First, I want to thank everyone who read and commented on my last blog. Thank you SO much for the kind and supportive comments. I want to say too that no matter what your "poison" if you do it with a purpose in mind it becomes magic. Walk, run, swim, crawl, whatever you do, do it with passion and make it magic. Now, on with the discussion. Warning you now...I'm gonna be blunt.
Okay, show of hands, who here is REALLY good about drinking their water? You are AWESOME. Remember that, whatever your day holds, you are awesome.
Now, who, like me, is NOT really good about drinking your water? Yeah, thought so. Glad I'm not alone.
Here comes the TMI and frank part. Have you ever noticed that when you are being good about your water you have more energy? Have you noticed how the pipes work? Both sets? Yeah, have you noticed that even though you are drinking incredible amounts of fluids you aren't really running for the bathroom all that frequently. That's because your body knows what it is doing and will utilize what it is given to the maximum efficiency IF you are doing it on a regular basis. And if you want to be regular drinking enough water goes A LONG ways.
Now, have you ever noticed how being dehydrated makes you sleepy? Have you noticed how your skin gets dry? Have you noticed how when you suddenly start drinking enough water ALL you have to do is pee? Like, ALL DAY LONG, all you are doing is running for the bathroom?
Can you guess why all of this is at the top of my thoughts today. LOL. I've been TERRIBLE at drinking enough water. Literally, TERRIBLE. On Saturday I started a water focus. For three days I've been drinking like a fish and peeing like....well, truthfully, I have no idea where to go with that. What pees a lot? It's been horrible. Up at all hours. When I got home from picking the kids up from school today I cut daughter off mid-sentence and told her "finish that when I'm done, I've GOTTA PEE" and ran in the house leaving the kids to follow on their own. Luckily, they are all old enough to handle that task on their own.
So, why do we do this to ourselves? Why do I do this to myself? Why do I forget how good it feels to be properly hydrated and why do I forget how uncomfortable the adjustment period can be? Memory issues? Possibly. But, that could be attributed to the dehydration issue.
I hereby pledge to drink all my fluids from this point out so I NEVER have to go through the adjustment again. I also hereby pledge to drink extra when I have a strenuous workout or when the weather gets hot. Who's with me?
Who's ready to spend their days hydrated and glowing instead of dry and shriveled?
Get through those first few days and it'll all be good once more. Go....Drink....Hydrate....and try not to think about rivers, waterfalls, dripping faucets....hmm...'scuse me...see ya later...gotta go.