Monday, June 24, 2019

One of the hardest things I have ever done in my life...

The past 6 months have been the hardest of my life and I brought it on myself...

In December I committed to doing 2 Bodybuilding shows this season and I started school back in January pursuing my Doctorate in Functional Medicine. First show of the season May 11 in Tunica, MS, Battle on the Bluff. Placed 3rd in Masters Bikini. Then on the drive home after letting go of my prep coach, hired another and decided to move to Figure division for the June 15th Battle on the Gulf Coast.

Finished 1st Semester just a week shy of the first show, I made the Dean's List! I had 5 weeks to learn Figure Posing and get shredded to compete in a brand new division. I also started my second semester 2 days before deciding to compete in Figure Division.

Jason in the meantime got his real estate license and we both were balancing personal training clients and our other businesses.

Needless to say, LIFE WAS INSANE! My days start at 2:45am, my life consisted of multiple workouts throughout the day including a couple of cardio sessions, weight lifting, and meal prep all while being in a calorie deficit. I had nothing left in the tank by the end of the day and literally hibernated inside our house just keeping my nose to the grind trying to comprehend medical terminology with a foggy brain. Just looking back, I am cringing. My fun factor was at all-time "0" and our marriage took the back burner including other relationships with family and friends.

I am one of the most self-motivated people I know, but there were days in the last 2-3 weeks I could have just cried my eyes out. Still holding Dean's list... not sure what I have learned in the past 6 weeks but I committed and saw it through. By far the hardest thing I have ever done!

I made it to June 15, completely spent and exhausted. It was a great day, placed in 3 divisions (2nd Novice, 4th True Novice, & 5th Open). I think there was a point I was like, "why am I torturing myself like this." The self-accomplishment at the end was completely worth it.

This was just a reminder to myself, you can do anything if you put your mind to it! Be Selfish, Push Yourself, Discipline, Determination, and SET YOUR GOALS HIGH!

My Rock! 

Took home some hardware! 

1 week later and I am just now settling into some normality. Life is still crazy, Jason is now in real estate school but we have had some date nights since the show.
I am one of the biggest nerds you will meet and I really want to enjoy being in school and this journey. After much discussion, I am not putting a time limit on myself when I intend to step back on the stage. We want to enjoy "us" and life on our boat living at the beach, I want to focus on building Life Wellness Forever and helping my clients transform their lives, and I want to give school 100% and graduate with honors. I'm going to train hard in the gym over the next year or so and add 3lbs of lean muscle and plan to do my next show in 2021 after my graduation trip to Dubai. I have also decided to be my own prep coach this next go around. I will be bringing my best package yet at the age of 43 in Figure Division. I am thrilled for the friends I have made along the way and look forward to seeing you all again on stage.

Enjoying boat life here in Orange Beach. 

Back deck cocktails at sunset.

I plan on posting more, doing videos, cooking demonstrations, and more! I hope you will follow along with me as I continue to transform my body and help others along the way.

Currently, I am in the best shape of my life, I will be doing personal check-in's every Saturday. I am at 7.2% Bodyfat and feeling stronger than ever.

Top- June 15 8.3% Bodyfat
Bottom June 22 7.2% Bodyfat

Be on the lookout for the launch of Buy the Coast Properties/Roberts Brothers with Jason Ross, so excited and proud for his new career real estate!

Thank you to everyone for all the best wishes and following along in my journey of passion! Stay tuned, lots more to come! 

Lots of hugs and love
Cindy Lane Ross

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.

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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.