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Monday, March 03, 2003  

Water, Water

Made my exercise goal last week. Got my Bloch hip warmers. They're just adorable, with the cool rubber tag on the leg. Oh yes. I'm a ballerina.

This week's goal is its own reward. I'm going to drink, drink, drink. And to try to develop a drinking habit.

I stink at drinking water. Oh I'll make an effort, and keep it up for maybe 3 days at a time, maybe 4, but then I lose it.

It's just one of the new habits I haven't yet locked in, but I really need to. So this week, and maybe next week too, I'm logging H2O.

There are so many rewards for drinking my water:

*It'll keep my bladder, which can be cranky, much happier. Nothing quite so good for your kidneys and bladder and urinary tract as a steady flow of urine.

*It'll keep my digestive system happy, happy.

*It'll help keep me warm. It's cold here. It's really cold. Being well hydrated helps warm me up.

*It'll make my workouts more productive. I veel be strong like ox.

*It'll help me push icky toxic metabolic leftover sludgy slimey garbage outta my bod. Don't want toxins. Don't need 'em. Gotta sweat 'em out, breath 'em out, pee 'em out.

*It'll help me think more clearly, and perhaps avoid writing sentences like that last one.

*It'll help keep me full.

*And more stuff I can't remember right now, because I'm dehydrated and a bit foggy.

Here's what I'm going to do to try to get better at water drinking:

*I'll drink a glass every morning as soon as I get up, and another before I go to bed (I can do that and sleep through the night, but many of you should maybe settle for a half a glass before bed.)

*I'll keep a full bottle in my car, filling it up at work and at home.

*I'll keep a glass on my desk at work, and walk around with it while schmoozing and meeting with officemates.

*I'll drink a full glass before every meal.

*I'll wean myself to one cup of coffee per day.

Okay? Okay. I recommend you take on the water challenge this week or some week soon.


Why drink water
How much water
No you can't get your water from coffee and tea

posted by Julie |
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