Overcoming a Negative Relationship with Food Post-Show & on Prep; Stephanie M. Testimonial and Story
This video from my client totally made me cry. Nothing is more fulfilling than seeing my clients win
I am going to share a really awesome story from my client Stephanie who was able to transform her relationship with food in 5 weeks with me.
She said goodbye to overeating, binge-like behavior, negative self-talk, mindless eating. guilt, and the post-prep struggles with food that had crept up during her prep and worsened when she stepped away from a prep. Which she shares in her video here.
Stephanie was riddled with guilt, shame, embarrassment and self-loathe every time she ate off her plan. She would automatically feel fat, body check, and hate herself. Then, she would let this control what she would do the rest of the day leading to restrictive behaviors. Stephanie saw this impacting her relationship not only with herself but others as well.
When she reached out to me she was really concerned that she would never be able to move past this. She was very focused on her body, and saw food as a path to perfection rather than to health.
She is now so happy to eat what she wants, has been more conscious to what she is eating, enjoying date nights, and has not binged.
Want to know how she did it? Watch her video below (captions are up to date so if you can't listen, you can read :p)
P.S. I gotta admit, this made me cry. To be recognized for the commitment, heart, time, and energy I put in to my clients makes me feel so warm and fuzzy.
"I felt like I was her only client...I have never worked with someone who is so available for her clients...I am tearing up because... I truly felt she was there for me 110%, her coming into my life couldn't have come at a better time...words cannot actually express how awesome she is and the freedom she has given me..." -Stephanie M. Christchurch, New Zealand
I am truly so happy with the progress Stephanie had during my 4 Week Food Relationship Healing Program for Bikini Competitors.
In her review video below she not only shares what she accomplished but even some of the ways we worked together to work through it all. Stephanie got results because she was committed to the process, trusted me, and went all in! If you can, take some notes because she does share bits and pieces of my PTG process ;) <3
I translated the audio into written format to create captions and put it all in the bottom of this email bolding some important details, takeaways, and other insights she shared that I thought you might resonate with or find helpful.
If this is a program you are feeling called to participate in and really commit to then fill out this form to apply for the program: https://forms.gle/VFUVJdf43FSf7aDK6
Once you hit submit I will review and reach out to you within 24 hours to chat about your specific situation in more depth, and then decide if this is the best option for you moving forward.
You can watch her review video here:
STEPHANIE'S TESTIMONIAL WRITTEN OUT:
"Hi I'm Stephanie and I'm from Christchurch New Zealand and I am very fortunate that I got to work with Celeste Rains-Turk and oh my gosh I can't even remember what life was like before I started working with her.
So what happened was was I was prepping for a competition then two weeks out when I was on the crux with my Prep the show got cancelled and I was just so eager to get onto that stage that I committed to another show fourteen weeks out from that point and I've got a month into that prep and I was just yo-yoing like I was just going round around in circles and I would hear the weight of just say 63.4kg and then I'd increase back up to 63.7 kg and then I dropped back down to 63.4 kg and it was just a huge struggle.
When I was finding it quite hard and I was in the context of being restricted and I just got really anxious and overwhelmed and really upset at myself and really wanted to focus on my mental mind frame going into the second prep so I contacted her and then shortly after I started working with her I made the decision not to do a show and Celeste really helped me with my mindset in my transition from going full-on prep to being reverse dieted
And you know the reverse dieting lacked integrity heaps I didn't follow the plan 100% and she got to help me through the mental mind frame and the mental spaces that I went through due to my lack of integrities and also my thought patterns around food because I'm also an ex anorexic and binge eater from like 5-7 years ago and so during this period all of those thought patterns were coming up really strongly And so she got to help me through that
And how she improved my life, the biggest thing is really acknowledging that even when there's a plan in place sometimes you aren't going to have 100% integrity and it's just being able to acknowledge the actions that you took acknowledge the reasoning behind those actions like why did you take those actions learn from what it was that had you take those actions and then recommit to your goals
And instead of like my usual where I would indulge and the action and then be riddled with guilt shame embarrassment I'd start self-loathing myself I'd start hating myself what I ate if it was off the plan and then I would automatically feel fat I would automatically be body checking and I'd automatically be feeling fat I would be hating myself what else it would determine my future food actions for the day and also would determine how I felt and how I was being in life
So if I ate off my nutrition plan if I had eaten off my nutrition plan, if I was out of integrity with my nutrition everyone around me knew because I was this arrogant righteous person picking on everyone because I was just so angry and upset at myself that I then projected that on others around me and so Celeste really gave me the freedom to be able to make mistakes and then learn from them and it's been very freeing to the point that I'm happy to eat whatever I want and I haven't binged in this period I've been very conscious to what I'm eating and so the weird feeling is is I have over eaten like I've had large portions of just say ice cream for fun on my date nights and stuff but I've been conscious to every mouthful
And with that consciousness I've subconsciously or unconsciously eaten less however having the same experience of eating more than enough and I've maintained my weight give or take a couple of kilos which is extraordinary to think that my body can cope with that sort of thing
And it is all about mind frame like my mind frame was determining how I felt and this freedom was just great so I can allow myself to have fun and eat off the plan but consciously and it's beautiful and one of the things I love about the work that I did with Celeste was like we had to do a mealtime ritual before every meal and one of the questions that gets asked is does it move you closer or further away from your goals and I had a vast range of goals like ones related to my body ones related to show next year goals in relation to building a community being an awesome nurse etcetera etcetera
And so I get to just say if I have this piece of brownie so yeah I get to say that it moves me further away from maintaining my weight further away of heading integrity with my nutrition plan further away of getting closer to that stage in May however it moves me closer to having a social life having fun having freedom and learning how foods reacts with my body
so even though it moves you further away from some goals it moves you closer to other goals which makes is really exciting to think that food doesn't always have to be about one aspect of your life it can transfer into other aspects and it was just really cool to see there and get that it's not all about body image and you can have fun with food and and yeah I hope that's translating
And Celeste oh man I have multiple coaches I have a nutrition coach I have a personal trainer I have a life coach I have Celeste and I have a business coach so I have many coaches that far out Celeste is 1574.937434762% available you know I would message her every night with my daily reflection she'd always get back to me acknowledge what was awesome get curious with no judgments ask me questions so that I can reflect further then I would get back to her about that so she really created an opening for self-reflection and opening for self-discovery and with no judgment and she was just absolutely beautiful to work with I really felt like I was her only client I really felt like she was my friend rather than a paid client coach relationship just extraordinary I've never worked with someone who occurs and is so available to her clients and I want to keep working with her
THIS PART MADE ME CRY EVEN MORE!!!!
And it's just extraordinary like I've been listening to her podcast since I cant even remember but maybe when It first started and I'm tearing up because this is because I'm just so moved by who she is as a person I'm this Joe Bloggs that lives here in New Zealand and Celeste to me is someone who's extraordinary has an amazing podcast and I follow her on Instagram and stuff and so she's like my she's my famous person you know cause If I see her on the street I would just assume that everybody would wave at her like they would the Queen um and for me to have the privilege to be able to work with her and actually feel like a friend and feel like someone that she wants to dedicate time to irrespective of whether I paid for it or not
I really felt like she was there for me 150% and it's it it just humbles me to think that someone who I think so dearly actually feels that I'm worthy enough to spend time with and yeah her coming into my life couldn't have come in at a better time and I'm definitely wanting to spend more time with her and work with her for more and yeah I words can't actually express how awesome she is and in the freedom that she's given me there's still more lessons to be learnt and there's still more discovery and there is no one else I would rather do it worth than with her and her support yeah so that's me and touching the hearts and minds of people in New Zealand like this extraordinary that a human being can do this so thanks Celeste"