Happy New Year!
I can’t believe how quickly 2015 flashed before my eyes. In fact, it was such a quick flash in the pan that I only managed to write two TFTBK blog posts for the whole year! Trust me, it wasn’t for the want of trying, but a combination of too much work, and the recent diagnosis of PCOS meant that my focus was elsewhere. But I’m back! 🙂
Anyway, it’s a new year, and I supposed in ‘blog’ terms, a new me (again). I don’t really believe in making New Years resolutions, not because I don’t stick to them, but because it seems that after mid-January, nobody else ever does either. It’s at this point, that I hope nobody notices an earlier post that refers to me writing more blogs in 2015..ahem!
So what about 52 weeks of flavoured water, wtf? Well, as the old saying goes: “in for a penny, in for a pound”. So I suppose that the start of the year makes the most sense to start a new weekly blog challenge. In one of the two blogs I managed to write last year (!), I wrote a post about New Year, New Me and I made a list of five areas I wanted to improve upon in 2015:
- Be healthier
- Drink more H2O
- Blog more
- Spend more time with my friends and family
- Take time out for myself
With the exception of little old number three (which coincidentally is the goal for 2016), I’m pleased to say that I actually stuck with and succeeded at my list. So much so, I’ve decided to dedicate this first post of 2016 to H2O, or rather 52 Weeks of Flavoured Water!
It’s a simple idea, and one I hope you’ll join in with – to drink less caffeine, sugary drinks and alcohol. I actually spent most of New Year’s day making a list of 52 different naturally flavoured waters using fresh ingredients that I will feature as ‘water of the week’ during 2016. As we’re becoming more conscious about cutting out sugar and empty calories from our diets, this seemed like the best way to stay hydrated, more healthily. Let’s say ‘no’ to the daily caffeine fix and put the soft drinks down. I’m still human after all, so of course a cheeky glass of fizz is still permitted – once in a while!
To kick things off, and to really get my body and mind back into the right gear
after the Christmas and New Year celebrations, week one’s flavoured water is going to be nice and simple…lemon and lime. Check out my new purchase, a funky new water bottle from Amazon – my new pal for the gym and my office!
Time to get healthy – wish me luck.
If like me you’re embracing drinking more H2O, what’s your favourite naturally flavoured water? Let me know in the comments below!