Since it's freezing cold here and across the country, with no end in sight, I'm trying to think happy thoughts. Like that I have nothing to do this weekend but laundry and cleaning, so I don't have to go anywhere in the cold. I can stay home in sweats all weekend long, and that's perfectly fine.
Also, I am totally loving my new water bottle. I'm usually not one to rave about something so simple, but this is a pretty great product.
The Contigo Autoseal Grace Water Bottle.
My last water bottle was lost at the wedding I was in, and I decided that even if I found it that it was officially the germy bottle from when I was sick. So I needed a new one. I am super picky about my water bottles because I don't like a straw or the sports bottle type pop-top. I also want a BIG bottle so I have a better chance at getting my daily H2O requirement.
Did you know that the whole "8 glasses a day" is just not true? Now the recommendation is half your weight in ounces. So a 130lb woman should be drinking 65 ounces of water a day, on average. Of course it could be more if you're working out, sweating a lot, breastfeeding (probably not an issue for the guys!) or something similar. That's just a base line to follow.
This bottle is great because it's 32 ounces, so I only need to drink 2 of these a day. Easy peasy. It's not even 9am and I've already had 24 ounces! I love that it has clear markings too, so I can see where I am for the day.
The best part is the "autoseal" button:
I usually carry my water bottle in my purse, and am forever getting water all over my purse. You'd think I would have learned by now. This button opens the mouth piece, and really is water tight. I held it upside down with it closed and not a drop escaped!
It's also really easy to function at 5am when I'm on the treadmill and not quite awake yet. Easy is good.
At $15, it's probably a little more expensive that what I would normally pay for a water bottle, but so far I'm really happy with it. It's all about the little things!
Do you drink enough water every day? What's in your cup this morning?