The Brita Challenge aka The I-Kick-MizFit’s-Butt-and-Get-My-Drink-ON! Challenge
Posted Sep 30 2011 6:48am
I never turn down a challenge. Ever.
Have I told you I’m a wee bit competitive? Not at everything, just at things I think I’m good at.
And I’m darn good at drinking water.
Not as good as I used to be though.
There was a time I was never without my water bottle. We were attached at the hip. Never to be separated. Home. Work. Class. On walks. In the car. I was constantly sipping.
It was a habit.
Every night I’d fill my bottle half with water, throw it in the freezer, then the next morning I’d fill the rest with water. Off to work I’d go with my trusty companion. If I ran out? Hello water fountain.
It worked for me, but only when I had a consistent daily routine.
Now I’m all over the place. Having a newborn and working for yourself is pretty much the definition of inconsistent.
I still drink water, but not nearly as much as I used to. I just forget. I’m out of the habit and to be honest, I miss it.
I may even miss it more than I realize.
According to Nutrition Today, even minor dehydration can impair your mental health. Degradation of cognitive function and mood begins at a point between 1% and 2% water mass loss.
Maybe THAT’S my problem!
I kid. I kid.
In all seriousness though. Water rocks. It’s just does.
Drink 8–10 glasses of water a day for four weeks and feel the difference it makes. Join us:
I’m TOTALLY doing this and so is my–awesome online blogger buddy turned simply, FRIEND– MizFit . We have challenged each other and will be battling for the next month on twitter. Who will rise float to the top?
Full Disclosure: I am working with Brita to promote the Brita Challenge campaign. Citation: Nutrition Today (Armstrong, Lawrence E. Rationale for Renewed Emphasis on Dietary Water Intake. Nutrition Today, 2010). Studies indicate that degradation of cognitive function and mood begins at a point between 1% and 2% water mass loss.