This photo sums up my Sunday:
IT WAS GLORIOUS. We did absolutely nothing but hang out on the deck for houuuuurs. The Husband and I desperately needed a break; work has been wild for both of us. Doing nothing was exactly what we were craving.
The things about the above photo that make me smile:
My Husband mug – A gift to me from my mom for a Christmas a few years back – I love drinking coffee of out Kristien’s face!
Cucumber water – more on that below
The doggie toenail clippers – it was toenail day for ALL my pets, which almost as much fun for me as it was for them…
My ratty but favorite sweatpants. I will never throw those things away, I swear.
The stereo, which was blasting Dave Matthews Band. We just bought tickets for this summer’s show!
The chipped toenails – I NEVER paint my toenails anymore because toenail polish removal is one of those beauty upkeep things that fell to the wayside once I had a child. Easier just to not put it on than remember to take it off promptly. I painted my nails a few weeks back when I was in Miami, and as I did it, I remarked, “This will probably be on my toes until June…” So true.
And – of course – my little sun hat sweetie. When I snapped that picture, I think he was dropping cucumber circles into his water.
So – speaking of cucumber water.
Here’s another habit that’s fallen to the wayside since becoming a mom – drinking water! A friend recently joked to me that she never thought she could forget to eat until she had a baby, and I feel the exact same way about hydrating. So important, yet so easy to forget about. So I’ve been making a real effort to drink more.
I have THREE tricks to ensure I drink water:
Spice it up with cucumbers (my fav), strawberries, and lemon.
Fill a big pitcher in the morning and make it my goal to finish the jug by the end of the day.
Drink a glass of water with every meal and an entire bottle while working out = that’s 4 glasses right there.
Do you struggle to remember to drink water, too? What’s your secret weapon for ensuring you stay hydrated? I feel thirsty as I write this – time to go get a drink!
Jug of water! That’s what I do too. I fill a jug in the office kitchen at the start of the day and tell myself I have to finish is before I leave work… then usually a water bottle at the gym and maybe a glass of water at home (morning before work or evening before bed typically). I struggle with water on weekends because my work plan works so well! 🙂