Happy Tuesday, Mommy. Good morning and hello to important you.
You are the engine of your family, Mamma, you know that, right? Yes, even you moms with rock-star, full-partner husbands, most of the time, Mamma sets the emotional tone of the home.
So, how’s your energy, girl? Are you saving some smiles for when you get home tonight? Are you taking care of the engine who takes care of her family? That’s you, Mamma.
I know the days I come home and fall asleep on the sofa do not go as well as the days when I come home and scoop my kids up in a hug. Pretty easy math.
Make the little choices today that add up to a healthy you. An energized you. A you who can handle the stress without blowing up at the kids. (Yes, I’ve been there and I hate it and it sucks. I’ll do just about anything to avoid doing that to my kids again.)
So. Lunch today? Let’s go salad instead of McDrivethru, yes? Or simply an apple and a packet of peanut butter, that works. And go easy on the candy-bar hostess-pie type sugar. It helps for about fifteen minutes and then you pay a price in energy, mood and waistline. Be strong, be good to yourself. Go KIND bar or fresh fruit when you need a little something sweet? Or 70% dark chocolate, that works.
And maybe a walk at lunch? Or walk with the kids when you get home before dinner? Move your body, girl. Movement = energy and we need all the energy we can get. My kids still remember when I would do trot-trot-to-Boston with them on my legs. Laying on my back, knees up, bouncing a laughing kid on my shins. Quad workout while playing with your kids, does it get any better than that? Or piggy back rides around the house, love those. However you do it, move tonight Mamma.
Take care of yourself, girl. You are so important. Stay strong, stay healthy, stay in the game.