Where’s the bathroom?

On Monday night, I read this article that someone posted on Facebook. The gist of the article is this: a lady attempted to drink 5 pints/80oz of water a day hoping to solve her headaches and poor digestion issues. So I told my husband we should try this… My reasons are for improving my skin and I’m hoping that the excess water will curb my sweet tooth a bit while I try to lose a few pounds. He’s just trying to drink more water (not necessarily 80oz/day) because he needs to drink more water. Men.

Drinking more water than you’re used to is hard – in more ways than one. I feel like I need to purchase Depends adult diapers… constantly using the bathroom is driving me nuts. And it’s only Day 1!!! I’m going to push and see how I look and feel at the end of the day. I’m hoping to make this part of my lifestyle. I used to drink a lot of water but it tends to slow down during the colder months because I go for warmer drinks. From the article I learned that tea can be included because it acts like a diuretic. I drink a lot of green tea blends and Earl Grey tea but I go for Chai tea lattes during this time of the year. I will cut back and make some changes there.

The other hard part is not eating like you want to. You have a delicious meal in front of you, but when you’re drinking more water than usual, you can’t enjoy as much as you want. I like food so I had to insert that line. Today, Day 1, I couldn’t stand to eat as many sweets as I’d like. Bummer.

The constant  bathroom usage.

Holding yourself accountable for how much water you’re drinking is interesting for beginners, especially when it comes to this much water. We have some tall glasses and I made sure I measured how much was in each glass that I can know how much I’ve had or need to have throughout the day. I’ve got water bottles for when I leave home. I’ve also been using my Fitbit app to help me by logging how much water I’ve had per glass. I just fill the glass and finish it (it’s about 23oz per glass) before adding more.

As of 11.59am on Tuesday I consumed 83oz of water and it was not hard. This is doable. I’ll come around to the bathroom aspect in a bit but I’m looking forward to seeing what I can achieve over the next few weeks. I’m also reducing my flour intake and trying to work out two extra days outside of training with our Trainer.

Cheers to be healthy!


A New Challenge

I decided to do a little spring cleaning in my closet. I have this container of clothes on the top shelf in my closet that I went through and pulled out everything I know I’m no longer going to wear. After that I went through my skirts and shorts. Next was what was actually hanging up in the closet. I decided to pull out stuff I won’t wear and I realised I had a lot clothes (mainly dresses) I hadn’t worn yet. So I put them on one wall and left everything that I have worn on the other side (my closet isn’t big but it’s shaped weird). When I was finished, something hit me – most of the clothes are for Spring/Summer so why not create a little challenge for myself – I’ll limit myself with my clothing purchases (shoes and accessories are allowed) but I have to wear everything in there at least once.

I’m not even finished with sorting clothes. I still have clothes on the guest bed and in an under-bed bag to go through and other drawers but for the most part I don’t think I will need to purchase anything for my Spring/Summer wardrobe.  This will also give me the chance to be more creative with how I wear my clothes so I don’t feel like I’m wearing the same thing all the time or have the same look.

It’s also nice to do this because I often feel like I don’t have enough space but it’s hard when you have wardrobes for different seasons. Sweaters take up so much space and that means I have to be very selective with what I’m going to store somewhere else especially if I know I may be needing it soon. For example, I couldn’t pack all of my Summer stuff when Fall/Winter rolled around because I was going home (80F-90F weather) so now most of the clothes on the guest bed are from that trip. But I want to go through everything before I decide where they are going. My Spring cleaning is a little early but with this head start it should hopefully get easier as time goes on.

I’ve created a little wishlist of accessories that I’d love to get before the end of the year. I’ve decided not to spear any expense because I want these to be timeless pieces that last and aren’t worn out by the end of one season. I’ve got two other huge items that I’m going to keep secret for now as I don’t want to get too excited about it then I don’t get them lol, but these I know I’m getting for sure!

  1. A travel tote – Michael Kors “Hamilton” Large tote
  2. A regular tote – L.L. Bean Boat and Tote medium bag
  3. Black Ballet flats – Tory Burch “Reva” flat

So here lies my challenge to you as well – (unless it’s really unique) try to skip on the spur of the moment dress and go for accessories, something to go with that piece at home that you bought last year but haven’t worn yet <– that’s my goal. I’m definitely a spur of the moment buyer but I’m going to stop and just try to save up for my more expensive purchases one time. A deal is a deal so I’ll definitely keep looking out for them and so should you ;).