Reflecting on 2017
Every day of every year presents opportunities, surprises, and lessons.
2017 was an epic ride and had many highs and lows.
This year has been one of many transformations.
I embraced my lifestyle, in every aspect, to a whole new level and fully live with my soul and intuition as a guide from the energies of the vast universe.
I worked with new mentors, coaches, and healers.
I became more present.
I met new people who quickly became friends.
I tapped into my own intuition on levels I didn’t know were possible.
I became more in touch with my energy, souls purpose, and mission.
I changed more lives on deeper levels than ever before and made more personal impact on people.
I gave myself permission to say no, to leave things, and to do what I actually knew I needed to do.
I released a lot of heaviness that was weighing down my body and soul.
I discovered and accepted many of my own personal truths and values without judgment or feelings of not being good enough.
I worked through much of my own traumas, past experiences, akachic records, feelings, and wounds to learn new lessons and find growth, compassion, forgiveness, permission, etc.
I said hello and goodbye to many new people, things, practices, commitments, and experiences.
I challenged my own limits and did things I didn’t know I was truly capable of.
I learned and educated myself on things that interest me and keep me engaged.
I can honestly say there were MANY shifts for me that have all brought me to where i am.
One of the greatest highlights for me was seeing that my healing journey had come so far with myself, my body, and food; i was then able to open myself up again to competing and ultimately discovered a passion that has been lit within me for months now and is fueling me in ways unimaginable.
Thank you so much for all your love, support, interaction, and memories. You all hold a special place in my heart and I truly believe we all cross paths, both in person and via the internet, for very specific reasons.
I love you for being part of my journey and allowing me to be a part of yours. Let’s grow together.
Head into 2018 and BUILD MORE THAN JUST A BODY
FEEL YOUR BODY INTERTWINE WITH YOUR SOUL INSTANTLY WITH THIS SIMPLE LOVING CONNECTION PRACTICE
FEEL YOUR BODY INTERTWINE WITH YOUR SOUL INSTANTLY WITH THIS SIMPLE LOVING CONNECTION PRACTICE
I’m talking about tapping into a connection, a bond, so strong that there is a constant feeling of ease, flow, and effortlessness...
Before we start on the exercise which I’ve outlined in this post we have to talk...
The unfortunate truth is that, even though we were gifted this amazing ability to be one with our bodies, we have forgotten how to maintain this relationship.
The thing is, we were born as souls in a physical body that was given to us and built for us to have the most optimal physical experience on this planet through our own unique DNA on a metaphysical and physical level.
We cannot really see that we are vibrational beings because it is happening on such a microscopic level, and often times it is easy to forget what is not right before our eyes.
So, We must have faith in ourselves; in our ability to trust our body to do what it’s meant to, in our ability to do what is best for our body based on what it communicates through us, and in our souls deepest desire to fulfill its mission (whatever that means for you).
Many humans don’t even think twice about the harm they are doing to their ONLY vehicle for their soul through this life...because we have been conditioned this way and it has become ‘normal’...
...Remaining sedentary in a body that was built to MOVE.
...Fueling the body with low vibrational foods which have been created from processing and chemicals and loads of death inducing products when the body is meant to be NURTURED.
...Hating the body with thoughts and actions of self-deprivation, physical pain, and avoidance of mental/emotional struggles.
...Seeking quick fixes, pills, restriction, and other methods to transform our shapes.
The list goes on.
I see a world full of beautiful, amazing, magnetic souls who are MEANT TO BE VIBING AT A FREQUENCY SO MUCH HIGHER THAN WE ARE.
It’s sad, because we have every opportunity to tune in, to reconnect, to heal, to love, and we choose not to because of our other human gifts like emotions, feelings, traumas, illness, etc.
I decided today that I wanted to share with you one simple way to reconnect with your soul and your body to assist in the development of intertwining the two so they always work in unison for your ultimate reality to manifest.
This is something I take many of my clients through and I KNOW you can do literally almost ANYWHERE at anytime.
Step 1: place your hand on your heart breathing naturally for 5 breaths
Step 2: transition into a deep belly breathing in through nose and out through mouth for 5 full relaxed breaths
Step 3: from head to toe, express gratitude and love for each body part you have (think brain, skull, eyes, nose, chest, arms, hands, legs, back, butt, hips, pelvis, genitals, calves, knees, organs, bones, cells, etc...)
You can do this in whatever way feels good for you or use this example for all; “Thank you ___ for providing me with the ability to ___ and therefore have/experience___...I love you”
Step 4: If you noticed resistance anywhere take note of why this resistance came up/where it comes from.
Step 5: Forgive yourself for any negative and self loathing emotions you have taken out on your body with harmful actions
(I.e. starving self, over eating, not moving, not stretching, restricting natural performance of body w tight shirts or too small of shoes or waist shapers or things like that, not showering or keeping good hygiene, addictions or abusive behaviors, etc)
PLEASE NOTE; forgiveness for ourselves and actions doesn’t always happen immediately just like we Experience with other people, the important thing here is that you actually acknowledge the self loathing behavior then follow next step...
Step 6: Express an understanding for the unique beauty of your soul and the magical capabilities of your body by announcing an affirmation of commitment to take more loving actions for the body.
(If something specific like more movement comes up, be okay with making that commitment).
Step 7: let this energy flow through you with 5 deep belly breaths
Step 8: return to normal breath and wiggle/move a bit to reawaken and return to the current physical reality with a NEW perspective and DEEPER connection between your soul and body.
Step 9: acknowledge yourself for giving your soul and body this loving time and energy and carry your pride and appreciation for yourself w you throughout the day.
Let me know how you go with this, and if you absolutely LOVED this and you are someone who wants to reconnect with your body so you’re naturally inspired to move it and fuel it to function as the most optimized vehicle for your soul...
...then you will be excited to know that I’ve been inspired to run a free online workshop, I am just putting the pieces together.
I’ll let you know once I’ve got the date set.
I’m sooo excited and have been working on it and in total flow the last 24 hours.
On the workshop I’ll be taking you through specific transformative experiences so you can vibe at the level of your best physical self and maintain your ideal body for life.
I normally only host these kinds of trainings and workshops for my VIP clients but i wanted to open this up to you so you can start 2018 on a high note with a new relationship and new found love within and for your body so the results you desire come NATURALLY ✨🙌🏻
Keep your eyes peeled, I’ll be getting everything sorted very shortly 😍❤️
Lots of love,
Celeste Rains-Turk: Celestial_fit
Build More than Just a Body
I was 15 when my dad said that I had to take up self defense in order to be allowed to drive.
I was soooo reluctant to do so and nervous because it was new territory for me. But it was my dads orders.
So at 15.5 years old, when I was dating a guy who was into ju jitsu, he introduced me to his sensei chris depalma of bishopo martial arts who he trained with out of his garage.
I decided to start training with him. I did combat defense 1:1 sessions with him after school and learned the core fundamentals and ultimately my blue belt requirements (without knowing it).
I started to LOVE training and looked forward to it. So much so that when he told me I should consider trying ju jitsu after working ground combatives I decided that I totally should.
So I kept training. I even started training with him at 6am and definitely wouldn’t miss it for my birthday or any other obligation.
He moved to a new studio outside his garage and I grew so much with the whole bushido family since I started doing classes rather than just 1:1 and it became such an amazing outlet for me and awesome cross training.
I felt so confident knowing I could handle myself in tough situations. But this whole journey hasn’t been easy.
I cried at an excess of 70% of all the sessions I went to.
I broke my ribs when a new kid threw me and cracked me right onto his knee.
I had bruises which covered my body and had to get used to mat burn.
I reluctantly wore the GI even though i prefer to roll no Gi.
I rolled with only guys, some of which were over 100 pounds heavier than me and some who were really rough and some who treated me like a frikkin lame-o.
I did train with more than just guys but barely, it was with the exception of 3 girls at random but never consistently!!
(One of which was an ex champion and she scared the hell out of me like she literally would growl and act like an animal and I’ll never forget that).
I had many heart to hearts with Chris because some days it’s not about the physical work and struggle but the mental and emotional ones.
Eventually I tested for my blue belt which was an intense process and huge accomplishment. I even had to roll with one of our better guys and surprised myself and everyone when I got a super legitimate tap on him w an arm bar (see video).
I met so many amazing people and really would consider this another family.
Which is why it makes me sad to say that after almost 6 years, I’m hangin up the GI for a little to put all my focus into becoming a nationally qualified bikini competitor and then compete for my pro card and of course the ultimate goal of becoming a pro.
While I could train, it is too much of a risk and takes away from my main focus right now.
My sensei understood and something he said stuck with me, something along the lines of; “you still do ju jitsu, you’re just not practicing/training right now but you’re still a student of ju jitsu because it is paralleled to life”
So, I take with me many lessons, lots of love, way more mental toughness, and a shit ton more confidence and badassery with me on the next journey of my life. I plan to return and go here and there but I am no longer committing so much time and energy.
This is bittersweet for me but I know everything in life has a reason...it doesn’t feel real yet, the emotions haven’t fully sunk in, but it’s starting to hit me and I already know how tough it will be.
Thank you for an amazing ride.
Maybe I’ll be able to come back for a purple belt some day after re-perfecting my blue belt artistry. 🤗
Love and appreciate every moment of everything you do, honor every investment you make into it, acknowledge how far you’ve come, and recognize yourself for the growth you’ve made and see the person you have become because of the commitments you have made.
p.s. Have you ever had to do something like this? would love to hear your story
I love what I do so much that I decided to carve a heart into my back ❤️😜.
I’m curious...what’s the MOST attractive/appealing body part or aesthetic you like on a person?
For me I have always been attracted to broad shoulders, muscular back, and some nice quads...
Comment below and tell me what YOU LOVE!
Also, on a more serious note, I’ve been working on my body for YEARS now and recently have just seen so much more compounding progress because my consistency, work ethic, commitment, and honestly pure DESIRE has been SO untamable.
When you REALLY want something, you notice the road to get there actually becomes easier as long as you are just as committed to making it through the mental hurdles as you are the physical ones.
I WAS THE LEANEST I HAD EVER BEEN IN MY LIFE BUT COULDN’T STAND TO WEAR A CROP TOP IN PUBLIC.
I have a confession to make...and as hard as it is to make it I know this will help other women who might struggle with their body image the way I had.
Up until this year my goal was to be able to walk around in a sports bra or a crop top and feel comfortable in my own skin, not feeling like i have to suck in or wrap my arms around myself to hide my tummy.
I remember being the leanest I ever was about a year after starting my fitness journey and still not feeling ‘good enough’ to show my stomach. Unless it had lines it ‘was not okay’ because it didn’t meet a standard I set in my own mind for myself.
I would say things like;
“I’ll only do it if I have lines on my tummy”
“my waist has to look super tiny”
“only if I don’t have to sit during my workout so no rolls show”
“if I have high waisted leggings so only my leanest part of tummy shows”.
“If its first thing in the morning on an empty stomach”.
It wasn’t until THIS YEAR, leading up to my most recent competition that I actually felt ‘good enough’ (to my own standards) to wear a crop top in the gym.
I remember I would see girls wearing crop tops and I’d always be like
“Wow she looks amazing”
“Ah I can’t wait till I’m fit enough to do that”
And yet, I was leaner or more muscular than them but not to ‘my own standard’.
I admired them for wearing crop tops and frikkin killin it.
Then I thought about my clients, I thought about what I tell them when they express their low self esteem or body image or feelings of unworthiness and I realized I needed to become my own client for a moment.
I had done a LOT of inner work throughout my journey and it hit me that I still wasn’t comfortable in my skin enough to just go to the gym wearing what I WANTED to.
So, I had to do some healing. I had to ask myself what I needed to really step it up and embrace my body.
I had to acknowledge my hard work.
I had to set new expectations for myself that were rooted in love for my commitment rather than for the shape of my body.
I had to see within myself what I saw in other women.
I had to become the version of me who rocks the crop top.
Meanwhile, I could post pics online in my sports bra and shorts or a bikini, so what was going on?
I honestly thought I wouldn’t live up to OTHERS expectations of me; as a trainer, as a coach, as an athlete, as a gym rat, as a body builder.
I “had” to be a certain way.
But I was missing it the whole time.
I already WAS.
I was the leanest, most fit and healthy I had ever been.
I was working the HARDEST I had ever worked in my life.
I was sweating like a frikkin pig and was burning hot dying in my t shirt wanting to take the damn thing off.
And it hit me.
I had to ask myself these 2 questions...
WHAT DOES MY BODY WANT?
WHAT DOES MY SOUL DESIRE?
I found out that my body just wanted to be comfortable not over heated, not freezing cold, not sucking in, not hiding, not avoiding water and bloating, my body wanted to be loved for alllllll the hard work it was rewarding.
My soul wanted me to express gratitude and find peace with the fact I had already built my best physique ever and I am constant improving and what others expect is NOTHING compared to what I think. My soul wanted me to be HAPPY with my body and see it for what it TRULY was.
My eyes were opened.
I had broken yet ANOTHER barrier in my own self love and body image journey (which never stops by the way—we are always being challenged and growing)
I realized I had to be okay with the fact that I ACTUALLY FRIKKIN LOVEEEE MY BODY and that is OKAY and I am allowed to be in it how I want.
I said “to hell with it I’m burning hot” and threw my shirt on the ground. I felt FREE. (Not sure if this was because I was no longer burning into a firey flame on the stairs or because my soul and body were like “FINALLLYYY THIS GIRL DID IT DAMN BOO”)
I wear what I want.
Sometimes I go “oh hell no u won’t be able to have a solid workout in that, you’ll be distracted or you’ll be mentally preoccupied or you’ll be uncomfortable while you sprint or whatever whatever whatever”
KEY POINT: VERY DIFFERENT from “oh you’re not good enough to wear that” (loathing language)
I am SO glad to get this off my chest as I have been WAITING for the day where I could share my journey to wearing a crop top in the gym.
While this may seem superficial to some, I know that MANY women will understand this. Even guys who just want to wipe their sweat off there face w their shirt to flash their abs at the ladieezzzz (yes, we see you guys lol).
It’s not about the body, really.
The body is the bonus.
You can have he nicest body in the world or that you have personally ever had and it will mean NOTHING if you don’t actually love it.
You have to be willing to acknowledge your dedication and the self loving actions you have been taking and do what you want regardless of what you think is the ‘standard’ or whatever standard you set for yourself.
Wear the shorts.
Wear the crop top.
Wear the funny socks.
Wear the hat.
Wear the headphones.
DO WHATEVER THE HELL YOU WANT AND HONOR YOUR SOULS DESIRES BY SAYING “YES” TO THEM!
You CAN embrace your body while working towards your BEST body.
You CAN find comfort in your skin regardless of how you look.
You CAN make peace with your bloating, or whatever else you judge yourself on.
And the best thing you CAN do right NOW is tune into what your body and soul want for you, give yourself permission to want these things, ask yourself what you need to do and who you need to become in order to attain these things, address the limiting beliefs, and CHOOSE to give yourself what you want.
Like I said, it wasn’t about the body, after all I was the fittest I had ever been and it STILL WAS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME which means it was REALLY about the self love, the body image, the mentality, the beliefs.
If you are comfortable with something on the surface it really is just a manifestation of something much deeper, challenge yourself, go within, do the work, and live the life you LOVE because you express love to your soul and therefore you naturally express love to your body.
With lots of love,
Building more than Just a Body
Seasons Greetings and Warm Wishes!
This time of year is such a beautiful time to celebrate the energy of the holidays with a deep sense and expression of gratitude for love, warmth, peace, and giving.
Even if you do not celebrate anything specifically or are having a rough time feeling cheery this time of year, take a time out to reflect and sit in these positive energies of the season.
Enjoying times with your loved ones or with yourself that is quality and makes for some great stories down the road or memories you will cherish forever.
Similar to each of our own journey's to a healthy and happy relationship with ourselves, this journey called life is so beautiful and it is amazing how deeply we can feel when we allow ourselves to see the beauty in every moment.
Cheers to an amazing rest of the season and a wonderful New Year.
With lots of warm wishes and love,
Building More than Just a Body
Affirmation/Self-Love Pep Talk of the Day;
The universe knows what is best for me, and knowing my soul is deeply connected to the universe allows me to let go of any attachment and just trust that everything is happening for the bigger picture.
Therefore, I can find patience and peace in Knowing that the universe and my soul energy and frequencies are working together to create the best possible outcome and reality for me with perfect timing.
I know this to be true because I am focused on embodying and emitting love, gratitude, presence, and selflessness.
All these energies attract what I desire at the deepest of levels and create a beautiful bond between the star dust in me, in all people, and in the cosmos.
I am committed.
I am letting go of controlling the outcome.
I am focused on my energy, effort, and aligned actions.
Nothing can stop me and everything, the good and the perceivably bad are actually all just stepping stones to the BIG PICTURE.
I remain present and grateful for each stepping stone and I move forward with grace and abundance.
Building More Than Just a Body
I AM SOOOO MAD RIGHT NOW “MY 600 POUND LIFE” AND ALL THESE DAMN SHOWS ARE PISSING ME OFFFFF!!!!
We all have haters, but if we all believe in the awesome inside of us then this world would be filled with a lot more love.
So basically... you, and everyone else on this planet, has something of incredible, unmatchable value, that is soooo unique only to you, to offer the world.
Believe that you’re the shit and radiate your love out into the world. More love=less hate(rs)😎
Celeste Rains-Turk: Celestial_fit
I LOVE WHAT I DO
I LOVE WHAT I DO...
I get to assist amazing people to not only achieve their ideal body... but I also get to watch them transform into the version of themselves that loves their body on such a deep level that they maintain a healthy lifestyle forever.
See, most of my industry pushes 8 week challenges and fad diets
And I got so sick of this ... because it doesn't work for most people long term (didn’t work for me that’s for sure)
That I decided to launch a business that transforms people into the version of them self that has the results come in ease and flow
Some people might tell you it’s all about diet and exercise.
Some people might even say it’s all about clearing emotions around your behaviors.
But what if I told you, it’s both?
What if I told you it’s about doing the work to BECOME the better version of yourself that LOVES and CARES for your body so much that you NATURALLY feel called to eat the right foods so you NEVER have to diet again?
What if I told you it’s about loving yourself on such a DEEP level that you naturally WANT to move your body, not because you ‘have to’ but because you actually, genuinely care for it?
What if I told you it IS possible?
Not only possible, but PROBABLE that when you take the journey and do the work to actually connect with yourself at a deep level.
When you have a HIGH LEVEL of care for your body ANDDD you KNOW what to do to get results to have your ultimate body, physically, energetically, even emotionally then the WHOLE GAME CHANGES!
It really is about BOTH. We must align the physical work with the inner work.
And not doing the physical work from a place of loathe and relying only upon will-power, restriction, or force that puts you on a rollercoaster or yo-yo of struggle
but it’s actually about BECOMING the version of yourself...the HEALTHY, VIBRANT, ENERGIZED, ULTIMATE BODY version of YOU!
Remember ... your body is the home for your soul
And the quality of the home will determine how happy and alive your soul feels
In short ... it will determine the quality of life your soul has!
Is it time to upgrade your souls home and live your life to the fullest?
I’ve seen this transformation occur in my clients, time and time again, and today I was met with a BEAUTIFUL message from my client Gaby who I had the pleasure of working with, she sent me this:
“CELESTE CHANGED MY LIFE .. forever
About 6 months ago I had all areas of life working so well, except for one.
My body and health.
I had put on a few kg's and my diet was not the best ... and I was not working out at all 😳
I knew that my health was the key to living all my dreams at a deeper level.
And even though I so wanted to be my best physical self so I would feel amazing in my body and have the energy to action my bigger goals and dreams ...
I felt blocked.
I knew what I was meant to do, but I struggled to maintain it.
Celeste popped up on Facebook and her message spoke to me deeply.
I loved that she was not only here to transform people's bodies...
She stood for transforming them in a way that the person fell in love with them selves on such a deep level that taking care of their body was a priority and a way of life.
I had achieved my ideal weight in the past and still had judgment for the small things.
This time I wanted to create my ideal body AND fall in love with it also...
So I could enjoy it at the deepest level, and be able to maintain the change.
I hired Celeste as my private coach and WOW!!! She really knows her stuff!!!
I now love my body more than I could have imagined ...
I now eat life giving food, not because I have to ... but because I desire the good stuff and feel repulsed by the junk!
I now Workout 3 x week at the gym and go on awesome nature walks another 3 x week
And the best part is...
All of this is now WHO I am and I am inspired to do these things.
As a result ...
I know that I will never go back to where I was because the change is so deep in my identity that this new me is the me I always dreamed to be.
Thank you Celeste ... what you do is truly unique and so powerful!!
You & your work is a true gift to the world.
If you know that your life would be even more amazing with your ultimate body ... reach out to Celeste ... it will change your life forever!
THIS is why I love what I do and am so grateful I get to wake up and do this everyday.
P.s if you are ready to build more than just a body...email me and let's chat to see if or how I can assist you with your goals 😊