As many of you know, I am a huge fan of taking 30 day challenges. Starting on Tuesday (2 days ago), I began tracking my water intake completely.
For those of you who don’t remember why I started doing 30 day challenges (heck, the name of my blog was “Life in 30 Days” for a little while…man I liked that name), watch the video below from Matt Cutts talk at TED. It’s a great talk, and I think we can all take something away from it.
I have been trying to track entirely too much.
- Weight (daily)
- Body Measurements
- Vitamin Intake
- Blog Ideas
- Business Ideas
How to Track Water
|The App Makes it Very Easy to track Water Intake|
As you can see, I was awesome – I logged every day (and drank a TON of water!
|October was Strong|
|November…I fell off a cliff|
When November rolled around, I tracked my intake a little bit, but not much at all. The days which do have water tracked were mostly incomplete anyway.
How will I do it?
|Love this Water Bottle!|
Is This Supposed to be Hard?
But Why Water?
- When you are hungry, have a glass of water first. Hunger is very often mistaken thirst. If you are still hungry 10 minutes after the water, then go eat something!
- First thing in the morning drink at least 16 oz. of water (if you can only do 8 oz, that’s okay) or up to 2 liters (as David Wolfe suggests). You will be amazed at your energy – you might not even need coffee (though if you’re like me, you’ll still drink it) Often, we get dehydrated overnight, so the water replenishes what we have lost which is making us feel sluggish. Another tip (this one comes from Tim Ferris) is to have 2 Tablespoons of Almond butter before bed. This stabilizes your blood sugar – another cause of morning fatigue for many of us.