The Water Diaries: Week 2

water on the go

If you are just tuning in, I am spending thirty days drinking the recommended eight, eight ounce glasses of water per day for thirty days. Partially I am doing this because I wanted to see how much water I did drink in a day. (it turns out not nearly the recommended dose). I also wanted to see if the touted benefits were accurate and what so much water did to a body. While I will have an end of the month summary, I wanted to check in at the end of each week to talk about some things I noticed.

To be honest, I didn’t think there would be much to say after I got over the initial hump of the forcing myself to consume the water.

Turns out some things did change.

While it was difficult in the beginning of that first week to force myself to drink all of the ater, this week I didn’t find the water weighing so heavily on me as I did that first week. In fact, I have been waking up thirsty in the mornings.

That came as a complete and utter shock to me.

I also found out something interesting. Without going into too much information territory, this week I have my period. It is usual for me to have rather severe cramps at least one day and to get hormonal break outs.

This week, I had neither. The break outs usually start the day before my period does, but this month they failed to arrive and have continued to stay away. while I have had light cramps, they are nothing compared to the the usual. Seriously, I’ve felt worse after doing too many sit ups.

It was amazing.

I went through my routine with a fine toothed comb but I can find nothing else in my routine that has changed since last month except the water. I am currently doing a skin care test with several Annmarie Skin Care products (and loving them actually) but they are targeted towards dealing with fine lines not acne.

The only thing that really changed was the water.

Somehow this was not mentioned in the benefits of drinking more water, if it was, I would have done this challenge a long time ago.

While it is still easier to drink the water during the work week than it is on the weekend, I managed pretty well last weekend. To be honest after this week I am actually excited about continuing. I can’t wait to see if next week brings any changes and if so what they are. Stay tuned.

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