Drink a Gallon of Water a Day for a Week

Completed: 32. Drink a Gallon of Water a Day for a Week

(Using photo of a waterfall as symbolic representation of this experiment)

I’ve always known that water was essentially free medicine. If you go to the doctor because you’re sick, one of the first things they tell you is “drink more water.” If you think about your body being made up of 60% water, it’s not hard to understand why it’s so important.

I’m not a big water consumer and I know that I should drink more, but having to go to the bathroom every 10 minutes is a nuisance. Being a physical educator, you’d think I would have the opportunity to drink water all day, but I’m in the classroom half of the year, so it’s impossible to consume even a normal amount of water a day. I have to refrain from drinking because I can’t just walk out of my classroom every time I have to pee.

The funny about this goal is that I didn’t even realize I was even doing it until a few days into the work week. I was attempting to be healthier in the new year (who isn’t, right?) and I was committed to drinking more water.  It wasn’t until midweek that a coworker said to me “you know you’re drinking more than a gallon a day right?” Oh, right. Subconsciously completing my goal.

I was in the gym during the week I accomplished this and we are able to co-teach, so it was easier for me to run to the bathroom when I needed to. And when you drink a gallon of water a day, or 20-fluid ounces every 2 hours for most of the day, boy do you need to go.



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