WELL HELLO guys!!!
I hope you all had a great February. Mine was a bit nutbally as I was traveling for a few weeks of it to the Seychelles and Kripalu. The part of the month where I was actually in NYC, I was moving into a new apartment. I’m still in the process of turning my little nook into a home, and I’m leaving for HONG KONG tomorrow (what!?) so I’ve been surrendering to the fact that things aren’t gonna get done as quickly as I’d like, especially if I insist on having a life of spontaneous travel. Which I do. I really do.
Before I move on, can we talk about how awesome 1989 is? Bah. I can’t stop listening to it. “Wildest Dreams” and “All You Had To Do Was Stay” are my faves right now. I love T Swizz and I just can’t deny it.
Remember when I did that hydration challenge in January? I told you all that I would donate $5 to Charity Water for anyone who did the challenge with me, and that I would extend it until the end of February. It’s time to make good on that promise!!!
The challenge, technically, was committing to drinking 2-3 liters of water per day for 30 days, but honestly, I’m gonna go ahead and say that if you have made a CONSCIOUS EFFORT to increase your water intake in 2015 so far, I will donate the $5 in your honor. OK? All you have to do is comment below and tell me you did it, and how you felt having more water in your life.
Why drinking more water is the most important thing you can do for your health.
Just a few things that can come along with being dehydrated:
- Sluggish digestion
- Lack of energy
- Accelerated signs of aging
- Dry skin
- Dry, cracked lips
- Constant hunger
- Mental fog
I did the hydration challenge for all of January and it was incredible. I felt so good. The biggest perks I felt from drinking more water:
- More natural energy
- Less need for constant caffeine
- Better digestion
- Skin glowing
- Less hunger throughout the day/eating only when actually hungry
Bottom line, drinking more water is worth it, and it’s one of the most important aspects of health. I haven’t been as hyper-consciously focused on drinking water since I ended the challenge, and I DEFINITELY feel a difference.
Why am I donating to Charity Water?
I got inspired to donate to Charity Water when I realized how shitty it feels to be dehydrated. And I’ve definitely never been severely dehydrated, but so many people in the world are. It makes me sad. I feel SO DIFFERENT when I’m drinking more water, my life is so greatly enhanced — and I can drink water whenever I want. My heart hurts imagining all of the people in the world who don’t have access to clean water. It’s upsetting and feels unfair, and people are dying of unclean water-related illness daily. So I want to do something to help, even in a small way.
From Charity Water’s site:
“Most of us have never really been thirsty. We’ve never had to leave our houses and walk five miles to fetch water. We simply turn on the tap, and water comes out. Clean. Yet there are 748 million people on the planet who don’t have clean water.
It’s hard to imagine what 748 million people looks like really, but one in nine might be easier. One in nine people in our world doesn’t have access to the most basic of human needs. Something we can’t imagine going 12 hours without.”
Doesn’t that make you want to cry? This is a huge deal and I know I’ll find ways to contribute more in the future, but for now I’m starting with this.
SO PLEASE – comment!!! Have you put a focus on drinking more water in 2015? What has the experience been like?
For every (legit) comment I get, $5 will be going to Charity Water.
I love you guys. Please stay hydrated out there.
I’ll only be in Hong Kong for a few days but I’m sure I’ll find some really fun things to post on instagram. So follow along!
**Update on donation — I received 20 comments on the blog (at $5 per person that would be $100) but because a handful of people told me in person that they did the hydration challenge, I made a donation of $150 to Charity Water. Yay! Thank you everyone!**
Here is my official Charity Water donation page. You can see my donation in there and donate yourself, if you’d like! Love you guys.