NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION FAIL!

This year I was pretty confident I’d sussed the New Year’s Resolution thing. Aim low. Keep it simple and achievable. Anything weightloss/diet related – doomed to fail almost immediately if my previous 25 year track record was anything to go by. Gym memberships –   might as well save the hassle and just burn a few notes. In fact anything more ambitious than wash, dress, keep everyone alive warranted a degree of doubt.

Feeling pretty confident about this year’s resolution I decided to invest (a whole £4.50!) in a sexy piece of kit bound to guarantee success.

What do you mean it’s not sexy? It’s Tupperware! Look it’s got clippy bits and twisty bits and everything! OK, so it’s no Cumberbatch but I was quite excited with my new purchase and the prospect of the great times we had ahead of us, all plump skinned and sharp minded. Yes I was simply going to DRINK. MORE. WATER.

Easy as that, fill her up in the morning and off I go, happily sipping my 2 litres throughout the day. Which I did, for a week. Then things went slightly off plan where most days I’d either pour a glass and just about manage to get through that or forget to drink any then begrudgingly gulp a couple of glasses down before bedtime leading to the 3am ‘OMG I’m desperate for a wee but I’m SO tired, maybe I can hang on for 4hrs’ thing. Last time my trusty Tupperware friend saw the light of day was for a couple of hours at Flump’s birthday party, so not a total waste of £4.50.

How ironic then, that exactly halfway through the year I was invited by Robinson’s for a kick up the bum talk on the importance of the wet stuff as part of their Enjoy Drinking More Water campagne. While the kids were entertained by staff at the beautiful WWT London Wetland Centre venue, the gorgeous Helen Bond (Registered Dietitian and living proof of the drinking water = glowy skin and sparkly eyes theory) explained just how much our bodies need water in order to function, kids even more so!

We all know we should be getting more H2O into us on a daily basis, I’ll admit I’m shockingly bad at this at the best of times but especially when it’s cold outside! My kids put me to shame really, glugging bottles of the stuff throughout the day and even taking water to bed with them every night. Naughty Mummy.

I shall be entirely grateful to Helen for debunking, once and for all, the myth that tea/coffee dehydrates the body – it doesn’t, woo and indeed hoo, I am not destined to live my life as dehydrated as Tim Peake’s next meal. Phew.

Obviously there was an array of Robinsons squash flavours to try (I didn’t even know apple squash was a thing, but I like it!) and we left laden with the good stuff to enjoy at home- yay! (N.B. as upper body workouts go, hauling litre bottles of squash around every kind of London public transport you can imagine, is hard to beat.)

Thank you to Robinson’s and the staff at London Wetland Centre who invited us to be part of this event, with the importance to ‘drink up’ fresh in my mind, some lovely (sugar-free!) squash to pimp my drink and the help of my two new mates here I’m quietly confident that Resolution Revisited:Return of the Jug will be a roaring success!
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    1. It was lovely. I naturally eat less if I drink enough water but unfortunately would grab a Twix over a drink most days – oops!! Good luck with the health kick, thanks for popping in x

  1. I’m really bad at drinking enough water – whenever I go get a massage (which isn’t that often, mind), the masseuse always comments on how dry my skin is and tells me to hydrate more. But I don’t, mostly because I don’t want to have to pee too often while caring for a toddler – it’s not fun to have to drag her to the bathroom with me! #fartglitter

  2. Fab event! I am just the same, I barely drink in the day, don’t drink tea or coffee, so I just grab a mouthful of water here and there. I had a nasty wake up call when I found out I had chronic kidney disease caused entirely by dehydration and it did spur me on to drink AT LEAST two litres a day. I have to be honest, I have definitely slacked off recently, I’ve not been drinking anywhere near what I should but I’m going to knuckle down and get back on it, it’s SO important!!! #fartglitter

    1. It was a really lovely day out. Oh no really? It is so much more important than we realise right? With the hot spell I’ve been guzzling my squash but really going to have to make an effort to carry on once our 2 day Summer ends 🙂 Thank you for reading x

  3. I go through phases of drinking lots of water for a few weeks then going back to the fizzy stuff then back to water good luck with revisiting the resolution #brillblogposts

    1. Thanks Tracey – I’m drinking loads of water at the moment but I’ll have to force myself once the weather turns cold again. I can drink tea or coffee all day but it never occurs to me to drink water unless I’m really thirsty – naughty! Thanks for reading x

  4. I read half of this post and then guiltily got up and downed a glass of water. Like you I never get around to drinking enough water – wine tastes so much nicer doesn’t it? Will take your advice and try to do better in the future. #FabFridayPost

    1. Hee hee, good girl! I’ve been guzzling litres of the stuff this week but as soon as the weather turns cold again I know I’ll have to force myself (or just drink more tea!) 🙂 Thanks for reading, off to enjoy a grown up beverage now, have a great weekend! x

  5. I was using an app on my phone for a while, that beeps whenever your supposed to guzzle 8 ounces. After spending too much time running to find a loo, I decided, I’m an adult, I made ut this far without the app, and I can do this. Thanks for the healthy and fun reminder of teh importance of this fluid stuff! #FabFridayPost

    1. Ha ha I did this too – FOR A DAY before I thought to hell with this and deleted the app 🙂 (I’m guzzling it by the litre at the minute though as it’s actually hot in the UK!!)

  6. I am really bad at drinking water too and I try to jazz it up with fruit squash too. It makes sense. Helen Bond really does have such glowy skin and sparkly eyes, doesn’t she?!

    Thank you so much for linking up with me on #FabFridayPost 🙂 xx

  7. I’m relieved to hear that tea and coffee are not dehydrating, because they often feel like it to me. I feel like I need a cup of water for each coffee. I say this as I am sat on a train, having just drunk a coffee and now dying for the loo, but terrified to move in case people think I’ve vacated my lovingly reserved seat! Anyway, I am rambling. Looks like a fab event. #fortheloveofBLOG

  8. So good to hear that coffee is not dehydrating me, because that may or may not have been the only thing I’ve had to drink today…
    I’m seriously so bad about drinking water. I even downloaded an app to remind me-a week later it was uninstalled because it was so annoying! 😛 Sounds like I need an event like this! Thanks for sharing <3 #FabFridayPost

  9. Cumberbatch..where?! 2 litres….is that what you need…oh dear I have been dehydrated for like 30 years..I have been trying to drink more water too…and failing..I haven’t seen Tupperware since my mum did scary parties when I was a kid…never seen so many plastic plates…my sons terrible with water too so we do rely on squash to get it down him, his favoriate is the Robinsons purple one..he goes by colours not flavours!…glad to know that about tea! #fortheloveofblog

  10. oh god, I have to drink loads of water throughout the day to make me feel better about the wine lol – and I always drink a whole bottle as I go to bed to make me feel better about it too 😉 which does result in the 3am wee break! The event sounded great! keep going you can do it #justanotherlinky

    1. Ha I read this as you drink a whole bottle of WINE before bed!! 🙂 I already notice I’m drinking less water now the weather is a bit colder -naughty, need to remember what I learnt!! The squash definitely helps me drink more water otherwise it would be 100% tea/coffee. Thanks for reading x

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