Wednesday, December 10, 2014

30 Days of Water Challenge: The Results

It's been a month since I started the 30 days of the water challenge sponsored by Just Grow Already and Relaxed Thairapy. The challenge was simple, drink at least 32 oz of water a day for thirty days.

On the surface, it seems like a easy challenge. However, drinking enough water has definitely been an issue for me. With an overactive bladder, due to a predisposition to uterine fibroids, I subconsciously avoided drinking liquids to alleviate my discomfort. But with the many benefits of drinking water (clear skin, better circulation, hair growth, etc.), I wanted to give it a try. I made it my goal to drink 48 oz of water (6 glasses of water) a day.

My handy water bottle. I made it my goal to drink 2 of these every day. 

The benefits:

  • Clear skin- My acne breakouts have been almost non-existent. I get an occasional pimple here or there but nothing compared to what I had before.
  • No migraines! - Because I was dehydrated most of the time, I often suffered from migraines on a daily basis. But, since I've made an effort to drink more water, I haven't had any migraines. 
The downside
  • Increased trips to the bathroom during the day and at night, even with me drinking my last bit of water before 7:30 p.m. This is not that much of an adjustment since this is something I deal with already. 

I would love to increase my water intake to about 8 glasses a day over time. I know that my body needs it, so it will continue to be a priority for me.

                                 How much water do you drink on a daily basis?

Until next time!

~Adventures of a Nappy Chica

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