Saturday, June 12, 2010

My Happiness Project - the health resolutions

trying to drink more water

After reading The Happiness Project, I've been motivated to think more about what makes me happy and take action on that. The first thing that came to my mind was Health. If I'm not healthy, I am not at my best, and not as happy. It's easy to take health for granted, but if you don't have it you don't have anything.

So I'm working on resolutions for the benefit of my health, and a big one for me is that I don't drink enough water. I don't like the way it tastes, and I don't like the feeling of fullness of a stomach full of water. But, water is very important so I know I need to drink plenty.

To try and encourage myself to drink more water, I purchased a fruit infusion pitcher. A friend had one and let me taste the water she had made with sliced cucumbers, so I knew I would like it. It's both tasty and pretty when it sits in my frige. So far I've made cucumber water, which I liked but my husband didn't and which went bad after a few days and tasted like metal, and I've made this strawberry water. The strawberries took several days to really infuse, but after that the water is a very pale pink and super refreshing.

What else should I try putting in the pitcher? And how do you make sure you drink enough water?

1 comment:

  1. Watermelon would be good. I don't worry about water because the information I've seen is that people get plenty under normal circumstances (it's in your food as well as everything you drink), and you just end up peeing a lot when you drink more. What's important for me is to drink water when I'm thirsty instead of other liquids, because of the calories. That's a big goal of mine. I might do that more with the fruit infusion.