What Drinking More Water Did To Me

So the last couple weeks I’ve done somewhat of an experiment. Let me explain. I work a full-time job outside of blogging and Instagram. To give a little insight, it’s a job where I’m mostly on my feet all day, speaking constantly, and has very long hours. I don’t mind it though. It pays the bills and keeps me occupied. Anyways, lately I’ve been noticing such a drag in my energy and mood. The past weeks have been rough meaning I wake up late, have no motivation, and can barely work through my shifts. It’s exhausting really.

I knew there had to be a better way. There had to be something I could do differently. That’s when this idea came to be. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I didn’t ever drink water. I did, a lot of it. I just didn’t drink it consistently. I would drink water on the contingency of three scenarios. The first, if I was thirsty (obviously). The second, when I had a pounding headache. The third, during work outs or when I was at work wandering around. It wasn’t a regular human water schedule. You get me? 

To prep you for what is to come, I’ll tell you the new way I began doing things. My goal from the beginning of this experiment was to drink at least, four bottles a day. If I drank more…great! But the goal was four. The schedule was a bottle with coffee in the morning, a bottle at lunch, a bottle after lunch, and one for dinner or the gym.

The beginning strides were easy. I even started drinking more than my original goal. I found myself refilling frequently. It never felt forced to drink more, which was a good thing!

After the first week, I already started seeing results. I felt more upbeat and refreshed. The water, in a way, gave me encouragement to work out more too. My skin was clearing up and stopped being so dry. I was impressed with what I had seen thus far and ultimately couldn’t wait to see what drinking more water each day could do. 

The next goal was six to eight bottles a day. I know right?! Sounds like a ton but after a whole week of feeling like a camel, I truly didn’t mind the challenge. At this point, the results got even better.

Not only did my skin clear up completely, I also started to see a small weight loss! Of course, this was mixed with some physical activity. Even so, I think the water had a part in speeding the process up. Speaking of weight loss, the water I was drinking started curving my appetite. I stopped being hungry all the time and found eating normal meals at normal times made me full enough. That’s something I haven’t felt in a long time!

Overall, I’m now on week three of drinking water non-stop. It’s insane how great I feel. I’m keeping up with my workouts and staying active on a daily basis. Pretty much all thanks to my new found addiction. Doesn’t that sound silly? Addicted to water? Regardless, I hope this post helped you in some way and if you end up trying your own challenge please let me know how it works out! Also, don’t hesitate to share your own feel good! I’d love to try them!

Author: Natalie Grusling

Busy body who drinks too much coffee

2 thoughts on “What Drinking More Water Did To Me”

  1. Thanks for sharing this it was really interesting to read! I have the exact same problem and only drink water when I am really thirsty or working out. I recently purchased myself a water bottle to try and MAKE me drink more water, it has really helped and I have found my appetite has also decreased. I never believed people when they told me I could have been mistaking my hunger for being thirsty! Good luck with keeping it up! 🙂

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