You all know by now that I’m working hard on taking better care of myself. Self-care is so important, especially when your an Autism parent.
I weighed myself this morning and I’ve hit a new weight-loss record. I’m down to 307 lbs from 340 lbs this past Spring. That takes my total weight-loss to 33 lbs so far. ☺
Lizze, Gavin and I went for a short walk this morning. It ended up being less than a mile because Gavin’s hips and legs were bothering him. It wasn’t much but it was something. After we got home, I ended up going back out and doing my usual route.
I didn’t want to go but it’s important to me that I go everyday, whether I want to or not.
So far this month, I’ve walked for 47.9 miles and I’ll easily hit my goal of 50 miles this month. This number only reflects what I do at the track and that’s it. I feel really good about that number. ☺
I’ve also finished the Samsung Health challenge of 200,000 steps for August and I did so with time to spare. I’ve met this goal for the last couple of months.
I feel really good about the progress and my determination to keep moving in the right direction, regardless of what is going on in my life. My hope is that other people will be inspired to do the same.
The Little Things
As an Autism parent, it’s really important that I appreciate the little things in life.
I went walking before picking up the boys from school. I didn’t arrive until 2:45 PM and the boys get out at 3 PM. I realize that’s still early but I always get there at 2 PM, get some writing done and so I’m first in line when the boys are dismissed.
I was seriously late today and figured that I would end up being at the end of the parent pick up line.
To my surprise, I was still the first parent there.
That was a really cool thing and I’m grateful that it worked out that way because it allowed me to still do what I normally did, even though I was tardy to the party.
It’s the little things that can make the biggest difference at times.
We need to celebrate the victories, regardless of how big or small. It so easy to be overcome by the negative side of things but if I celebrate the little things, it helps me find the strength to keep moving forward.