As an avid soda drinker, newfound coffee lover, loyal protein shake enthusiast, and partial alcohol consumer, I’d say that liquids make up a large part of my diet. About a month ago, I stumbled upon a Buzzfeed video entitled “30 Days Drinking Only Water.” It sounded interesting so I decided to see what it was all about. It consisted of 4 people giving up all other liquids for an entire month and drinking only water. I didn’t think it would be that difficult; plot twist, it’s f*cking horrible!

I decided to take it slow and start with 2 weeks and see how it went from there. In just a few short rants, you’ll be able to see what this journey through hell has put me through. **Warning: you are about to enter into my innermost deep thoughts, which contain a plethora of sarcastic comments, profanities, and hateful thoughts about others.

My Journey Beings..

Day 1- 10am: Only water. I can do this. I’m optimistic. I think this is going to go really well and I’m going to learn a lot about myself.

Day 2- 1:30pm: I really don’t think I’ve ever gone to the bathroom this much in my whole life.

Day 3- 11:15am: You thought staying awake in classes was difficult? Try having no caffeine in your system.

Day 4- 3pm: I have a pounding headache, and any time someone tells me, “Oh, drink some water it will make you feel better,” I’m repeatedly punching them in my head.

Day 5- 11:30pm: It’s actually nice falling asleep at a normal time and not being hopped up on caffeine.

Day 6- 10am: It’s drunk game night, I’m sober, and I feel weirdly more mature than everyone else around me. 

Day 7- 5pm: Okay, this isn’t that bad.

Day 8- 9pm: I’m able to be so much more productive during the day and get everything done so quickly!

Day 9- 7:45am: Surprise, bitch! Look who’s up early today!

Day 10- 9pm: Finals season. Only water. Not being able to drink coffee is outrageous. I should be getting a medal.

Day 11- 11am: Okay, I’m done with this shit.

Day 12- 9 am: I’m not hung-over, which is always nice, and I’ve gotten used to waking up and drinking water right away.

Day 13- 11am: I have so much energy. But seriously when is this over?

Day 14- 12pm: Yeah, I’m pretty over this. 

The past 2 weeks have taught me some valuable things about my health and myself in general. As the challenge started progressing, it became surprisingly easy to go about my day without the need of caffeine. Since the challenge ended, roughly a week ago, I still haven’t drank soda, which I’m very proud of. However, I have drank an obscene amount of coffee, and I don’t have an ounce of shame.

I really enjoyed this experience. It was fun to challenge myself, and see how far I could push myself. Not only did I exceed my expectations, but also my skin started clearing up, I had more energy, and I was able to knock a few lbs. off the scale! I would highly recommend this challenge or doing something like this.