Wim Hof is a habit that hurts when broken. I do my Wim Hof breathing exercises in the mornings when I wake up, but often, on the weekends, my schedule is broken and I miss a breathing day. Wim will tell you that it is fine to miss a day, but my experience is different.
Missing a day makes me feel sluggish, and my brain feels dull like a beanbag. The daily positive impacts of the breathing, cold and exercises are not nearly as dramatic as they were when I first started, but the negative effects of not re-energizing my body with breath, exercise, and cold are pronounced.
It is a strange sensation of being guilted by my body into doing the things that I want to do. I am not sure if I like these feelings, but I am appreciative for the positive reinforcements my body gives me (even if I don’t always listen).
This week, the cold was no fun. The weather outside was cooler than normal. I fought off a small cold that invaded my family but I was already cold when I got to the shower and my discipline was challenged. Last week was endured and discipline was manufactured. This upcoming week will be better.