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Live Well: Drink More Water


Fact about me: I’m obsessed with self-improvement and life optimization (hence my love for non-fiction “self help” books!). While I am definitely capable of contentment (and feel rather content most of the time) I love thinking about how something in my life could be done better or more effectively. With that in mind—and the words from this book still swirling around in my brain—I had an idea that I hope will appeal to you gals.

It’s simple—small, achievable, one-week challenges that help us live better, healthier, happier lives. My vision is that a new goal will be posted on the weekend and we’ll begin on a Monday, spending 5 days doing whatever the challenge is, and having the weekend following to reflect and assess if it’s something to continue doing because it makes us feel better, or something to chalk up as an experiment and leave behind. I was tempted to make this a 30-day thing, but really, even that seems like a long time! Anyone can do something tough for 5 days, right? And of course, as I said, if it’s something that is helping us to live well and we’re feeling awesome as a result, then we’ll have 5 days under our belt to kick start a brand new habit.

You in?

First up, let’s get hydrated. The challenge for the week is to up our water intake to 2-3 liters a day. I did this while I was pregnant and I swear it’s the reason why I never swelled up. These days, I struggle to remember to drink enough water, even though I know it’s important (especially since I’m still breastfeeding). To help me remember to drink enough water, I’m planning to use my trusty 1L BKR water bottle, but of course that’s not a requirement. Whether it’s leaving yourself post-it notes all over the place, buying a pretty new water bottle, or setting an alarm on your phone to remind you, do whatever is most motivating to you to sip on more H20.

Here’s to hydration!

P.S. I’m going to start a hashtag for this new series so we can all share images as we do the challenges and make small steps toward living better. Be sure to use #TBNlivewell when you share snapshots of you getting hydrated this week!

Image via Lindsay Letters


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    August 9, 2015 at 9:53 am

    I haven’t been drinking a much water as I should be so… Challenge accepted! Doing a one week mini challenge will hopefully be the kick in the pants I need. And this seems so much more attainable than a month-long program. Ill be using post-its and a 1L Nalgene to track my progress :)

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    August 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    I love this idea! Ill be joining in!

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    August 9, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Count me in, too!

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    Sarah Beth
    August 9, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    I’m in! Great idea!!

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    August 10, 2015 at 10:36 am

    I’m in. I love this idea of small attainable goals. Thanks for letting us tag along.

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    August 11, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    I too love the nonfiction “self help” category! That’s all I have on my kindle! I’m in…albeit 2 days late.

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    Alys | A Girl Who Reads
    August 13, 2015 at 5:06 am

    Fabulous idea, I am in! Drinking water is definitely something I am trying to get better at so love the idea of the challenge

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