Week 4: Drink Water

Fitness & Nutrition

Does anyone else feel like the minute you try to improve in a certain area, everything works against you?!?  How did you all do on getting more sleep?  I did great for a day or two…then my little sister went into labor, so one night I only got 2 hours of sleep while waiting for that little stinker baby to be born (who came 15 hours later by c-section!) .  Then my husband was out of town and my kids kept staying up late.  THEN, my little 6yo Juliet got a nasty laceration on her forehead and we were up till midnight at the ER.  Come ON universe!  But, I did get enough sleep to remember how good it feels to be well rested.  And that was enough to get me motivated! Plus, I got a new cute nephew!!  I posted a pic of his darling little baby mug on my Instagram!

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So, I was getting frustrated the other day that my weight has only see-sawed the past several months or so…no real progress.  But honestly, I can definitely tell a difference in my fat/muscle ratio since I’ve been exercising regularly and working on cutting out the garbage in my diet.  I always forget how good it is to feel strong, especially after months of skipping exercise and indulging a bit too much.  I love feeling powerful, even while doing my everyday chores and kiddie hauling.  

I’ve got lots of work still but progress feel really good, right??  Ok, ready for this week?!

WEEK FOUR CHALLENGE

Drink ONLY water!

 

Some of you keep telling me that soda is your ultimate kryptonite so I’m interested to see how you do this week!  This hasn’t been a challenge for me for a while but I can always use a good reminder.

Remember: drinking water (just like any healthy habit) can make you feel really good…but it may take a while to get feel the benefit outweighs the sacrifice.  If it really doesn’t taste good to you at first, try adding fruit or mint and keeping it on ice.  And just try it for a week!  I bet even a week off soda, tea and juice would be enough to feel differently. Try to stick with it!  By the end of the week you’ll start to develop a taste for it.  When I’m really thirsty, soda and juices just taste gross to me.  I’m only satisfied by a big, clean glass of water (and I don’t even drink mine cold anymore!  I know, I’m such a weirdo).   

And if you need a reminder why soda is so awful (especially diet!!) then read some of this, this or THIS!  Yikes!

Happy drinking! (ha!) 

Week 5 is this way!

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    Erika
    April 5, 2016 at 8:15 am

    I know what you mean about set backs! Last week I looked up some HIIT training to go along with my interval running. I was doing pretty well and then this weekend the two kids and I came down with some sinus crud and my ability to breathe during exercise went out the window! On the plus side, since I did spend yesterday laying around on the couch I feel better rested! 🙂

    This week I am catching up on Week 1 and cutting out the sugar. Luckily I don’t have to be able to breathe to do that! And drinking lots of water will help speed recovery along so hopefully I’ll be able to get back to the exercise soon!

    Congratulations on your new nephew!

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    Audrey
    April 5, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Well, finally a challenge I can successfully accomplish! I only ever drink water…and a cup of tea here and there. And I drink it room temperature too.

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