If you are growing at all, you are never in your comfort zone.
Tonight I was asked to speak in front of a group of ladies and share my journey with health and fitness in hopes of inspiring them to make changes of their own! Let's just say that I'm way more comfortable speaking to all of you through the filter of my phone than up on a stage!
Just like making a change in your health and wellness makes you uncomfortable great things always come out of it!
I'm holding my breath and giving it to God that this will be the same! My hope is that through this I will grow and hopefully inspire other women to believe in themselves and to say yes to a healthier way of life!
Have you ever been in a situation that you said yes to something that made you completely uncomfortable and nervous, but after you got through it you felt so much stronger and confident? Maybe it even opened an entire new door of opportunity for you!
Ari tuvo mal día en la escuela,cuando eso pasa hay consecuencias, así que por la tarde de hoy no va jugar con sus legos, Ari esta muy enojada 😡 con mami y me esta poniendo letreros por toda la casa, puso un letrero en su cuarto que dice no mamá, letreros en la cocina no limonada para mamá y no chocolates para mamá, ella también conoce mis debilidades y al parecer la castigada son Yo.
1. January 2018 🌺🧜🌺 January 2019🌴
2. July 2018 🌺🧜🧜🧜🌺 January 2019 🌴🌴🌴🌴 🌴Starting weight: 196 lbs
🌺 Goal weight: 165 lbs
⛱️ Current weight: 149 lbs
👙 Total weight loss: - 49lbs. 📣 GUYS, I Never thought I'd break 170 lbs. 👊 I just went for it.
🐚 Be patient with yourself. 🌊Change takes time.
Autism can be lonely but somehow someway stars aligned and I met @mommybonner online and then in real life. Her daughter (NT) is several months younger than Fox, and their relationship is unlike any other toddler relationship I have ever witnessed! .
There is an unexpected gentleness to the majority of their interaction. And perhaps the most amazing thing is that she is literally the ONLY child he will interact with. .
They may not play "together" in the way most would most of the time, but they do have some great moments! .
And having Jess as my best friend? There is no way to express how grateful I am. She is so accepting, so positive about Fox, and just the B.O.M.B!
Do you only think of goals at the beginning of the year? or Maybe all year long?
When you are a parent of a special child(ren) you are most definitely thinking about goals all the time. You are writing them down or just have them in your head.
Goals are the road maps that allow us to track our successes. The most challenging thing for us , is to prioritize them. So we don't step into the world of the Overwhelmed. I used to have my goal in my head until I realized that even though I was having success with some goals . I always felt as though I was rushing to tackle the next one. With never breathing sighs of relief that "Hey! It's been 2 yers and now your son is on grade level plus some." Never appreciating the moments!
Give a heart if you've ever felt this way. Share how you manage your goals?
Many of you already know and may have even met my sweet and loving Prince... what you may not know is that Prince was diagnosed with Autism a week before his 3rd bday last year. I won’t say I disagreed but more of I was in denial because he’s still a baby to me, MY BABY. There was so much going on around this time (personal family matters, my school, Prince school, my 14 year old, bills, bday etc) I felt myself falling into a state of depression, but of course that wasn’t an option so I jumped right into anything that would help with his progress. Immediately I got him into speech therapy and occupational therapy and he would go every other day at Mckenna Farms(they are amazing) While he’s made so much progress since then there were still some areas he delayed in like socializing and speech so I went in for a second opinion (technically 3rd if we add his Pediatrician) and now he is looking forward to a more personalized education structure in a school he will attend daily but I’m still waiting for the final decision. I’m being totally transparent... it took a lot for me to share this but I hope it helps someone in some way. I cry almost EVERYDAY once my kids have gone to sleep (IF they even go to sleep) 🙄 but I’ll be honest IM SCARED! I’m absolutely TERRIFIED at what quality of life my son will have, ASD is such a LARGE spectrum and while he’s super intelligent I need to be prepared for anything. It weighs on me daily I remember the first month I found out I cried in the morning, behind my clients, when I was alone in the car, I cried so much my daughter @artist_timya would ask if I was going to be ok. Truth is as a mom that’s the last thing I thought about was “ME” I could care less about me I was worried for my baby. Having a 3 year old boy is already stressful enough and at times I get discouraged but I’m far from weak so I’m taking this SHIT HEAD ON! This is also why I have made the decision to introduce a plant based lifestyle in my home to give my kids a chance at a healthier life. I don’t believe in meds so I will change what I put in their bodies and minds.🌱💚
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It’s hard to leave my family when I have to work in Asia. But they understand that they are sharing me with other kids and their families. Before I left I asked my 13 and 10 year olds to pack their own lunch on Sunday night, and they did it!! When they share the same expectations they can model for each other, and Mom is not around!! 😂😂 What is your kid’s must have in his/her lunch box?? #mindfulparenting#specialneedsfamily#autismmom#schoollunchbox#autismfamilies
El autismo es una discapacidad?
La definición del autismo más aceptada y utilizada a nivel internacional es la de trastorno del desarrollo. Es una definición correcta, precisa y acertada, pero ¿este trastorno conlleva directamente una discapacidad?
El autismo se desarrolla y condiciona de manera diferente en cada individuo, de ahí que se hable de espectro del autismo, dentro del cual se encuentran personas con grados severos y otras con grados más leves. A partir de esta base, podemos decir que no en todos los casos el autismo es una discapacidad, aunque sí para la mayoría.
Para determinar el grado de discapacidad -intelectual o física- de cada persona (la discapacidad social aún no se reconoce a nivel oficial en muchos lugares), es necesario llevar a cabo una valoración específica que analice las necesidades educativas, sanitarias, sociales, laborales, de autonomía personal, etc., tanto de la persona en concreto como de su entorno. Por supuesto, esta valoración debe tener un seguimiento periódico que considere el agravamiento o la mejora de la persona, de modo que este grado se vaya adaptando a lo largo del tiempo.
Por otro lado, también es necesario tener en cuenta el papel de las administraciones públicas, pues a nivel “oficial” se admite la presencia o no de una discapacidad, lo que facilita o no que la persona y/o su familia reciban las correspondientes prestaciones económicas y/o servicios de apoyo que se requieran en cada caso.
No obstante e independientemente de que a la persona con TEA le sea reconocida o no la discapacidad, lo fundamental es trabajar la autonomía personal, y esto se debe hacer desde la edad más temprana posible. El objetivo siempre y en todos los casos, es que la persona logre su máxima autosuficiencia, su funcionalidad, calidad de vida, dignidad, inclusión y, por supuesto, su felicidad. 💙🧩 #autismo#autism#autismmom#autismawareness#autismawarenesseveryday#autismoenbuscadapieza
An awesome reminder from an amazing person. Not all autistic people want to be “cured” of autism. As parents, there are some decisions we have to make for our children but there are other decisions that are not ours to make.
PS I apologize whole heartedly for the damn typo in Dr. Grandin’s quote! Let it be know that I can’t type nearly as well as she can speak!
“Let me take you back a little over a year ago. I had an almost three year old, who was just diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It wasn’t a complete surprise. I knew my little guy was probably on the spectrum before his first birthday. Still not easy to finally hear those words. And when you read that never ending diagnosis on that tiny novel of papers you are given, it hurts.”
#ontheblog ——> link in bio