Elysa had always considered herself to be a healthy, active person, but she didn't kick her exercise routine into high gear until a frustrating weight plateau lead her to the world of body building.
After seven months of grueling physical, mental and emotional training, Elysa competed in her first figure competition, a style of body building emphasizes muscle tone, not muscle size.
Hear Elysa's story and how she kept motivated through the most difficult parts of her journey.
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