Enjoy More Water with Robinsons Squash'd

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This week I've been continuing with my ParkLives challenge and enjoyed a walk on Friday. The rain held off (thankfully), and during our walk we stuck to the paths in Wollaton Park. It was warm but dull and although I had my coat I think I could've managed without it. 
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It was a shorter walk last week because of the weather and we only managed 1.8 miles but at least it's something. I enjoyed chatting to the women again as we wandered around the park and it was great being outdoors. 

My weight is pretty much the same, I've put some on and I've lost some. I'm not sure if I need to be putting in more effort but right now I'm happy to maintain. As long as I'm not gaining weight constantly then I'm good. The walks are definitely helping, and even if it's only once per week at least it's something. 


The last couple of weeks I've been trying to drink more water, they say it helps you lead a healthier lifestyle. I've switched my morning coffee for a pint of iced water and I have to say I've been enjoying it. 

As part of the #EnjoyMoreWater Challenge the boys and I have been trying out Robinsons Squash'd, the super concentrated squash that comes in a bottle small enough to keep in your handbag! The Robinsons range contains no added sugar, is free from artificial colours and preservatives and is a great way to get drinking more water this summer.

We were sent a pack of 6 flavours to try; Passion Fruit & Mango, Citrus, Orange & Peach, Lemon & Lime, Apple & Blackcurrant, and Summer Fruits. 

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With 64% adults admitting they didn't know how much water their children should drink each day, and 42% saying their children find the taste of water "boring", the #EnjoyMoreWater challenge is all about helping you and your family stay refreshed this summer.

At first I wasn't sure how I'd get the boys to drink more water, they're always complaining about it being horrible, but with the help of Squash'd I've been able to get them drinking more water than carbonated drinks. 

LP loves Diet Coke and will choose that over anything else, but when we're out walking or he's been at his after-school clubs coke isn't the best. I prefer him to stay hydrated with water or squash. In the last week I've seen LP drink lots more water than he would normally do because of Squash'd. He's tried all the flavours and has decided his favourites are Summer Fruits, Apple & Blackcurrant, and Lemon & Lime. He's not so keen on the Orange & Peach or Citrus but will tolerate Passion Fruit & Mango. I've been giving him a bottle full of Apple & Blackcurrant to drink while he's playing football at school and when I pick him up it's always gone. 

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On Saturday we went for a walk and I stashed the Lemon & Lime in my handbag just in case. Once we'd got into Nottingham there was a stand handing out free drinks and the boys wanted to get one. I told them to get water and they both complained, until I pulled out the Squash'd from by bag. They were very pleased to see it. 

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I squirted the Squash'd into their bottles of water and before I knew it they'd finished them.
Success!

BP was a little tougher to convince, he's older and usually gets his own drinks in the house which means he won't choose water. He has also tried all the flavours after I made him (!) and said his favourite was Citrus. He's not particularly bothered about the rest but I think that's just him being a tween. If I keep at it I think he'll find he likes the others too. 

While we've been trying out Squash'd I've been keeping track on a sticker chart and I think we've been doing really well. 

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This week's progress so far...

The biggest achievement is a personal one though. I've managed to switch my morning coffee for water with the Passion Fruit & Mango Squash'd. It's only 10:30am and I've already had 2 pints of water, if I keep going like that I'll drink 8 in one day - I've never managed that yet!

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I love my morning water now!

The best thing about drinking more water is I'm feeling more healthy. I'm happy that my boys are drinking more water too, it's much healthier than carbonated drinks. 

I'll be taking Squash'd with me whenever we go out, it's handy to have in case any of us want a drink and water is the only option. It's also cheaper than buying Coke in a restaurant!

Robinsons Squash'd is available from Tesco for £2.49*, Asda for £2*, and Morrisons for £2* (I've selected those supermarkets as they're local to me).

I've managed to get my boys drinking more water sneakily but what would your top tips be for getting your children to drink more water?

*Price correct at time of publishing.

This post is an entry for BritMums #EnjoyMoreWater Challenge, sponsored by Robinsons.

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20 comments:

  1. Mini Me never had the choice and fortunately she loves water, she of course she prefers juice but I use it sparingly! I love the idea of Squash'd - I've seen them on the shelves but never tried them, I need to!
    If you can drink 8 pints of water a day - that's roughly 4 litres - that is good going love! I have to drink that on the shake diet but my skin glows for it! It's good to hear you are enjoying the walks, you will definitely be noticing a difference especially from toning up! Hope you are ok lovely - sounds like you are cracking on at the moment and it's great to see you so positive! Thank you for linking up with #WeightLossWednesday and hope you can join in next week too! Sim xx

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    1. You really should try the Squash'd, they're so good! Aw thanks Sim. I've had a bit of a setback recently but will get back to it soon. :)

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  2. Well done lovely! Drinking more water/be well hydrated is so important and has always helped me to maintain my weight. I always have a glass before any meal ;-) #FitnessTuesday

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    1. Thanks Mirka, it's definitely refreshing as the warmer weather closes in. :)

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  3. We've been doing this too and my four love the squashed, as do I. It's gone down really well and helped us all drink more. Thanks for linking to #sharewithme

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    1. Glad to hear it! It's great when you can find something a little more healthy for the kids isn't it?

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  4. Having that chart will really help in drinking more water. This made me think if I am giving my son the required he needs in aday. #pocolo

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    1. It's definitely something worth considering, it's helped me encourage the boys to drink more water. :)

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  5. Well done for drinking more water....I know I need to drink more. I need to try harder :)

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    1. It can be tough sometimes can't it Kim? I know I used to struggle to drink enough water too, I think it's all about finding the thing you like. xx

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  6. Flavored water is something that I will admit I feel a bit foolish for not thinking of with my little. She's never had soda, but drinks more juice than she probably should because it's hard to get her to drink water. Thanks for the reminder that there are other options I should be looking into #pocolo

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    1. I know what you mean about the juice, it is so tempting to let them drink lots of it isn't it? My two LOVE juice. Glad to help Jeremy, I hope you find something your little one will enjoy just as much as the juice. :)

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  7. I have used a similar product (dutch) and take it to work and then just refill my water bottle. On the days I forget my bottle I notice a difference. I am sure I am more lethargic and I get headaches. I will have to look out for these now and check out the difference flavours: Passion fruit and Mango sounds nice!

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    1. I've noticed a difference too, I can tell when I haven't had enough water. Hope you manage to find them hun. xx

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  8. Well done getting your kids drinking more. I could easlily drink 5-6 pints of water in a day and rarely drink caffine. Well done on maintaining weight, if your exercising more then a you may find that its muscle growth as well as weight loss. think that its true muscle weighs more than fat, sorry if im wrong!! #pocolo

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    1. I think you're right on the muscle/fat thing. :)

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  9. Great to hear how you got on and lovely pictures. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

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  10. It's amazing how drinking more water can change your outlook isn't it? I hadn't realised what they were on the tables at BML16 until quite near the end of the day - doh!

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    1. Hehe, I didn't notice them on the table until the end of the day! Double doh! haha! What are we like eh?

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