Thursday, September 6, 2012

Chic Hydration

When I drink the recommended 64 ounces of water each day, I feel great. I have more energy, my skin is crystal clear, I don't get sick--it's such a simple way to stay healthy! But it's surprisingly difficult to remember to drink this much water each day. It was easy when I was still in school--I had a 32-ounce Nalgene water bottle that I would fill up twice each day, and I would drink the 64 ounces easily before the day was over. 

But these days, when I'm not running errands or at Zumba classes or out doing something else, I'm mostly at home practicing, teaching, reading, writing. And for some reason I don't like drinking from a water bottle at home. Water bottles, like travel mugs, are for when you're not at home, and glasses are for when you are. I feel strongly about this! Does anyone else have this weird neurosis?

Anyway, I've found a way to make sure that I'm getting the 64 ounces of water I need. I found this glass bottle (which reminds me of a vintage milk bottle) at Ikea as a way to keep me on track. I fill it up with water and put it in the fridge, and do my best to drink two of these throughout the course of the day. I can pour the water into a glass, which I like, and I don't have to keep returning to the sink to fill up my water glass (8 times--if I'm drinking 64 ounces!). And--it's not a water bottle. It's much more sophisticated and stylish which, for some reason, matters to me even when it comes to water-drinking.

Maybe it makes me feel chic because it looks like something you might find in a French cafe and it's fun to pretend. It wouldn't be the first time.


  1. I have SO much trouble remembering to drink water too...this is a great idea, and I love the look of the bottle :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  2. oh my goodness. I am SO awful at drinking water. but I think if I had a cute bottle to drink it out of I might do better.... :)

  3. I must have this neurosis as well. I should try your technique, because filling up those glasses does get old!

    1. Yes, you should try it! Also, I tried to comment on one of your posts the other day and the comment wouldn't go through--but I wanted to say congratulations on your big news!! You must be thrilled to be growing your family.

  4. Thanks for this....i need to drink more water. well, really, i need to drink less pop! :)

  5. I've never measured how much I drink in a day but this makes me realize that I probably should. Good post!

  6. Not more about our "Cafe"! How embarrassing.


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