Of course, you can read all about me here and my plan here, but I wanted my first post on this blog to still be an introduction of myself and my story.

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

11 thoughts on “Introducing–ME!

  1. Wow! Great story and I can see how REAL it is. You put in the hard work and dedication it takes, not just for a few weeks, but for everyday! I look forward to reading your posts. 🙂

    • So glad I found you & your blog. Such an inspiration. Hopefully one day I can post before & afters like yours. I too feel this time for me will be different because im not focused on my weight. Im focused on how I feel and firmly trying to live by “put good in get good out” Thanks for helping me see whats possible!

  2. So glad I found your blog. I have been dedicating my life to fitness recently also. I’ve been keeping consistent for almost 5 months now and I love it but it’s so difficult. I’m a junior in college and prepping food and maintaining a healthy diet is so difficult with my schedule. 🙁 Any tips on how to make it easier??? Anything would help! I love your furniture sliders idea by the way, very crafty 🙂

    • Hi there!!! So glad you found me!! Yes prepping is always a challenge I am known for walking around with a purse full of fruits/veggies to avoid ever being stuck with no options or hungry. Most of my meals take only 10-15 mins to make tops!! Fill your pantry with lentils brown rice and your fridge with lots of veggies for super quick meals!

  3. How did you first become motivated to do this. My excuse is always “oh, it’s so late, there’s no time.” I’m so discouraged and lost. But I follow you on IG and love your pics!

  4. I am so happy that I saw you on Instagram, and now I have found your blog. You and your journey, are exactly what I have been looking for as inspiration in my life. I just finished reading your whole blog, and I already feel more balanced. I have gotten out a piece of paper, and am going to write down my individual plan for my life, and begin. I have created a happy, wonderful, and loving home, but I have let so many unimportant things take control of my life. I have been searching and now I am ready to take that back. I want to be a reverent lion too, it is the perfect way to describe a balanced and healthy life. I am so excited, and so hopeful, and I just want to thank you for sharing your journey. Everything you share is positive and so peaceful, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to read it tonight!

    • This comment has honestly made my day, so thank YOU. You are amazing and let me know how your journey in becoming a reverent lion goes. I am here for you every step of the way! xoxo

  5. I found you on IG and I am so glad I did! I have been contemplating veganism in the last couple of weeks. I really want to do it and on May 1st I have decided to start and give it a try. Any suggestions on food shopping & budgeting??? Thanks : )

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