30 Day Water Challenge: Week Two

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Week two into my #30DayWaterChallenge and I’m feeling great! As promised, here is a quick update on my water journey.

Before I began this challenge 1 week ago my morning went something like this: Wake up, stumble downstairs to the kitchen, immediately turn the Keurig on, and have a cup of coffee. It’s pretty much the same now, but instead of #butfirstcoffee, it’s #butfirstwater. Opening the refrigerator, grabbing my water bottle from the bottom shelf that I filled with water the night before taste oh so good!  It is so refreshing.

50.7 oz bottle of water I drink from during the day.

50.7 oz bottle of water I drink from during the day.

I’ve heard  before that when you wake up in the morning you should have a glass of water but I rarely ever did that… I always went straight for coffee, but not anymore. I crave water in the morning. Once I’ve had my water I do still have a cup of coffee but instead of two or three cups I only have one. I just don’t have the same desire to have multiple cups of coffee any more. I only have one cup a day and the crazy thing is during this last week a few of those days I only could drink half of the coffee. I think the water gave me a boost in energy. Instead of relying on coffee to wake me, my body actually only needed water to jump-start my day.

My Skin:

I don’t really see any difference in my skin, but that’s ok. If my dark circles don’t get better, its all good! Thats what makeup is for! haha! No, but seriously I know that by the end of this challenge my skin will be thanking me. My skin will be more hydrated just like the rest of my body.

#30DayWaterChallenge: Week Two

#30DayWaterChallenge: Week Two Picture taken with my camera at 6:30 AM Monday 1/26/2015

Overall Feeling:

This #30DayWaterChallenge has been really good for me. I like the fact that I am accomplishing something every day. Even though it’s something small it’s a motivation tool. I push through drinking the water everyday even though sometimes I don’t feel like it!

I made my goal this week. Well, actually I exceeded my 128 oz per day goal, except on Saturday.

:)

🙂 Example of one of my completed days.

On Saturday I wasn’t as focused on drinking my water as a should have and I didn’t complete the challenge. I only made it to about 100 oz of water.

Saturday I didn't make my goal of 128 oz of water :(

Saturday I didn’t make my goal of 128 oz of water 😦

That night I went to a bday party and had a few  “mocktails”, and OMG the next day I had a horrible headache! I think it had to do with the ingredients that were in the “mocktails” : sugar, sparkling cidars, fruit juices, & different types of sodas. I know that each “mocktail” I consumed contained a lot of sugar , and during this first week of the challenge I haven’t had anything to drink but water, coffee, and occasionally I had a Crystal Light after I completed the water goal for the day. Nothing with a lot of sugar. Sunday, I got back on track.  I took medicine to rid the headache and finished my 128 oz goal for the day. The headache hasn’t returned since.

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I am excited to complete this week and update you all next week. I want to hear from YOU! What is your relationship like with water?

Until Next Time,

xoxo

Alysha

@discovercharmcity

The Author

Awesome! Alysha January is the Marketing Manager from the Historic Charles Street Association and co-owner of Busheler's of Baltimore. She is an activist who is very passionate about creating equality, inclusion, and diversity throughout the community. She created a blog and instagram account called Discover Charm City to highlight Baltimore’s small businesses, local food scene, and her personal life-style. Alysha wants to show others how to live, work, and play in Baltimore and beyond. Alysha also host women empowerment events she calls, Gap Pal Events. She invites women to come connect with other women from the community in a safe open environment.

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