For those of you who don’t know me, I am one of those seasonal health nuts. I get very serious about what I am putting into my body and how much I am working out around this time of the year because I have to meet my unrealistic expectations of looking great in a string bikini. That being said, I have to shed the weight that I put on over the long, cold winter. Admittedly, my sophomore year of college was much better than my freshman year, where I gained what I am calling the “Quad Creek Cafe 20”, but there are still areas of improvement to be had! That being said, I stepped up and signed up for Core Power Yoga’s Bootcamp. Two weeks, 6 a.m. work outs, no mercy. So far, that over all has been going well, but to add to this challenge, I set some goals for myself. One of them being to drink 100 ounces of water in a day, every day for 30 days. Despite the program going only two weeks, I already am a yoga sculpt fanatic, so I do still work out (or try to) everyday. So lets get into it, how is my challenge to myself going?
I broke this challenge down and realized that every morning at my workout, I drink 25 ounces of water while I work out. That was easy, I’m sweating and I need the water to prevent myself from becoming dehydrated. However, the hard part is the during the day making sure to drink enough while I’m just sitting at my desk looking at Instagram and dank memes. It’s really easy to drink water, but often times I would just forget. So I decided that I would get myself to drink my entire 32 ounce hydroflask water bottle before I was allowed each meal. This being said, I cannot eat my lunch until I have drank my entire water bottle. This also helps regulate my hunger, because once I am going to go in an eat, I am less famished that if I would’ve done this early.
Continuing on with my daily journey, the hardest time for me to drink water is in the afternoon. I get off work at 2 and I just want to go to a coffee shop and get a venti something with a double shot of espresso for my afternoon kick. I know how much this is going to dehydrate me, so I am trying to just say yes to more water instead. I have another 32 ounces before dinner. Then while eating dinner, instead of getting something caffeinated or sugary, I just get a water. This adds to my total, and I’m somewhere around 80 ounces during this time in the day. Just for the sake of doing it, I try to finish a whole hydroflask before bed as well, but I leave a good 6 ounces in there to drink right when I wake up.
Overall, this is going to be a long month of getting up every day every 20 minutes to pee, but staying hydrated in the long run is worth it in my opinion. I might not be able to drink 100 ounces every day for the rest of my life, but I want to try to at least get the recommended 91 ounces for women. Cheers to many more trips to pee, and staying hydrated.
P.S. if you’re interested in my super cool water bottle that I am currently obsessed with, you can get it here, I just put a straw in mine and away I go.