Drive: Five Minute Friday

Today I am joining the positive writing community over at Five Minute Friday for their weekly link-up. Each week we gather to write on a common theme. This week our theme is Drive.

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I am not a big water drinker.

One thing that holds me back when I am trying to get in shape is my lack of water consumption. It isn’t that I dislike water, rather it is the volume of water that my body needs to replenish after a workout that I struggle to get down. A sip here and there and a glass with a meal, but beyond that–I am pretty terrible at water consumption.

While I was in England last month I really felt the effects of dehydration which is why I decided when I got home I would DO BETTER. I ordered a HydroJug online and began to make it a daily goal to finish the amount in the jug.

I can’t say that I hit my goal immediately–it was a BIG difference in volume to what I had been drinking. However, I was driven to make strides and I am now able to finish my recommended amount of water daily thanks to the HydroJug.

Some things I love about my new HydroJug:

1. I don’t have to refill throughout the day

2. With the sleeve, it is easier to carry and as the day goes on it gets lighter

3. It is easy to clean

4. The mouth is wide if you want to drink from it OR you can use their bendy straw that fits nicely into the wide mouth and tucks in under the lid

5. HydroJugs come in cute colors and the sleeve designs are adorable as well

So much of our health relies on proper hydration which is why it is important that we all make a conscious effort to drink more water. As a teacher it is easy for me to forget to take care of myself during the school day, but as I look toward the school year on the horizon I am excited to bring my HydroJug along with me each day to help refuel.

It’s the dog days of summer so make sure you are hydrating! Stay driven!

The Ameri Brit Mom


PiYo Update (Week Off)

This week I took it easy and did Beachbody PiYo every couple of days. Because of the jetlag I was off balance and exhausted so I didn’t do as much as I have in prior weeks. I will be jumping back into the routine this week and restarting at Week 4. Here is a look at the plan:

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday Sunday
15 minutes cardio
CoreBuns15 minutes cardio
RestStrength IntervalsSweat

In addition to working out I am trying to drink more water. I have purchased a HydroJug to help me track my water intake and to make sure I am doing better. Naturally, I am not someone who drinks water regularly so my hope is that I get serious on this health journey and my HydroJug is a tool to help me reach my hydration goals. I will post more about my HydroJug and progress in the future!

The Ameri Brit Mom