been pushing me along with some friendly competition, but she has also stopped by to read and comment on each and every single hub. Now that is dedication. Thank you for being my rock and pushing me to succeed... even if that means I might beat you in the end! (Wink Wink)

RealHousewife - Chances are good that if you know who I am, you already know RealHousewife. If not, look down through anything I have written and chances are she has paid a visit. She is the real deal, and when it comes to support... well... let's just say she Keeps It Real and gives 200% at all times! She has been a great motivating factor for me. She has made me laugh, she has listened to me rant on days that I have a hard time keeping my cool. She has been there for this entire journey. I can't thank her enough for how much she keeps me going!

Moviedude31 - This is my husband. I begged him to open up a Hubpages account so he could leave comments on my hubs. He did and he even wrote a couple of hubs himself. When it has come to my personal journey with P90X, he has been working through most of it. He has commented on a few of my P90X hubs (but I tease him that it was purely peer pressure that he did), but for the most part, he is constantly pushing me to push myself daily. He gets to live my transformation. I know he is proud of me... even if he doesn't read this! :)

Soldieringon - This is a close family friend. In fact, he only lives a few blocks away from us. He has seen the transformation taking place as well. In fact, I know he is impressed because now he wants to start his own journey. Thanks for the support!

Danette Watt - She has been a familiar face along my journey. As a fellow health nut, she was always there for some useful information. What can I say... thanks for the push! People like you kept me going!

Daffy Duck - This fellow hubber has been there time and time again to give me an extra shove, tidbits of advice, and of course the occasional humor. When I was feeling low on myself, I knew I could count on Daffy Duck to show up and snap me out of it! Thanks for your continued support. I really do appreciate it!

TheManWithNoPants - AKA Jim... Anybody knows that a man that doesn't wear pants has got to be up on his fitness. He has taken a liking to seeing me get into shape, since he has told me many times that he is a fan of a good, hard workout! He is never short of a motivational phrase to keep me going! We truly are... workout buddies. Thanks Jim!

Lapse - This guy here is a great supporter. Not only did he dig into some of my older hubs, but he religiously came buy to give me a shout out. Never was he short on humor or support! Because of this, I have to give him credit were credit is due. Thanks for being such a great stalker!

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Thanks for the support...

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Thank You everybody

I tried my best to thank everybody who has stopped by and helped along my journey. For those of you that commented, you really helped me out and kept my motivation up. For those that visited and stayed silent, I thank you for stopping by.

I hope somewhere in this series you have found motivation and maybe even a little inspiration. But most importantly, I hope you found some useful information and a few laughs along the way. Thanks for being a part of my journey!

Want More....

It is hard to believe that the 90 days have gone by so fast. Are you anxious for results. Click here to check out Day 90.


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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Danette - Your very welcome. I wanted to make sure I gave a shout out to all my biggest supporters of this series. You were definately on top of the list even though you got really busy in the middle. Thanks for the encouragement.

      And honestly, I am not sure which was more stressful, the writing or the workout. There were times that I got the workout in and was beating the clock with the writing. But I do have to say one thing... it did keep me accountable!

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      Danette Watt 6 years ago from Illinois

      I read this one after I read #90 - go figure. Thanks for the recognition. I've enjoyed reading this series and must say I have no idea how you managed to not only do the workout everyday but also WRITE about it every day. I think I would probably manage the former but not both.

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Myth - It has been a fun journey. For January I am going to try and do the 30 in 30...but I am pretty tired so a break sounds really good. But you have been a great supporter and while others probably realize what I have been doing... when I come back home it is going to be such a shocker for so many. That keeps me going because it will be worth the look on their faces. Hope you have a good New Year's Eve. May 2012 be a great one for all of us! :)

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Daffy Duck - ha ha - I know where to find you... I might have to take you up on the kick in the pants offer. We will see how the new year goes! LOL

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      mythicalstorm273 6 years ago

      Awww you made me want to cry :-) You are so amazing... it has been a pleasure being here for you as much as I can be and cheering you on. I forgot that I didn't comment this morning when I read this. I was a bit confused. lol. Anyways... really really really you deserve so so much more!! I am so proud of you and I will say that 10000000000000000000000000000000 gazzilion times more after today :-) I can't wait to read about your results and your review!!! As of right now though I am overwhelmed with pride for you and what you have done so I need to go take a break while I get ready to take in the new year :-) I hope you have a good New Year!!!

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      Daffy Duck 6 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

      If you ever need any more support you know where to come. If you ever need a kick in the pants e-mail me directly. :)

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Daffy Duck - Thanks so much for the continued support. I don't know if I could have done it without all you guys here backing me. Now hopefully I keep up that motivation in 2012! :)

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      Daffy Duck 6 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

      I've really enjoyed this series BBG. You just kept pushing play even when you didn't feel like it. That's where success really comes from. You should be proud of what you've accomplished.

      The holiday season, sickness, injuries, everything that could get people to stop individually came at you all at once and you kept pushing play. That's pretty awesome!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Real - Can you believe that it is here... done done and done. I just finished taking the pictures. I haven't pulled them up on the computer yet to get the actual comparison but regardless... I will be happy. I have come so far in just a short amount of time... in the scheme of things. And yes... 30 for 30 here we come. Only now I am not sure what I will be writing about each and everyday! LOL Maybe I will have to do P90X round 2. Although I did just pick up Jillian Micheals 30 day shred so we will see what I end up with.

      Glad you have stuck around for the entire grueling workouts. Even if you haven't exercised with me I am sure you got plenty of laughs... which I consider exercise! LOL

      And yes - I got Eli on here... he wrote 2 things and then he started working 2 jobs. Not enough time for him to do much writing. He doesn't really have a passion for it like I do so now he just uses his profile to comment.

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      BBG - THANK YOU! Oh my gosh I can't believe you are nearing the final day!! You deserve a huge huge round of applause! Not only did you stick with grueling exercise regimes and my comments:) haha but you wrote about it for 3 months! Every day and you didn't miss one!!

      I can't wait to see the pictures! Oh and what will you do next! After you rest? Another 30/30 baby and this time I'm in like Flynn!

      I didn't know Eli was writing! Why didn't you tell me this? I have to follow and see if you are making his brain mush! Haha!

      So glad to have been here with you - and while you know I'm not an exerciser I have really enjoyed reading each day and learning from you. I will always be your fan!!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Just Ask Susan - Final day... how exciting. The battery for the camera is charging as of last night otherwise the pictures would have not happened. And couldn't do that! LOL. Now if only I could figure out I did with my picture outfit. I purposely used the same one throughout so you could see the difference! LOL Better get to it. Lazy this morning though... pretty sore from yesterday's workout and stayed up way too late! Nothing like kicking it on the final day!

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Oh my gosh one more day to go. That would be today :) Hope you have your camera ready as I cannot wait to see the final pictures.