A few years ago I cut out soda completely. That was a decision made more by my stomach than my brain. Carbonation wages war in my stomach; therefore, it must not go there. I now drink lots of Kool-Aid, Gatorade, and sweet tea, with the occasional glass of water when my body screams for it.
Recently, cravings for water pop up more often. Surprisingly, there have been days that the sugary taste of my usual drinks has been unappealing. I am now wondering if I dive into water with full gusto, could I see improvement in areas that frustrate me.
The battle with the dry patch between my eyebrows is constant. Could water be the simple solution? My weight seems stuck, my stomach is fussy, my head hurts, and I waste a lot of time in the bathroom, not to mention the gassiness.
If I give my body what it needs most, just maybe I could add productive time to my day, become a nicer person to be around, and start doing back flips across the yard. Okay, back flips may be a bit much, but a few minutes gained by winning the battle of the dry patches or being able to focus, rather than trying to see through the headache blur, could be advantageous.
Off we go for 30 days…water only. Let’s not get too crazy though. This task needs to be realistically doable. Therefore, infusing water with herbs, fruits, and veggies is acceptable. Bottled water with no additives is allowed. However, sugar, sugar substitutes, preservatives, and artificial flavorings cannot enter the ring.
I will be posting my honest results as the 30 Day Water Challenge progresses. In an attempt to be fair to the water, I will not make any changes to my diet or currently limited exercise routine. The goal is to measure the impact of one simple change in my lifestyle...the impact of drinking only water.