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Taking the Cold Shower Challenge was a good decision

Taking the Cold Shower Challenge was a good decision

Benjamin p. Hardy wrote about taking a cold shower in one of his articles and its benefits. Without much delay, my brother and I decided to take cold showers for the rest of our life. It seemed overwhelming then cause neither of has tested chilled water during the winters.

This simple decision marked a pivotal point in my life.

I always used to think twice before attempting to do an action. With this simple change, I realised I get the courage to do an action without much hesitation.

Apart from creating a shift in mindset, I also observed other benefits. Getting rid of the irritating throat mucus and a blocked nose was one the great achievements of this challenge.

Do I still think to hesitate to take a cold shower? – Yes, I do!

But, that helps me build a mental attitude of taking that extra step needed to make the difference. I am much calm and composed as opposed to the worry wart I used to be.

I started to get up early, which was a practice I wanted to develop for a while. I ensured I practised the keyboard no matter how tired or sleepy I was. I stopped procrastinating tasks I usually get stuck with for a long time. And I can count many such situations I have taken that extra step and won.

I experienced a significant shift in my attitude. I made it a point to get into the swimming no matter how cold it got. Each time I got into the pool, I was able to complete three laps at one time. Today I was amazed at the laps I could do at one time. I was able to first five laps in one go, the next in another go and then I decided just to keep on going for the next 15 laps. To my surprise, I was able to pull it off. It was an achievement but the time in which I did the 25 laps were under 30 minutes which otherwise took me close to an hour.

I am glad I made that decision along with my brother. It has been eight months already into this habit. And I am determined to keep going no matter what.

Winter is coming! Let’s see how many days more can I sustain it.

Now the question is – Are you are ready to take the Cold Shower Challenge?


HIIT Home Workout for beginners – Week1

HIIT Home Workout for beginners – Week1

After a minor injury on my lower back, I decided to work on building my body strength. Of course I don’t want to bulk up. I just want an agile body and ensure I do not fall prey to minor injuries because I am not fit.

A few months back I started working out everyday and it’s feels great to maintain the consistency. To take it to the next level, it’s high I bring structure to what I do and hence this 90 day challenge of #thebodycoach HIIT Home Workout for beginners.

This workout begins with a few warm up exercises and moves on to 4 work outs in the following order:

  1. Running with high knees
  2. Burpees
  3. Power Squats
  4. Mountain climbers

Day 1 was difficult, I could do only 3 circuits. Each requires a 30 seconds of work, followed by 30 seconds rest. For the first circuit I was able to do it but for the next 2 circuits it became difficult, so I ended up resting for 45 seconds for the next 2 circuits.

Goal: 5 Circuits with 30 seconds work, followed by 30 seconds.

I will write my journey of the challenge every week and hope I complete it.

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This is the video showing how it’s done in case you want to take up the challenge.