What's Your Real Age?

agingIt dawned on me this week that I am not 21 anymore. I do not know how this happened. I was 21 just 13 years ago. Back then, I could drink shots till 5 a.m. Now, I rise with kids at 5 a.m., and I only do shots of Yoga Bunny Detox. If you ever see this drink, you've got to try it. It's so good.

See? I'm old!

I'm having trouble wrapping my head around my age because I'm starting to plan my 35th birthday. I want to celebrate because I've been in a pregnancy or baby haze since I was 30, and I haven't marked my birthday in 5 years.

To feel better, I went to RealAge to see if I am, at the very least, "Living Life to the Youngest," as their slogan promises.


This is the online questionnaire by doctors Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz--you've probably seen it on Oprah--that tells you if you're older or younger than your actual age, based on your healthy (or unhealthy) lifestyle.

It took me 17 minutes to answer every question, which I did when I was supposed to be folding socks. I was pleased that my Real Age turned out to be 31.9. Woot. Woot.

And I can get younger, too. The website tells me what bad health habits I can improve on to be healthier and add a few years to my life. A few things I need to do:

  • stop talking on the phone when I drive
  • get more vitamin E
  • do more strength training

CafeMoms in the CafeMom Newcomers Club were taking the Real Age test recently. Some were happy with the test when it made them younger; a few were not so happy.

I was not happy with my Wii Fit age. That snotty thing called me 50, which is fine--if you're 50. I'm going to pretend I never saw that and work on my Wii Yoga Tree Pose.

Meanwhile, I'm all about RealAge.

What do you think about getting older? Does it ever bother you? Do you have something--like Yoga Bunny Detox--that makes you feel better?

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