I am traveling this weekend, but the April Showers keep coming down! Today’s post is from a guest blogger, Cynthia, a classmate of mine who is also studying to become a Health Coach. You can find out more about Cynthia at her Facebook page, The Damaskos Way – 365 Days Along the Road to Health and Healing: www.facebook.com/thedamaskosway
Whenever I tell people to drink half their weight in ounces of water a day, I typically get three different responses which I’ll list here along with my tips:
- I don’t like the taste of it: Well, first of all, it must be clean water. By clean I mean no fluoride, no chlorine, all the bad stuff filtered out. What’s left is pure goodness. Squeeze a lemon into it and you have the added advantage of reducing the acid in your body which is a breeding ground for bacteria. By balancing the acidity in your body along with drinking pure water you are taking a huge step to wellness right there!
- I’ll spend all of my time in the bathroom: Yes, you will – at first. See, if you aren’t getting enough water, your body thinks that it is in survival mode. It’s stashing away any drop it can get from food or the occasional glass consumed when taking a pill. But the bathroom breaks will taper off after a while as your body realizes that it isn’t going to die. Really! And most people even lose a little weight! I really think that people must stop thinking that normal body functions are an inconvenience. I just want to say, slow down, sit down, think about all of those toxins that are being flushed out, and sing a happy song! Not that I quote Martha Stewart very often, but “It’s a good thing!”
- I don’t have time or energy to keep track of how much water I drink: Me neither. I believe water should be an accessory. That’s why I carry around a 64oz jug everywhere I go. It’s like my bright green blankie:
My green water jug sits on my desk and I sip from it all day. I take it in the car, onto the tennis court, and shazzam! I reach for it without even thinking and there is nothing left. Just like that. When that happens to you, you’ll know you’ve arrived! Today I went to a nice restaurant with my friends and it was sitting there on the table in front of me. Sort of tacky, but whatever… There’s no telling what is in restaurant water, so better safe than sorry. If you’re flushing out toxins, why take them in at the same time?
PS – I now have a Facebook page, where I’ll be linking my blog posts and sharing other health and fitness tips (and even an occasional Greyhound pic). Check it out – Feel free to contact me here as well about being a guest blogger!