Did you know, your body is made up of 60% water and you cannot live without it.   There are many tips and tricks out there, but here are 15 quick and easy ways to help you increase your water intake:

  1. Buy a leak proof water bottle and carry it around with you.  
  2. Don’t like the taste?  Infuse it! My favorite is lemon but click here for creative ways to improve the taste of your water
  3. Determine how many glasses or bottles of water you need to drink and wear that number of elastic bands around your wrist.  Every time you finish the glass/bottle then take off the elastic (or switch wrists).
  4. Keep track of your water intake:
    1. Download an App on your phone or wearable (if applicable)
    2. Make a tally sheet at your desk
  5. Create a challenge in the office
  6. Set an alarm
  7. Drink a glass of water before every meal
  8. Buy a 2L (or bigger) bottle and fill it up in the morning and don’t go to sleep until it’s empty
  9. Make it a habit.  Drink water when before you do common tasks that are already a habit, such as brushing your teeth, or directly after you use the bathroom
  10. Go to the gym.  When you workout, you sweat. When you sweat, you get thirsty!  
  11. Pour a glass of water as soon as you get home and leave it on the counter where you can see it
  12. Have water on your desk at work at all times
  13. Take your water bottle out of your bag and put it in the cup holder while you are driving
  14. Have water during your meetings
  15. Eat water based foods, such as cucumber, watermelon and grapefruit

Don’t stress yourself out if the day is almost over and you have yet to drink any water. Let’s simply aim to become better than yesterday.  

Cheers and happy hydrating.

Comment below if you have any other tips or want to share your favorite one from the list!

Your lifestyle tour guide,

Girl on Fiber

Before we know it, we will be setting goals for 2020. Wait…what? How dare you talk about 2020, it’s only February.

Question: How long have you been looking forward to the start of a new year, moving away from all of the obstacles and challenges and getting that fresh start a New Year brings?  If you’re like me, then you were (and maybe still are) very excited.

I’m here to offer you some encouragement, because although a New Year often brings peak motivation, you have 365 other motivational check-in’s. We should always be happy to wake up in the morning, because it’s a new day!   Don’t wait until Monday…today is your day!  

Did You Know:Only 8% of people actually keep their New Year’s Resolutions

(Read More Here.  A great article on setting realistic goals for the New Year if you are struggling).

I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news.  This statistic even discouraged me a little.  Now that we are aware of the reality, what are we prepared to do about it?   How do we prevent falling into the 92% of people who give up on a goal they set during their motivational peak?  

ANSWER: Find a support system, someone to hold you accountable to your commitment.

If you don’t have a specific goal, that’s OK. Having the desire to live a healthy and active lifestyle is positive change that will benefit your life tremendously.  Committing to being more active, making healthier food choices, getting enough rest, taking care of yourself and doing things that make you happy, will all add value to your daily living.  

Your journey is unique and I hope you are able to find some encouragement and motivation during your reading.   I also encourage you to offer your own experiences and suggestions as well.   Together, we can accomplish so much more, so subscribe to our Blog today and let’s empower one another to create lasting changes!