An Ode to My Polar Bottle

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Red (Le Hubs') - Green (mine)

Polar Bottle, how do I love thee, let me count the ways?

I love thee for your insulated sides that keep things cold

My constant workout companion and easy to hold

Your size options keep me well hydrated

Your 20oz fits my bike holder with lots of room to spare

You come in lots of colors especially my favorite green

The Polar Bottle is probably the best water bottle I have ever seen

Soon I hope to have a 24 oz to keep my love some company.

Pop you in the freezer and make you nice and chill

Your water spout is not a struggle to open like some others

If I am gone too long anything else would be too much of a bother

What did I ever do without you in my life oh dear Polar Bottle?

Corny and horribly written poem aside, I truly do love my Polar Bottle. I get really sad when it isn’t clean and I have to take something else. I didn’t have my own until last weekend and was always borrowing Le Hubs’ (much to his consternation) and now my new one is like my baby (and Hubs happy his is back). If you need a great water bottle I highly suggest getting one from Polar Bottle. Here is their website: http://www.polarbottle.com/. I think one of their custom design ones might be in my future. Maybe. Shop around for I have seen them a bit cheaper in stores.

When I am not using my Polar for a workout I really enjoy my 24 ounce Tervis Tumbler but that is for another post. Do you have a favorite way to hydrate? Have you ever tried those Bobble bottles which are popular? They just seem so flimsy.

Not affiliated or sponsered, I just really love my Polar Bottle.

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Water Wednesday: Water Routines

This week has been a hard one for the water pledge for me. I have made my desired 80 ounces every day but by the skin of my teeth. What I realized was the patterns I had established in the week or so prior got all discombobulated for one reason or another.

I try to get somewhere between 8 – 16 ounces down within a half an hour of waking and the rest of a 24 ounce glass by an hour after waking.

The next 24 often goes with lunch but that is on a good day. I usually find myself slamming it down as we head out the door to workout later in the evening. Right there I just established a weak link in my water routine.

There (working out) 24+ ounces are consumed in the process. Now, here is where I pose a question; is drinking water while you work out (not just after, during) a positive or a negative thing? I don’t really need it during but I do like a swig here or there to keep my throat moist.

The last 8- 24 (80-96 total) comes before bed  mostly be chugging it as I head upstairs.

This routine seems to work but could be improved greatly. What is your water routine? How do you deal with items that alter or throw off your routine? I am really curious to know and am hoping to learn something which will benefit my routine.

So Very Behind and Fiction Friday review: The Chocolate Castle Clue.

I am so very behind on my,blog posts right now, yep.

For Water Wednesday, I wanted to report I have been doing grand on hitting and often exceeded my 80 ounces. It is tough some days and my progress is effected by the type of vessal it is in. A few experiments has made me discover I like my water with a straw.
Here is one of my trackers because I thought you would want to see how I was doing such.

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Man, I can’t seem to figure out how to rotate the picture on my phone, but you can get the point. I just put them in my journal and color the section as 24 ounces are consumed.

In other news, I really dislike the elliptical. I know it is a fine piece of gym equipment but I just could never get a comfortable stance on it. After some research it does seem it is a piece which is commonly found to not be friendly to someone who is well, short. When I get the chance I want to experience all the ellipitical types to maybe find one I don’t hate as much.

Now for the Fiction Friday part of this post. I recently finished “The Chocolate Castle Clue” by Joanna Carl.
I wish I would have known this book was so deep into a series but that didn’t take away or distract so it work out fine. The mystery here starts when Lee discovers an old trophy from her aunt’s high school days. An odd reaction from a grown woman to the trophy and the long since memories it brings up for Lee’s aunt’s high school singing group The Pier-o-ettes begins to unravel a 40+ year old mystery everyone but his widow as long since forgotten.
The elements of this cozy are pretty standard and Carl’s pace keeps the ball rolling which made this hard for me to put down. Some of clues and neccesary story points did come off a bit forced or clunky but that is not something unknown to anyone who reads a lot of cozys. Overall this book received 4 out of 5 stars and I am looking forward to started from the beginning when I get the time.

Currently Reading: Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins (yes, of Hunger Games fame. This is here first published novel.)