January is always a month where people start a diet, detox and make and break resolutions after a little too much Christmas excess. I'm no different and since January 1st I've been aiming to drink a minimum of 1.2 litres of water a day and take a little time out to pamper myself and relax. I ended my year feeling bloated and exhausted due to all my commitments.
My ultimate aim is to get into a exercise and diet routine and drinking more water and staying hydrated is a very important factor in that. BRITA contacted me before Christmas to ask me if I wanted to join their BRITA Boost Challenge and I jumped at the chance. I need to give up alcohol for the month of January, drink more water and spend a little time focusing on the reasons why I drink.
BRITA sent me a Hydration Hamper containing BRITA filter products and some other lovely extras...
There are loads of reasons why you should rink more water some of which are:
- Water Helps Energize Muscles -When muscle cells don't have adequate fluids, they don't work as well and performance can suffer leading to muscle fatigue.
- Water Helps Keep Skin Looking Good - Your skin contains plenty of water, and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss.
- Water Helps Your Kidneys - Your kidneys need plenty of water to cleanse and rid your body of toxins.
I've also got a few more things to help me feel good on the inside:
I've also got a few things to try out to help me look good on the outside too:
If I think I look good I have more confidence and confidence is a key reason why people drink. I'm hoping a pampered and glamarous me wont feel the need to drink to boost confidence.
Throughout the month I will be taking part in challenges which will get me thinking about the reasons why we drink and ways to avoid it. People chose to drink from some of these five reasons - taste, socialising, confidence booster, relaxing and for the buzz.
Confidence Booster - We all love a bit of Dutch courage but BRITA will be teaching me some confidence boosting tips so I don't feel the need to reach for a drink.
Relaxing - A glass of wine after a hard day at work is a great way to unwind but not really the most healthy option. I'm going to try out a relaxing therapy to unwind.
I'm really looking forward to this challenge, I always make New Year's resolutions and fail to keep them but I think a dry January and drinking 1.2 litres of water is something I can stick to.
Are you on a health kick this January? How will you be staying hydrated?
I will be updating you on my progress with this challenge once a week so keep checking the blog for updates. If you're going to take up the challenge of drinking 1.2 litres of water a day let me know how you're getting along in the comment section below.