Welcome to my 52 weeks series on trying to be a healthier me! Each week I will be posting one new thing I can try out to be just a little bit healthier! I hope you’ll follow along and let me know if you join in on any of the challenges that apply to you, too!
This week’s challenge is one I think everyone can relate to and something I’ve seen a lot of people talking about recently with their New Year’s resolutions and goals!
Week 2: Drink More Water
It’s no secret that I am not a huge fan of water and over the years I have often suffered the consequences of dehydration! Of course we all know that water is essential for your health, not to mention energy levels, skin and keeping your body clean of toxins. Even though we know all this, sometimes it’s easier to drink some delicious coffee, wine or lemonade! But, I know I need to start drinking more water every day and try to replace some of those other sugary beverages with a glass of water!
One of the ways I have been encouraging myself to drink more water is by trying out some flavored waters! I really love a simple slice of lime in my water, and my husband and I are both enjoying sparkling water with different flavors, or plain with a slice of lime! In case you were wondering- the sparkling water (or “bubbles water” as I like to call it) does indeed have the same hydrating benefits as still water, although you might find yourself burping a little from the carbonation! Just be sure to check the label, because some brands of flavored sparkling water do have other ingredients! We are loving the Dasani sparkling fruit flavors right now!
|(via Mama’s Got it Together, with permission)|
If you want to keep track of how much water you are drinking- there’s an app for that! A lot of my friends have been using the app Waterlogged to keep track of daily water intake. If you prefer a more in-your-face reminder, check out this free printable from Mama’s Got it Together which lets you check off each glass of water for the month! (pictured above) She also has 5 great tips for keeping hydrated- check them out!
How much water you drink per day is up to you! Many people say approximately 64 ounces for non pregnant, non breastfeeding women is a good guideline. Remember, you do get hydration from other liquids you drink and food you eat! My goal is simply to cut some of the “bad” drinks out (such as juice or lemonade) and replace one or two of those with water each day and just to keep myself better hydrated overall! Bottoms up!
What are your trips for drinking more water? Do you have a favorite way to flavor your water?
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