Embracing a little H20omph with Highland Spring

Do you ever get the feeling that you’re stuck in a rut? That you wake up each morning, put on the same clothes, look at the same face in the mirror, and do the same monotonous tasks, every single day? I know I do, and it turns out I’m not the only one, with a recent study showing that 9/10 of us feel we are stuck in a rut, in our very own version of Groundhog Day.

I am very much a creature of habit, and I don’t particularly like change at all, yet some days that monotony really gets me down and I long for something different to happen outside of my daily routine. Far too often I sit at my desk and, although I love my job, find myself staring at the same computer screen day in, day out, wondering what happened to my spontaneity and zest for life. Because although, with four children, routine is very important in our family, there is a whole world out there of places I want to go, and things I want to do, and it’s about time I took steps to make that happen!

Highland Spring’s ‘H20omph’ campaign encourages the nation to celebrate life by venturing outside of their comfort zone. They are calling for people to shake up their routine, and add a little H20omph into their day. And I jumped at the chance to be a part of this campaign!

Although I joined the gym earlier this year in a bid to increase my fitness, with Summer approaching, and in desperate need of some Vitamin D, I really wanted to start exercising outdoors. I’ll be honest with you, exercising full stop is quite difficult for me. I am incredibly self-conscious and massively self-critical, and there are days when I’m panting for breath in the back of a fitness hall, my cheeks burning with embarrassment as I convince myself that all eyes are on me! So the thought of going outdoors, in public, was a huge deal for me and one I wasn’t sure I would have the confidence to attempt!

But, thanks to Highland Spring, I decided that it was time to add a little H20omph into my life and I pledged that, weather depending, I will get out on my bike and cycle three times a week, even if I only manage a couple of miles. And so, I did.

Luckily we have lots of country roads by our house where no cars are allowed, making it a really safe place to cycle or walk, and less chance of being spotted puffing and panting up any steep hills! As I set off on my bike, a little wobbly admittedly, I instantly remembered how much I love being outdoors, feeling the wind in my hair and the sun on my face, and that wonderful sense of freedom! I cycled for two miles that first night and five the following, and somehow, with a little persuasion, I found myself purchasing a bicycle helmet, donning a little lycra, and by the third attempt last week I hit the roads, in public, and I absolutely loved it!!

It’s funny how just one small change to your routine can boost your mood, how switching up your day, be that by trying something new, making a little time for yourself, braving a bold lipstick or a new haircut, can make such a huge difference in your life. And it’s interesting that since I injected a little H20omph into my life, it has made me want to switch up my routine in other areas of my life, to experiment wth a new outfit, new recipes, spontaneous days out, or take a little time out of the daily grind to see friends.

To help you embrace a little H20omph in your life, Highland Spring are giving away 10,000 opportunities to win H20omph experiences by picking up a promotional pack of water in store. You can find out more and enter the giveaway here. Good Luck!!

 

** This is a collaborative post. All words and opinions are my own. **

 

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65 Comments

  1. May 20, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    What a fantastic campaign to encourage everyone to be more active – I hadn’t heard about it but I will check it… it’s just what I need!

  2. May 20, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    A great read! Thank you for sharing…I’m trying to build my lifestyle where I can travel and homeschool my children and my husband won’t ever have to work! I’ve taken steps to do that and I’m so happy at where it’s taken me!!

  3. May 20, 2018 / 5:54 pm

    I definitely don’t drink enough water which might explain why i am always so hungry! I do drink Highland spring though so it’s a brand I know very well.

  4. May 20, 2018 / 6:19 pm

    I’ll be looking out for these promo packs for a chance to win! Love a bottle of water and often choose highland srping!

  5. sam
    May 20, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    interesting post. I want to try this new challenges as like you, I face the same routine every day… can be tiring just to think of it.

  6. May 20, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    I’m the opposite creature, don’t have routines, only my teen daughter is trying to make me more organised, but I know I would hate it. I love changes and if nothing is happening in my life for to long I reorganise the furniture. One day I clean the other I just abandon everything and go for a trip,but I absolutely love my life. That’s why I think the idea of Highland spring is just fantastic.

  7. Waren Jean Go
    May 20, 2018 / 11:40 pm

    This sounds like a great campaign! I would love to join coz I’ve been stuck at home, school or work and I don’t feel like I am doing any fitness. Thanks for this info.

  8. May 21, 2018 / 12:37 am

    thank god that i live in a city where biking, running and walking is a common thing. they even close the streets over the weekend for cyclist! eating healthy and staying active are equally important!

  9. May 21, 2018 / 1:17 am

    It’s always nice to change things up, especially when you’re stuck in a rut! Getting out and becoming active is a great way to do that.

  10. May 21, 2018 / 2:24 am

    What a great campaign! I love a good campaign that’s motivating to the consumers. Staying active is definitely important.
    xo, Sondra
    cuisineandtravel.com

  11. Monidipa Dutta
    May 21, 2018 / 6:32 am

    Well I had anroxia once so I hated eating and used to keep myself always busy. Bit i love this campaign.

  12. ipsita paul
    May 21, 2018 / 6:39 am

    I wish I were part of some campaign. Yeah, life is really boring for me right now. Nice post.

  13. May 21, 2018 / 7:23 am

    This is such a great campaign! I need to drink so much more water than I currently do!

  14. May 21, 2018 / 8:27 am

    i would really love to join. but sad to say im from philippines. 🙁 maybe next time.

  15. May 21, 2018 / 8:34 am

    great post this. I know I need to drink more water than I do, especially at this time of year!

  16. May 21, 2018 / 10:24 am

    This is a great post, I need to drink more water. I live on coffee! Also want to start getting out and about more too

  17. Patrice Boothe
    May 21, 2018 / 10:44 am

    I felt the same recently, I started to look at going travelling to Bali for a month so I can have some adventure and fun! Love the idea of the campaign it really motivating.

    Love P xx
    http://www.pixieox.com

  18. May 21, 2018 / 10:44 am

    Lately I have very much been feeling I’ve been living my own version of Groundhog Day. I can’t wait until I’m fit and well enough to start up exercising again, I really miss it!

  19. May 21, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    I’d love to get into cycling too. But don’t really want to cycle here in Cornwall where it’s mostly hills and small country lanes, prefer flatter areas 😉

  20. May 21, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    So great that you are getting back out on your bike – such a great initiative to help people gte their oomph back! x

  21. May 21, 2018 / 2:39 pm

    I love cycling, it’s something I would love to do more of as it feels less like exercising than many sports! Great initiative.

  22. May 21, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    Such a good campaign – I’m guilty of being a creature of habit and I NEVER drink enough water *tut tut*

  23. May 21, 2018 / 2:55 pm

    Caspian and I have just joined our local gym in a bid to get more active. Fab and important campaign.

  24. May 21, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    I love the idea of making little changes to shake up the day to day. Being freelance helps for me, no day is the same! Also, I’m a Capricorn so apparently I like change! Haha! Great post!

  25. May 21, 2018 / 4:56 pm

    There is something invigorating about a nice glass of water, so refreshing as well. It sounds like Highland Spring are really helping put a spring in your step.

  26. May 21, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    I agree a small change to your routine can surprisingly do wonders. Cycling is a great way to get in shape.

  27. May 21, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    I love water but I forget to drink it. I know how important it is, I need to set myself a reminder 🙂

  28. May 21, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    It’s a great campaign to be part off and the changes that I’ve made really have changed my mood. Embracing the change and making more changes has been brilliant for the whole family x

  29. Kristina Maggiora
    May 21, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    Wow such a good campaing to be part of and take part in if someone’s never heard of it before (like me)- definitely guilty of not drinking enough water!

  30. Ada
    May 21, 2018 / 10:04 pm

    What a great campaign! Water is so important and I have changed my lifestyle choices around to make water my number 1 drink! I’ve definitely seen the benefits.

  31. Farya
    May 21, 2018 / 10:48 pm

    Oh I wish this was some kind of international program. I am an introvert so I dont socialize much with people

  32. Kwii
    May 21, 2018 / 11:25 pm

    I tell people all the time to get out the loop, especially Mondays. Never heard of Highland springs but drink water on a regular basis can cleans you out and get you out of a health rut.

  33. May 22, 2018 / 12:26 am

    Great reminder to always stay hydrated. Because I don’t. And I know I should do more to take care of my body. If only we had country roads like you have, I’d enjoy cycling a lot.

  34. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    May 22, 2018 / 4:05 am

    That is such a great campaign to encourage everyone to be more active. I will definitely check this out.

  35. May 22, 2018 / 5:24 am

    I’m always pushing myself to drink more water when I’m at work as I definitely feel better when I do x

  36. Dannii
    May 22, 2018 / 8:00 am

    This looks like a great campaign to encourage people to be more active.

  37. May 22, 2018 / 8:15 am

    I don’t cycle but I do lots of walking which helps. I drink water a lot too thanks to the heatwave we are experiencing.

  38. May 22, 2018 / 9:10 am

    I often feel like I am stuck in a rut, this is a great campaign to try and get people to be more active and shake things up a bit x

  39. May 22, 2018 / 9:17 am

    It’s nice that you’re living an active and healthy lifestyle. Water is really important to our health and it’s good to find a brand that helps keep your body hydrated.

  40. May 22, 2018 / 10:32 am

    What a fab campaign. I drink so much bottle water!! x

  41. May 22, 2018 / 10:47 am

    Great post! If given a chance I would be an advocate to drink more water than juices and other beverages. I still believe water as the best solution and hydrating agent for all us.

  42. Melanie
    May 22, 2018 / 11:04 am

    I always have a bottle of water with me…on hand if I feel the thirst and ideal to keep hydrated x

  43. May 22, 2018 / 11:35 am

    Really great campaign. I always make sure the girls have water before school and with their dinner

  44. May 22, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    Yes, I know this feeling of daily routine – and my life is just passing by without great adventures. But then times change and I’m back on track and couldn’t be happier with how things are going. It’s probably a normal process everyone is going through.

  45. May 22, 2018 / 3:20 pm

    What a beautiful message. We do need to venture out of our comfort zone from time to time. Great that you have country roads where no cars are allowed. Wish we had that.

  46. Meagan Badore
    May 22, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    What a great way to promote healthy living with a campaign like this. Doing something, whether big or small, to change up your routine can really give your mood and body a boost it needs.

  47. May 22, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    The perfect campaign just in the nick of time for summer. I never leave the house without a water bottle no matter the season since it’s so important to stay hydrated.

  48. May 22, 2018 / 8:53 pm

    Sounds like a great way to get moving and my mummy is doing something similar with her work called ‘virgin pulse global challenge’ – she’s expected to do 10,000 steps a day for 100 days! eeeekkk. Good luck with the fitness challenge and we need to start drinking more water as we’re awful at that!

  49. May 23, 2018 / 3:49 am

    This is a nice and healthy campaign for a generation that prefers carbonated and sugary drinks. I wanna join if we have it here.

  50. May 23, 2018 / 9:04 am

    Oh wow well done you! I’m totally a cycle in the park kinda girl.. I never have the guts to cycle on the road lol. But love the idea of just doing something fun!

  51. May 23, 2018 / 9:52 am

    The H20omph campaign is such a great idea and congratulations for getting out of your comfort zone! We can all become ruled by habits but the rewards that come with changing routines and trying something new can certainly help to boost our confidence and sense of well-being!

  52. May 23, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    What a wonderful campaign! You’re right, we need to do something to break the ice and find ourselves ready again for more challenges with a whole new motivation.

  53. May 23, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    Oh it’s so nice to change up your normal routine, bike riding is so nice and being able to feel a lot more free

  54. May 23, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    I really need to increase my water intake as well. It’s so important and it actually helps you eat more healthy in the long run. Thanks for the reminder. This is great.

  55. May 24, 2018 / 12:23 am

    I love Highland Spring Water. It’s nice and refreshing. I’ve always wanted to ride a back as well, but I have a curved spine and I just can’t keep my balance on one. It’s gutting 🙁

    Louise x

    • May 24, 2018 / 12:24 am

      that should have said ‘ride a bike’, obviously! Oops

  56. May 24, 2018 / 4:55 am

    This is a wonderful campaign and it also motivates people to be active again. I love the way you have been more active and getting the desired sunshine 🙂

  57. May 24, 2018 / 4:57 am

    This is a wonderful campaign and it also motivates people to be active again. I love the way you have been more active and getting all the desired sunshine 🙂

  58. Blair Villanueva
    May 24, 2018 / 6:42 am

    Let’s promote “being hydrated is cool” and “no to soft drinks”. Water is important, this might be boring but saves lives.

  59. May 24, 2018 / 1:41 pm

    I am in the office now and we are just discussing the importance of drinking water. I love the fact they are raising awareness as well as offering the opportunity to win experiences.

  60. May 24, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    I have just started cycling again and feel so much better for it, I forgot how much I used to enjoy it

  61. May 24, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    Love this campaign! Now i’ve had my foot operation I am planning on building up my exercise again as it really does make a massive difference to how I feel and it breaks up my work!

  62. May 26, 2018 / 6:57 pm

    This is such a great idea and well done you for getting on a bike! I am always a little nervous I will fall off!!! The great outdoors does always make you feel better.

  63. May 27, 2018 / 3:32 pm

    What a great idea. We’d love a little H2O oomph here. I’ll definitely pick up a bottle of Highland Spring this week – fingers crossed!

  64. Jennifer
    June 5, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    Love this! I need to be more purposeful about getting moving. We took a long walk last night and went on a yoga retreat last week. It’s a start!! 🙂

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