Tuesday, February 7, 2012

12 Week Challenge: Week 4

How did you do on week 3's challenge to think more positively?  I had good days and bad days but, for the most part, found that I am growing to be more comfortable in my own skin.  I even went to a meeting the other day in old jeans, a sweatshirt and no makeup and it didn't phase me.  Which is huge progress on my part. 

Sorry I've been a little MIA - I've been trying really hard to get more balance in my life.  It's one of my major goals for the year and I've been doing pretty well - but it does require me to stay off the internet a bit more.  So - here is the next step in the 12 Week Challenge.

Week 4: Drink More Water

Another easy peasy challenge that will do you a world of good.  I've noticed that my oldest son and I both need to improve in the hydration department.  He drinks almost no water (or anything else) all day long.  I'm beginning to think it could have something to do with his constant crankiness.  It's hard to feel your best when you're terribly dehydrated.  

I've taken up carrying around a water bottle with me everywhere I go - in the car, around the house, to bed at night.  Remembering to keep sipping from it can be difficult, but I try to take a drink every time I feel thirsty (which is all the time - yay Sjogren's). 

So your assignment for the week is to drink as much water as possible.  They say to aim for 8 8-oz glasses a day, but any improvement is good.  We like to keep a pitcher full of water that we pour from all day - that way we can measure how much we've drunk without having to count glasses.  You could stick a little dry-erase sticker to your bottle and make a check every time you refill.  Or, it might just be enough to keep an extra bottle or cup with you at all times so you're never without a drink. 

Hate plain water?  Add a little (plain) tea, a splash of lemon juice, or dilute juice with seltzer 1:3.  Just drink up!

That's it for this week.  Don't forget to join our facebook page to keep up with your progress :)  

This week's stats:

weight: 122
days I worked out: 1
days I ate junk: 7

1 comment:

  1. I agree about the crankiness and the hydration, that it totally me. I also like to add cucumber or strawberries to my water...it is so good when it is good and cold:)