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Trying to Drink more Water

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!

Comments

    • anna says

      Oh! It’s doubly hard to drink water when your pregnant. You need it so bad, but then you just have to pee so much. I hope the chart helps keep you and baby hydrated. :)

  1. says

    I love this! I am terrible at drinking water. This list is a simple way to remember, and track where I’m at. Most days I can’t even finish my first water. I just carry the stupid thing around all day. Stopped by from SITS. :)

    • anna says

      I know, Adrienne! I wonder why I’m carrying the bottle when I’m not using it. Try the cart. I love crossing off things on my to-do list, so this makes me feel accomplished!

    • anna says

      My personal goal for the week is to drink my 5 bottles full each day. I think being conscious of it, is a great first step!

  2. says

    I love the idea of making it part of your “to do list”. What I used to do is set my timer for a half hour, just as a reminder. When it went off I’d grab a drink, and reset it again for the next half hour. Make it whatever time frame you need – ie. every 15 mins and then take a few mouthfuls. On the go just use your phone alarm or watch.
    Once you get into the habit of drinking on a regular basis you won’t need the timer any more. Worked for me!

    • anna says

      Ha! I wish you could see my to do list. I’m so motivated by it and love the feeling of accomplishment from crossing things off so much, my list includes things I would do anyway like “shower,” “check-email.” AND I put both “wash clothes” and “fold clothes” on their for the joy of crossing more off. I’m a dork.

      Setting a time for water, though, is a great idea. And so simple too! Thanks for sharing.

  3. says

    Why is drinking water so hard! I do the same thing.. glass or bottle just sits there full while I down cup after cup of coffee :) Hope this helps!

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