1.08.2015

Drink Your Water


How much water are you even supposed to drink every day?  As long as you don't feel thirsty you're probably doing OK.  I remember back from my running days that our coaches said, "If you are thirsty then you are already dehydrated."  Actually, I'm kind of thirsty right now.... 

**Gets up to get a glass of water.**

I know that some people say that they don't like drinking water but I do not understand that.  Water is completely essential to being alive so how can a human being not enjoy it?!  I almost never drink soda.  I've cut juice down to "rarely" and no longer drink milk.  (I use almond milk in cereal and for baking but don't drink it by itself.)  I do sometimes drink kefir but that's more like really thin yogurt so it doesn't quench thirst.  I drink coffee, tea and water almost exclusively, with a responsible amount of adult beverages.  And that's basically it.  I feel like I shouldn't be having a problem with drinking enough water.

Enter the sub-zero temperature happening right now.  I have had two cups of coffee and a third that was decaf.  Yesterday I think I went through enough tea to fill a bathtub.  I feel like I have to force myself to drink water because it's not hot.  I keep my water on the counter and I don't use ice so it's not like it's all that cold.

Anyway, this is the first thing I'm tackling for my health related resolutions this year.  Can someone tweet at me and remind me to drink water?!  The other day I got the bright idea to drink exclusively out of my fancy wedding present glasses thinking that it'll somehow get me to drink more.  I think it's helping a little.  Ha ha!  I'll let you know how I do next Thursday.


3 comments:

  1. Sometimes I feel like drinking from a water bottle helps (I have a 32 oz Nalgene). For some reason measuring it out like that makes it almost like a daily challenge. Maybe your goal is 2 bottles (64 oz) by 8 PM if I only have 8 oz left you better believe I'm finishing that bottle! It might just me, but it's a strategy to maybe try out!

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  2. That is a good tip, Kathryn. I do like a good challenge! Haha. I drink a LOT of seltzer. I also will sometimes put a splash of pomegranate juice in a glass of water. I drink much more this way.

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