Cold Shower: Days Three, Four, Five & Six
I cheat. I take a fully hot shower just the way I like it but turn the water to cold for 30 seconds in the middle. I try to stay under for 15-second each side. But most of my body is hanging out of the cold water. I screech the entire time. Matt laughs and tells me my noises are too inappropriate to do this when we have house guests over the weekend.
After 30-seconds I turn the water back to hot and warm up. I find that my face feels really good after the splash of cold and so I don’t hit my face with hot water again. Still, I know I’m cheating. I’m nowhere near the three minutes Dr. Oz’s guest recommended. Half my body is always hanging out of the water. And since I reheat I don’t get the invigorating feeling I got after the first day. But I know I won’t stick to this challenge if I have to get in cold water and stay in cold water. My new goal is to build up the time (and actually get my body in the water).