So apparently, fluids are important. At the time I wrote my last post I was probably twice as bad as I should have been because I had forgotten to drink any water (or juice, or milk, or ANYTHING) for a day in a half! What the?? Who does that? You know, I got to thinking that our bodies should have a built-in timer to tell us when we need to drink something...oh wait, they do! It's called thirst! Haha. I guess I don't really make the best choices when I feel terrible.
It's a good thing Matt caught on, because finally he was like: "How much did you drink today?" (Nothing) "WHAT?? How much did you drink yesterday?!" (Um, half a Mountain Dew). Then he went and saved the day by buying me these! Best thing that's ever happened to me. I feel sooo much better now.
It makes me feel really guilty that I did that though. Honestly, I've been treating my body like a trash can lately. See above for an example. It's just kind of hard to eat healthy or get fit when you're not overweight, because people see a skinny girl watching what she eats and they start thinking about eating disorders and all that nonsense. But then when I eat junk food all day I get the jokes about "Ohh, that'll catch up to you" or "Keep that up and you'll be 300 pounds next month!" ...it's just hard for me to find a balance sometimes. Which is weird, because I'm a Libra.
All that to say I recently downloaded the Livestrong calorie counter app (It's like My Fitness Pal but I think the design is cleaner) to keep a list and be aware of everything that I'm putting into my body. Immediately this forced me to cut out soda and juice because obviously I want to spend those calories on things like chocolate when I could easily just switch to water. It feels like budgeting, but for calories.
I think I'm going to start keeping track of water as well because I do NOT want a repeat of last weekend. Since then, I've researched how much water my body needs (excellent article here) and made sure that I've been getting enough. It's a world of a difference! I get most of my water intake in the morning because I set a goal for how much I want to drink by lunch, then for the rest of the day I just drink when I'm thirsty and it usually adds up to the appropriate amount. PS - Dasani drops are the BOMB. Do not try ANY other water flavor enhancer, the rest suck.
Just for kicks, I'm gonna close this post with a video of this guy talking about rain for those of you that haven't seen it because it's funny and we were just talking about water anyway, right?
Seriously though, it was much needed ;) Praise!