spring training giveaway!

by Janetha on May 16, 2014

in Uncategorized

i didn’t mean for it to be radio silence here on the blog… but i have been hit HARD with a sinus infection. i had always heard that it’s harder to be sick when you are pregnant, and now i am living proof. this sickness is kicking my ass and blogging has been the least of my concerns.

what sucks is i have plenty to do in order to prepare for the baby who will be arriving in about three months.. so it’s frustrating to watch all my nights and weekends slip away as i sleep this sickness out of me. hopefully i will be well soon and can get back to normal life—or pregnant normal life, since that’s still not quite normal life!

anyway, i have had this giveaway in the pipeline for a bit now, and i thought i would pop in and offer it up since i have nothing coherent to ramble about. luckily the doc has approved me to take sudafed, mucinex, and benadryl.. but it’s all leaving me a little hazy!

i recently received the most awesome delivery from the big G cereal team at general mills AKA the greatest cereal company on the planet. they sent their spring training package which was filled with all sorts of good-for-you goodies.

Meals & Moves NVPG giveaway

the bundle came in an awesome reusable tote and was packed with three kinds of nature valley protein granola, protein bars, breakfast biscuits, breakfast shakes, chia seeds, cacao nibs, and delicious dried fruits and nuts. 


the spring training package also came with a plethora of recipes with ways to use the products, and a bunch of tips to help you get healthy this spring. 




in addition to the spring training bundle, they also sent a variety of my favorite cereals, including kix, golden grahams, honey nut cheerios, and even some booberry for marshall! they also sent a few cereal t-shirts.. yes, they KNOW what a cereal monster i am! i was flattered by the fact that they knew how cereal crazed i really am. it’s not often that a company will reach out to a blogger and know lots about them. it’s usually a blind pitch to see if they will bite… but general mills knew all about my passion for cereal and my hatred for lucky charms. they also congratulated me on my pregnancy, which has come complete with lots of cereal cravings. color me impressed. i have been fueling myself with golden grahams every morning this week.


i was so impressed by their generosity and thoughtfulness that i decided i wanted to share how great they are with all of you and pass on the love. general mills has offered up a spring training package to one lucky reader—this is open to the USA and canada.

to enter:

  • leave a comment telling me how YOU are getting healthier this spring!
  • for an additional entry, visit nature valley on facebook–write on their wall and tell them meals & moves sent you. leave another comment here saying you did that.

entries will be accepted through tuesday, may 20. good luck!

okay.. i am going to go work on getting better. here’s hoping i will be around more often in the very near future!

xo. janetha g.

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Ali May 19, 2014 at 9:34 am

I’m trying to drink more water!

jenna May 19, 2014 at 10:08 am

I’m getting back into working out after a bit of a post vacation hiatus. Slowly getting back into it and I already feel better! and sore…mostly sore

Leah May 19, 2014 at 10:54 am

I am trying to spend more time outside this spring to help my overall mental health. :)

Tori May 19, 2014 at 11:15 am

I’m getting healthier by adding in more healthy fats like avocado, olive oils, and peanut butter!

kati May 19, 2014 at 11:16 am

despite having mostly healthy habits, this spring i have finally nixed my diet soda habit (well, and regular soda too, but i never really drank that to begin with). i’m feeling hydrated and healthy going into this summer!

Brindi May 19, 2014 at 11:16 am

This spring I’m making a serious attempt at more evening walks and plenty of water!

ColleenMarie May 19, 2014 at 11:37 am

I am currently expecting also, I have been walking a mile during my lunch break, and sometimes on the track in the evenings.

Sarah May 19, 2014 at 11:38 am

I am trying so so hard to give up/limit the amount of sweets I eat. I don’t see anything wrong with caving every now and then, but I don’t think every other day qualities as every now and then :)

Helen May 19, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Lots of water and fresh air :)

Laura @ RunningJunkie May 19, 2014 at 12:39 pm

I am trying to be diligent about taking my vitamins.

Suzanne May 19, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Long time reader, first time commenter. Used to GPP and saw your blog from their site. As a longtime GM connoisseur starting out eating ET cereal in ’83 in my closet as a kid, I can say I love all GM products and fully own that cereal is my all time fav meal of choice. Since I am getting chubby again , trying to conceive and haven’t been exercising as much this year, my goal is to take a walk/hike everyday and ride my bike once a week.

Laura @ RunningJunkie May 19, 2014 at 12:47 pm

I wrote on Nature Valley’s FB page.

Khaleef @ Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet May 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm

My way to get fit this spring is to focus on hitting my macro-nutrient goals, running 500 miles and doing my first 5k (2014 goals), and also powerlifting!

Khaleef @ Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet May 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm

I just liked their fb page and told them you sent me.

Michelle May 19, 2014 at 1:38 pm

My husband and I are on our last week of the Jamie Eason Livefit Program. We’re currently looking for something to do next!

Arlene @ Adventures in Weight Loss May 19, 2014 at 2:45 pm

I rejoined Weight Watchers in the beginning of May & am working on losing the extra weight. Next up, regular exercise again.

Coco May 19, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Removing artificial sweeteners from my diet and incorporating more nutrient dense foods into my diet.

Coco May 19, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Posted on their wall and mentioned your blog.
PS. Feel better!!

Sandra May 19, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Hi Janetha,

My boyfriend and I just had a conversation about making this “our year” and finally committing to being healthier and more active. This spring training box would help out and expose us to some new products.

Annette@FitnessPerks May 19, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Awwww feel better!!

I am gettin’ healthy in the spring by going to bed as early as possible to get shut eye!

april May 19, 2014 at 9:06 pm

I’ve actually had a rough six months and put my health on the back burner so next month, I have already signed up for six fitness classes and plan to get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day.

Calli May 19, 2014 at 10:20 pm

I am drinking more water and limiting my eating out to one meal a week! I am working out every other day in some way: swimming, yoga or pilates.

Meredith May 20, 2014 at 4:51 am

Drinking at least a gallon of water a day! And getting outdoors for exercise.

jodie May 20, 2014 at 6:56 am

I am going to work on what I view as exercise. And also refer to it as movement. Now that the weather is nicer there are so many more things to do and my body will love the change up.

Melissa May 20, 2014 at 7:03 am

Made a meal plan and getting more exercise squeezed in the weeks.

Stacey May 20, 2014 at 8:49 am

I am going to focus on listening to my body, fueling my body properly and not over doing it when working out.

Stacey May 20, 2014 at 8:51 am

wrote on NV FB wall

Megan May 20, 2014 at 9:31 am

This I’m getting healthy by planning my workouts and spending more time with my pup out doors by hiking, riding bikes, or just walking around.

Shannon B. May 20, 2014 at 11:30 am

I was training for my first half marathon!! Which I finished two weeks ago. I gave myself a little break and am now back at it, but not so much running!! (Thank goodness)
Good luck with the remaining three months of your pregnancy!

Wendy May 20, 2014 at 12:09 pm

I’ve adapted a healthy lifestyle. I’m exercising 4 days a week and eating with an emphasis on healthy and nutritious foods. I’m really enjoying how strong and energetic I feel these days!

Kelsey May 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm

I try and walk 4 miles a day carrying my 22 pound son in the ergo!!

Brooke May 20, 2014 at 6:48 pm

I am pregnant as well, almost 22 weeks! Being healthy and active is definitely harder when pregnant but I’ve been doing what I can with walks around the neighborhood and “trying” to eat as healthy as possible (which is hard with all of these cravings

Nicole G May 20, 2014 at 9:40 pm

I’ve picked up running on the weekends again. It’s great because I get out there with my mom and my dog – good exercise for all three of us!

penny May 24, 2014 at 10:58 pm

Just joined a gym!

Carol B May 25, 2014 at 5:34 pm

I am trying to get healthier this spring by watching what goes in my mouth. More fruits/veggies less candy/soda.

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