I’ve made a lot of changes recently. I made my self-care top priority. The things that are on the top of my list are: more Pilates, listening to my body and giving it what it needs, drinking more water and meditation. These things are non-negotiable. I have not been perfect but I am working on it.
The thing that I have to work on the hardest is water. I know how staying hydrated can help the body function better, but getting enough water has always been an issue. I will forget to drink water and when I do drink water I forget to keep track of it. I found out about a water bottle a few months ago called Hidrate Spark that glows when it is time to drink more water and it automatically keeps track of how much you have had to drink.
Hidrate Spark sent me a bottle to try and I love it. I have to say it works really well and I have been, for the meeting or surpassing my hydration goals except for one day. The bottle glows when you need to drink more water (you can turn this off) and when you have met your goal. You can also get reminder alerts from your phone and Apple Watch. The companion app can sync up with your FitBit or Apple Watch and your hydration goals change with your level of activity, weather, elevation and other factors. If you would like your own bottle it is currently on sale and you can use my code HeatherH10 (case sensitive) for 10% at hidratespark.com off until August 30th.
The bottle is easy to use. It comes with a battery for the sensor that measures the water and sends the glow reminders. I don’t have to wash it every day, which I do have to do with other water bottles and the bottle itself and the cap without the sensor is dishwasher safe. And if you are forgetful enough to drink water chances are you will forget where you put the bottle. But you can find the bottle through the companion app on your phone!
Staying hydrated has been a real problem my whole life. But drinking more water has helped me in an effort to lose weight, ward off brain fog, helps me stay focused and has given me more energy among other things. I do not think I have ever been so well hydrated in my life. Since I have had the bottle I forgot to bring it with me only one day. I did not do as well keeping up with my goal. It goes with me most everywhere now and if I need to add water manually to the app that is also an option. If you have trouble staying hydrated I can’t recommend this water bottle enough. I am motivated to drink water and excited about meeting my goals! Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.