January 2nd: Drink 64oz of Water Everyday for a Week

I think a huge part of everyone’s new year’s resolutions is always to be healthier. A lot of the time I think we make these outlandish, impossible to reach goals and then feel like a failure when we don’t reach them.

So instead of putting out there I am going to lose 50 lbs or exercise EVERYDAY, I’m just going to say I am going to strive to be healthier.

I think this task, drinking 64 oz of water everyday is a great way to kick that off. To help me, I am going to go buy some new water bottles and some strawberries, lemon and mint. I’m going to chop up the fruits and put it in the water bottle and let it rest. It adds great flavor to the water without making it bad for you, and will make it easier to drink!

I am resolving to do this for one week, but hopefully I can make it a habit!

March 7th: Swim at a Waterfall

Now this! This! Is something I have always wanted to do and what better place to swim at a waterfall than Hawai’i, particularly Maui.

It was an incredible day with tons of waterfalls as we drove along the Road to Hana. If you have never been and ever find yourself in Maui, I highly recommend taking a day and driving this road. If you have rented your own car, download the app: Shaka Guide App. It tells you great places to see, eat, explore, skip and has some tidbits of history and plays local music. I loved it!

The road itself is a very narrow, curvy and sometimes one lane trek through Maui’s rainforest. Here’s a very quick glance at the road itself:

Road to Hana

Stops along the road are amazing. Even just pull offs to catch a glimpse of the ocean or waterfalls in the distance.

View of falls

We came across this waterfall and it is where I decided to take my swim!

It was amazing! and freezing cold.

We saw some pretty amazing other sites along the way. The Black Sand Beach with lava tubes:

Black Sand Beach

Inside Lava Tube in Black Sand Beach

Ate some amazing fish and chips in the Nahiku Marketplace.

Nahiku Marketplace: Island Chef

Fish & Chips from Island Chef

Had ice cream made with coconut milk from Coconut Glen’s.

Coconut Glen’s

Coffee Toffee ice cream from Coconut Glen’s

There were some other amazing waterfalls too!

Overall, an amazing day- made even more amazing because I got to swim at a waterfall!

May 4th: Make Fresh Fruit Water

If I’ve said it once, I’ve probably said it like a hundred times this year… trying and exploring things like this makes me realize all the things out there that I can be doing on a regular basis that can help me feel better or live healthier.

I drank so much extra water today because it tasted so good. All I did was cut up a whole lemon and dropped in four raspberries. I let it sit for a couple hours and then when I drank all the water I just refilled with the same fruit. It stayed delicious all day.

Here’s some recipes for other waters: Infused Water Ideas.

March 1st: Try a New Shampoo

I have actually read that changing your shampoo on a regular basis is good for your hair, particularly because your hair gets somewhat immune to a brand or kind after a while.

Because of this I quite often switch what I am using but in most cases I switch between three different kinds and do not try new ones often.

So at the store I just randomly picked a new shampoo that seemed legit.

Coconut Water Shampoo
I went all out and bought the conditioner too. 😂

I used it tonight and my hair seems to be a little healthier. I guess I will see how it looks and feels tomorrow.

January 26th: Drink Nothing but Water Today

Aside from my morning smoothie, which has become a necessity now a days, particularly because I’m not eating meat and the smoothie is a great source of protein… today I drink nothing but water! 

Since it’s 7pm I am pretty much already there. Big glass of water with dinner and then water to go to bed and I have done my task for the day!

I watched an interesting video this morning too to kick it off. The person who created the video tested the pH level of different bottled water. You should all watch it, it is super interesting!

pH Level in Bottled Waters

But also, you should read these 10 Benefits of Drinking Water!

Or 34 Proven Ways Water Makes You Awesome that are not all about just drinking it.