Hello beautiful people! My name is Alyssa, and I am a Reverent LION. Just like I know all of you are and can be. I am a southern California girl, and I have an infectious love of life. I avoid placing labels on myself, (because who needs those constraints) but I love yoga, intense workouts with my boo, and being fueled by plants. I have a passion for all things fitness and nutrition. Whole foods make me HAPPY.
I wasn’t always so ecstatic. Growing up I continually struggled with my weight and fluctuated wildly. I was never content with my body, or myself and I would jump on the new fad diets, no matter the negative impact they may have. I was unhealthy, truly unhealthy, not just because of the numbers on the scale. I had issues with stress, insomnia, restless leg, joint pain, swelling, headaches, numbness, and often found myself sick. Even with all of these issues, I was desperate to be thin, and I would get frustrated and skip meals followed by binging on unhealthy foods because I was so hungry and lacked the peace, knowledge, and self-control necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle.
I had always been blessed with a curious mind, and the ability to research, learn, and master new concepts. Historically, this skill had been utilized in scholarly and professional pursuits. My health came to an all time low during a time in my life when all of my mental, emotional, and physical resources were being dedicated to my financial analyst position. Although my lack of health was not a consequence of my professional dedication, I came to a point where I knew I needed to “rebalance” my resources and dedicate my curious mind to my pursuit of a healthy happy lifestyle.
And so, that is exactly what I did. I spent months with my head in fitness and nutrition books, formulating my ULTIMATE fitness and nutrition plan for both my body and soul. Then, I got to work. One year of DEDICATION, CONSISTENCY, and PATIENCE—these are my results. I lost about 60 lbs in one year, I no longer have any of the health issues I have listed above, and I am glowing!
What means more to me that what the picture depicts, is the peace, happiness, and contentment my body and soul emanate because of the lifestyle I have chosen to lead. I took control of my life and I know that if I can do it, so can you. I have detailed out my MASTER PLAN and have also added RECIPES, WORKOUTS, and INSPIRATION to help you on your journey. Also, don’t forget to read about what REVERENT LION means, and remember, everyone’s body is different, tailor your plan to your own needs. I am not a certified nutritionist or personal trainer. All of the information on my site is based upon my own research and opinions. I don’t make money from this site; I just am doing this to pay it forward! I feel blessed for the knowledge I have received and I am happy to help anyone who needs it!
MUCH LOVE, PEACE, HOPE, and JOY
Alyssa (LULU) –Reverent Lion