Good morning, Mamma! Happy Tuesday! I don’t have a ton of time this morning – three very massive meetings today between 7 AM and noon, already crowding out brain space for any other thought – but I wanted to take a quick minute and encourage you again to take care of yourself! It is so important! And you are so worth it!
Your physical health affects everything. Everything. Your energy, your emotions, your tranquil sense of ‘yes, I can handle this’. And you (even with an awesome full-partner husband) you, Mamma, set the tone for much of your family’s life. There’s a reason they say, “if Mamma’s not happy, ain’t nobody happy.”
I know (I really know) that a candy bar or cinnamon roll can look like a quick pick-me-up. They lie. Crap food is like the sleazy guy back in college who would say anything and mean nothing and care absolutely zero about you. Food that leaves you hungrier when you are done eating and saps your energy in the bargain – you deserve better.
Bring an apple to work today. The humble apple. Crunchy, delicious, and so much better than the vending machine crap you might reach for. And some nuts. And a tea bag. Defend yourself, Mamma. You are going to be hungry. Before you leave for work, before the 2 PM Hungry Monster hits, decide what you are going to feed your body.
It matters. You matter.
Be healthy, darling, for so many reasons.