Mile 75: Why I’m Drinking Ice Water in the Polar Vortex


“The cold never bothered me anyway.”
–“Let It Go,” Frozen

Miles Since Last Time: 75
Total Miles: 75

Polar vortex, schmolar vortex.

While a lot of people have been downing hot chocolate for the last week, I have been chugging the ice water. Here’s why:

Pinterest wisdom.

Pinterest wisdom.

Drinking ice water burns one calorie per ounce.

Does anyone else think this is one of the greatest things ever, or am I just easily pleased?

After cutting soda out of my life almost a year ago, I would say that I drink water about ninety-five percent of the time. There is one simple, slightly lazy reason for that. Non-H2O beverages are typically worth a lot of calories, and I don’t like to add them into MyFitness Pal. Those kinds of treats are usually reserved for trips to the movies or Starbucks. Also, apple cider, which is incredibly delicious.

I drink a lot of water every day–and I do mean A LOT. I fill my twenty-four ounce water bottle about six or seven times per day. By my count, that means I am cancelling out approximately one hundred and fifty calories a day. (I also make several extra trips to the restroom, but that’s beside the point.)

What that really means is that I don’t have to feel guilty when I round down on how much everything else I eat is worth. Yay!

As it turns out, drinking water has a ton of benefits. More Pinterest wisdom coming atcha!

Non-alcoholic chug-a-lug.

Non-alcoholic chug-a-lug.

Stay properly hydrated, folks–the Internet says your body will thank you!

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