I’ve shared before that I really don’t LIKE drinking water. I know it is important in so many ways … I’ve read about it, been lectured about it, and experienced that a hydrated body functions better than a dehydrated one. And yet, I hate drinking water :(~ If I drink it first thing in the morning, it makes me feel sick; if I swallow a pill with it, I have a hard time making it go down; if I drink too much, I just feel like my belly is all sloshy … Excuses, excuses … but I just don’t like water. :0)~
SO, this year I challenged myself to DRINK MORE WATER some how … maybe by adding lemons, maybe by pacing myself, maybe by buying a pretty water container to use. Well, here we are in APRIL (? is it really APRIL already??!), and I have FINALLY gotten serious about this water thing. It was step 1 in my “getting healthier” plan for 2011. So, it’s only taken me 4 months to get here. Step 2 may not be accomplished til July!!? But this my own “no pressure, at-my-own-pace” program, so it’s ok.
Here’s my new water-drinking program – a convenient 32-ounce water jug and packets of Advocare SPARK. No, I’m not “advoca”ting or selling Spark or any Advocare products; I happen to get them from my friend whose sister is a (I wanted to say dealer?) distributor and gets me this stuff at cost. Spark is a powdered energy drink. DREW BREES endorses it … and hey, he’s a Super Bowl Champion … it’s gotta be good.
So, you put a scoop (or packet) of SPARK in 8 ounces of water – and you should be “good to go” for the rest of the day with energy-giving, focus-enhancing, all-natural supplements – and the secret, just a “spark” of caffeine (so take it early in the day).
My take on it is to fill my jug (32 ounces) and use 1/2 a packet … and that’s all I need. The SPARK comes in several flavors, and I’m using grape. The slight grapey flavor helps the water go down – and I’m giving myself some added, steady energy. 🙂
My next step is to start drinking a second 32 ounce water jug of PLAIN (or lemon) water to complete my required 8- 8 oz. of water/day requirement. And yes, this is all that big of a deal for me to write an ENTIRE blog post about it. This water stuff does not come easy for me … so I’ve really got to plan it out carefully.
What’s next for me: LOSE WEIGHT & EAT RIGHT. But we’ll tackle that – well – maybe in July?! 😉 Actually, that’s an on-going process with me as I have recently gained back all my “baby weight” 😦 I had lost 22 lbs after having Miriam – and now it’s back & worse than ever 15 months after having her 😦 I fear my PCOS is back with a vengence, and with it comes “metabolic syndrome” and insulin resistence. 😦
Any other water-drinking, healthy eating, hormone-helping tips for me as I attempt to become a healthier hausfrau?