Our hydration challenge wrapped up last Friday, and personally speaking, it was a challenge! While I did get much more water in than usual, I got in my goal amount of 64 ounces less than I wanted, 8 days out of 21.
I averaged about 48 ounces a day, and found that I got bored with plain water pretty quickly. This was the most difficult thing for me. I used herbal and fruit teas to mix it up, but I craved my hot Earl Grey on the cold winter days. I didn’t get to try the fruit infusions like I hoped to, but that’s still something i feel would help me mix it up in the variety department.
The challenge did help me create some new habits and ways of thinking, which in my opinion, makes it a complete success! Those habits include:
- Being more conscious of keeping my water bottle with me.
- Drinking less sugary beverages and tea
- Learning that I need more flavor variety to meet my intake goal
- Creating a habit of not drinking black tea after mid-morning (a big step for me).
Although I didn’t meet my goal every day, I feel like his was a success because of am drinking far more water than I was before, and overall I’m more conscious of what I’m putting in my body. As they say, perfection is impossible but improvement is success. (Actually, I just made that up, but it *sounds* true).
Next week, I’m kicking off a sugar detox challenge and giveaway. Beginning New Year’s Day, I’m taking on a HUGE goal and attempting to cut sugar from my diet. I’d love it if you joined me! With the start of a new year, we can create new habits to carry with us always.
Did you achieve your hydration goals in December? What did you learn in the process? Share your tips and experiences in the comments!