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Today, one of the things I aim to accomplish is to drink enough water. I live in a state of dehydration- most days running on coffee alone. Yes, I realize that this is terrible.
So…I’m working on it. I know on the days that I have consumed the right amount I feel soooooo much better. Why not do it every day, you may ask? I could come up with a million different reasons. None of them really all that great.In an effort to “talk myself” into drinking enough each day, I’m listing a few reasons of why I should get my daily quota:
Humans are 60 percent water so it affects our digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.
Water is essential for the kidneys to function….so it makes sense that you’re more likely to get kidney stones if you don’t drink enough water. (both of these two reasons seem pretty crucial to well being….)
When dehydrated, the skin can become more vulnerable to skin dryness and wrinkling (so, that explains my wrinkles…and I was pissed that my expensive skin care wasn’t working)
Water is used to lubricate the joints (I can certainly feel the difference in my joints when I drink more- yes, already at 34 years old thanks to dehydration)
Drinking water when you think you’re hungry may be the fix you need to avoid that unhealthy snack.
Water is the cheapest drink you can get- even if you have buy it. Cha-Ching! Frugality in its simplest form right there.
Drink a big glass of water when I wake up before working out
Drink another glass before I let myself have my first cup of coffee (I know this is going to be a hard one)
Drink another glass before I have lunch
Drink another glass before I have an afternoon cup of coffee or snack (can you tell I like coffee???)
Drink another glass as I’m fixing dinner
Drink another glass before bed
These are all big glasses so six should be plenty in combination with the fruits and vegetables that I regularly eat that also have water content. Did you notice there’s a bunch of befores in that list? Carrot and stick folks- thats the way I’ve got to roll with habit changes.
Here’s a few more things that I’ll be doing to help me:
Use crystal light one or two times to keep it not so flavorless
Drink warm water with lemon. This makes me feel classy. That may be weird but that’s ok.
Have a yeti, knock-off yeti, or water bottle with you and full at any time.
Drink a few sips after every call I make (since I’m in sales that’s a lot every day).
Order water with lime from Sonic rather than a fountain drink. Or just avoid Sonic works too. Again, frugality and health often coincide.
Eat healthy. Eating healthy makes you want to drink more water and drinking more water makes you want to eat healthier.
So now I guess I better go get back to drinking more water…
Another confession- I have motivational challenges getting up and working out. I can’t figure out why because after I work out, I always feel great for the rest of the day. Whatever it is, I overcame it this morning and worked out.
Since I started working out again I’ve been alternating between running (maybe it should be considered jogging) and doing workouts at the house using a workout app called 8fit on my iPhone. I really like it. When you start it, goes through your lifestyle and what you want to accomplish and then does a physical test to see what you can actually do. Then it creates a workout plan.
I really like it because it’s easy to use and allows me to work out at the house easily…because leaving four kids at the house alone isn’t an option right now.
It also will plan your meals for you, although some of the meals are way more ambitious than I will ever do with everything going in here. Although, I think they’ve got some great ideas and you can easily alter the meal plan to fit your neeeds.
You can also sync it with your Apple Watch if you have one, which is nice. I just started using that feature so I’m not sure how well it will work or if I even need it to sync. Time will tell.
Anywho…if you need somewhere to start that’s not overwhelming for working out at the house, I would recommend this program. It’s $60 a year I believe for the pro-plan subscription. For me, it’s cheaper and easier than a gym membership so that’s my justification and I’m sticking to it.
Happy Wellness Wednesday!
Disclaimer: I am not receiving ANY compensation for this review. These are 100% my own opinions and experiences.
I’m branching out here with Wellness Wednesday in an effort to be a well being. So, for starters, what is a well being? I think that this is a very personal question but, for me, being well means the following:
Keeping my mind active and constantly learning
You may notice that I left off happiness. That is because I think happiness is the end result of one or more of these things occurring.
This post got a little deeper than what I originally planned it to be but I think it is a good reflection and reminder to us all.
With that said, today has gotten started great for me. Here’s why: