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I write a new blog almost daily! Feel free to comment, share, and connect with me! I love hearing from my readers!
I wanted to provide an update since I have been very quiet on here. My heart and the hearts of my family and all of my mother's friends and communities heart broke.
My amazing, strong, loving, and thoughtful mother Jacqueline Rains-Turk passed away suddenly on the 24th of February.
There are no words to describe the hole this has left in me and my & my family’s life along with all of her amazing friends and communities.
Everyone who met my mom, loved my mom
Everyone who knew her, knew joy. Everyone who knew her, knew love. Everyone who knew her, knew faith.
No one met my mom feeling anything less than empowered or happy or more zest for living.
She lived LOUD
She was everything I could have ever wanted in a mother and more
My mother was a woman who wanted the best for everyone and always went out of her way to make you feel loved
There’s so much I’ll miss like our kitchen dances and our “other side” hugs that would go on sometimes for minutes just saying okay other side over and over to hug and sometimes really fast so she (we) could get more🥺
She started my fuzzy sock collection with so many at every holiday, she took me to an Aerosmith concert & rocked so hard with me, she encouraged me to start my podcast when she asked me when I was going to book an interview the moment I told her I had the idea, she sent cute little goodies from miles away after her recent move to carry on her tradition of goody baskets every holiday.
My moms voice boomed through rooms and was always heard in the choir. When I was a kid I knew she was there to pick me up by the sound of her keys rustling, shoes, & her laugh that would fill any void. Every show she was there and she cried when she couldn’t be at a show. She drove hours down to an event I was holding with two friends. She would sit on the edge of my bed until I fell asleep at night or she’d lay in it to make it warmer for me while I got ready.
My moms work ethic on top of her giving spirit was unmatched. And I mean unmatched. She would hold me in her arms when I was crying & now that’s all I want. I’ll never have words to ever express what my mother meant to me or who she is or was to me or the countless memories & stories, Let alone the memories we didn’t get to make that I’ll grieve for a lifetime
I appreciate the respect, love, condolences and advanced offers to help in any way it means so much to see & feel so supported when the most loving woman of my life is gone.
The time since her passing has been really challenging, revealing, and growth inducing. I have never experienced grief like this. I want to celebrate her life by sharing her with all of you though because she believed so much in me and was so so proud of me and always encouraged me to grow and develop as a business owner, coach, and mental health professional.
I am so grateful for her life and am in mourning. I am trying to get 'back into' things this week but it wouldn't feel right to do so without first honoring the woman who had a major part in raising me and encouraging me. I wrote her obituary with the help of my dad and sister, if you would like to learn more about how amazing she truly was.
If self-consciousness is holding you back from practicing posing, you’re doing your future self a HUGE disservice
Champions do what needs to be done and make it work regardless of circumstance
You of course don’t want to practice wrong over and over again (which is why I’m seeing @poselikepro on Monday!) but it is important to keep the flow because even if your posing does change by your next prep, you will want to have flow
I put my heels on in the improvement season too because it’s important to practice the walk and holding poses so it’s easier to play later rather than trying to build up stamina to just hang in heels!
If you think you’re “too” far away from your prep shape, “too” big, “too” uncomfortable....GOOD
Use it to fuel that drive every day in the gym. See your pumps, use posing as an asset to your improvement areas, and let this be practice of exposing yourself to your beautiful body in EVERY shape
If you only think you’re worthy of posing when you are lean or getting ready for a show then you are sending the message that your body is only worth being displayed or accepted or celebrated or shown when leaner
If you struggle to accept your body in every season, use your amazing ability as a competitor and STRUT
Because you my friend, deserve to feel empowered in your body, and in love with every season
After all, the growing season is what really is building what will eventually be on stage—physically & mentally
I work with many competitors who struggle with their body image through my on demand mindset coaching platform, 1:1 coaching, post show program, and entire build more than just a body community
I recommend you check out the on demand platform to begin with! You can watch replays of tons of our group coaching calls and also get exclusive access to the intricate system I developed for competitors in every season to have mindset coaching at their fingertips!
You’ll have to check it out to see what I mean ;)
Www.celestial.fit/ondemand has all the info and even a tutorial/sneak peek of the platform!
Can’t wait to welcome you and support you as you #BUILDMORETHANJUSTABODY ❤️
What would be different in your day to day reality if you spent more time celebrating your soul than criticizing the shell you live in?
Personally it’s brought me more pride, confidence, and trust.
Seeing myself for who I am while staying present to areas for growth has empowered me to look beyond surface level and celebrate what really makes me me.
We both know that you can’t remember that pimple, wrinkle, scar, food in teeth, stray hair, or any other unmet “standard” when thinking back on conversations with others.
What makes yours more memorable?
Latching onto anxieties about how others perceive us comes from the desire to protect ourselves by having a community that accepts us.
It’s ingrained in our DNA really, but it doesn’t have to mean we turn that into negative self judgment.
Usually these judgments come from an “ideal” we perceive to exist in the places we are seeking to grow in, which then can put unfair pressure on ourselves that at times can be in-conducive to growth.
What’s interesting is we tend to remember more of the real connections than the manufactured ones because these are the ones our brains recognize as protective factors (even if the real connections are strange).
If you feel a lack of connection to your communities (work, family, friends, sport, etc) then start by looking at where you personally feel you don’t belong, where those beliefs came from, and if there are then areas you wish to actually improve on for your own life and benefit then accept and begin doing so, if it’s coming from negative or untrue beliefs about yourself or the community then create a list of reasons you do belong or are an asset or maybe need different!
Hope this helps you take some pressure of yourself and find that you can fit in right where you are while striving for more, that’s the beauty of it really because we are all seeking ways to grow even those “on top”.
Have you heard my episode on Rawring Twenties Podcast yet?!
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the show! You can listen on iTunes now here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rawring-twenties-podcast/id1494981855?i=1000509655620
I personally have been listening to the show since they invited me on and now can’t get enough!
Brenda and Julia are such a dynamic duo and I’m so grateful they brought me on their incredible platform!
Reposting this video & the caption below from the podcast IG page:
“Available now! Our episode with Celeste Rains-Turk!
Celeste is the Best-selling Author of “Believe Your Way To Badass", The host of "Confessions of a Bikini Pro" Podcast, a Bikini Competitor, and a Mindset Mentor
Celeste Rains-Turk specializes in helping women make peace with food, their body and their goals using psychology, personal development, mindfulness, and her signature PTG Process
She has a bachelor's degree in psychology and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has made it her mission to help others Build More than Just a Body™
IN THIS EPISODE...
♥ Background on her story
♥ What made Celeste want to go back to competing
♥ Celeste's methodology / philosophy when it comes to having aesthetic / fitness goals
♥ How physique/weight loss goals relate to being more than a body
♥ If one can fully struggling from binge eating
♥ How to navigate the fear of slipping back into old disordered behaviors
♥Healthy measures and precautions someone can take to be proactive in prioritizing their mental health
♥ Warning signs on when to stop pursuing fitness goals
♥ Motivation tips and tips for success
RAWring Twenties Podcast is presented by eBay, the world’s best destination for discovering great value and unique selection EBay and Bleavpodcast [network]”
Hope you love it! Let us know your big takeaways :)
This week a client shared a win that hit home, she said her new found freedom with food has given her freedom to think, live, create, & use her time in fulfilling ways.
Before, she was obsessing about food; the next meal, macros, if food was prepped, fears, urges to binge, figuring out if she “should” eat things, guilt & lingering thoughts of food, if she could go out with her friends, her parents worrying...
She expressed that she couldn’t believe 2 weeks ago she couldn’t trust herself & she was justifying restricting / punishing herself as a “champion would” only to then binge later leading to a reinforced failure mentality.
I remember being like her
I judged myself for anything that wasn’t a “whole” food & put myself on a pedestal in an effort to feel “better” about myself while secretly feeling very trapped & unworthy of autonomy.
I found myself clinging to portrayed standards of an identity to justify disordered thinking & behavior as “reasonable”.
In my journey to healing my relationship with food I knew the goals & desires weren’t inherently “bad” but my intentions, thoughts, & behaviors were representative of a deeper problem.
I was experiencing cognitive dissonance.
One of my core values is freedom & yet I trapped myself into “norms” I had conditioned myself to believe were “necessary for success” only to find they were what ultimately made me prone to sabotage.
What I’ve found & now commit my life to helping other ambitious, “type a”, “all or nothing”, 1%ers, competitors...find is that, as with anything in life.
If you are in it for the long run you have to embody the lifestyle & sustain it which, like any other human endeavor, is best done with daily effort that aligns to core values, awareness & willingness to change, & acceptance that it actually isn’t supposed to look the same as others because we’re all so incredibly different.
To make peace with food, your body, & your goals you must make peace with yourself.
Develop a mindset that supports your longevity in pursuit of passions & achievements by learning about & applying for my 1:1 Food relationship coaching program: www.celestial.fit/foodfreedom
Just a few pics of my girls rocking the #BUILDMORETHANJUSTABODY mission makes me soooo happy!!! 😭😍🤩
I love to surprise my clients and members with gifts that remind them of the work they’re committed to and doing!
There is power in knowing our path & I made a commitment to give more to my girls that can bring them back to that!
It can be easy to scrutinize when we look in the mirror but wearing something empowering has always helped me interrupt the negatives and remind myself of what I’m REALLY doing and I hoped for the same for them.
I love all these photos because these are real women all committed to their inner growth and development as well as their outer achievements.
We are EMPOWERED and there’s nothing more inspiring to me than seeing women totally embracing the journey to becoming their best selves.
Making peace with food, your body, and your goals comes with making peace with yourself, where you are, and with what’s required to grow!
Women who love themselves enough to say yes to going the extra mile are forces to be reckoned with.
I’m so honored to be part of their journeys and I am inspired by all my girls every day!
If you are wondering if I am just going to start selling this Podcast with Purpose program from here on and only offering business coaching or development, I am absolutely not
I love this stuff, and am really good at this which is why I am offering it but this is actually the last you will hear about the Podcast with Purpose Program for awhile unless you inquire about it or apply at www.celestial.fit/PWP
The honest truth about podcasting is, anyone can do it which is great but also can make for lackadaisical effort
Real quick, I want you to take a moment to visualize something with me...imagine getting 100s of dms from your ideal client every month, Your request box filling up with story tags featuring screenshots of people sharing YOUR content.
You almost can’t believe it but it keeps happening, week after week new leads straight to you.
They fall in love with what you are doing and can’t help but share it with others.
You’ve started a movement & community with PODCASTING.
Who knew a simple vision to share from your heart would turn into something so much more fulfilling than you ever imagined?!
Like I said, It doesn’t require much these days to hit launch and get your voice out there.
But there’s a difference between producing content and producing content with a purpose.
Lots of people end up quitting their podcast because they don’t get what they thought they would out of it.
(Money, clients, fame, sponsorships, and an invite from Joe Rogan to bring the two most popular podcasters of all time into the same room-no doubt this man mastered the art of using his voice to do something he loved without any hidden agenda--that's the key!)
The problem for most though, lies in execution.
If you do not create your podcast to generate new leads, clients, fans, and opportunities then it will never scale to levels beyond your wildest dreams.
Sure, get your voice out there in a basic way and you’ll make a difference—no doubt. And you don't haveee to sell the crap out of your stuff on every episode, in fact you shouldn't have to if you are being genuine.
But getting your voice out there in an advanced, strategic, targeted way will help you to make an IMPACT with your influence that spans well beyond the play button.
Getting people to go from “tuning in” to “buying in” comes when you have a system that complements your incredible mission.
If you’re going to use your voice, use it to inspire others into action that you truly believe can change their life. If it's your coaching program, an event, a book, something you are affiliated with, or a fulfilling ideology, conversation, or approach to life then why not continue to encourage others to work with you if you are equipped to help them?
With that said, podcasting has been the biggest game changer for my business, and I am so grateful for that.
If starting a podcast has been on your mind, now is the time to make it happen.
Learn more and apply for the Podcast with Purpose program, here:
In the last 2.5 years in over 95 countries, approaching 1/2 a million unique downloads, and a raving community of fans, Confessions of a Bikini Pro Podcast not only changed many of your lives, as you have so thoughtfully and kindly share but it has also changed my own.
It’s helped me transform my business and mission in a whole new way. Since 2015 my mission has been to help people Build More than Just a Body but it wasn't until 2018 that I truly felt I knew who that mission was for...
When I saw an impact from the conversations being had on the show I knew my purpose was to truly revolutionize and support the bodybuilding community with my background in personal development, psychology, my own lived experiences, and now my continued education.
As a long time business owner, the dream was to always 'make it' as in an impact, with love at the core and freedom for myself and all those I get the pleasure to somehow touch. The podcast has allowed me to attract the best clients ever, get my name out to more people, establish partnerships and joint ventures, and harness greater communication skills and understanding of the community I love to serve.
The great privilege this is is not lost on me and I thank you all for the support along the way. Not many know this but I have been supporting other entrepreneurs, teams, and coaches in the development of their business. I keep it on the low because it has always needed to be natural and inspiring work for me.
With that said, I launched my Podcast with Purpose Program 1.5 years ago to help other passionate creatives, entrepreneurs, and coaches get their unique mission or ideas out there using their voice.
My program is built to support you in making an impact with your unique mission as well as developing a complete lead generation system around it to turn listeners into happy paying customers. Key word, HAPPY. I only offer this program publicly 2x a year since I give my all to every client, it is intensive work, and it's important that the people I do support are ready and willing to do what is necessary to serve their audience for the right reasons, hence the with PURPOSE.
I thought I’d share it with you guys on here because we have really been on this road together and if I can support you in making an impact too, it will only continue to foster such powerful connections.
Whether you want to start a podcast with your girlfriends, talk about random things in life that interest you, host amazing guests like I do, or review books and movies or writing! Whatever it is, if you have been itching to use your voice, why not now?!
To learn more about the PWP program and apply now, visit: https://celeste-rainsturk.clickfunnels.com/podcastwithpurposeprogram I'll look forward to reviewing your application and ideas and seeing if I can support you in making your vision a reality too!
Way back to when Confessions of a Bikini Pro Podcast was in its initial stages...no idea then what it would turn into now.
I didn’t even know if anyone would say yes to come on to the show in its baby stages (shoutout to all my amazing guests!!!) and I certainly didn’t know if people would like it since there wasn’t anything like it out in the podcast space yet.
I’m still taken back when people say it’s part of their vision board, goals, and dreams! Love how we can all be fans of each other.
All I knew was I had a passion to foster community and connection through vulnerable conversations highlighting the mental health, physiological, and life experiences of IFBB bikini professionals.
The goal was always to learn, inspire, motivate, & understand while shining light on a division in bodybuilding that is soooo deserving of it.
I would not have been able to grow it to over 471,288 unique downloads completely organically without all of your support and listenership!
Can we hit 500k and do a big giveaway soon?? What do you think?
Anyways, When you serve with passion and purpose the outcomes become so much more rewarding because they are bonuses to the bigger picture!!
Have YOU ever considered starting a podcast? I asked on my IG story yesterday and was surprised how many said yes but haven’t done so yet!
Whether or not you think 2 people would listen let alone thousands...YOUR VOICE MATTERS
If you’ve ever considered starting a podcast I encourage you to start taking action to make it a reality.
I remember how frikkin scary failure was to me—but that’s how I knew it was meant to be executed on.
So, What’s holding you back?!
Are you mentally prepared to start a prep...A diet... or a cut of any sort?
I see many female competitors jump right back into a prep or a cut to gain a false sense of security and control and ultimately when they complete their season, they’re surprised to find the problems are still there.
Unfortunately running from your mind will never bring you peace within it.
Let me be clear by saying there’s nothing wrong with enjoying prep or cutting or wanting to do these things.
But how successful will you really be if you haven’t first established a healthy relationship with food and your body in every season?
If the intention is to “clean up” or “fix” or “get more control again” or anything of the sorts, it’s likely not coming from the best place.
First of all, your diet shouldn’t even be that out of the norm from one season to the next
Sure one may have more rigidity and one may have for freedom but the underlying feeling & intention is what must be consistent for longevity.
Hopping into a prep without the mental capacity to do so creates some rocky grounds.
Even if you know you’re on point with a prep and would never slip up on prep...what about after?
What we do, think about, associate with, and continuously reinforce WILL influence our future.
Waiting until after your show or after your season or after anything is dangerous because it’s giving more and more time for the negative behavior & thought patterns to fester.
You may not realize the habits in prep are not setting you up for successful reverse but many do (constant ab checking, thinking you’re better than for having xyz instead of abc, staring down your measurement charts or scale, positively reinforcing only weight or measurement drops, thinking of the food you’re going to have post show & drooling over it all...and many more risk factors)
Which is why it is sooo important to take the time to focus on your mental health before jumping into a prep AND while in prep!
It takes conscious commitment every day.
Refer to the checklist to see a few considerations to make before a prep, then head over to www.celestial.fit/ondemand to learn more about the #BUILD MORE THAN JUST A BODY community & platform.