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Meet my new best friend Bubba!

January 1, 2012

By Lori Hanson

It sounds a bit funny, I know. Midwestern/western girl involved with and crazy about an unsuspecting southern boy named Bubba. But it’s happened. And what a great time of year to meet someone, right before the new year. This way I can start off the new year totally committed to my new relationship and enjoy all the benefits.

The truth is, I’ve been looking for someone like Bubba all year. I’ve tried relationships with a few others and no one could fit the bill. Too much drama, couldn’t hold their own and let me down. Same old, same old.

But right before Christmas I decided to set my sights on finding the right one. The one who could be there for me every day and not let me down. Provide everything I need in the day and be there energized and ready for the next day, 365 days a year. A true, full-on committment. So here he is. Meet my new best friend, Bubba. All 52 oz of him…and purple to boot. And let me just say, you’ve gotta be secure to be named Bubba and be purple!

Isn’t he beautiful? Ever since I discovered alkaline water and take my own water everywhere I go, I’ve looked for a solid water bottle/mug that can hold the amount of water I want to drink during the day, that’s easy to drink from and doesn’t leak. And just on a whim I looked at my local grocery and there he was. My niece thinks it’s hysterical and said I need handles on both sides when I drink. But it’s well insulated, holds 52 ounces and is hard to miss, so I don’t get to the end of the day and remember that I forgot to drink my water.

Okay, perhaps you’re different than me and you’re great about drinking water. I have always had issues getting my daily water intake in. But once I discovered ionized, micro-clustered, alkaline water (Kangen), I can drink water without getting full. Great. But I still have to force myself to drink it. I don’t get thirsty. And living here in Denver, but the time you’re thirsty you’re already dehydrated. Not good.

Truth is, the few days I’ve had Bubba around, I had to rev up. The first day I drank maybe half. The second day, forgot and hardly drank any (he was hiding behind me on my desk). The next day, I drank all of it, and felt the difference when I woke up. Then I forgot until 4 pm one day and still drank all of my water in about three hours. Now, we’re buds. I find it easy to drink my water with this big burly guy there to reind me. When I head out, he goes where I go. No, he doesn’t fit in the cup holder (there are 32 oz models that will). But he fits on the seat beside me and doesn’t spill.

For those of you counting, 52 oz may be shy of the 64 oz I need per day. But those extra ounzes are covered by the 2-3 cups of herbal tea I drink everyday.

Water is a critical essential to creating nutritional balance. Our bodies are 80% water, our brains are over 70% water and I’m sure you’ve heard it before: you gotta keep that water flowing through your body. It’s a great way to improve your health and stay healthy.

Personally, I KNOW there is a huge difference between ionized, micro-clustered, alkaline water and your average tap or bottled water. I’ve studied, researched and seen the changes in my body and health from drinking it for the last year and a half. Not to mention the benefits of being able to wash my produce in high alkaline water (a natural degreaser) and having acidic water (a natural disinfectant) available from my little water microbrewery. I’m so glad I invested in my health with the Kangen ionizer. If you want to learn more about alkaline water, visit my website . Changing your water, will change your life.

But back to Bubba, with him by my side. I’ve already accomplished a goal for 2012 to drink more water and increase my energy. So many health benefits are simple and easy to implement. All it takes is a commitment. No resolutions, set goals and achieve them. When you set a goal, make sure it’s one you intend to reach.  Watch for more articles on little ways to improve your life and health in 2012.

(PS I’ve also committed to writing three blogs per week this year. And now that I’ve put it here in writing, I just made the commitment real and measurable.)

Happy New Year!


4 Comments leave one →
  1. Jessica S. permalink
    February 22, 2012 1:55 pm

    This might be an odd question, but how heavy is Bubba when it’s full of water? I’m afraid it would be too awkward to drink directly from the mug when it’s full. Thanks!

    • February 22, 2012 8:19 pm

      Thanks for your question. My niece teases me that I need handles on both sides like a Tommie Tippee cup. It’s really not that bad. I carry it everywhere I go. And the quicker you drink you water, the faster it gets lighter.

  2. April 24, 2012 10:43 am

    Hi Lori,

    My name is Jessica, I am the Associate Brand Manager at bubba brands, inc. I saw your write and I absolutely love it! I would really like to send you some products to test out for us. Maybe we can team up for a product review/giveaway for your readers? Let me know what you think!

    Hope to hear from you soon!


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