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I set the intention that this would be my year to really get more into competing after having such a fun and successful time in August 2017.
I came to the realization that I truly love this sport and competing and everything that comes with it.
While it can become and does become very extreme, it lights me up like nothing else and aligns perfectly with who I am and what I need to feel totally amazing in life especially considering I already live and love this lifestyle.
It hit me that I really want to go pro in this sport. And while going pro may not be the ultimate goal of many, or maybe it isn’t as glamorous as it seems, or maybe it’s not as positive in the end game as it appears, to me it’s about so much more than that. There’s an inner accomplishment that gets satisfied when you set a goal and commit to achieving it.
It took me a lot of work to even just get here and I have so many years of life, experience, muscular maturity, and more ahead of me to get even better.
I’m proud of myself thus far in staying true to my intentions and making what I said would be my reality ACTUALLY my reality.
I aligned to a first place win and got that, I aligned to get qualified for nationals and ended up getting top 3 in a HUGE class on February 3rd which I still consider an amazing accomplishment but I’m very competitive and when I set my mind to something, I frikkin take it for myself, so then yesterday I achieved my goal of becoming nationally qualified and I consider this a big first step for me in my journey through the bodybuilding bikini world with so much left to still accomplish.
Top left photo is Feb. 3rd, 3rd place win. The photo under that was yesterday, 2nd place. The bottom left photo is from Feb. 3rd before taking 1st in my Novice class and 3rd in open. The top right is from yesterday to show the improvements/difference I made in a week with continuing my prep for a back to back show. And the bottom right two are moments I will cherish forever in this sport.
I feel very humbled after yesterday and even more driven to show up even better next show and to truly compete with myself every time to bring a better and better physique and presentation.💙
HIGHLIGHTS FROM FEBRUARY 10TH SHOW IN VEGAS WHERE I PLACED 2ND IN OPEN DIVISION AND QUALIFIED FOR NATIONALS!
I am so happy and grateful to officially say I have qualified for nationals after placing top 2 in my open division last night!
This is what Incame here for and It’s been such a fulfilling journey and doing a back to back show was extremely rewarding.
Stepping on the Musclecontest.com stage again for the Legends classic was so much fun and I can’t wait to see what is next for me!
I am forever grateful for my coaches Joe and Ingrid. Joe DiScuillo has been the coach and guide behind my physique to bring it to a new level every time, and Ingrid DiScuillo Romero for all her posing help, never ending love and support, and kindness.
And of course for the bonds I’ve been blessed to build with my Team EDGEteammates who are all a bunch of amazing women with beautiful souls.
I am also so thankful to have the support and love from my family, boyfriend, friends, and all of you.
There’s really no way for me to put all the little things into words right now.
For now, I am in complete gratitude and excitement for the road ahead.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM FEBRUARY 3RD SHOW IN REDONDO BEACH WHERE I PLACED 1ST IN NOVICE AND 3RD IN OPEN
I am so grateful for how everything went yesterday and am only feeling more motivated to improve. ✨❤️🙌🏻
On February 3rd I placed 1st in my Novice class and 3rd in my Open class which I am veryyy excited about and feel quite humbled by honestly.
My emotions were mixed for sure...I am very competitive and being given a trophy and a medal was so frikkin awesome and empowering and rewarding but I definitely was after something a bit bigger...
My goal was to win and I am so glad I took home the big W in novice and a smaller (but still very awesome considering there were a LOT of competitors in this class) W in my open class.
However, 3rd place in open doesn’t make me nationally qualified, 2nd or 1st place does though. And to those who don’t know, novice class cannot qualify you for nationals.
After the show I talked to my coach and got a little game plan goin and decided that doing Vegas this weekend will only benefit me as a competitor.
I knew going in that if I didn’t qualify, I’d most likely be doing Vegas. So, here I am reving up for another awesome peak week to bring even BETTER.
I truly love what this sport has brought my life over the past year and I’m committed to taking myself to the pro level which means a lot of hard work, dedication, sweat, and consistency (just to name a few).
Whether that means qualifying now, a month from now, or whatever...I know that if I keep doing my best it will ALWAYS pay off and feel amazing and that mindset hasn’t let me down yet.
The rest will come as I get better and I have enough respect for the sport and other athletes to see that.
I am so happy I found @teamedge1 because i have received so much support, guidance, and amazing coaching from @joediscuillo and @ingridromero1 . Not to mention, the bonds built among the team is truly priceless and makes a huge difference in having an amazing experience. So thank you so much Joe and Ingrid for creating something so awesome for us competitors.
I also want to say thank you to @musclecontest for always having such organized shows that make our lives so much easier!
Thank you so much to everyone who sent me kind messages, it means so much!❤️
|Celeste Rains-Turk; Celestial_Fit International and Building More than Just a Body||