Friday, August 15, 2014

Summer days.....drifting away.....

Well here we are in the waning days of summer. I can't believe it's the middle of August already. I hope you found some time to refresh, recharge, and rejuvenate this summer. If not, there are still a few weeks left, so make time for yourself. Grab that book you've been wanting to read and hit the lounge chair by the pool, lake, beach or backyard deck. Pencil it in your schedule and make it a priority. Grab a cold beverage to sip while you are at it.

Water is one of the best beverages for your health. One of the challenges I have is getting enough of it. Did you ever notice that people always say they drink a lot of water. But how much do they really consume in a day? It's probably not enough.

Water is filling, hydrating, and needed for all the metabolic functions to work properly in the body. I'm not going to get too scientific here, and you will always find reports, studies, & opinions that contradict the amounts of water needed daily. Let me just tell you that I follow a lot of Facebook groups and blogs, and a common comment I hear, especially among those trying to lose weight, is that the weight loss is accelerated during the weeks where they really made a conscious effort to consume at least 8 - 10 glasses a day.

To encourage myself to drink water through out the day, I have tried many tricks. My latest one is filling a beautiful dispenser with a whole pitcher of filtered Brita water. I add some fresh cut lemons, mint, or sliced cucumbers. You can make it the way you want. Some frozen or fresh berries will give you a hint of flavor. The goal is to drink it, and it just seems more palatable and fun when you jazz it up.

So grab a cold glass of water and take some time to enjoy these last lazy, hazy days of summer.

They will be gone before you know it!

Thought for the day: Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. ~Sam Keen


  1. I have a glass of ice water next to me all day. I love water, and I swear by it for my skin. I am in the sun way too much, but the water helps to keep it from aging too badly.
    I have loved this summer weather, but I have to say, it may be OK to have Fall coming on. I wanted to tell you that my friend that I do Zumba with gave up wine and lost 12 lbs. She's not wheat free, but wine free. I'm so proud of her and she looks great too. We all have our vices....mine are many!

  2. Your waters look so good. That is all I drink all day - after my morning coffee of course.
    Enjoy the rest of your summer.