Challenge Eve: Wondering about Water
Friday, January 05, 2018
I don't consider myself a blogger, but here goes. The "Living the Good Life" goal for Week #1 is 8 cups of water daily. "Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my!" Truly, it's the scariest goal of all for me.
Last summer during the 5% weight loss challenge, I made the goal for the two required weeks. After all, it was a really hot summer. I even wrote my first blog about it. I later deleted that blog because I felt like a fraud. I couldn't maintain despite my "just drink it" mandate.
I've tried it all: filtered water, sparkling, flavored, iced, and hot. It's always a chore. I hate sipping it, and I can't stand dragging a bottle along me, except to the gym or out into the field. I stand by the sink and chug it, just to get it down.
I don't drink sodas, juices, or high calorie beverages, unless I'm relaxing with beer or wine, but even sweetened cocktails rarely tempt me.
I like black coffee and black tea, the caffeinated variety, but can only drink small quantities. I can tolerate a cup, maybe two, of decaffeinated/herbal varieties. But without enjoyment, I'd rather not drink anything. I understand why it's a healthful behavior, but it will never come naturally to me. (Eating food, on the other hand, is wonderfully easy!)
I just don't get it. Why is it so hard?
I WILL give it my best shot; that's the point of accepting a challenge.