On New Year’s Day, I’m participating in the Polar Plunge at Lake Lure, N.C.

I’ve always wanted to join the official Coney Island Polar Bear Club in New York, but it’s not exactly cheap to stay near the Big Apple on New Year’s Eve. Regardless, I’m extremely excited to welcome 2011 by stripping down to a bathing suit and jumping into a freezing cold body of water in my home state.

But before I take the plunge, I thought it might be a good idea to start thinking and acting like a polar bear.

Check out the video to see what I mean.