Prestige Water cooler Bahrs Scrub challenge: Drink 2 liters of water every day
"What ?!" I hear you think, "EVERYONE can do that!" The difficulty is also not to drink in the water itself but to persist every day.
You can, of course, run marathons, train for a body building competition or jump through burning hoops. But let's start with the basics: drink water. Make sure you get those two liters every day. Even if you are out and about, have a busy day or if you visit a festival. Will you join me? We go for 2 liters of water, spread over the day (every day). Fill a glass with water quickly and read how I fared.
How much is 2 liters?
To start with, I check how much 2 liters actually is. I work with my measuring cup, pull all my glasses, mugs, cups and bottles out of the cupboard and fill them with water. A good way to see how much ml actually goes in each glass and what that 2 liter looks like when it is in front of me. Oops, a bit more than I thought! But we're doing it for a good cause: I want a sparkling glow, less visible lines in my face (yes, they're starting to come) and feeling more vital. And I want to achieve all this by drinking a little more water. Must be possible right? Why should you drink water when you want to lose weight?
Now that my counter is full of glasses of water, I will start right away. Perfect. I now know how much ml goes into my glasses and I keep a neat record of how much I throw in. Between the glasses of water, I drink herbal tea and before I know it, I already have a liter of water. Today I work at home all day and drinking the water is quite easy. But I am starting to realize that it is very easy to think that you drink enough, while you leave your glass for a while because of a busy agenda or a deadline that needs to be done a bit more than you thought. But for now, the first day has worked! Now the rest of me is still alive.
So I will get through the home working days, but what about the other days? I give various sports training and I often go out for work. I cycle from location to location all day and do not always have the option to fill a cup with water. That's why nowadays I drag a liter of water everywhere and try to think of a time for myself when this bottle should be empty. That goes quite well, although I am constantly looking for a toilet. Take some getting used to. But hey, I wash away all waste with that, right ?! I feel very hydrated (and super happy when I find a toilet).
Especially in the first week, it takes some getting used to. I found out that before the start of this challenge I really did not get that 2 liters every day (while I really thought that!). When you change from a cactus to an aquatic plant, you can imagine that this entails difficult situations. It is a slightly less fun challenge when you have proudly and super hydrated have knocked your water bottle back and then have to ring the bell with a total stranger to ask if you can (very please) use the toilet. Oops.
Planning is key!
Thanks to this challenge, I became aware of how much water I actually drank. I honestly had the feeling that I was absorbing moisture on all sides, while on busy days I only reached half of my goal and I tried to achieve that sparkling glow with a sober 1000ml water. Now that I am used to drinking 2 liters every day, I immediately notice when I get too little fluid again.
What I notice now that I get enough water every day for a month; I feel more alert, I suffer less from dry lips, make a lot of meters from toilet to toilet (profit) and the lines around my eyes seem to be a bit more filled. And that sparkling glow ?! Maybe it came about because I am glad it worked! Keep it up now! Tips to get through the summer COOL.
Here are some tips to help make this 30-day challenge an everyday goal. Will it work? Give it a go!
Start the day with a large glass of water;
Fill a 500ml bottle from your water cooler Bahrs Scrub four times in a day. Drink one before the working day starts, one before lunch, one before the end of the working day and one in the evening;
Place a cup of water on the desk, in plain view. This way you think of drinking water faster;
Drink a glass of water from your water cooler Barhs Scrub with every cup of coffee / tea;
Look at the color of your urine. Is this too dark? Time for a glass of water (the color of Fanta is really too dark!).