First of all, why did I name my site the reverent lion? Its because that is exactly how I feel about my journey. My journey to health and vitality required the consistent drive and dedication of a lion and reverent patience and self-mastery necessary to truly make life altering change.
My name is Alyssa and I have not only lost 50 lbs in the past year, I have also gained a healthy and happy lifestyle. I have always struggled with my weight and I hit my all time low a little over a year ago while experiencing high amounts of stress in my personal and professional life. I came to a point where I had to choose, would I continue on my current path citing “not enough time” as an excuse, or would I live my life by design? Not a single ‘diet’ or ‘fitness’ plan out there had worked for me, and so, I decided to do my own research and devise a plan tailored to my needs (THE plan).
So what made this lifestyle change so different from the many other times I desperately tried to lose weight? I changed my paradigm. No longer was I concerned about calories or the number on the scale. I put myself on a journey to health. I was concerned about eating the most nutritionally beneficial foods and working out to build an efficient healthy body. I was patient with myself because I wasn’t concerned about getting results in one week. Although many view my change as drastic for one year, it was still one year of consistency. Because I was patient, I didn’t get discouraged and binge on unhealthy foods. Also, because I was making this a lifestyle change, I altered my thought processes. Instead of saying “I can’t eat that cookie” I changed to “I don’t eat cookies” not because I cant but because I don’t want harmful refined sugars in my system.
Most of all I became content with myself. If I can do it, so can you. Love yourself and find within the desire to live by design. Make a change towards a healthy lifestyle, your heart, mind, and body will thank you!
XOXOXOXO – Alyssa- the reverent lion