Week 1 Re-Cap of the H20 Challenge

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Week 1 is in the rear view for the H20 30-day challenge and there have been some interesting highs / lows / observations…

Weekly H20 Update

HIGHS (Yipee)

  • Energy ⇑– because it has only been 1 week perhaps we can chalk it up to placebo effect, but I have certainly noticed a difference in my energy levels, especially in the afternoons.  I wasn’t nearly as tired coming siesta time.
  • Lots’o’Walking  – while I have historically struggled to get up from my desk every 90-minutes, I can say that week 1 of this challenge created this opportunity for me – I’m sure my coworkers thought I was nuts – last Tuesday I was practically doing a light jog to the restroom after being held hostage on a conference call with 2 bottles of water finished…
  • Bye bye chapped lips (and dry hands) – gone are the chapped lips (and constant need for chapstick to be w/n a 2-3 foot radius at all times) and dry hands — I could see that my skin felt less dry across the board, from my face (which is generally super temperamental) to my hands

LOWS (or annoyances) 

  • Skipping… (Uh oh it happened) – on Monday this week (Day 7), I made the mistake of letting the day control my challenge and before I knew it, it was 2pm and I had barely had 2 glasses of water all day — the results were the lowest point of week 1.  By 4pm, a nice dull, throbbing headache set in and I felt like I could have fallen asleep sitting in a meeting… Not a good look for Corporate America, or anywhere
  • Timing Those Potty Breaks – yup, annoying more than anything but with a 1-hour commute to work in the morning and a 45-minute one on the way home, it became vital to time the restroom trips accordingly… nuf’ said right?

Interest Fact about Water

The average person in the United States uses anywhere from 80-100 gallons of water per day. Flushing the toilet actually takes up the largest amount of this water. (per FactRetreiver)

Is anyone else giving this a try?

How has it been going so far?

 

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