Let us be turtles.
Lately I have been reminded again by comments on my posts, by my wife, and by life (hello flu!), that we all should be more turtlish.
Also in the Wim Hof groups, in fitness groups, international, Dutch, German, I see daily posts of the type “I’ve done my training routine for x weeks, I do breathwork daily and x minute ice baths. I was feeling great, but now I always have a snotty nose. What am I doing wrong?”.
Well, here’s the thing:
You are not a turtle. You are a rabbit.
You know the story of the turtle and the rabbit.
The rabbit is sexy, the turtle is not.
The turtle is rich, but the rabbit is not.
It’s easy to get carried away by something new, something cool. Do daily 7 minute ice baths. Do a crazy long drive, have an intense weekend, and drive back to a full working week. Start a new sport and go all in.
Sure, we can do it, but the body will tell us after some time that it was too much. We burn out, get sick, feel that our performance goes down. But we train so hard? What’s wrong?
THIS IS WHAT RABBITS DO!
A short sprint that gets you far ahead, then a little rest, a little distraction, and maybe another sprint.
Don’t rely on intense weekends for your kick. Make every day is beautiful and build up your stamina.
Do a little work every day, but do it over a long time. You will win.
Be a turtle.
PS: A claim without a proof is just a ramble. Good job the internet exists. Here is my proof: