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April Hydration Challenge – LET’S DRINK

by jenny sansouci on April 2, 2015

Hey water-guzzlers!!!

Some of you probably remember the hydration challenge I did in January. Can you believe it’s been 3 months since then? What?

I felt so incredibly good during that hydration challenge (I drank 3 liters of water per day for 30 days). I also ended up being able to donate $150 to Charity Water because of all of you who participated – so thank you!! Because of that, 5 people who didn’t have clean water before will now have access to clean water. That makes me want to cry.

Admittedly, during February and March I didn’t focus on water drinking as much, and I could really feel a difference in my energy levels and overall quality of life.

That’s why I decided to start another hydration challenge this month. This time, I set up a formal donation page on Charity Water and I would love to raise enough money for 20 people to get clean water.

Just like I did last time, I’ll donate $5 per person again at the end of April for anyone who comments on the blog saying you made a point to increase your personal water intake for the month, and how it made you feel.

ALSO – at the end of the month, I’ll send a hydration-related prize to ONE person who tags me on instagram @jennysansouci during the month of April and shows me the water you’re drinking. 🙂

Don’t worry, I’ll send an email out to my whole email list at the end of the month to remind you to comment so I can donate on your behalf! (GET ON MY EMAIL LIST HERE!) 

I’m drinking 3 liters per day again, but I welcome you to join me with whatever amount feels right to you (I suggest you try for at least 2 liters!)

I’d also be THRILLED if you guys wanted to donate to Charity Water on your own, which is why I set up the official donation page. There’s no obligation to donate, of course, but it’s a crazy good cause!


100% of your donation will go to Charity Water to fund water projects and help get more people access to clean water. (It’s all done directly through Charity Water, for complete visibility in where your money is going)!

Healthy Crush – Charity Water Donation Page

Follow me on instagram if you want to check out my hydration challenge updates. I’m using the same hashtags as last time — #hydrationchallenge and #hydratedallthetime.


  • Use a water-tracking app. I’m using one called waterlogged (it’s free).
  • Use a re-usable water bottle where you can accurately track how much you’re drinking (I love the Klean Kanteen 27-oz bamboo top bottle – it’s almost a liter, so I aim to drink about 4 per day).
  • Don’t drink too much before bed. Even if it means having a little less water than you planned, it’s not worth disrupting your sleep by chugging a bunch of water.
  • You don’t have to go crazy about it. Just increase your water intake, consciously, for the month of April.
  • Post a comment on this blog post at the end of April telling me how the challenge went for you, and I’ll donate $5 to Charity Water on your behalf (as I mentioned, I’ll send out an email to remind you to do it – get on my email list).
  • Post a photo of your water on instagram and tag @jennysansouci anytime throughout the month of April to enter to win a prize. Easy peasy.

Let’s drink. Are you in? Start now!! It’s the best way to enhance your health and well-being immediately — AND help others do the same. It’s a beautiful thing, my friends.

It doesn’t matter what day you’re reading this, just start drinking water!

Thank you.


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Sara April 2, 2015 at 1:57 pm

Thanks for these resources! I already drink a lot of water (through lots of tea in addition to regular water at meals,) but I want to try and drink even more. I’ve never been able to keep track so I’ve downloaded the app to see what my actual number is.

jenny sansouci April 2, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Awesome! Glad to hear you already drink lots of water, let me know what you think of the app. 🙂

Elizabeth April 2, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Love this and I am totally on it with you!! I just got back from a month in India and had some belly issues going on that left me feeling super dehydrated most of the time!!! This is perfect timing for me! I will be donating as well! Great work!! <3

jenny sansouci April 2, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Great! Thanks Elizabeth – and yes, drinking more water can be great for the digestive system, I hope you’re feeling better! 🙂 Good luck!

Sarah April 3, 2015 at 5:50 pm

I’m ready to take up the challenge 😉

jenny sansouci May 4, 2015 at 5:20 pm

thanks for joining, sarah!! hope you’re feeling nice and hydrated. 🙂

Alie April 30, 2015 at 2:07 am

Oops, I read this only today, on the very last day of april! But I feel inspired and so I will do my own water challenge in may, starting today!

Alyson May 4, 2015 at 5:19 pm

I love that drinking more water this past month not only helped with my skin but it also gets me up from my desk way more because I always have to pee now, LOL 🙂 Thanks for being so awesome and donating to such a great cause!

jenny sansouci May 4, 2015 at 5:21 pm

thanks so much for your support, alyson!! and i know your body is thanking you too, frequent bathroom trips and all. 😉

Ali May 5, 2015 at 2:17 pm

hi jenny!!!

I’ve been doing the hydration challenge since January! I drank a little bit less in February and March (and noticed a difference) but I have been striving for 100 oz! The waterlogged app makes it a lot easier and fun if you’re a numbers nerd like me! It’s funny and probably not a coincidence that on most days I drink 108 oz! A sacred number! 🙂

I’ve noticed a huge change in my digestion, skin, cravings, and sleep! I’ve also been easy on myself when I don’t quite hit 100 oz (instead of chugging 30 oz before bed 😉 ) and it’s a relief!

Thanks for being so awesome! I’m a health coach as well but brand new and you are a huge inspiration to me! Your REALNESS and enthusiasm for health and wellness inspires me to be to spread my message in a way that is ME instead of trying to fit the mold for what I think I should be. Thank you 🙂

Stephanie Kirylych May 5, 2015 at 9:21 pm

Another month down! Can we just agree that we’ll be in a forever hydration challenge because I drink way more when I know you are too?!

Monika May 6, 2015 at 6:32 am

I did the hydration challenge for April, and definitely felt a difference. There were days (of traveling) where it was more difficult to get the 2 liters in, but otherwise I recognised that drinkin up to 3 liters a day is no big deal (especially when I worked out that day). And if it’s better for my body than I will aim for that 🙂 Thanks for the challenge, Jenny! xxx

Shea May 6, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Weeee! So glad to have been a part of this challenge! I upped my water intake to usually 3 liters (at least 2) and it was awesome. I felt clearer, cleaner, & more vibrant. I’ve already started slacking now and I can notice the effects. I’ve been sleeping a lot more the past couple days and I wonder if it’s the decrease in my water intake… Anyway, so grateful for this challenge!

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