Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Gallon Challenge

I remember in high school when some of the dumb jocks would carry around these gallon jugs of water all day long. They thought they were cool or something. 

I'm not doing that. I'm aiming for something more like this.

Everyone knows that one of the biggest things about being healthier and losing weight is water consumption. I found that last week, while working the golf tournament, I was getting easily dehydrated. So two days ago, I started a challenge.

For the rest of June, I'm going to try and drink a gallon of water a day. (I'm drinking 4 1-liter bottles of water a day.) This isn't healthy for people who don't workout a lot, so not everyone should jump on this one. But drinking a gallon a day has many health benefits for people who exercise often.

It flushes your kidneys and digestive system and hydrates your body, which helps your metabolism function more effective. That's all I need in life. 

The colder the water, the harder your body has to work to warm it up to digest it, essentially burning more calories.

I'm going to try this for a month and see if I see any improvements in my workouts and if I feel like I'm losing any weight, particularly water weight. 

Have you ever done this before?

xoxo, jgp

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