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A Gallon Of Water Down The Hatch

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.
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  • SPARKLE1908
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    1884 days ago
    Good job!

    The smaller bottles are a lot less intimidating. :)
    1884 days ago
    I do that too. I bring in a certain amount of 16 ounce bottles to work everyday. That way I know what I need to consume to meet my quota. That's awesome that you got in that much water and have a system to keep yourself accountable.
    1885 days ago
    Great way to get that water down!
    1886 days ago
    emoticon Great planning ahead for your future success with your fitness and weight management goals! Keep Sparking! emoticon emoticon
    1886 days ago
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