MBS May Foodie Challenge: Water!

Fruits full of Water
Time to Focus on Food!

DIET AND NUTRITION FOR SAN ANTONIO FITNESS JUNKIES

Yes, you read that right. After six months of working on strength and conditioning goals, it’s time to work on another key component of overall health: diet and nutrition. (And yes, we’re taking a really liberal use of the word ‘foodie’ here…)

And with Fiesta behind us, and summer dead ahead, there’s probably no better time to put down the queso and really tune into all the elements of dietary intake and the huge impact that can make on how you look and feel.

THE GOAL: FOCUS AND COMMIT!

That said, the goal is the same: we want to focus on one key component and commit to it for the next 30 days. During that time, tune in to how you feel throughout the process, any resistance you put up, and what you learn along the way. Now, onto the challenge… Drink up!

Bottle of Water Pouring into a Glass
Drink Up!

For the next 30 days, your goal is to drink water, and only water, as your beverage for the duration of the month.

That means no coffee, tea, juice, alcohol, diet sodas, soft drinks, energy drinks, flavored beverages, etc. Basically, if it’s not water, you don’t get to drink it. Period.

WHY?

Like our fitness challenge, we want to test ourselves a bit, stretch our comfort zone, shore up any weaknesses, and learn something in the process.

By focusing only on H2O, chances are you’ll increase your overall water intake, decrease your caloric intake, and find out pretty quickly if you have a dependency on any unnecessary externals (alcohol, caffeine, etc.)

So, If you find you can’t function without your morning joe, maybe it’s time to look at your overall sleep, rest and recovery patterns. If you can’t wind down at the end of the day without alcohol, maybe it’s time to look at overall stress levels and find new ways to relax. And if you find you rely heavily on juices, it may be time to look at incorporating more actual raw fruits and vegetables in your diet.

All that, just from changing what you drink!

So there you have it. A simple, yet complex challenge to kick off our new series. Give it a try, and see what you learn in the process. We’d love to hear from you on how you’re doing with it all. Share your comments, tips, complaints, questions in the comments section below to help keep everyone motivated!

Bottoms up!

MBS Personal Trainer and Author of this Blog Post, Tom Trevino
MBS Personal Trainer Tom Treviño. Read his bio here.
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