OK so this seems like such a silly post but it’s made such a difference lately that I felt I should share.

We all know we’re supposed to drink more water. It’s the #1 tip on every single health and fitness website. But do we ever really follow it? Probably not. At least I didn’t. My morning would start off with a cup of coffee…or two or three. I might have some water at lunch and then switch to tea as I needed the caffeine in the afternoon.

But these past couple weeks I decided to make one small change. Every morning within 20 minutes of waking up, I would fill up my water bottle and take it with me on my hour drive to work. This is before I drink any coffee.

I can’t remember where I heard it but the tip is “Hydrate before you caffeinate.” Or it’s also known as the 20 in 20 rule (20 oz of water within 20 minutes of waking up).

And honestly this small change has made a huge difference. I knew for a while I was dehydrated. My skin is super dry, my lips are chapped. Now that I’ve started this ritual, I’ve become a lot more aware of how thirsty I am during the day. And consequently have been drinking a lot more.

Water bottle

It helps that my tumbler happens to be 20 oz. It also helps that I love it. Seriously it’s so sparkly. (PS it’s from Old Navy).

Anyway, if you feel like you’re struggling with gulping down the recommended amount of water per day, why not try to get some of it out of the way before your morning coffee.

2 thoughts on “Quick Tip Tuesday”

  1. Have you found that it has helped your skin and lips? This winter has been especially rough for me regarding dry skin and chapped lips. I think I’m drinking enough water, but maybe I could do better! And it will give me more excuses to get up and move around at work 😉

    1. No change with my skin or lips yet. But I’m going to keep paying attention and see if it improves. What has improved is…erm…my bowl movements. TMI I know. But as someone who suffers from IBS this is awesome!

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