If you hate working out, or just can’t, don’t go!!! I’ve been posting a lot about the new workout program I’m doing, BUT I wanted to take a sec and let y’all know that I am starting another group on Monday for our NUTRITION ONLY program! Workouts are not required, just extra credit. * 🚫NOT A DIET!!!
🚫No more yo-yo dieting
🚫No more counting calories or calculating macros
🚫No more cutting out food groups
🚫No more fad diets that aren’t sustainable * ✅A change in MINDset ✅A better relationship with food
✅Freedom from cravings and binge eating
✅Sustainable eating habits
✅A better example for your kids
✅Eat MORE, lose weight happily!!! *
Our THIRD group is starting this upcoming Monday. We had NO idea how incredible this program would be, and our previous two groups are KILLING IT!!! Women who have tried EVERY diet out there and never had long term success are losing weight, and keeping it off! *
Why? Because they’re not giving up their favorite foods, drinks, or desserts. They’re not missing out on life because of restrictions. They’ve got more energy, more confidence, and the freedom to make mistakes, learn, and keep going! They have endless support from a great group of women who have been doing the program themselves, are going through it with them, and keep them accountable.
Sometimes the hardest part about changing your nutrition is keeping up with friends who aren’t there yet. This program gives all the help you need to still have a fulfilling life, participate in everything you want to, and still make good choices. *
Don’t miss out on this chance to be a part of something LIFE changing!!! (And if $$ is your main concern, we offer a FULL refund if you try it out and it’s not for you. I don’t know of any other program that does that...but I guarantee you won’t want it! ☺️) If you want to be a part of our group, or just want some more info, shoot me a message!
These are REAL women, living REAL life, with REAL struggles, who have had incredible life change with this program, and we all just want everyone to have this opportunity, because it’s like nothing else out there!!!! ❤ ❣️
I started Smart Fit Fam (a 501 c3 non profit organization) about 6 years ago with @sheehyphilip
because we wanted to help families with children with autism and other related needs to increase movement, motivation and momentum with their daily fitness, nutrition and overall mental wellness regimen.
We understood by being martial artists, instructors and active professionals, with decades of working with our families, that SELF-Care and FAMILY-Care ARE the missing puzzle pieces, not the diagnosis itself!
As a result, Smart Fit Fam was BORN💙🌍🔥 Along with our consistent supporters, past and active board members and advisory team we are STILL helping families by providing quarterly fitness, nutrition and wellness programs.
JOIN US in celebrating our 5th year of our Family Fun Day in the park this Sunday July 22nd 11am-4pm Marine Park, Brooklyn.
PLEASE invite a friend and pass the information along to others 💙🌍🔥. For more information text or call 646-725-1119
When Evie first started school I cried. I use to hover at the door, itching to go back to get her. Watching her look around, her eyes darting back and forth trying to locate my voice. Now when I leave I don’t hesitate at the door, I don’t linger in the doorway. Every single morning I take her into her classroom, every single morning I am greeted by this amazing bunch of ladies and two others who instantly make my morning. Fussing over Evie, Complimenting my outfits and nails! Every afternoon I pick Evie up to one of them rushing over with a video of evie doing something new, eagerly telling me what she’s been up to ... Phone calls from her two teachers when she is not in school to see how she is... I could sit and write a list a mile long of things these ladies do that lighten up my day. Some of these ladies have been with Evie for three years and now we won’t have any of them. Photographs can express a thousand words, videos of these ladies helping Evie .... I can see how much they care and love their job. See how much they think of my daughter. Celebrating the highs and comforting the lows. I’ll never be able to thank them enough for the outstanding work they’ve done with Evie. How far she’s progressed because of their sheer passion for learning my child, for pushing her and in doing so having a bucket load of fun along the way. These ladies are pure gold, we will be devastated Tuesday when we bid farewell. Thank you for loving my child and believing in her.... she certainly has loved all of you ❤️
I’m having one of those “that Mom” days. I’m in the children’s hospital parking lot right trying to let my hungry baby sleep as long as she can before her swallow study. Hopefully we will learn more about why this baby is aspirating. They wanted me to bring her in hungry and bring an array of food so they can see her swallowing strengths and weaknesses. While I was packing up my hungry baby I also packed ALL THE FOOD EVER. Thanks, giant blue IKEA bags! 😅 Literally tapping my fingers trying to keep myself from nursing and feeding this baby.
🌟 Last Day to Bid! 🌟Bidding ends tonight: 8pm EST, 5pm PST! A couple THD items have NO BIDS!! 💙
Mid morning slump? Try my #energyelixir
It really works!! " Hey Lisa ... Just had to tell you that you really nailed the recipe for that Energy Elixir which I made for the first time over the weekend. It was light but had real substance so I wasn't hungry until well into the afternoon and it kept me awake on my long drive. It was the first smoothie type drink I have ever made from an actual recipe and it turned out to be the real deal." (J.L.) 👉 https://www.empowersurge.life/p/em-power-surge-energy-elixir 👈
One of the most beautiful and powerful lessons I’ve learned on my spiritual journey, my power was within me all along💫
For years I not only looked for it externally, but I, unknowingly, kept giving it away. I gave away my power when I didn’t stand my ground. I gave away my power when I put everyone else , but myself, first. I gave my power away when I was so focused on people pleasing because I wanted people to like me. I gave my power away when I let the fear of judgement stop me from sharing about what lights me up. I gave my power away when I kept pursuing a career that in my heart I knew wasn’t for me, but I wanted to make my family proud and wanted to boost my OWN ego with a “job title”! People tend to treat you differently when you say you want to go to medical school, suddenly you’re “so smart”. These are just a few. It saddens me to see how, for most of my life, I was giving my power away. But I’m grateful for my growth, I’m grateful for self-awareness, that has led me to here🖤
Having a hospital breakfast! Thankful this hospital has a mini fridge in our room, and a big countertop in our bathroom I can wash my dishes and cook my eggs on the countertop!
You haven't truly worked to dress a child until have put a swim suit on a nearly fully grown child who can't independently stand/sit up weighing about 80 lbs. Gonna need to see that chiropractor a little sooner now! 😜
This is us 😜!! Hi, I’m Allison ➡️ @arjake
and you will be seeing a lot of me today because we are taking over @goshoutlove
’s IG feed! Our son Silas was the second GSL kiddo to be featured in June of 2014 ❤️. He was born with a rare chromosome abnormality (partial 9p monosomy/16q trisomy) that caused multiple congenital anomalies throughout his body including congenital heart defects, Chiari Malformation, kyphoscoliosis, growth hormone deficiency, feeding issues, and bilateral club feet to name a few. He is gtube fed, non-ambulatory, non-verbal and globally delayed. His chromosome issue is “de novo” meaning we are not genetic carriers and it is “new to him”. This #smalldude
has come a long way since 2014 and isn’t quite the little squirt he used to be! He became a big brother, just turned 5 and will be going to Kindergarten in a few short weeks 😱! We have been so blessed by his amazing progress and continued support from so many of YOU 🙌🏼! #goshoutlove #shoutloveforsi #rare #specialneedsmom
Anyone else out there love a good latte in the morning!? Or afternoon?! 🙈Shout out to @cafezola
for one yummy latte! -⠀
Here’s a fun fact for you—I hated coffee until I was an adult—probably until my mid 20s. Then I got with the program. Haha! ⠀
What is something you hated and now can’t live without? 🤔
Today I started @alexia_clark
program. I signed up and I'm ready to do new things. ♡ I'll always be back for Shaun T to get extra sweaty when I need to but I know I need a break from it too. Ready to be a part of the @queenteam
! I'm really loving how her site is set up. Like my set up? Laptop on top of the recycling bin so the baby won't destroy it. Another plus is I can put on kid shows while I work out and they don't bug me as much. Happy Friday!
We finished week one ☝️🎉!! Now we get to rest/stretch 🧘♀️ 🧘♂️ over the weekend! •
A great workout 🏋🏼♀️ program and simple, flexible nutrition - we are feeling amazing!
Still time to get in the group - 4 days a week, 30 minutes - DO IT! 😀
Great quote that encompasses many of our relationships now that we are a special needs family. I get it, I was guilty of this myself before I had my daughter. Now, I make sure to ALWAYS say something. People don't need to remember what you said, they remember how you made them feel. When you say nothing, when you do nothing, it hurts. Just another beautiful gift we've received from being a special needs family. My daughter has taught us so much. #greysanatomyquotes #itshardbutwearenotsad
We were lucky to have Angela join us yesterday to make Watermelon Cupcakes! 🍉 These are the perfect summer treat. Watch the video and find the recipe in our Facebook page!
Tyler often struggle with managing his emotions. It may not take much for the mood swing to happen.
Tyler tend to feel anger, anxiety, frustration or disappointment more intensely than their peers.
At the same time, he typically has trouble managing his emotions and reactions. That makes it hard for him to keep a reasonable perspective. Instead, Tyler feel like a minor frustration is a major problem.
Glenn and I’ve have learned a few strategies in helping Tyler when those moments happen. Don’t overreact to flare-ups. If their mood swing starts with an outburst, try not to react too quickly or intensely in the moment. If you’re highly emotional, it may make it even harder for him to gain control. Plus, you’re not likely to be heard at that point. It may be helpful for him to vent his frustrations for a bit, so long as his venting isn’t extreme.
Reflect what you see. When your child’s negative mood doesn’t quickly pass, it may help to mention that he seems unsettled or frustrated or annoyed. He may not even realize he’s had an abrupt change in mood, or even be able to identify what he’s feeling. Noticing it in a calm, uncritical way may help him to open some constructive conversation.
You can say something like, “It looks like you’ve become angry or annoyed about something. You were in such a good mood earlier.”
Ask what’s going on, and empathize. It’s important to show empathy to your child and tell him it’s okay to feel the way he’s feeling. At the same time, you can show him that talking about what’s bothering him allows him to get it out and move on before his negative feelings grow.
You can say something like, “Did something happen to make you become so down on yourself? If he tells you, show him empathy by saying.
Just know that your child may not be ready to talk about it, and it’s important to respect that. Give him room to back away from it for a while if he needs to.
#adhdforbeginners #childadhd #adhd #adhdproblems #childadvocate #parent
tips #specialneeds #specialneedsmom #mentalhealth #momblogger #disability #endthestigma #stigma #journey #adhdmom #anxiety #health #ninja #ninjawarrior #adhdlife #childadvocate #adhdkids #family #adhdkids
Here we go! Ready to have a repaired heart! ❤️❤️❤️
Week 1 is officially in the books🙌🏻💪🏻👍🏻 My mind tried talking me out of getting up early this morning mainly because I knew it was leg day and I hate leg day🤷🏼♀️ but the guilt of not getting it done with the rest of my group was too much so I did it anyway. .
But not without a little help from what I like to refer to as my “mom crack”🤣 Thank you my lil yellow friend! Now I feel great and ready to slay this busy day. .
Fellow friends...if you can’t find the motivation or feel like you don’t have the energy to get a workout in or may be you didn’t get enough sleep, let me hook you up with this secret weapon of mine. I promise it will make your mornings so much easier😘 .
#legdaydone #needalltheenergyicanget #momcrack #earlymorningmetime #mommytimeout #tripletmomma #specialneedsmom #cpmom #37weekspregnant #fridayvibes
Fun Fact Friday!!
July 20th is Space Exploration Day 🚀🛰
This annual holiday commemorates the first manned mission to the Moon. On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step foot on the surface of the Moon. In 1984, the day was proclaimed a holiday in the U.S.
Anyone parenting a future astronaut? Many of our special needs kiddos have an interest in space. Since around age two, our daughter has shown an interest for learning about the solar system and says that she wants to be an astronaut. Time will tell where this leads. The sky is the limit...or maybe not 😉🚀
Last night I stepped out of my shell a bit. I love to entertain but sometimes new faces and social gatherings make me get those “meeting new people butterfly’s” 😂 Who knew I was surrounded by all these amazing women? If you don’t know the people in your neighborhood, get out and meet them. You may be missing out on some awesome people! #latenight #needmorecoffee #neighbors #gettoknoweachother
Something pretty awesome is happening this weekend. A few months ago, one of Conner’s NICU RTs, Paul, contacted me to see if Conner would be his crew man for his upcoming 100 mile run (you read that right, no typo here...100 miles)! I couldn’t say yes fast enough. Paul had played a major roll in Conner’s life from his first emergency surgery in the NICU until now. Conner received his first ever race bib from Paul (Just days after we met him). On the bib he wrote “For strength and going the distance.” I say those words to myself nearly everyday because it is the perfect description for Conner’s life. Conner is the strongest person I know and while he has not hit many milestones kids his age normally would, he’s well on his way, but he takes his time and is going the distance!
Paul was a source for hope and encouragement while in the NICU and has always been team Conner. Well, this weekend, it’s our turn to be team Paul! You’ve got this, Paul! We can’t wait to follow along on your adventure this weekend!
I AM SO HAPPY!! 💙💙💙
Addy is in the beginning parts of starting ABA therapy. Right now she is being observed to create her therapy goals & to see what would work best for her. On Wednesday, the gentleman observing her went to her school. When I brought Addy into school today I was talking with her teacher & in the fall Addy is set to transition to another classroom- more of a mainstream. Her teacher told the ABA that she was concerned about Addy moving up to this classroom. He told her teacher that HE’S PUTTING IN HER TREATMENT PLAN FOR SUPPORT IN THE CLASSROOM!! I’ve been FIGHTING this for MONTHS! I could cry right now! I’m so so so glad that I found this ABA agency that also takes our insurance! I’m so glad & happy for Addy! She just needs some extra support & she is FINALLY going to get what she needs! #specialneeds #autism #autismawareness #autismacceptance #inclusiveschools #autismmom #specialneedsmom #abatherapy #oneononesupport #preschool #keepfighting #imsohappy #autismspeaks
And I cannot think of a better way to spend my days (especially my day offs🤗) than with you ❤
Today we roll.out of bed, make breakfast, plan for the day and do our #morningPractice #art
#momLife #iAMmom #kids #familyLife
#specialNeedsMom #myGirl #beautiful #DS #T21
So everytime I get home , they have the same chorus of question "how was your day at work mom?" And irregardless the tone of the day , how fray my nerve gets or how my brain is half mush --i answer them the same way "I AM SO HAPPY I AM HOME NOW WITH YOU . Work? What work? I'm home with you and that IS what is important ."
And they have this look, a smile on their face that widens and then breaks into a big hug .
Cheers to all moms (and dads) you homeschooler, the stay at home, the work from home, the working one , the single one .we have our kids /family and we've got it all right? Right . #word
#myArt #artOfWriting #calligraphy #meTime
On Monday, I started my Warrior Fitness Summer Challenge with my team. We are working hard ahead of the @1stphorm
Summer Sprint Challenge (starts 7/30). The left pic was Monday morning 137lbs. The right is this morning at 135lbs.
The ONLY difference? What I’m eating. And it’s actually not less food. It’s more.
I’m eating a balance of lean protein, complex carbs, and green veggies or Opti-Greens50 at every meal from wake to bed, spaced 3 hours apart. I’m logging my food for the day first thing in the morning in My Fitness Pal. If I don’t do this, I eat like an asshole and add 300-400 extra calories a day on bites here and there.
My workouts are the same intensity and level I’ve been doing for months. I’m drinking a gallon of water a day as I always have, and I’m supplementing with Micro-Factor, Full Mega, Greens, and the Post workout stack. None of this is a change.
Nutrition is KEY. Eating responsibly is KEY. Logging your food gives you a plan and accountability. Be consistent. The results will come.
Want help getting back on track? My private challenge is closed (next one will be in the fall), but you can be a Warrior too and join my team by registering for the free Transphormation Challenge. It’s linked up in my bio. Please email or message me with any questions! You don’t have to do this alone! I’m here to help, and I’m bringing 750 Warriors with me!
#teamwarriorfitness #warriors #fatlossjourney #weightlosstips #weightlossjourney #transphormation #transphormationchallenge #iam1stphorm #fitmom #specialneedsmom
This says it all...
💫 How often do we say "I don't have time"
How often do we BELIEVE we don't have time? 💫 But then we find ourselves scrolling through social media for what a half hr, an hour, more? 💫 My friends we HAVE time! We have time for what is important to us. If that 30 min workout is important to you then you will make time. If you have dreams and goals you will make time to start building them. 💫 "I don't have time" is fear giving you an excuse not to try! 💫 BE BRAVE! Work toward your goals, start today! How are you going to start making your dreams reality? Comment below #softballmom #livinginthesouth #nogymrequired #athomeworkout #blessed #southernliving #nascarfan #familytime #basketballmom #specialneedsmom #momoftwo
Sweat is definitely MY secret sauce! Starts my day off right, helps me work through any stress, and those endorphins leave me feeling GOOD all day long! What are you doing to fill YOUR cup today?!
🎵📚Favorite sing-along book📚🎵Any Pete the Cat book, by Eric Litwin, will be sure to grab the attention of your little one! Puff the Magic Dragon, By Peter Yarrow & Lenny Lipton, The Wheels on the Bus, By David Ellwand, Row Row Row your Boat, By David Ellwand! 😜🎵📚
What are your favorite sing-along books❓🎤💖
#singalong #bookoftheday #speechtips
Honestly, I could watch Gem sleep every night. It always amazing and frustrating to watch her stretch and move in bed just like her brother. But then she will wake up and her body won’t work the way she wants it to. It’s hard to swallow all the pain she has had to endure to live but she is so remarkable. In every other aspect she is like other children, she’s shy around strangers, she loves to play with her brother but also annoy her brother, she loves all things frilly and pretty but also enjoys riding in her Jeep. Today I challenge you to look past a disability to actually see the child, to see the person. #specialneedsmom #love #lesson #morningsnuggles #strokesurvivor #hearttransplant #mylittlemiracle #advocate
Piece off cake 🌞
Als de zon schijnt is het leven mooier. Maar of het er door makkelijker door wordt?
Als speciale zorg moeder gaan de verzorging, zorgen en regelwerk altijd door.
Een pauze zit en niet -of nauwelijks- in.
Het leven is zeker geen piece off cake. Het leven is meer overleven dan leven. Hoe zorg jij voor de kers op jouw taart?🤔
Hoe plan jij even een moment voor jezelf?🤔 Al zijn het maar 5 minuten! 🌞. Even naar buiten geeft letterlijk lucht. Pak elke dag een moment voor jezelf! Als jij niet goed voor jezelf zorgt wie doet het dan? 🤔
Wil je dit ook maar je weet niet hoe? Vraag dan een gratis Skype sessie aan en ik help je graag. Link staat in bio.
Wíj vrouwen durven alles maar dat hoeft niet alleen 💝
#ikzorgvoorjou #specialneedsmom #specialezorgmoeders #autism #adhd #t21 #rett #mvb #lvb #pieceoffcake #buiten #choach
#linkinbio #zorgen #takecare
Sharing our new #flightsurvival
faves from this #vacation
✈️ Like the rest of my crew, I need these annual trips home to renew my body, recharge my spirit, get back in close touch with my roots, and be reminded of my values. That does not mean that the idea of taking two kids on a #longhaulflight
- 20 hours in the air one way, fills me with delight 😐
We added a few things to our usual #carryon #arsenal
. Swipe through 👉🏼 The most useful addition, this padded lap tray from #ModFamily
is just 🙌🏻 When you have one kid who craves sensory play, this tray is the answer to your prayers. You can use it to play with @kineticsand
, it can hold your drink, it is great for playing #boardgames
and also holding your lunch in place when there is #turbulence
🍽 Just props to @modfamily4
for this 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Another amazing thing to have along, which was a lifesaver (not only on the flight, but during the long, long, baptismal church service for my new nephew) is this travel tray from @babycessory
👍🏻 It is basically a big whiteboard with pockets and a large zippered compartment that holds your #dryerase
markers, eraser, #slime
and even #handsanitizer
😄 Just wow. Taught the kiddos to be responsible about putting away their things and definitely cut back the times I have to bend over and look for something on the plane floor.
Another item I want to share about is the #AirGoods #inflatablefootrest
. We had a pretty long layover this trip, and not only does it help the kiddos sleep on the plane, it also makes for comfy #napping
in the #airport
I am running out of steam now, so will share about the books and toys that held our tag team’s attention on board in a separate post 😁
Anyways, thank you again to these brands for making our flight quite a bit easier! #nyckids #nycmom #pinoykids #batangpinoy #pinoysinthecity #travel #travelwithkids #familytravel #specialneedstravel #specialneeds #motherhood #momlife #specialneedsmom @tybeaniebaby @amazon #explorer #newyork