Wednesday, 12 February 2014

#210: Drink 2 litres of water a day for a month

A few years ago, my New Year's resolution was to drink more water because I found I was going days, weeks even, without drinking any water. Last Autumn when I started cutting back on my caffeine and coffee intake, I tried to replace my coffee with plain water. It didn't make much of a difference however and no matter how well intentioned I was, I found that I still wasn't drinking water.

With the onset of cold weather and my coffee banishment in high gear, I turned to hot water with lemon, and this seems to have worked. I'm seemingly drinking my own body weight in water now, going to the loo more and going through lemons/lemon juice like a bar tender at a lemonade festival.

My co-workers admittedly initially raised an eye when they saw me pouring lemon juice into my water first thing in the morning, as more than one thought that I was spiking my water with wine and getting a literal jump on the day. After a few embarrassed explanations, however, I've now settled into a new morning, and daily, routine. A routine that ensures I'm more hydrated and healthy.

This is one change that I plan to try to continue into February and beyond for as long as possible.

Photo credit: Sea Wave/Shutterstock


  1. I drink that much water every day, sometimes more. I've been doing so for years and I feel great. This is a great idea for a blog. I love all the hope that comes through in your writing. Cheers!

  2. Fresh lemon? Sounds good to me :)

  3. If you want a variation, try water with 8 slices of cucumbers, 4 slices of lime and 4 slices of lemon. Tastes great!