Just back in September I wrote a post on the importance of drinking water and hydration and how I LOVE ME SOME WATER yet, some how I am here struggling to drink the minimum of 8 glasses of water. What is happening?
Now that the weather is changing and the temperatures are getting a bit
cooler ok colder, am I the only one that tends to neglect drinking water? In the warmer months, I have water EVERYWHERE and drinking water like crazy. As the temperatures have dropped, I find that my water intake has significantly reduced and my body, my energy and my mood had taken a huge hit!
In the Spring, I purchased the Infused Water Bottle with Drink Tracker from Diatta at Femme Fitale Fit Club. I excitedly and religiously used it with delicious summer fruits and fresh herbs and enjoyed the refreshing and hydrating taste of the flavored water.
As the weather changed and the delicious summer fruits have become not so sweet and delicious, I found I put my infused water bottle to the side and was drinking plain water and was finding it very hard to drink water in recent days.
This week, I dusted off the Infused Water Bottle with Drink Tracker and have decided to make a conscious effort to DRINK MORE WATER!
I found this pictograph very informative and a good reminder to me of the importance of hydration especially in the winter.
Nuun also had some good winter hydration tips for athletes.
I have always struggled with how much water I should drink daily. I know with my activity level, the average 8 glasses of water will not suffice. I Googled How Much Water To Drink Daily and got over 218 million results…WOWSERS!! I narrowed it down to using Water Intake Calculator. After entering my info it came up with close to 100oz of water. At first I was like WHOA!!! but after thinking about it, that is only a little over 4 of these, which is totally DOABLE!
I made a little alteration to the Water tracker by putting a tracker boxes on the lid to help me keep track of how many bottles I drink each day.
I will mark the top after drinking each bottle.
So far this week, I have done pretty well.
Monday: 3 bottles
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday-4 bottles.
This week’s infusions:
Gulp…gulp….I think I am thirsty!
Here are 5 ways I am going to keep hydrated during the winter:
-Drink 80z of water when I wake up in the morning and before I get out of bed;
-Have a few fruit and herb infused water recipes on hand;
-Have my fruit infused water bottle everyday and other water bottles in every location that I am in frequently (in the house, the car, at the office, etc.);
-Install a drink water app on my phone:
-Drink more tea;
Do you find that you hydrate well in the winter? Do you have any tips for winter hydration?
Love the new badge ladies!
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