I’m trying to drink more water. My intentions are as pure as a mountain stream, but I’m just not getting what I need.
I can have that bottle next to me all day long and not reach my personal goal finishing it five times. My water-drinking mode shuts off when my flip flops hit the front sidewalk after my workout and breakfast. I do remember to drink when I hand my kids their water-filled sippy cups, but it’s just never enough, never as much as I should drink or as much as I want to drink. I need water. I’ve cut out all the crappy, sodas and such. I’m trying to be as active and I can, and I sweat just sitting still because it’s close to 100 degrees with off-the-charts humidity. I know my body needs water. It’s good for my muscles and skin and digestion and circulation and all of the rest of me too. So why don’t I remember to drink it? And I could duct tape my water bottle to my hands (a la the drinking game Edward 40-Hands), but let’s be smart here. I can’t be the only one who struggles with hydration. And I can’t be the only one looking for a solution. I’d love to hear your ideas and ways to get more liquids in your body.
Here’s the solution I’ve found. I made a Weekly Water Tracking Chart, I’ve kept it tucked into my calendar since Tuesday. I am treating my liquid intake like another item on my to-do list. And it seems to be working. Yay! So I want to share it with you.
Here is the PDF: Weekly Water Tracking Chart or you can click on the image below.
Each chart spans one week with space to mark of how much water goes into your body each day. If you’re goal is eight glasses, then check off each box as you guzzle your glasses. If you have a specific-ounce goal, then write down the ounces you’ve taken in. There are two charts on each page to save paper. But if you wanted to be really efficient, you could laminate and reuse your Water Tracker over and over.
Please let me know if this helps. Cheers!