Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by SodaStream Canada. However, all opinions are my own. I appreciate your support of the brands who make this blog possible!
Six months ago, I purchased a SodaStream Play at the One of a Kind show on a whim. One of the reasons I purchased it was due to my low water consumption in addition to me trying to get the dude to lower his soda intake.
Anyways, as summer had pretty much punched me in the gut – I’ve noticed that my water intake just has not been enough. The 100 degree weather has not been helping either! So last week, I decided to see what would challenge myself to spend 7 days of drinking as much water as I could. If you had followed along on my Instagram Stories, you would have seen me snapping photos of me drinking water or using my brand new SodaStream Power to make myself some bubbly water. I really don’t know what’s my problem but I have trouble drinking water plain. The SodaStream really helped me spice up the water.
Photo from Williams-Sonoma
The first few days, I was doing pretty well, I had at least 3 of the 1L bottles a day. It was kind of weird drinking all the extra water as I had to keep going to the bathroom. I apparently have a small bladder so with the increase of water… I think I used the bathroom every half an hour!
After the initial gung-ho excitement of taking on this challenge, I kinda got bored. Drinking just plain water was pretty boring. This is where the fun favours from SodaStream came in handy!
I found that their favours are great alternatives to juices and soda as the favouring is just as yummy but there’s way less calories. Anyways so here’s what happened after a full week of drinking 3-4L of water a day.
While I was exhausted from working double my usual hours, I had more energy through out the day. Usually I’m dying for a nap half way through the day but I’ve been nap free the last week!
While I know a week might not be enough of an indicator, I noticed that my skin didn’t break out much. I was approximately 1 week from my period and usually that means I get a bump or two on my face but I noticed that right now, there aren’t any bumps on my face!
I noticed that I was less cranky. My mood was better which was nice since I was stuck working double the hours so I definitely needed to stay in a good mood haha.
Before, I’d get headaches from being dehydrated. Since I started drinking 3-4L, I’ve noticed my headaches had decreased! That might have probably contributed to my happier mood!
So the verdict? I’m definitely going to try to keep this up! I love the effects it had on me (other than the increased bathroom breaks)!
Anyways, SodaStream Canada and I have partnered up for this post! I wanted to get my readers involved and stay hydrated with me so they have given me a new SodaStream Power to giveaway to one lucky (Canadian, sorry!) reader! Enter down below!
QOTD: How much water do you drink in a day?