12changes: drink more water.

2 January 2012

So. It may only be day 2 of the new year, but I learned some good lessons on NYE… Mainly, 4 bottles of champagne is a lot to drink–even if you are sharing them with an entire funk band. (Still not sure how I managed to get away without a hangover.)

Anyway. With it being 2012 it’s time to start of my 12 Months 12 Changes challenge. (Which, if you missed last time, each month we’re making a not so dramatic change, which by the end of the year will result in a dramatically different life.)

My January 2012: Drink More Water. (This is where I picture my friend Jacob applauding me and saying FINALLY.)

I like water, but well, I don’t really like drinking just plain water. People say it does have a taste, but you go out and grab a bottle of Deja Blue and compair it to Dasani. (Result: why do people drink Dasani?!) In the summer, yeah, I love really really really cold water, but I’ve been told that’s not good for you–or maybe it’s just not good for singers. I have no clue. Anyway. I don’t like water. It can taste funny and it just makes my stomach feel extremely heavy.

However, I realize regardless of that, I need to drink more. I drink a fair bit of teas and juices–and yes, at home I love me some Tang… but I don’t just drink water. The reason why I’m kicking off the year with this one? Because I want one full year of turning this into a habit. What’s the point of becoming more active or joining a sport if I don’t have a solid base of OMG NOT DEHYDRATING all the time? I sometimes joke that I’m in a constant state of mild dehydration, and I’ve done nothing about it. It seems like something small, but it’s time to make sure I don’t do some serious damage to my body by putting it at risk.

How am I going to make this happen? Besides the obvious of just DRINK MORE WATER, I want to make sure I get no less than 20-ounces. I realize that’s still less than I should be drinking, but I know if I set it to 32 right at the get go, I might just up and quit again. Plus, 32-ounces of water weighs a lot and that’s a pretty big water bottle to carry around. So I’m going to put my target gift card to good use and get a new bottle. (I’ll probably still use my vapur bottle, but sometimes that bag is hard to hold onto.) I figure a pretty new bottle that I’m excited about will make me want to use it more. We’ll see how that goes.

So, cheers to the new year! Are you participating in 12 Changes? Any goals or resolutions for the new year?

  • ria

    I’m participating in this too! I think it’s a great, easy way to make changes 🙂 sometimes a little bit of flavoring to the water will help, a squeeze of lemon or a little bit of juice. I carry around a water bottle with me everywhere.

    • Erini

      I definitely plan on getting some fresh limes for my water… (today I had to add a teeny tiny bit of tang to get through that dasani bottle–seriously, that’s is my least favorite water EVER. Hate that they add crap to it, even salt!)

  • Ezz

    Howdy! Just saw your comment on The Bloggess’s new post – and well, I have a habit of picking up new and interesting blogs to read via her comments (not in a creepy way, I swear!). Just wanted to say hi – and I love your resolution (for lack of a better word). Drinking water is just one of those things that we all say we’ll do more of – but usually fall off the wagon. Good for you to committing to the plan!


    • Erini

      Thanks Ezz! (And can I just say, I don’t normally read The Bloggess, but that one really struck me!) Day 2 of this water thing was hard (Day 1 didn’t exist–I mean, I drank water, but yeah that day was a gimme day)… but Day 2 was sabotaged by a bad water brand. (Seriously, this might be the month I rip on Dasani non.stop.)

  • I find it easier to drink water when I have a bottle next to me. I’ll take little sips here and there through out the day as I’m working, and it really does add up.

    Also, hate Desani. HATE.

    • Erini

      I’ve got the bottle next to me, but it didn’t help that I got a malt for lunch. I was having an “EAT AWAY ALL THE STRESS” moments today… ugh. now I feel gross.

      But I’ve been doing well so far! Finishing my bottles and refilling them!

  • Love the goal! Drink more water definitely *should* have been one of my goals this month, but I didn’t think of it til JUUUST now ha! But seriously, good luck & can’t wait to see what else you do this year!

    Oh and thanks for the comment on my blog, it’s always fun to meet other people who are taking part in 12 Changes 😀 I’ll definitely be keeping up with yours now!

    • Erini

      I had a good friend give me a great heart to heart about water actually. Well, and taking care of myself. But what he said really stuck with me–a lot from that trip really gave me a lot to think about. So starting simple with water. 🙂

      And I love keeping up with everyone’s 12Changes. Even if it’s only been 4 days into it.

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