I LOVE that today’s giveaway is from Love Grown Foods because right now, as I think about my approaching 37th birthday, I am realizing how much I LOVE where I am in life at the moment.
I usually say that my favorite time period in life was around my 22nd birthday.
Back then my whole life was ahead of me. I was a kid who thought she was an adult, ready to get married and do all-the-things in American Dream order since I had just graduated college, started my first real life job and got engaged.
It was a great time for sure but I knew nothing! I have grown and gone through so many ups and downs since graduating college, so many real life situations that only maybe a really clever Lifetime movie could rival.
Right now though, at this age of almost 37 (geez this number certainly sounds like an adult) I am so content…and at peace.
My divorce is behind me. I love what I do. I have an amazingly handsome, intelligent and witty (clearly he takes after me) little boy who, by the way, argued with me that I am actually going to be 38 instead of 37.
But see, the number doesn’t bother me. I am not afraid of getting older and really don’t understand how it can even be that I am technically in my late 30’s.
I feel as youthful as I did at 22.
Remember when I was spinning in the middle of Bloomingdales last summer? Not something I imagined I would be doing in my late 30’s.
I pretty much look the same as I did in my 20’s only my hair is longer, I run faster and most important of all, I am just so much wiser!
I can’t say it was my fault for being naïve back then because I think that wise comes with age. It takes living life for a little while, making some mistakes and learning from experiences to get here.
22 may have been great but if I want to be honest, it’s also the time when my period was missing for almost two years.
Amenorrhea was a big deal yet I didn’t feel like dealing with it and didn’t have all of the resources to fully understand it.
I was too busy ignoring it while enjoying a PMS and cramp-free life. I didn’t want to hear the dangers anyway and instead thought about planning the perfect wedding.
At the age of 37, I know better than that. I know that balance between workouts and eating is a must. I have learned that my body is sensitive and requires a lot of food to keep it running (literally). I understand that even when I think I am eating “right,” a missing period means something is still missing from my diet.
I may never have more kids but I realize that having a regular cycle is important not just for getting pregnant but for keeping the rest of the body in harmony.
Interesting that I am giving away cereals today because back when I was 22, I loved cereal to the point where I couldn’t even have it in the house.
Why you ask? Because when I didn’t eat enough at each meal during the day, I got hungry at night and ended up in front of the cereal in the pantry which lead to basically eating the whole box.
Nowadays, there isn’t a thing I can’t have in the house.
All of my favorite foods can be around me without me having an I may eat it all issue including Love Grown Foods Oat Clusters which are so good that my 22-year old self would have had a problem.
Lucky for you, my friends over at Love Grown Foods allowed me to select FOUR of my favorite LOVE products to give away and I have included two types of Oat Clusters!
Why I chose these four Love Grown Foods products:
*The Cocoa Goodness Oat Clusters remind me of Cocoa Pebbles which I lived on as a kid!
*The Sweet Cranberry Pecan Oat Clusters are so yummy when paired with a smoothie, on top of oatmeal and even tasty on salads and sweet potatoes!
*Super Oats Chia & Quinoa may be my most favorite oatmeal ever. There’s just something about the texture of all Love Grown Foods oatmeal in general but this blend is definitely at the top of my list.
*I chose the Blueberry Banana Hot Oats cup because it’s my son’s favorite. I really like it too especially since it’s really convenient and portable!
Just leave me a comment on this post answering one of the questions below and I will pick one winner at random who will be announced Friday morning!
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What was your favorite cereal as a kid? Do you still eat it now?
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