Today is the day.
(please to not visit Ms. Noone’s blog as there’s a tiny chance she mightcould erroneously believe herself to be the victor. She would be wrong.)
For those of you joining us late to the Brita Challenge or to Roni who may be coming over here to
steal my tricks procure some tips for next year–allow me to review what transpired.
What were the challenge specifics and what really happened?
I committed to drinking 8-10 glasses of water per day starting on September 30th. Brita generously provided me* with a Brita pitcher and water bottle to make my hydration pursuit easier (skimmer alert! skimmer alert! these are the same treats you can win today!).
Starting September 29th (shhh dont tell Roni) I decided to end the drought in my mouth. I
drank poured out a few JUGS of my beloved Snapple iced tea & switched to drinking water.
ONLY WATER. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ELSE.
Just for September 29th. (I know. Im completely hard of core…for 24 short hours).
Since then Ive consumed ten glasses of water per day with various & sundry other liquids interspersed between.
I love my morning cup of coffee. I adore my Mommy Merlot (one a day. needed or not.). I didnt give those up.
What did I learn from the Brita Challenge?
Im not sure I learned so much as was reminded.
I was reminded how much better I feel when properly hydrated.
Im more energetic, I retain less water/am less bloated, & my skin looks better (many of you emailed me HORRIFIED about the skin resiliency fact in this post. Lets just say my hands bear out the veracity of the statement.).
I was reminded of the power of our Tribe. When Roni & I brought our banter to Twitter I wasnt sure how it would go over. Would people join in? Would it annoy my followers? Would the challenge merely be lost in the noise of the streams?
I was reminded of the power of our Tribe. You joined in the banter. You let us know seeing our tweets to each reminded *you* to hydrate. I found, in this isolating world of blogging, I looked forward to Roni’s taunting & teasing as a way of reminding me I wasn’t alone. I was reminded of the power of accountability.
I was reminded when I practice what I preach—theres nary the need to say a word.
Im aware of the fact Im a role model for the Tornado. I dont own a scale, the I HEART MYSELF sentiment around here is truly authentic & unflagging, & I live the appreciating my body for what it can do not how it looks sentiment. Until she insisted I buy her a Brita water bottle too I’d not realized what a poor hydration role model Id become.
What happens now? (AKA For the love of water, Miz, can you git to the freebie?!)
I cant say Ill keep this up forever (Im a realist that way) but for now Im going nowhere with out my blue bottle. Sure this was a sponsored challenge*, but it was one I hoped would spark a lifestyle change for all of us. For me, for now, it definitely is.
——>Which brings me to the giveaway happening now.<——
You may be entered to win for the lowlow price of a water comment below.
How’s your hydration coming? Are you with me? And, if youre not, are you now ready to leap on the Water Wagon?
*This is a sponsored post & challenge by Brita.
USA ONLY Winner announced 10.31.11
Clorox is providing the prizes for this Promotion at no cost to me. This Promotion is not administered or sponsored by Clorox or its affiliates, but solely by me, and by entering this Promotion you agree that The Clorox Company and its affiliates are not in any way responsible or liable for any damages, injuries or other claims you may have as a result of your participation.