Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Challenge #1

It's Tuesday! And we're off! Hopefully we all get off to a great start. If you have posted here or at my main blog that you are interested or considering, I have sent you an invite to the blog. You'll need to accept it before you can create a post here.

This week's challenge: Drink an extra 8-ounce glass of water a day.

Remember that keeping sufficiently hydrated is key to flushing fat from your body. Gross, I know, but keep on drinking the water anyway. There are different formulas for figuring out how much water you're supposed to drink, like take your weight in pounds, divide by two, and that's how many ounces of water you're supposed to drink. Frankly, I don't think I could drink the gallon of water that I'm "supposed" to drink according to some people. My target these days is to drink 64 ounces of water every day (which is an average goal), so this week I'll add another 8 ounces to that and go with 72. It's warming up out there, so if you're out walking or just spending time outdoors, remember to take some water with you and stay hydrated!

Another thing to remember is to drink your water throughout the day. Have you ever watched the ground after a really dry spell, when it's so dry the water initially just runs off the top? But when there is a little moisture in the ground, the water seeps in and refreshes the parched earth. If you try to chug a bunch of water once or twice a day and neglect your water intake throughout the day, you'll probably end up having to run to the bathroom a lot. But if you space it out, sipping it or taking a few swallows at a time instead of guzzling it, more than likely you'll find that your body is more able to make use of the water and you stay more hydrated.

Everyone is more than welcome to go ahead and post how you're doing with your goals and what not.

Welcome and good luck!

P.S. If one of your goals is to exercise or something 4 or 5 days a week, you can choose another goal for the other days of the week so you still have a chance for the bonus points every day!

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