One of my goals for this month was to cross two more things off my 30 Before 30 list. Hmm, I made a goal to complete some goals… Anyway, here is the first one!
#11. get into a routine of drinking lots of water every day
Simple solution to this one: drink ONLY water! Truth. I have been drinking only water since May 24th. That’s almost 7 weeks, and I plan to continue.
I am super addicted to soda (Coca Cola, I love you and hate you), and if I have one, I will have several, so in order to reach my weight loss goals, I had to cut it out completely. And if I’m not allowing myself to drink soda, I will OD on sugary juice. So that had to go too.
I have never liked drinking water, but now that it’s the only thing I’m drinking, I drink lots! I have a water bottle that I love (enough to write an ode to it), and a fridge that supplies crushed ice and cold water.
I never used to like crushed ice, until I was pregnant with Vanessa and very low in iron. It was the highlight of my day when Carter took a nap, and I would pour myself a tall glass of Coke with crushed ice and watch Lost. I’m not as obsessed with it as I used to be (crushed ice, not Lost, though that’s true too), but I still enjoy lots of crushed ice in my water bottle!
Whereas before I would just drink soda all the time, I have to remember to drink my water. Otherwise, I get dehydrated, and I can feel that happening very clearly now. As soon as I start to feel weird or anxious, I usually realize that I’m just thirsty, so I fill up my water bottle and enjoy the icy water. I always feel better right away!
I know I will not drink only water forever, but hopefully when I do add some juice and soda back into my diet, I will continue to drink plenty of water every day!