When you make a decision. That is your truth.
August 31, 2021
Mia The Diva
I decided early spring and really started to get focused and serious about my health and overall wellness over the summer. I decided to chronicle my journey since July 1st
l’ve been low key about it because l didn’t want the judgement and criticism but realized our stories do not happen to us they come through us and it’s my responsibility to share my story.
I’m 43 years old and lost my Mom to complications of diabetes. Her body literally stopped working and shut down in 11 days from being admitted to the hospital.
She was 53.
I think about her lifespan and now I’m in this stage of my life l can understand how young she was.
I was going down a path of my own health complications sleep apnea,high cholesterol, prediabetes, and obesity. Don’t let the Fly fool you. I fooled myself in ignoring the severity of my lifestyle by not taking control of my health into my own hands.
I didn’t want to accept my Mother’s death and what truly caused it. 18 years later l experienced a breakthrough in therapy and am able to move forward after holding onto grief for so many years.
My only regret is that l didn’t go to therapy sooner but ironically l was in therapy at the time of her death. I was a much younger diva, in my twenties and honestly just wasn’t ready to do the work.
I stopped going shortly after she died. I learned back then which is true to this day that sometimes the mind & body will block out trauma for survival.
In April of 2021 l started to focus seriously on my health this past spring. From April – August my LDL cholesterol is down from 141 – 123 and my AIC is one point away from being out of pre-diabetes’s 🙌🏽
I still have a quite the journey ahead but today, I’m here. I’m healthy. I’m still standing.❤️
Even though it has taken me a lifetime later to pull myself together; the journey along the way has been priceless. My growth and development as a human being has been far beyond anything l could have ever imagined for my life. As painful as it has has been its its also been very beautiful and l wouldn’t trade it for anything.
I use to think of success as things that are nothing more but social status but the true success of life is knowing yourself, giving yourself grace, doing the things your heart desires AND you have truly lived once you can truly say. I Love Me ❤️and live a life that honors that love.
Self love is the epitome of self care.
Be Healthy Be Fabulous Be You!
Mia The Diva