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Having a 'White Chicks' Movie Scene Moment? Feeling like Cellulite Sally and Tina the Talking Tummy Won't Cut You a Break?
I’ve had women express to me how it’s hard to go shopping knowing they are going to be a “bigger” size than they want to be / were
And yet, all their cute clothes don’t fit right now because they’re “too small” for them right now
So then you go through this weird limbo state of squeezing yourself into clothes you have or wearing only the baggier outfits that fit
1. You don’t want to spend money on new clothing when you’re ‘going to drop weight again’
2. You are afraid to go up in sizes
3. You ‘should’ be smaller
First of all, your size doesn’t mean anything. It’s arbitrary. A small here could be a large there
A one size fits all might look different on you than someone else who would’ve bought the “same” size if there was one
You’re body is always going to be changing. I’ve bought more than one size of the same sports bra knowing this before
I didn’t care that the small one didn’t fit my lats now because I had the medium which felt WAY more comfortable
Which brings me to the next point, you deserve to be comfortable in your clothing!!
You shouldn’t have to be tugging or stretching or pulling constantly
Of course this doesn’t mean you have to buy a whole new wardrobe, especially if you are dropping or gaining weight, but at least get some pieces your comfy in
Your body is your vehicle through this life and deserves to be dressed for optimal function, movement, and experiences
Third, I know for me as a competitor I have a “prep” drawer for clothing I really only fit in at the end of prep
But I don’t beat myself up for not fitting in it three months deep into an improvement season, that would be unrealistic if I’m trying to grow or if I put on more size
Of course, then that’s where we have to ask ourselves; “why does the size of my clothing bother me so much anyways?”
What does being “bigger” have to do with me being happy and confident?
What does being “smaller” have to do with that either??
Why does my size have any influence over any of this at all?
Asking yourself these questions helps you to get to the root of the fear or shame around size
Also, What matters to you more? Squeezing into a size 4 or comfortably bending down in your pants without worrying about busting a seam?
Lol, I’ve done both for sure
Can we just take a moment to notice that no one is pulling at your shirt or pants to peep the size you’re wearing?
Which brings me back to, why does the size bother YOU so much?
If being a size XXL bothers you, imagine how much you’ll be bothered when you’re “still an XL and want to be an XS” and then even that won’t be enough
Walking into stores squeezing yourself into sizes you “should” be or “have been” and then getting even more upset and justifying your negative thinking with “see I knew I was fat!!!” Is a recipe for disaster
Not only will you not find any clothing you like on your body but you’ll continue attaching size to losing your peace of mind
Here’s what I do, I DON’T EVEN BOTHER WITH SIZES
I remind myself they are all different therefore I grab all the sizes off the rack that look like they could fit and I try on the biggest one I grabbed first because I don’t want to bother squeezing into anything and hurting my shoulders or breaking a finger or worse ripping the clothes haha!
So I start big and work my way down until it’s justtttt right. And I don’t stare at the size telling myself “wow an extra large really???” Instead I Just say cool I gotta remember that for this brand because I like how it feels
I hope this helps you or someone you know!
Have you ever struggled with this? I never personally did as much as I’ve heard others or clients struggle with it
I have always found if we can challenge our belief systems and the automatic behaviors that couple with them, then we can experience a shift!
Happy Saturday 😊🥰🌟
p.s. don't name your body fat like the girl in White Chicks, try naming the demon in your head that's convincing you you aren't good enough because of it instead ;)
Hi, I am Celeste Rains-Turk & I absolutely love what I do & the people I do it for🥰🧠
I help Competitors make peace with food, their body & their goals using psychology, personal development, mindfulness, & my signature PTG process
Given the work I do, I’ve come to see & realize how common these problems are & how quickly they can creep up on us as athletes
One day I thought to myself, ‘what if there was a place competitors could go to receive INSTANT on-demand mindset coaching, support, & guidance through a challenge they’re facing?’
Being a competitor myself I can definitely say I wish something like this existed when I started
Lucky for you, I went through a LOT of these struggles that forced me to find solutions so now, you don't have to!
After experiencing the post-show blues myself, healing my own negative relationship with food & learning to love my body in every season, I made it my mission to help other competitors Build More than Just a Body too
I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology focusing my research reports, & studies on eating disorders, body image, self-concept, mindfulness, personal growth, & related topics
(I am also earning my M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling now!)
While studying, I became a sought after coach in the personal development world & wrote a #1 Best-Selling Self-help book, ‘Believe your way to Badass’
I know that by prioritizing the inner work & developing a healthy mindset, competitors can have more fulfilling seasons
The mental side of this sport is key to establishing longevity, ending the yo-yoing, & establishing goals beyond the stage
Time is of the essence & you deserve an immediate solution
Well, I listened to that thought that 1 day & decided to make this exact platform so that when you have a mental struggle, you will ALWAYS have a place to go to receive INSTANT guidance
Learn more about how it works / what’s included & sign up by clicking HERE
The easy to use On-Demand Mindset Coaching Platform is finally here! and only $9.99/month right now!
You can start using it immediately from your mobile device or desktop!
See you in there 😊🧠❤️🙌🏻
We came together as strangers and left as sisters, gathering with hope in our hearts for inner transformation, knowledge and growth.
When I walked into the doors of the Bayside Conference Room to see a beautiful view of the water, boats, and warm sunshine peaking in, I knew magic was going to unfold.
Envisioning this event for years, going all in planning and promoting for it this summer, and seeing it come to life this fall was an absolute dream.
I set powerful intentions each day for my event, leading up to it I especially spent time visualizing transformations occcuring, breakthroughs ensuing, and connections forming.
As each woman walked in the doors I could feel the energy strengthen in the room; each and every person served a purpose there that I will always remember.
I was amazed by the ways that each individual held space for the others, how they listened to each other, honored one another, and supported each and everyone there.
I loved how they asked questions, spoke up about what they were going through, shared openly, and came with completely open minds.
We cried, we laughed (a lot actually), we meditated, we walked, we learned.
As much as I was the host and the leader of the workshop, this event taught me so much as well.
As we discussed self-love, body image, food relationships, and mindset related topics I could FEEL shifts happening in the room.
The energy in the room when we left it was even more beautiful than when we arrived.
I have an overwhelming feeling of joy, gratitude, and purpose welling within me not only when I reflect but as I write this.
Many of us didn't even want to leave!
I am so grateful, so happy, that people traveled near and far to come to the event. We had girls from Florida, South Carolina, and Arizona! We had people drive from different parts of California too. All to come together and BUILD MORE THAN JUST A BODY.
That my friends, is what wakes me up in the morning.
If I could express how I feel it would be in the form of art with a heart exploding colors and lights.
I have no other words to express what happened in that room other than, you really need to experience it for yourself to know.
Where should I bring the next Build More than Just a Body LIVE Event?!
I posted a poll on my story and have already received some great suggestions! Let me know where you want me to come next! :D
Thank you so much to EdgeSupps and Ingrid Romero for Giving us SO many amazing supplements, apparel, and even DVD workout videos to support my attendees in their journeys, there was absolutely NO edge supps left. They CLEANED UP! lol!
BamBody Nutrition and Stefanie Antorcha, Thank you so so much for providing us with your delicious Protein treats
Hydration Junkie for gifting us 2 transporter jugs that I was able to giveaway to two of my Attendees that LOVE them
OMG Custom Bikinis for so generously giving us TWO rental competition suits! SO Excited that two of the ladies are going to have suits for their next show
I APPRECIATE YOU ALL FOR BELIEVING IN ME, THE VISION, AND THESE WOMEN.
This event was even MORE of an experience because of all of YOU
and THANK YOU Robbie for being my rock and support system through it all. More to come on his amazingness later <3
CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS FROM CORY HAGEMAN WHO DOCUMENTED THE EVENT, I KNOW IT IS GOING TO BE AMAZING <3
Overcoming An Unhealthy, Reactive, Toxic Relationship with Food Without Punishment or Empty Promises
It’s not the chips that are triggering you, it’s you who is seeing the chips as a trigger
Rather than throwing all your nut butters, chocolate, candies, or even fruit away because you “can’t control yourself around it”
Challenge yourself to change the thoughts that are creating that pent up desire and urge to go crazy on them!
To say “I’ll never have xyz again” is like an automatic promise to struggle in the future
Make a more realistic commitment to YOURSELF and for your choices rather than forming negative thoughts about food or blaming it
When we have experiences with food, we take away a lesson, then that lesson impacts future decision making
Pay attention to the experiences you’re having with food and what you’re taking away from them
A healthy relationship with food is one that is conscious, not restrictive, shameful, or punishing
You can also work backwards, Pay attention to your behaviors and ask yourself, “where is this coming from, what is driving this?”
And from there you can shine light on the negative beliefs and thought patterns that don’t serve you and learn NEW lessons
If you’re struggling with your relationship with food YOU CAN GET THROUGH IT, YOU’RE NOT A LOST CAUSE, YOU CAN MAKE PEACE
Apply for my 5 Week Food Relationship Healing and Discovery Program HERE
En route to San Diego for my very first Build More Than Just a Body live event!
Feeling so full of gratitude and excitement!🤩
The event has completely sold out! (Even beyond expectations!) although it’s technically “free” I filled every seat with a reservation! Woo!
I even have workbooks for everyone and I can’t wait for them all to arrive and us to grow, connect, and transform together!
I am putting everything into this event and the some
Yesterday I got news that my venue location cancelled on me! What the heck right!? But luckily I was able to pull something together
I just put full trust in it being perfect the way it works out and the right people being in that room!
Been a tough week but I have so much love in my life, blessings, and how could I ever complain doing what I love with all of this too!?
Robbie Robbins is driving down with me and staying with me. I am so lucky to have such a positive supportive boyfriend who has literally been with me through ALL of the growth in my life
Last time we were in San Diego I was speaking in front of hundreds of people at someone else’s event
Now I am hosting my very own and I cannot wait 😭❤️
Let’s do this!
On world mental health day I’d like to announce I’m officially enrolled in Graduate School for a MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
I AM SO EXCITED to be taking this next step in my education, knowledge, experience, and true expertise so I can continue serving my clients (current and future) at an even higher level
I kept having these persistent visions of me leading group therapy retreats, having my own eating disorder recovery center with extra emphasis on overall self-concept and body image, I kept seeing myself speaking on panels, being the go to expert in the fitness industry on this, especially for competitors, and shining light on the dark places that many sweep under the rug or keep hush hush
While I recognize the impact I am already making helping women worldwide truly transform their relationship with food, their body, and their goals
Imagine the impact I can make as I continue to develop more knowledge and skills?
The work I am passionate about doing is absolutely NOT to be taken lightly. Therefore, I’m ready to make my load a little heavier, dig deeper, and learn even more so I can continue supporting others in their journey
I am looking forward to seeing where this takes me and eventually my business and mission and overall service
What I’m doing is POWERFUL WORK but who says I can’t go after even MORE. Especially when it involves mental health, I want to be able to hit ALL the angles with my clients. No stone left unturned or up to someone else...
Love you all and appreciate the support in advance 😍🌟🌟😊
What do you think?
Do words really carry so much weight?
Is the way we speak to people really that important?
Do we need to be so mindful of the language we use?
How we say things, does that even matter?
Well of course it does!!! We are all human! And we developed language for a reason! To express ourselves!
Sometimes when someone is thinking these things themselves they don’t need someone else to come in and say it to them or remind them of it
It can worsen, create, or perpetuate an already unstable or unhealthy thinkers mind especially if they are working to mend that💜🧠
I really believe it is important to speak with intention, consideration, and love
What you say can be a reflection of what you believe so think before you speak and consider how someone else might feel
Of course, I’m definitely not perfect at this but I have come to understand better ways to communicate with people
Especially since I became more conscious of how others were speaking to me
Being aware of their situation, not making assumptions, and just genuinely caring about them goes a long way
In elementary school they used to repeat “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”
Which I think has always stuck with me!
Of course, we don’t always know how to talk to someone or we don’t think what we are saying is bad at all
Which is just a learning opportunity for you and a boundary setting opportunity for them
Which means both parties have to communicate with each other
I’m sure some competitors read this infographic and thought, “none of that has bothered me before??”
But I’m also sure there were many more competitors who thought, “OH MY GOSH THANK YOU YES SERIOUSLY”
So for them, I made this 🙂
If you’re a competitor who has dealt with this, speak up, share your thoughts with others, and be very clear with what you need
And that’s another thing IT IS OK TO ASK FOR WHAT YOU NEED (I’ll save this for another day lol)
Would love to hear your thoughts!
Do you find these statement replacements more helpful and kind?
Would you prefer to hear what’s on the right side than the left?⬇️💓🙂
Just a little reminder to you, amazing soul💓🌞😊
Today is a GREAT day to focus on what makes you YOU and use that as your guide to establish a healthier self-concept!
While all of these things in this image can play a role in what we do, who we become, what we accomplish, how we feel, and the way we see ourselves...NONE of it truly defines YOU
Self-worth is such a wild concept
Most research concludes that basing self-worth on external factors is not conducive to improved mental health
It can be so difficult to disconnect from the external world and really look within
But the more time you spend with yourself, asking yourself questions, evaluating where your current programming is coming from, your core values, and choosing to focus on what makes you a unique soul in this world, you’ll find it gets easier and easier
Much of this doesn’t equate to a number and some weird statement of “I’m worth xyz $”
It’s more about cultivating a deeper sense of self that will help you in boundary setting, relationships, prioritization, communication, and overall life
It’s important to strip all of this away and ask ourselves things like what is left, how has this changed me, what is it about me that created these results, where am I really shining in life, what do I really care about without all of this, what am I doing anything for, what type of life do I desire, who do I have to become to be able to equate my worth to more than what I can tangibly experience?
Become inquisitive, become introspective, and of course... Build More than Just a Body 💜💙
Need some help with this? Contact me, let’s talk☕️🧠💜
How is it that my very first event that I’m hosting is 7 days away already?!!
I feel SO incredibly grateful, happy, and excited. I cannot contain myself😭❤️ Of course I have fears too but I’m not feeding them
I’m hyper focused on the intention of this event and making sure the attendees are left truly feeling like they have some of the best tools to Build More than Just a Body
I am so ready to greet the amazing competitors who are coming to learn about the personal development & psychology behind creating the most fulfilling & empowering improvement seasons and preps
We’ve got 5 hours of deep inner work, learning, growing, and most importantly IMPLEMENTATION
Anyone who knows me knows I’ve got lots of fun practices up my sleeves and you bet I’ll be sharing many at this event
I sometimes get caught up in exactly HOW things will go and this event has already taught me to detach from the outcomes and go with the flow
Anyone who knows me also knows I am a MASSIVE planner, down to a T & nothing less
But of course, this is a live event & what’s most important is connections, transformations, and the overall experience
I have decided that to celebrate being sold out, I’m going to sell 2 more seats
It sounds silly maybe but I’d rather know that not a single seat is wasted and what if someone doesn’t show up?! That’s taking away from someone else who wanted to be there
So I’m opening up 2 more seats, maybe you’re the reason for this? Maybe one of those seats is meant for you?
If you want to dig into self love, body image, food relationships, mindset & identity work, & all things making peace with food, your body, & your goals then send me a message
The event is on October 12th from 9am-2pm in San Diego
It is for female competitors or women who have an interest in competing & see how important 🧠 work is
If that’s you, Contact me to reserve your seat
The seat is $35 to reserve but I’ll be giving this money back to you at the event (for accountability purposes)
& to everyone coming, I CANNOT WAIT TO MEET YOU!!!😊
Research suggests that if we do not believe, or if we have limited belief, in our ability to do something, even if we know what to do, we will not be as effective in doing it
So if you know how to do something but you don’t believe in your ability to do it, you won’t be as successful as if you did believe
In other words, it’s not enough to just ‘do the do’
To fully benefit, you must believe you are capable and flex that #selfefficacy muscle
To clarify, this is not about ‘believing in yourself’ this is about ‘believing in your abilities’
Believing in yourself is powerful BUT not as powerful as believing in yourself, having the process, and believing you can implement it successfully
Want to start believing in your abilities?
Want to know what to do to get to your next best self?
Want to believe that it is not only possible for you but it is literally there for you to take right now?
When I committed to my personal development, I was able to see the action steps needed to step into my next level identity so much more clearly
The more I loved myself, the more my journey was fueled by love
And through all of this I became aware of some core principles for moving forward in any journey...Want to know what they are?
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It has even been featured on various sites as a top recommendation😭❤️
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