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I write a new blog almost daily! Feel free to comment, share, and connect with me! I love hearing from my readers!
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!
It hasn’t always been so easy for me just because I have my shit together now & help other competitors make peace with food, their body & their goals
I struggled, hard. I picked myself up fast but it was rough
I was talking with my friend yesterday & she said it’s hard to imagine it was ever tough for you considering where u r now. That hit me
I documented so much of my journey from last year to now. Embracing my body, taking on the challenge of putting my health first, gaining more weight, changing things, etc
But it wasn’t the easiest job in the world just because I knew a lot of what it would take to get better
I share many vulnerable videos & private snap chats I sent to robbie or my close friends when I was goin through it in this post (SEE ALL PICS ON INSTAGRAM HERE)
I know way more now than I did last September luckily from my Psychology studies & of course experiences
But it was rough
Gaining more than 35 pounds after my last show gradually was a byproduct of me working hard to get my period back
I wasn’t even 10lbs up from my show when people were making comments about my body
Saying mean hurtful things & even receiving some DMs that weren’t so nice
I didn’t feel the need to justify my weight gain or put it out there because I felt that perpetuates the problem of attaching weight to worth
I didn’t say “ok I’m gunna gain x pounds to get my period back & make sure my ovaries are functioning” then go eat shit & stop moving
I lifted heavy 5-6 days a week, ate in a surplus of healthy foods, & didn’t do cardio. I cut out all stress from my life
Naturally, I gained weight bc this was different than my last 1.5yrs of prep
I also struggled with food. That pic in the ice cream store? I cried after my sis sent me that
I felt like a failure like a fraud I ate when I wasn’t even hungry & that thought ate me up
I covered up my body many days. I snuck into the garage when no one was home to eat Oreos, I ate when no one was home because then they couldn’t call me out
I felt lost like I’d never have kids or get my period or step on stage again like things were hanging on by a thread
But I persevered, stuck to my self-love practices, became mindful, snapped out of autopilot & did what I needed to do without the pressure of expectations or “norms”
Now I’m healthy, have never loved my body more, & am competing out of pure love & Joy I have for it—not to change ME or my body
I am happy to have gained the knowledge & expertise through my studies but feel my relatability & true understanding of this sport makes a big difference in the results I’m getting with my girls as they trust me when it comes to applying it & so do their coaches
Thank you for reading all of this. If you did I truly appreciate you, hope you are okay, and am here for you❤️
If you’re looking for help with this. If you’re struggling post show. Or you’re having a hard time mentally with prep or the improvement season, REACH OUT FOR HELP
I have a free 7 day post show coaching series, a competitor card deck with affirmations actions and journal prompts
And on my YouTube I have videos on various topics like this and my blog with a competitor section
If you are ready for more 1:1 support, which I believe is vital, I have coaching programs and mentorship opportunities to provide the support, care, and coaching needed to move through this
If you’d like to learn more, Contact Me
“Never felt like an employee, always felt like CEO” - @russ
I don’t always talk biz on here but I felt inspired to write this today, hope it lights someone’s fire
I’ve been building my business since I was 18 and always knew I wanted to work for myself. Always starting my own ventures since I was a young girl
I’ve had this vision for a long time & haven’t stopped when things are tough
I’ve invested over $40k into my business, personal development, mindset, & craft
I’ve invested early mornings & sleepless nights committed to growing & learning so I bring something to the table that makes a real difference
Things have changed a lot along the way because I have changed but they’ve never been better than they are now
Of course this isn’t to say I don’t have new levels I’m committed to achieving. But this post really is about perspective
I worked three jobs (Personal Trainer, Virtual Assistant, & Biz Co-Coach) while being a full time student AND building my business
I went from celebrating 3 visitors on my blog to writing a #1 Best-Selling Self-Help Book, doing book signing, speaking engagements, & podcast features
I went from having no one interested in my offers to controlled promotion & applications to be sure I am 100% there for my current clients
I went from feeling kinda fulfilled to now fully aligned with my purpose & mission
I went from launching events & having NO ONE commit, to now having an event that people are EXCITED about & committing to
There was a time I thought I’d never be able to quit my jobs & only work for myself
I kept my head up every day. I loved EVERYTHING I was doing too so don’t get me wrong. I just didn’t have the belief, trust, or ability to only work for myself
Until one day I did
AND PEOPLE STILL QUESTION IF I’LL KEEP GOING!🤦🏻♀️
If I didn’t give up then I damn sure can’t be stopped now👏🏻🔥
Everyday I wake up with passion & affirm, “WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS TOO IMPORTANT TO QUIT ON! PERSEVERE FOR THE PEOPLE WHO NEED THIS & HONOR YOUR MISSION!”
& Everyday I show up
I WRITE THIS TO SHOW YOU THAT YOU CAN DO THIS TOO!
Whatever it is you want to do, GO DO IT!
#bossbabemindset #successstories #alwaysgrowing
People do not fail to achieve as much as they fail to rewire what they believe
The mind determines your success before your actions do
Regardless, action is necessary
But action without positive momentum or force is just the same old actions you could have taken yesterday
The only way your results can be different is if your mind has changed your actions and your actions have changed your mind
A lot of us can get sooo caught up in all the things we want to accomplish, start, or do that we forget what the whole point of it was in the first place
Most goals are set with the intention of making our life easier, more enjoyable, peaceful, or fulfilling
But then we go head first into a pool of goals only to belly flop in the realization that they are stressing us out more than anything
Sure, the first few days, or even weeks are like frikkin fire in your belly, but then we get a bit overwhelmed.
You know that feeling; like you can't actuallly handle this, you can't possibly add another thing onto your plate, or you are just wayyyy confused with where to start!
So, Why do we get overwhelmed?
Overwhelm is a sign of an identity disconnect. It is a great signal to us that we have some more work to do
Until we clear out our old identity, at least the parts that don't serve us in accomplishing the goals we have set to make habits,
then we just have a ton of space in our mind being occupied by an old version of ourselves thoughts, actions, & beliefs running the show
So, I made this little guide for you to look back on next time you feel overwhelmed!
IF you choose to implement these, I truly believe you can be more successful with your goals
DO THIS WITH THE INTENTION OF BEING TRULY READY TO IMPLEMENT & ACT UPON YOUR DISCOVERIES
P.S. struggling to really bring your identity, the way you see yourself and live your life, into alignment with your desires? Contact me and I’ll be happy to work through this with you❤️😊
One of the highlights of the speaking engagements I do at the Online Supercoach events in NY are these amazing signed frames
My mission is always to make an impact whenever I go to speak.
To be able to see it on paper, reconnect to it anytime I’m feelin bleh, and using it to anchor deeper into my purpose is so priceless to me
I’m excited to be cohosting an event in San Diego with AJ Camila Fandino and Rachael Takesaka for boss ladies who want to step into their power as the female leader they are meant to be, connect with other amazing women, and learn tools and knowledge to implement in your own business!
You can sign up / get more info by visiting: https://lifefuel.lpages.co/san-diego-event/
Hope to see you there 😊❤️
It’s been awhile, since I’ve shared my story and really introduced myself.
I am an online fitness coach, self-love, confidence, & mindset mentor helping people Build More than Just a Body by aligning inner work with physical results
I help women all over the world make peace with food, their bodies, and their life
I transformed my own life from one of self-loathe to one of self-love.
Through my deepest pains of depression, suicidal tendencies, as well as anxiety, a poor relationship with food, and a negative body image, I broke free from my demons & found my passions!
Fitness & nutrition played a huge role in my journey and led me to discover how much deeper than surface level this journey really is.
I developed an interest & love for psychology, personal development, food freedom, wellness, behavior change, & identity work.
Aside from being a certified personal trainer who studied clinical nutrition & dietetics before switching my degree to psychology;
I am also the #1 best-selling self-help author of “Believe your way to Badass” and the host of the “Confessions of a Bikini Pro” podcast.
But beyond doing what I love everyday
I also love art, nature, travel, spirituality, music, & being a home body.
But in all honesty, I don’t consider myself separate from business, mindset, fitness, or any of those things.
I feel like it’s all an extension of me & into me.
My business (clients, followers, listeners, readers, etc), my life, my friends, my relationship, my family are what mean the most to me.
I feel like social media has been an evolution of myself documented for the world to see and through all the blessings, hardships, growth pains, and rewards, not a day goes by where I don’t wake up smiling anymore.
I’m grateful. I’m healthy. I’m happy. I’m free.
All because I woke up one day and decided to love myself
And you can too
Many of my best self-love practices and principles were developed at the beginning stages of my journey and I’m going to be teaching them on my Free LIVE online self-love and body acceptance workshop February 17th at 5pm PST.
If you can’t make it, I’ll have the replay available for those who are registered. I hope to see you there! You can click below to register now!
What will you remember about 2018 in 10 years from now?
So many amazing things happened (and not so amazing things) but I’m going to focus on all the incredibleness right now!
I did a lot of reflecting and found out that i actually have way more to be happy and proud of myself for than I thought!😍
Here are some of the best moments, not in order:
✨Launched my podcast, Confessions of a Bikini Pro
✨Quit my day job to be full time in my biz
✨Competed in 4 bikini competitions (2 in feb, July, September) all with top 5 finishes & qualified for nationals (but I’m nowhere near ready for it yet—lots of growing & healing to do)
✨Spent a day with my friend in the mountains and forest
✨Bought my first car! A brand new 2018 Dodge Challenger!
✨Found my niche finally and lost my program for bikini competitors struggling with the post show blues
✨Working closer with Ingrid DiScuillo Romero for Team EDGE And Edge Supps plus getting to rock Ingrid Romero Bikinis On stage and do amazing charity work
✨Worked at the Olympia with Hydration Junkie
✨Had my first $5k+ income month
✨Committed to a new daily ritual and got back on track after feeling meh and mentally lost in beginning of year
✨Started new wellness and self love habits
✨Hired a trainer for mobility & functional work (yes, even trainers can benefit from trainers!)
✨Worked with some amazing people both as clients and through networks or events and was featured on amazing podcasts and platforms
✨Grew closer to so many of my amazing friends
✨AND SERIOUSLY SO MUCH MORE😭😍
Some other things I journaled on were:
💡Biggest lessons learned
💡Things I’m letting go of for next year
💡Overall theme of the year (definitely was bold just as I intended it to be)
💡5 words to sum it up (bold, fun, exploratory, intense, change)
I am just so frikkin happy and grateful for this life. Cheers to another happy new year for everyone.
Thank you so much for being a part of this journey with me or coming along for the ride now, so meaningful to me❤️
😍Now Step into the higher version of you and act from that every day and see how your actions, thoughts, and behaviors change!👊🏼
2015 to 2018
First competition ever to Most recent competition
I always feel nostalgic after the Musclecontest iron games show, every year because it was the first bikini competition I ever competed in.
It will always hold a special place in my heart and I hope to compete in it again someday
Competing goes way beyond the stage and I’m grateful to have coaches who are always here for me through it; mentally and physically
The girl in the first picture dreamed to wear a beautiful suit one day like the other competitors...
Now I am grateful and honored to always be rockin Ingrid Romero Bikinis
The girl in the first picture hoped to one day have a deeper connection to the sport...
Now I run a podcast interviewing professional athletes in the sport, I work with companies like Edge Supps
The girl in the first picture felt disconnected from other competitors and alone on show day...
Now I have my amazing teammates and love meeting the women backstage and on Instagram
The girl in the first picture didn’t compete out of love and had a horrible post show rebound
Now I coach bikini competitors experiencing post show blues in their personal development journey.
The girl in the first picture never thought she would compete again
Now I can’t get enough of the stage, the sport, and all the fun, rewarding, and challenging growth that comes with it
Hope this story inspires you in some way on your own journey 💜💜
I am grateful for my Team Edge coaches Joe DiScuillo and Ingrid DiScuillo Romero for guiding me through the past almost 2 years now for my whole 2017-2018 season.
I am Currently focused on building for new memories and goals of 2019. ☺️🙌🏻
10 Random Facts About Me ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I was tagged to share so here are 10! Let me know if we have any in common💖
1. I love sleeping and naps and can fall asleep anywhere but have a tendency to fall asleep even when I don’t mean to or want to.
2. Exercise and nutritious eating are actually a lifestyle for me now, I truly do love the choices I make daily.
3. I have always believed in love even when I went through tough relationships.
4. I am outrageously optimistic (is that possible tho) that sometimes makes me feel like I’m letting myself/others down if I don’t hit my ‘big’ goals.
5. I’ve never been in debt to anyone or anything and I’ve been the sole investor monetarily in my business, even if it did mean asking for a website URL for my birthday way back when I started 😂
6. I love the mountains and must live somewhere I can see them and access them
7. I am super intuitive and tend to pick up on others energy very easily which can be super draining but it allows me to show up better for others which I like.
8. I’m a lover of all things cookies and chocolate (I really don’t discriminate) so if you want my address to send me some for fun I will happily provide 😂
9. I haven’t had soda since i was 13 years old (8+years)
10. I have never been fearful of my own death but I’m always afraid to lose the ones I love! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Since I can’t tag everyone I would love if you could share some facts about you in the comments below for entertainment purposes and to get to know each other more!
(Also this is a pic from before my back to back show in February!)
I haven’t really shared much of who I am or what I’ve gone through over the years & I have so many amazing new people here that I feel called to...I’m Celeste Rains-Turk, an online fitness coach, self love, confidence & mindset mentor.
The last three years I’ve been able to achieve amazing things with lots of passion, focus, & aligning with the universe. I got certified as a personal trainer through the national academy of sports medicine&launched my business at 18. Met my bf & love of 3+ years.
Lost myself in toxic relationships with myself, food, exercise, & other people. Suffered with depression, anxiety, & suicidal tendencies. Turned my life around w/ personal development through therapy, self love practices, mindfulness, & rewiring of my mindset. Hired a business mentor & launched my online coaching biz fully.
Withdrew my commitment to play college volleyball to wholeheartedly pursue my passion & mission in the fitness industry. Worked as a virtual assistant and in gym trainer while doing all this. Became a coach in my first mentors program. Hired a mindset mentor and spiritual mentor/healer & invested more money on mentors & coaching than i even had to my name (over $25k) but somehow never went into debt & never have been.
Wrote a best selling book “Believe your way to Badass” to help others redefine their beliefs, develop their self love, & manifest their way to their best most badass self. Got interviewed on 15+ podcasts, online series, masterminds,& more.
Received my associates degree in clinical nutrition & dietetics in 1 year taking as many classes as possible year round. Started studying for BS in psychology which I’ll be done with this time next year.
Speaking on numerous stages with crowds ranging from 20-250people. Deciding I had a healthy enough mind & body to begin competing again, fell in love with bodybuilding.
Just Went full time in my business. Launched my podcast, “Confessions of a Bikini Pro” (on iTunes!). I am continuously seeking more growth in my life. I am helping people worldwide build more than just a body with my 7 step system to aligning inner work with physical results.
I’d love to learn more about you & your life ❤️ tell me a bit about you? Feel free to comment below or contact me 💓