Do you need that extra motivational tool to help you stay hydrated this summer? We have the perfect solution for you! Learn how to make you very own Motivational Water Jug or as I like to call it “Chug Jug” here! This will help you get those recommended 8 glasses of water in each day.
Come on in and have a seat. Did you bring your beverage with you? If not, might I suggest that you checkout our DIY Motivational Water Container directions below. In the meantime, grab a glass of cool hydrating water and let’s get to it!
Why Staying Hydrated Is Important
According to FamilyDoctor.org, your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work correctly. For example, your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste, and lubricate joints. Water is needed for good health.
I like the info graphic below from StayingHealthy.org that draws your attention to how water helps keep your body healthy, but it also shares the possible problems you could be suffering if you are dehydrated or becoming dehydrated. Seriously people, who knew? Not me, that’s for sure.
After doing much research on the health aspects of continually being hydrated and appreciating them – I also discovered and more importantly (to me at least) staying hydrated with water keeps your skin looking healthier . . psst. . . which means looking younger (woohoo). In addition, water also helps with weight loss (double woohoo for me), by keeping your metabolism in working order. I think between this Motivational Water Jug and The Hard Hat Belles Kale and Quinoa Salads I will be looking at some weight loss (triple woohoo for me) and we hope for you as well!!
I have struggled with my weight just about all my life and you would think that something as simple as drinking water would be enough motivation to get me drinking those 6-8 glasses a day. Although I like water well enough I still struggle with drinking enough water – how about you?
Wiebke on the other hand is great at getting her needed water intake and still she admits that it can be difficult to remember exactly how much she has drank or still needs to drink throughout the day.
For those of you who have a hard time getting those glasses of water in due to remembering or not liking water. . . We have a solution for YOU! We are going to show you how to create your very own motivational water jug (pitcher, container, bottle etc.). This project is super easy and has endless possibilities on how you can make it your own.
And because you are so special to us – as an extra bonus we have included directions on how to quickly and easily make fruit infused ice cubes! Wiebke and I were both amazed at the flavor that was immediately incorporated into our water glass and it looks so pretty, who wouldn’t want to drink that.
MOTIVATIONAL WATER CONTAINER INSTRUCTIONS
SUPPLIES NEEDED: Water jug, container or bottle, permanent or wipe-off markers, and your inspirational or motivational sayings to encourage you (you can check out our Pinterest Board to see some of the different choices available).
- Once you have decided on the type of container you are using you will then mark with your markers of choice the levels of each glass of water on the outside of the container. We (THHB) poured glasses of water into the containers and marked them at each level on the container. Wiebke marked hers with times of the day and I marked mine with a countdown of glasses drank.
- Next, we researched for motivational sayings to inspire us to drink our water. Once we found them we emptied the water out of our containers and proceeded to write our motivational sayings onto our containers.
- Once the container’s are completed you are ready to start using them. Note: Wiebke used permanent markers and I used the dry erase (I think the wet erase would have worked much better).
THHB Bonus: Infused Fruit Ice Cube Recipe
Supplies needed: Various fruits and herbs, ice cube tray, and water.Prepare your fruit and herbs by cutting and chopping them to the size of your ice cube tray.Add water to the ice cube tray covering the fruit and herbs fully (this will prevent freezer burn of uncovered fruit and herbs if left in freezer for an extended length of time).Put into freezer until frozen through. Enjoy!Disclaimer
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MAY YOUR DAY BE SPENT
Love & Hugs,
Denine & Wiebke