When I signed up to be a mom I dreamed it would be magical and everything lovely. It was magical, but also very rough. My first baby, a boy named Tristan was born unhealthy and I struggled to keep him alive his first year of life. I am thankful that I was a naïve mom back then who blocked out the world to survive while caring for my sick baby boy. My baby did indeed end up having a first birthday thankfully and then another and another. Around three-years-old we finally got a diagnosis of Autism. I knew in the back of my head it was coming, but to see it on paper and hear it was a blow to my parental gut. I struggled for months after that trying to figure out if the therapies we were doing were enough, what and how would I change his/our diet, and everything else that I could control. I poured my heart and soul into him and when it was all said and done I left nothing for my husband, much less myself. As a special needs mom I know first hand how exhausting motherhood can be and how even when it seems impossible you dig deep and find that last bit of energy to care for your child. I also realize now looking back how important it is to take care of you. I do not know the statistic, but many special needs moms I know have become sick themselves because stress, lack of sleep and general lack of self care. I was one of those moms who skipped meals or ate something I could grab fast which usually was not the right foods. I never made time to workout, there was always something or someone who needed to be the priority over myself. I WAS NOT THE PRIORITY!
Start Today by Making You Matter!
A little over a month ago I had mulled over the idea of how I could give back and help more people. Then the light went on and I realized there are a lot of mom’s like me who wake up exhausted and go to bed exhausted. Why not give them a place where they were understood, where they could pour out their hearts and sweat at the same time. Special needs mom support is a must! It was time for me to fill up the cups of other moms like me. I want to help you with daily encouragement, give you nutritional and fitness support all in a private accountability group. It is time we start to take care of each other because we need to be healthy for our kids. If you are ready to make a change and put you first then fill out my form below. We are the bedrock of our families and if we fall apart so do our families. Take this time to make sure you are taken care of. If interested please fill out my challenge form and we can start making YOU a priority.
If you are a mom of a special needs child or parent in general who needs someone to talk to who understands, please feel free to message me or friend me on Facebook HERE. We shouldn’t have to go this journey alone and we should do it in a way that helps us be the best mom’s we can be.
Please join me in a fitness accountability challenge group HERE.