Tips on Staying Hydrated During the Holidays

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Staying Hydrated | Mallorie Owens

You guys, Christmas is less than two weeks away! Are you ready or do you feel like it’s almost time to start running around like a crazy person to get it all done. I’m feeling like I’ve done a pretty good job of pacing myself on all holiday preparations this year, but I know a bunch of things will come up last minute.

The one thing I always tell people is my number one health and fertility tip is to stay hydrated. This is especially important during the holidays. With the cooler temps and heaters that dry us out, along with never ending to-do lists and countless cookies, getting enough water is key. And I promise it doesn’t have to be hard!

Here are a few of my simple tips to make sure I get enough water every day…

How to drink more water. | Mallorie Owens

Keep water bottles everywhere!

I have water bottles (smartwater® is our favorite!) stashed at my desk, in my purse, in the car, and anywhere else I might need one in a pinch. This is a great reminder to keep drinking water throughout the day and nice to know I’ll always have some on hand when I need it. Dave makes fun of me because I’m always surrounded by so many water bottles, from empty to full.
How to Drink More Water | Mallorie Owens

Drink at least 16 oz first thing in the morning.

This is one you might have to work your way up to, but once you get used to it you won’t be able to go without it. Cameron Diaz drinks an entire liter before doing anything else in the morning! If she can do that, I think we can do 16 ounces. I’m telling you, you will feel soooo good if you do this as soon as you get out of bed. Sometimes I have a water bottle beside my bed so I can do it before I even get up.

Tips on Staying Hydrated | Mallorie Owens

Pour your water in pretty glasses.

Whether you pour your smartwater® in a wine glass or a fun mason jar, I always find I drink more water when it’s in a nicer cup. It also encourages me when I’d rather be drinking something other than water and makes it feel like a special treat.
Staying Hydrated Through Winter | Mallorie Owens
You can find smartwater® at your local Target store in the water aisle!

What’s your favorite tip to #HydrateYourDay? Let me know in the comments in case it’s something I can try!


Figuring out my Fertility with ClearblueⓇ Connected Ovulation Test System

Thank you Clearblue® for sponsoring this post. The new Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System is now available at major retailers across the U.S. such as Walmart, Target, Amazon and Meijer. Visit a store near you to try it!

I’m so excited to be partnering with Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System and to share my experience with you all! I could talk about fertility and trying to conceive tips and tricks all day so if you all have any questions after this or anything you want me to share further, please let me know in the comments or shoot me an email. I would love to hear from you and chat about it!

                                                                                Before we became a family of three...

                                                                                Before we became a family of three...

As I’ve talked about before, Dave and I tried for several years to get pregnant before we had Iris. We dealt with infertility for a long time before I decided I would have to completely understand the ins and outs of my cycle before we could get pregnant. It can seem kind of overwhelming and confusing at first, especially since everyone is different and can be an exception to any rule.

Figuring out my Fertility with ClearblueⓇ Connected Ovulation Test System | MALLORIE OWENS
Figuring out my Fertility with ClearblueⓇ Connected Ovulation Test System | MALLORIE OWENS

Clearblue® Ovulation was such a big help with figuring out my cycle and helping me realize my monthly cycles were longer than most. That, along with some other signs, helped me figure out I had low progesterone that needed to be treated. The long and irregular cycles and low progesterone made it so difficult to pinpoint my high and peak fertile times and I’m so glad I finally used Clearblue® to help me get a definitive answer and help us get pregnant!

Now that I’m post-pregnancy and TTC, I’m using the new Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System to figure out my new “normal” as far as my cycles are concerned. It can be so tough to figure out your postpartum body after all the changes, but it has been so nice using Clearblue® as I navigate it all. The new Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System connects to my phone and uses Bluetooth® [1] to automatically sync the results to my phone. This makes it so easy to know when you’re ovulating and that is so helpful when you’re trying to conceive!

                                                                                             Pregnant with Iris.

                                                                                             Pregnant with Iris.

The Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System is also the first and only ovulation test system that can track two unique hormones and connect to your smartphone, helping women get pregnant faster [2]. I’ve been trying it out for a few months now and it’s so easy to use and still really helpful, especially now that I’m still getting back to normal post baby.

For more information and to see where you can find it in stores, make sure to check out Clearblue’s site. Have any of you used Clearblue® when you were trying for a baby? I’d love to hear your experience in the comments! If you’re currently trying to conceive, make sure to also check out my Fertility and Pregnancy Smoothie Recipe and my Fertility, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding Energy Balls Recipe.

  1. Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Clearblue® is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
  2. Using the Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System to identify the most fertile days can help users get pregnant faster than not using any method.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.