If you're not a fan of drinking plain water because it doesn't have any pizzazz or flavor, I urge you to treat yourself to a pitcher or two of Cucumber Lime Fitness Water. It does a body good!
In order to feel your best at all times, it's important to keep your body hydrated.
Keeping your body hydrated will improve your mental clarity, give your body more energy, and uplift your mood which is why this cucumber lime fitness water is so important!
Heart-Healthy Avocado and Mango Salad (featured in the video) is another healthy delicious recipe that will do your body good!
**Please Note - The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Cucumber Lime Fitness Water is available at the end of this post.Jump to Recipe
The ingredient list;
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- Filtered Water
- Fresh Limes
Kitchen tools and equipment;
- Filtered Water Pitcher
- Chef's Knife
- Cutting Board
- Serving Pitcher
- Muddling Tool (optional)
- Wooden Spoon
- Straw (optional)
The easy instructions:
- Add the mint into a pitcher and muddle just a bit.
- Add cucumber slices and the lime juice.
- Add cut limes into the pitcher.
- Add filtered water and allow to sit for at least 30 minutes.
- Pour into a tall glass with ice and a straw (optional)
- Enjoy, and repeat.
Reward yourself on a job well done with cucumber lime fitness water;
I don't have a problem with drinking water without flavoring, but from time to time I like to shake things up a little bit.
After a big workout, it especially feels like I'm treating myself for a job well done if my water can give me a kick of flavor along with the fluid replenishment that is so very important after a big sweat and to a healthy body.
Health and Hydration;
For the past few months, it has been my intention to get in at least 4-5 days of good cardio/strength training workouts, and I'm happy to report that I haven't strayed from that plan.
Even on days when exercise is the last thing I want to do, or when I feel I'm too busy to fit it in, I still make sure that I get in at least 30 minutes.
It's on those days that I feel my best and feel the proudest of myself. After all, I can't take care of anyone else if I'm not taking care of myself first, and with everything going on with my family, keeping healthy and active as I age is first and foremost in my mind.
The importance of hydration;
Aging and weight loss;
Weight loss is also important to me, and I'm noticing that as I age it's SO much harder to take it off than it was when I was younger.
I've resigned myself to the fact that the process is going to be slow-going and that I shouldn't get discouraged as I have in the past and then fall off my eating and exercise plan.
So far, so good and even though I don't know the number of the pounds I've lost (I haven't yet weighed myself), I've noticed a big difference in how my clothes are fitting, and I'm feeling so much stronger, and can last so much longer during strenuous workouts. Yay!
My preferred workout routine;
If you're looking for a fitness and strength training program that doesn't have you heading out to a public gym (public exercise is not my thing), the Leslie Sansone Walk At Home program is one of the best home exercise programs I've ever used.
Her workouts are fun and super easy to follow, and she has a wide variety of workouts so you never get bored. I own many, many of her DVD's and also some of her VHS tapes from back in the day, but you can also find her workouts on Youtube which will cost you nothing to get your body moving.
Her most recent DVD workout is called the Miracle Miles system that incorporates fat-burning cardio along with some great full-body strength training. And, let me tell you, if you think you can't get a good workout at home in front of a TV, you've got another thing coming!
*Note - This post is in no way compensated by Leslie Sansone or her Walk at Home programs. I just feel very strongly about it being a great fitness program for any personal activity level and one that I wanted to share with you because I hope you'll benefit from it as much as I am.
Want more healthy recipes? Please click on the following titles for;
- Creamy Avocado Hollandaise over Roasted Asparagus (pictured below)
"Upgrade your oven-roasted asparagus with this healthy and easy to make creamy avocado hollandaise sauce. Your taste buds will thank you!"
- Rubbed Kale Salad with Fresh Berries (pictured below)
"This kale salad with berries is a deliciously healthy side dish that takes only minutes to prepare. It’s chock full of Mother Nature’s healthiest ingredients and then topped with a homemade vinaigrette which has just the right amount of tang to complement the hearty kale."
- Heart-Healthy Avocado and Mango Salad (pictured below and in the featured video)
"Heart-Healthy Avocado Mango Salad With Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette is a brightly flavored and satisfying salad. It makes a delicious dinner all by itself, or for extra protein why not add some cooked chicken breast or turkey? Your call. Your salad."
- Cucumber Lime Fitness Water (pictured below) This is the place!
Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today's Cucumber Lime Fitness Water.
Cucumber, Lime, and Mint Fitness Water
- 1 cucumber cut into rounds
- 3 limes sliced
- ½ cup chopped mint
- 2 quarts filtered water
- Place all ingredients into a pitcher and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
- Add ice and enjoy.
Stick to your guns!
And, not that you'd know this, but I just put my money where my mouth is and when I finished with the recipe card portion of this post (shown above), I got in my 4-mile Miracle Miles walk which is 60 minutes of pure high-intensity cardio, and strength training, sweat.
I almost talked myself out of it after the morning got away from me, and with my to-do list for the day being very long.
Thankfully I stuck to my guns and got it in.
Now I can move through the rest of my day and instinctively make better food choices because of the pride I'm feeling in myself and the difference I'm seeing in my body! WOOT!
I sincerely hope you've enjoyed today's post and recipe for healthy fitness water as much as I've enjoyed bringing it to you!