I learned today I need to be more mindful of keeping hydrated.
Well, one way I went wrong is I didn’t fill up my water bottle in the morning, or purchase any water early in the day. I sipped a couple cups of water upon waking thinking of all the great articles I was going to upload about foods that help hydrate. (https://www.runnersworld.com/nutrition-weight-loss/a20807701/hydrate-with-these-foods/).
Then reality smacked me in the face and it was off to the rat races to earn that cash.
Instead of happily drinking a couple drinks of water at smart intervals of every hour or so, I realized around noon, after no water at all, I was developing a headache and was thirsty. I tried to think what I was going to do about it and decided upon taking sips from both my hands put together in between cleaning houses (so I wouldn’t dirty anything as I was quickly trying to get things done).
At lunch time I got some sunflower seeds and grapefruit in a cup (lightly sweetened to my detriment because I have always had issues with candida probably because I had an almost deadly case of lead poisoning as a child and there were long stretches of time I could have treated myself better.)
After that house I stopped by my man’s work and he gave me some water. Then I went to another rental stretching out my head, neck, and shoulders breathing deeply and intermittently holding my breath trying to work out my head neck and shoulder pains. I weeded grass in the sidewalk and borders, did some watering after I felt the soil was dry and felt extremely guilty when I saw the round evergreen bushes were loosing there chemical immunity to spider mites due to deydration–I think anyway. Next, I sprayed a natural cleaning oil on the balding arborvitaes, which by the way are starting to bounce back from shaking off the dead evergreen leaves by stroking with the branches like it’s a furry four legged friend, and spritzing water into the foliage. Finally, I pulled out the invasive plants.
As we headed home I puchased some water and offered him some sunflower seeds and water.
My boyfriend went to get kale/Olive oil for me and a sandwich for my son, and I’m heating up corn and Quinoa for dinner. I do hope I can get this headache to go away.
What are some of the craziest things you have done to get hydrated?
Gotta do what ya’ gotta do.
A hydrading meal after a long day of work.
Here’s the original link for the 21 day anxiety challenge: http://loveandmarriageblog.com/11-day-anxiety-challenge/