I am in such a positive mental state right now & have fully embraced a longer off-season
It’s been nearly 3.5 months since this photo was taken & I’ve been through a helluva lot to say the least😅
I’m feeling positively inspired to take it up a notch & make EVEN better decisions for myself!
I already eat well, train hard, and do the things I love daily.
I’ve given myself a bit of a mental break from being soo regimented!
Doing this allowed me to see where I was reeaallyy trying to harness control in my life.
When I let go, more things flow and now I have that fire in me to do all of this again!
Honestly, screw what anyone says about the way you choose to live
No one knows you like you know yourself!
Stay healthy, stay committed, but do it the way you know will benefit you long term.
It’s okay to take a mental break, especially when you just trust that you can handle it!
Sometimes when things get overwhelming I just repeat to myself: One meal, One rep, One breath, one action, at a time...
I am committed to Nourishing, loving and challenging my body in new ways.
Increasing present moment awareness is a top priority
And aligning all of my intentions to the energy & power of self-love is a non-negotiable❤️
It feels good to seek improvement from a place of peace & content rather than a self-loathing ‘I need to be fixed’ mentality
If you’re struggling with the post-show blues or making it through your off-season feeling confident in your decisions...
Then I’d love to invite you to my 7 day coaching series!
It’s a free post-show campaign I put together with you in mind
You can join now by clicking here
If you know a competitor or a coach to competitors, feel free to send them this blog post!
Lots of love,
Celeste Rains-Turk: Celestial_fit
Build More than Just a Body
Apparently bodybuilding doesn’t solve our problems 🧐😳😫🙄
YOUR BREAKDOWN IS JUST THE WARM UP FOR YOUR BREAKTHROUGH
I never thought going through such an emotional, crazy, & depressing time in my life would lead me to this...
I vividly recall sitting on the couch like a slug, totally out of my own element, like I wasn’t even present in my own body
Suddenly I felt this surge come over me shaking me to say:
“THIS IS NOT YOUR LIFE!!! YOU CAN BE HAPPY, FREE, AND FULFILLED AND YOU KNOW IT!!!
THE PAIN OF GETTING THROUGH IT WILL NEVER BE AS BAD AS THE PAIN OF STAYING IN IT, GET OUT NOW!
IF YOU REALLY DIDN’T WANT TO FEEL THIS WAY YOU WOULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!”
And so I did…I went back to the basics.
I revisited my self-love, body image, mindset exercises, journal prompts, & meditations that have saved me before.
I rewrote my identity, came to terms with what is and was, and found peace in acceptance of the journey.
I talked to people about how I felt, opened up about my pains/struggles, & trusted that my vulnerability would provide me answers.
I looked beyond the surface to determine what exactly was getting to me so much, where was the real pain!?
And it was a daily, conscious choice to wake up & recommit to choosing ME and MY happiness.
(even when things felt like they were crumbling around me)
That’s the thing about getting the post-show blues or being in a funk after a show or, in my case, show after show after show…
It just hits you. And if you aren’t on top of it, getting ahead of it, or addressing it; it will absolutely consume you.
If this sport was truly just about the physical body, you wouldn’t see so many people quit, suffer, or choose to never pursue it.
That’s why I want to make sure bikini competitors have tools to enhance & strengthen their ability to get through it!
I am so excited for my upcoming bikini competitor mastermind & workshop
for the improvement season!
I’ll be taking you through some of my most powerful tools for;
➡️ESTABLISHING A HEALTHIER RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD
➡️MINDSET, IDENTITY, & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT WORK
➡️BODY IMAGE HEALING
➡️SETTING NEW STANDARDS & SO MUCH MORE!
The link to learn more and attend is here: https://celeste-rainsturk.clickfunnels.com/live-bikini-mastermind-event-info ❤️😊
PASSION & PURPOSE: why do you do what you do? Do you really love it?
If you don’t have passion for what you’re doing, why are you really doing it?
There’s a million reasons why people do things even when they don’t want to do it.
But I’m not sure listing even 5 of the most common would be as beneficial for you as you just getting really honest with yourself.
Once you know why you’re doing something, you must be prepared to come to terms with the reality of that...
Can you accept the answer?
Can you accept the decisions?
Can you accept the changes?
Can you accept yourself?
A lot of the ladies in my post-show personal development program came to a huge realization last week...
They realized that they started competing for the wrong reasons. Being able to acknowledge & admit this is HUGE
When we can be vulnerable with ourselves we create space for growth in our life.
I competed one time for the wrong reasons. It was my first show in 2015 and I learned so much from that.
But it didn’t stop me.
I sorted through the negative emotions from 2015-2017 & got back to myself and before doing 5 shows over 365 days.
Each of those shows with:
Fire in my belly.
Passion in my heart.
And a mindset of love, peace, acceptance, and gratitude.
I love this sport because I love who it makes me.
When I am challenged, I raise my awareness and work through those challenges.
If you are struggling with this, there may be a disconnect between your actions, your why, and your identity.
If you haven’t listened to my podcast yet, you’ll get the perspective of many IFBB bikini pros and myself.
I’m loving witnessing these massive shifts in the ladies who have joined the first round and know this is just the beginning
I’ll be opening up the program for year round enrollment soon...if you want to get on the list for that then message me!
I’ll get you all the info and make sure it’s all in place and ready for you to jump in and join us!
Don’t worry, you won’t be playing catch up or having info overload. And you’ll have an amazing community supporting you!
Want more details? Email me here😊
I’m so frikkin excited!!!😱🎉🤩
Tomorrow marks the beginning of my new Post-Show Personal Development Program💥🌟😍🦋💆🏻♀️
(I think it needs a better name tho!)🧐
And I have been putting everything together for it and just see such a massive vision behind it!🌎
I can’t help but get excited or feel energized when I think of what’s possible with this program🤩
I’m so excited about seeing the inner world of competitors totally shift/transform during the improvement season
Especially when struggles with body image, food relationship, and new goals can weigh heavy on them...😔
As I’ve been compiling material/getting things ready to send out to my enrollees I have to literally STOP myself from hitting send early🙈
Thank you to everyone who expressed interest, shared with teammates, and also inquired about future enrollment.😭💜
Today is the last day to enroll for the one and ONLY first call outs round which starts tomorrow.😱
In about 3 weeks I’ll have the program rolling on an ongoing basis where you can join at ANY time of the year!🎉
I decided to make this an option because I know not all competitors are on the same seasons all at once.🦋
But it’s ABSOLUTELY PERTINENT to me that as many competitors get their hands on this as possible!🧠
I can’t wait to share it’s evolution with you all. But for now, thank you for sharing in my excitement🤗😍🎉
This pic was taken in NY but I’m literally even more happy/excited about this program than I look in this pic! (Scary huh?!)😂
If you have any questions about the program or would like to enroll, click HERE
Hope you have an amazing day!☺️ I have lots of Psych school work and biz related work to take care of.🙌🏻
“You’ve gained weight!”
“You’re getting bigger... *motions hands wide & stares at butt*”
“You would look so much healthier w/ another *analyzes body* 20lbs on you”
About 1-2 weeks after my show, I heard all of this. Before this photo was taken I had been questioned in these ways....I felt so much pain & judgment in my own heart.
The reason their words hurt me, was because I had already been thinking them about myself. I saw my flaws w/o recognizing my strengths, accomplishments, & needs...I took everything they said & twisted it in my mind to be some evil mean spirited thing that matched my own current narrative rather than seeing it rationally.
After a few weeks, I was so tired of feeling depressed, & ashamed. What’s worse? I KNEW I didn’t actually look the way I perceived myself, I KNEW this & yet still had an internal struggle & I wanted the feeling to finally stop.
So, After weeks of sulking, I got to work...I recreated a self care ritual that I needed in this time of my life, I recommitted to a daily routine that I felt inspired by, I reapplied the self-love exercises, body healing meditations/practices, & mindful thought pattern / belief rewiring.
These personal development, mindset, & self-love tools were all things I had done before, do w/ and for my clients, & teach in my content...yet my emotional depressed self wanted to stay sad & stuck bc she thought that was easier than facing the demons that had seemingly so much control & influence on my life.
Healing our body image, raising our self-love, & accepting where we are takes work. It takes a mental shift. It takes conditioning of the mind and thoughts. It takes commitment to yourself, acceptance, lots of patience & love. Some things may seem to shift right away and others might take more time. But it’s a daily commitment, like going to the gym, eating nutritious foods, and brushing your teeth.
I’ll be teaching the rituals, practices, meditations, & journaling prompts during my new 8 week personal development program created to help Bikini competitors heal their relationship w/ their body, food, & goals.
Click HERE to learn more + enroll!
NEVER EXPERIENCE THE POST-SHOW BLUES AGAIN...
I have 6 spots left for my 8 week post-show personal development program (to learn more & enroll, click link in bio!)
Is this for you?
Are you currently in or starting your off-season and looking to feel comfortable in your body, around food, and with your new goals?
DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH:
➡️An unhealthy relationship with food (binging, overeating, over-restricting, avoidance, punishment, guilt, not knowing how to find a balance, etc.)?
➡️Body image (seeing your body differently than it really is—i.e. like a balloon)?
➡️Feeling confident in your skin as you begin building muscle and getting your health back even when that means more fat begins to come back?
➡️Setting new goals and creating a new identity now that you are no longer on prep?
➡️Listening to Your Body and Trusting the Process Required in this Season of Growth?
WHAT IF YOU KNEW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO TO MAKE PEACE WITH FOOD AND YOUR BODY AFTER A SHOW?
INTRODUCING, MY 8-WEEK POST-SHOW PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
This program is built to help you:
➡️Find balance in your life again
➡️Put an end to overeating & guilt and shame around food
➡️Understand and address mindless, wild, overwhelming binge sessions and purging with excessive cardio or unnecessary food restriction
➡️Feel comfortable in your body as you begin to see it grow and change
➡️Rewrite your identity and goals for the off season
➡️Embrace the new season with love, acceptance, and total peace of mind.
This is not a diet or exercise program, this is the only program in the industry that works directly with and for bikini competitors to overcome the post-show blues.
Want in? Know someone who might? Or have some teammates/clients who could benefit? Reach out to me or tag them below!
Click HERE to learn more & sign up 💜🙌🏻
Living a healthy lifestyle is what this is all about at the end of the day. The happiness you feel on show day, is happiness you deserve to feel year round💜
So...Define healthy for you, define what type of relationship you want with your body, goals, others, food, EVERYTHING.
Then choose to enjoy your life by fueling the body that carries you through it with love and care that supports those definitions of a healthy life!
And remember, Health goes beyond the surface. Focus on bringing other aspects of your health and life into your priorities and figure out how to achieve these goals while still staying on top of your physique enough to crush it next prep.
Just because it may feel hard today doesn’t mean it always will be...your struggles today are providing you an opportunity to redefine your tomorrow with more strength and ability!
Totally get what I’m talking about but haven’t been able to find this freedom for yourself yet?
Want to experience the freedom to live out the definition of health you crave so badly?
The first-callouts round for my Post-Show Personal Development Program starts Monday, November 5! This first round will be extremely hands on and soon the program will be available at all times through the year...
Be a part of the first round and get access to the incentives I’m only offering this one time...
Click HERE to learn more and enroll
If you have a teammate, friend, or client who could benefit from this tag them below or message me. I have something cool to give you when they sign up thanks to you!💜☺️
Show day has come to an end...You get off stage & can’t wait to finally sink your teeth into those treats you’ve saved for victory night.
You get a taste & realize that the wait has been worth it/now you can enjoy! Saturday night you celebrate. Sunday you have brunch, lunch, & dinner in an effort to ‘squeeze as much in’ before the reverse diet starts on Monday. But when Monday comes around you think, “oh I guess I will have this snack I’ve always said no to at work” or “oh I totally forgot about this yummy treat I saved! I’ll have a lil piece”
Soon you start feeling guilty because you had set the intention to be perfect! But even with macros, a meal plan, or all the will power you somehow can’t help yourself. But, Here’s the deal. After a show, after all of the prepping w/ will power, & discipline...a simple ‘I’m on prep’ isn’t what is going to save you anymore. Unfortunately, we just don’t work like that.
You have to rewrite your identity & belief systems.
Without a show in the near future we have to be diligent to switch our expectations of ourself & rewrite our food story. We must shift our relationship with food so we can grow w/ it. This doesn’t mean we eat all the crap that comes our way but it does mean we start to open our minds more. In order to feel at peace around food, we must believe that food is not our enemy & we’re definitely not at war w/ our body!
We are in an awesome world of competitions but we mustn’t let this cloud the vision & service provided for us through our body... THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE.
Binging, restricting, overeating, purging it all w/ cardio or less food, trying to justify every move you make IS NOT HEALTHY. Period. Your mental health, fulfillment, stability, & self-acceptance matters...
If you’re struggling with this right now, have in the past, or fear that you might, It’s not too late to sign up for my new program and say goodbye to the post-show blues forever since we will be diving deep for 8 weeks into healing your relationship with food, yourself, & your body.
Click HERE to learn more / enroll or send me a message if you have questions 💜
Going into an off-season, I like to remind myself that there is a time and a place for everything. There’s a reason for every season. There’s no right or wrong way when you commit to fueling up YOUR soul without the need to please or meet others expectations.
If you’re in a season of change, always Be forgiving, be mindful, be aware, and most of all, be loving. Because the more you love yourself the more inspired you will be to move, eat, think, and live in ways that help you live the most fulfilling, freeing and empowered life.
It’s time to build more than just a body, it’s your improvement season, it’s the perfect opportunity to resolve any inner world conflict you experience that we so often neglect with our incredible quest for achievement in our sport.
I guarantee you, changing your body or only focusing on trying to control every little detail of your life will NOT bring you peace of mind, comfort, or happiness. You have to find a way for yourself to REMEMBER how capable and INCREDIBLE you are...
Trust yourself and your body enough to know that YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO LOVES AND CARES SO MUCH FOR YOUR BODY THAT YOU NATURALLY PROVIDE FOR YOURSELF IN WAYS THAT FUEL YOUR GOALS AND LIFE!
Doesn’t that Feel good to think about? You already have everything you need within you and all that’s meant for you exists in the universe already.
Ready to commit to yourself and let go of the loathing behaviors and beliefs so you can connect to / trust your deepest abilities?
I am so excited to be launching my new post-show personal development program! This is not a diet or exercise program, this is the only program in the industry that works directly with and for bikini competitors to overcome the post-show blues.
Click HERE to learn more and sign up now! We start November 5th and I have 6 spots left for the first-callouts round (after this you’ll be able to join anytime of the year but the first round will be more hands on than ever!)
|Celeste Rains-Turk; Celestial_Fit International and Building More than Just a Body||