i'll give you goosebumps
I did it. For 30 days straight. Cold showers. Told you I'd give you goosebumps.
Why did I do it?
I was tired of being cold all the time.
Why might you want to do it?
A jolt of energy-that lingers through the day
To kick start your metabolism
To get in a better mood
To boost your immunity
After listening to this podcast from Melissa Urban, founder of Whole 30, I had every reason to do it and all the tools I needed:
how long in the shower...... build up to 3-5 minutes
how cold does it need to be.......as cold as your cold shower goes
before or after a workout......before
how to breathe.....alleviate the initial "gasp"
how to make it suck less.......add music
Why did I stop after 30 days?
You will keep doing something when you really feel the effects and the benefits. I did feel an energy boost, I did feel a little less reactive to the cold. But it was another thing to do in the morning. So it's in my toolbox and I will take it out again when I need it.
Why should you start?
If anything above resonated with you, if you are looking for some additional stimulation, and if you are reading this in the hot month of August, this could be a good time to start, to try it out.
And please let me know how it goes.
The more Health Coaching I do, the more I realize that you look for Health Coaches everywhere. You follow people, you visit doctors, you talk to friends.....all for advice on:
what to eat
to be Paleo
to lose weight
to get inspired
to learn how to run a marathon
to homeschool your children
But you need it to work
for your life
at your age
with the amount of kids you have
with the job you hold
with the household you run
with your limitations and preferences
and everything else that makes you, well, you
A podcast can talk to you, but you can't talk back.
A doctor can talk to you, but you need to talk back fast.
A blogger can speak directly to you, but you can only take it in.
If you want a back and forth, a give and take, and some perspective, along with
Lots of love and tons of health,