Today is my 26th birthday!🏼
This has been one of the best years of my life! All the challenging things I went through adds fuel to my fire for next year. I showed up for myself through EVERYTHING & now, I have never felt more loved, empowered, free, determined
My life became a reflection of my wildest dreams
I have been paying attention to things I do that are normal for me & make a difference in my life but maybe not for everyone so I wrote this out for my own future reference & hope it might help you!
Included but not limited to; saying thank you when I wake up, going to bed recognizing how I supported myself, doing the extra little thing in the moment as though it’s as important as the big task, talking to loved ones daily, wearing my heart on my sleeve, looking at the sun & listening to the birds, paying attention to my body’s needs & nourishing her, celebrating the life I live in the process of building upon it—not taking it for granted, reading, journaling, being intentional with my energy, standing up to my fears & doubts to take leaps of faith that has brought more than I could have ever imagined into my life, putting on nice outfits & jewelry more frequently, fostering genuine community & connections, laughing without holding back, listening to music that feeds my mood & my soul, talking to my long distance best friend (more like sister) on the phone every week for years on end, celebrating my courage, prioritizing the rep over the set-the process over the product- the impact over the income…& so on, I ask how everything I do does or does not align with my values, I know my routines make up my life so I prioritize accordingly, I consistently practice the mental health & communication tools that have supported my healing….there’s certainly more I don’t have space to list
I know I am not meeting all my standards or expectations as I aim to reach new levels each day, but I don’t expect perfection from myself
In sharing this, I feel appreciation for myself & everyone who has helped me to live my dreams & all the incredible people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting or spending time with this year or connecting online❤️
Thanks for being part of it☀️
When I wrote this book 6 years ago It was something that literally poured out of my soul!
I wrote it in 2 weeks timeâ¦I couldnât stop writingâ¦everywhere I went I was opening the document and pouring my heart out into it with ALL the things that had helped me shift my mindset dramatically and literally believe my own way to badass
the book, âBelieve your way to Badassâ (on Amazon) I not only break down the steps I took in my own journey but I also outline exactly how you can redefine beliefs, develop self-love, and of course manifest your best selfâ¦
itâs an Interactive guide which means youâre not just reading and wondering how to implement it, youâre provided space in the book to complete prompts and activities as you go
Despite the age of the book, I still use these strategies to uplevel & remember how eager I was to share them with others
Iâve thought about updating the book for future prints as how I present myself as a fitness coach is no longer accurate (although funny that even then I was writing about psychological related thingsâmy heart was always in the INNER gains anyways) & Iâve evolved but I love that itâs frozen piece of my life that captures strategies I used that transformed me
Itâs surreal every year to reflect back on the moment I published the book and just kept refreshing amazon to see if it was climbing the ranks or had achieved best-seller
I grass rooted the hell outta that book promotion and then when I saw it finally hit the top I was SO happy!
I even released a 21 day program that went along with it and gifted it to purchasers
Itâs so wild to look backâ¦This video (im 20 here & was 19 when I published!) at an event I spoke at with my largest audience at the time!
I hoped people would be inspired to receive a signed copy and meet me after and believed it would happen and envisioned these things playing out and they didðð» and even better than imagined
My personal growth journey and life is ever evolving and I hope to only continue to provide insight and value to others along the way
Thank you to everyone who has supported me all these years or has purchased a book or shared it. MEANS SO MUCHâ¤ï¸
REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW FOR THE FREE CONFESSIONS OF A BIKINI PRO PODCAST PARTY HAPPENING JANUARY 22 IN ARIZONA 12pm-4pm AT WWW.CELESTIAL.FIT/PODCASTPARTY
There will be meet & greet tables for pros who have been on the podcast and plan to come, posing breakout groups, and 3 live interview panels with q&a as well as a special on mental health from me🤗
I wanted to give back to the community and say THANK YOU for everything by making a way for us to all connect in person and have a beautiful immersive experience of learning from, with, and about one another and within this sport and in the context of life outside of It
While this experience FREE to you, it is priceless to me!
I wanted to treat the amazing community to this intimate event as a way to give back and celebrate the milestones of the podcast (1.1 million downloads)!
I couldn't be more grateful for this community and would love to say thank you in a special way
I thought it would be so special to meet listeners in person and give them a chance to connect with guests of the podcast and each other!
So I reached out to the guests of the show and we are putting something special together for you (if you’ve been a guest and didn’t receive an invite please dm me asap & I’ll send you the brief pro packet to review)
The live panels will cover:
1. What it Means to Be a Pro
2. What Mistakes, Adversity, & Balancing Life with this Sport has Taught Them
3. Q&A specific panel
4. Mental Health Presentation & Q&A with Celeste
5. Posing Breakout Groups with Hands on Attention from the Pros
You can learn more & register at www.celestial.fit/podcastparty
Spaces will be limited to accommodate for space, timing, and experience
See you there🔥😎
ð¥¹ð go girl
I know the trend is to say we didnât expect it or âwait i did itâ but i always knewâ¦ALWAYS!
To me, I never imagined a life where I wasnât doing what I love & making an impact
Little me always wanted to run her own business doing this. I went through a âbusiness attireâ phase (cue second pic in the video lol) when I was starting my interior design business at 9 years old because I wanted to look & feel professional & not seem too young ð¥¹ð¤£
I remember feeling from an even earlier age that I could do anything I wanted to do. I really pursued that relentlessly from the moment I knew what âworkâ even was
From having my dad take videos of me giving tips on design or organization or cleaning for his YouTube channel (he always believed in me & still does & always thought Iâd make a great host of some sort, funny how that evolved too), to giving my parents a business contract to sign regarding their payment for my organization service, & even asking at every birthday & holiday for things like website domains, web builder subscriptions, coursesâ¦
I did that from age 9 to around 2015 (age 18) when I had officially launched my online fitness business (which has since evolved as you all can see into the mental health work, writing, podcasting, speaking, coaching for teams as their mindset mentor, partnershipsâ¦etc)
Itâs really wild when I reflect I can see that I am a product of many thingsâ¦genetics, environment, & my own determination
The power of telling a child they can go after it, instilling belief, fostering responsibility (my parents made sure I would earn everything & even as I continue my business today my dad always says âmake sure youâre giving these people an amazing serviceâ), & providing opportunity to grow, learn, failâ¦
I watched both my parents run successful businesses & provide for my sister & I which I believe also impacted my view on independence & life building
My # 1 fan is my older sister & my friends are incredibly supportive & uplifting
I invest in myself & my biz because itâs everything I dream of
I talk more about my past as well as recent vulnerabilities on the latest episode of @perspectiveshiftnow podcast HERE!
Florida beaches 😍 next time I see some will be for the LIVE event I’m hosting in the heart of downtown tampa, at the Aloft Hotel, to bring current and aspiring competitors all the insights on not just how to apply psychology to your journey but also tools for an effective season, posing, & physique development with the support of my cohost superstar coach, my girl @lexiemait
Early bird pricing closes Oct 19th & ticket sales close Nov 1st so reserve your seat!
Once tickets are sold out, the page will be closed!
We have 8 spots open & we are connecting guests with each other incase you’d like to coordinate sharing a hotel room or air b n b
Visit: www.celestial.fit/tampa to learn more about the event and sign up now!
Dec14th @contestprepcenter Las Vegas, Nevada 1pm-6pm and
Dec 15th VIP portion at a diff location (to be provided to guests) 9am-5pm
WWW.BUILDMORETHANJUSTABODY.COM best addition to your Olympia week😍
December look forward to a webinar from @nicoleferrierfitness & I too! The presentation & plan is already 🔥
January 13-15: @shawnscouture cuties conquering the stage speaking on psychology applied in bodybuilding
Jan 22: Phoenix, AZ 12pm-4pm FREE Confessions of a Bikini Pro Podcast Party meet and greets with the pros, breakout posing, live interview panels, mingling :) be notified when list opens up (space will be limited): www.celestial.fit/podcastparty I’ll be doing mental health coverage as well here
February 11 Phoenix AZ: @glamgirlbikini and I are getting back together for another event which we just started game planning yesterday & it’ll be epic (dm me now if this is one you’d like to be notified about)
More to come I’m sure of it ;) visit www.celestial.fit/liveevents for the full list and ro put your name down for future live event announcements or to suggest I come to your town!
Wow😭 your words of support are so meaningful to me. The Confessions of a Bikini Pro Podcast #listenerlove is unreal
Seeing this review on iTunes from a client of mine was such a surprise and absolutely filled my heart
I don’t know if I ever can fully express how much it means to me when you guys tag me in stories of you tuning in, come up to me at shows or the gym or wherever we are, and post or message me or the athletes featured
It truly impacts me on a deep energetic soul level because this podcast started as a passion project and it changed the entire trajectory of my life and business as it revealed my true purpose
That’s because of this community and all your investment in each other and growing and supporting each other
This review really captures something so special to me…the impact of the podcast and the impact of the work I get to do within the community to support competitors in having their longevity and mental peace in this sport so we can all continue to have the most fulfilling and empowering times pursuing our goals
You can stream the podcast on any of your fav streaming platforms and you can even ask Siri, google, or alexa to “play the latest episode of confessions of a bikini pro podcast” 😎
To learn more about the work I do you can visit www.celestial.fit/foodfreedom linked in bio along with resources and freebies to support you to #BUILDMORETHANJUSTABODY
If you’re feeling inspired to leave a review or rating on iTunes, it goes a long way for the show! Thank you in advance🏼☺️
Just recorded a podcast with coach @seeyoulaterleaner as a special feature episode not just answering your questions about my prep & now reverse & the process & reasoning for different things but also questions about his general approach too, we end up going on some pretty gnarly rants too lol
Be sure to subscribe to confessions of a bikini pro podcast on your fav platform so you don’t miss it!
Right now we are at 200g carb, 135g protein, & 45g fat. A weekly untracked meal has just now been added in as well. I walk 10 min per day & we just added back in 2 sprint days for 4 minutes only 2x/week. I’m training 4x per week- 3 power days, 1 glute accessory day. The program is mainly geared toward getting stronger in the big 3 lifts & then overtime we will move back into hypertrophy but building this base will make a huge difference on my physique as well as in my strength for the future
I love it
I haven’t had any post show blues, body image concerns, or Food Relationship setbacks
I practice what I preach every day & I am always tuning into how I feel physically & emotionally
Even adam was like you don’t seem to have any post show blues & I elaborate on it in the episode but essentially I have so many other life goals & projects that light me up & I never let those go while prepping, I have consistent standards for myself that are applicable in every season so it doesn’t feel like a huge transition, & I focus on one day of follow through at a time & remind myself why I love doing this, how it contributes to my life outside of just physique goals, & that I’m beyond capable, worthy, & deserving of what I want
I am happy with how I look. Hovering about 7-8lbs over the peak weight right now with measurements increasing in the best places. I’m getting stronger, I look like I’m gaining muscle & filling out, I am comfortable in my skin, I have excitement for my days
I have some health measures I need to get in check & I wouldn’t say I feel my best yet. I still get drained, hungry, & tired so I’ve been trying to prioritize reducing caffeine intake & setting my environment up for better sleep
As always, we must #BUILDMORETHANJUSTABODY
Thank you @teambossbodies for putting on this incredible event and thank you for having me as a guest speaker
It was truly an honor to connect, contribute, and have fun with all of you
The memories made are priceless and I am so grateful I could have a part in the transformations that occurred and sparked at this retreat
The way it was run, organized, led, and planned was incredible to witness as it was considerate of bodybuilders to a whole level I’ve never seen before!
I am in awe of this team and the women who coach on it, attended, and showed up. I couldn’t be more grateful that I got to share the stage with the legends that are @joe_pishkula@kimbooddo @chrisruden and to be able to see the incredible guidance of the posing coaches, generosity of the team…
Thank you to @joe_pishkula for your generosity in giving away an entry to a @klash_championship_series and to the team for somehow pulling my name out of the hat🥲😭
To everyone I got the chance to talk to whether for a moment, minutes, or many of those I am SO thankful. You each enthused me with your engaging spirits & positive attitudes as well as willingness to share, be open, & truly make friends, memories, & changes in your lives!
A thank you to @teambossbodies… to see how humble & kind @caseymfit is really puts in perspective how she has built such a unit of a family here
I didn’t feel like “just a speaker” I felt fully cared for & I’m already counting down the days to the next one
@jonellewarnerifbbpro thank you for your ongoing friendship and support from the jump, you’re an amazing soul I will always cherish
@staci_lifts thank you for making sure everything was taken care of and never making me “want” for anything, your leadership is natural and admirable
@ifbbpro_ashleyjenelle your energy and hype was so awesome to witness as you taught about posing and @lauranorton2 I loved your attention to detail and effective insight for each individual
@kikerslaugh_ifbbpro you are pure love and light. You not only demonstrated posing flawlessly but you lead by example, have a contagious laugh, & make people feel special & cared for
When they wonder when I will be done, satisfied, content, I can let them know I already am…
I am done with the old version of me, satisfied with the current version of me, and content with honoring my growth with new goals
I continue to uplevel because I have to match my own energy
I celebrate my wins by using them for more fuel for my future
I know I am enough as I am but this very belief is what encourages me to keep demanding more for myself...because I deserve it
I want a life with a series of pursuits because ultimately, pursuit is what brings true happiness to a person's life
Accomplishments are these blips in time where we harvest the fruits of our labor but the labor itself is what makes that harvest so sweet
I think about where the 3 years younger version of me wanted to be
She has far surpassed those visions in many ways
I can enjoy the fact that I am living the life I dreamt of while also using that pride as a boost to continue the pursuits
Every moment where a vision becomes reality is just that much more proof of my power, the power of community, and the power that comes with belief and trust in yourself through ALLLLL the pain and triumphs
When I really pause and soak this all in, I can feel the energy behind the creation of this life or this moment and that only excites me to keep going even more
Thanks for being here and supporting me through it all it is so meaningful to have such an incredibly supportive and kind community
My life lost all color.
Everything around me was dull and nothing that meant anything to me mattered the same way. People stopped telling me what they always told me & tell me now…that my smile is contagious or I’m sunshine when i walk in a room or I’m always so positive and upbeat or brightening up their day.
I missed these compliments and felt maybe this part of me died with my mom. Maybe I’d never be that girl again. Im glad I was wrong. I don’t know exactly what started to bring vibrancy back into my life but as it returned I felt more like myself again.
I was different. I functioned with a familiar darkness that seemed to have made me more fragile but also more empathetic, reflective, understanding… I don’t believe it was “time” or “space” that brought the light back even though people are quick to say that everything gets better with those two things.
I actually think it was learning to live with and accept what changed in my life and find a path forward with this new normal rather than being stuck wishing for the old life or old me. How unfair to expect I’d ever be the same after such a traumatic life change and experience. When I gave myself grace and compassion and allowed myself to feel I found that more of my light was coming through too.
It felt a lot like clouds passing over the sun, sometimes I was allowed and able to illuminate everything around me & other times it was like something was in my way. I realized that none of this meant my light was gone forever though, it more so meant that sometimes I would have days where I could shine really bright & days I felt more dim or only kept the light to myself.
It’s difficult to really capture in words how it feels to be more myself again because with my grief experience one day I can feel like I turned a new leaf & the next day or week or month I might feel like the littlest leaf that falls on me weighs as much as the entire world & no matter how hard I try to push through it, I have to acknowledge that it is necessary & ok to sit with it all before trying to push. I celebrate the light in my life, my soul…& express the gratitude I feel to see colors again