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Hydrating Properly + a Propel Giveaway!

by Courtney on July 10, 2014

As you guys know, I’ve been working with Propel on their Add Flavor Challenge. For this month’s challenge, Propel has asked me to take a look at my personal hydration strategy, to make sure that I’m getting the most out of each of my workouts, by staying properly hydrated.

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Last week, I had a phone conference with a few people at Propel, as well as Laura Daray, the scientist and “resident hydration expert” at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute. During the hour-long call, we discussed the importance of staying hydrated, and also had the chance to further analyze my own hydration and fueling habits.

Prior to our call, I had provided Laura with some stats/measurements so she could calculate my “sweat rate,” and get a better idea of my personal ­fitness level, hydration and fueling habits. The whole conversation was pretty interesting, and I had actually never heard of a sweat rate before. Have you guys?

But I learned that it’s used to provide an estimate of how much fluid you lose through sweat in a particular environment. And since every person has a different sweat rate, the results of the test help to develop a personal plan for fluid intake. Who knew?!

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So in order for Laura to calculate the sweat rate (since I knew nothing about it before our call), I gave her the following:

  • Weight pre-exercise
  • Weight of workout beverage pre-exercise
  • Workout type and duration (in minutes)
  • Weight post-exercise
  • Weight of workout beverage post-exercise

It was super easy to come up with the calculations, so if you want to try giving it a shot, just follow the details below:

How to Conduct the Sweat Rate Test

  • Immediately prior to exercise, record body weight (lbs) in minimal clothing.
  • Record weight of workout beverage(s) in grams or mL just prior to exercise
  • Perform workout and record time to completion (in minutes)
  • Immediately post-exercise, towel off excess sweat and record body weight (lbs) in same clothing as pre-exercise measurements
  • Record weight of workout beverage(s) in grams or mL immediately after exercise.

Once Laura had a chance to calculate my sweat rate and analyze my info, she was able to create a personal hydration plan just for me to follow during my challenge week. Here’s a breakdown of my results:

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A couple of notes about my sweat rate:

  • Based on the notes above, Laura said I did a great job at staying hydrated (woot!), which is evidenced by the 0% dehydration and zero change in bodyweight.
  • I did my calculations with doing a T25 workout video.
  • I performed my workout at 5:45am and had not had anything to drink prior to it.
  • I actually did not sweat as much as I usually do for this particular workout, so I’m not sure I’d always be considered a “light” sweater.
  • I don’t own a food scale, so I had to estimate the amount of Propel I drank during my workout.

So now that I’ve learned what my sweat rate is and how much fluid I should be taking in, I’ve been challenged to keep properly hydrated for an entire week, both with workouts and just with my day-to-day life.

Typically, this isn’t really an issue for me for my day-to-day; I always have my water bottle with me at work and feel like I’m basically drinking water all day long.

But I think keeping properly hydrated with my workouts is something that I’m going to need to keep track of more consistently. I’m officially starting my challenge today, so we’ll see how it goes. I’ll recap the challenge next week, but I’d love it if you guys wanted to participate with me! What do ya think, who’s in?

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Would a little giveaway work as an incentive to join me? Winking smile

 

Well, either way, I’ve got a fun giveaway comin’ atcha anyways! I’m giving away a Propel prize pack to a lucky STSL reader, including all sorts of awesome Propel product, a Propel towel and water bottle.

To Enter:

1. (mandatory) Leave a comment on this post sharing how you stay hydrated and/or some of your favorite tips for staying hydrated.

2. (optional) Share the giveaway on Twitter, and leave a separate comment letting me know that you did (I entered to win a @Propel_Water prize pack from @SweetToothCourt! Check it out: http://wp.me/p1g6nA-d9o”)

Open to U.S. and Canada residents only

I’ll be announcing the winner in my recap post next week, so stay tuned. Good Luck! Smile

Disclaimer: This promotion is solely sponsored by Sweet Tooth Sweet Life and has not been endorsed or approved by PepsiCo, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates. By entering, you agree to look solely to Sweet Tooth Sweet Life for any claims in connection therewith, and not to PepsiCo, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

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1 Jenn@Mark My Miles! July 10, 2014 at 6:06 am

I love to stay hydrated by carrying a bottle of MOI with me to add in my water bottles. But since I’m running in the summer months, I’d love to properly hydrate myself with Propel!
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2 Sylvia July 10, 2014 at 6:15 am

I always drink a glass of water right after waking up in the morning. I then drink a glass with my vitamins after breakfast. And I always drink at least two glasses after a workout, plus I drink a glass with every meal and that usually hits my 8 glasses a day!

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3 Brynn July 10, 2014 at 6:22 am

As a pregnant, active girl, I have to be extra sure I am hydrated. My day starts with 32oz, first thing! That way I know I have a good jump on the day. Then I add in lemon, berries or even mint to my water to keep it interesting and ensure I am getting in all of my ounces through the day!
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4 Erin July 10, 2014 at 6:32 am

I drink water throughout the day and love to add Eboost of other powder to it. I’d love to try Propel!

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5 Erica { EricaDHouse.com } July 10, 2014 at 6:41 am

I NEVER leave home without my favorite water bottle! My friends always rag on me for it. I actually brought it on a first date without even thinking about it.

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6 Makenna July 10, 2014 at 6:44 am

I usually carry my own water bottle..but now that it’s summer, and I’m at home (I’m a teacher), I’ve really been slacking. I need to do this challenge!

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7 Julie July 10, 2014 at 6:52 am

I actually always have a Propel after my long runs. After much trial and error, I found that it helps me recover much faster! Besides that, I always start my day with a big glass of water with lemon!

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8 Sara July 10, 2014 at 7:00 am

I like to have a bottle of water in my car for the hour long home commute after work. I know I’ll eat or drink whatever is in my car out of boredom!

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9 Kathleen July 10, 2014 at 7:01 am

I keep a water bottle with me all the time and since I’m not a huge fan of plain water i always keep grape propel flavor packs in my purse and in my desk

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10 Carrie July 10, 2014 at 7:06 am

I love to make a fresh pitcher of water with lemon and limes and use it to re fill my water bottle a couple times a day throughout the week. I am also a flavored water gal, usually always drink grape flavored water, even during my workouts.

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11 Danielle July 10, 2014 at 7:26 am

Simply keeping lemons and limes in the house encourages me to drink more water! I love “spa” water so adding fruit makes me feel fancy! :)

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12 Linz @ Itz Linz July 10, 2014 at 7:32 am

i keep a water bottle with me at all times!
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13 Linz @ Itz Linz July 10, 2014 at 7:33 am
14 Holly July 10, 2014 at 7:36 am

Unfortunately, I HATE plain water. So I buy a huge unsweetened iced tea each morning. After it’s finished, i keep refilling with water and add drink packets like Crystal Light. But I’d LOVE to try the Propel ones!

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15 Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog. July 10, 2014 at 7:46 am

I stay hydrated by using those adult sippy cup tumblers throughout the day. I swear, if it has a straw, I’m likely to drink 5x more of it!
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16 Kari @ Kari On July 10, 2014 at 7:48 am

When I’m at work I have my water bottle with me at all times. I actually left a meeting twice yesterday to go fill it up… At home I usually have a pitcher of Crystal Light in the fridge.
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17 Gabrielle July 10, 2014 at 7:49 am

I’m the worst when it comes to hydration! I seriously barely drink :S even when I workout for 1h or go for long runs I’ll be ok with a sip or 2 of water afterwards. This is bad haha I’ve always been like that though! My family used to call me ”the camel” since I could go on and on without drinking. As I was getting older, I started to understand the importance of hydration but it’s probably the hardest ”fitness” thing for me! Going to the gym 5-6 times a week? EASY! Eating 90%-10%? NO PROBLEM! Drinking water? ARGHHH I can’t haha Maybe this propel kit would help me :)
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18 hayley July 10, 2014 at 7:57 am

I always have a water bottle within hands reach, that way I can mindlessly drink even before I feel thirsty

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19 Melissa July 10, 2014 at 7:58 am

I stay hydrated by consuming flavored water throughout the day!

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20 Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie July 10, 2014 at 7:59 am

I just recently discovered my love for Propel! I think I stay pretty hydrated at work because I make sure to go refill my water bottle every hour. Plus, it gives me an excuse to get up and moving some.
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21 Kim @FITsique July 10, 2014 at 8:04 am

This is always the hardest part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for me. I am just not a big drinker so I really have to think about it in order to be some what on top of it. I usually add crystal lite or something similar to keep me chugging!
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22 Rachel S. July 10, 2014 at 8:05 am

I am constantly thirsty, so I have a 32 oz bubba cup that I keep at my desk, and then I have three water bottles that I keep in my fridge so that I can grab one when I am heading out the door.

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23 Talya July 10, 2014 at 8:11 am

I stay hydrated by carrying around my favorite lululemon bottle! It’s motivating to drink from such a pretty bottle!

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24 Maggie July 10, 2014 at 8:14 am

I always carry a water bottle around with me!

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25 Hannah July 10, 2014 at 8:14 am

I keep a huge water bottle at my desk at work. When it’s right in front of me, it’s easy to remember to drink from.

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26 lmm831 July 10, 2014 at 8:15 am

I use a water app to track my water. That way I make sure I am drinking all day. And reminders

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27 lmm831 July 10, 2014 at 8:15 am
28 Julissa July 10, 2014 at 8:16 am

I carry a water bottle EVERYWHERE! My friends tease me for it because I always have it. It feels weird if I ever forget it…ha!

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29 Alexandra July 10, 2014 at 8:22 am

I don’t have any good tips for hydration because I’m terrible at it!! I SO need to be better about this! I’m officially challenging myself to 70 oz per day starting today!

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30 Jessica July 10, 2014 at 8:29 am

I drink a glass of water first thing in the morning. I also carry a water bottle with me EVERYWHERE. I might also always have a case of water in my trunk…for emergencies.

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31 Britt@MyOwnBalance July 10, 2014 at 8:33 am

I keep a huge water bottle at my desk and drink from it all day long! I also sometimes flavor my water with fruit or mint to make it more enticing.
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32 Jaimie July 10, 2014 at 8:49 am

I ALWAYS have my water bottle with me and am constantly drinking throughout the day!

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33 Megan July 10, 2014 at 8:59 am

Every morning I fill up a gallon with water. I then use the gallon to fill up my water bottle every time it gets empty. It’s a great way to get in enough water for the day (although I visit the restroom frequently)!

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34 Meari July 10, 2014 at 9:02 am

I like my water cold, so I started bringing a water bottle full of ice to work. I top it off periodically during the day!
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35 Carissa C July 10, 2014 at 9:05 am

My latest kick has been adding a splash of lemon juice to my water for a touch of flavor. I’ve also discovered that if I use a straw for some reason I tend to drink more water!

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36 sara July 10, 2014 at 9:11 am

I make sure I always have my water bottle with me and that I drank constantly throughout the day.

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37 Susan July 10, 2014 at 9:14 am

No ground-breaking tip here: I keep a 33 oz water bottle filled and try to drink 2-3 filled bottles throughout the day. Especially now that I am breast-feeding again and I get so thirsty!

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38 mom#to#crazy#three July 10, 2014 at 9:15 am

I drink water all day long! And on really long runs, I bring a water bottle with me.

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39 Jennifer July 10, 2014 at 9:16 am

I carry my water bottle everywhere. It’s heavy but worth it.

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40 Kaitlin G July 10, 2014 at 9:16 am

My tip to stay hydrated is keeping a water bottle with me at all times! Even if I’m just leaving for a quick errand, I never leave home without one

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41 Shawna July 10, 2014 at 9:18 am

i have an almost-phobia of being stuck anywhere without water for, like, .2 seconds, so i cannot leave the apartment without a full water bottle in my hand/purse and i always have water glasses scattered alllll over the place. on my long runs, i either carry a hand-held water bottle with me or else map a route that i know has water fountains dotting it. :)

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42 Layla July 10, 2014 at 9:18 am

I bring a water bottle with me to work everyday and just keep refilling it all day.

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43 Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie July 10, 2014 at 9:28 am

I make sure to never leave the house without my waterbottle!
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44 Sara R. July 10, 2014 at 9:37 am

I work full time and can often forget to drink water throughout the day. If I keep a water bottle next to my computer monitor it will serve as a reminder to hydrate! Also love propel after long runs!

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45 Sam July 10, 2014 at 9:37 am

I have been making pitchers of fruit infused waters. Watermelon is my new favorite!

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46 Alaina July 10, 2014 at 9:38 am

Call me the human camel. I drink water all throughout the day and have a BPA-free water bottle with me at all times. I make sure this 32oz bottle gets refilled three times throughout the day, and four if I exercise. :)

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47 Patty July 10, 2014 at 9:38 am

I found a few years ago that even though I carry a water bottle with me, while I was at work I wasn’t drinking enough water. I now have a large plastic glass with a straw right next to me. Because of the straw I have a habit of sipping all day, which it turn gets me to take breaks. I stick in some stretching while I get water or stop at the bathroom..

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48 Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire July 10, 2014 at 9:48 am

I am always, always, always drinking water! I keep a water bottle at my desk and constantly drink from it. My coworkers always make fun of me because they say they’ve never seen anyone drink as much water as I do! :)
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49 Renee Smith July 10, 2014 at 9:48 am

I take my big, giant water jug with me everywhere! I always pack it full of ice, too. It’s alot easier to stay hydrated in the hot months because I’m always looking for a cold drink. Winter is another story lol!
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50 kelly July 10, 2014 at 9:50 am

If I add a little flavor to it, I am much better about drinking it, so i always have something on hand.

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51 Kim July 10, 2014 at 9:50 am

I run a corporate wellness center. Being constantly on the move means that I carry a Camelbak filled with H2O with me at all times! To break up the monotony of drinking plain ole’ water, I use Propel packets. Grape is currently my flavor of choice! I’d love to have the opportunity to win a gift oak from Propel!

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52 Charlotte July 10, 2014 at 9:56 am

I am always drinking water because I constantly have my water bottle at my desk and with me. Sometimes I add a bit of lemon or cucumber to mix it up!

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53 Natalie July 10, 2014 at 9:58 am

To hydrate I carry a water bottle with me wherever I go!

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54 anastacia mosher July 10, 2014 at 10:05 am

I always fill up my 3 water bottles in the morning and bring them with me to work or wherever I go. I know that they are my recommended amount of water for the day so I try to always finish them.

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55 Tierney S July 10, 2014 at 10:16 am

I keep lemon in my water during the day to encourage myself to drink up all day long! I sweat a lot during workouts and am always thirsty! I try to drink extra water during the day if I know I am going to do a hard workout at night.

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56 Joy July 10, 2014 at 10:19 am

I drink a lot. And I’m trying really hard to get away from diet sodas and crystal light… This week it FINALLY occurred to me that I could make herbal iced teas and sweeten them with nu naturals stevia (the only I like) and have a great treat! Last night I created lemonade with a half a lemon and 5 drops of lemon stevia and the had 3 more (so yeah 64 ounces of water in half an hour but it was soooo good)
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57 Katie@LifesNextBigStep July 10, 2014 at 10:23 am

I have a 32oz water bottle at work that I drink 2 of during the work day, then more when I get home (usually 1 or 2 12oz glasses of water). I stopped drinking sugary drinks about a year ago so water is my go-to, although I love knowing the benefits of something like Propel from a hard days workout – especially to get the electrolytes back!
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58 Megan July 10, 2014 at 10:29 am

I keep a 1.5L water bottle with me at work to remind me to drink water throughout the day. I try and drink 2 of those before bed!

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59 Ashley Bri July 10, 2014 at 10:30 am

I always carry a water bottle with me wherever I go!

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60 Jill N July 10, 2014 at 10:33 am

Charlotte, NC is hot even at 6AM during my runs. I carry a handheld water bottle filled with ice water to keep hydrated on my long sweaty runs!

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61 Taylor Ray July 10, 2014 at 10:42 am

I just make sure I always have a water bottle!

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62 Laur July 10, 2014 at 10:49 am

I stay hydrated by making sure I double fist my coffee with water. I drink A LOT of coffee, so I know it’s important to help flush it out with pure H2O!

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63 christy July 10, 2014 at 10:51 am

I keep a large water bottle at work and make myself drink 3-4 of them per day

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64 erin July 10, 2014 at 10:55 am

I always drink a full glass of water with every snack and meal!

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65 Wanda July 10, 2014 at 11:16 am

I always have my water bottle with me. I drink it throughout the day at work.

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66 Carrie July 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

I always carry a water bottle with me but it must be ICE cold! When I get bored with water, I like to add some lemon to give it a little something!
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67 Amy July 10, 2014 at 11:21 am

I drink water throughout the day especially before, during and after a workout.

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68 Emma July 10, 2014 at 11:23 am

I stay hydrated by carrying my water bottle with me throughout the day. Also limes and lemons cut up in water makes it a little more tasty!

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69 Marissa July 10, 2014 at 11:25 am

I keep a water bottle at my desk at work too and sip at it all day long. I also always fill up a thermos with green tea and have that throughout the day.

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70 Moira July 10, 2014 at 11:37 am

I take my 32oz nalgene everywhere and try to drink 2-3 a day! It also helps to add flavor packets or fresh fruit to my water!

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71 Summer Marie July 10, 2014 at 12:02 pm

I’m not a huge fan of plain water, so I’ll pour half a glass of diet green tea and fill the rest with regular H2O. This way, I’m staying hydrated without staining my teeth as badly or taking in too much caffeine!

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72 Nikki July 10, 2014 at 12:02 pm

I have a large water bottle next to me at all times.

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73 Katherine July 10, 2014 at 12:05 pm

I always have a water bottle with me.

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74 Heather G. July 10, 2014 at 12:16 pm

I keep a water bottle on my desk and make sure I have to refill it 2-3 times a day

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75 Shannon July 10, 2014 at 12:48 pm

I bring my water bottle with me wherever I go.

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76 Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating July 10, 2014 at 12:55 pm

I keep my intake of caffeinated beverages down throughout the day so they aren’t pulling more water out of my body and I’m taking in more water, and flavored waters.

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77 nat July 10, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Water bottle with me at all times and sadly, my diet coke fix. Love to use flavor drops and have some at home (:

Can always use more…they go quickly!

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78 nat July 10, 2014 at 12:58 pm

I tweeted about the giveaway

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79 Emily July 10, 2014 at 1:06 pm

The most important thing I did regarding my hydration was finding the water bottle that works for me…I tried many kinds and never was able to drink my goal amounts of water until I found my nalgene…it works for me and sometimes, well usually, I go over my goal of water for the day when I keep it with me all day long :)

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80 Karoline July 10, 2014 at 1:13 pm

I usually get super thirsty on my runs. Instead of learning from my mistakes and bringing water or a drink with me next run, I typically guzzle A LOT of water and/or some sort of sports drink. I also find it helpful if I drink lots of water throughout the day.

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81 Darrecia July 10, 2014 at 1:18 pm

I used to do a better job of staying hydrated. While in graduate school, I would do my best to finish my 24 oz water bottle during spin class. Sometimes I did and other times I didn’t. I usually just drink water, I tend to stay away from Powerade and Gatorade

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82 Erin July 10, 2014 at 1:16 pm

When I first started drinking more water, I would make a huge (2 gallon jug) of water each evening for the next day…water with oranges, limes, and mint leaves. SO GOOD. Now, I always have some kind of fun water cup at my desk. The rule is that every time I get up to walk or stretch my legs, I have to fill up my water glass again. It makes it SO much easier to get the required amount to stay hydrated :)

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83 Sarah @ Sweet Miles July 10, 2014 at 1:26 pm

I keep a Hydro Flask water bottle on my desk all day at work. That way, my water stays cool all day and I’m more likely to drink it and keep myself hydrated and feeling refreshed!
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84 Amy July 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Hello Courtney,
Great information about hydrating properly! Neat that you are partnering up with Propel for this Giveaway! I hope I win!

To answer your question, I work out first thing in the morning. Before I go, I drink about 12 ounces of flavored water. Then, I have a Nathan Hydration belt with 2 10 oz bottles filled with water. I drink both while I’m working out (hiking/jogging). Then, when I get home, I shower and make breakfast. With breakfast, I do drink a mug of coffee (not so hydrating), but alongside it, I have 8 oz of flavored water. Then, through the day, I sip on flavored water.

The giveaway for Propel would be great to win because I’d add it to all the water I drink. I used to buy the stuff, but it just got too costly after awhile with all the H2O I drink. Ha!

~Amy :-)

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85 latanya July 10, 2014 at 1:45 pm

I drink the majority of my water at work during the day to help me stay hydrated and in case I slack off when I get home.

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86 latanya July 10, 2014 at 1:46 pm
87 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries July 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm

I carry a water bottle with me pretty much everywhere I go. I also aim to drink a full glass of water with each meal and snack.
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88 kate July 10, 2014 at 2:15 pm

I always have a water bottle with me and just suggested a water cooler at work actually. The Propel Black Cherry is a favorite!!! I also make fruit infused water and LOVE it. A mason jar of ice and cucumber and green apples is the way t go. Just order a diffuser ( seen shark tank no less!!!!) and am excited to see if that motivates me.

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89 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 10, 2014 at 2:20 pm

For me, the biggest thing is to have water WITH me! Whether I’m running or at CrossFit, if I have it with me then I’ll be sure to drink it when I need it. If it’s on the other side of the box, I won’t drink it. If it’s in my car while I’m running, I can’t drink it. But if it’s WITH me, I will! Simple as that! :)
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90 Jennifer July 10, 2014 at 2:22 pm

This might sound weird, but one way I make sure I drink enough water is to make sure I have half filled water bottles in the freezer. I love ice water so I fill my bottles about 1/3-1/2 and set them in the freezer on a tilt. This way I can fill them with water from the faucet (or brita) and there’s already a huge ice cube in there to keep them cold! I’m drinking water this way right now. :)

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91 Kari F July 10, 2014 at 2:49 pm

At work I always have a glass of water on my desk. Otherwise I have a water bottle with me. If it’s there I will drink and refill it!

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92 Ashley S July 10, 2014 at 3:10 pm

I stay hydrated by keeping water at my desk at work at all times!

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93 Ashley S July 10, 2014 at 3:11 pm
94 Sri July 10, 2014 at 3:12 pm

I can be bad about drinking enough water some days but keeping a bottle or glass on the table always helps to remind me.

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95 Noelle July 10, 2014 at 3:21 pm

I always have my 24 oz. Weight Watchers water bottle with me….I refill when I need to during the day. While exercising I always drink my water…and after!

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96 Julie @ my sweet & healthy life July 10, 2014 at 3:35 pm

My favourite way to stay hydrated these days is with fresh fruits flavored water! So many options! And I always make sure to carry my bottle of water e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e!

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97 Julie @ my sweet & healthy life July 10, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Tweeted about the giveaway! Yay!
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98 Jen D July 10, 2014 at 3:44 pm

I always have a full water bottle with me! Sometimes I get fancy and add in lemons and limes!

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99 Carrie July 10, 2014 at 4:30 pm

I constantly carry a water bottle with me. I like to add lemon wedges to switch it up!

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100 Ash @ Ash's Right Direction July 10, 2014 at 4:48 pm

I always have a bottle of water with me on the treadmill and for my workout dvds. I am terrible about keeping water with me when I go for runs though :/
I always have a bottle of water with me during the day!
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101 Kari K July 10, 2014 at 5:18 pm

My big ol’ water bottle is always by me side!

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102 Samantha @ Anatomy of My World July 10, 2014 at 5:20 pm

I always have a refillable water bottle with me!
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103 Kortney k July 10, 2014 at 5:53 pm

I always have a huge water bottle with me!

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104 sarah h July 10, 2014 at 5:56 pm

I use a bobble water bottle which has a filter in it. That makes me more inclined to drink water in public places where I otherwise might have been hesitant to drink the water!

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105 Erin m. July 10, 2014 at 6:19 pm

I always carry water with me!

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106 Amanda L July 10, 2014 at 6:56 pm

I keep a water bottle at my desk and drink from it all day long.

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107 Molly DeMond July 10, 2014 at 7:02 pm

I make water “fun” by drinking coffee, tea, stevia flavor drops with my water. Or fruit slices!

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108 Ellen S July 10, 2014 at 7:26 pm

I set reminders on my phone and then I make sure to drink up when it goes off!

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109 Natalie July 10, 2014 at 7:57 pm

I never used to drink a lot of water but when I started adding Mio water enhancers, suddenly I am drinking all the time!

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110 Tracey July 10, 2014 at 8:06 pm

I drink water constantly with my camel bak water bottle!

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111 Vicky July 10, 2014 at 8:35 pm

I keep myself hydrated by drinking a cup of water every hour during my work day because I’m always running around and drink my Nutribullet shakes once in home to pack in nutrients

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112 Emily July 10, 2014 at 8:36 pm

I love the Peach Propel! So good! To stay hydrated,I carry my water bottle with me wherever I go! I never leave home without it.

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113 Katie G July 10, 2014 at 10:21 pm

I try to drink a lot of water at my desk at work. If I’m bored and feel like nibbling, I drink water instead. It satisfies the need to snack and means I wasn’t really hungry in the first place.

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114 Ashley N. July 10, 2014 at 10:49 pm

For some reason, if I have a HUGE water bottle with me, I drink way more in a day. Also water has to be my first beverage of the day, or I want everything to drink BUT water for the remainder of the day.

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115 beckie July 10, 2014 at 10:49 pm

I always have my trusty Camelbak by my side-I got so addicted to ice water when pregnant that I had to buy an insulated cover for my bottles! Everyone knows that is my bottle, no matter where I am at.

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116 Andrea July 10, 2014 at 11:58 pm

i keep a water bottle in every location – my desk at home, cubicle at work, gym bag, etc.

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117 Melissa July 11, 2014 at 12:56 am

I carry my Contigo water bottle with me pretty much everywhere to stay hydrated throughout the day.

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118 Melissa July 11, 2014 at 12:57 am
119 Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness July 11, 2014 at 12:59 am

Interesting, I’ve never heard of sweat rate before either… but I have a feeling that mine would be high because I sweat a lot during workouts! This is probably one of the reasons why I feel the need to drink water nonstop. I drink a ton of water and always make sure to have a water bottle/glass of water nearby. I don’t even go out to run a little errand without bringing water with me!
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120 Krista July 11, 2014 at 7:00 am

I didn’t know there was such thing as a sweat rate…..I don’t sweat much …..I stayed fueled all day by just making sure I always have water in my bag no matter where I’m going

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121 Caylin July 11, 2014 at 7:16 am

I’m so active during the day and always have a bottle with me. I recently tried the propel drinks as a different change to water….I love them!!!!

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122 April V July 11, 2014 at 9:34 am

I try to keep my tumbler filled with ice water at all times of the day making me more prone to keep sippin’ :)

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123 Kim @ Racing Bananas July 11, 2014 at 9:49 am

I stay hydrated by drinking lots of water all day – if I”m at work or working out, it’s filled up and at my side!
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124 Laura G. July 11, 2014 at 10:07 am

I am currently breastfeeding, so staying hydrated is mandatory for me! I put the liquid water enhancers in my water, helps to me to drink a lot more water! I get bored with just plain water!

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125 Natalie P. July 11, 2014 at 10:15 am

I always carry a BPA-free nalgene with me everywhere I go and in between patients, swig a gulp! I especially need it during the hot summer months :)

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126 meredith July 11, 2014 at 10:45 am

My best way is to freeze water in a half full bottle then add the rest in the morning so it stays cold. Cause nothing tastes worse than warm water at the end of a workout!

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127 Lori July 11, 2014 at 11:32 am

I always carry my tervis and drink water all day!

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128 Denisse Porras July 11, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Honestly, I don’t drink that much water which is so so so bad but I also figure that i eat TONS of fresh fruit, like a lot, so maybe i’m getting my hydration from that? Either way, I have been trying to incorporate a little bit more water in my diet so hopefully that’ll make me feel better..

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129 Jessica w July 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm

I try and put water in a 32 oz. mason jar so I know i should drink at least 3 throughout the day. it makes it seem easy

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130 Jessica w July 11, 2014 at 3:06 pm
131 Ellyn July 11, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Before I go for a run, I always fill up a water bottle with water and ice and stick it in the fridge so I have a chilled drink ready to go when I get back!

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132 Jennifer July 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Love adding fruit, mint to my water makes it delicious to stay hydrated!

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133 Jennifer July 11, 2014 at 4:21 pm

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134 KARENANN SHARROTT July 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm

I carry my water bottle around with me all day. I make sure to drink up a whole bottle first thing when I get up and then all day long! I drink a lot of water during my daily workouts, and I’d love to try out Propel while I’m working out!

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135 KARENANN SHARROTT July 11, 2014 at 4:24 pm

I tweeted about the giveaway!!!!

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136 Jennifer L. July 11, 2014 at 6:23 pm

I am such a thirsty person. I carry my camelbak with me almost everywhere. Gotta have my water bottle with me!

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137 shaunie July 11, 2014 at 7:10 pm

Usually stay hydrated by drinking water and water based drinks, and wearing a hat to shield from the sun

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138 shaunie July 11, 2014 at 7:12 pm
139 Lindsey July 11, 2014 at 7:54 pm

I stay hydrated by carrying my Contigo everywhere with me so that I am constantly reminded to drink up! I also love Propel and always make a point of stocking up on it at Costco when it goes on sale.

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140 Katie M July 11, 2014 at 8:55 pm

I bring a water bottle with me whenever I leave home, and when I run, I often wear a fuel belt or camelbak so that I can stay hydrated.

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141 Katie M July 11, 2014 at 8:57 pm
142 jessica z July 11, 2014 at 10:38 pm

I stay hydrated by keeping a bottle of water with me at all times and refilling when needed.

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143 jessica z July 11, 2014 at 10:40 pm
144 Debbie (accidently delish) July 11, 2014 at 10:52 pm

i have a water bottle on me almost always. i carry one of those big refillable ones and make it a point to at least finish one through out the day!

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145 Caroline July 12, 2014 at 7:44 am

My Camelbak Eddy water bottle has made a huge difference in my ability to stay hydrated! The straw and bite valve combination make it so easy to drink from. I just sip from it all day long!!

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146 Jessica G July 12, 2014 at 9:30 am

I always have my 1-liter camelback with me! It has measurements on the outside so I am able to easily tell if I am meeting my hydration goals!!

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147 Floey July 12, 2014 at 10:48 am

I use crystal light in my water to make it more drinkable :)
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148 Nina July 12, 2014 at 12:41 pm

I drink about 4-5 water bottles a day at work. I stay hydrated plus I get up and walk around every time I go to the restroom since I sit all day #officelifeprobz

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149 Danielle July 12, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Carrying around a reusable water bottle has helped me get into the habit of drinking water all day! I also like adding cucumber or lemon for some extra flavor!

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150 Amélie July 12, 2014 at 10:40 pm

I add cucumber to my water so i think of drinking more water

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151 Annette July 13, 2014 at 1:03 pm

I stay hydrated by keeping water near me at all times. I’m so used to drinking all day long that I don’t even think about it. When I’ve tried to keep track, I’ve found that I’ve always had more than enough.

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152 Annette July 13, 2014 at 1:10 pm
153 Seth July 13, 2014 at 1:16 pm

I stay hydrated by bringing reusable water bottles wherever I go.

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154 Laura T. July 13, 2014 at 1:19 pm

i always flavor my water with different things (ex. lemon, lime, fruit) to keep it interesting!

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155 Tisha July 13, 2014 at 5:49 pm

I have a water bottle with me at all times. As long as it’s ice cold I’m good to go.

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156 Becky July 13, 2014 at 8:44 pm

I always have an insulated cup with me filled with ice water. It keeps me and my kiddos hydrated throughout the day!

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157 Alissa A July 14, 2014 at 8:52 pm

I stay hydrated by waking up with a glass of water and keeping a bottle near me all day. I need lots of flavors to keep me drinking!

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158 Kristen July 15, 2014 at 7:17 am

I stay hydrated by always sipping on water. I carry one of my 100 water bottles with me. I also sometimes add propel flavor packets. love the lemon!

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159 Jonnie July 15, 2014 at 9:09 pm

I find electrolyte freezies are a great way to stay hydrated in the summer heat

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160 Tabathia B July 15, 2014 at 10:20 pm

I like to drink gatorade to stay hydrated

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161 Hayley July 17, 2014 at 10:39 pm

I carry around a mason jar of water all the time!

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