Hi everyone :).
First off, I want to thank you all for your kind and wonderful comments! You have no idea how much they mean to me! It’s really good to know that I’m not alone and thank you for the advice!
Today I tackled a sweaty workout in the gym, even though the amount of sweat produced didn’t seem to equal how hard I was actually working haha. I just ran for a bit on the treadmill and followed it up with 15 min on the AMT. I’m not entirely sure why I sweating buckets…perhaps the sweltering heat outside made the inside of the gym even warmer than normal. Anyway, it felt GREAT to get a workout in :).
Before heading to the gym, my mom and I stopped at Target so she could get a few things and she said she wanted to get a water bottle similar to mine. I’ve been using CamelBak water bottles for several years now and I love them!
I like that you have to bite and sip on the mouthpiece in order to get water out because it means that I can get a quick drink while exercising without spilling all over myself :).
At Target we saw ones that have filters in them and my mom said she wanted that one. I didn’t know why she wanted to spend more on it and we had a conversation that went a little like this:
“Mom, that one is more expensive. I would just go with the regular CamelBak.”
“Well, I think I want one with a filter after reading this article about dirty water.”
“An article in Reader’s Digest. It said that traces of gas and birth control pills have sometimes been found in tap water.”
“Um….ew that’s disgusting! Can I get a bottle with a filter too?”
So, we decided to get the CamelBak with a water filter:
I also immediately read that Reader’s Digest article (I’m sorry, I can’t find it online or I would link to it!) when I got home…and I think I will be sticking to filtered water from now on. It said that traces of these things have been in water across the country-
- Rocket fuel
- Blood pressure meds
- Antibiotics used on animals
Now, granted, most of these were found in such small amounts that they wouldn’t really harm us. Also, most tap water is totally fine, but you really don’t ever know unless it’s tested.
What about bottled water? The article stated that a lot of it originates as tap water, and often isn’t monitored as much as tap water is…so it’s not exactly better by any means.
After reading this article, I’m completely grossed out. Even if my tap water is safe and clean or if it does have things in it, it’s probably in small amounts, I would rather ease my mind and be SURE that I’m drinking clean water. I can’t wait to start using my new water bottle :).
Do you drink bottled water?
Do you filter your water?