What happens when you drink a gallon of water a day?

Aleta Burchyski from Outside Magazine took up the Water Gallon Challenge and was feeling great in a matter of days. She got used to the other side effects pretty quickly, too.

Day 1: I’m peeing every 15 minutes. How in the hell am I supposed to get anything done?
Day 4: I didn’t feel like a 70-year-old woman when I got out of bed this morning.
Day 7: Can we talk about how good I am at yoga right now?

Partially inspired by this article, and in an attempt to improve fitness for life guarding training, I’ve consciously upped my water intake to around 3L per day over the last couple of months. That’s not quite a gallon, I’d get caught in an endless cycle of drinking and piddling. I definitely feel much better when I remember to drink. I notice being thirsty more than I did before. I feel less sore after the gym and I find it easier to keep up my stretching routine as it’s not the pain-fest it used to be.

Drink water, readers. That’s a solid gold tip.