A little over four years ago, I gave up drinking soda (or as some say, “pop”) because of recurring digestive problems and post-teen skin problems. I literally woke up one morning and said, “That’s it. No more.” I remember the look on my husband’s face as I went into the fridge and opened and dumped the remaining cans. Priceless moment. I was also pregnant at the time with our second son, and I knew I needed to be pumping my body with the best things possible, soda not being one of them.
I needed to be healthy. I really needed and wanted to be the healthiest version of me, so I turned to water. Water is the “golden” drink, and I knew it was exactly the drink of choice that my body and mind needed. Water comprises 50 to 75% of our body (depending on sex and body type). Water supports the conduction of electrical charges in our body that maintain the rhythm of our heart. And most important for me, especially for my pregnancy, water keeps the body hydrated. Dehydration is dangerous for anyone, never mind during pregnancy. Hydration is key to keeping yourself healthy and your body free of toxins. I remember when reading that I should be drinking 8 glasses of water a day, I nearly fell off my chair. 8 glasses? How would I do that? But…
I did it. I started drinking water every single day — 8 glasses or more. It was like a water bottle was permanently attached to my body. Almost overnight, my skin cleared up. I noticed that I just felt all-around better. I wasn’t getting sick. I wasn’t feeling sluggish. I wasn’t dehydrated (no, not by any stretch of the imagination). I had lots of energy. I felt amazingly awesome! (And this was coming from a pregnant lady.)
Fast forward 4 years. 2 more sons. A move from NYC to Rhode Island. I’m now a mother who is constantly on-the-go, working from home and taking care of 4 boys (4 and under). My life is anything but predictable or calm. I’m here, I’m there, I’m everywhere. I’ve needed to stay on my “A-game,” but the problem now is… I’m BUSY. I hardly have time to eat, never mind keep myself up on 8 glasses of water a day. Not to mention, as much as I love an ice cold glass of water… I need a little more flavor to my day, especially with it being summer. Water gets a little boring day after day. So I turned to Crystal Light. Plain and simple — it has been my saving grace. Crystal Light adds great taste and absolute-DELICIOUSNESS to my water.
But (the best part) — did you know this? — women who drink Crystal Light are drinking 20% more water than plain water drinkers. That’s good news for women who want to try to drink more water. You’re getting your water intake, but with some taste. I’m loving that. And once you stop and think what’s it’s doing to your body, you’ll love it, too.
The importance of drinking water and adding it into your daily routine is essential. It really is, for every ounce of your body.
So… Crystal Light has invited me to challenge my Mom Generations readers. They want you to be and stay hydrated. This is what I want to ask you to do… let’s PLEDGE TOGETHER to get serious about staying hydrated. It’s still summer. It’s hot. This is the hottest it will probably get in many geographic areas, so it’s very important to keep yourself 100% hydrated. Not only for yourself, but for your family. PLEDGE that you will stay hydrated for the next week… consciously making the choice. Every reader who pledges is entered to win a $500 gift card. YES! $500! So let’s get going!
I am PLEDGING to stay hydrated by bringing my water bottle around with me wherever I go. I will absolutely make sure I’m consuming enough of my Crystal Light (pink and yellow) lemonade.
There will be another chance for a $500 gift card next week, too!
**This post was sponsored by Crystal Light.**