vitamin water

I just discovered the best thing ever! Vitamin water is the most amusing way I’ve ever experienced to get my vitamins.

It used to be that getting my vitamins meant one of three things: Eating a healthy, balanced diet, that contained a wide variety of fruits and vegetables; swallowing a horse pill shortly before or after consuming a large meal to avoid queasiness; or, chewing up a barney, dino and wilma.

Eating a balanced diet is a smart practice that will undoubtedly add years to my life, but it is not fun. In fact, it’s a lot of work, especially when there is cheesecake in my fridge. And ice cream in my freezer. And m&ms in my cupboard. And a husband who only eats pop tarts and cheeseburgers in my basement.

Swallowing a horse pill makes me gag. As does the ensuing queasiness. Every few years, I buy myself a bottle of vitamins in an effort to be ‘healthy’ without giving up cheesecake. Or ice cream. Or m&ms. Or my husband. But, undoubtedly, I only last a few days, and I eventually throw out the vitamins when I can’t remember when I bought them. Because surely that must mean they are too old to still be effective. Besides, they are just a reminder of my failure to be ‘healthy’.

Eating a handful of children’s vitamins is mildly amusing. As are the questions I get at the checkout line about my children. (Note: I have no children.) For real, it happens when all you’re buying is captain crunch, lunchables and corn dogs.

But vitamin water is, by far, the funniest way I’ve ever gotten my vitamins. First off, it’s fruit flavored water with vitamins in it! Who ever would have come up with that idea? Secondly, the packaging is really something else. It’s reminiscent of a generic brand, with no pictures, only text. And there is a LOT of text. Telling me it’s ok to eat a double bacon cheeseburger and fries, as long as I wash it down with vitamin water. And that the potassium and B vitamins will get me energized. And that the inside is natural and the outside is plastic.

So, here’s to a ‘healthy’ diet. 🙂

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