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Hydration Headaches. Anyone else deal with these ALL the time?? I feel like my entire life is a battle against staving off these headaches, no joke. Towards the end of college I started getting headaches almost every other day. I had no idea where they were coming from, so I would just pop a pain reliever, cover myself in blankets as if I could hide from the pain, and try to sleep if off because it usually disappeared by the time I woke up. They became even more frequent as the year went on, and there were a couple of occasions it was so bad I was dry heaving over my toilet. See, the head pain is not even the worst part, the accompanying nausea is. This continued, with me making several theories over why, until one day someone suggested it might be dehydration. Um, whoa nelly! Why hadn't anyone told me before?? The pieces all fit together after that. It's true I've always had trouble getting enough liquids, and always wondered why my hubby had such an overactive bladder. Turns out it's quite normal to be going to the restroom that often....who knew. Fast forward to today, and I am so much better at predicting and avoiding these headaches now that I know hydration was the key. For example, travel, especially air travel, always dehydrates me so I try to drink as much as I physically can when on the road. Or I just wrapped up a half marathon so I was very careful about drinking before, after, and every two miles while training. Also, I've learned the art of chugging, a skill that took years to attain. One reason I was getting dehydrated all the time was simply because sometimes I just don't want to drink water. Sometimes it tastes bad to me, I can't help it. So I hydrate however I can, and one of my favorites is vitaminwater. It's yummy and also contains vitamins and electrolytes, a win-win.

Recently I did a little hike to Point Bonita Lighthouse, which is in Sausalito just north of San Francisco. Such a beautiful, interesting hike along the coast. It takes you through a rock tunnel made by Chinese immigrants, which is only open for 3 hours a few times per week, and you weave along the gorgeous sea cliffs until you make it to the lighthouse, the only lighthouse accessed by a bridge. I took along my vitaminwater ZERO as my hydration of choice and it was a lovely afternoon activity. What kind of stuff do you guys like to do to stay active?

vitaminwater makes a perfect companion for all your activities, and right now you can unlock a secret deal at Target to get 15% off. This is what you have to do:
1) Visit Target
2) Take a "shelfie" (a selfie in front of the vitaminwater shelf)
3) text your image to 89000 to receive the hidden Cartwheel offer link for 15% off a 20oz vitaminwater

Cool huh! Check out my "shelfie" at the bottom. What flavor will you use your shelfie offer on?? My favorite is Squeezed. Check out other ideas and tips on how to stay hydrated with vitaminwater ZERO HERE.










6 comments

  1. I used to get those headaches when I was younger, as I've never been good at keeping hydrated, but these days I try to remind myself to drink sufficiently. Love your shelfie!

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    1. I never was good at drinking, but I never started getting these headaches until I was older :( But yes it takes a conscious effort to drink sufficiently, thank you!

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  2. This was a great post. I have been looking for an alternative to Gatorade. And I will have to check out this lighthouse when I come up to visit. Thank you so much.

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    1. Thank you! This is a great Gatorade alternative, I've been drinking it all week actually

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  3. I am pretty good at keeping myself hydrated at work as I have a water bottle that I keep drinking from all day long, but when not at the office, I do struggle! I love Vitamin Water! And gorgeous pictures!!

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    1. You're so good! I definitely need constant reminders >.< and thank you!

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