Have you missed me? It’s been quite a while hasn’t it? Why? You might ask. Lyss, why would you just leave us here wondering what is happening in your life and the over-share, too much information posts you bombard us with on a regular basis? That’s a good question! Allow me to explain…
Today is my birthday. I’m 29 years old and my life is just getting started today.
This last year has been quite a doozie. I left Arizona last May to come home and start my life as a writer/coach/personal-trainer/business owner/entertainer/motivational speaker…see where I’m going with that? After having such an incredible few years of wins, this last year felt like a bit of a loss. Isn’t that how the roller-coaster of life goes? Once I started on my journey after weight-loss surgery, I lost my weight, I had my plastic surgery, I started bodybuilding, I won bodybuilding, I took a new job, I moved across the country. The momentum built and built and I was so excited and was so proud and so looking forward to the future of what life is going to be like now. The thing is…I have no freakin’ clue how to live life as a fit girl. As a fat girl I set up my life and my future based on the things I knew I could do and the things I enjoyed because being obese limited me to those things.
Everything I know, everything I am and the person I have grown up to be has been because I was a fat girl. I went to UNLV for hotel college because I was super outgoing, great at customer-service and didn’t think I’d make it as an actress. My personality, my quirks, my goals and my dreams…were all based around being fat, being the funny fat girl and living life that way. I didn’t plan on what would happen when I’m not fat anymore. I planned for the weight-loss process, I didn’t think about what opportunities would open up for me once being over-weight didn’t hold me back. This is my life now. This beautiful body, this physique that I worked so hard for is now my life. A life that has infinite possibilities. A life that has everything as a possibility in front of me…it’s just a matter of what I want to do.
So now what? What do I WANT with this beautiful body? This capable body, this healthy body that I know is capable of amazing things. How the hell do I live as a fit and healthy role model? How do I make my life around this sport that I love so much and this lifestyle I spent years to build? I haven’t even explored every form of fitness! I’m still just a fat girl on the inside I have just infiltrated the other side and it’s gone from under-cover to drinking the kool-aid. Now, I need to figure out how this fat girl makes her way in a fit girl world.
I made the decision to make my own path and do something that very few people have ever done. With that, comes the responsibility of paving the way. There is no article, no journal and no program when you are the one paving the way. It’s my job to share what life is like. Now starts the journey of building my life as a fit girl. I’ve loved being able to inspire and help people all over who are going through the bariatric surgery process. My weight-loss transformation is complete…but life just beginning.
I’m going to share this journey with you. To be honest, it’s going to get ugly. It’s going to be confusing and frustrating and maybe even a little over-the-top. But, it’s going to be honest. What more could you need?
It feels like it’s true what people who have had bariatric surgery say. “I was re-born on my surgery date.” You really are. You have to grow into a whole new person, you have to build a whole new life, a new view on life and a new set of standards for yourself.
My name is Lyss Remaly, I was born on December 10th, 2010. I’ve learned a lot so far…I have a lot more to learn, I’ve accomplished things beyond my wildest dreams…I have a whole new set of dreams to reach. I’m on a journey for this fat girl to make her way in a fit girl world.