Being 31+ weeks pregnant during this time of year (and thus, during this weather…) is this really interesting little game of needing to hydrate, yet barely having finished one bathroom break before the urge for another strikes up, all the while feeling like you haven’t had anything hydrating yet you’ve been chugging that water (despite not much room in your belly) like it’s life or death (isn’t it?!)
Do you know how much easier life can be when you get into the healthier habits that help you be your best self?
Like, for example, I’ve been a great hydrater for about 10 years now, which is of course a habit that will greatly help my pregnancy.
No, I did not always drink as much water as I do now, and to be honest, I didn’t always love plain water. But I started, and I built up to where I needed to be.
I let myself FEEL how staying hydrated was helping me in so many ways.
So now, in my pregnancy, where my water intake is crucial because it not only helps ME but my growing baby, it is much easier to be able to reach the target amount.
Being proactive in a calm manner is a lot easier than feeling the need to react in a panicky manner!
Our bodies are largely composed of water, and winter is especially prime time to be replenishing that water, because the dry winter air (and our heating sources!) can lead to winter dehydration, and since we aren’t sweating, we often don’t notice we feel dehydrated!
It’s just as important, if not more important, to stay hydrated in the winter, for a multitude of reasons.
I’m pretty good with getting my water in, but I do love that every Wednesday in my challenge group, we make it a focus to hydrate and award points for doing so – I love that so many of our challengers say it helps hold them accountable to hydrate!
Do you drink enough water? Do you know how much is recommended?
The truth is no, I didn’t always enjoy water and I definitely didn’t drink enough.
And yeah, it was definitely a slightly challenging habit to get into because I mean, compared to the millions of drinks out there with ‘flavor’, why would I choose water?
BUT… with an open mind, I started staying consistent and allowing my body (and mind, and spirit…) to reap and feel the benefits of being hydrated, and I won’t sit here and list the multitude of benefits, but they are plentiful!
And then it became easier… I found myself craving water. I went from never having water with me to basically always having it with me.
Not all habits come easy – and many never get easier. But you were made to do hard things – the payoff is worth it when it comes to the health and wellness of your body, mind and spirit.
Now go hydrate – start your habit! 😊
My fave wellness tip remains the same: drink your water! 💧
I definitely don’t always hit all my marks nutritionally, but the one constant is my water consumption!
Keeping myself hydrated helps me in so many ways (including often keeping me from looking my age 😉) and it’s free AND accessible!
Do you consume enough water?
Drink your water! So many reasons, only a few listed here but you need to be making your hydration a priority!
How do you do with drinking water?
Mmm watermelon… I simply do not care if summer is on it’s way out – I will eat or drink watermelon year-round!
A great snack, easy to make, good for you, portable… so many reasons to make these little babies, especially for those days you need a treat but don’t wanna bust out a whole carrot cake (can anyone actually eat just ONE slice of that stuff!?)
Store these in an airtight container in your fridge and they keep for up to a week! 🙂
Would you try them?