Month 5 Week 4 – Water Water Everywhere

“Pure water is the worlds first and foremost medicine” -Unknown

Drinking water last week did not get easier for me. I wanted to come here and lie and tell you how great I did, but I can’t. I still struggled. I did drink more water than I did the previous week but nothing got easier. I honestly think I only drank as much as I did because I worked in the garden and it was hot outside.

I think the hardest part for me is realizing that sometimes I won’t succeed. This journey has touched on so much more than weight. It has touched on my insecurities, my struggles, and my stress. Something as simple as drinking water should not have caused me to rethink every aspect of my life.

Water is all around us. Water is one of the most readily available commodities and there is no reason I just shouldn’t drink it. The truth is I’m choosing not to, not that I can’t.

I work in a high paced industry. I speak with different people daily as we try to deliver food to the world. Often times I am told people can’t do things and immediately I correct them and say you won’t do it, not that you can’t.

I’m a firm believer in finding a way to get stuff done. Don’t tell me what you can’t do, tell me what you need to do to get it done. At work, this works. In my life, this does not work. And there lies the problem.

My husband will be the first to tell you I don’t separate work and home very well. Concepts that help you navigate the corporate world should be the same skills that help me navigate life. This water challenge helped me realize that is 100% not true.

My no nonsense work attitude was doing nothing for me in terms of drinking water. Beating myself up each time I failed was doing me no good. I was not finding a way to get it done and really couldn’t put my finger on why it was so hard.

This post is not to tell you to give up on something. This post is to tell you that sometimes you have to let go of somethings. I have to make a choice and decide if I’m going to halt my progress to stay stuck in this water situation or move on?

I’m moving on.

I’m not going to stop trying to drink water, but I’m going to move towards another step. I am going to spend some time trying to figure out why this would not work, but I can’t get stuck.

I’m going to constantly remind myself of all the things I’ve done well. I’m going to reflect. As hard as this is, it’s real. This is the real up and down rollercoaster most of us live on when trying to lose weight. You might get stuck on working out or eating well. I apparently get stuck when it comes to water.

I really do want to hear your stories of success. I want to hear how you get in 64+ ounces a day. I love hearing people who figure it out.

I have lost this small battle for now. The plan is to regroup and hopefully figure it out. I will say that if I lose all this weight and never conquer water I am so ok with that.

Me by water not drinking water. The irony.

I lost the weight I gained from my trip but no extra :). I’m ok with that.

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