It’s the middle of March. Your New Year’s resolutions have been forgotten. Well okay, not forgotten but adjusted, down-sized or at the very least moved down your highly prioritized list. After all, you are a very busy person. Getting to the kids events, doing the laundry and fixing supper count for exercise, right? You are not exactly sitting around all day eating bonbons. Let’s face it. Most of us have good intentions. We want to feel good. We’d like to look “good” (whatever that is) but somehow everything else takes priority over our own personal quest for health. I get it. Taking care of your family, home and work have to come first right? I mean if you don’t do the laundry or fix supper who will and why should they it’s “your” family?
Here’s the deal. If you don’t take care of you, no one will. No one else can drink water, eat healthy food and exercise for you. Only you can do that. You can get help from the family for most of the other things on your list if you need/want to. However, if you don’t take care of yourself, YOU are deciding that it’s okay that you may get ill or live a shorter life because you did not take care of your body. Is that what you really want? Of course not. I don’t either.
So after yet another lapse in exercising and falling back into eating too many sweets, I’ve restarted. I start with the basics and when I see a little success I add to my list. So 10 days ago now I restarted the drinking water challenge. I actually “upped my game” to drinking 1/2 my body weight in ounces every day. It really hasn’t even been hard. I started drinking 2 16 ounce glasses of water before I’m done with breakfast. Then I’m drinking 16-20 ounces more before noon and again in the afternoon before supper. By the time I drink a glass at supper I’m easily done. I had let myself slack on this front and I am noticing a difference. My skin has been really dry. It’s a bit better. I’ve been more “foggy brained” than normal. (Don’t laugh too much) I feel like that has improved.
So are you ready to restart our water drinking challenge? If so comment her and/or on our Facebook page.
I’m defintely in, Jody. Been drinking at least 64 oz a day, have lost 15 1/2 lbs and am feeling GREAT! Good thing, too…. at my last physical, in January, they did an EKG and discovered that I have had a heart attack. Apparently it was a silent one and I don’t know when it happened. Anyway, I’m going to try to up my water intake and that will be a real challenge for me because I still don’t like water that well!!! I’m “on board” for any and all of your healthy ideas!