Thursday, April 28, 2016

Start Your Day Off Right!

I know I've mentioned this before, but I was thinking about things that have really helped me feel better the other day, and lemon water was the first thing to come to mind. I started starting my day with lemon water almost two years ago. I've used both ice cold water, and also warm water. When I was living in PA in the winter, I definitely used warm water. Depending on the size of the lemon, I either use the juice of half, or if it's small one whole lemon. Some people recommend making your lemon water and drinking the whole glass/bottle right away. I sip on mine throughout the morning, and I usually finish it while I'm working out.
When you read about the benefits of drinking lemon water, digestion, liver cleansing, and hydration are always mentioned. For me, what I noticed right away was that I got a little rush of energy. And, I just noticed that I felt better, more balanced. And my skin, I felt like it was a beauty tonic. On days where I skip having lemon water, I always notice a big difference in my skin. And, no matter how much water I drink, I never feel fully hydrated. I mentioned drinking lemon water in the morning one time to an old coworker, and she said that her ninety year old grandma says the same thing! She said her grandma has to start every day with lemon water! It's a small little step that takes no time, and I feel has made a big difference in my health. Trader Joe's has the best price I've found for lemons, this bag was $1.49!
Today is day seven of  my cardio frenzy. I've been doing all kinds of Cross Fit and Jillian Michaels shred workouts. Today should actually be day eight, but yesterday I was a wee bit sore, so I just did hip and shoulder opening yoga. I've also been walking more, and doing small things like getting off the bus a stop early to increase my walking, and also I've been playing string with Chunk a lot more. String involves me dragging his string all around my apartment, letting him get the string, wrestling it away, and so on and so forth. My body is humming with extra energy, and I am feeling strong. Suicide drills aren't getting any easier, but I have faith that someday I'll laugh in the face of a suicide drill.
Before I sign off, I have some cute kitty pictures, it's been a few days, and they were starting to feel underexposed.
Kanye and Scrappy
Chunk was feeling left out...

Happy Thursday!


  1. I usually do Lemon Water at night but have to start doing it in the morning again! LOVE it!

    1. Me too, it's one of those things I can't imagine not doing!