Water Motivation

I have to admit. Dinking water is not one of my favorite things. However, for years I have disciplined myself to drink water with every meal. Occasionally I will drink sweet tea with a meal and usually only at the beach will I treat myself to a fountain cola in a styrofoam cup. 

I start each day with a big glass of water to chug down my vitamins then it’s coffee til noon. I keep a bottle of water at my desk or on the counter at home to sip on throughout the day. Some days I drink a significant amount of water but most days I just forget. 

I have decided that I want to start drinking a healthy amount of water my body needs each day. 
They say “64” ounces. 

I had to start with a water bottle that I enjoyed using (that usually includes a straw) so I headed to Amazon and purchased a motivational water bottle by Keepto. It holds the amount of water my body needs each day. This way I do not have to think about it and wonder if I had enough water today. A whole days amount is with me at all times. Your body will mistake thirst for hunger so if I sip water all day, it will curb my appetite and just maybe I will stop grabbing those Reese's cups from the break room.

I love that I can use it with or without a straw. It’s leak proof and has nice carry strap. Though it’s a half gallon, it does not feel heavy and it’s easy to drink from by holding the built in handle. I get a little motivation from the time stamped indications as I drink throughout the day.

Here are some interesting facts about drinking water.
  • 64 oz is just an average amount. Some people need less and some need more. A person that is active and sweats a lot may need more. Your body will naturally tell you when it’s thirsty so drink water when your thirsty or sip on it throughout the day. Don’t guzzle water just to get the daily dosage over with. Listen to your body.
  • Water curbs appetite.
  • Drinking a lot of water will help with constipation, UTI’s, kidney stones and skin hydration.
  • Coffee and tea count as water.
  • Foods such as fish, meats, eggs, fruits and veggies supply water in your body.
  • You can tell how much water you need by the color of your urine. It should be clear or pale yellow.
Do you drink enough water? What are some ways you motivate yourself to drink enough water?

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  1. I have disciplined myself to drink quite a bit of water, too. I am not one to crave water..I have a couple of girlfriends that do..so it has been a learned habit for me. Love your new 'jug'! xo Diana

  2. I am not a fan of drinking water. When I add in a few drops of lemon juice it helps me to drink more water. I love that cute water bottle.

  3. I've always drank water even when it wasn't the in thing to do. It is the only thing that quenches my thirst. We have well water and it is already nice and cold right out of the tap.

  4. I absolutely love to drink water. All this week that's mostly what I've been drinking. I typically drink bottled water. Since that flood of 2015 here in South Carolina the tap water doesn't seem the same.

  5. I DO NOT drink enough water. I try but just forget. WE also seldom buy water unless the 'taste' tells Sherry, do not drink this stuff. My girl is more dedicated than I and is always eating ice or drinking water. I generally go by my urine color, that is my only incentive. BUT it does get my attention...
    Love your way from a beautiful day in Florida. Heading to NC in 2-3 weeks.
    Sherry & jack

  6. I don't and never have drunk enough water. I like your water bottle! Maybe I'll follow your lead and drink more. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I can relate to your post, as I want to start drinking more water too. I drink it throughout the day and also drink tea, but it's good for the body to have just the right amount it needs. Thanks for the list on here, it was a good reminder.

    Have a relaxing Memorial Day weekend, Lisa.