Miya Vaughn Sharing Her Journey to Fitness

November 2021

A chance meeting at a “Candles and Mimosa” event led to a connection with Miya Vaughn. We were relaxing and talking as you do at a self-care activity. She had not heard of the Colorado Black Health Collaborative. After she had shared her health story, we thought it would be a great idea for Miya to share her story with others. Sometimes people feel like it is impossible to do the things to get us to a better state of health. Miya shows it can be done.

Read Miya’s Story

Depressed, Distressed, and Oppressed were all words to describe me back in 2017-2019. I was living with my ex-boyfriend and was gaining weight like none other. My clothes size had increased dramatically, and I was sinking deeper down a hole of depression. I had made attempts to lose weight but wasn’t consistent in any of those attempts. The doctor’s report I got was devastating. The doctor told me I was pre-diabetic and needed to lose weight. From that day forward, I knew I had to make some changes. To this day I have lost over 40 pounds and have made a drastic change to my eating habits.

Since I am pre-diabetic, I must make sure I monitor my blood sugar. Research has shown that if I monitor my blood sugar, watch my diet and exercise, I will not become a diabetic. I make it a daily mission to monitor my diet. Exercising daily is a key component in my life. I can honestly say exercise has truly saved my life. There are so many excellent benefits to exercising. Stress relief, maintaining a healthy weight, and combating health conditions and diseases are some of the great benefits of exercising.

My mission is to inspire and encourage others to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Are we all human and love to have a piece of chocolate cake from time to time? Of, course but the key is to make sure we aren’t eating the chocolate cake every day.

I hope my story can inspire someone to maybe turn their life around. Thank you for the opportunity to share my story.

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