So, last week I wanted to set a challenge for myself. It’s something I think I want to do for the remainder of the year. I want to do something for a whole week and then from there hopefully I’ll continue it or discover that thing isn’t really for me.
This past week I challenged myself to drink the proper amount of water every day or at least a much higher amount than I was currently drinking. I set a goal for myself to drink at least 60 oz of water every day, but I was hoping to get to 80 oz.
I was actually very successful! I do think it is because I gave myself a range. 80 oz of water when I was really only drinking about 40 oz to begin with was a big jump. Getting an additional 20 oz in a day was tough, but doable.
The first thing I noticed was my lips were no longer chapped or peeling. Go figure, one of my least favorite things could be so easily solved by drinking enough water. It’s not like I didn’t know either. Obviously, you hear about the benefits of drinking water, but I think doing it makes you realize how good it does your body.
I also felt more calm and was less prone to headaches. Hear me out on this next one, I was less thirsty. I know it sounds dumb, it is a little dumb. You know when you get a soda or even a sports drink how you can still feel like you need to drink? Well, once again, surprise, surprise, drink some water and your mouth feels less dry and you don’t feel as thirsty. Wild what water does.
The only real annoying thing with this water drinking challenge was the amount of times I had to go to the bathroom. I was going constantly. There were a couple of times where I thought I was pregnant because I was going so much. I’m not, I was just hydrated. I’m hoping if I keep drinking this way that my body will stop needing to go to the bathroom as much, but I’m not sure. Either way, I can handle going to the bathroom a little bit more if it means I keep feeling this great.
If you are looking to make a positive change in your life, I honestly suggest with starting on drinking enough water daily. It makes a world of difference. In my experience it was pretty much immediately. The next day I honestly felt so much better. My lips have felt so smooth and looked much nicer! I’m so excited about that. Please, do yourself a favor, get a reusable water bottle and drink that water!
My next challenge for myself is daily meditation! It’s something I’ve been really interested in and I want to see if I can fit it into my daily schedule. I’m hoping I can take at least five minutes a day to set aside for myself. My husband is out of town for the month, so I’m the only one with our 6 month old. A little bit of an extra challenge on scheduling our meditation. Tune in next week for that.
Until then, let me know what you think!
What challenges would you like to see in the future ?