Lyss Remalys Amazing Transformation
Peak Health Body Transformation Profile:
What was your background before your weight loss journey started?
Before my weight loss journey started it was just the weight.
I was born fat, raised fat and found myself living as the proud and plumpy “funny fat girl”.
I was teased for my weight as a kid all the way through high school and found comfort in performing, theater and entertaining others. If they were laughing WITH me, than they couldn’t really laugh AT me.
What was the turning point in your life that made you start on this journey?
In college, I was flying from my school in Las Vegas back home for the holidays.
I didn’t fit in the airplane seat and the airline made me buy the seat next to mine.
To make matters worse, I also needed the assistance of the extender seat belt to fit the belt all the way around me. It was that moment at 21 years old that I realized I needed to change my life.
What was your workout regimen?
At the very beginning there was no regimen at all. I went to the gym all bright eyed and first day of school like and I sat down at every single machine and figured out how it worked. I went from machine to machine seeing what muscles it worked, how much I could push and wrote it all down. I started going to different workout classes and finding different ways to move my body. As I became more educated and read everything I could get my hands on, I really enjoyed the bodybuilding way of training. I split my training into body parts, broke my split up into a 4 day on one day off pattern and continued to keep experimenting with the weights, exercises and muscles.
What was your weekly diet plans?
Originally, my relationship with food was so dysfunctional, Dr. Phil would have given up on us. I didn’t so much follow a diet as a re-imagining if you will. I would include one new healthy food each week and swap it out for one unhealthy food. I taught myself to cook instead of relying on take out or always going out for dinner. When I finally got the grasp of the concept of “food and fuel”, I started eating more of a “paleo” type approach. I wanted to eat foods that I knew were good for my body. I allowed myself (and still do to this day), a splurge meal every now and then where I let myself enjoy a meal I have been craving.
What supplements, if any, did you take to help you through your journey?
Supplementation has been incredibly important for this process, there are micro nutrients that we just don’t get enough of from food that I have used to stay strong and build a strong physique. vitamin D, branch chain amino acids, Omega 3s, a good quality multi vitamin, biotin, digestive enzymes and b-complex.
Any other thoughts?
On a final note, making any type of life-change is really hard. There are going to be days where you want to give up and you want to stuff your face into a bucket of mashed potatoes. You are going to have stalls and set-backs and you are going to be sore and tired and you’ll want to sleep in when you know you need to get up and move. I can promise you this, all of that will eventually go away.
If you stay consistent, persistent and keep pushing yourself…it’ll all be worth it.
You deserve to be proud of the person you see in the mirror, but you’re going to work like hell for it.
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