FREE SHIPPING ORDERS OVER $100

Free shipping for orders over $100 Australia wide!

FREE SHIPPING FOR VEEP PEEPS

Join our tribe via the 'VEEP PEEPS' tab above!

If you've been following along on Instagram you will know that I've been attempting (heavy emphasis on attempting) a water drinking challenge. The goal is to drink 8 glasses of water a day for 30 days with the mission being to see how my skin improves in regards to dryness and overall health.

You'll also know that I SUCK AT THIS. I generally drink 1 glass of water a day. And I failed hard during Week 1. I generally felt like Jake Peralta in the episode where Amy makes him drink 8 glasses of water a day. Peeing a lot and thinking 'there's water in coffee, right? That counts?' [If you aren't a Brooklyn Nine Nine fan, I'm sorry, we can't be friends.]

Tracking my progress

Day 1

  • Super pumped about the challenge
  • Drank 6/8 - HUGE improvement for me

Day 2

  • Drank 4 glasses.. still an improvement but loosing focus

Day 3

  • 3 glasses.. uh oh I'm getting worse at this

Day 4

  • 1 glass! 

Day 5

  • Probably 1-2 glasses - yep, I wasn't even tracking it anymore

Day 6 & 7

  • Probably 3 glasses over the whole weekend

Thoughts/struggles

Now this week wasn't a total fail. I still learnt a lot and now I can apply it to week 2!

Container preference

For me personally, I found it easier to drink from a glass than I did a bottle. I tried to drink from a 1L bottle each day and I think it just overwhelmed me because it took so long to get to the end. However other people prefer it because they see 8 individual glasses more overwhelming than 2 full bottles. I also think I enjoyed drinking out a glass because I simply prefer glass over plastic and my water bottle is plastic. Also, I have a super cute glass and cute things encourage me to use them. (Yes, I'm basically a child.. no judging!)

Being home vs being out

I realise that you can't drink from a glass out of the house, because, well, that's not practical. I did notice a decline in my drinking on days where I was out and about. I'm going to use a bottle for when I leave the house.

Tracking progress

I'm a very visual person and I also love to do lists, planners, and ticking things off so I was tracking my drinking in my Mi Goals Goal Digger Planner (my life does not function without it). I noticed that on days that I didn't have my planner handy, such as a day out shopping, I drank less water. Perhaps I need a more portable from of tracking. An app maybe?

Mi Goals Goal Digger water tracking

Cold weather

A fellow biz friend (Issy from Seriously Milestones - follow her if you don't already. She's hilarious and so are her kids.), pointed out the fact that I started at the worst possible time - when Melbourne is beginning to get cold. I really do not enjoy cold water or cold weather. I was much less motivated to drink water when the weather was cooler. A couple of people did suggest drinking hot/warm water however I'm notorious for leaving my hot beverages and forgetting about them until they get cold. So this didn't really work for me.

The Results

Skin appearance/changes

So I didn't expect to see much change over the week seeing as I didn't drink that 8 glasses a day. However, I did drink way more than I'm used to. But did it have an effect on my skin?

On day 1 of the challenge I posted this photo to Instagram to document my skin's state:

Day 1 Skin condition

Skin is dry around mouth and over nose, some pimples and dark under eyes. Generally even skin tone still.

I did notice that my skin felt less tight and dehydrated on days that I drank more than 3 glasses of water. My skin felt more elastic. The dry areas around my mouth improved drastically and practically disappeared. However, these areas came a bit dry again on days when I drank very little water.

Overall body feel/changes

So, did I feel different in my body? Other than having to pee literally all the time, no not really. I don't think I drank enough water to say it affected my body or general wellbeing.

Need to pee always

Tips & Take aways

So this is what I learnt in Week 1 and will apply (or try to) to Week 2:

  • Drink from cute glass when home
  • Always bring a water bottle when I'm out (maybe a smaller less intimidating one)
  • Have a more accessible tracker; maybe an app
  • Maybe schedule in the glasses?

Okay so here we go! Week 2!

If you'd like to follow me along (and laugh at me) follow @vee.pbathandbody on Instagram. I'll be posting every couple of days in Instagram stories and if you missed out on last weeks stories there is a highlight called 'Water Challenge' on our profile.

Comments

Leave a comment

Leave a comment