Today started out like many days. Emma woke up before me and fussed her way through my struggle to get out of bed and ready for work. She had a runny nose, and wasn’t too interested in breakfast. I had to run into work for a meeting, and a college girl at the University I work for watched Emma for an hour. She was happy as can be with her sitter, but as soon as she saw me again — grumpy. Emma grumped around the house for a while before my husband got home from work. By noon, I was very ready to go for a quick lunchtime run. Thankfully my husband watched miss grumperpuss while I burned off some steam and got myself pumped up for the second half of the day.
I came back from my run refreshed, and happy to be with Emma — even if her nose is runny and she is whiney. I share that short little story from my day to remind us that a fit mom IS a happy mom! Often, I need a few minutes alone to exercise and clear my mind to rev up for the second half of the day. A huge part of the reason I workout is to maintain a stable emotional state. Working out keeps me happy … and when momma’s happy — everyone is happy.