In the Mamavation Forums, I saw a discussion another mom started about having a hard time getting herself to drink water. It dawned on me that I do, too – despite infusing with cucumber, lemon, lime, mint, anything, I just don’t always want to drink water. I get sick of it after a while. Green tea appeals maybe once a day. Add that to the coffee habit that I WILL NEVER GIVE UP, and I’m pretty sure I’m chronically dehydrated.
So this week, I resolve to drink more water. If I’m not mistaken, I should be drinking at least 72oz, so that’s 4 1/2 refills of my water bottle. I’ll round it up to an even 5 just for good measure.
I bring this up because 1. it’s summer and it’s getting hot, 2. it’s starting to affect my running, and 3. I had the WORST headache from it yesterday. I’m really surprised it’s just now catching up with me, but since weaning, I’ve been a lot less mindful of my own needs because making sure that Cameron meets his is a feat in and of itself, but that’s a whole different story.
So that’s my big hurdle for the week. What do you do to make sure you meet your hydration needs?