A Katyite’s Attempt at Drinking Enough Water
I rank among the middle of the crowd when weâ€™re talking about health.Â My family and I eat healthy meals for the most part, we donâ€™t stock our kitchen with processed foods, and we are careful to keep trans fats out and saturated fats to a healthy level.
However, when it comes to staying hydrated, I really struggle to be healthy.
Iâ€™ve spent most of my life detesting water.Â Itâ€™s just soâ€¦ boring.Â And tasteless.Â And unattractive.
In order to get myself to drink water, Iâ€™ve tried many different tactics: for a while, I only allowed myself something delicious to drink (like a cola or tea) after Iâ€™d had a full glass of water first.Â Iâ€™ve tried adding lemon to my water, and Iâ€™ve even tried using a shot of Kool-Aid to make water more appealing.
Most often, I give up and end up drinking fair amounts of colas, teas, and Kool-Aid.Â Not healthy, I know,
Last night, I was considering this issue I have and how it is one of the primary things keeping me from being wholly healthy.Â
And so, Iâ€™m committing myself to a week-long trial run.Â It is possible that water doesnâ€™t appeal to me because Iâ€™ve always had other options, and because Iâ€™ve never really allowed water the time to satisfy my thirst.
Starting today, I am committing to drinking only water and milk (besides my mandatory morning coffee) for a week straight.Â And, since it is in my nature to just stop drinking if I donâ€™t like what there is available, I am also committing to drinking the right amount of water each day for a week.Â At the weekâ€™s end, next Wednesday, I will assess my attitude towards water and hope to find that, given a fair shot, water can be just as appealing as my favorite sugar-drinks.
Iâ€™ll check back in next week and let you know how it went.Â Iâ€™m fully expecting that once my system gets a taste of what it is like to enjoy health, I will never want to go back.Â Hereâ€™s hoping!
What about you?Â What tricks do you use to help you stay hydrated?Â Post a comment below!