This is going to be a quickie post. I’m swamped at work and busy during the evenings this week (THREE nights of line dancing instead of 2 this week!) and my new blog is the thing to suffer.
But I did want to talk with you all a bit about water. It seems that drinking enough water can cure most of what ails you, doesn’t it? It aids weight loss, because sometimes when you feel hungry you are really just thirsty. It aids fitness by replenishing you and cooling you off. It makes your skin look better. There’s more, I know…
I know all this, yet it’s still really hard for me to get in the required amount of water per day. Sometimes it feels like I’m floating, and I get tired of running to the bathroom every 10 minutes. Other times, I just get caught up in what I’m doing and I forget.
I had a flash of brilliance the other day, though, and I wanted to share my idea with you. We’ll see if this helps. A few days ago I got a new tumbler and straws for water at work. (I had used the other ones for juice or something and they got a little moldy in the gasket and I couldn’t get them clean…anyhoo….) Here is my new one:
I was looking at the beauty of its clear plastic insulated cupness and I thought, “Hey, I bet you could write on that.” And then I thought, “Hey, I bet you could use a dry erase marker on that.”
I use the little x marks to keep track of how many glasses I’ve had that day. When I get to four I know I’ve had my quota. And, as a person who makes paper lists just for the satisfaction of checking things off, it’s kinda fun. The marks swipe right off and I start over again the next day.
Do you make sure to drink the required amount of water? Do you have to trick yourself into it, or is it 2nd nature for you?