Today is Water Day at work!! There is just something about (ok - ok - someone) that makes my heart go thump thump every other Tuesday! But, today I forgot. I normally try to run early on these days, just so I don't miss the delivery (giggle giggle), but the school drop off and the crazy-foggy-could-not-see-30 feet-in-front-of-me-drive-in-kind-of-morning made me run late. My heart skipped a beat, then it dropped a bit when I saw the Alhambra truck already in the parking lot as I pulled in today - oh, no - I forgot - I hope I get to see him....giggle, giggle....However, I will say that I was really glad that the delivery took longer then usual today -(more giggling.) ..............BUT - let's remember what today's helpful tip is all about - WATER - WATER IS THE KEY!!! They say you should drink 6 - 8 glass of water a day, more if you are working out, too! To accomplish this goal you need to find a container that you are going to like using, one that is handy, portable and well, you feel good about having it everyday with you. I am not a huge water bottle fan - you know the ones - the sports bottles and I have the hardest time purchasing water at the store. However, when I head out to a restaurant I can down glass after glass after glass - I think it is the straw that does the trick for me. So, a few months back I found this awesome cup - it has a straw, it looks like the fancy starbucks cold cups, but can be washed in the dishwasher. Yes, it was a bit pricey for a plastic container, but it was worth it. I find myself downing glass after glass each day - I can sit at my desk and finish off the whole thing in record time, compared to having my sports bottles handy. I pour a glass first thing in the morning and try to drink it before walking into the office. I fill up just before leaving at the 5 o'clock hour to have a tasty treat on the way home. Plenty of glasses during the work day, too. (and plenty of visits to the restroom - LOL). Some people struggle with the water - the taste, the lack of flavor...don't make it a chore - find a container that you will enjoy drinking that water out of. Do a little bit at a time, if you feel that having a large bottle next to you just seems a bit too much. Try to use crushed ice in your container to make the "coldness" last on those crazy busy days. Stopping for gas - instead of heading to the soda button, hit the water button and refill your container for that long car ride, or purchase a bottle of choice from the cold drink section. Still can't get yourself to drink that water because of the "taste" - then try to use the Crystal Light flavor packets - but don't use a complete one for each glass of water - just a little bit can add flavor to that tasteless water. OR what about a little bit of fresh lemon juice - give your water life. Just remember - exercise, good eating and plenty of water - you will appreciate those water days more and more!!!