Monday, May 6, 2019

Peak week 2019 and life!

Thank you for all the likes and comments from this post over the weekend...


"There is no excuse. There is no finish line. I had a conversation with a client this week about putting yourself first. Make yourself #1 priority. Be selfish. Say “NO”. Create boundaries. Learn discipline. Be in love with yourself. 

The girl on the left was battling for her life with a disease she didn’t know much about. After losing my mother, my father and my brother I knew something had to change. You can be on the good side of genetics or the bad side of genetics. Wake up with passion and be the best possible version of yourself. Whatever you are battling, fight it with every ounce in your body. 

Don’t just accept a diagnosis and lie down, stand up and make yourself proud. Celebrate every second of life. Be your own inspiration." 
Left- battling RA in 2005 Right- Healthiest of my life 5/3/2019

Sorry, I haven't written in a couple of weeks, I decided to give myself a little break and just focus on my training and studying.
I am now down to 5 days before my first show of the 2019 season and I am so excited! Battle on the Bluff I will see you on Friday for check-in. 

This week consists of walking, light workouts, sleeping, eating, and using the bathroom a lot (TMI). Preparing my packing list and we drive 7 hours to Tunica, MS on Friday morning. Tan and check-in. Touch up tan 345am Sat followed by hair and makeup all before 6am πŸ’ͺ

I completed my first semester back in school with a 4.0, making Dean's List, and scoring 100 on both thesis papers, I know it shocked me too LOL! πŸ˜‚Thanks for all the support from my followers.

I launched online personal training this weekend because I have been asked by potential clients all over the world to help them reach their fitness goals in the comfort of their home or office. All fitness levels welcome and I can train you anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in joining me online through SKYPE, ZOOM, or FACEBOOK MESSENGER

I have also added another feature on Life Wellness Forever, we are doing food allergy testing through hair samples. Curious if you have food sensitivity or allergies, find out now! FOOD ALLERGY TESTING.

 I wanted to share this with you, last July when I decided to compete I found this girl on Instagram. I fell in love with her body and this became my new goal. I am excited to say since last Oct. 2018, I have put on 8lbs of muscle.

"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment."

Want to shout out to my hubby for being my #1 Fan and supporter, Cinco De Mayo is our 19th Engagement anniversary, yes I do celebrate every milestone πŸ’—πŸ’˜πŸ’–πŸ’•πŸ’žπŸ’

Next weekend after the show, we will celebrate... 
Favorite AB exercise has become the ab roller, nothing else targets my abdominals the way this does. I had to start with the ab dolly and work my way up to 3-5 sets of 15-20 reps.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Life is short, walk around in confidence.

Grateful to live in a place where the Blue Angels fly at sunset. 

A little less than 4 weeks away from stepping on stage and finishing up school this week with for the semester.
Yep, feeling the contest prep! 

I had two thesis papers to write, feeling accomplished after scoring a 100 on the first one turned in this week.

Phytoestrogens Help Women Balance Hormones Naturally
This topic sparked my interest because I have been doing hormone balancing for more than 10 years now and it's made a huge difference in my life. Most men and women aren't even aware there is a hormone issue. As we age we think the weight gain, the lack of energy, the lack of libido, and the onset of autoimmune issues just are normality.

This isn't the case, why not feel like you are in your 20's again! Through nutrition, fitness, and bioidenticals, you can feel your best.

Have you had a saliva test?
Test your hormones now- this panel checks cortisol, DHEA, testosterone, progesterone, and estradiol.

Check-in was Saturday
Top picture 4 weeks out from Battle on the Beach 2018
Bottom picture 4 weeks out Battle on the Bluff 2019

If you are in the area and want to come out to the show, here's the schedule:
May 11, 2019- Tunica, MS Battle on the Bluff NPC
June 15, 2019- Biloxi, MS Battle on the Gulf Coast NPC
Oct. 19, 2019- Gulf Shores, AL Battle on the Beach OCB

Orange Beach, Alabama

Really thrilled the temperatures are getting warming and excited for the summer!

A couple of things I am loving this week- switching some of my coffee addiction over to Matcha. Would love to hear your thoughts on Matcha, do you drink it? Do you love it? Check out my blog on on the health benefits of Matcha.

Cheers to a great week and as always thanks for following along.

Work hard and stay strong.
Love & Hugs,
Cindy Lane Ross

This picture is a great reminder... Anything is possible.

Life is short, walk around in confidence. 

Sunday, April 7, 2019

It’s Never too Late to be Great- How I Rose Above Auto-Immune Disease to Compete in My First Contest

Thank you Beverly for the feature in your publication-
From No Nonsense Magazine- Vol 23 #1

I hope to inspire everyone to live to their fullest and happiest potential. I tell people of all ages, —“It’s never too late to be great.” You can rediscover yourself at any time. We all have setbacks in life, but you just
have to pick yourself up and start believing that you can begin to live your best life now. Since I learned to control my disease with nutrition, exercise, and proper supplementation, at the age of 41, I have never
felt stronger and more alive. Bodybuilding has reshaped my body and improved my quality of life. I recently met my 16-year-old self again at the age of 40 and even though the journey has had a lot of bumps and bruises, I’m still here, and I’m smiling because I am alive and looking forward to the sunrise of each new day.

This past week just staying focused on school, contest prep, and balancing work. 
Finished up Eating Between the Lines- Definitely should check it out, will open up to your eyes on how you grocery shop and what to look for. 

5 Week Check-In
Top 5 weeks out from Battle on the Beach 2018
Bottom 5 weeks out from Battle on the Bluff 2019

When I started on this journey about a year ago, I just trusted the process. I left the cardio room and hit the weights. I began eating more calories per day than I used to consume in a week.
Here are the results after 1 year of weight training...

To all the women who are scared to lift weights, it's the only way to achieve your fitness goals. 

Thankful every day for a great workout partner!

Check out my latest blog on Life Wellness Forever

I loved this and thought I would share!

Have a great week and thanks for following along my journey! 

Hugs & Love,
Cindy Lane Ross