Good morning, Mamma. What are you going to do to get some exercise in today? I know you don’t have time, really, I get it. I know that even the thought of exercise can be daunting. I know you want to stop reading right now about how you should exercise and have a piece of toast instead. Because that woman lives in me too.
But you also know your energy will be better. And that crushing tired that comes upon you at 7 PM sucks. Have you ever come home from work and fallen asleep on the sofa? Sitting up? With your purse still strapped to your shoulder? Me too. Exercise will help make that fatigue go away. It will. Fact.
And your mood will be better. Proven. And you know you hate it when you scream at the kids just because you’re stressed. I know I hate it when I do that. Hate. It. So go for a two mile run. 15 minute miles are just fine; get your heart rate up = improve your patience and your mood.
And your sleep will be better. Truth. Yummy yummy truth.
So find the time. Get up half an hour earlier and go for a run before they all wake up. Or do the hour long race walk over your lunch hour today at work. Take the stairs. Whatever you need to do, sister, do it.
You are worth it. Your energy is worth it. Your sunny ability to handle the inevitable stresses of motherhood is worth it.
Go, sister. Go do.