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The fitness industry is full of people binging and purging and it’s being perpetuated as ‘normal’. 🙅🏻♀️😿
Everyday I read a post about a Instagram fit model, a fitness coach, a competitor “earning” their food, “burning off” their food, or “making up for” their food.
Why can’t we just eat the damn food?
Food is fuel. Some food is better fuel for the body than others. Either way, the body is going to find a way to break it down and get energy from it.
You don’t have to earn the cookie, just like you don’t have to earn your rice cake.
You don’t have to do extra cardio, just because you ate an extra piece of chicken. When you do extra for food like this in a way where you mentally would be upset if you didn’t, you are doing a form of purging.
You don’t have to do any of that. It’s all made up, taught, conditioned. There’s a reason why you think some things are ‘okay’ and others are ‘bad’
You aren’t going to drop dead, get out of shape, or ruin your chances of achieving your goals by having extra sometimes.
When you begin to associate negativity with food, you anchor in this belief that you are bad or good based on those eating habits.
The industry has glamorized this idea of doing extra cardio to burn food off, going extra hard to earn that donut, or staying super strict all week so you have room for the weekend.
This, unfortunately, is a form of binging and purging. While intention, energy, and reasoning is going to determine how we feel about every choice we make, we still can’t deny that this is an unhealthy behavior.
I found myself cheering in the off season if I don’t have anything off my plan that day, which tells me I am ‘better’ or ‘more worthy of praise’ if I do that. When in reality, I really would benefit from just seeing every day as unique as the next or the one before. The only thing I really benefit most from is answering the question: DOES THIS SERVE ME, MY BODY, and MY GOALS?
Sometimes the answer is tricky because of blurred lines. But most of the times I either am guided to the choice that’s going to be the most loving or I am pointed in the direction of where I might be experiencing other voids that I am trying to fill or control in my life with the manipulation of food and movement.
If a food makes me feel bad and I know it does yet I choose to eat it anyways I recognize where I am neglecting my body. Sometimes it’s not about the food or fuel and it’s about the fact that yo girl wants some damn chocolate or some extra protein or 7 servings of veggies instead of 5.
BUT THIS DOESN’T MEAN I KILL MYSELF OVER IT
You ate. You’re alive. You have fuel. You don’t have to feel ashamed of that. Either reevaluate your goals, how you see yourself, and the relationship you have with yourself and food, or change your actions.
My best lifestyle shift always happens and flows with great ease when I am rooted in the belief that; I know what’s best for my body and my body knows what’s best for me. Because I love my body, I consciously tune in to her every day to give her what she needs to be the best vehicle for my soul to make an impact in this world. I choose to nourish myself with thoughts and actions that move me forward. I love my soul so much that I naturally feel inspired to take care of the one physical body I have been given to enjoy this human experience.
I am able to pull myself out of body image, unhealthy food relationship, and loatheful dialogue pretty smoothly once I commit to it. Sometimes I just wallow in it because I need to really feel to know what I need for growth. But the reason I can shift so quickly is because this is a daily practice. We are all constantly changing so we have to be willing to shine light where there is darkness. I have done this for myself before.
I developed a system that works. I studied my system and turned it into an academy for others to learn from. My 30 day Food Freedom Academy is built to help you;
Breakdown and Breakthrough the Barriers between you and Food to Discover what is truly holding you back from a beautiful relationship with food.
Mend your Relationship with Food so that YOUR BODY can guide you to make empowering choices WITHOUT the need or desire for rules and restrictions.
Open up to Your Intuitive Eater & discover the voice of your soul that understands your body and the nourishment it needs. Realize the power of trusting your ability to fuel yourself.
Find Balance to Feel comfortable around food, confident in your decisions on what you're eating (whether it's a cupcake or a carrot), trust your intuition, release fear of foods, and feel amazing about the food you choose to nourish yourself with daily.
This program is NOT built to show you HOW to eat but it is centered on MENDING your current relationship with food so that YOUR BODY will GUIDE you to make even more empowering choices WITHOUT making you feel like you HAVE to avoid all the sweets or like you are a failure for taking a bite or going out.
Want all the details so you can join the 4 week food Freedom Academy? Click HERE or message me and I will get you the info. You can sign up directly on the page and for all of October the program has been marked down as a way to say thank you for hearing my story and choosing to give this to yourself as well as make it available/accessible to everyone.
I see a problem in this industry and I want to be a part of the solution...let me know if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to help:)
JOIN THE FOOD FREEDOM ACADEMY NOW HERE: https://celeste-rainsturk.clickfunnels.com/foodfreedomacademy
P.S. thanks for all the love on my recent video opening up about the struggles I endured post show. So many of you reached out relating and now I feel so good offering the opportunity to enroll in the program that consists of the principles I still use and so much more from past and present that help me feel EMPOWERED to live a healthy life out of LOVE.
WHY DO YOU WANT TO LOVE YOUR FAT SO MUCH?!
It’s scary and weird to me that we live in a society that is shifting from LOSE fat to ACCEPT and LOVE fat.
Why is it weird to me?
Because too much fat can kill you, destroy you, tire you out, mess with the function of your body like your organs, heart, circulation, and overall performance (not just in exercise) but for something as simple as tying your shoe.
I’m all for body acceptance and body love and I have my own methods and practices that I teach to my clients and use myself to love my body more regardless of how it looks but have we forgotten why losing body fat was so important in the first place?
The problem is...everyone wants to connect the outcome of LOWERING BODY FAT to shape, size, worth, and aesthetics RATHER than what it is ESPECIALLY good for like oh, I don’t know YOUR health, function, and the way you FEEL.
If you carry too much fat, especially in your abdomen, you’re doing your body loads of harm. You don’t have to have an 8 pack or even a 2 pack, hell you don’t even have to have an entirely flat stomach...
...but PLEASE, for your HEALTH and the love of your SOUL, be kind to your body and make an effort to help her function at a high level by committing to losing the excess fat that is harming you and maybe even killing you slowly or putting you on the verge of disease.
Fat doesn’t have to be ‘beautiful’ or ‘ugly’ it can just be what it is, fat. Associating all these judgment words to it actually, in my opinion, defeats the purpose of its existence as a whole. It insulates and protects us and serves many functions like helping many women create better environments for babies or hormones! But too much, isn’t so great for anyone...
The body positivity movement (and anything closely related) would be a helluva lot better if it actually WASN’T so focused on this stigma of how we LOOK but rather how we FEEL AND FUNCTION!
Yes, Love your shape always and connect your value to your soul, but PLEASE do not put yourself and your SOUL at risk just because you don’t want, Believe, have failed at, or just don’t know how to lose the fat or you think others might judge you!
You can do it healthfully, and you can sustain it. This doesn’t mean you are doing it to ‘look’ a certain way and even if you were WHO CARES?! It’s your body and it will benefit you in the long haul when done right.
If someone else has a problem with t then that is THEIR own problem to own, not yours. Just focus on what YOU want and NEED, what is ultimately best for YOU?
Because, when we give our soul a home that allows the soul to express, live, and show up at the HIGHEST level then we are TRULY LOVING OUR BODY, RECOGNIZING OUR SOUL IS WORTH IT, and EXPERIENCING OUR LIFE AS OUR MOST OPTIMIZED SELVES. And what could be better than that?
This is why I am here. As a coach I not only want to help facilitate a lifestyle change that supports your health and even your body shape goals but I want the process to be fueled by love and appreciation of the powerhouse of a gift your body is for your soul. I am not only here to help shift your physical choices but your inner world that is responsible for creating and sustaining them.
I would like to invite you to work with me in my Build More than Just a Body Program. This is completely 1:1 and built for you, your goals, and your body/life’s needs and you can apply for it here: https://www.jotform.com/celestialfit/applytobuildmorethanjustabody
I work with a select few people per month because I spend lots of time on the details. I do have different options available for coaching and would be happy to see if or how I can help you.
Just click HERE to apply and I’ll get back to you in no more than 48 hours!
Looking forward to seeing who takes action for themselves and their health goals today!
Lots of love,
Celeste Rains-Turk: Celestial_fit
Build More than Just a Body
Disclaimer/Side note: there is also such thing as TOO LITTLE fat, this can be and is just as if not more unhealthy than TOO MUCH. Let's focus on finding a HEALTHY equilibrium for you and your body to maintain and THRIVE at!
If you want to “#RedefineHealthy” then why would you perpetuate the problem that persists in society on health being related to size?
I think at this point we all know, smaller does not always equal healthier, more muscular doesn’t always equal stronger, and more or less fat doesn’t always equal healthier either.
If you follow my Instagram stories then you would have seen a screenshot I took of a fitness influencer’s post that triggered me.
It was a quote; “goodmorning to everyone except the people who don’t gain weight when they eat whatever they want” with a caption: “I think we can all agree these are pretty much the worst kinds of people” and then a few hashtags, one of which was #redefinehealthy and it honestly made me so mad.
How can someone who preaches redefining healthy also make a statement like this? It was maybe a joke but that doesn’t make it funny... and the caption made it even worse.
First of all, you don’t know what someone who ‘eats whatever they want and doesn’t gain weight’ is actually going through. Maybe they want to gain weight? Maybe they are perfectly healthy? Maybe they just don’t give a crap about what they put in their body? Maybe they don’t know how to fuel their body? Maybe they don’t make judgement on food they eat and choose to eat what appears to be whatever they want but in reality is what they need to fulfill their bodies needs?
AND WHY WOULD YOU SAY THESE ARE THE 'WORST' TYPES OF PEOPLE. Maybe what it really is, is that you just care about the way your body is shaped, not about the way you fuel your body, and the only reason you don't eat whatever you want is because you either think:
A. I can't achieve my goals indulging in other foods I love
B. Restriction = Healthier
C. I don't actually care about the fuel, just the shape it brings me, but I can't get the shape I want eating whatever I want.
Second of all, healthy does not equal a shape or size. In many cases, we can see that having too much or too little fat can lead to less than healthy states of function for the body.
Third, I’m not one to promote abusing the body. I believe it’s our soul’s greatest asset and should be treated as such fueling it with nutrient dense foods. But here’s the thing, some people can eat all of these ‘health’ foods and suffer from discomfort in their gut, weight gain, weight loss, or other physical symptoms where it makes them qualified ‘unhealthy’ in some way shape or form.
Fourth, understand how words impact people, even subconsciously. If we perpetuate this, then we accept it, and accepting it is NOT okay. We should be setting a new standard in the industry as coaches, trainers, and professionals, NOT feeding the standard that has caused numbers for things like obesity, eating disorders, mental illnesses, and yo-yo dieting to rise.
Fifth, I recognize that I’m different and not everyone has to believe in what I do or believe. I emphasize the importance of self-love and mindset when most of these ‘professional experts’ in the industry promote changing the diet and the exercise routine you follow... those things are important, but they do not matter or make a difference if you don’t love yourself enough to value them or see the necessity for your soul which can naturally inspire you to take care of your body.
Why do you think the industry has grown to billions of dollars and yet those statistics are as they are? We NEED to shift the focus...change the narrative...be REAL.
This will likely spark some level of controversy but I am not going to sit on the sidelines when thousands of people can be impacted by or partake in messages that just don’t solve the problems they claim to be ‘fixing’.
If you want to change the industry, you can’t profit off the things that have led to its failures in truly serving people.
I am on a mission to help others build more than just a body. I will give my heart and soul to this mission till I die.
And if that means risking being ‘controversial’ or ‘confrontational’ or ‘different’ then GOOD, it’s about time we start bringing awareness to the darkness.
What are your thoughts on this? Comment below!
Please share if you agree, let’s spread this message!
Calling women into my programs by belittling their bodies has never and will never feel good to me. In fact, it would go against everything I believe.
Regardless of 'business and marketing strategy' I know, trust, and believe that the women I am meant to work with understand the true benefits of Building More than Just a Body by emphasizing the importance of self-love, confidence, mindset, behavior change modification planning, and wellness development all coming together with the proper training and nutrition program.
I know that there are women out there who can see and already KNOW that they are deeper than surface level.
We don't need to be body shamed, hated on for our size, or looked at differently because we aren't at our peak state.
In all honesty, the body is a byproduct to all the in depth work I do with the people who work with me.
The body comes with ease and genuine flow as we focus on the inner work and identity creation that comes with developing a body that serves you and makes you feel amazing.
I will never support companies, coaches, or programs built on the backs of making women feel like they are less than they truly are.
We are allowed to love our bodies.
We are allowed to feel amazing in them.
We are allowed to look after them.
We are allowed to desire change for them.
We are allowed to fuel them properly.
We are allowed to push them past their limits.
We should NEVER allow ourselves to hate on our bodies.
Last time I checked, that never got anyone results; at least not ones that lasted or felt fulfilling.
Hating on yourself can look differently for everyone, here are some examples:
-Speaking Down to Yourself
-Judging, Poking, Prodding, and Squeezing at yourself for not looking a particular way.
-Neglecting to condition your body's muscles
-Pushing feelings away and not giving yourself permission to feel and heal because you 'have to be strong so you don't have time for this'
-Fueling toxic relationships with people, food, and yourself.
-Forcing yourself to work through pain, fatigue, or low energy.
-Deciding not to listen to your body when she speaks to you.
-Ignoring the requests of your soul to truly live your most empowered, free, healthy, and fulfilling life.
these are just a few examples. Maybe some of these felt familiar to you, I know I can relate, I used to live in a self-loathing relationship with my mind and my body and my soul.
While we can and should invest in bettering our health, fitness, and bodies. We must approach it from positive energies and intentions which serve us.
When we come from a place of hatred we only generate surface level results or no results at all in most cases, and they sure as hell don't last.
There are people, companies, and industries which will make you feel like you HAVE to change yourself now. And call you out for not fitting in your dress, being able to squeeze fat on your tummy, and having thighs that rub together or have cellulite coating each surface area of your body.
These are the same companies, industry, and people (I say people because I don't qualify them as 'experts', 'coaches', 'specialists', 'mentors' or whatever they like to sell themselves to you as with their negatively backed ad campaigns) who put you on programs that only generate results for the SHORT term.
Because the problem is not your body, or your fat, or your muscles or lack there of, or your skin, or your hair, or your face, or your level of conditioning, or your performance, or your clothing not fitting, or you name it.
The problem lies deeper than that.
The problem is rooted in things like:
-Negative, non-serving mindset
-Past Experiences (even all the way back to your childhood and usually all the way back there)
-Unhealthy relationships with people, food, and yourself stemming from thoughts, beliefs, experiences, and mindset.
-Lack of fulfillment or feeling of fulfillment (even if it is unconsciously known, it can still be there and normally is)
-Desire for things which do not come and are then sought in our food, choices, etc.
-Current struggles, trials, energy, and imbalances
-Unhealed and neglected wounds
-And the list goes on...
I am sharing this with you because I am on a mission to help women start building more than just a body and truly fulfill and live out their most empowered life.
This is about taking an approach that generated physical results through inner work coming together with outward implementation and inspired action.
Your healthiest self is not only created by working on your body. Your healthiest self comes down to so much more than that. Because YOU are so much more than that.
If this resonated with you, struck a chord, or spoke to you I want to take this opportunity to invite you to start Building More than Just a Body with me.
I am hosting a retreat in nearly 4 months where we are going deep into what it takes to build more than just a body and we will be touching on, highlighting, and going further into the root of exactly this.
This is not just a retreat, it is an opportunity to change your environment with a 5 star experience and VIP treatment.
This is about coming together with 5 other women during your journey and supporting one another along the way.
You won't just be getting the retreat.
There is bonus coaching involved.
After the retreat you will be held accountable, guided, coached, and mentored by me to continue your journey through and through.
There are a few different packages available to you.
I invite you to allow yourself to go all in and truly commit to yourself and a life changing experience.
If you are interested in hearing more about the retreat and your options shoot me a message for more information and to apply or just click the link in the comments below.
The next 2 women to enroll will receive $200 off the package of their choice and a bonus gift which will be revealed upon purchase and discussion so that it is extra special to YOU.
There are 5 spots left for the retreat. I know that if you are meant to be there, you will be there. I know that if you feel called to come, you will come. I trust that the right people have read this and will make themselves a priority for this opportunity. I also know there are women who read this and felt called to work with me and will reach out to me to do exactly that, however it may look for them.
If you know that's you, I am really excited to be working with you and celebrate a new lifestyle which fulfills you on levels past the surface and truly embraces you at your core through love, embrace, strength, peace, and empowerment.
I can't wait to hear from you.
Message me or click the link in the comments below <3
The link will include info for the retreat. If you want to work with me in other ways I recommend just messaging me :)
Celeste Rains-Turk: Celestial_fit
p.s. If you know anyone who needs to see this, please share this with them, you never know, it could be perfect timing for them.
Anyone else notice how everything seems to be "80/20"?
Why is this such a common statistic to refer to for things like health, success, business, etc.??
Seems strange that they all happen to be 80/20 of whatever the components are...
I prefer the all in or all out method.
100% in or 100% out in every aspect of everything you do, are, and choose to become.
Put 100% in to every bit of your journey and imagine the results you can get...
100% of your heart and soul
100% into your mindset work
100% into your nutrition
100% into your exercise
100% into your wellbeing & behaviors
100% into your action taking
100% into your clients
100% into your family
100% into your relationships
100% in everything you do.
Life shouldn't have to be rationed or split up among a pie chart.
Create balance in your life by first deciding what you want your life to be and then taking action aligned with that vision.
You don't have to lead life in chunks. It can all be one. In my mind, it is all one. The only thing holding us back from believing it is all ONE is the limit we place on our mind that it must all have designated percentages of our time.
If you spend a majority of your time on something put 100% into it.
Then when you do something else put 100% into it.
Because how you do one thing is how you do everything.
No reason to hold yourself back or limit yourself to statistics.
Instead of calculating and splitting your time into delicate slots to "create the best results".
Start LISTENING to your body, to your heart, and to your soul.
Naturally, all of these parts of you want you functioning at the highest level. If you know what it is you desire and commit to it being done then your mind will lead you to the actions which are in alignment with what you desire.
Ex: your body doesn't actually want you to be unhealthy. Listen to it. Release what doesn't serve you. And trust yourself.
And to those of you thinking 'lol this girl thinks we are talking about effort but we are actually just talking about "proven stats"'
I just want to say kindly, open your mind to the thought that you are capable of going all in in every aspect of your life to create your BEST life not on one level but on ALL levels.
You already have everything you need to succeed within you; trust that.
Celeste Rains-Turk: Celestial_fit
Building More Than Just a Body
This Is not a very long list, but these are a few of my least favorite things. If you agree, Let me know, if you disagree, hmmm?? ;)
Remember, to always have the back story, or gain understanding before bashing, commenting, or questioning people on the internet. I always see people saying their piece before all their questions are answered. Talk about it before you TAAALKKKK about it!
Stop making excuses and selling yourself short. You know you are worth it, you demand respect everyday, it is time you start respecting yourself enough to acknowledge your pain and put a stop to it!
This really got me upset, disgusted, and a little bit inspired but I'd like to get it off my chest:
While I was working a couple days ago, a woman came in with her young son. They have been in multiple times before and every time it goes much like this story.
She walks in and her child clearly resents her immediately for making him get on cardio with her. Everytime they do cardio it turns into an argument, often times even with yelling.
This time her son and she sit on the bike and the first thing she says is "Level 3" and she repeats this. The kid is pedaling away and a couple minutes pass and she asks, "is it on level 3?!" And he starts trying to hide the fact that it was not on level three. She starts angrily asking him to show her the level. He says "okay no it's on 2!!!" And she gets soooo upset. Here's the part that pisses me off the most:
When he tells her this she gets all worked up (like usual) and starts berating him saying these things:
"What are you a girl?!!"...
..."A baby girl???!"...
And the kid is just silent and doesn't say anything. I am not entirely sure if he bumped it up to 3 but I sure as hell know that in the past if he didn't listen she would go nuts and he would of course respond with anger and yelling also. Often times it was too hard for him or he was not motivated. How could he be?
How can someone be motivated if their parent or anyone who is supposed to be a supportive figure is constantly on their case and making them feel like they aren't good enough??
We are not successful as humans with this kind of treatment. We are much better off with support and motivation.
What kind of mother tells their son they are acting like a "baby girl".?? This only instills negative beliefs about the capabilities and actions of girls and it also makes the son feel like he isn't good enough because of these negative connotations. Comparisons are absolutely TERRIBLE! No one likes being compared to anything or anyone regardless of age, gender, race, or skill. We do not like being compared especially when we are trying to better OURSELVES.
These two always come in and act this way. I have only heard the mother say good job ONCE!! And her son was very very resentful about it.
This makes me very upset to see a mother child relationship like this. Even if her child needs a push and needs to work harder, using harsh words, and anti motivational tools, will not accomplish anything.
There are better, safer, And more fun ways for her child to get in shape and healthy and none of them involve him being berated and put down every time he attempts to get better even if it is at a different pace than she desires.
I will never speak to my child, or any child like that. Everyone deserves respect and children need to see the love and fun in getting healthy. The discipline can be developed without harsh words and bad attitudes from authority.
I developed discipline believing that I can do anything I want in life if I work my ass off to do it. My parents didn't make exceptions, they motivate and they support me 100% every day. Being disciplined never involved yelling or talks like these two have.
I know this was long but I needed to get this off my chest. Thank you.
If you have anything you need to get off your chest feel free to message me.