Little Kids and the No Sugar Challenge

"Mom, I want to do a 40 day no sugar challenge." I never expected those words to be uttered by my six year old, but when she did, I was delighted. It never crossed my mind that something like this would be too hard for a child. Little kids are...

A Streak is born, a habit is not: Wim Hof Method Week 3

I'm on a streak everyone! I didn't think I'd make it this far without skipping a day, but here I am 21 days in and still going strong. I must admit though, that I don't feel like I'm developing a solid morning routine. Having little kids who wake up...

Don’t Be Afraid of the Cold: Wim Hof Method Week 2

There's no way, I think to myself as I stare at the running water. I'm supposed to get into a cold shower and I can't. I adjust the knob. The ice cold water is now moderately cold. I step in but stand far enough back that the water hits only my feet and shins. Goosebumps. I stand...

Deep Breathing and Cold Showers: The Wim Hof Method (Week 1)

This year, I've had a hard time following through on my monthly challenges and my once great habits are now not so stellar. In desperate need of a reboot, I went and bought a 10 week "mindfulness" program, and I just completed week one. The program is called the Wim Hof method and...

Always be improving (even when you feel like a failure)

For the first time in my 2+ years of monthly challenges, I quit. I threw in the towel. I gave up. Running was a disaster. I thought I'd be able to handle the short distances and that if I pushed through those first few days, I'd fall in love with...