Daily Archives: July 21, 2011
Water that is.
I’m not sure where you live – but it’s kinda warm out lately.
Scratch that. It’s CRAZY hot out.
The hotter it is, the more we sweat… even when we’re not trying to sweat, we need that water to flush our systems. In July, in Kansas, I can almost look out the window and bead up! Normally I refer to my sweating as “glistening”… as I’m usually not a person who sweats a lot. However… lately I have been sweating a ton.
How about you? Are you drinking enough water? Add in a workout or other external factors, nursing, pregnant, sick, climate, altitude (and if you’re drinking other things like alcoholic or other diuretic drinks) you need even MORE water for your body to stay hydrated.
Your body is 60% water. So what do you think affects the scale the most day-to-day? Do you think you really lose and gain pounds of FAT that quickly? It’s more likely the shift of water in your system.
Did you know that when you feel thirsty, your body is already dehydrated of the water its needing? Sometimes people even mistake thinking they’re hungry, for their body actually being thirsty. This is ONE of the reasons drinking more water will help you lose weight!!
I’m thankful we live in a country where access to clean water isn’t an issue! We really don’t have good excuses.
I’ve often heard other people say they “don’t like” water or forget to drink it enough. They fill the void with other drinks that will dehydrate their bodies and contain, sugar, chemicals, caffeine, and alcohol.
We can do the same thing with God. We can just “forget” to spend time with Him… and slack off thinking it’s really not that big of a deal. Just like we can drink the wrong things… we can often fill our lives with things that pull us away from the very One who we need most.
We need to be purposeful in drinking our water and stay committed, as we continue growing in Him, through His Word.
I drink about 20-30 ounces of water with breakfast, the same for lunch and dinner. I drink some before I work out, while I workout and before bed. My goal is about 80-100 ounces of water for my body size, and external factors.
A thoughtful friend even got me a “HYDRACOACH” water bottle for my birthday to help me track how much water I was needing each day. It’s pretty fun because you program it with your weight, and it tracks the percentage of what you’ve had… to help you get a handle on it and monitor that you’re not falling behind! The children love letting me know what my “percentage” is for the day.
Share some of the ways you remember to drink H2O throughout the day! How’s the Truth Pack coming along?? Nope… I’m not letting it go that easy!
“As a deer longs for flowing streams,
so my soul longs for you, O God.”