Project Scale Down: Day 8 & Water

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A Cup of Water a Day …

I’ve read that drinking a large cup of water first thing in the morning is good for your system, helping to get things moving, rehydrating the body, flushing toxins and aiding the digestive system, all of which can improve metabolism. So, I’ve been trying to have a cup of water every morning the last several days. My goal is to drink it before my morning cup of Jo’, but that hasn’t happened every time. However, even if I’m drinking the coffee and water at the same time, I feel that it’s a step towards my ultimate goal. According to this article on Livestrong.com, hot lemon water may be even better in aiding all of the above. So, I might try that next.

Motivation:
In other news, I started feeling a little sick this afternoon … slightly scratchy throat. I also started feeling down. I have no idea why, really … and no, it wasn’t that. *lol* I think that I’m just feeling a little overwhelmed as I have a lot to do in the next several days. Anywho, of course this meant that I really wasn’t feeling like exercising when I got home. However, this little 28 day challenge is really making me push myself beyond the mental hurdle that often is the only thing standing in the way of working out.

So, while sitting on the computer procrastinating on Facebook, I received a notification of a new post on the wall of our FB Group, 28 Day Workout Challenge*. Christabel of Chy’s Curlz wrote, “At the gym now. I know you ladies will kill it today!” I huffed a sigh of, “alright, alright,” but that was just the little incentive that I needed to get off my keister and get ‘er done.

*Feel free to join our group if you’d like a little help staying motivated!

Day 8:

  • 26 minutes on the treadmill (warm-up, 5 min. increments 2.0, 4.0, 6.0 incline @ 3.8 mph, cool down). 

Bonus:
Those endorphins kicked in a few minutes into my walk and I got a little mood lift.

On another note, isn’t there’s really something really rewarding about finally getting your money’s worth out of an expensive piece of exercise equipment that sat collecting dust for years?

Time for a shower and then, The Biggest Loser! ‘Night ladies!


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  1. I read the same thing about drinking a cold glass of water first thing in the morning to get your metabolism started. I had gotten away from doing this but I notice that I have more energy when I do drink a glass of work as soon as I wake up. Now if someone can example the why adding lemon to your water is beneficial I may incorporate this too.

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  2. I have been trying to drink 80oz of water per day. I need to start early in the morning, like suggested because I drink a bulk of my water in the late afternoon. This in turn has me having many sleepless nights, running to the bathroom. Also Shelli, I saw that you eat at around 8pm. Many diet articles suggest not eating after 6pm. What is your take on this?

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    • Ooh yeah, you def want to start early drinking, otherwise it’s up and down all night! As to the eating time thing, totally disagree w/that if you’re eating the right amount of calories. I always eat after I work-out and I don’t care what time it is. I’ve eaten at or after 10 pm a couple times this week. However, I’m eating my dinner, so it’s one if my meals and I need the cals.

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  3. I’ve tried doing this and it helps. I keep a bottle of water (reusable) on my bedside table and right when I wake up I drink the entire thing (about 2 cups). I don’t drink my water cold though, just room temp. It definitely helps to get things moving in the morning. This may be TMI, but this helps me use the bathroom pretty much first thing in the morning before I get ready for work.

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