Sunday, September 2, 2018

7 Weeks Until My First Competition

7 Weeks Until My First Competition!

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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

I really love learning more about myself every day. When I decided to embark on this journey back in June, I never knew I could meet my 16-year-old self again.

I was this determined, young, and talented tennis player on a mission. My life revolved around my goals and nothing stopped me. I would out train and outplay everyone. After my career came to an end because of Rheumatoid Arthritis I lost a part of me. Fast forward 21 years working out this morning, and reflecting back on the past 7 weeks, I realized I have met my 16-year-old self at the age of 40. The feeling of pushing myself outside of my comfort zone feels incredible.

I'm 7 weeks out and really excited for the outcome of this journey. My family and friends have been so supportive... check out this meal Greg made me last Sunday night. A dinner party at his house and he measured my food and cooked plain jane which is totally not in his vocabulary. It was outstanding as usual.

1 cup of asparagus and 4oz of Cod :)

This past week challenged me in the beginning, fewer carbs and fats left me zapped on Monday, my body adjusted and I felt stronger than ever at the end of the week. I have now graduated to the bottom row on dumbbells :)

Meal prepping has definitely gotten easier and I have grown accustomed to taking my food everywhere with me now. I'm in love with these meal containers, makes the process so easy.

I also felt I got some balance back this week, trying to simplify the prep so I have more time to spend with the people I love. 
Caught a beautiful sunset with Jason Thursday evening :)

Saturday afternoon with friends in Orange Beach, AL

I got a cheat meal this week, definitely had anxiety leading up to it but my body felt awesome refueling with carbs. I bought Pamela's Pancake mix and the goal was 100-125 grams of carbs. So bright and early yesterday morning I was flipping pancakes. Haven't made pancakes in 10+ years, I topped them with Walden's Sugar-Free syrup and strawberries... they were out of this world, or maybe I was just hungry and my taste buds went crazy.

Really great workout this morning after refueling.

Shoulders, Glutes, & Abs #sundayfunday

A quote that I am loving this week. Transparency has been my goal on this journey since the beginning. Live in front of others as you do behind closed doors.

Check-in time with the "Coach", Christian Simmons... huge difference in my abs and quads from last week. Thanks always for the guidance! #7weeksout

Top-8 Weeks out
Bottom- 7 Weeks out

Left-Cabo 5 weeks ago Right-Yesterday
Loving my hat from Barbells & Ponytails, adorable! #barbellsandponytails

I can't stress how happy I am in life after making myself a priority. You live once and you deserve the world. Fall in love with yourself daily!

Thank you for following along this journey with me and I can't wait to share my progress next week. 
#cindylaneross #orangebeachfitness #ilivehappy #makeyourselfapriority

Cindy Lane Ross

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