Join the Hydration Challenge + Enter Our 50 Strong Simply Better Bottles Giveaway!

Why is it that some of the simplest things that we KNOW help us stay healthy are still sometimes difficult to accomplish? Take drinking water, for example. As humans, we are designed to drink water and we really NEED it to stay healthy. A person can live without food for a month, but can only live for a week without water! Plus, there are so many other great health benefits from drinking water. Check it out….


Benefits of Drinking Water


  • Look younger. In addition to feeling great, staying hydrated can help you look great by reducing wrinkles and improving the look of your skin.
  • Prevent overeating before the first bite. Drinking a glass of water before meals is an easy way to curb your appetite.
  • Burn more calories. Water can speed up your metabolism and help burn up those unwanted calories while also cleansing the body of toxins.
  • Ensure a better workout. Water helps build muscle tone and prevent against cramping, allowing you to work out harder and longer.

Just one of those reasons is enough to ensure we get enough water each day, which is a recommended 64 oz. Sometimes we might think that we just aren’t thirsty, but by the time you actually ARE thirsty, it means you’re dehydrated. I know that when I don’t have enough water I feel more sluggish and don’g have a lot of energy – I’m thinking that is part of the dehydration effect!


Ashley’s 30 Day Hydration Challenge

So, now that we know we need water, what can we do to help ensure we get those 64 oz. each day? For encouragement, we can join Ashley’s 30 Day Hydration Challenge! Ashley Thompson runs the water bottle company 50 Strong, but, believe it or not, she really dislikes drinking water. (Isn’t that crazy?!?) During the month of April 2017, join Ashley as she takes on a personal challenge to get her 64oz. of water in daily, and start your own challenge. To get inspired, check 50 Strong’s Facebook page each week to enter for a chance to win one of their Simply Better Bottles.



Are you ready to jump on board and join the challenge? If you need a bit of a boost to get started and figure out how you’re going to reach the goal of 64 oz. every day, try a few of these tips for inspiration.

Tips to Drink More Water


  • Add drinking water to your morning ritual. Start with a glass of ice cold water when you wake up to jump start your day.
  • Buy a water bottle you love (any of the 50 Strong Simply Better Bottles!) You’re more likely to carry it and more importantly use it!
  • Keep water within reach when you’re working. It will help encourage you to sip all day and reach your daily goal.
  • Jazz up your water with fruit or a flavor packet. Variety is the spice of life. Check out our DIY lime infused water here for inspiration.

Tips to Drink More Water - Improve your health by drinking at least 64 ounces of water per day. These helpful tips will help make it easy!

I positively think the power of a good water bottle can’t be underestimated! You’ll want to check out the whole line available of 50 Strong Simply Better Bottles. I like a variety of bottles for myself – some perfect for keeping on my desk, some perfect for walking and others just right for the car. They have bottles with straws, bottles that fit ice, even bottles with a built-in mixer for protein shakes!

All 50 Strong bottles feature bright colors and innovative modern patterns and designs, which make them extra fun. Some of their most popular bottles are the Mix it Up, for smoother, better blends; the Big 36/Chug 36, which get you more than halfway to your daily 64 oz.; the Gym Bottle, with a secret pocket to hold your cards, cash and keys; and the Insulated Bottle, which not only keeps drinks cold, but also comes in fresh designs, including new inspirational messages. I particularly like this one for bike rides and it even fits in my bike’s bottle holder!

All 50 Strong Simply Better Bottles have mix ‘n’ match parts, including interchangeable tops (so you’ll always find the perfect match!) and soft, flexible lanyards for easy carrying (which means you don’t have to tie up your hand when you’re on the go!). They are made of BPA-free, durable Tritan plastic, are top-rack dishwasher safe, designed to fit in most cup holders and kitchen cabinets, and are proudly 100% designed and Made in the U.S.A.  Plus, 10% of profits are donated to the 50 Strong Foundation. And the bottles are so reasonably priced! Each is under $13.


Reader Giveaway

One lucky Thrifty Jinxy reader will win a 50 Strong Simply Better Bottles prize package including a Green Big 36, Blue Mix It Up, Pink Gym Bottle with Chug Cap and Think Positive Insulated Bottle! To enter, simply complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 4/30/17. Good luck!

50 Strong Simply Better Bottles Giveaway

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  1. shannon fowler says:

    I have difficulty getting enough if we are out doing things. We live close to disney, and on the days we go to the parks I always end up not getting enough.

  2. Ann Fantom says:

    I have difficulty remembering to drink water when I’m doing yard work.

  3. When I first start feeling thirsty, I ignore it. So I don’t drink enough water. Perhaps I should keep a pitcher of water in my refrigerator and drink from it. i would be able to see my progress and that would encourage me to empty the pitcher.

  4. Susan Hartman says:

    Im never prepared. Im always here and there with no fluid around. I have to remember to bring water with me because I know that the time will come when I will drink it.

  5. My difficulty is keeping my toddler from spilling my water. What really helps me drink more a straw top. I feel like I drink more with a straw.

  6. shelly peterson says:

    I drink more water when its filtered nd really cold.

  7. tracey johnson says:

    I work a full time job and we can not have drinks on our work area. So, I have a hard time getting water during the day. I try to drink during my breaks but I still do not get enough water.

  8. To help me drink more water every day, I fill a pitcher in the refrigerator with my goal for the day. That way, when I get some water…I know how much I have left to reach my goal for the day! Helps keep me on track!

  9. I like for my water to ice cold that helps me to consume more water

  10. I love my water ice cold

  11. I usually eat something sweet before I drink a lot water 🙂
    Thank You

  12. if I keep water nearby, I am more likely to drink during the day

  13. Valerie Mabrey says:

    I love water but a splash of lemon goes a long way if it is city water to take that strong chlorine taste out of it.

  14. I try to keep a bottle of water sitting next to me during the day to keep drinking and some days are difficult as Iove my pop!

  15. Cynthia R says:

    I get so busy during hte day and when I get home I don’t drink enough. And I hate luckwarm water too so by the time I remember to drink my water the ice has already melted.

  16. I always send my kids to school with water bottles and hope they are using them enough. I try to drink all day especially when I exercise. Those bottles look very functional and quite stylish so my daughter would use them if I got her some.

  17. katherine says:

    Water at our house is well water and has a sulfur taste and smell and sometimes I just can’t

  18. My problem is I start late in the day, so it’s a made rush to get it all in before bedtime.

  19. Cynthia Steyer says:

    My challenge with drinking enough water is just forcing myself to drink it – I prefer soda (I know, I know) and water is just so boring! It’s always a challenge to choose water over soda. Ugh.

  20. As I read this I have a water bottle next to me that I have been trying hard to drink. I do forget to drink some times in less it is next to me. So usually a couple times a day I will fill it up again.

  21. I always bring a water bottle with me when I’m running errands so I don’t forget to stay hydrated.

  22. vickie couturier says:

    im trying to drink more water,i found if i freeze it before i go out that it melts and the water stays nice and cold

  23. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I need to religiously drink more water myself. I love coffee so I really need to double my H2O intake for the summer.

  24. Jeni Hawkins says:

    Drinking water is definitely something I need to do more of. I swear I tend to live off of caffeinated beverages.

  25. Well I am diabetic so it’s twice as important for me to drink tons of water daily to reduce swelling. So I keep a large insulated water cup with ice next to my pc. when I get up to go the bathroom (20 times a day) I make sure I refill my cup then too.

  26. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    I NEED to drink more water. I don’t know what happened, I used to be right on my daily target! I am joining your challenge!

  27. As they say water is essential to life. It’s easy to get super busy, but it’s so important to drink enough water all day long so you don’t get dehydrated.

  28. Being at work, on the phone all day long, it really is difficult to get all my water in for the day. I think I need to remember to drink more in between calls!

  29. I love your challenge! I drink 2 32oz water bottles a day… it’s my before bed goal- no questions asked!

  30. Michele Cupp says:

    I go from one job to another and try to fit the gym and some outdoor time in. My water bottle always gets left at one of those locations and I end up without. I will be following your recommendations to drink more and keeping better track of my bottle 🙂

  31. Elizabeth Lampman says:

    This is a great prize package. I need to drink more water each day. I will have to get one of these water bottles to take out with me.

  32. It is hard drinking enough water,water bottles always help.

  33. Angela Saver says:

    I started carrying a water bottle with me everywhere I go & that has really helped me to increase my water intake!

  34. I know I don’t drink enough water. I’m going to try this challenge. It would be so beneficial to increase my water intake. I even have a water bottle I like.

  35. Those bottles are so cute!! Drinking water really has a lot of benefits! Thanks so much for this great reminder! Would love to join this challenge!

  36. Those bottles are so cute!! Drinking water really has a lot of benefits! Thanks so much for this great reminder! Would love to join this challenge!

  37. Kimberly H says:

    I try to drink the recommended amount of water daily. To make it easier I put fresh fruit in my water to try and make it more tasteful. Makes it easier to drink it for me.

  38. Just being too busy and not stopping to think about how I need to have a water break is a big factor in not getting enough water every day. It helps to flavor my water with lemon juice and other fresh fruits. I try to keep a water on my desktop and take some with me when I’m out and about.

  39. I constantly pour glasses of water then get distracted by my kids. There are always glasses all over the house!

  40. I set a timer and follow it every day, thank you so much!

  41. I carry a water bottle with me every day

  42. I love water and I don’t have too much difficulty other than occasionally getting a leaky bottle. My tip for making water easier to drink is to throw a bit of cold fruit in there. Try cold kiwi slices or something unusual.

  43. Cindy Peterson says:

    What works for me is always having a bottle of water near me. I carry water everywhere. I keep reusable bottle near my bed, on the kitchen counter, on my desk, in the cars, near my favorite chair, and a pitcher of infused fruit water in the fridge.

  44. Adding lemon helps me drink more water.

  45. I get really busy during the day and I forget to keep myself hydrated!

  46. Kristin McCall says:

    I love water but I find it hard to get enough water because I am so busy. I all the time forget to drink throughout the day.

  47. I like watermelon but sometimes I get tired of it so I put fruit in it.

  48. I don’t know if it’s a tip because no one I know likes it but I love carbonated water and can drink that all day. I’d have a hard time drinking flat water all day though.
    So my tip is to try bubbly water (but JUST water, no sweeteners or flavors or any of that stuff) you just might like it and drink more water. 🙂

  49. I use a straw… It helps me drink more!

  50. My problem is that I just like pop so much better! Maybe I should switch to some sort of carbonated water, since I like the carbonation.

  51. Theresa Jenkins says:

    I’m extremely active with 5 grandkids here daily, but I refuse to buy bottled water when we pay a monthly water bill, so I need to take the time to find a container then fill it with cold filtered water

  52. Richard Hicks says:

    I get my daily allowance by always having a water bottle by my side most all day long

  53. Brittney House says:

    I drink a good amount of water but when I bring my water bottles with I tend to drink more because I’m able to drink on the go.

  54. Christina O says:

    My tip for drinking more is to always have a cold bottle of water in the refrigerator.

  55. I have difficulty drinking water during the day because bathroom breaks are non-existent at my job

  56. Jennifer W says:

    I find it hard to drink enough water due to the amount of meetings I’m always in.

  57. The only time I drink allot of water is when I keep a bottle near me

  58. Ever since I quit drinking sodas, I carry a water bottle everywhere. I drink at least 8 bottles a day.

  59. Robin Abrams says:

    I have a hard time taking water with me I keep forgetting it.

  60. Rhonda Tenderholt says:

    I hate the taste of water, or lack there of. Even when I try and put flavoring in it, I really don’t want to drink water even though I know it’s good for me. I really need to drink water. I’m sure it would help me lose weight, stay hydrated, my skin wouldn’t be so dry…thank you for the giveaway.

  61. I’ve been drinking 9 glasses of water everyday for the last 3 years. what it does is keep me from eating as much and it seems to make me less tired. I like the purified water I get from the home environment center. Problem is when I travel getting water that tastes as good as the kind I get there.

  62. I have difficulty getting enough water because then I have to go constantly, which makes me avoid it.

  63. Kassie Lauhoff says:

    I really need to drink more water. I just cant let go of the caffeine cause those headaches are horrible, but I def. need/ have to start adding a lot more water

  64. Jeanna Massman says:

    I live in the desert and it is so easy to become dehydrated here. My problem is just remembering to take water with me wherever I go.

  65. I often forget to hydrate! I think if I start filling up my water bottles the day before I need them this will help.

  66. I’m always running tired — full time worker, grad student, and mom to an insomniac toddler — and tend to drink coffee/tea instead of the plain water that would be better for me.

  67. accontests6 says:

    I just forget to drink water.

  68. my job is so chaotic and busy there are often days where i simply forget to eat, use the restroom, etc.
    so it’s understandable that i also don’t remember to drink enough water throughout the day

  69. I usually am drinking something else instead of water.Such as milk or orange juice.

  70. Jessica Whitehouse says:

    I don’t like the taste of the local water. At times it has a very “chemical” taste. Adding a squeeze of lemon, lime, or fresh orange helps.

  71. Jennifer Reed says:

    I keep a water bottle by my bed and desk all the time to get quick drinks whenever I feel thirsty.

  72. Emma whitworth says:

    I don’t drink water I drink pop it’s destroying me I will be sitting down and looking into this later because I think I’m ready to tackle this challenge

  73. susan smoaks says:

    i always keep a bottle of water close by so i can keep up with getting enough water in me each day.

  74. Gina Ferrell says:

    Some of my water tips are: Sip before every meal, Drink a glass after every bathroom break, Dilute sugary drinks with water and ice or choose sparkling or mineral water over soda.

  75. Barbara Tryon says:

    I do drink lots of water. My trick is too keep a bottle all times.

  76. I like to add ice to water.

  77. Jennifer H. says:

    I like to add in fruit.

  78. Edward Reinholtz says:

    I drink alot of water ,, I buy the water in the 16.9 oz bottles when they are on sale . I add a flavor Packet and then drink it ,

  79. Brandi K. says:

    I have trouble drinking enough water because I simply forget. Keeping a full water bottle with me at all times and a spare one in the car helps.

  80. Mix wit 1/8 Juice. Always helps me drink more.

  81. I was doing a good job of drinking water, but once I start Diet Coke, I skip the water.

  82. I just get busy and forget. If I keep a bottle with me it helps me remember

  83. Donna Teller says:

    I tend to not drink as much water as I would like to because I find myself going for a flavored drink instead of water.

  84. I do not like the taste of water but I had lemon infused water and I really liked it. Thank you

  85. I don’t drink enough water, but I’m trying to drink more through out he day.

  86. I do drink a ton of water and it was hard at first but I totally feel better now that I am not drinking all of the coffee and soda! I never thought I could do it. Thanks so much for the chances to win.

  87. Shannon Baas says:

    I am not crazy about plain water but I use lemon or one of the flavor enhancers to help me drink more.

  88. Paol Trenny says:

    I only drink water most of the time but I have a hard time trying to drink water during work hours because I am constantly running to the bathroom.

  89. I have a really hard time drinking water when the weather is cooler. I find that drinking a flavored sparkling water helps.

  90. Melissa Cunningham says:

    I’d say the taste it’s boring I have a water infused and add fruit for some flavor

  91. Laurie Emerson says:

    I have difficulty drinking water as it is so bland. I have just begun though to put lemond or a cucumber in it and I am starting again to drink more.

  92. Hesper Fry says:

    I got a really good water filter installed at home and that helped me drink more water because it tasted better!

  93. Cheryl B ( arress) says:

    I need to remember to drink more water at work, I get busy and forget to stop and take a drink.

  94. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    I carry a water bottle with me all day.

  95. I’m so busy it’s hard to remember most days.

  96. Tina Reynolds says:

    I have a bad habit of forgetting to drink water all day it helps lately I try and carry it with me

  97. Stephanie Liske says:

    I forget all the time to drink water.

  98. Jerry Marquardt says:

    It is hard to keep the water bottle convenient enough to carry it around. I try to but it becomes like lugging a canteen around.

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