If You Love Something Set It Free, If It Comes Back It’s Yours

Flash back to the serious dilemma I was having on Wednesday morning when I could find my favorite, ugly, scuffed up, favorite protein shaker bottle. I went to my gym bag, opened it and was looking for this hideous but trustworthy bottle to fill with my protein powder to take to work for lunch.

I could not find the bottle anywhere, oh whoa was me. I left it on the chair at the gym, and since this was such an atrocious looking bottle (due to many trips through the dish washer, and general overuse), I thought that the cleaning staff would throw it out for sure.

I went to the gym yesterday for my Back and Bicep workout, and right away went to the front desk and described my bottle.

“Protein shaker, orange mixing tool inside, scuffed up, power gym.”

She brought out an orange water bottle, and I was like “Yeah, no.”

She told me she had no other orange water bottles. UGH, lady. You work at the gym, what is a protein shaker? Hmm.

So finally after a few tries, SHE FOUND IT!

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Immediately, I cleaned it out and used it for my pre-workout N.O. Xplode. The top doesn’t pop off, and mixes well, so why use my awful other bottles that have numerous different issues? Never.

Lesson: if you love something set it free, if it comes back it’s yours. Even if it is a seriously scuffed up bottle. It knows where its home is.

Gym addict right here.


RIP Favorite Protein Shaker

You know you have a problem with fitness obsession when you legitimately mourn the loss of your favorite protein shaker bottle. One would think that all protein shaker bottles are created equal, but that could not be further from the truth. This is meant to be funny, but for real, I am sad.

So yesterday, I used my favorite protein bottle for my pre-workout shake, because it doesn’t pop like other lesser bottles. I took it with me to the gym, filled it with xtend water and used it all workout, finished up and made a protein shake in it, as seen in the lovely post-workout, pre-hot tub image below.

In typical post-workout fashion, I brought my seriously scuffed up, favorite protein shaker from Power Gym to the hot tub, where I slowly drink my protein shake in peace. After finishing said shake, I put the empty bottle on a chair, took a shower, got changed and went home. This morning, I woke up and went to prepare my favorite bottle with my protein powder for lunch when a horrible realization occurred: I LEFT MY FAVORITE, UGLY, MESSED UP, OVER USED PROTEIN BOTTLE ON THAT CHAIR BY THE HOT TUB IN THE GYM. EFFFFFFFFF. EF. EF.

Naturally, I am going to get a new one ASAP. This bottle is unlike any other bottle. It has a super awesome piece that mixes your protein seamlessly into the water. Better yet, if you cut up lemons and place them in the water, it mixes them in too! Love it. It never breaks, never leaks, never fails, my fabulous Walmart bottle. I got it in Regina, Saskatchewan when I was doing my Masters, the first protein shaker I ever bought, before I realized protein should not be mixed with a spoon.

So RIP favorite protein shaker bottle. Perhaps I will find you tomorrow, then I will have two 🙂