Tuesday, August 5, 2014

How I Keep Track of How Much Water I Drink

I recently read that for "your best skin" you should drink 1 ounce of water per pound that you weigh.   For example, if you weigh 120 pounds, you should drink 120 ounces of water per day.  I divided my ounces by 8 ounces and figured that I need around 15 glasses of water per day.  

And that much water is hard to keep track of! 

So today I decided to put a rubber band around my wrist for every glass of water that I drank.  But, that was uncomfortable.  

So, I decided instead to put the rubber bands around the glass.  Now, I can easily see how many I've drunk so far.  
I still have 8 glasses to go today.
To be fair, I probably drink a lot more than 8 ounces at a time.

Do you get the amount of water that you need?

Sunday, February 23, 2014

That Time I Did the Warrior Dash!

As I said on one of my other blogs. . . .

yeah, yeah, yeah, I know it's been a while!

Last year around this time, my whole family was complaining about how much time I spent blogging.  So, I took a break.  But, you can't keep ME away forever!  I just love it too much.  Before I took my break last year, I was talking about how I was going to be doing the Warrior Dash the first weekend of June.  Last year, of course.  

I was terrified of doing it.  I had heard about some of the obstacles and they freaked me out a little bit.  The main ones that I was afraid of were the 15 foot wall and some swimming one where you had to go under obstacles in the water.  Luckily the water one wasn't there.  

AND,

I MADE IT OVER THE 15 FOOT WALL!  I almost cried when I reached the ground on the other side.  But, I couldn't let my friends see me cry about that!  

I was so proud of myself.  I didn't run any of it, though.  I.  Don't.  Run.  Period.  If I run, I could possibly pee in my pants!  Heehee.  If you're a mom, you understand.  My friends told me. . . ."whatever!  There's water up here, nobody will notice you wet yourself."  So supportive.  

I joke.  Although, they truthfully said that.  But, I still didn't end up running.  That much.

(On a completely off-topic side-note . . . . . what NOT to do while boiling potatoes for potato leek soup?  Start blogging again.  I just burnt the snot out of the bottom of my pan and the bottom layer of potatoes. . . . . . . .HA!

 Teach me to start blogging again. . . . . while cooking. Oh well.  It was salvagable!)

Back to Warrior Dash.  Here are some of the pictures!

 It was awesome and I'm so glad I did it!!!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wordless Wednesday | Pics from last week

Here are some of the pics from last week.  If you already follow me on my Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life blog, then you might have already seen the rock climbing pics.  I was trying to get a good picture of my gray hair.  But, eh. . . . good enough!
 
Woo Hoo!  In spite of my fear of heights! I can actually check it off my 50 before Fifty list now!  Next time, I'm going to make it all the way!
 
 
Gray hair.  :)  Gray pictures.  I love my choice to go gray!  Couldn't be happier with the color.
We're Spring Cleaning today and then going to the gym!
 
Everyone have a wonderful Wednesday!