Sunday, September 23, 2018

4 WEEKS TO GO until the OCB Battle on the Beach Bodybuilding Competition

Everyone keeps asking me if I am loving the process, am I ready for it to be over, so do I love working out this much...

Thanks, Angel Curves, still loving my waist cincher. Current measurements: 22" waist 

Let me say I absolutely LOVE the process! I needed this discipline in my life and if you knew me when I played professional tennis in my teens it would look a lot like this :)

I will continue this journey and I decided I want this in my life. I have my eyes set on a competition in June of 2019 and I will work to put muscle on so I can move up to Figure division.

I do love working out this much, am I tired... some hours of the day I get pretty sleepy but overall I am the fittest and healthiest I have ever been in my life, so YES... I love working out this much.

So we hit 4 weeks until the competition. Yesterday my posing coach drove from Panama City, Florida to meet with my coach from Mobile and we had a whole morning here working out, eating, and posing at the Orange Beach Recreation Center.

2nd week of Keto this week... was way better than last week and my body responded well with 4.5lb weight loss. I felt depleted by end of the week but today started the refueling process before the final push. Coach Christian says to enjoy it, calorie deficient after Wednesday :) I'm probably one of his only clients who complain about too many carbs :)

Today was Gluten Free Pancakes, Rice, Rice Cakes, Sweet Potatoes... most carbs of my life :)

My transformation on KETO...Have you tried KETO before, it's absolutely amazing how your body responds... 

Something exciting that happened this week, we bought a new boat. Check it out and we launched Island Time Tours & Charters as well.

Being thicker last year was definitely cheaper... went into the Martin Center this week to have my face injected with Botox and fillers.

Today was my refueling day and somewhat of a REST day... I traded barbells for Yoga this morning so I can work on my stretching and loosening up my back for the poses I need to hit on stage.
Enjoyed sitting on the balcony, taking my time to get ready, enjoying the morning with my hubby!

Jason and I drinking coffee on the balcony #sundayfunday

Orange Beach Yoga
We also did date night at my favorite restaurant in Orange Beach, Cobalt's... the sunset was just WOW! #ilivewhereyouvacation
They did a superb job of dry salad and no seasoned fish so I could stay on target with my meal plan, thank guys!

Check-in this morning... 14.8% Body Fat, 126.8lbs 
Hard Work. Discipline. Consistency. = Magic Pill

Until next Sunday, you guys have a great week!
Cindy Lane Ross
This is the sleepy face of 4am on a Saturday morning :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

5 Weeks until the OCB Battle on the Beach Competition

I'm a few days late posting but the prep is going well. Headed into week 2 of KETO :) I saw this picture just when I needed it most!

One year ago we were traveling through India and I was the heaviest I have been in a long time. Actually started making myself believe it was ok to miss workouts and eat whatever I wanted. Stress with work, travel, not enough time for workouts, hormone imbalance, and the list goes on for the 40+ LB weight gain.

Fast forward to Sunday 9/16/18, I'm the fittest I have been in my life and slowly approaching 41 in a few weeks, needless to say... super proud moment! It's really amazing how 1 year can make a difference, mentally and physically.

 You can't expect different results, doing the same thing day in and day out. Working on yourself should be your #1 priority!
KETO is going well, won't lie some days the energy just isn't there but you find it.  Push yourself and you just may be surprised at what you're capable of. 

One of my favorite meals, salmon & 1 cup of green vegetables. 

Check out my friend Jill in the background, making our AM workouts count! Jill is competing in the Figure division and I will be competing in the Bikini division. Come out on Oct. 20 and see us in action.  

Look what arrived this past week, I tried it on and it doesn't fit... "they" say if it fits now it will be too big when it's time to compete, so not freaking out yet!

It's even more gorgeous in person! Thanks, Muscle Dazzle!

Being on HIGH Fat & HIGH Protein, finding ripe Avocados in Orange Beach is a task in
Between this and Sweet Leaf Stevia drops, my apologies if these are on your shopping list. 

My guy supports me day in and day and day out, he puts together our workouts so I don't have to think about it. 
Jason even went to the gym 7 days in a row with me just to make sure I had support xoxo

Sunday's back workout.

Consistency has been my motto throughout this process.

Check-in time with my coach...

Pumped after seeing the year progress pictures. 

Thanks for taking the time to read and supporting my journey. I look forward to catching you up next weekend. 
Have a great week and remember...

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot

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Have a great week! 
Cindy Lane Ross

Sunday, September 9, 2018

6 Weeks until OCB Battle On The Beach

6 Weeks Until OCB Battle on the Beach

It's been a great week, really loving every minute of the prep so far! 

Loving the calluses :)
So this week Tropical Storm Gordon came ashore, definitely enjoyed the rainy days resting on the couch between workouts.

Went into Mobile to workout with my "Coach" Christian Simmons this week, turning up the leg workouts. Old school Hamstring Curls and Squats focusing on the glutes :)

Got to meet my brother for lunch in Mobile, I was accused of bringing a lunchable LOL #mealprep

Lunch with my big brother! 

HIIT workouts in the AM & PM now, loving the definition in my legs. I swear every day I wake up to a new muscle I didn't know existed!

This was a fun one, thanks Jill!

I did one of my HIIT workouts from Bodies By Cindy this week.
One of my fav exercises and I am now the proud owner of my very own AB Dolly ;)

One of my many evening HIIT workouts

My friend Jill is competing in the Figure division and we drove down to Panama City, Florida on Friday to meet with our new posing coach Jenny Rodriguez. It was a long day and led to a late-night workout at Gulf Breeze Aerobics & Fitness on the way home.

Posing practice at Impact Fitness in Panama City, Florida.
Cindy, Jenny, and Jill 

Stairmaster 9:30pm Friday night, getting it done!
All these travel days lead to lots of meal prepping in the kitchen. 

I started new plan yesterday and we are doing KETO for the next couple of weeks, my fav!

Today I was told to take off, my first OFF day in 9 1/2 weeks, I haven't moved from the couch :) Check out this beautiful sunrise this morning.

Check-In 6 Weeks Out 

Top Row- July 30
Middle Row- August 12
Last Row- September 8

I hope everyone has a great Sunday! See you next week :) #consistency

Cindy Lane Ross