Author: Brandon

  • Day 16: Cold Water Therapy

    I’ve been making a lot of excuses for myself lately. I have so much I’ve done this year and seen good things from, but I’ve stopped – some of it from feeling overloaded and some from giving myself excuses. Taking a cold water shower, even if it’s not first thing has been immensely helpful in…

  • Day 15: Cold Water Therapy

    I actually got out of bed before 530 this morning – hopefully I can do day 2 tomorrow. The water was freaggin cold again today (imagine that) – to the point where I was actually shivering. It may have also been that I made myself stand with my chest toward the shower head while I…

  • Day 14: Cold Water Therapy

    I got out of bed without much time to spare, but I did get my journaling done before I jumped into the shower. I’m getting interested in sauna/heat therapy for the health benefits, not to mention there’s actually a physiological response to being really uncomfortably hot that you can learn to control. Although said response…

  • Day 13: Cold Water Therapy

    I found out the faucet in my bathtub can go colder – I’d assumed the coldest was a quarter turn around the circle of travel. Nope. The water flows really good before that, and the water is COLD. Whew! Mentally I still resist the process like crazy – but then I turn off my mind…

  • Day 12: Cold Water Therapy

    So cold water just isn’t as difficult to expose yourself to after you’ve been outside working in the yard. On the other hand, I did find my faucet will go colder – so I guess I’ve been cheating myself in the mornings I get up – yeah I slept in this morning and then I…

  • Day 10/11: Cold Water Therapy

    I had a really busy couple of days, I still made myself take cold showers including waking up in a hotel yesterday. I realize my willingness to simply be uncomfortable has been increasing in my day to day life. I take a cold a shower all and then all day, my body is feeling a…

  • Day 9: Cold Water Therapy

    Cold water really sucks – making myself get naked and stand in front of the shower head first thing in the morning sucks even more. But on the upside, making yourself do things you don’t want to do, makes it so you have an easier time making yourself do things you don’t want to do…

  • Day 8: Cold Water Therapy

    My son ended up sleeping in, so I had to drop him off at the sitters. When I got home, I took a shower – it wasn’t as difficult to stand under the water going cold at full blast today. The water temp did seem to get warmer, I had the realization if I really…

  • Day 7: Cold Water Therapy

    I made myself get into the shower after taking my son to his babysitter – I woke up late because I was not feeling good last night when I went to bed. I had to turn the faucet back to cold after starting it with hot – because I’m still not feeling the best. Holy…