Trying to get better about hydration

I have trouble drinking the recommended amount of water per day.

I blame my poor hydration habits on tough water while I was growing up.

My family had hard water that was orange in color and tasted and smelled terrible. Way back then, bottled water wasn’t famous or popular. My mother never would have purchased something that was around for free from the tap. I never got accustomed to drinking water throughout the day. I am not a fan of the taste, and I rarely know that I am thirsty. I frequently suffer the symptoms of dehydration. I get such severe headaches that I need to sit down. I deal with chills, fever and nausea. Several times I have thrown up or passed out. As I’ve gotten older, the consequences of insufficient water intake have become more harsh. I make an effort to carry a water bottle around with me but forget to sip out of it. I’ve needed to make nice hydration habits part of our yearly exercise program. I workout every afternoon for approximately an hour. I incorporate all unusual types of high intensity cardio, stretching and strength training into the regimen. I listen to rock n roll the whole time and respectfully change up the exercise at the end of each song from our playlist. I now make myself take a sip of water between every song. I drink at least 1 full 16-ounce bottle of water while in the workout. I have also purchased specialized hydration packets that I mix into a water bottle to consume at the conclusion of the workout. Even if I forget to take another sip of water all afternoon, at least I got a nice start to the afternoon.
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