by JDR Instructor Jessica Tuggle
Baby, it’s HOT Outside!
Aside from the heat, summertime brings with it a lot of awesome things—longer days, family vacations, relaxing by the pool, grilling out with friends & of course, watermelon (YUM!) the list goes on. But, with all the fun summer activities comes a little added responsibility to play it safe and take good care of yourself. I know one thing I struggle with is drinking enough water during the day. Did you know that by the time you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated?! I have recently made a conscious effort to drink more water & I can already tell such a difference! Here are some of the things that have helped me incorporate more water into my day:
Be aware of how much water you are actually drinking.
I can recall days when it would occur to me late in the evening that I had not had any water that day (soooo bad, I know). Coffee, Diet Coke, unsweetend tea, yep, drank all those, but not one ounce of plain ol’ water!
I spend the majority of my day in & out of my car, so any bottle of water I carry with me in the morning is 102 degrees by noon. I needed something to keep my water cold because who wants to drink hot water? Ugh. Until…did y’all see all the experiments that people were posting on social media a few weeks ago comparing how cold the the Wal-Mart brand stainless steel tumblers ($9.74) kept your drink compared to the Yeti tumblers ($39.99)? Apparently the $9 Wal-Mart cup was giving the $40 one a run for its money! I had to see for myself. I don’t have a Yeti to compare it to, but I will tell you that Wal-Mart brand stainless steel tumbler keeps ice all day long. Even in my hot car! I leave my house every day with my knock-off Yeti filled with ice & enjoy cold water all day long! (Brandy loves hers too!)
Sara, Antonia, Danica and Lindsey also both love the S’Well brand stainless steel bottles for keeping their drinks cold all day! You can grab these locally at Target, Chocolate Paper, and Provisions (which also sells Yeti’s).