Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Yesterday I consumed a gallon of water and surprisingly it wasn't that difficult. In fact, I'm quite sure this isn't my first time drinking a gallon of water just the first time I actually realized it. For the most part, I've always preferred water over other beverages so that has been an advantage for me. However, I did take a few steps to set me up for success.
1. Mind trick: Instead of buying a gallon container of water that may look a little overwhelming, I have my 16 ounce water bottles.
2. I calculated how many bottles I need to drink that was equivalent to a gallon and placed that amount of bottles on my desk. (I considered what I already consumed for breakfast and during my morning workouts).
3. As I consumed during the day my bottles started to disappear! I made sure I'd drink before and during my meals/snacks and if I left the office I always have a bottle with me.
In the end, I actually consumed over a gallon since I usually drink water with dinner too. I figure if I can get my gallon in over my 9 hour work day than if I decided to have something more tantalizing to my palette I'm good.