Alright, I admit it. I HATE drinking water. It is sooo boring. The only time I want it is when I am working out and its about 90° outside. Otherwise, it is torture. There are days that I literally drink one coffee, and nothing else. How bad is that...BAD!! So...how do I increase my water consumption? Challenges and working out.
I know someone on facebook who started a weekend water challenge yesterday. Well, I managed to pull it together...somehow...and drink 1/2 my weight in ounces in water. SNAP that was a lot of water. I managed to get about 22oz when I was working out. That was easy because it was HOT and I felt like I was dying. My first mistake..I didn't start until about 2 pm at work. It's really hard to drink water in my work environment, so I tried my best. Come about 4:30 when I was done, I had drank about 10 ounces. I felt like I was doomed. Needless to say...I jumped on facebook, saw how far everyone else was, and almost gave up. When I got home, I worked out and that helped move me along to about 32 ounces. Whoohoo...I only had 58 to go. OMG that is a lot of water. After working out, I still couldn't get myself to drink it. So...I put some water in a bottle, walked to my soda stream, pressed the button that makes an awful noise, and voila...sparkling water. Over the next 5 hours, I managed to drink the remaining 58 ounces in sparkling water. There is something satisfying about it that makes it 100x better than regular water. I even added lemon to one or two glasses. I did about 12 ounces at a time, and each time I drank it, I logged it. I was so happy that I had actually done it by the end of the day, that I got to log on the poll in the facebook group that I succeeded. So that is how I got my water intake in. Now...day 2, the goal is different, but I am still trying to drink water. Today, I decided to try some regular water with cucumber. It is working so far, but I am only about 24 ounces in. I guess it is better than the days I drink no water at all.
Cheers to drinking more water for a healthier self!
My name's Amanda and this is a blog about my story and my life. My hope is to motivate some of you to get going on your weight-loss journey as well as help people along the way. If you have questions about how to get started, or anything else, feel free to ask.