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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!
Welcome to my Blog
I write a new blog almost daily! Feel free to comment, share, and connect with me! I love hearing from my readers!
I’m tired of being small.
I am lifting heavier than ever to gain muscle and be competitive.
I don’t care if I fail or get sore or cramp up or am hungrier.
I want to play the long game and I want to win the games I play which means I have to be stronger and stay adaptable.
That score sheet gets tallied every single day so if I don’t show up for myself then I have to self evaluate, learn, find a better way to show up, and commit.
Because if I wanna be pro I have to let go of the amateur shit.
“It is necessary to take note of what you love about your badass best self.
Keep in mind, you do NOT have to wait until you are 100% this person
We are consistently and constantly growing so you’re always going to find ways to progress and change over time.
It is important that you step into your best reality, what you really want to see yourself become, and acknowledge what you love about yourself as this person.
This will give you even more reason to step into this identity daily.
Since you love yourself, & we like to feel loved & appreciated, it will be a great emotional driver & connect you more to your reasons, why’s, & actions.
You wouldn’t want to hate who you become so recognize now what it is you love about this next level version of you.
When taking the time to do this, know that you have limitless possibilities so forget about the “what if‘s” or the “when I...” & put more focus into the NOW rather than the HOW.
You have made this decision that this is who you are, who you are becoming and growing as. Appreciating this version of you will get you more excited to embrace the growth.
When we refer to ourselves in love, we can generate even more love to support the journey!
There is nothing wrong with loving yourself, but there’s everything wrong with hating yourself.
Step up to the plate and give yourself what you deserve!
Thinking of this as a future tense scenario will not serve you or better you though.
Remember, this is now, this is happening, you’ve already decided! It’s time to accept this version of yourself today so you can be more like her in each future moment.
So give yourself some credit, because if you can write about how much you yourself as the future version of you, then there will be a lot to be proud of!!
With that said, how do you commit to loving yourself as this bad ass you?🤔💭”
Taken from a chapter of my best-selling self-help book, “Believe your way to Badass”
To purchase the book, visit Amazon or Barnes & Noble & search “Believe your way to Badass”🧠✍🏻
@avroraprofit asked me questions about the book on her podcast “Vegan Talks” too if you wanna hear about when & how I wrote it!
Have you ever experienced any of these? Or maybe you’re worried about rebounding?
It does NOT have to be your normal
There are competitors who don’t rebound
Perfection may not be achievable but following through on YOUR commitments and expectations can be possible when formulated with intent and conscious understanding of your situation, needs, and goals on and off stage
I developed a full 8 week personal development program specifically to support you through the post-show experience to prevent your mental dilemmas and downfalls, empower you to face challenges head on, and equip you with necessary tools and psychoeducation to make sense of the funk or the transition phase
You can learn more about that on my website or by DMing me.
If you’d like to join the free coaching program first, you can get access to that on my website as well.
Visit www.celestial.fit for information and resources!
I did not expect my body to grow so much since my show in December.
I’ve been on point with my commitments to myself, my reverse was solid & continues to be, & I’ve been pretty much in a maintenance with food for weeks now because satiety is good & I’m eating well and my weight is still going up.
I’ve been doing progressive overload every week with the exception of getting sick, losing my mom, and traveling for it.
I am proud of how everything has gone for sure. Especially with the challenges I’ve faced.
But I will admit I had this idea that I’d maintain a leaner body for longer because I had no problem doing this through last years prep show co to the vid delays. I haven’t. And that’s okay!! My body needed and needs to recover & I’m improving in many ways.
Some days I absolutely love where I’m at and shake my booty and love the shape and curves & other days I’m like ugh I’m gaining too much & I just keep going up and I don’t get it.
But the bad body image days come and go and I have the tools to work through them. Doesn’t make them easy when they come up but it does make it easier to move through.
What helps me is remembering what I’m doing, why I am doing it, and the phase I’m in.
I accept that if I’m doing the best I can and honoring my commitments to myself then I can be proud of myself.
I’m starting to set other goals now too to tap into my competitive side and to give myself some more things to focus on and work towards.
This improvement season is about building a competitive physique. I have to build muscle to do better on stage.
I’m also focused on other things for my health like continuing to get my period, being on top of my supplementation, experimenting with different types of food & having more whole food meals, toning down my cardio & enjoying more time in the mountains or outside, releasing attachment to perfection, accepting that my journey & body is different than others, and continuing to face & overcome any mental barriers that could prevent me from being my best in the future.
You cannot plant seeds, walk away, and expect them to grow.
If you want the harvest, you have to be willing to tend to the garden which could mean you will need to pull some weeds along the way.
Being prepared to do this will allow you to reap a greater reward than those who are not prepared to.
What seeds are you planting or have been planted that need your attention?
What weeds may pop up along the way that you need to be ready to pull?
What will you do once the garden has bloomed to make sure you continue to benefit?
Hope this inspires some journaling prompts or introspection!
I am kicking off a 5 day Success and Ideal Life Identity Coaching Series for my #BUILDMORETHANJUSTABODY on demand mindset coaching platform members and all 1:1 clients this weekend. I’m so excited!!
Many of them are business owners, parents, medical professionals, employees, students, among many other roles.
The goal is to support them in not just outlining their ideal life but in finding ways to step into it now!
If you’d like to join us the best way to start is by hopping in the on demand mindset coaching platform which you can do at www.celestial.fit/ondemand
See you in there!
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You are not in this alone, there are tons of resources, and it is okay to use them! You’re no stronger if you don’t and no weaker If you do.
If you are facing challenges now, please know you are worthy of resolving them. The price you’re paying to live in suffering is far greater than the price you’ll pay to resolve it.
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In studying psychology and clinical mental health counseling, I consider it part of my “job” to support others in their journey to mental peace.
Today I was thinking about how in competing what can be your best in one moment can be the exact look you’re trying to beat in the next moment.
I love that we can be happily achieving, land at our best, and still feel compelled to say “I am now prepared to do more and be better”.
Bodybuilding seems to halt the celebration of “arriving” for the satisfaction that comes from striving.
I appreciate that about this sport.
You can be happy, proud, and content while still knowing you’re ultimately going to be demanding more, capable of more, and hungry for more.
Do you experience this too?
Sometimes personal development looks like getting out in nature, jumping on a zip line, and immersing into the present moment.
It’s difficult for me to open up about what I’m about to share because I consider myself a representation of the power of mindset work, daily routines, journaling, intentional self-care etc...
I haven’t been able to really journal since February. It’s been hard for me because it feels like my view of the world has completely shifted since losing my mom.
I haven’t mustered much strength to journal and when I tried to I felt I had to use it to process what myself and my family have been through but I couldn’t even really finish that.
In leaving for South Carolina I packed a new journal in hopes of picking it up each morning along with my commitment of tons of hiking and sleep.
I never journaled in it.
I want to, but it’s been difficult for me to focus on what I’m grateful for, what I’m working towards accomplishing, intention settings, and belief statements when my mind has this new heaviness that wasn’t previously clouding my existence.
I felt like life was so good, then one night changes everything and all sorts of new experiences become prioritized.
I’d say grieving, healing, being with family, dealing with life things, and putting all my energy into clients and business has been my priority.
I used to jump up to the sound of my alarm but lately it has been more wanting to lay and do nothing only to then get straight to work with clients and biz because that is the next necessary step in my day.
In the past when I needed a break from journaling it was more so because it felt like an obligation. Now it just feels like a huge brick wall is between me and writing a statement.
I know sharing this may change my behavior but what I am really trying to depict here is that personal development doesn’t always look perfect and pretty because life doesn’t.
Sometimes the best thing you can do is the only thing you can do; breathe, cry, sleep, talk to a friend, tend to a crisis, walk, lift, nourish your body...zip line, hike, laugh, speak loving, affirming, goal oriented statements.
You’re not a failure (I’m not a failure) for not picking up a journal & doing my empowering routine. It’s okay to do other things that fuel your growth or needs in the time & space you’re in.
I think it’s easy to give myself grace when I broaden my perspective and remind myself that the inner work is often times difficult or heavy and so much has been heavy and difficult that being present to my emotions & being willing to feel them, talk about them, and understand them is a HUGE undertaking that I can be proud of because what I’m going through is non-normative, unpredictable, and the best way for me to deal with it is by facing everything head on & doing things that make me FEEL alive and joyful or connected.
Be considerate of what you’re going through & honor that the most important thing is that you’re moving forward in the best way you can & your continuous efforts to expand will eventually unfold with appropriate timing but if forced it will only end up being a disservice.
I can celebrate my commitment to embracing and enjoying this experience with my family and the huge smile that being present allowed me to have.
It’s easy to compare ourselves to other people but the fallacy in this is that there’s always going to be someone with some attribute or experience you can compare your own too.
It’s not possible to completely stop caring what others think, it’s not even healthy since we are a species of community so acceptance & support of others aids survival, but the fixation on others opinion or beliefs about you can be detrimental to your progress.
Comparison tends to lead to extreme measures such as giving up or placing pressure on oneself that is not justifiable or realistic & can lead to unsustainable or unenjoyable behavior.
In doing so, the self-fulfilling prophecy ensues by which you end up proving to yourself you’re not “as good as” them or that person because you “couldnt” do it, when in reality, you just didn’t take the steps you needed to take based on where you’re at to accomplish the feats you set out to.
Comparison can be healthy in many ways as it might give you clues into better ways of living or new perspectives or even a direct contrast between where you are & where you want to be.
Of course, comparison isn’t meant to be about becoming someone else.
It can be utilized to your benefit though, if you seek out the themes & clues that you’re drawn to from another persons lifestyle or affect.
Maybe they appear to be stronger or more easy going than you. This doesn’t mean you emulate their behavior through mimicry.
Rather, you can ask yourself what keeps you from going with the flow? What ways are you holding yourself back in the gym? How do they approach their training opposed to how you have been?
Copying someone never leads to long term success because acting would be exhausting & you could lose yourself in the process.
It’s much better to introspect through self-awareness and evaluation so you can capitalize on your unique strengths, traits, and experiences!
Some journal prompts that may help you move through comparison:
1. What has led me to believe this person is more ideal than me?
2. What may have contributed to where they are? What may have or may be contributing to where I am?
3. What do I need to change today to grow at a compounding rate?
In an effort to #buildmorethanjustabody we have to be willing to go deeper than surface level & broaden our view on a problem.
It’s not usually about food. It can often be about identity, beliefs, life stressors, success indicators, goals, past experiences, conditioning, environment...so much can be at play.
Rachel dove head first with me day in and day out from the start!
Her trust in me as well as her willingness to explore difficult, uncomfortable, or even turbulent areas of her life and behavior ultimately allowed her to find herself outside of bodybuilding, find comfort and peace around all foods, trust herself more as an athlete to uphold her standards and commitments while wearing the many hats of her life.
I am so inspired by the women I get to work with and how much they are willing to immerse in an effort to emerge with a new outlook.
I often have competitors come to me who feel like things can’t really get worse, or they certainly don’t want them to.
This vulnerable and raw headspace ultimately can be the catalyst to so much change
Since growth is often uncomfortable, we have to have an intense desire to rewrite our reality.
I am so grateful for the clients I get to work with and am so happy to be celebrating Rachel’s success today!
Hope it inspires you to take action on your journey even if your plate is full, you deserve to prioritize your mind so you can show up feeling more empowered than ever.
To learn more about this program and apply to work with me you can visit: www.celestial.fit/foodfreedom