My lil’ Ms. JG just turned 8 this month. 8 years is about 192 months, 416 weeks, 2,920 days, 70,080 hours, 4,204,800 minutes. Plus nine months in my womb. This pretty much sums up the time I’ve been a mother to my firstborn and my favorite girl in the world.
My baby is no longer a baby! Hahahuhu. Where did the time go?! The more I spend time with her the more I realize we are so much alike. We may not look alike but there are nuances even traits that are so similar, I can totally see myself in her.
We both like to read books and enjoy trying new things. We’re also painfully shy and we both have the same posture–it’s kinda bad so we’re working on it. These are just some of the things that makes us alike but if there’s one thing I don’t like her to pick up from me, it’s the habit of not hydrating well.
You see people who know me often tease me that I drink like a bird. I usually just sip most of the time and sometimes I even forget to drink water after a meal. The only time I can finish a glass or two is when I workout. I know it’s bad! It’s actually a recurring “resolution” which I can’t seem to cross off. And unfortunately, my daughter isn’t a big fan of drinking the recommended daily amount of water as well. As a mom this is something I’m really concerned about. I want her to be her absolute best and I know leading through example especially in her age now is the best way to teach her. Which is why I really made a promise that this year I’d double the effort to really drink enough water daily.
It’s funny that we remind each other of the things we’re similar with, she’d call me out and I’d call her out when we see each other standing awkwardly or in my mom’s words “nakatayong hukot/kuba”. We’d tell each other to stand straight or sit tall. So we also made a pact to encourage each other to drink more water everyday. For the first month of the year I can say we’ve done a pretty good job trying to do so. I’ve downloaded an app where I can keep track of our water habits and she proudly shows me everyday her empty water bottle after coming home from school. This month she requested to change her water bottle to a water jug because she drinks more now. Hooray!
And whenever we’re out of our home–be it a day in the city or a weekend out of town–we make sure to bring bottles of Absolute Distilled Drinking Water with us. Did you know that distilled water is the highest form of water among the rest? The process of water distillation is quick and effective–it’s basically boiling water at an exact temperature to remove undesirable elements then letting the water vapor go back to liquid form.
In essence distilling water is a natural occurrence– in the oceans, lakes, streams and the like. We may not know it but even in our own household we distill water–when you shower, when moisture from air conditioner or refrigerator evaporates, things like this. Thankfully, we don’t have to go through all of the trouble of boiling water at the right temperature and converting steam back to liquid to purify our water because there’s Absolute Distilled Drinking Water readily available. It’s the brand here in the Philippines that is certified by the National Sanitation Foundation International and has passed the standards of Food and Drug Administration and International Bottled Water Association.
Mineral, purified or distilled?
Mineral water is unprocessed and bottled straight from the source and has different kinds of minerals. While most of these minerals are good for our body, some aren’t. Purified water goes through additional process to remove other impurities and it’s source can be from anywhere. While distilled water is the purest form of water because it has an added step in water filtration to ensure that water undergoes through through the most stringent distillation process. This process eliminates minerals and all solid residues from the water source that may include toxic metals and chemicals.
Now that I know what kind of water has the highest standards of safety and cleanliness, I’m more confident to I’m providing absolute care to my family with Absolute Distilled Drinking Water. My daughter Gabbie called dibs on the bottles with Disney Princesses on it. She says it’s easier for her to keep track of her water intake because each 250ml is equivalent to one cup of water–she’s currently studying measurements in school–talk about learning to drink more water and math at the same time!
And because I can’t give my absolute best to my kids if I’m sick or unhealthy, I vow to consciously drink more water everyday. Sometimes I press too much on healthy food, exercise, good hygiene and 8 hours of sleep that I’ve forgotten about being well-hydrated as part of having a healthy lifestyle. I hope that I pass on my intention to lead a healthy lifestyle to my kids even when they’re older and have a family of their own. This for me is one way to show my absolute love to them. Here’s to hydrating well to a healthier life! 🙂
Absolute Distilled Drinking Water is available at all leading supermarkets nationwide.