How can I make drinking water more interesting?
So, I'm almost a third of the way through the challenge and whilst I'm still doing well, the initial flush of enthusiasm is levelling out so I'm having to really keep an eye on myself to make sure I don't let anything slip. As the weather is getting worse it's been more difficult to get out for a brisk walk around the park each day, I even had to resort to cleaning the house one day this week. And it was very energetic because I was trying to fit in as many chores as possible before Dan woke from his afternoon nap.
The other area that I'm struggling with is drinking the 2-3 litres of water that are recommended. I have never been much of a water drinker, I find it a bit boring and it's an effort to remember to keep glugging all day. At the start of the challenge, I bought a two-litre bottle of mineral water that I could refill each day so it would be easy to see how much I'd drunk, and during the first week I was getting through it but I'm finding it more of an effort now.
There's another side effect of drinking all that water: I'm constantly nipping back and forth to the loo. As a new mum with a weakened pelvic floor, drinking lots of water can be high risk! Thankfully Jane's exercise tips include loads of pelvic floor strengtheners so it will all be back to normal soon.
Does anyone have and tips on how to make drinking water a little more interesting? I really need to incorporate it more into my daily routine so any tips would be great.
In terms of results though, I'm definitely heading in the right direction. So far I've lost 2lb and a miraculous 4cm from my tummy measurement. But the success so far is more than just in weights and measures, I feel more energetic every day (despite still being quite tired a lot of the time). I'm also enjoying the feeling that I'm doing something for myself again. Is anyone else finding that the challenge is giving them a lift?
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