"My Water Bottle" (The Creed of the Dieter)
rewritten by Sean Perkey
This is my water bottle.
There are many like it, but this one is MINE.
My water bottle is my best friend. It is my life.
I must master it as I must master my life.
My water bottle without me is useless. Without my water bottle, I am useless.
I must fill my water bottle true.
I must drink more than my fat who is trying to kill me.
I must out drink it before it out drinks me. I will...
My water bottle and myself know that what counts in war is not the brand we drink,
the cost of our water, nor the gulping sounds we make.
We know it is the volume that counts. We will drink deep...
My water bottle is human, even as I, because it is my life.
Thus, I will learn it as a brother.
I will learn its weaknesses, its strengths, its parts, its accessories,
its lid, and its capacity.
I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage.
I will keep my water bottle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready.
We will become part of each other. We will...
Before my Trainer I swear this creed.
My water bottle and myself are the defenders of my health.
We are the masters of our fat.
We are the saviors of my life.
So be it, until there is no fat, but rather a sexy and slimmer me.
We all know that water is one of the most improtant factors of getting a staying fit. It's simple math. We are made of water. We must drink water. Unfortunately it's not the easiest thing in the world to do. Take me for instance. For years I drank nothing but sugary sodas. Nothing else. And I don't mean just a couple of cans a day. I would seriously drink gallons daily. It took me developing diabetes to make a change and even then I just changed from sugar to diet and kept on drinking gallons of artificialy sweetned soda daily.
With the start of this process of losing weight and starting to exercise my trainer asked me to consider giving up soda all together and just drink water. Or at least cut out drinks with fake sweetner and caffeine. I can proudly say that for the most part I am drinking nothing but water now (I do have the occasional flavored water and sobe lean) and I'm finding that I really like it. As a matter of fact I sometimes get the same rush from a sip of cold water as I used to get from my first swig of soda in the morning. There was a transition, don't think it was as easy as that. For quite a while I could never quite quench my thirst no matter how much water I drank. Oddly enough my mouth would dry out soon after drinking which really made me doubt the whole water thing. But I stuck with it and now water is amazing...like nature's fruit juice! I get it now!
For those of you out there that need to drink more water. You should really give it a shot. Stick with it and you'll eventually be won over. Another thing you can do is get yourself a really cool water bottle. Something stylish or just fun to carry and it will encourage you to fill up! I, personally carry a Nalgene plastic bottle like you see below. It fits my hand well and has a great rubberized lid that makes it easy to open. Nalgenes are very durable and they don't retain odors so if you want to carry water one day and soup the next you can do it without worry! Plus I think they just look cool and I bet even your friends will notice and want one as well...you might even start a trend amoung your friends and then you will all be happier and healthier! How sweet would that be? And, all because of a kick a** water bottle!