The Math of Water

For those of you trying to increase your water intake for each day what goals are you trying to meet? I personally like the gallon a day goal and would like to one day up it to two gallons a day but I am not holding my breath on that.

So how do you know if you’re getting a gallon a day? Easy. Math. I know, math is everywhere and in everything it would seem but this one is easy. If you cook, bake or do any of those things you already know a little something about measuring.

8 ounces = 1/2 gallon. So if you want to do a gallon you will need to do twice the amount in ounces–16 ounces for 1 gallon. (Thanks to the Betty Crocker cookbook for verifying that bit of math on the 1/2 gallon for me.)

So the next question is how many ounces are in the cup/glass you are using for your water. For me I use a glass that has 1 1/2 cups of water in it. Math again, 1 1/2 cup + 1 1/2 cup = 3 cups. (If you don’t know how much your cup/glass holds use a measuring cup to pour water into the glass and find out.)

So how do you keep up with the cups drank? That’s up to you but there are two ways that I can think of and both will depend on your memory. You can put down a mark on paper for every glass…you’ll need to remember to do this with every glass and then remember to do the math based on the ounces in each glass.


You could  write down the numbers 1-16 on the calendar or paper and scratch them off with each glass of water you pour (you’ll have to drink it before pouring another in the same glass).

If you are using a glass that holds 1.5 cups of water then 1 glass+1 glass will = 3 (1.5+1.5=3… in case you missed the math on the 1.5 cups in 1 glass thing.)

It’s really not complicated and kind of comes down to memory if you are going to try to document how much water you are drinking a day. A simpler method is to use a container that holds 1 gallon of water and finish the entire container before filling it up. This works if you don’t have somebody in the house who will gladly take your container and start drinking out of it.

And of course if you don’t care about your water intake then you don’t need to do any of this…just make sure you drink plenty of water to keep your body, skin, and health on the upward track to good instead of the downward track to dehydrated.

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The Move of a Lounge

With the chaise lounge sofa moved just a little I was able to do a complete wheel barrel starting from right hand around without hitting the furniture but going left around I had to try to move my head a little to get around without hitting the furniture.  I think I move a bit while trying to start the other rotation.

Still, it was my first time in complete rotation for both sides and I have to say it is hard. It’s really hard. But it is worth trying so I will try it again and see if I can scale up to the suggested max of three rounds. I don’t know when,  but that’s the great thing about working out—you start low, aim high and have a lot of fun challenging yourself along the way.

Are you already good at the move? Are you planning to try it? Have fun. Stay safe. And as always…

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Loving It Every Day

Working out is great for keeping in shape, maintaining weight, and even reducing stress. One of the things I love about it is how great I feel when I’m done. There’s this thought of, “I did that,” that comes to my mind when I’m hot, sweaty and feeling a thrill of exhaustion. I don’t have enough room anywhere to do wheelbarrow but I can do what I think of as windshield wiper on my bed and I finally reached doing 18 if I only count in one direction and double that if I count doing it in the opposite direction separate. I even tried wheelbarrow again in the living room but that pesky couch always gets in my way. I did get farther on one side than the other but there is still the couch to deal with and my head simply won’t magically go through the barrier. Oh well, it’s still farther than I got the first time.

I really do love working out. It’s probably more than the fitness, more than the meeting the challenge, more than the physical goals and more than the toning up body; I think part of it is I always feel better after I do it—physically, mentally, emotionally.

Perhaps working out is my therapist. It’s super hard to think about the things going wrong when I’m pushing the workout harder than I did before. It’s like saying no matter what is going on outside of you, sometimes inside of you, you can make this happen. You can scale up and make it even if you can’t save the world.

Yeah; I love working out. Call it my therapist, call it my saving grace, call it whatever you want; I just know I love it.

Whatever your workout routine and goals are, have fun, stay safe and as always…

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Kitchen Time

I like the homemade bread and now that there is a working bread machine in the house again it’s easier than a lot of the sans machine bread so I can mix it, drop it and let it do what it needs in the machine while I work on something else. But I do still like to do it by hand too.

IMG_0603Make your own croutons with your homemade bread, add it to a salad mixed with rice and veggies for lunch, dinner or whatever meal you want and you have a healthy and delicious dish.

The great thing about getting up and cooking your own food is that you can get it your way all the way anytime you put in a little time on it. Leftovers are good too so if you make too much you have lunch or dinner for tomorrow too. I kind of don’t like leftovers. I always seem to want to do a different meal when I can but when busy there is nothing to stop me from going for the leftovers—well, except if somebody else ate them first.

What’s your favorite meal to make up?

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Switching It Up

I know I mentioned before that I was getting a little tired of my regular workout and that I wanted to mix some things up. I added a video I used to do but I rarely feel like it’s as good as what I do without videos. While reading Shape magazine (one of the free ones I was able to get for a year) I find workouts sometimes. Some of those workouts could be fun and some wouldn’t work for me. The one I kind of liked is when they mentioned doing martial arts. If you’re throwing punches or doing kicks you are using your abs too so you get a total body workout.

Have you come across any workouts you tried recently? Did you love them enough to try them again?

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Truth Be Told…

One of my favorite places for spinach is in green smoothies but I also love it in a naked salad. Naked salad means I’m not using dressing on it. The croutons in this salad are homemade from homemade bread. No animals involved…that’s good for a vegetarian/vegan.


What veggies do you like for your salads or smoothies?

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New Workout Moves

The joy of signing up for all these free magazines is that sometimes you get something you can actually use. The travel mags make sense because I am studying more of the adventure travel business thing now, and the workout ones make sense because I love to workout. Cosmopolitan really didn’t make sense, but it was free so I took it. This month I found something about The Wheelbarrow Plannk. If you haven’t heard about it then look it up and try it.

I would love to give the details but this isn’t mine and being a writer myself I hate when people steal my work and give people the entire story with the ending included. With this Wheel Barrow move it’s coming up on page 100 of the November 2017 Cosmopolitan. You might be able to find this at your local library just don’t rip the page out because somebody else might want to know too.

They have it listed as flat abs, glorious glutes and strong arms. Have fun and as always…

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Like it or Love it?

This week the workout is coming in hard and fast. I keep telling myself to just spend the week doing dance workouts but jogging around my room feels so good I just can’t seem to stop. A little longer here. A little longer there. Yes, I love this type of workout. I have to say there is something about dripping with sweat during the workout and seeing it glisten on my skin after I’m finished cooling down and stretching that let’s me look and say, “you did that; do it again.” I love working out.

Do any of you have a workout that you like doing? That you love doing? I hope so. It’s more fun when you love it.

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Scale It Up

I talk about doing the scale up thing for workouts but sometimes I think it’s good to change it up too. Sometimes in making changes you’ll find you have to scale up on the new techniques.

What’s next on my workout list? I don’t know. I told my mom as I was reading Shape that the lady talking about how meditation doesn’t work for her yet she feels so much better emotionally after an aerobic workout that I can understand her. I still suck at meditation. I’ve tried it but I think about a gazillion other things no matter how much I try not to. Put on my Godsmack’s Faceless CD in my room and I can hit the tile running, doing a bit of HIIT some days, pushups on Stand Alone, planks going for at least a one and a half minute hold each time and I feel so great when I’m done. It’s rare that I get bored with jogging around my room but I keep telling myself maybe I should find something else too.

Have I found anything else that makes me hit the showers feeling that alive after a workout? No. Not really. I finish off hot, dripping sweat, yet somehow feeling so amazingly great. If I hit the fifty minute mark instead of the forty or thirty I did the day before I feel even better.

It’s not like I hit the workout devoid of thought or anything. I just find myself thinking about running a marathon (one I know won’t happen because if my leg gives out the bed is softer than the concrete). I took my sickest days off but I’m ready to get back to it once I can stop coughing more than I sleep.

So what keeps you motivated during a workout? What inspires you to keep going, scale it up or change it up?

Whatever you like to do have fun, stay safe and above all else…

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After the Storm Part II

Well it’s Part I for you all here but I had to post on my other blog first because I am still writing and do have a book that will be out in the Christmas in the Mountains segment late November early December. My leading lady has talked herself into trouble. See the cover below:

Accidental Boyfriend cover new picture with author title

Anyway, with the storm gone and the power finally back on I am without the Internet at home. I miss it a little but I am also glad it’s gone. One, it saves me money not to have to keep it on. Two, it allows me to focus on my writing work and my knitting. I’m even coming up with new recipes…maybe I’ll write another cookbook.  (Lulu, Amazon, Create Space.)


Basically, with the Internet gone and my only time to use it is when I leave the house to get to a place where it’s free for me I will not be on here much. I’ll try to write up blogs to schedule and chat about new workouts and things of that sort. I’ll still be around, just not as much as before.

Thanks to all of you who are still with me. Say hi and I will respond once I’m back on the Internet.


Capri Montgomery