Water... it's important and yet so many of us barely drink any at all. Water helps keep us hydrated and cool. It helps with digestion and bodily functions. It helps with weight loss and detoxification.
Most of us should aim to get 80 ounces of plain water a day. Lemon is fine to add in but you cannot count soda, coffee, fruit juice or any other liquid as 'water'.
Here is my little game to get my water in.
First, go buy yourself a 32 oz water mug. Any kind will do. It just needs to be 32 oz.. no smaller, no bigger.
First thing in the morning, fill your mug to the top with ice. That should leave room for about 20 ounces of water.
Now, you just need to drink 4 of those thru the day!
Of course, the ice melts and you end up with more water but that isn't gonna hurt you. Just don't refill the water part until you are done with the original mug of water. Otherwise you'll lose count.
Altho, drinking more isn't a bad thing.
This is how I do it... I break my day down into 4 blocks of time:
6 am to 10 am
10 am to 2 pm
2 pm to 6 pm
6 pm to 10 pm
Then, I make sure I drink one mug full during each 4 hour period... that's 20 ounces in 4 hours.. 5 ounces an hour. That's pretty damn simple, huh? You can adjust it for your own personal schedule. I'm usually up by 5 am and eating breakfast by 5:30 and in bed by 10 pm
Now, if you drink coffee or soda.. you should make a deal with yourself to get your water in before you have it... be it 5 oz of water and then coffee/soda or a full 20 ounces and then a coffee/soda.
If you have trouble remembering how many you've had... put four rubber bands around the mug and move them up or down to help you keep track.