Finally Friday

This week has had its ups and downs.

I got into a fender bender yesterday getting lunch.

Car Accident

Luckily, no one was hurt and there was minimal damage to both cars.

I did have a crazy experience with a pepper. As I was chopping vegetables for a salad last night, I found this.

Pepper with smiley face

Cheesy as it sounds, it kind of made me feel better.

Running the 2011 Margarita Run tomorrow, I will spend much of today and tomorrow making sure I stay hydrated. Luckily, the weather is starting to cool here (cool for Florida), so doing a race at 5PM should be bearable.

I was recently sent Crystal Light Pure to try. I decided to do a taste test at work to see if some of my soda/energy drink addicted coworkers would drink more water drinking Crystal Light Pure. The response was positive and one person even begged me for a few more samples.

Crystal Light Pure 3

A few facts about Crystal Light Pure from the company:

Contains Truvia

No artificial sweeteners, flavors, or preservatives

Colored with natural ingredients

They come in individual packets which you dump into a water bottle.

I was also sent some hydration tips from Molly Kimball, RD. As someone who carries water with me everywhere I go, I found these tips helpful.

1. Keep a Tally – This is a great one. My water bottle comes with notches on it, to indicate how many ounces of fluid I have consumed. The best place I have found is from SparkPeople and I have a SparkPeople application on my phone.

Water_Tracker

2. Don’t Forget About Food – Eating a well-rounded diet filled with lots of fruits and vegetables, helps us stay hydrated.

3. Watch the Caffeine – I would also add here to watch the sugary drinks. Working in my office, I see coworkers who only drink coffee and then switch to soda/energy drinks into the afternoon. Drinking water is so important that switching out a few of those caffeine filled sugar drinks would make a huge difference in how hydrated they are and how they feel.

 How do you stay hydrated through the day?

I was sent a free sample of Crystal Light Pure from Kraft Foods. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for my opinion.