Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Being Green

So, like many I've made some new year resolutions. I'm not like some, in the sense that I will not hold them to a high standard and punish myself mentally if I don't adhere to them.

With that said, I'm attempting to workout regularly, to prepare for my training schedule that is suppose to start in just one week. We all know that if you workout, water is an important piece of the workout equipment that you need. How simple right? Water comes from a facet, right in your kitchen. Everyone has a kitchen.

Well, unless you want to completely turn yourself off to drinking water, you would know not to ever drink anything that comes out of the pipes at my house. ICK! is an understatement.

So, in the past I would stock up on bottled waters. By the case. Once the cases in my garage reached 8, I would panic and build it up to at least 12. At least. I would be teased by neighbors and friends. Why so much water? Cause I need it - duh (well that and a fear of the bird flu but that's another story and my insecurities would be showing even more :)) Well, last year I saw that commercial, I'm sure many of you have seen it, the one about the landfill and the plastic bottles. I made a decision not to buy the cases of water anymore. No problem buying the 2.5 gallon jugs and filling up the insulated bottles. Yeah, well it's been a little harder than I thought it would be. How could something so simple and a basic need to humans be so hard. Am I lazy. No, I don't think so, it's just grabbing the pre-filled bottles were so much easier.

I'm ready to break down and just buy the cases again. But I would like to think I don't give up that easily. So, I'm going to keep at it. Last week, it was good. For some reason yesterday was hard. Go figure. Filling a water bottle is harder than training for an Ironman - UGH! I'll get it eventually. I hope.

1 comment:

Scott said...

there are lots of great filters available so that you don't even have to buy water, just filter your tap water