So on my nutrition plan that I was given about a week ago, I was told I needed to drink a gallon of water a day. That is a lot of water! This past week, I have really been struggling to drink that much water. Half the time I get so busy at work that I forget to drink water or all the water has me literally running out the door between periods to use the bathroom. Drinking this much water and being a teacher doesn’t always mix.
These are the steps I have taken to remind myself to drink water:
-I have a glass of water while I cook my breakfast in the morning.
-I bring an 18 oz Brita Water Bottle to work along with a half gallon water bottle to work filled with water and ice. When my smaller water bottle runs out, I refill it from the 1/2 gallon water bottle. I can’t exactly be running to the water fountain with classes in session.
-I have an app on my Window’s phone that reminds me to have a glass of water through out the day. The app is called water reminder and is free for Window’s phones. This helps especially when things get a little crazy at work! However, if my phone is no where near me I do not see the reminder on my phone. Whomp.
-Once I get home, I always get myself a glass of water and keep refilling it through out the night.
I still feel like I am coming under my 1 gallon a day, but I am getting better with this. The hardest part is ensuring I am drinking water all day at work, especially when things get a little crazy.
How do you ensure you drink enough water?