I’m not great about drinking water in general, but I am really horrible about it in the winter. I get in the habit of only drinking coffee during the day and then a glass of nuun with meals or workouts. (I love nuun and would drink it all the time, but I don’t think I need that many electrolytes, plus the stuff is not cheap.) I think I’ve been kind of dehydrated for the last few months.
I’ve tried all the suggestions:
- Carrying a water bottle with me all the time
- Filling all the bottles I’m supposed to drink at the beginning of the day
- “Rules” about having to drink before I eat or every time I walk through a room
None of them stuck for more than a few hours a day.
Finally, I’ve found something that is working for me and has worked for 5 days so far.
Meet my Dr. Seuss glass!
I actually have 6 of the Welch’s jelly jar glasses that I’ve had forever and the boys used to use at meals (they’ve graduated to bigger amounts to drink at meals.) For the last five days, I pull out a fresh glass in the morning and fill it with cold water. I keep it on the kitchen counter and every time I walk through, I take a swig. Since my kitchen is between my main level and the basement stairs, I walk through a lot. The big difference between this and other items I’ve tried is that it’s only 8 ounces. The water stays cold. And if I feel I’ve not been drinking enough, it doesn’t take much to knock back a whole glass. (I knew that my beer chugging skills would come in handy some day LOL).
So, that’s my tip of the day and how I’m finally managing to stay hydrated. How do you get your H2O in?