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If you told me in 2013 that I would run a course on food freedom that would literally change people's lives forever I never would've believed you because I was suffering in the confines of food feeling suffocated and healthy all at once.
How is that even possible?
I forced myself to eat so healthy that I would only look forward to "cheat meals" on the weekend which was more like me prepping for a binge all week.
I would throw down food like a mad woman to the point I wouldn't even taste it after the first bite.
I thought this was how healthy people live.
I saw all the fit people on instagram doing it so it must be right.
I read blogs on it so you can't argue with that.
I was coached to do that so it's gotta be the way.
If only I knew then what I know now, I would have found my freedom so much sooner. I wouldn't have fallen for the scary binge patterns or developed fear of foods I loved or missed out on amazing times of life because I couldn't even afford a bite in my plan because I had twisted beliefs of what a single bite could do to me physically and emotionally be it send me into a fiend of eating or add tons of fat to my body.
This wasn't will power, or discipline, or any of what it appeared to be on the outside. It was fear, doubt, and confusion manifested into a sad form of eating habits that although seemingly healthy were shamefully, not.
I was putting myself in this perpetual cycle of restriction restriction binge.
I didn't know it until only almost a year ago or so.
It took a lot of internal work, healing, discover, trial and error, research, reading, behavior change modification, comfort zone expanding, belief shifting, and self love to address the unhealthy relationship I had with food.
It doesn't have to be painful.
It doesn't have to be difficult.
True fitness and health shouldn't be restriction and food monitoring and anxiety from meal to meal or around certain foods or fear of gaining fat or not gaining muscle.
It's always about Building More than Just a body.
Your body is BUILT to perform at an optimal level and wants nothing less than to be an amazing vehicle for your soul.
It's important that we treat it as such.
It is possible to find food freedom AND achieve a healthy lifestyle.
It is possible to make healthy choices AND enjoy treats.
It is possible to feel calm and peaceful around foods.
But you must go within, get in touch with that beautiful soul of yours, and focus on the depth of which you go; So much further than surface level...
Come on this journey with us in my new 30 Day Food Freedom Academy, I would love to welcome you into the exclusive community full of, in my biased opinion, amazing individuals ready to embark on an expansive and freeing journey.
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I am seriously SO full of gratitude for the people who have already pre-registered for the Food Freedom 30 Day Academy! It's amazing what happens when you trust your gut and give the world what you feel so called to give!! 😍🤗💜
If you can find health inside of you then you can find it in all places.
Hear me out.
In life there are so many things that we look to make healthy;
💸 Bank account
If I have learned anything in my journey through fitness it's that:
when my body became healthy I found where my mind was unhealthy
when my mind was healthy I found where my relationships were unhealthy
when my relationships were healthy I found where my social life was unhealthy
when my social life was healthy I found where my business was unhealthy
when I found where my business was healthy I found where my bank account was unhealthy and then how I could make it healthy.
Having a healthy body and mind allows me find where things need improvement And I am then able to find solutions to create health.
If you can find health in your business, you can find it in your body.
If you can find health in your body, you can find health anywhere.
It's not a matter of one thing dominating your life and being your only focus.
A fulfilling life, in my eyes, is one which complements and fuels it's own growth through enjoyment, balance, love, energy, service, light, and passion.
Health is fulfillment.
When we find health, we can find all things.
Health opens doors.
Health creates space.
Health sheds light in dark places.
Health manifests and expands the more we focus on it (like all things).
So, if one area of your life is healthy, I promise you are capable of finding health in the areas of your life you seek improvement.
If you feel at a loss with your whole life begin creating a balanced routine that allows you to embrace and focus on developing a healthier lifestyle.
One where your mind aligns with your body, business, relationships, social life, bank account, and every aspect you can imagine.
Start within and it will expand externally.
If even for one second you felt a desire or a need to change something in your life, act on it because it is a sign that it's time for you to grow and to uplevel.
Balance is no joke, balance is fulfilling and empowering.
It IS possible to find health and the balance of health in all areas of your life.
Comment below with 'YES' if you are committed to focus on your health as a whole while still loving each, individual part ❤️
This just happened...
The power of identity is truly amazing.
I was at the gym finishing up my workout with my cardio (30 minutes)
I decided to watch one of my fav bikini competitors Narmin Assria IFBB Bikini Pro YouTube Vlogs of her winning in salt lake to go to the Olympia for the 7th consecutive year (seriously, if you're not familiar with the sport that is HUGE).
Anyways, I remember at my first show it was in conjunction with an IFBB pro show and she was competing and her stage presence and physique is so amazing.
As I was watching the vlog I was noting the way the girls walked the stage, carried themselves, and the full hearted faith she had in knowing she would take the win.
It got me thinking about the power of I am statements and identity work, something I focus on daily as part of my Building More than Just a Body mission.
When I was doing cardio tonight I asked myself "what would the pro version of me do right here and now?"
I turned it up a notch.
Then I was about to leave without posing and asked myself again, "what would the pro version of me do right now?"
I was exhausted, fatigued, and sweaty as eff so putting on heels and a smile and posing seemed to be the last thing but it is the ONE thing I need to work on most.
So of course, I did it.
The point is, when we ask ourselves the right questions and we answer them with action the results speak for themselves.
The next level version of you is already within you, you just have to be willing to dig deeper and bring this version of you to your consistent and conscious reality.
Ask yourself, "What would my next level version of me be doing right now?" Or "if I already achieved everything I am after right now what would I be doing?"
THEN DO THAT. TAKE THAT ACTION.
You ARE capable. If you even thought for a second you wanted to be better than you should know you 100% can.
P.S. if you haven't quite figured out how to begin aligning inner work with physical results then check out my ebook here which I am gifting to you!
Yesterday I went and saw Jeff Dunham LIVE and I was so amazed by the dream and the content and the thought and I paid attention to every detail.
As someone looking to make a massive impact on the world I am inspired by people like this because there's so much energy that goes into it and the more one cares the more energy there seems to be put in which is highly relative to how I feel.
So when I was asked if I find the 'rags to riches' fame or the 'has millions and could therefore fund and continue to make more' fame I explained that what inspires me is the turning of a thought into action, dreams to reality, ideas to things. It's the unique beauty within all of us to create that I find to be so inspiring when it is pursued relentlessly.
That's how I feel about what I do; no matter what, I see myself and truly am a person who follows passion and seeks soul fulfillment.
What inspires you?⬇️
Last night I was thinking about how there is so much out there that can 'get you in shape' and a lot of it is BS and some of it works.
So I began getting deeper in thoughts with some things that I think people need to really consider before jumping into a new diet or training regimen.
I am really upset with the misleading information out there and wanted to break my thoughts down into 3 simple things for you to consider before starting any program.
1, Keep it Simple: Stop switching your diet up every other week. No more testing every diet on the planet until you see a small result. Keep things simple for yourself and find a consistent balance.
2. EveryBODY is different: You may see tons of results from other people on a program and then you may do it and it might not be perfect for you! Example, I tried intermittent fasting a few years ago and I could NOT benefit from it. There was no balance for me there. Whether or not it generated the aesthetic result in the physical body it was not providing me the fulfillment or balance in any other area of my life.
3. Your body already knows: Intuitive living is soo much more beneficial than anything. Your body wants you to be in an optimal state. Unfortunately, we have reached a place where there are so many layers on top of our intuition which keeps us from truly tapping into our intuition and living from this place.
I am so tired of seeing people fall for fad after fad. It is not you, it is the information you have been given, so be kind to yourself. But now, you know, which means, you gotta do something about it.
If we only focus on the physical outcome, there is going to be a LOT missing. Think about how your body functions, your mentality is impacted, your relationships, productivity, etc.
It is more important to live intuitively and listen to your body and honor what your body needs.
Become consciously aware of what is going into your body especially as you shift through layers and layers of blocks and limits holding you back. Combining science with intuition it is truly the most fulfilling, result driven, way to live.
It is best to focus on Building More than Just a Body so we can avoid going into viscous, unhealthy cycles.
In my membership site, you will receive coaching every week on any of the following topics: Mindset, Confidence, Self-Love, Long Term Success Strategies, Behavior Changing Modification Planning, Wellness Development, and of course FULL nutritional and exercise guidance with full plans and lessons on how to make it fit for YOU.
So, I want to offer you an all access pass to my membership site for completely free.
No gimmicks or obligation
Andddd you will receive 3 Bonuses:
1. Access to my VIP BMTJAB Facebook group full of other amazing individuals on a similar journey as you.
2. Ability to ask me anything and request coaching topics for me to cover in the site.
3. Notes for every training and workshop given in the weekly trainings on the site.
I am truly offering this in a no strings attached way. Seriously, you get access to my membership site with over $50,000 worth of coaching in their for completely free for a week and then if you choose to stay you can, but you do not have to!
I want you to begin embodying the best version of yourself by aligning inner work with physical results to generate sustainable success and to start Building More than Just a Body.
Interested in taking me up on this offer?
Follow these steps:
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2. Click the button to Join
3. Click Free Trial Option on the Order Page
4. Submit and follow the pages from there :)
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I am so excited for you to get started in your journey to living your most healthy, free, and empowered lifestyle.
Celeste Rains-Turk: Celestial_fit
Building More Than Just a Body
I am notorious for people watching...
But, my heart breaks with every person I see tugging at their clothes, hanging their heads, and seeking comfort in hiding or love in loneliness.
I get it.
I used to drive my car on a bumpy road and feel disgusted by the way my body jiggled.
I used to wear tight tank tops and feel like I couldn't move freely in them because my stomach might pop out.
I used to wear baggy clothes on 'bad' days.
I couldn't look in the mirror without judging at least an inch of every part of my body.
I couldn't understand how I could be one way inside and feel completely disconnected from my physical body like it wasn't the 'real me'.
I hated when someone would surprise me with a poke in the belly or a squeeze of the arm.
I hated it all because I was so uncomfortable with my body and within my skin.
I couldn't seem to be 'good enough' by my own standards. While it may have worked for some, it didn't work for me, I wanted to be better.
I fiercely sought change and was on the pursuit of developing a better body.
But you have heard me say it and I will say it again, it wasn't until I shifted my to align inner work with physical results that I found comfort in my body.
I moved freely in tight tank tops even on 'bad' days.
I ran without thinking of my thighs jiggling excessively and accepted their thickness.
I drove without feeling jiggles and being proud of my work.
I was confident in everything I wore and even the things I wasn't previously okay with being in.
I was excited to be expressive and I finally felt like my body represented my soul and my soul loved my body. It was a beautiful balance which I created after craving it for so long.
It required some internal work.
Scratch that, a LOT.
But nothing short of amazing. Well, okay there were some tears, moments of testing my patience, doubts, fears, and emotions being repressed but all of this meant I was HEALING and GROWING.
I love that there is so much depth to truly developing our self-love and confidence and that we all have our stories.
Your story, is unique.
Your history, unique.
Your feelings, unique.
While there are plenty of people on the same journey as you, your journey is different.
I want to invite you to embark on a self-love journey unlike any other.
One which frees you from the confines of your body.
One which frees you from the harsh words running through the back of your mind.
One which frees you from the limiting patterns woven deep through your subconscious.
One which frees you from your darkness by leading you to love and accept it.
Yep, full on, unconditional self-love.
You and me.
Diving Deep into the things which are preventing you from having the most freeing, healthy, and empowering experience of bridging the gap between mind, body, and soul.
They are not separate...it is all you...it is all meant to be loved.
You may know what I am talking about when I say feeling uncomfortable in your skin, or like your body and choices don't represent the goddess within you, or like you have to hide until you are this way or that way.
I have been there. I get it. And now I help women all over the world fearlessly pursue the most expansive journey of a lifetime which can only be experienced by you, through you, and because of you.
If you are ready to dive deep and truly begin discovering the truly beautiful, radiant, and loved soul within you so you can live freely with food, your body, your habits, your clothing, and find balance in your life simply by developing an unshakable relationship with yourself then this is the journey for you.
I am opening up the opportunity to you to work 1:1 with me over the course of 1-3 months on Transforming, developing, and releasing a new identity of you who loves and honors herself daily. One who knows how to care for her body, listen to her soul, and honor her desires.
You and me.
1 call per week (Recorded so you can revisit it and save it forever to reinvent, rediscover, or learn from).
Unlimited private messaging.
These calls include transformative exercises, meditations, mindset shifting, identity recreation, layer removal, and so much more. It is about what YOU need.
I use my expertise to provide you with what you need and to lead you to your own discoveries as well.
If you are ready to truly step into the most powerful relationship with yourself then this is for you.
I am excited to work with you. If you are interested in this program then all you have to do is comment on this blog post with "I am ready" And I will reply back with the details :)
I remember when I felt like the 'odd one out'.
I always become obsessive about the things I enjoy, love, or am passionate about.
When I started my fitness journey I became a total gym junkie.
This was also at a time in my life where things were just less than great for me. Suffering with depression and anxiety on levels beyond me I needed something to turn to.
I remember feeling like my environment, the people around me, couldn't support or understand me.
I needed an outlet.
I turned to the gym and exercise to try and fill this empty feeling and even potentially cure it.
I realize I was just putting a bandaid on it.
I was trying to fill a void with something that I thought could 'fix' my darkness. Boy, was I wrong.
I was really lacking confidence in my body at the time and felt as though I wasn't living up to my potential (I always compete with myself and like to be my best).
"If only I could be more fit, healthy, muscular, imagine how much more I could accomplish"
This is a good thought pattern to have.
But unfortunately, it wasn't the only one.
The voices screamed at me things like;
And the list goes on.
My journey started in more loathe than it did love.
Which explains why it resulted in more loathe than love (well at least at the start).
I felt awesome but it took me a few years to realize I had an unhealthy mental relationship with food and working out.
I remember a shift occurred that allowed me to see these unhealthy patterns I had developed.
I had seen amazing physical results but still felt empty and unfulfilled.
Mission NOT accomplished.
That's when I realized it's about Building More than Just a Body.
Because no external plug could fill an internal black hole.
I had some work to do.
I began focusing on what was really going on.
I started taking care of myself more.
Literally, from my hygiene to random things that made me happy. I started giving more to myself.
I began separating myself from 'friends' who were more like energy suckers who didn't seem to care about how I felt all that much.
I started listening to how things made me feel, how people made me feel, and how I was feeling without anything at all.
I was still depressed and I went to therapy, this was a huge thing for me.
I understand, the physical results are so amazing and important and they mean a lot and it is OKAY to want to change physically.
But the internal world is where your soul resides. And if your soul is nudging you in a different direction than your body, trust your soul and your body will thank her.
Building more than just a body means aligning inner work with physical results to truly experience change in your self love, confidence, mindset, behavior and well-being all along side exercise and nutrition that fulfills you and makes you feel amazing for the long term.
It's about digging deeper, addressing the wounds, and making sure you really, really heal.
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I made a post just the other morning about how amazing and overwhelming the love I have for life has become and how there was once a time where that was rarely ever the case.
But, I want to let you know, a few hours later, mid day, a wave of depression came over me.
It's not something I can choose or control.
It just happens.
Not as often as it used to, but it does happen.
In the past it would lead me into a downward spiral.
Now? I recognize my patterns so I can easily disrupt them.
I used to try to do this by hiding from them or ignoring them or pretending like they weren't there.
I also would go into destructive decision making and thought processes that would leave me feeling totally empty.
I wasn't kind to myself in the past when these feelings would come up I would try so hard to fight them or question them or destroy them which only led to more feelings of hopelessness.
I immersed into the human function of feeling.
I have learned that feeling=healing.
It wasn't necessarily easy.
I became a bit irritable and I was harsh on myself and not pleasant to be around.
I recognized this.
I went and laid down while the emotions and depressing thoughts moved through me until I fell asleep and felt my body's every vibration (seriously).
Then when I woke up, it wasn't gone. It still carried with me.
I went to work and I cried a bit. I apologized to the people I was irritable to and I breathed and felt a bit better.
I began smiling at everyone I saw and talking to people around me.
I began feeling better as I went on and I allowed myself to just be within these emotions.
I felt funny after making a post about this being so unusual for me now and then having experienced it hours later.
I laughed with the ways of the universe and remembered that last night I released a LOT of old ways of mine.
Naturally, I was going through a process of clearing.
I began to put meaning and love to the emotions I had.
I became kind to myself and allowed myself to just do what I wanted to do which was veg and chill out and just allow inspiration to flow to me.
And it did, naturally.
I remember, as I write this, that last night I released the need to always make things happen and began to embrace the energy of allowing things to happen as my new normal.
And so it was.
I share this because, my life is amazing, I always feel SO inspired by life and I am so incredibly grateful for everything I do, others do, and the people I am blessed to work with everyday.
But that doesn't mean I don't still have my 'stuff'
I actually love my dark stuff.
Years ago in therapy I was asked the question, how would you feel if we just got rid of it, all the darkness and depression and anxiety, gone?
And I surprised myself when the words fell out of my mouth as though spoken by someone else but entirely within and outside myself all at once I said, "I wouldn't be me without my dark sides. They make my light sides brighter. I love them. Thy have helped me to love life even more"
That was when I accepted my darkness.
I am happy to share this with you today to let you know that without your darkness, you wouldn't have your light. Light needs darkness to shine.
Love on yourself, all of yourself, every day
Here was the post I had made which I referenced at the beginning of this blog:
"Every morning I have a ritual and I always find myself feeling overwhelmed with an energy of love, gratitude, fulfillment, and pride when I write:
"I am so happy and grateful to be alive and well. I am so happy and grateful for my life."
There was a time when I didn't feel this way. Actually, multiple times; I felt depressed, suicidal, and anxious.
It had virtually nothing to do with my actual physical life and the world in which I lived in.
But It had virtually everything to do with the world I created in my own soul and mind.
Now my inner atmosphere has created a physical dream world and I'm in love with every moment.
The trust, love, and knowing that everything is always working out exactly as it should be keeps me in the present moment.
I never knew what it was truly like to be fully present until now and I know it can go even deeper than this.
Who knew that the love I had for life would come from just living it?"