Moms with Kids with Special Needs Getting Fit

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05/23/2017 6:11AM
Hi! I hope all of you are doing well with your fitness journeys and that your kids are doing great! I have two sons. My youngest has ADHD & SPD. He just graduated Kindergarten. We moved from WA state to NE 2.5 years ago. My oldest son, soon to be 1st grade graduate, has manifested some serious adjustment issues. I work full time, travel for work, and let myself go. I gained 50 pounds post move. Since the end of January, I've lost 17 of those pounds. I have a ways to go. Look forward to working with you!

Laura B.

11/05/2016 4:35AM
Good morning mommies! My youngest daughter is my extra special kiddo. She has Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), epilepsy and is deaf. She keeps me on my toes. I'm trying to start taking care of me...again! It is hard when we have special kids! Have a great day!

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Mel Danielle

10/22/2016 7:28AM
Mom of a 7 year old with aspergers and adhd was looking through these groups for a group of special needs parents

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07/22/2016 11:21AM
Hey all I just joined a couple of days ago! I have three high needs kids. Twin almost 18 year old boys who are autistic and epileptic. I also have a daughter who is a type one diabetic. I really do not make time for myself often enough. We also homeschool them so I get 0 free time. I have found breaking my workouts into 1-3 times a day works better for me. Any special needs parents have any tips or tricks for working out when you cant leave the house?


do they like to dance or spin around in circles to music? My ASD son likes to blare the Wii U to Just Dance. Honestly i'm usually too tired but it is hard to resist joining in, the music is FUN. i'm actually in bed on a required medical rest - but he's dancing/spinning to "California Girls" right now.


12/01/2015 9:46PM
I am a mother of 3, 2 of which are on the spectrum. My eldest child is almost 13 yrs old & her diagnosis is ADHD, Asperger's (with Dyslexia, Anxiety & Scenery issues with touch. My youngest child is almost 9 yrs old & he's diagnosis is ADHD, High Functioning Autism ( originally non verbal) with Dyspraxia, & scenery issues with sound.
My middle child has a short tendon in her groin plus really high arches which course her a lot of pain which can make some days very interesting with them all together . . . lol :-)
But I wouldn't change anything about my life I love it all !!!!

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Shay B.

07/22/2015 8:13AM
My son will be 3 in October. He was diagnosed with ASD at 26 months. He still doesn't speak. He's extremely active. And he barely sleeps. 6 hours is a good night for him. I also have a 9 month old who's still up 3-5 times at night. So I get very little sleep. Which makes it hard for me to find the energy to do anything. I try to include my baby girl in my fitness. On days when daddy's home or my son is in daycare, baby and I do yoga together or go for a walk to the park. But it's almost impossible to make healthy choices when I'm alone all day with both kids.

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yep. =/ I think the trouble sleeping is common,unfortunately for us moms. how cool that you're here though!


07/20/2015 2:28PM
So glad you all understand the added struggle we face :)

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07/20/2015 1:24PM
Hi!! I have a neurotypical 2yo and a 5yo who is nonverbal (severe oral and verbal apraxia) and has some fine motor issues. It has been harder than I'd like to admit to lose the weight that has piled on since his birth. And while I'd like to blame the stress of being a special needs parent (which is certainly a factor) part of it has been sheer laziness on my part.

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