YOU CAN TOO!!!
I’m super excited for two past clients of my food relationship program who recently accomplished their goal of stepping on stage again.
There are so many times competitors come to me, binging, out of control with eating, criticizing their bodies, doubting themselves and their abilities and wondering if they’ll ever really be able to prep again.
Well, imagine how rewarding it is to overcome mental demands of the sport, commit to a prep, utilize all the tools and growth to your advantage, step on stage, and have a great show.
These are just recent two stories but there are countless!
There’s a reason I say in my Build More than Just a Body mission statement that “I am passionate about changing the industry so that competitors can have fulfilling journeys both on prep and in the improvement season. And that I believe that by prioritizing the inner work and developing a healthy mindset, competitors can have a more fulfilling journey…”
When I work with athletes on an individual level, we really uncover what’s going on beneath the surface, establish standards and commitments which serve them, focus on creating a deeper connection to a “why”, and of course the main focus is to address anything personal to them based on their expressed goals, paperwork submitted, and reports made throughout the program.
It’s 5 weeks long but it’s intensive for a reason.
I could not be happier to see them pursuing their dreams with more ease than ever before.
If you’re ready to take that step and work with me, you can visit www.celestial.fit/foodfreedom.
You truly are not a lost cause and you can overcome anything!❤️❤️
In my opinion, it’s less about what you eat & more about why you eat, how present you are with food, & how much you can not just listen to your body but respect her too.
I was very hungry the weeks leading into my most recent show. I found myself thinking of food more which I could accept given the circumstances rather than freak out about it.
After my show on Saturday my intention was to enjoy the experience.
We went to my friends’ fav Chinese food place which is known for th.eir soup dumplings
I have never had one before (old me would’ve never risked going someplace & eating something I might not like!).
We ordered all sorts of different items.
An old version of me, pre 2018, would have literally stuffed myself silly until the food was so high up in my chest.
If you’ve been there, you get it.
Binging always left me feeling horrible.
Eating so fast because I wanted to get as much of everything in as I could.
It was scarcity mentality.
Now? I’m intentional. I dish food onto my plate bits at a time, pause, drink glasses of water, make a conscious effort to listen to my body, & stop before I’m full full.
I let myself eat to satiation that is higher than what I’ve been used to in the weeks of meals leading up to the show but not overly far.
I engage in conversation & focus on how the food is nourishing and replenishing me to recover & fuel after so much work!
It’s important to enjoy yourself but remember, enjoyment is better experienced with comfort.
Once you go over a certain amount of food it can rob you of the experience.
It can be hard to put your utensils down, especially if everyone else is still eating but I have found my eyes are bigger than my stomach at that point & it’s much better to sit back & tell myself I can have more food later if I’m still hungry & that there will be leftovers I can enjoy in another sitting but now is about relaxing so my body can truly get what she needs from the food without overwhelm.
The key is to bring connection & presence.
Focus on your senses, how your stomach is feeling, the pace you’re going, & how engaged you are in the experience.
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This show was so small that I think I actually got to talk to the majority of the women who competed at least in some way even if only for a moment backstage.
Everyone was so supportive and uplifting of one another and it was so amazing to witness these athletes walking on and off stage fulfilling their goals!
It feels so good to connect so genuinely with amazing women in this sport.
I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to meet up with @whits72 and @dawsonflexiblefitness and
soooo happy to reconnect with @sherrypie who I met at the event @glamgirlbikini and I hosted in Arizona! It felt like a full circle moment to see sherry not only hit the stage but sweep the show!
I am grateful to have also chatted with @livinluvlee415 and @sami.g.fit :) you both are amazing and I hope to see you in the circuit again soon❤️🤗
If you have the chance to talk to the other women in this sport at your shows definitely take the time to do so!! It feels really good to know there are others who “get” this sport and are just as “crazy” (driven) as you!🙌🏻🙌🏻
This event is Hosted by @team_bombshell_news@bombshell_news but not exclusive to team bombshell athletes!
I will be contributing with a 30 minute presentation on Friday followed by a 30 minute interactive breakout group and on Saturday I will be contributing a full one hour presentation
I will be going over all things mental health for competitors! Discussions on food relationship, body image, identity, self-concept, goal setting, and MORE
Can’t wait to share the stage and learn from all the other amazing contributors!
Tickets are on pre-sale now at a reduced price on BOMICON.COM
I’m personally super excited to attend the event as well because there will be so many opportunities to learn from industry leaders and get direct feedback too! Considering it’s a week before USAs I’m pretty stoked about that too!
I have put the link in my bio to live events I’ll be speaking at in that section of my bio list so you can also go there to reserve a spot / pick from the various package offers!
CANNOT WAIT TO MEET AND SEE YOU ALL!!🤗✨🤗
The Best is Yet to Come!
Day 1 of working with @seeyoulaterleaner is in the books and I couldn’t be more excited and happy!!!!
Adam transformed my hormone health a couple years back, blew my mind when I interviewed him on my podcast each time he came on, and has been very supportive since we connected
Working with Adam was a very well thought out decision but not a hard one
I’ve loved watching all his YouTube videos, I have admired many of his athletes, and reading his posts
It was incredibly difficult for me to leave my previous coaches because they’d become like family to me over the last five years but it was time for me to make a change and I’m so glad adam could take me on!
I have no doubt that under his guidance I’ll achieve all my goals and more
I have a lot to learn and embrace but the commitment to follow through has not wavered
I am excited about all the new data, training style, full macro approach, and the super in depth tracking being done
I feel this approach is exactly what I need at this point in my journey
I am stepping into the next level version of myself as an athlete that has been calling for me and I was finally prepared to answer. The best is yet to come!
I am so blown away by the Amazing amount of support & love this community shares with me everytime I compete & genuinely just daily throughout the journey. I’m really grateful To all of you
I want to express my sincere gratitude to @teamedge1 for all their support & guidance over the years & I want to thank @ingridromero1 for the amazing suits I get to wear on stage. Your generosity is boundless
I want to thank my boyfriend @robbiethelifter for being the most encouraging, patient, loving, empowering, understanding man through all my amazing days & all my horrible days. Next to myself, he probably sees the most of what I’ve been & go through & i can imagine it’s certainly not always easy to be my bf given so many facets of my life but he always shows up for me with a smile which I just can’t be more thankful for
Thank you to my sister @graceeeeee3 for being my calm & my courage. Through everything we have been through, you get & see me & encourage me in ways i cannot put in words (it’s much better as a feeling anyway)
You & dad are driving factors for me every day when i wake up & think of you both & how much your love & acceptance means to me
Dad, thank you for believing in me since the start, Im sure you never imagined the conversation in your office almost a decade ago about me getting a trainer would turn into this one day!
Thank you to my bestie @creation_movement & her fiancé Brian for having us at your home. I wanted to compete at this show so we could have a fun weekend together & it’s been nothing short of awesome so far. Rachael, your support day in & day out no matter how many times we have the same conversation about my competition things is so genuinely valued
I would also like to shout out my incredible friends & also my gym family in AZ. Every day was made better by the encouragement of you all
Thank you so much to @spectrumfitnessproductions@musclecontest for making this show happen. I had a fantastic experience & will be back soon
Yesterday I placed 2nd out of 2 competitors in my class. So technically got what I went for which was an NQ but I plan to bring more conditioning to the next show
More to come in future post!
This is why I do it!
The words of my clients are more validating than anything because my service is all about them.
If it wasn’t for my clients trusting me, I wouldn’t be able to do this.
I love being a witness and guide in client breakthroughs around food relationship, body image, identity, and overall LIFE!
If you’d like to inquire about ways to work with me you can DM me anytime!
WHERE AM I GOING NEXT?!
July 22 I’ll be at the @bombshell_news Bomicon event in Las Vegas (bomicon.com) on food relationship, body image, identity & goals, & mental health for athletes
August 6 I’ll be in New York speaking at a business seminar @online_supercoach
September 15-18 @teambossbodies will be having me at their fitness retreat in Daytona Beach which is open to competitors & non competitors. There will be intimate breakouts with me to cover all things mental game 🤩 you can sign up for that now at teambossbodies.com/retreat
Then @hollyfitatfifty_ifbbpro is planning an event in Denver on October 15th for women (outside of the competition world) for me to speak to about food relationship, body image, mindset, life!! You can DM us for details too as we plan this
Next up I’ll be hosting an event with @lexiemait in the fall which is gunna be AWESOME for competitors mixing build more than just a body with Lexie's knowledge of nutrition, fitness, prep, & lifestyle & more for athletes!
Then rounding out the year with an epic week leading into the Olympia with @teamelitephysique where he will be hosting different contributors at the contest prep center to come & share insight & IO'm so grateful to plan a little something something there ;) more details to come
I am also putting final touches on my very own Psychoeducation support group and mastermind for athletes that will begin in January (enrollment will start this fall!) if you want more info specifically on this group, feel free to visit celestial.fit & fill out the link on the home page.
You can be notified of speaking engagements or events I am hosting by visiting www.celestial.fit/liveevents
Pic from leading somatic mindfulness exercises at the @angelcompetitionbikinis fashion show expo!
Peak Week is Here!
I’ve definitely had doubts and worries and fears come in and out of my head knowing I’ll be back on stage on Saturday!
I find the battle to combat them has been harder this time than before.
Maybe because my expectations or the season ahead or hopes or because I’ve poured so much into this every day even through the darkest times of my life.
I must remember what defines me the most is my commitment and efforts and I’ve executed day in and day out which is what matters most.
After checking in today, I felt really good.
And I have a LOT to be excited about beyond the show this Saturday.
And even more to be proud of myself for.
Yesterday I cried thinking about how last year around this time I was really contemplating what all of “this” was really for after I lost my mom.
But I kept showing up for the happier future version of myself and the version of me that set this goal and dream in motion and said to herself “no matter what”.
I have worked so hard to build something better than my last.
This next show will be an amazing experience and I can’t wait to see what all the rest of the shows over the next 11 weeks brings.
I’m hoping to do 1-2 more before USAs.
I have so many things I can’t wait to share with you guys too!
This has been a HUGE mental prep for me beyond any before.
From big decisions, to body being different, to what I mentioned before, just a LOT on top of continuing to progress in my masters program and my business.
The theme I am realizing I must reinforce to myself is to be proud, be grateful, be kind, and have fun.
Not every show will be exactly what you expect and some shows you might prove yourself wrong.
So Believing in myself regardless of the critical voice in my head is important.
I know that voice serves a purpose and has helped me push, grow, evolve, learn…I also know the difference between bullying myself or supporting myself effectively with encouragement and realism.
It’s even easier to do this with the amazing support I have around me.
This sport, this journey, everything I’ve done since I started “fitness” has been to #BUILDMORETHANJUSTABODY
I’ll be doing the @spectrumfitnessproductions@musclecontest contra costa 🤗
I understand the demands of being a competitor, an athlete, and a person in the fitness world.
When your head is cluttered with thoughts of food, eating, or guilt, you have less energy to invest into the goals you truly care about.
Many people will say you can’t compete and have a healthy relationship with food but they’re so wrong! You can!
Especially if you’re willing to do the work and break patterns, beliefs, associations, and sometimes even norms that do not serve you.
It isn’t as easy as dieting strict and being on autopilot only to binge or struggle the rest of the year…
But it sure makes it easier long term and supports structure, adherence, longevity, and control from a self-loving and mindful place vs restrictive, judgmental, or critical one.
In my free food relationship coaching program you’ll get 8 in depth workshops and you’ll receive daily support from me (which people have thought I’m crazy for but I love this stuff so I’m here for you to offer feedback and support if you choose to take advantage of it) plus you’ll get some bonus content offered throughout if you stick it out!
You can learn more and start the program now at www.celestial.fit/foodseries.
Can’t wait to support you! If you have any questions, let me know :)