my simple modern tumbler & it’s role in my am routine

20oz Cruiser Tumbler with Straw & Closing Lid Travel Mug

I am a proud water psycho.

Last year, I got very serious about my water intake & it is easily the best thing I did for my health.

The benefits – truly – are endless. Some I have noticed include glowy & clear skin, more plump lips { seriously! }, less bloat, regular hunger levels, positive mood, more energy, less brain fog… I can legit go on and on.

In fact, I’m at a point where if I feel off, it’s almost always because I didn’t drink enough water.

I recently got this Simple Modern cup a few weeks back as mentioned here and honestly? It deserves a post of its own since it plays such a big part in my morning routine.

& for specifics: the exact one I have is the Simple Modern 20oz Cruiser Tumbler with a straw & closing lid in the colour ‘Sweet Taffy’.

In the past, I’d wake up and get my routine going. About 30 minutes in, I’d go upstairs to the kitchen and pour myself a glass of water. A few weeks ago, I decided I wanted to switch things up and get my water legit THE SECOND I wake up.

Random fact about me but I’m really picky on how I like to drink. Not what but how. The two most important things is that I just love ICE COLD water and I have to drink out of a straw {we use reuseuable ones at home that I take with me to restaurants. I have these for cold and love these for coffee & tea}

To satiate the ice cold needs, the filter from this post makes that easy & these days, insulated cups are all the rage. Off to Amazon I go to look for a cup so I can have water first thing in the morning.

I was looking for very specific things: high ratings, at least 8 – 12 hours of insulation {I just needed it for the night!}, a straw lid or one I can use my straws in, & anywhere between 12 – 22 ounces. I have a 40 ounce hydroflask that I drink through the workday. I love mine {& the straw lid!!} but if you have one, you know, that thing is HUGE. I wanted something smaller for the bedside.

I came across the Simple Modern 20 ounce Cruiser and knew instantly it was the one & it’s well worth the high rating.

First of all, it comes in a variety of sizes: 20 oz, 22 oz, 30 oz, & 32 oz. The lid is like a go to coffee lid, so you can keep it sealed & then lift up the lid to put the straw in. Even if you don’t want to use the straw, it’s still a great cup for coffee drinks. And then THE STRAW! I LOVE THIS STRAW. It’s a black reuseable straw but, & this may sound weird, it’s so comfortable to drink out of! There’s a nice “bite” to it & comfortable with teeth unlike my metal straws.

Okay so: the night before whenever I’m ready for bed, I fill up the water with ice cold water & squeeze a lemon in it & seal it. Sometimes I add a sprinkle or two of sea salt. I know this sounds strange but I LOVE the taste of it & apparently it’s good for you too!

Then I go to sleep & the SECOND I wake up, I flip the lid, put in the straw chug the whole thing. Yes I’m psycho, I know, but it’s so refreshing & I feel like it just *wakes* my body up. The straw makes it super easy to chug for me & within the first 5 minutes upon waking, I already got 20 ounces of water in.

Even though I take my water ice cold, this is something you can do with hot water if you prefer hot water in the morning. The cup absolutely stays insulated & it’s just so nice having the water ready for you on the bedside table.

& yes… I am that lazy. BUT no time is wasted & it’s the perfect wake up call & burst of energy.

Not to mention, the cup is just so CUTE! I got the sweet taffy colour since it matches my blog but they have SO MANY.

It’s also a great alternative for the more expensive ones on the market so if you’re looking for a great insulated cup for the new year but don’t want to splurge on a Hydroflask or something, get this one.

Another plus but this brand should fit in most car cupholders too! Even the larger sizes taper at the base.

And though I’m talking water, everyone should have a reuseable cup! You can easily take this to Starbucks or any coffeehouse that you would normally get a to go cup & lid!

20oz Cruiser Tumbler with Straw & Closing Lid Travel Mug

HAD to share here – it’s been a game changer in the morning & I am fully awake even before I make my coffee for the day!

& of course, you can use any cup if you aren’t as crazy about temperatures like I am, but I do like having a lid to keep it sealed overnight.

Anyone else a water psycho like I am? If so, let me know if you have any tips on getting your h2o! Here & here are mine.

Happy Monday,

x Shannon

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