Tuesday, October 29, 2013

5 Tips for Staying Hydrated!

If you follow my blog, or know me personally. You know how seriously I take hydration. Well, as you can imagine, when I found out I was pregnant I went a little crazier about water intake. I couldn't help it - water is just so important!

So here are my five tips for staying hydrated. These tips have helped me stay hydrated when I was on my weight loss journey (pre-pregnancy) and on my current journey (Pregnancy!)

Tip 1: Start your day with a glass of water. 
Especially during pregnancy, I find when I first wake up a glass of water is so refreshing! Also, during my weight loss journey I found that a glass of water helped keep me from sugary cereals and other bad breakfast choices! 

Tip 2: Set a Goal 
Make a goal - if you are a Type-A personality (love checklists, agenda's and planning) creating a goal for your water intake can be a great motivator! 

Tip 3: Use a big cup! 
I purchased the cup pictured above early in my pregnancy for a couple reasons. The main reason was because if I was going to reach my goal of (80-100 ounces of water a day) I needed a cup that I could fill up less often! 

Tip 4: Drink cold water
Drinking cold-cold water helps me actually want to drink it. Yeah, warm water is probably healthier for you - i'm not really sure. I just know that I personally love cold-cold water! 

Tip 5: Mix it up! 
After a workout it's important to replenish your body with water and electrolytes. Right after a run, I really love a glass of cold water, but I've also recently fallen in love with Chocolate Coconut water. So, for my final tip. Don't be afraid to mix it up! 

What are some of your tips for staying hydrated?

Disclaimer: I am not a health professional. These are just a few tips that have helped me maintain proper hydration. Enjoy! 

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