5 Questions you MUST ask Yourself Before Going on any Diet
1. Is my body actually guiding me to do this?
2. Will my body feel loved in this process?
3. Is this truly sustainable?
4. Will this make me feel healthy and empowered or restricted and guilty?
5. Why am I REALLY doing this?
For questions 1-4: If the answer is NO, then don’t do it. If the answer is YES, then continue to listen to your body and honor what it needs.
For Question 5: Are you filling a void?
Maybe there is an emotion, or maybe you feel you are missing something.
Or like this is the ‘only’ way, or maybe you just saw so and so from such and such do it so you might as well.
If there is no real good, solid, beautiful reason to do it then I urge you to take a deep breath and listen to your body!
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Celeste Rains-Turk: Celestial_fit
Building More Than Just a Body
#1: “Do I have to eat the same thing everyday?”
No, you can prep a variety of meals in advance in large portions and put them into big containers and dish out what you want when your body asks you for it.
#2: “Will meal prepping take a lot of time?”
More than likely, yes. But it isn’t unproductive time. I usually get strategic and put everything in the oven then go to the gym or do laundry or write a blog like this in the meantime while it is all cooking away.
#3: “Does it even taste good after 4 days?”
Yes. In my opinion, food always tastes good and I am a huge fan of leftovers so I don’t mind that my food was prepped four days ago. Though I normally prep every 4 days or so for freshness and fridge space lol.
#4: “I thought I was supposed to eat intuitively, does this limit me?”
No. it gives you options for when your body gives you a signal. No one says you HAVE to eat the fajita style chicken or the stuffed bell peppers. Do your thing. It will be there when you are ready. And if not, bring it to a firehouse or shelter, they will enjoy it 😊
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What's the point if you don't even love the body which houses your soul?
Love your body through action, thoughts, words, and however else you love to receive love!
Your body takes care of you day in and day out, make sure you're taking care of your body too!
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About a year ago I was taught that waking up at 5am was part of a successful persons daily ritual, therefore if I did not do that, then I couldn’t and wouldn’t be successful…(ha)
Anyways, I would force myself to wake up at 5.
At first it was all fun and empowering with sunrises and frosty grass and a sense of stillness and peace in the air.
There was something empowering about being awake and finishing 10 things before everyone else seemed to even wake up.
OOOOH this must be really working I thought.
Until, I couldn’t keep my eyes open at 1 pm anymore.
And everytime I went to my boyfriends house I would fall asleep while he was talking to me.
Or the way I would get cranky because all I wanted to do was nap but had 5 back to back calls.
And having to supplement with more food to try and sustain my energy leading to weight gain and bloating.
But why would this happen?
I thought 5am wake up was the key to more success, productivity, creativity, flow, and results?
Apparently, it isn’t.
I was totally OUT of flow.
My time of genuine productivity, creativity, and utter amazingness is actually very late at night, in fact I am writing this at 1:20 am on a Saturday night because, flow.
I had to embrace that my night owl ways could not coexist with the early bird worm catchers.
I really had to look at where I was going wrong.
Maybe I should try going to bed sooner?
Nah, I already know that won’t happen (seriously, I can rarely shut off at an early bed time)
Maybe I should just wake up later, like when my body wants me to.
But then I won’t be successful right?
I made the decision to just start letting my body wake me up when it wanted to wake up (unless I had somewhere to be of course).
I kept my morning ritual (at least the parts that felt fulfilling rather than draining) and I just tuned into what felt good for me.
You know, this whole success thing isn’t a one-size-fits-all type of thing.
It’s just like your body’s needs are different than someone elses.
We have to honor, love, and embrace what our body needs and what our souls thrive on.
I knew my soul loved being up late at night working away and I also knew that my soul loved having the freedom to wake up as she pleased and be ready to face the day the moment she did.
I really hate that drag your feet out of bed and ‘do the work’ feeling.
I am more of the jump out of bed because you are a badass who is excited about life and just can’t wait to get shit done type of a person.
So, I embraced that.
I wake up at a decently early enough time to not feel like I missed most of my day. (usually I am up between 7 and 8 naturally)
I go to bed when my body tells me to.
I take naps.
I listen, love, and honor even the littlest things.
The more in tune I am with my body. The more in tune I am with others.
It’s time to connect with yourself.
What do YOU need?
What will help YOU grow?
What makes sense for YOUR success?
What creates flow in YOUR life?
You don’t have to follow the 'systems', the 'secret' strategies, the success 'hacks', or the fulfilling 'life guides'.
But you do need to follow your soul.
Your soul knows what you truly need to live a freeing, healthy, empowered, and fulfilling lifestyle; trust it.
If you are looking for a way to live more intuitively and trust your soul more then Comment ‘I'm In’ below to receive a complimentary session with me where I will personally guide you through a meditation that I love to use to feel reconnected to my body and aligned with my goals while loving where I am and who I am right now.
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What's amazing to me is that when the body is in Physical pain (ill, aches, broken bones, etc) people see a doctor.
But when the body is in desperate need of nutritious fuel, movement, and love, people don't address it until it becomes physical pain or kills them (#lovenudge).
Your body is going to function to the moment you die.
Your cells multiply on their own.
Blood is cycled on its own.
Muscles repair on their own.
Energy is broken down and produced on its own.
You breathe on your own.
You digest food on your own.
None of these amazing systems require YOU to consciously think about them or consciously make sure they happen. They just take care of themselves!
THIS HAPPENS DAILY. ITS A MIRACLE BLESSING BEAUTIFUL WONDERFUL ALL THINGS GREAT FUNCTION AND YET PEOPLE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT.
Even though your body is built to take care of you and house your beautiful soul, EVEN WHEN YOU DONT TAKE CARE OF IT,
Your body STILL needs you.
You can support your body with nutritious meals, movement which serves its growth and maximizes and pushes its potential, and thoughts which generate positivity throughout your whole being.
Not knowing how to, Or where to start, Or what to do IS NO LONGER A VALID EXCUSE. LIKE EVER. AT ALL (especially if you are able to read this right now).
So, take action and make things happen.
If it's not a passion for health and fitness that drives you allow it to be a passion for a healthy, empowered, freeing, and fulfilling lifestyle that drives you.
I don't have to tell you all this.
But someone's gotta get into action, and that's up to YOU!
Action takers: NOW is the time!
You got this.
You are so badass.
You are capable of so much more than you believe.
You are a living, breathing, miracle machine whether you choose to believe that or not.
You are worthy of all your own love and then some.
You are so beyond anything you could possibly imagine.
TREAT YO' SELF to some body lovin, healthy livin, super fulfilling, no doubt about it, empowerment and wake up the version of you who KNOWS you are capable, worthy, and deserving of so much more.
Again, now is the time.
This present moment is all that's guaranteed.
Will you seize it?
In Action = NO
Comment below and let me know that you are COMMITTED (not thinking about it or considering it) but ALL EFFING IN FOR YOURSELF.
Celeste Rains-Turk: Celestial_fit
Building More Than Just a Body
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IT NEVER STOPS. My whole body shook and I was crying feeling like a broken failure who apparently couldn't get anything right.
My whole body shook and I was crying feeling like a broken failure who apparently couldn't get anything right.
It was my last session with a spiritual mentor of mine and we had been peeling back layers and layers for weeks.
I had made such amazing progress in my mind. I was so proud of myself and felt so good and had such a bittersweet feeling in my heart.
I knew there would always be more growth to go through, more healing to be done, and higher levels of my soul I could tap into, though I don't know if I was ready for this.
I was on the phone with her and it was a great session, though I will be completely honest and say I felt this weird anxious feeling the whole time which I think is because I knew she had to be somewhere after and didn't want to take up a ton of her time which I think kept me from going even deeper.
But the call had taken a bit of a turn when I was asked about something sensitive which revolved around my root chakra.
For some reason something just went total walls up, guards up, don't talk about THAT part of you.
It was like something was in there, that I know needed to be released (and apparently still does because I am literally beginning to tear up while writing this note to you) but that WOULD NOT come out without a fight.
This is when I began getting extremely choked up, my whole body went weak, and my emotions were both charged and numb at the same time.
(I am telling you right now, as I write this my body is going into about 10% of what I was feeling that moment because of how much this impacted me)
I felt like such a failure.
Like all the work I had done internally; the meditating, the journaling, the clearing, the releasing, the rituals the reading, the studying, the unlearning, the realizing, the relaxing, all of it had actually not been ENOUGH for me.
I got mad for a second.
I felt like I was wasting my money and time because this call suddenly just didn't go the way I wanted.
I thought I was going to have some beautiful epiphany, breakthrough, or be taken through some amazing eye opening, block clearing, chakra enlightening experience yet here I was about to end my last session on such a terrible note.
The conversation went sour so fast.
I went sour.
I shut off, and the surface was scratched but there was no literal time for her to do the work with me, I was on my own.
But It was like I didn't want to.
I knew it was going to be painful.
I didn't know where to start.
and I certainly didn't want this to mentorship to end now.
We hung up.
I wish I could explain the way the whole thing went down it was as though someone was choking me physically, emotionally, and on a soul level.
I felt such a pull from everything and everyone.
I was sad and feeling broken and she knew it. I was just not myself. I actually felt so disconnected and fell into extreme old patterns of thought (which are scary and disturbing).
I cried my eyes out.
I get a call only 5 min or so later.
It was her.
She said she couldn't and wouldn't leave me feeling like that and she was sorry she touched on something so sensitive but she knew she needed to and because she felt called to and was given a nudge to, she did.
I mean, that IS what I hired her for and I didn't blame her.
But I exclaimed very choked up and enough tears to cover my sleeves and my shirt, something I would NEVER utter in a million years because I just NEVER believe this;
"I feel like I just can't get anything right and when I finally think I do it is like it just isn't enough and it never stops and I just feel like I always need to FIX something"
I know I am not broken.
I know I don't need fixing.
I know I am enough.
SO WHY DID I FEEL LIKE THAT?
I had to realize that there would always be shit to work through.
That no matter how much I do there will always be more to be done.
That because I am a soul that is committed to growing, developing, and getting so much out of this life of lessons to be learned, I HAD TO KEEP GOING.
So I do. Everyday.
There will never be a time where it all just stops.
There will be times of more ease, more love, more flow.
But I had to recognize that despite everything, there would always be more.
And I had to accept that.
I am writing this to you to let you know that there is always going to be 'stuff' to work through.
You aren't a failure because of it.
You aren't crazy because of it.
You sure as hell aren't broken because of it.
If anything, you are more ALIVE because of it.
When a challenge or weakness presents itself to you, even after putting so much energy into it, it doesn't mean you are incapable, or can never get things right...
...it just means you are growing and the universe or anything you believe in has revealed this to you because you are meant for so much more and to get to the life you desire and to have the feelings you desire and to be able to carry out your purpose and mission as you desire, you need to realize what has been revealed and work through it with love and compassion and empathy for yourself.
I know you might be wondering where to start.
The first step is always always always self-love.
Take the first step and the rest will sort itself out.
YOU ARE WORTHY, DESERVING, AND CAPABLE OF SHIFTING TO LEVELS YOU MAY NOT EVEN BE ABLE TO FATHOM RIGHT NOW.
Let's go within.
Let's do the work together.
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Something I have always been very sensitive to is the energy which someone carries.
It is not far fetched or outside of the box to say we give off energy as it really is science.
Sometimes the energy we carry changes and can change in an instant.
Ever notice that you can't pin point what it is about someone but you just can't seem to click with them?
Or the person who is so different from you but there's just something about them you can't stand but love?
Start paying attention to the energies you are not only attracting in your life but the energies your soul is trying to protect you from.
Listen closely and when you get the push to stay away, stay away.
When you get the nudge to stay and a pull towards the energy, allow yourself to connect and pull in.
Always be mindful of the energy you carry as it will begin attracting other vibes on the same frequency.
You are a powerful magnet. Sometimes your charge pulls, sometimes it repels. But you are always strong and your ability, your energy, is never compromised.
I remember a time when I was pretty content with my life.
I was able to eat pretty much anything without any issues and my physical activity was really only sports and hiking.
I was healthy, there is no denying that and I am not going to lie to you and say I wasn't.
BUT, one day I made a massive realization as a question popped into my head which led me to wonder:
'Yeah, but imagine how much better you could be if you actually; ate healthier, trained even more outside of practice, and tried meditating or something like that...'
I had no idea where to start.
But the point is, I did.
And by taking the action, I learned a lot of lessons, I made a lot of mistakes, I walked a lot of paths, and I found my way.
I have no doubt that that question popped into my head so that I could not only take initiative of my life, but help others do the same.
If you have no idea where to start, the best thing you can do is listen to your body and trust that it will guide you to make optimal choices.
In my case, I sought out the answers, got the help I needed, did everything I could to make it happen (including getting a job to pay for a gym membership), and stuck with it.
You don't have to become a passionate, die hard like me.
But you owe it to yourself to start.
Because, imagine how much better you could be if _____.
And this works for all things in life.
Trust me, YOU GOT THIS.
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Celeste Rains-Turk: Celestial_fit
[DAILY RITUAL-MINDSET JOURNALING]
There are a lot of people who wonder about how to develop a ritual or where to even start.
I decided, I'm just going to give you mine. This is something I was taught by my old mindset mentor over a year ago and I have been using it ever since and applying the principles to all areas of my life.
(Some of what I share here varies slightly from what I was taught as we have to make things work for us and follow what feels good)
Much of what I have journaled on has come to life for me and I think I am doing a disservice to the world not sharing that with others given one of my core values is global impact, I am committed to making that happen (this is aligned action-will touch on this).
I wrote everything down that I am grateful for as such: I am so happy and grateful ______.
I find I write down the same things for the most part and then newer things that recognize recent events.
The HOW of this isn't what matters as much as just the energy of this.
Get in a state of true gratitude and allow yourself to feel what it's like to have and be receiving these things in your life.
This is when you answer the questions:
-"Who is the next level version of me that I want to step into?" (Think of the highest/best version of yourself in future tense--ex: I am fit, healthy, strong, and living a balanced lifestyle)
-"What does that version of me do everyday?"
-"What is my ideal life/lifestyle?"
Basically this is about visualizing and tapping into the highest version of yourself.
Not just about writing what you want or dream about or hope for but really getting into the energetic state of your next level self.
This allows you to begin feeling and embodying that energy so that you can tap into it and ask yourself, "who do I have to become in order to achieve this?" (That is a great question anytime you are looking to achieve anything in your life).
What are you looking to achieve?
What are some of your big goals?
What are some milestones you want to hit in life, biz, love, relationships, etc? (Ex: make x amount of money, be w someone who gets you, travel the world, etc)
Take your biggest goal first. Like the one that you have been wanting to achieve for awhile and journal a LOT on it. Just like you journaled on identity, you basically do that for this.
It's an intention that you're setting that it is coming to you NOW. The universe is working for you to make this happen NOW. It'll happen w perfect timing and this is why you want it to.
Questions you can ask in this phase;
-What would having/accomplishing ___ mean for my life?
-Why is having/accomplishing____important to me?
-What would this mean for my future?
#4 BELIEFS (I don't normally do this every morning. This is something I do when I feel I may have some serious blocks to work through or maybe have just had a realization through meditation or just day to day thought and self care that I want to solidify through journaling and belief setting.
-What do I need to believe in order to achieve what I desire?
-What beliefs are no longer serving me?
Then choose to release the beliefs which don't serve you and rewrite them into new beliefs that do support your journey.
If you find it difficult to shift start slow (I had to do this) some people can choose to believe something and it is instantly part of them while others sometimes still have the linger of the old belief or just can't firmly believe it yet.
When this happens resort to writing, "I choose to believe *insert belief that serves you*" rather than "I believe___" because the last thing you want is to feel like a fraud to yourself so choosing to believe something can help you to begin shifting that internal dialogue and thought pattern.
#5 ALIGNED ACTION
For me this is a to-do list but you can do this however serves you best. Just ask yourself;
-What action do I need to take today to get me closer to my goals?
-What feels good for me to do right now?
-What would the highest version of myself be doing right now?
Something that may help with this one is to think chronologically backwards and think about the steps you would've taken to get where you want to be and take those steps.
The key is that it's aligned action, meaning it's going to get you closer to your goals rather than driving you away from them or maybe taking you off course.
That's my mindset routine :)
I have other forms of self love, care, and inner work that I do throughout the day to keep me on a high level but the journaling is something I would never give up and attribute much of my breakthroughs and success to as it keeps me on track.
I love mentoring others to their success through inner work. I believe that everyone is capable of whatever they desire in life with the proper focus and mindset.
I understand how strange it can be at first. When I entered the world of mindset work, my whole life changed. When I hired a mindset mentor there were a lot of deep shifts made and when I went through courses myself, even more to learn and grow through. And as a mindset coach to many worldwide, I love witnessing the powerful (and quick) shifts I make with my clients in a breakthrough session.
I would love to invite you to work with me in a capacity which you feel most called to. I work with a limited amount of people 1:1 per month for mindset work as I also have my Building More than Just a body clients who have this focus as well so I never spread myself to thin as I am committed to being there fully for you.
If you are interested, just contact me to let me know that you are and we can chat and see if we are the right fit or each other and see what we can accomplish.
Otherwise, if you benefited from this post or know anyone who will, please share it with them or post the link to your friends and family.
Let's all be open to more giving.
Celeste Rains-Turk: Celestial_fit
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Going to bed feeling sad and upset and like your world is crashing down is not a fun feeling.
When I was extremely depressed it was my normal.
I'd go to bed and often think about how amazing it'd be if I never woke up.
I would resort to sleeping when I was feeling really down because it was an escape from life, it was like dying without the death part.
I used to think this made me ungrateful for life considering my amazing family and all the blessings in my world.
But I believe that our sadness must not be compared to the sadness of another soul.
It breaks my heart to see people hide their emotions in fear that people will judge them for feeling the emotions given they "have a great life, what could possibly be wrong anyways?"
There are chemicals in your brain that just might not line up with the beauty of your life. You can't blame yourself for that. I had to learn this through therapy, research, and extensive inner work.
No one should have to suffer in silence with anxiety or fear that someone might say something like, "there are people who have it way worse than you, cheer up and be grateful"
Sometimes people get sad without any true understanding or reasoning for why; that's okay!
No one, in my opinion, should have to explain their sorrow.
We should embrace everyone who suffers with a loving and kind spirit and rather than seeking to understand why they might be sad, just help them through their darkness.
Every time someone told me that others have it worse, that only made me feel, well, worse!
As a person who wants all of us to feel love, happiness, and a zest for life; wanting to die, hurt myself, or curl up in a ball all day, I never felt like 'myself'.
Until I recognized that it was a part of what made me the brightest me I couldn't accept that darkness.
Once I accepted it I felt a sense of liberation.
I'm not talking about accepting it as your reality, but rather loving that dark side of you and choosing to take the necessary action to shed light on it.
I had to shift a lot of beliefs, I had to change a lot of my actions, and I had to start loving on myself even in the darkest times.
I was no longer making war with myself, fighting feelings and emotions, but rather going through them and growing through them.
When you feel this way, remember, it is okay, you are allowed to, give yourself permission to feel so you can heal.
When you know someone who feels this way, embrace them and lend them an ear of empathy and try not to outwardly analyze or pry for an understanding.
I felt called to write this and hope it helps you or could help someone you know❤️