Believe me, you’re not the only one who gets tired of drinking plain-ol’ water. And, you’re not the only one who chokes it down anyway in an attempt to get the mandatory 8-10 glasses a day you’re supposed to drink to maintain hydration, even before exercise is factored into the equation.
With that said, water is of the utmost importance for maximizing the synergism required for optimum performance. The best advice I can give you is to make sure you always have a supply of sugar-free drink mixes such as Crystal Light or Propel handy. With Crystal Light just use only one-quarter to one-half of the amount recommended on the label.
Another strategy I use is to squeeze a bit of lemon or lime juice in my water jug to give it a little extra tang. However, quite often, I find myself without a lemon or lime to squeeze.
In that case, I recommend adding just a splash of your favorite fruit juice to a tall glass of water. The trick is to pour the juice last into the almost full glass. This way the flavor hits your taste buds straight away with an intense burst. It makes chugging down the rest of the glass a lot more enjoyable.
It’s all about making water more enjoyable, and it’s easy to do.