The competitor: Water.
The goal: drink 64 oz. of it. Every. Freakin'. Day. For 30 freakin' days in a row.
The hopeful outcome: this whole healthy living stuff people are talking about...
The initial thoughts: I like water. I like to swim in it, shower in it*, occasionally drink some of it. I keep hearing that I should be drinking something like 8 times the amount that I normally drink, though. You would think this goal shouldn't be very daunting, but it is. I am not exaggerating when I say I sometimes go days without drinking any liquids except coffee and beer. Well, and sometimes pee-saturated pool water, but not on purpose.
* As Keene pointed out, this is not true. I don't like showering in it. I don't like showering at all and grumble whenever I have to do it.
This went really well. I was excited about my new goal. I have a 64 oz jug that I plan to fill up every morning and finish by nighttime. All during the day, I didn't have to walk allllll the way upstairs to get a glass of water. That is usually my first obstacle to water-drinking. Yes, I really am that lazy sometimes. So, all day, I drank from the jug instead. I peed about four times during the day. Is that normal? I mean, is that how often a normal water-drinking person pees? How do you find the time for it? I peed like six times throughout the night. I think the toilet must have been confused: "Kelli, are you drinking more beer than usual? But it's a Monday?" No, toilet, just water. Really.
This is a bit more slow-going. It's 10:30 am and I've only had, um, 4 ounces. I already have to pee again. I don't like this. I took a picture to show how I feel about this jug at the moment.