You see, last week, I joined up with some friends for a round of the Game On Challenge. It's a way to incorporate healthy habits into your life, with the motivation factor of some friendly competition. (I did this last year, and you can read a little more about that, here.) I get points for drinking water, but in order to earn those points
I have to drink 3 liters every day!
That is approximately 101 ounces. Which, for me, equates to about 101 trips to the bathroom each day.
Okay, I'm kidding about that. But, really, for me, 3 liters is a lot of water. I'm just not one of those gals who carries her water bottle with her everywhere she goes. I rarely drink from public drinking fountains. And when we go to a restaurant, I'm the only person at the table who doesn't need a refill. I just don't drink much of anything.
I know, I know, that isn't something I should brag about. I'm just lucky I haven't had any kidney stones yet, right? I've probably been on the verge of dehydration for most of my life. Obviously, increasing my daily intake of water is a good thing. But 3 liters is sooooo much.
The other day, right after polishing off my first liter, I took Superkid to a movie. Do you know how many times I had to drag Superkid out of the theater so that I could use the restroom? Four times: twice before the movie started, once during the movie, and once immediately after the movie ended!
(Too much information? Sorry.)
So tell me, water drinking blog-readers out there, how do you survive? This is my first full week of 3 liters per day. Is my bladder going to adjust? Am I going to start seeing the benefits of a dewy complexion and increased energy anytime soon? Am I ever going to actually enjoy drinking all this water?
FYI #1: I rarely ever drink soda, either. I kind of wish I had a soda habit, only because I'm always hearing people say that they lost 30 pounds when they quit drinking soda. I'm sure it isn't easy for them, but goodness, I wish that was all I had to do!
FYI #2. According to the National Institute for Health, you can safely drink up to 8 liters of water a day. I checked, hoping they would tell me a number less than three.
Alright, enough complaining! I need to go chug some water. Bon Voyage!