Water is underrated...

On June 23, 2013 I decided that I was only going to drink water.

For the first week, it was like freaking TORCHER! I CRAVED pop, juice and coffee! At restaurants it felt impossible at times to order water when there were perfectly made daiquiris to be had....but I stuck with it!

After a week of drinking only water, I realized how addicted I had been to sugar-loaded drinks.
By week two, I was still craving sugary beverages, but started to notice that my face looked thinner and my skin looked better, and other people were noticing too!
By week three the mega-cravings stopped and drinking water became easier.

& 8 weeks later!!!! I am still going strong! I have days where I would love a glass of wine or a cup of pop/juice, but I remind myself that these beverages have hundreds of unnecessary calories!

What was a 6 wk. challenge, is now a 1 year challenge to go without drinks other than water!

May the force be with me ;) 

My 6 favorite benefits of drinking water!

  1. Weight-loss/helps digestion
  2. Healthier skin
  3. Improves brain function
  4. Fuels muscles
  5. Fights sickness
  6. Improves mood

Can you give up sugary drinks for water?


Always Excuses & Tomorrows...

For anyone that has ever tried to lose weight and eat healthy, I am sure that you can relate to this post.

fitness inspirationHow many times have you said I'm going to go to the gym, or go for a run but come up with excuses like "Well it's raining outside", "I have too many things to get done", "I'll start tomorrow", etc.

"If we wait until we're ready, we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives." #Quote #InspirationDon't worry, I hate to admit this as well...but I do it ALL THE FREAKIN' TIME! "Oh I can eat this greasy burger, I'll just eat better tomorrow"..."I'll start "insert latest diet/challenge" tomorrow!" and blah blah blah.

Excuses and promised tomorrows get us no where! It feels comforting to say them in the moment, but we're going to regret it in the always too near future!

fitnessSo right now, yes...RIGHT NOW! Let's make a promise to ourselves that we aren't going to break! Promise that when we have a plan, we'll stick to it! That when we start making up excuses for why we can't exercise, we'll come up with a solution! It's raining outside? Too hot outside?...Too bad, NO EXCUSES!!! Grab your water, turn on the AC, throw in a Jillian Michaels DVD, dance in your room, use the Wii, or pull out your VHS player and throw in a Turbo tape for all I care!  Just find a way to burn calories and MAKE IT HAPPEN!

:) Have a great day, I believe in you!!