Home » Healthy Living Challenge for Special Needs Families, and All Families
So here’s the thing, if you’ve been following along you know that the Moody gang has been going through healthy living 101 around here, and nothing is safe from the dreaded hand of mom. I’m an evil, evil woman, I tell you!
But along the way I had to make this stand for my family, and I think it’s an important one. Because in our household alone we are dealing with diabetes and obesity (my own), and I have one child in danger of needing a g-tube because he won’t eat enough (Bobby – a post for another day) and I have a lifetime of not-so-healthy learning to undo.
I’m new to this, though, so I’m not only challenging myself, personally, to make these changes for my family, I’d like to personally challenge you all to join us in making positive steps forward in your own healthy living journey. Whether you will strive to cook a dinner at home most nights a week, or you’re wanting to cook fresh vegetables or incorporate greens … everyone can do something to improve their health, for themselves and their family.
Over the coming weeks I’ll be sharing more resources with you, and inviting you to do the same. I’ll also share more with you about the group I joined that I think has made all the difference.
Don’t feel you have to do things the same way I have, that you have to join the same group, visit the same sites, think what’s healthy for you has the be the same thing I feel is healthy for me.
I’m a bit biased, I know as I talk more about whole foods, cutting out processed foods, and the challenges of affording organic foods, you’ll see more of that bias, what I prefer to call enthusiasm. But I hope you will also see that making healthy living changes can be done, one step at a time, one decision at a time.
I’m part of a 90-day challenge as part of the group I belong with, and I might moan and groan a bit about it – it’s frustrating me that I can’t lose the weight as easily as I gained it … so to help keep my enthusiasm going, I think it’s time to make this more personal.
One change at a time make healthy living possible. And that’s what I am challenging you to do. Right click the graphic above (or pin it and embed it in your own blog that way) to grab the graphic for your own blog, or to just pin it, share it, tweet it – and let us know what you are wanting to change.
You might have around 100 pounds to lose (like me), or you might have a house full of picky eaters you want to encourage to eat healthier (um, yeah, us too!). Maybe you already eat tons of fruits and vegetables, but you eat out too often, fix meals from a cardboard box more than you do from scratch …
The point is, whatever your challenge is to healthy living, I’d like you to take the pledge to stand up for healthy living. If you are a blogger in the special needs community I would love to extend this invitation to you as well. We face so many challenges to our health, so many stresses, as families who have children with special needs … we need to encourage and lift each other up.
Your assignment: Pledge to make one change at a time, comment and share to spread the word and let me know what you most want to change, and what steps you are willing to take today. For you. For your family.
Today is the first step for you – will you join with the Kat’s Cafe Healthy Living Challenge?