THERE IS NO ‘END RESULT’...
You can't take a pill to build what people build in a lifetime.
If you really want it you'll see that the value in the exectution far exceeds the destination.
If you expect to look like someone who has been working out for YEARS in 12 weeks and you’ve never picked up a dumbbell or tried meal prepping thennnn
You’re missing the whole point.
Because the people who continue to WORK even when they haven’t seen an immediate result, or as big of a result as they hoped to, are the ones who win in the end
The people who stop when things get tough, seem to go backwards, or slip up are the people who will never experience the true bliss of going after what they set out to accomplish
And the best part, those who continue the journey to their best self, learn that it’s not even a destination at all
It’s a state of mind.
That each day itself brings you a new best self. And it is not about arriving anywhere at all...
It’s about showing up for themselves everyday and reaping the benefit of doing so
The results WILL come when you stay consistent and hang on tight no matter how much the world shakes
But why hold on for a single moment when you can find joy in every moment it takes to ‘get there’?
How will you soak up the process today?
How have you been able to find more love for the execution than the originally sought after destination?
And how often have you set out to ‘achieve’ something only to immediately, upon achievement, set a new goal?
THIS is your moment
Capitalize on it now.
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I HATED COMPETING...
After my first competition, I still was not comfortable in my body, I felt like a failure, and thought bodybuilding was an evil sport
I thought it caused disordered eating/unhealthy relationships with food, body, & self.
But in reality, I had to take responsibility. When I reflected on my journey, I didn’t start bodybuilding from a positive place of love
Just like I woke up and looked in the mirror one day very unhappy.
I also had to look in the mirror years later and remember that this was on ME, not the sport
I didn’t compete again for a about 1.5 years. I spent that time really growing internally
I found ways to love myself
I heavily involved myself in business
I immersed myself in the personal development world
I healed my relationship with food, my body, and exercise
I found my mission on this earth of helping others to Build More than Just a Body
I wrote a #1 best-selling self-help book sharing EXACTLY what I did to create so much positive, loving momentum in my life to bring me great success in every area of life
And I was being featured on big stages, awesome podcasts, and some cool websites
I was so at peace with myself, in any and all shapes and sizes and weights.
I had a positive relationship with food and working out
I LOVED myself truly, through actions, thoughts, and behaviors
That’s when I decided I was ready to compete again.
In April 2017 I signed up wit team edge and I pretty much prepped for 52 weeks with about a 12 week off season after the first show back in the game
Fast forward to now; 5 more shows under my belt.
A PROFOUND love for myself, the sport, AND a deeper meaning to my mission
I am grateful for introspection and the power of mindset work
I love that I spend my days showing others the way to their most fulfilling life through the alignment of inner work and physical results
YOU CAN TRANSFORM YOUR THOUGHTS, BELIEFS, AND HABITS TO BECOME WHOEVER YOU WANT TO BE
Start with filling in the blank; I AM _____!
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Yesterday, I was on the phone with my mentors & I couldn’t stop myself from crying
I have such a clear vision but many hurdles to jump through and They were giving me the hard (necessary) truths
But I never give up on myself, therefore I’ll never give up on the people I’m committed to serving.
Since really focusing on the bikini competitor niche I find myself more emotional about making real changes in the industry
BEFORE girls start resenting the sport, rebounding, leaving competing forever, or feeling totally uncomfortable around food, in their body, or around others
It breaks my heart to know that many women struggle with their body image, relationship to food, or with self-acceptance
But haven’t received the full support needed to CHANGE this (not just get through it)
A reverse diet isn’t going to solve your relationship with food
A competition prep isn’t going to solve your relationship with your body
And a trophy or pro card is not going to validate you as a person if you have not yet found validation for who you are within
I’m taking a stand for competitors. I’m willing to put in my sweat equity to make a real difference.
I want competitors to know they can be 110% in competing and 110% at peace with their body, food, & themselves as a whole.
WE ARE ALL WORTHY OF TRUE INNER PEACE AND SELF-LOVE
I’m committed to doing the work to be of greatest service to the people I love to see shine, the people I feel connected to
I have invested over $34,000 of my own money into personal development
I’m worth all the time, energy, & effort it takes to reap the return as well (Never in debt)
Even though I am always going to be my main priority.
I don’t do this just to be my best me & sit around twiddling my thumbs like “ok ya I feel good”
I INVEST IN MYSELF SO I CAN BE MORE INVESTED IN YOU
What do you see as the biggest struggle that competitors have? (On or off of prep!)
I’d love to hear your thoughts as I work diligently to bring my solutions to these people I love❤️
PS This picture means so much to me as it was taken the day I truly fell in love with this sport at Musclecontest August 2017 TheFitExpo show with my Team EDGE
You are allowed to love your body and want to change it at the same time!
I would even say that you should never strive to change your body until you fully love and accept her.
THEN embark on the journey for change.
It will come from a much healthier place that breeds room for fulfillment, peace, and satisfaction along the way.
If I could go back in time I would have told my younger self this.
I know she would have been able to have more freedom in her body, around food, and in the clothing she wore had she just loved herself enough to acknowledge her power from the start
Love has always been the answer. I think it’s the micronutrient we all need to spend more time tracking 😉
This is why my mission and business is to help others “Build More than Just a Body” 🥰
Let’s Start right now!
Take a moment to look in the mirror
Lock eyes with yourself
Place your hand on your heart and one on your stomach
And just breathe with the intention to connect with your soul and hear what she needs right now.
See the parts and pieces of you for what they provide to your life and being.
Recognize how incredible you are inside, and out.
Rewrite loathe with love and discover all the deeper sides of you that cannot be seen, only felt.
Then express love, “I love you” to your own self and carry that energy with you in every action you take.
This makes fueling, moving, and choosing for your body much easier because it comes from your desire to care for and love yourself...
Instead of just a place of wanting to change, manipulate, and fit into a standard you’ve made up for yourself.
Let me know how this goes❤️
Struggling with body acceptance and self-love driven action? Want to make peace with yourself?
I’d love to help you with this.
Let's set up a time to hop on the phone and do a mini breakthrough session where I walk you through a specific exercise / practice to help you release or overcome a struggle you are dealing with.
We can get into the details off of this blog post
if you would like to take me up on this I’m willing to set aside 5 time slots for free mini sessions.
Just CLICK HERE to get yours
If your mindset isn’t on point then nothing you do will be maximized, or benefited from, at its fullest possible potential.
The way you feel impacts the way you function because everything starts within.
You cannot achieve anything externally without an internal environment that is ready to receive and process it.
When you have self-love, you have belief, desire, discipline, and the will to commit to yourself every day no matter how you feel.
This means you’re no longer an after thought to everything around you!
You become the main priority and see yourself as the catalyst for creating all that exists around you.
How will you choose yourself?
How will you challenge your own limiting beliefs?
How will you raise your own frequency so everything & everyone around you begins to level up with you?
Sometimes competitors get so caught up in the numbers.
Number of weeks till showday, number of pounds, number of inches, number of trophies, number of grams, number of macros (you get the point)
But during the off season, we have an opportunity to learn more about our body, give ourselves more time and grace, and have purpose without a destination.
We can focus on building our weaknesses without focusing on not being good enough by x time.
We can focus on improving our health without focusing on not looking lean enough.
We can focus on our life outside of the tunnel vision of prep mode without focusing on not being ready.
I’m not an advocate for slacking! But sometimes a break is the best thing we can do for our mind and body.
In work, business, school, and especially competing we tend to get so focused on “arriving” that we can end up with a ‘less than our best’ result.
It would be crazy to never give kids a recess, pilots a co-pilot, long distance drivers a rest stop, swimmers a breath...and so on.
Resting and resetting allows for better performance.
They never stop moving in the right direction, they just recognize the value in taking a moment to breathe!
In this off season, I had no show dates in mind (and still don’t)
I just have health restoration and balance of hormones as my main goal.
And so far, so good in this goal of mine. It hasn’t been a necessarily “smooth” process but it’s been an expansive one that has opened me up to so much more in my business and life!
If you haven’t listened to my latest podcast with Jacky Gomez that came out today, we talk about some of her own struggles post show with her health after competing so many times so closely (sounds familiar!)
You can listen to “Confessions of a Bikini Pro” on any podcast streaming platform you like or HERE!
I also share some of the practices, beliefs, and shifts I made to make the off season more enjoyable and fulfilling for me while seeing my body change;
In my free 7 day post show personal development coaching series. Want access?
Click HERE 🙂
There is nothing superficial that can make you feel alive the way the sound of a heartbeat, fresh air filled lungs, smell of a new bloom, a kiss, or intense laughter can.
How do you incorporate more of those things/moments in your daily life?
There’s sooo much within ourselves and in the natural world or between one another that can help us feel the beauty of life!
Beyond all the amazing things you’ve earned for yourself, bought, or have (Since those things are all still amazing & deserve sooo much gratitude and pride),
What else makes you feel hopeful or grateful for life or just totally present in the moment?
Let me know in the comments⬇️💙😊
“110% All or Nothing” should never just be about following a plan
The only way you can give everything & more is when you spend just as much time on the inner work as you do the physical results
You may be the judge every day, and your check-ins with your coach may be all positive, and things might look good on the surface...
But when it’s time to step on stage, in front of the panel of judges making the decisions...
your energy, poise, peace, excitement, identity, and inner transformation is going to do the most of the talking
If you can’t get up there and show how much you have given and OWN your awesome with this undeniable energy that you gave your ALL to:
Every minute of cardio, every back ache from posing, every meal, every recovery session, every physical execution of the process...
Then your chances of winning plummet
Not only will you feel a loss within yourself because you didn’t do everything you could
But also because the judges will smell your fear, see your doubt, and be distracted by negative energy before anything else
If you really want to set yourself apart on stage...do what most won’t.
Make time to align your inner state to the physical results you desire.
Do the mindset, personal development, energy, and identity work
If you don’t know how, but want a good place to start, contact me letting me know you so this blog and I’ll hook you up with a powerful exercise I use for tapping into the energetic frequencies of my higher self and my goals
Aside from killin the physical work, These mental practices have helped me place top 3 or top 5 in every show too.
Can’t wait to see who takes it beyond surface level and works on the stage presence that starts within!
BEING ON PREP IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR BEING AN ASSHOLE
Just because you were able to create a competition body doesn’t make your life and yourself amazing or even successful!
So many people say competing requires a TON of sacrifice. But I just don’t see it that way... hear me out
I see a lot of choices and new proper prioritization to reach goals yes.
But it’s still possible to have fun with friends & family, be kind, leave your ego or hunger outside of your personal life, go to school or go to work, and just be an overall good person.
If prepping and competing means you turn into a crazy bitch who doesn’t care about anyone accept herself and can’t be nice, have fun, or recognize when they need to chill...then you’re nothing but a person with a good body (maybe!!!)
If you’re going to prep, recognize that it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice people and fun or good energy....
It means you have to use allll the energy you’re putting into yourself and your goals to step up and be even more present for the world around you
Competing should never take away from your life.
Competing should never make you a worse person.
Competing should not be a drag.
If it’s any of those things,
You either should not compete
You need to learn how to maintain a level head, soft heart, and peaceful soul
Regardless of any ‘sacrifices’ you need to make.
NONE of them have to be family, friends, or YOU
It can be tough sometimes, trust me I know!
But take the time to be more aware, take the time to express love and care if you can’t do/go/be somewhere, recognize the way others feel and take the time to speak truth instead of being harsh
To do any of this;
You need to love yourself above all else and love the lifestyle.
Click HERE to find and to download an 18 ways to love yourself printable!!
Or you can even up a free breakthrough strategy coaching call to chat with me for 20 minutes on a struggle you’re having with self love or mindset!
*this photo was taken a few days after one of my competitions this is not me now. I really need to schedule a photo shoot!!*
I AM SO GLAD I WENT THROUGH THIS...
Lately I’ve just been feeling totally on fire. On fire with my workouts, my nutrition, and my business.
But, I know it’s no coincidence that I faced some very tough times from September-December that I’d come out stronger and more creative than ever now.
After my show I struggled a lot! I honestly didn’t think I would. I did sooo well for the first couple weeks then shit just sort of hit the fan.
I spent so much time confusing myself and trying to be perfect that I did the exact opposite.
I stressed over problems I faced and tried to fix them super fast which led to a less than conducive result.
But I don’t regret any of it.
I don’t regret taking some time off measuring every morsel of food, following a very specific meal plan, or gaining weight.
I don’t regret any binges, even though it had been forever since I had one.
I don’t regret any negative thoughts or self talk.
I don’t regret trying everything to get my period back even when it meant faster and greater fat gain.
I don’t regret spending hours trying to make myself the perfect plan.
It taught me something that I needed to see and probably wouldn’t have been soooo aware of had I not gone through it.
I realized that I had been putting my needs on the back burner in terms of beliefs and mindset.
Everything I was teaching to my clients or even through my content were lessons that changed my life in the past!
Yet I was sooo resistant to applying them because I knew it was going to be painful and my brain said, “it’s so much easier to be in this pain than that one.”
But after suffering, I said “EFF THAT! I’m tired of feeling this way, this isn’t me, this isn’t my life! This isn’t my story!!”
I knew I deserved to feel better and I have a mission that deserves me (and needs) showing up at the highest level possible.
I thought of all the competitors who struggle post show, I thought of all the girls who can’t bear to look themselves in the mirror, feel comfortable with their body changing, or be able to enjoy themselves and food.
I thought of all the nights I cried, the doubts I had, the moments of pure frustration and guilt.
I thought of every time I begged others for validation, wanted to punish myself, compared myself to other people.
And i knew I couldn’t sleep at night knowing I didn’t do my part in bringing peace to these women who are going through what I’ve been through.
I’ve held back sharing this as I thought I would be less trustworthy as a mindset, food freedom, and personal development coach.
But the truth is, my growth required some growing pains, and every single one of us is human.
No matter what we know, who we are, or what we study or do. We all have darkness and demons. (Unless u a robot)
And it’s a conscious choice daily to get through them!
Some days/months/years at a time are smooth sailing and sometimes you face a few storms.
But your strength, knowledge, and experience can help you navigate through the roughest seas.
And that’s when I thought about all the times a meditation, journaling, essential oil, reflections, rituals, breath work, energy and chakra healing, reading, bubble bath, alone time, nature, incantations, love, friendship, and passion work changed my state.
I’m not here to FIX anyone or anything, really.
None of us are.
But I am here to raise the level of self-love on this planet and teach the strategies and rituals and practices which work so more women can find freedom within their bodies, make peace with their mind, journey, food, and their lifestyle.
I made 2 somethings for anyone struggling with post-show blues or loving themselves.
If you click HERE you can find them!
One is a 7 day free coaching series for competitors struggling post show who want to mend their relationship with food, their body, and the transition to an improvement season!
The other one is a cute printable with 18 ways to love yourself through action :)
|Celeste Rains-Turk; Celestial_Fit International and Building More than Just a Body||