I’m the worst at drinking water. The worst. I could go an entire day without a glass and never notice. So you can imagine how top notch I feel nursing all day, working out at the gym, and not drinking h2o. I feel great. And by great I mean dizzy and shriveled.
So, maybe some of you crave water. Maybe some of you keep a bottle near you all day and constantly sip. But, that doesn’t work for this prune.
Here is what I *try* to do:
Fruit Water: Mix half a bag of frozen fruit + a small thinly sliced lemon in a water pitcher. Fill with…water. Keep in fridge. My wonderful SIL taught me this one, and the kids gulp it too.
Lemonade Spritzer: I think I’ve mentioned before that I am obsessed with lemonade. If water was lemonade, I would have no problems in this arena. But, since I’m parched, I like to pour a 1/4 glass lemonade and mix it with sparkling water.
La Croix: Glorified sparkling water. But, I can take it on the go, and that way I get my hydrogen hydrogen oxygen while I’m hitting the pavement too.
Chug-a-Lug: Mike taught me this one. He likes to fill a glass of cold-ish (not ice cold) water and just chug it straight down until it is gone. He does it whenever he goes in the kitchen. I know it’s better to sip water throughout the day than drink it all in one sitting, but when you’re a walking Sahara, this is better than nothing.
Use a Straw: I always drink water more readily with a straw. Something about not having to strain my poor arms to reach for my beverage. It’s appealing, right?
Download Waterlogged: I did this for a while, and it actually worked for me. You can set reminders to drink water throughout the day and keep track of how much you drink. Maybe I need to do it again…
Use a Graduated Bottle: You know, one of the ones with the ounces written on the outside? I have a 30oz bottle, so I know I just need to drink two a day to be done.
And, now from our audience? A tip to help me sip?