Chug it

Good afternoon pumpkins!

A few days I woke up with a terrible headache, dizziness, and severe nausea. I thought I had managed to catch a serious virus or the flu. Lucky for me, it was 7am and my mom was still home. I was too dizzy to get out of bed and I had to textmy mom to rescue me with ginger ale and a cold glass of water. She brought in the thermometer to check my temperature: Normal. (Thanks for saving me mom :).. Moms always know best!)

Weird, but I was feeling too awful to self-diagnose myself and went back to sleep.

I woke up that morning at 10am. I don’t remember the last time I slept past 7am. I knew something was off. I chugged some more water and started to feel better. Then it clicked: I was dehydrated

Signs of dehydration:

  • dizziness
  • headache
  • nausea/vomiting
  • thirst
  • dry mouth
  • sleepiness
  • decreased urine output

Let’s just say I could have checked all  of those off that morning.

Water makes up 60% of your body’s composition. It helps to flush toxins, rehydrate your body, and carries nutrients to your cells.

The Mayo clinic recommends to hydrate the day before any strenuous workout and to replenish water stores during and after exercising as well (source). They recommend anywhere from 1-3 cups of water pre workout.

After learning my lesson the hard way. I always have an extra water bottle on hand along with my favorite tervis tumblr ;)

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How do you keep yourself hydrated during the day?

How to prepare

Good morning pumpkins!
My classes have been great this week. Okay I lied a little – I’ve been overwhelmed, stressed, and have cried everyday but I’m on a better track now and feeling more confident!

So far the best part of the week is that school is closing early today due to the hurricane that’s coming Saturday night/Sunday morning. I haven’t figured out why but I’m not going to question it.

How am I planning to sustain this possible bad hurricane that our area has never experienced?

1. STOCK UP ON CEREAL

No this is not my whole stash. It’s just all I could reach for.

2. Batteries and Flashlights. GO check them! We have hanging power lines around our house so chances are we’re going to lose power – we do almost every time there’s just a little thunderstorm.

3. If you suspect you may lose power turn your fridge on really cold the night before. This way the food will become really cold and will stay colder longer if you do happen to loser power.

4. Precook foods!

Go buy some vegetables and precook them! I plan on cooking all the frozen and fresh vegetables we have. I have no problem eating cold vegetables, I just can’t eat them raw or frozen.

5. Stock up on non-perishable foods.

Bars and nut butters. You can’t go wrong.

6. Lots of water.

Yes I bought bottled water. The other day we had a water main break with suspected E.Coli so it’s either boil water or drink bottled water. If you also happen to have a water main break or lose water in general it’s always good to have this around.

6. Don’t forget these babies

They’ll need food too!

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Question: How was your week?

When was the last time you were affected by some severe weather? What did you do to prepare