This is a cheat post. Well, sorta cheat post. I mean, I did accomplish it today but it’s just kind of lame. So I’ll try to spruce up the idea of drinking water with a little backstory. I know Brent and Kate are going to LOVE this! No cliff notes! Just me rambling on about sleep and well-being and drinking water!
I don’t sleep well. I suck at sleeping. I’m hot. My body is all tight- last few nights my quads have been so tight I couldn’t sleep. And I actually think my body or brain, one of these actually gets BORED with sleeping! It’s ridiculous.
One thing I’ve been trying to do and it’s a big go for February is to create an evening routine that sorta works with my well adjusted and habituated morning routine.
For my mornings, I start each morning with 20 oz of water. Before I do anything I drink 20 oz of water. Take my supplements. Then my morning starts.
So I’m trying to also create the habit of drinking 20 oz at the end of my day. And so far I’ve been doing great. The first few nights I had to get up several times throughout the night but now I think my body is really getting accustomed to it.
To be honest though, I’m not seeing a tremendous change yet. I’m still hot. Body temperature hasn’t regulated yet. My legs still hurt, but I’m working on that with my foam roller, and Chris has even offered to help by rubbing the knots out. And I’ve got knots. I need a long deep tissue massage, and I need it yesterday, but I’ll get to that eventually.
But like all habits that stick, I bet if I give this evening routine a shot for the whole month that I’ll be sleeping way better (I can’t wait for that to happen either!)
I know the water in the morning had increased my energy levels tremendously. I feel awake and refreshed each morning and I’m pretty sure the water has a lot to do with it. I mean, staying hydrated throughout the day works wonders on my energy levels too.
So I’m going to continue to work on that goal. Keep chugging away!