I have never been a water drinker. I always preferred soda and juice to water. Every time I would go down the path of being healthier I would force myself to drink water. After a few days you get so sick of water that you stop drinking it. I wasn't drinking soda or juice anymore but I also wasn't drinking enough water.
Why do you have to drink so much water? I was looking up the importance of drinking water and came up with this site: Importance of Water in the Diet. What I read kind of scared me. Did you know that a body can only go through 5-7 days without water? Reading the information on that site made me want to drink water.
I first started out by trying to flavor my water. I added lemons at first and then experimented with cucumber, strawberries, oranges and pineapple. All tasted delicious. It gave the water a little bit of flavor and sweetness. The pineapple was my favorite. Infused Waters is a great site that has tons of recipes for flavored water.
Something else that keeps me motivated to drink water are my SparkPeople and FitBit apps. They allow you to record how much water you drink. It's fun to met your goal and get praise for it. SparkPeople even gives you SparkPoints if you have gotten your 8 cups of water in.
How do you make it easier to get your water in?