Staying Hydrated During Summer Workouts

BODYARMOR LYTE is a naturally flavored, naturally sweetened low-calorie sports drink that combines electrolytes, coconut water and vitamins for Super Hydration.This post is sponsored by BODYARMOR LYTE. All opinions are my own.

Summer is coming, or if you live in the South, it’s already here. It’s been hot and muggy for a few weeks now, and if you enjoy exercising outdoors, you should probably start thinking about drinking more fluids and learning the signs of dehydration.

This is especially true if you are a mom like me. Why? Because we totally forget to take care of ourselves, even if we’re taking “me” time to exercise. It’s so easy to feed the kids, and then forget to feed ourselves. Don’t even get my started on drinking enough fluids! 

I know that this is a problem because it happens to me literally all.the.time.

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In fact, I was skating around my neighborhood last week, and by the time I was done, I was feeling a little worse for wear, so naturally, I decided to look up the signs of dehydration…and y’all. I was definitely dehydrated. Not good, and totally preventable.

I know I’m not alone. Between swim meets, soccer games, and your own outdoor workouts, it’s so incredibly easy to forget to drink enough fluids.

Symptoms of Dehydration

Did you know that dizziness is a sign of dehydration? Me either. Until it happened to me. Turns out, dizziness is one of the last signs that will pop up. In fact, you’ll likely experience one or more of these symptoms before you get dizzy:

  • Increased thirst
  • Dry mouth
  • Super dark yellow…ya know
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

See? There are four other symptoms that happen before it’s too late and you hit the pavement. But you know what’s easier? Not getting dehydrated in the first place. And, if you like to be outside (for exercise or otherwise), it’s smart to make sure you get plenty to drink.

Start Early

Be sure to drink something small (just 4-6 ounces) before you start your workout. Grab a bottle of your favorite drink and drink a bit, then start your workout.

Choose a drink that is both nourishing and hydrating, like my current obsession, BODYARMOR LYTE


It’s is a premium sports drink that provides superior hydration. It is packed with electrolytes, coconut water, and vitamins and is low in sodium and high in potassium, plus it contains natural flavors and sweeteners and no colors from artificial sources.

Ice It

I prefer chilled drinks when I’m hot and sweaty from a workout. I keep BODYARMOR LYTE in my fridge so that I can grab and go. It’s refreshing and cooling, which is awesome when you feel like your face is melting from your workout.

Think of chilling your beverage the night before as exercise prep – it’s just like laying out your clothes.

Drink Often

As you exercise, you’ll need to rehydrate as your body loses fluid (also known as sweat).

You’ll want to drink seven to 10 ounces of fluids for every 10 to 20 of exercise. That may seem like a lot, but your body sweats a lot, especially in the heat. To make sure you do this, take breaks to quickly take a few hydrating sips of your beverage of choice

Once you’ve finished your workout, make sure you continue to hydrate during your cooldown and throughout your day.


If you’re exercising for longer than an hour (or doing a super intense exercise…think marathon training), you will need to replace your electrolyte stores.  BODYARMOR LYTE is just 20 calories per serving, naturally sweetened, and contains coconut water, electrolytes, and vitamins. 


Plus, research suggests and sports drinks like can help prolong exercise and rehydrate our bodies because they contain electrolytes, which is pretty cool if you ask me.

Plan Ahead

It’s so easy to get distracted and forget to pack a drink when you run out the door. Because of this, I make sure that I stock up when I’m at the grocery store. Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to find BODYARMOR LYTE at my local HEB here in Houston (get an awesome coupon HERE).

See? It’s super easy to stay hydrated during your summer workouts. Just start early, chill your favorite beverage, drink it up during your sweat session, and stock up so that you always have a reason to hydrate.

How do you hydrate during summer workouts?

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