Mondays can be a little painful to move from the weekend back to work mode, so I want to share a motivational item every Monday to kick start our week. It’s not necessarily going to be about living on one income, although I hope more often than not that it will tie in with that theme. This is motivation in the form of a quote, a story, a video, or an article or book that I’ve read that will maybe give you something to think about, enjoy, and get us going on a Monday, especially on those rainy Mondays.
So, Week 6 of our 10-week challenge. How are we doing? I haven’t started my exercise from the Week 5 challenge – have you? I’m still walking my dog everyday for about 20 minutes, but I really wanted to spend some time each morning learning some yoga – something I can do to stretch my muscles. I know, no excuses. This week I will have to get started.
For Week 6, in the vein of getting more exercise, how about we challenge ourselves to drink more water. I’m a culprit of not drinking enough. I don’t even think about it. Boy, I’m certainly revealing all my bad habits in this 10-week challenge! Let’s aim for at least 4 to 5 cups of water per day.
Staying hydrated can not only give you more energy, help your body get rid of any toxins, and help clear your skin, but it can also help get rid of headaches (migraine sufferers I feel you), help you to lose weight by making you feel fuller, but also it’s free! So, for all of you who want to save money, here’s another way to do it (if you don’t buy bottled water). I like to add lemon and a slice of ginger to mine sometimes. My kids like adding strawberries and lemon to their water which tastes great as well.
The experts say you should drink 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day but my doctor suggests to at least drink a glass of water before each meal and one in the evening, giving your body enough water for the day. Sounds easy. This is one thing I really want to aim to do because I know by the end of the day I’m feeling pretty fatigued and I think water intake would help me to feel better.
So, as the week goes along, let me know if you are keeping up with 4 to 5 cups of water per day. Do you drink more than that, and how does drinking water make you feel?