Thirsty Thursday: Get Your Drink One

Thursday, November 5, 2015

One of my biggest downfalls for 26 years of my life was not drinking enough water. I was obsessed with Coca Cola, drinking at least two cans a day. (HOW FREAKIN GROSS!) Water was my LEAST favorite choice of drink and I'd have anything else besides it - iced tea, lemonade or soda. My only water intake would be at sports practice (which you had to) but immediately after 8 a.m. practice in college the first thing I would crave was a fountain soda from Boulder Cafe on campus.

Back in September 2013 when Taylor and I made our "who will lose the most weight by the New Year" challenge, I quit drinking Soda cold turkey and haven't had a sip since. Being an addict it was not easy. I had headaches and withdraw, my cravings and urges to crush a can were in full force that first week... but it wasn't worth it. The amount of sugar packed in those drinks makes me cringe when I look at statistics now. I was pumping my body with the WORST items possible. I'm sorry Coke, I don't miss you. We...are never ever ever, getting back together.

Since that September, it's been strictly water for me (with an occasional treat of a lemonade or diet iced tea - neither of which I have had since starting the 21 Day Fix in October.)  Did you know you're suppose to drink half your body weight in ounces per day? It's so hard some days to do, and the potty breaks get SOOO annoying, but it is so worth it!

Drinking water has so many benefits:

  • Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids
  • Help Control Calories
  • Helps Energize Muscles
  • Helps Keep Skin Looking Good
  •  Helps Your Kidneys
  • Helps Maintain Normal Bowel Function

For me, I try to drink 100 ounces of water a heard me, 100! It's a lot and doesnt always happen, but i give it my best. I bought a 50 oz Nathans Water bottle and tell myself to drink two per day starting from the minute I wake up to when I go to sleep.

I recently found this awesome water bottle (to the right) that gives you time-of-day check marks to make sure you're on track. You can buy it here. So my question to you is, how do you stay on track with drinking your water? Be sure to comment below!
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