Getting in water is one of the hardest challenges for me. I typically just don't drink a lot of fluids. So here is what I have learned to do to help. I have 2 water bottles at all times. One in front of me and one in the refrigerator.
When the one in front of me is empty, I refill it and put it back in the refrigerator and take out the cold one. Doing this helps ensure you always have a cold bottle of water around or available for when you walk out the door. If you drink faster than that, maybe add a third bottle into the mix.
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I purchased two 32 oz. Nalgene bottles. Having two bottles means always having cold water ready and available. I also bought a splash guard for these wide-mouth bottles so that I can drink from them while being active without spilling on myself. Finishing two bottles seems like less than drinking 8 glasses of water, but it's the same amount! Also better for the environment than plastic bottled water!
I purchased my Nalgene bottles and splash guards at Amazon.com.
It works for me, and perhaps it'll work for you. I eat 4 meals a day, and for each meal, I make sure to have at least 2 glasses of water; I just take a sip between each bite. By the end of the day, I am able to meet (or go beyond) my water requirement.
Having a 16 oz water bottle helps.
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