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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!
Was straight back to work yesterday with cardio and lifting. I feel like the fire in me is only growing brighter and hotter.
I haven’t reached the potential I know I have and I may never reach it because this sport is always offering new “betters” and “bests” to fulfill but that’s part of what keeps me going. It’s knowing I am committed to something that delays gratification while simultaneously providing it with every rep, meal, breath, posing session, check in…
I love this lifestyle and sport so much and capitalizing on momentum feels so good. I can’t imagine waking up and not chasing my goals.
Today I feel overwhelming gratitude that I have the opportunity to not only pursue my bodybuilding dreams but also business and career goals.
The next 6 weeks are going to be so busy for me but full of things which bring me joy.
Who else is feeling that get up and get after it no matter what energy?
@dennisjamesclassic was an amazing show!
I feel so incredibly fulfilled after this weekend!
The absolute best part was the genuinely incredible connection I had with so many of the amazing athletes and my friends.
The support I felt was overwhelming and every intention I set as far as fulfillment in heart was met.
I left feeling so much gratitude and excitement. I felt like I could go to bed knowing my why has been and is consistently fulfilled.
As far as How I did, I’m proud of the improvements made in a short period of time.
I couldn’t be more grateful for my coach @seeyoulaterleaner who was there for me day in and day out, supportive, thoughtful, deliberate in every decision with educational insight, and so on top of his game.
Not to mention passionate and genuine... I know that over the next 5 weeks we will only continue to dial in my best yet.
I never felt better going into a show. It’s no wonder I felt so damn good coming out of it.
Already was able to crush today and feel so much fire in my belly to be better because I want to achieve my goals and I just haven’t gotten where I want to yet.
This doesn’t mean I have any doubts I will though. I know my time will come.
For now, seeing these videos and photos is soooo rewarding because I felt much more relaxed, poised, and confident up there than my last show this season which is a win for me mentally and physically but I know I have much more to give. I received 4th in my open class & while i was hoping for more i know that i need to earn it & I respect the placing & am inspired to be better.
Thank you to those of you who came out to support and all of you who show love every day in this journey.
I have an amazing support in my family, Robbie, my gym crew, friends,
Team, and this entire community and so many of the amazing women i met backstage or at athletes meeting but didn’t get any pictures with- you all made this experience even more awesome.
THANK YOU. THIS SPORT IS MY LOVE BECAUSE I GET TO #BUILDMORETHANJUSTABODY
Are you stuck in the binge, guilt, purge, restrict, cycle?
Watch this video to hear a breakdown and assess where youâre at.
If youâre looking for support and guidance in your relationship with food, sign up for my free 7 day food relationship coaching series with psychoeducational support tools, videos, and worksheets.
âPlus if you send your work to me each day, Iâll provide 1:1 feedback. Super valuable if you ask me ;). Www.celestial.fit.foodseries
We have been recovering into this show with increase in food and reduction of cardio.
I feel healthy and happy and unstoppable.
It’s like a whole new beginning. I have no doubt this will be my best look to date and the kickstart to an incredible season that’s underway.
I’ve been prepping since November and prior to that took a year to build.
Finally I’m seeing what I built and work to push come through.
It’s rewarding and empowering.
Competing in bodybuilding is not about the vanity or the titles or anything surface level.
For me it is and always will be to #BUILDMORETHANJUSTABODY and represent, promote, and uplift others mental health through this journey.
This is a sport that tests and challenges you 365.
If you are willing to face it head on and come to terms with your shortcomings every day so you can be better, and then you do the work to be better, you will succeed.
Especially if success to you is about progression and showing up for yourself.
You deserve to believe in yourself and to feel like you’re a damn champion because you champion for yourself.
5 days out from the Dennis James Classic in Scottsdale, AZ!
Daydreaming about this upcoming weekend while enjoying all this prep continues to bring my life. I’m so proud of the work I’ve done, changes made, and growth that’s occurred. Nothing can be more fulfilling than that!🤗👊🏻🎊
Thank you all for your continued support in my journey. I’m so blessed to have such kind, empowering, thoughtful family, friends, and “followers” (I don’t think that’s a great word for it, feels off, you guys are more than that to me — anyone have a better word?)
So Much love, let’s kill the week❤️👊🏻
It’s inevitable to me that if a person loves the proper and consistent execution of something they’ve set their sights on and are aiming towards that they’ll eventually get where they’d like to be.
Regardless of circumstance or challenges or success along the way, the work becomes so meaningful and life giving that the vision evolves with you.
Instead of asking yourself what you want to achieve you might ask yourself what happens to you and your life when you achieve it?
The answer to this question can reveal resistance, motivators, and can give you insight into what energy could be embodied now to support the daily commitment to the dream.
It will be so engrained in you to show up that even though it may not be tangible, it’s presence will be known.
This is especially true for those of us who are always going after the next goal and the next goal.
By instead celebrating how we want to feel and who we become and what is made of our life, we can pay attention and notice signals that it’s happening as validation of our work above anything we hold with our hands.
I truly don’t know if there’s anything that’s made me happier or more content and at peace then pursuing a vision and feelings it’s presence so deep within me that I have no reason not to keep saying yes to what’s required to “get there” because in my mind and to my body, the experience of the pursuit is more consuming and enticing than any other experience.
The Intangibles like love and passion or peace truly transcend what we can touch with our hands or see with our eyes.
Some people are so afraid to lose that they never give themselves the chance to win.
But if winning is the main driver, you likely won’t be able to embrace the challenges that come with embodying the life and mentality of a champion.
Many people fantasize over “the moment” more than they do the stepping stones to get there.
Respecting the outcome requires respect for the process and that includes the shortcomings, challenges, difficulties, brick walls, confusion, inner and outer turmoil, missteps… but not everyone “wants” that the way they want the win.
I have been competing since 2015. I’ve done 10 shows and have had many a prep and improvement seasons. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve changed a lot. I’ve won. I’ve lost.
Others have told me it’s such a long time to have been competing without a really big result such as an overall win or a pro card.
Yes I want those things. But I want more to improve, feel empowered, live this lifestyle, earn it.
I do this because I love it, I want to show that you can have your mental health and compete, to represent overcoming & persistence, & it ADDS so much to my life!!
If it were about the end result only, I would’ve quit a long time ago.
I have faith that my time will come.
I also know that when it happens or “if” it happens…what matters more is that I showed up every day with a winning mentality no matter what.
I’ve been vulnerable in my journey, gotten on stage when I wasn’t my most confident & still loved it, persevered through challenges, committed to growth in other areas of my life, made mistakes.
I haven’t given up & I won’t because this is my life.
Instead of fearing loss, what if you accepted that it comes with the territory of pursuing wins?
Whether it’s a loss like not placing or a loss as in a setback in your prep…
It’s about how you perceive it & whether you continue to learn & apply or instead let it consume you.
I want to be an athlete defined & consumed by my passion, efforts, contribution, & consistency above anything. Win or lose if I commit to that, to myself, to my values, I can feel proud.
11 days out check in & seeing the body I worked so hard to build come through more & more!
The plan is to do a show in 13 days and then start getting shredddddyyy for national show(s)🤩🎉
I’m very open to plans changing or adjusting because i want to bring my best!
After my last show which was far from what i wanted to bring, i feel soooo much more confident in what’s coming next and want to be sure to show my last self upppppp.
I’ve been prepping since November and no plans to stop anytime soon.
I have goals to achieve, lessons to learn, and I’ve got a lot to give because I have been blessed with the most amazing support in my life literally everywhere I turn!
I couldn’t be more thankful to my body for supporting me in this sport that I love that requires so much.
And to be in a place mentally where I’m stable, growing, and seeing new areas for me to focus on and give myself some TLC for healing.
It’s really a revolutionary process every prep.
The deep transformation that occurs well beyond what can be seen on surface level is priceless.
I’ve learned to identify challenges as opportunities and wins as evidence for continued application.
I’m showing up fully in all the different areas of my life and accomplishing a lot.
I can be and am proud of myself.
I know I am doing what I can with the priorities I have and I feel very at peace with the process.
Always with the main focus being to #BUILDMORETHANJUSTABODY
When you feel like giving up is when your body is begging you to push through
Itâs counterintuitive but our body wants us to challenge ourselves to form new limits so that it can withstand new demands
It feels terrible at the time but then we all know that feeling of busting through the limitation in our mind or our physical body and finding that we ARE capable
We were built to adapt and overcome so we must utilize this to our favor!
As difficult as it can be to say to ourselves, NO KEEP GOING, it pays off.
Of course, there are times where it is NOT smart to push through say during an injury or illness or otherwise (talk to your coach or doctor about this, not me)
There is no way you can get to the next level without doing things differently
Many people wonder why theyâre not where they want to be while they consistently do the same thing
Iâve been guilty of this. But when youâre willing to evaluate your efforts honestly, you might see that just a slight change can make all the difference
Doing something as described in the video may be mainly mental but itâs important
Proving to yourself day after day that you follow through on your intentions and commitments to push yourself is a fantastic way to build confidence, trust, and self-efficacy
Have you tried this? Will you be?
If youâre looking for more support with the mental demands of competing then I invite you to join my On-Demand mindset coaching platform at www.celestial.fit/ondemand where you get access to hundreds of worksheets, video trainings, group call replays, ongoing live group call access, and a private support group!
One of my clients goals (which she achieved) was to be able to have all types of food in the house without fear of binging on it (chips, ice cream, etc).
You might be thinking “l how unhealthy why would you encourage a client to eat all & any foods, especially highly palatable ones anyways?“.
Well, let me ask, what’s worse? Being able to have A single serving bag of chips orrr eating a whole package of 20+ bags of chips in a short period of time, elevated physical symptoms, guilt, & extreme restriction or exercise the next day?.
Binging isn’t healthy, then add compensatory behaviors & it’s even worse.
Often, people come to me being totally unable to have something like a fancy nut butter around.
They tell me their delivery comes & they finished all of them in 30 minutes or got so sick from it, hated themselves for it, & sprayed it with chemicals because if they don’t then they’ll eat out of the trash.
You might not be able to relate but this is the silent reality for many
& no it’s not just because of extreme dieting or competing or working toward fitness goals despite what anti diet culture will try to tell you.
It’s so important to help every individual at an individual level. One thing I always promote is the use of normalization.
BUT if not implemented with care & consideration for clients stage of change, comfort on exposure hierarchy, current / established helping behaviors such as the mindfulness based eating tools & practices provided in my program, & an approach which is conducive to establishing new associations & beliefs with the food, well then it can do more harm.
If 9 times out of 10 a client binges on nut butter, that makes the likelihood of a 10th binge fair to fear.
So when a client tells me they’ve gone days, weeks, months, and for some now years without a binge…that’s a HUGE deal.
If you struggle to trust yourself around food or find that you can’t keep certain foods in the house or you try to avoid situations where that food might be… I highly encourage you to get help.
I offer a free 7 day food relationship series at celestial.fit/foodseries and a full program at celestial.fit/foodfreedom .