I want to talk about what no one wants to talk about for just a minute. As a special needs parent in general but autism more specifically we are so focused on our kids that we often neglect ourselves. That needs to change. Who will take care of your kids if something happens to you?
It’s an unpleasant topic but a vitally important one. We need to take care of ourselves in order to ensure we are here for as long as possible to take care of our special needs kids.
I’m very guilty of letting myself go. I was weight training 6 days a week for many years and running almost everyday. I was in amazing shape. Now after a career ending back injury and 3 kids I’m struggling. So I’m not asking any more from you then I will be of myself. We need to be here for our kids.
What are some things you are doing to either stay in shape or lose weight ect?
I started a bucket list of sorts. The one thing I’m doing now is drinking nothing but water for 30 days. I don’t “drink” but I drink to much soda or dairy products. So I’m giving all that up for 30 days and see how I feel after. I’m also walking Maggie more often. I’m trying to make subtle changes and see if I can lose 10 lbs by my birthday (August 24th).
If nothing else, my weightlifting is my time to myself and to my cd player that plays all the good tunes,lol.I like to do it 3 times a week, even though it sometimes can be a real challenge to get started.(like right at this minute,lol. Puter in my workout room)You are very right though, i've cut out all alcohol, and see a doctor on a regular basis to try to stick around for my lil man.My job is very physical also, so thats a plus i guess, but as i get older, i definently don't have the energy i used to have so i do try and pace myself.That was good advice though Rob…….we do need to be here for our kids, they do need us big time.