Alright, I've confessed. Some would say that's a lot, but I think that great moderation on my part! My favorite soda used to be Mountain Dew, which is laced with tons of sugar...I know, I know. I've heard it all. My downfall is that I HATE water. I've never been one to drink a lot of water. Ask my mom...her solution to every ache or ailment used to be 'drink water' (or take a nap)! LOL. I also have a baby bladder and I hate getting up to use the bathroom; it's so inconvenient. Water makes me do just that, so that's a negative in my mind...unless I'm at home.
Drink only water for a week!
I almost passed out at the sound of the words coming out of his mouth! I'm not one to back down from a challenge, so I took him up on it. To be quite honest, I was curious to see how it would affect my body. Nothing but good things could come from it, right?!?!
The first day wasn't too bad, it was like a regular day. Usually I drink my one soda at dinner time so I was good the first day. Second day, the struggle was real! Instead of drinking more water to take the place of the soda I wasn't drinking, I wasn't drinking anything at all. I would eat my meals without drinking anything. I wasn't doing that on purpose, I just wasn't thirsty for water! By Tuesday night I felt horrible!! Needless to say, I was dehydrated! My girl Erin (at Life Beyond the Well) suggested I try drinking water out of cup with a straw as opposed to out of the bottle and wouldn't you know it, that worked!
The most water I drank the whole week was three bottles. Lol. I was having a bad week anyway and the fact that not drinking soda was physically affecting me made it even worse. I hate to say it but I must be addicted to the caffeine. My boyfriend felt so bad for me he gave me a break from the challenge on Wednesday to have a soda...but on Thursday and Friday was back to struggle city.
I must say that I didn't notice any difference between the week I was drinking nothing but water and any other week. It's not like I'm not drinking no water. I drink water almost every day. There are some days I forget. For instance, the reason my boyfriend challenged me was because he hadn't seen me drink water all weekend. I'm not perfect...I forget some times! I've even tried to trick myself by trying infused water. It didn't work but I tried it!
I know how important water is for my body. I'm working out; I'm having trouble with my hair; I'm getting older; My health is important; and these are all reasons I why I need to be drinking water and will continue to try and increase my water intake.
What are some of your suggestions for a non-water-drinking woman like me??