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Welcome to my Blog
I write a new blog almost daily! Feel free to comment, share, and connect with me! I love hearing from my readers!
Benefit to waking up early for the gym: matching the sunrise 😜👀
Feeling so good after killin my high rep upper body day and cardio today
Crazy to see my body changing so fast now! Being 10.5 weeks out is wild to me
This year I have so much in store;
•My event this weekend
•My second quarter of my masters program starting
•Visiting Colorado Springs
•Going to my first Residency
•Stepping on stage more (Gotta figure this one out with the residency being right smack before some of the shows I was lookin at but my @teamedge1 will know best!)
That’s just to name some of it!!
And I’m soooo grateful for all of it!
Life is so beautiful and always moving without us so let’s capitalize on and seize every day in a way that aligns with our core values and goals
When I get “overwhelmed” I get excited because overwhelm is a sign that we need an identity upgrade
I am always choosing new upper limits for my mindset because I am always growing- WE ARE ALL ALWAYS GROWING
Lately waking up earlier that i has been has been my choice for capitalizing on my time in the day balancing all my business work & clients and school and prep life
How blessed am I to be doing all those freedom giving things!! Feeling excited for the future and everything coming
Remaining open to opportunities, ideas, and new lessons always
What’s going on in your world? I’d love to know😍
Ps I loved reading your guys replies to my Instagram story yesterday about how you’re prioritizing yourself!
I wake up every day on a mission and if I can accomplish that mission every day in some way, I have even more of a reason to be happy
Sometimes I fear coming across as too ‘in your face’ about the importance of psychology and personal development in becoming your absolute best self especially as a competitor
But then again, I have always felt this nudge within me, this question that burns in my mind daily that eats at me when I try to hold myself back
“BUT WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T?!”
And that always motivates me into action. The pain I am here to help others move through is far greater than the pain of me seeming “too in your face”
I don’t take what I do lightly, therefore it matters, therefore I’m going to take a stand for it
Because of the breakthroughs I’ve facilitated with my processes, knowledge, support, and attention to detail; I know that my work works, simple as that
I also know it would be a huge disservice not to share it with others
When I think of the people who wake up self-loathing, with an unhealthy relationship with food and their body and their goals, or people who are stopped from achieving more greatness because of limiting beliefs and experiences from their past that need to be worked through, I GET FIRED UP
I have a solution, a process, a method, a madness, a whatever you want to call it, that UNDENIABLY helps people
WHY WOULD I HOLD THAT BACK IF IT ALIGNS WITH MY DEEP DESIRE TO ERADICATE SELF-LOATHE?! I just can’t
So as much as I have struggled with saying, “no you know what, you NEED this” in times where it was necessary; I’m done looking back and wishing I would have just said something
I have nothing to lose but the people who come to me for support do—that’s motivation enough for me to put it out there
My mission is to help others BUILD MORE THAN JUST A BODY & it is not something I will one day say “yay mission accomplished!” NO it is a mission that is ongoing & ever evolving
Me n me doin our thing just 9 months apart (April 3, 2019 to January 3, 2020)
It’s been a long off season focusing on health and growth but I started a pre-prep mode off season program with my coaches summertime last year and we’ve been workin at it ever since
Not racing to the finish line but I will say, when we compare this April 3rd from 2019 to April 3rd of 2020, it’s gunna be even more epic ;)
I am very proud of myself in both these frames because I remember in April just being happy to be lifting heavier and having a period and being able to see visible muscle gains despite the fat I had gained too from making conscious (and at times very scary) efforts to restore my cycle
Today I’m proud of myself because I never gave up on me. I always trusted in the process and in what my body and mind needed and here we are, reaping the reward of patience and self love Loving yourself in every season isn’t a froofy way of making you feel good; it’s about genuinely taking care of what you and your body needs and allowing positive energy to be what drives you
Especially when things become challenging or don’t go “as planned”
External motivation will dwindle and fade, so chasing the stage isn’t going to sustain your efforts
Only intrinsic motivation can create the level of results and consistency you’re looking for long term And it helps if you actually love the process ;)
Need support finding your inner why and feeling love and pride for your body in every phase regardless of circumstance?
Join the On-Demand Mindset Coaching Platform for competitors today to receive instant access to mindset and personal development coaching that helps you be YOUR best for prep & improvement season This platform was designed to be quick, effective, and is very interactive!
For more information and to sign up you can visit: https://celeste-rainsturk.clickfunnels.com/on-demand-mindset-coaching-for-competitors
Imagine how much further you can go with a healthy, conditioned, and champion mindset
You actually can do everything you set out to do no matter how big or wild or crazy it seems. I’ve literally manifested some of the most amazing things in my life with very little “pain” or “the grind”.
Don’t get me wrong, I “work my ass off” but It mostly felt “easy” because I was connected to my big vision, values, and higher self.
Before I became a best selling author I was speaking and writing it into existence so when the idea finally hatched after keeping the vision of myself as a best selling author at the forefront of my mind, when it came time to write it it flowed and I wrote, published, and became a best seller in less than 5 weeks time.
Before I spoke on a stage in front of over 200 people and shared it with some big names in different industries I was writing down that I was a highly sought after speaker traveling the world delivering my mission of Build More than Just a Body and that opportunities came to me frequently and I was open and capable of seeing and receiving them.
So of course when the opportunity came I grabbed it.
Oh and I imagined a line of people at my table waiting to get their copy of my # 1 best selling book “Believe your way to Badass” and yep that happened too.
When I invested in myself and my business I told myself I would always get a ROI and I always have even in the forms of lessons and personal growth.
When I said I would get nationally qualified, I did. When I ran on the treadmill repeating my name being given first place it paid off because I did get that.
But manifesting doesn’t work because you “say” it will happen or that you “want it”.
It works because your attention shifts. By consistently repeating and envisioning and speaking about and expressing gratitude for and as the highest version of yourself, you are more likely to take actions that align with this version of yourself. You can literally change and create your reality every day.
It comes down to how committed you are to the bigger vision and how willing you are to hold that vision in your mind day in and day out despite nay sayers or fears or limiting beliefs.
It is about how you go into your own pains and darkness to come out stronger and more self aware. It’s about how you choose your future self day in and day out. It’s not enough to just do the do every day.
If you want things to change not only do you have to change but your habits thoughts behaviors and beliefs must change with you.
We’ve all created everything in our life. So why not create an even better reality for ourselves?
Today was such an amazing day! Celebrating 23 years of life and feel so so blessed!!😊🥳💜
I have so much to reflect on and am about to do my birthday reflection journaling but wanted to say thank you to everyone who has wished me a happy birthday 🙂
I am grateful for another year and look forward to seeing what 23 brings me!
Reminder!!! My next live Build More than Just a Body Event is happening on January 26th from 9am-2pm in Los Angeles
We get into all things mindset, personal development, self-love, and psychology so you can begin making peace with food, your body, and your goals
In celebration of my birthday I have reduced the prices from $35 to $23 for the next 24 hours only
To reserve your seat at the event please click HERE 🙂
Discounted tickets and spaces are limited
If you click the link and see it, it means it’s available, if you click the link and it’s not there, then discounted tickets have been sold out
Better jump on it 😊
Thank you again for all the amazing birthday love and also thank you to everyone tagging me in their Spotify year end round up to show that Confessions of a Bikini Pro was your most listened to!
Means SO SO much to me, I swear the podcast is my baby lol
Stay tuned on my stories and posts coming because I am putting together a year end special episode featuring YOU guys to celebrate over a year of weekly episodes (crazy to me how i even made it happen all this time tbh lol!)
Lots of love ❤️😊
I used to freak out about eating anything off my plan
When I got my first meal plan I thought it was ‘the only way’ and being someone with an already very control oriented and disciplined personality, you bet I wasn’t going to stray from it
I was always given 1 free meal a week though, mind you this was my pre-competing days
Literally just wanting to get more fit and have a real program to follow
I of course would do perfectly all week then as soon as it was time for my free meal I went HARD like I would eat enough for two days worth of food in one meal
Going wild on your free meal/cheat meal only to justify it by saying “I was on point all week”
Welp, that was my reality for far too long
Eventually I got into competing because I was “already living the lifestyle anyways” (eating chicken, rice, greens, ground turkey, eggs, etc and lifting 6x a week) I thought I should see how much further I could go
I knew something was off about my food relationship but didn’t think much of it because “this is the only way and how it’s supposed to be and how everyone else does it”
I prepped for my first show, didn’t place, got walked off stage with the other girls who didn’t place, and felt like all my hard work and commitment “wasn’t good enough”
I felt this way because I hadn’t primed my mindset to be one of success for the commitment regardless of a validating external outcome
I said “f it” and went full on eat whatever mode. My appetite was all over the place too so some days I would barely eat and others I would be like santa on Christmas
I realized there was a problem when I gained 30lbs in 2 weeks
Yep...you read that right
I blamed competing for awhile
Then I put my big girl panties on and realized that I did this. I hid from my binge cycles for too long, went on autopilot with a prep as my excuse to be able to say no to eating things, and I didn’t love myself very much (especially compared to the love I have for myself now whoaaa)
So I took responsibility
But I didn’t go on a diet or cardio myself to death because that hadn’t worked before and I was not trying to be insane on top of all of my food and body issues
So I let go of ALL the rules
I set new standards and expectations for my own health and body
I prioritized self-love and started doing all these different things to love myself which just felt right to me like locking eyes with myself in the mirror, identifying positive parts of my body, snapping rubber bands on my wrist when negative self talk arose and then rewriting them with positives, the list goes on
My business mission evolved with me
I realized that we need to Build More than Just a Body
I knew there had to be a way to compete with a healthy relationship with food and a positive body image
I set out to make that reality and be an example to others
Over the last couple years I’ve been able to accomplish that WITHOUT having to completely drop everything to do so
I’ve successfully competed in 5 shows since then and have overcome struggles with my relationship with food WITHOUT sacrificing my goals
Now, I help other competitors to make peace with food, their body, and their goals year round, in every season
I now can follow a competition prep diet WITH a healthy relationship with food AND WHILE developing a healthier relationship with food...and help you do the same
So if you’ve ever been told you have to drop everything to heal it, you’ve been lied to. In many cases, it’s not necessary and if you don’t believe me just look at my Testimonials Page to See
After going through my own internal battles I discussed, I was inspired to start studying psychology and earned my bachelors degree while becoming a #1 best selling self help author after immersing myself into the personal development world AND speaking on stages in various cities of the US
Now I’m getting my masters degree in clinical mental health counseling
So while my story is compelling and my “I overcame this and so can you” may be inspiring, I want you to know it’s not only something I LOVE to help others with, it is something I am truly passionate about, committed to, and invested in
I literally live, eat, sleep, and breathe this stuff
If you’re ready to Build More than just a Body and make peace with food, your body, and your goals using my signature PTG system I developed with competitors in mind, then Contact me now to inquire about if and how I can help you
If I feel I can help you I’ll give you some options that I think would be best based on what we discuss
If I don’t feel I can help you, I will refer you to someone else
Don’t let negative experiences caused by negative mental constructs hold you back from being a successful athlete and lover of the lifestyle
YOU CAN BE AN ATHLETE AND A CHAMPION WHO HAS A POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH HERSELF, HER BODY, and FOOD
Why wait to see that version of you come to life? It’ll only get harder
Contact me now or visit my work with me page to get ahead of this and say no more to the viscous cycles of disordered thoughts, eating, and body image
If you created your current reality, you can create a new one
Your normal might consist of being unhappy, sad, ashamed, full of guilt, empty, hurt, angry, or numb
Your normal might be full of unsurprising events with some sort of lusting for a life that “could be but likely never will be”
Your normal might feel uneasy, unpredictable, scary
But it doesn’t always have to be this way and the only way it wouldn’t change is if you don’t
Your next normal could be entirely different from your current narrative
Change the way you think
When you change the way your brain is wired, you’re inevitably going to be changing your actions, when you change your actions your results change and when your results change so does your experience of life
It’s no longer feeling like something so far out of reach but now like something you can always take hold of and steer any which way you desire
I don’t just say this as a psychology and personal development nerd
Despite literature of more reliable case studies, eons of anecdotal evidence, and the mere fact that our brain is literally the epicenter of our functions...
I’ve also witnessed it first hand
I haven’t been deeply depressed or suicidal (something I never thought I’d be able to rid myself of) in years
Because of this my anxiety has also decreased massively as I’m no longer fearful of myself or my thoughts
While I’ve always been a VERY optimistic person (sometimes too much for my own good they say)
My life has dramatically improved since making myself a priority
I always had goals and dreams and chased them relentlessly whether it was athletics or school or career
(Fun fact I even started my first business at 9 years old and carried on with the thought of pursuing that profession until junior year of high school! Can you guess what that was?)
But the difference is now I feel like ME and I love this me because she is such a pure light form of who I’ve always known I could be
When I would get depressed it scared me so much because I knew it “wasn’t me” I can remember being so enamored by the thought of death and yet feeling like I was just trapped in my own sad chemical ridden brain, I’d always give people support for their concern of me by saying “but it’s not me don’t worry it just comes over me, idk what it is”
Even though it wasn’t my fault that this would happen, I had a LOT of responsibility to take
And if I stopped EVERY positive thing I do for my mind now, I know it wouldn’t be long until I regressed to a dark and scary version of me
Want to know some of the things that made the biggest difference for me?
Here’s 10 just to scratch the surface:
Happiness can be tapped into the same way sadness can. This doesn’t mean you never experience any other emotions, it just means your baseline is more content, at peace, happy :)
Imagine what will happen when you start chasing the idea of “being happy” and instead choose to simply become happiness
If you have time to get up, walk to the bathroom, and weigh yourself first thing in the morning you sure as hell have time to think about what you’re grateful for, what you love about yourself, and what you’re looking forward to today
So, What’s your priority going to be?
Today I am doing a photoshoot with and I’m SO excited
Finally doing a shoot outside of a “stage lean” or “competitor lean” body and embracing where I am now
WHICH I LOVE BY THE WAY
I’m doing and did absolutely nothing to “prepare” for this shoot. I’ve drunk my water, ate my food, have had some artificial sweeteners and definitely didn’t do any extra cardio
I’m on prep right now and have been for a few months and no way would I jeapordize my progress or the way I feel for a shoot at this point
I’ve done photoshoot a hungry and thirsty and they suck. You just have headaches and never feel good enough
That’s why I’m excited for today!! To just have a shoot having fun and being me! To show others that you can feel AMAZING in your skin and transform your relationship with your body to the point where you just love and embrace her without any gimmicks or conditions
Me and Daraja Hill just discussed this on her episode of confessions of a bikini pro (it comes out in November) and she shared how much doing a shoot like this boosted her confidence and how she also did Nothing special to prep for it
I feel like it’s so easy to get caught up in where we “were” or “should be” or “will be” that we forget to be happy where we are right now
Your body is your souls greatest asset. Why wouldn’t you love and embrace her at every phase!? Especially when you’re honoring her, putting the work in daily, and making conscious choices; what’s not to love!?
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