Thursday, September 4, 2014

One Month Water Challenge: Week 2 Results

This week has seen a bit of a change in my routine. I'm back in work and didn't really think it was appropriate or very accident friendly to have a pint glass sitting on my desk. Instead I've opted for 2 litres and 2 pints a day. My routine looks a bit like this:

1. Litre bottle before lunch
2. Litre bottle after lunch before 'home time'
3. Two pints of Miwadi (I know, I'm not being a puritanical waterist here) in the evening

I'm finding it very manageable. I talk a lot as part of my job so drinking plenty of water has been easy enough as I've been quite thirsty. In the past I would have had a sore throat in the beginning of September after taking a hiatus from constant chatter for a few months but I'm finding this not to be the case now.

Here I am at 7am this morning

Initial Shot on the Left / End of Week 2 shot on the right.
I'm not giving you stink eye there, my left eye didnt seem to get the memo that it was time to be awake.
It was 7 am after all :)  

Here's how I got on with everything else.

What major challenges have you found so far?
None this week. I haven't been well (you might here that a few times!) so I found that I've been quite thirsty. The peeing constantly has subsided a little too. I'm starting to go less during the day. Trips to the loo are now about the quality  while I'm there rather than the quantity of my visits - that's about the nicest way I can put it.

Have there been any major benefits?
I may have mentioned, I've been only a little sick this week and as odd as it sounds, this has been the most  surprising result for me. A plague has been cast upon our house and for some reason, it's chosen to pretty much pass me over. This is massive for me. I'm almost gloating typing this because normally in our house I'm always the one with a cold or sniffle or a flu. Every September without fail I come down with something. Himself - P.Diddy, is never, ever sick. For the life of me, I can't remember the last time he  was ill. He doesn't even suffer with the dreaded manflu because he's never sick to begin with. Last week I wrote how I was starting to feel a bit ill and it remained at just that. I had a bit of aches and pains, a little trouble sleeping but that's about it. It didn't really turn into anything more. P.Diddy on the other hand is 'dyin' and for the first time in a long time, has had to retreat to the sickbed. I'm wary of making it sound like water is this wonder cure, I mean - after all, it is just water but honestly, I can't think of why else I was left pretty unscathed by the bug and he's in bits. Maybe it was just time his turn to take the hit but I genuinely feel like my increase in water consumption has had a big difference to my health.
Another benefit is that my stomach has continued to be less bloated.

How's your skin looking?
I'm trying to be as consistent as I can with the taking of the shots. I take them in the morning, with no cleansing having gone on and on my desk in front of the same window. I think the lighting was slightly different this morning, it was a bit cloudier out. I think you can notice this change in that my eyes on the left appear greener than the right.
      That spot, that ruination on my face is 100% my fault. Ok, I'm being a bit overdramatic but I did get a whopper of a spot on my chin last weekend. I have teeny confession to make. Last Friday when I was feeling a bit under the weather and I went to bed early. I was feeling really lazy and I used a very ineffective facewipe. The next morning I woke up with half of my make up still on my face and the other half on the pillow. As a result I ended up with a whopper of spot that came up pretty much the next day. *Congrats face, I'm only showing my bare face to the internets here*
     I would still say that my skin is looking less red and that the tone has evened out more. I'm also quite impressed at how quickly the redness from my Vesuvius is clearing up. Overall I wouldn't say I'm looking young enough to be asked for i.d. but I am happy with how my skin is looking.

Do you feel any different?
In my mindset, yes. I feel like my body is starting to work more efficiently. My stomach is less bloated, my body is fighting off infections better and the skin on my face feels softer with a more even skintone. 

Has it been worth it?
Yes, I'm beginning to think that it really has. I don't think I look 10 years younger (yet! there's always hope!) but I'm definitely feeling the benefits. I'm really looking forward to seeing what changes next week will bring. 

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