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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!
You can be healthy at every size and pursue health at any size; if anyone tells you otherwise, ask them how they define healthy
According to my beliefs, standards, knowledge, and expertise it’s certainly much deeper than surface level
What may bring you greater mental health, may bring someone else stress
What may bring you greater emotional health, may bring someone else irritation
What may bring you greater physical health, may bring someone else ailments or disdain or boredom!
I don’t need to expand on examples from here
The point is, health is complex
If you stay on top of ALL the areas, commit to what needs attention most, and have patience; you’ll eventually find harmony and balance
But of course, you’ll never feel healthy if the process you commit to isn’t even one you find joy or fulfillment or a feeling of growth from
How do you define being healthy? Does it change seasonally? Has it evolved over time? I’m curious!
Also, just released a new audio minisode on YouTube for the Build More than Just a Body series
It’s on the fallacy many fall into of “I’ll be happy when___”
I provide insight into how to shift out of this irrational pattern into a rational one and something we’ve learned about human fulfillment that serves as a great reminder to reinforce the new & rational pattern
I also pose a question in the episode that I know can really evoke deep thinking and consideration of the process and the result
You can watch ‘"I'll Be Happy When" A Question to Ask Yourself and an Application of Eliss's Irrational Ideas” (Ellis is a well-known American psychologist who developed REBT)
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the video and the above 💜
I don’t wear makeup, I don’t shave my hairy arms (pits legs etc yes lol-arms no thx), I rarely do my hair, I live in comfortable clothing, and even though this would qualify as non-dominant expressions of the current expectations of females... these expressions make me feel most beautiful--
When other women do their thing, & it makes them feel most beautiful & closer to their true self, that makes me really happy
Fitting ‘standards’ may feel constricting for some, but maybe they actually feel freeing & empowering & provide a genuine sense of belonging to others
There’s really no right or wrong way to express yourself—we just give meaning & connotations to words like “beauty” or “standard” that then creates the “goods” “shoulds” or “outliers”
Some days I am super inspired to “put myself together” & other days I’ll go as far as brushing my hair...MAYBE
I am passionate about so many different things & feel my best self is represented when I am free to express myself in MY most comfortable way
I wouldn’t want other women or any men to feel they couldn’t express themselves in a way they’re comfortable with just because of judgment or standards or perceptions of these factors
It is so freeing for humans when we can experience a deep sense of belonging to & for ourselves & see the impact of this acceptance on our ability to hold space for others
I admire others who do their own thing & those who support others in this
You can be a lot of different things at the same time
You can also be one thing at different times even when it may not “make sense”
I ramble in this because it seems there’s never a right way to encourage others to just be who they want to be without others then feeling or assuming they are not enough?
Maybe I’m alone In my experiences with that but I find the world needs more self acceptance & appreciation along with positive encouragement to embrace themselves for who they are
Then, we won’t resort to “i must not be enough” & instead we resort to “that’s interesting...”
But we question the power in words & instead empower ourselves & others to make the decisions based on their true desires & freedom of expression
What do you think?
Making Peace with Food & Your Body Does NOT Mean you have to Give Up Caring about your Food Choices or your Commitments to your Goals
I totally get that as a competitor & fitness enthusiast you don’t wanna give up your commitment to your goals
Good news is, you shouldn’t have to to make peace with food & your body
In fact, your current habits can provide great insight into the beliefs, thought patterns, & associations that can support you or be shifted
I love working with athletes to BUILD MORE THAN JUST A BODY because they’re usually committed to improving themselves
Plus, I‘m a competitor, so my ability to empathize & understand is NOT in resorting to “well just stop competing”
I‘ll always do my best to understand & support you where you’re at with consideration for your goals
My process is rooted in making peace; not for someone else or to my standards or to the definitions of other industries but for YOU
Nothing is more important to me than what you need in the moment I‘m connecting & communicating with you
There are key steps like; understanding through discovery, conscious commitment to awareness, mindful application, association/pattern shifting, & reinforcement—to name a few
But the implementation of these steps manifests differently for the individual clients I work with
It’s about you, your goals, experiences, & needs
I’m here to support you in getting there
You may see testimonials from my clients & think “omg I don’t wanna do that” & then see another one like “OMG I need that but what about that other one?”
I want to affirm to you that the end result may be peace for each client or an awareness of how to continuously commit to that peace but the application of my PTG process to get you to that end result is as unique as you are
So while the approaches might be scary or appear to be unconventional at times, my commitment is to understand your needs & goals & work w/ you in the most productive way
If you’re struggling with not eating to your plan, falling off track repeatedly, yo-yoing, non stop thinking about food, constant anxiety over your food choices, looking in the mirror in complete disgust longing to love your body, feeling like you’ll NEVER be the champion you dream of becoming...
Then visit my services page here to learn of the different ways we can work together: http://www.celestial.fit/work-with-me.html
Apply directly for my 1:1 Food Relationship Healing & Discovery Coaching Program Here: www.celestial.fit/foodfreedom
Let’s work through this together
You can go on trying to fight these battles within you on your own or even play the guessing game w/ your physique coach who isn’t as passionate about food relationships, self-affect related issues, or application of mindset, psychology, and self-development as they are about physique development
Let them help you with that
I wouldn’t ask to do your coach’s job—and I don’t expect them to do mine 😉
I’m ready for you, making champions is a team effort and I can’t wait to support you
Gym opens tomorrow and I just feel such a mix of emotions over it
I’ve loved working out at home and definitely will do it more but I can’t wait to have access to weights again and not have to make shift strange equipment or loads lol
I am really excited to be back in the environment and also to be able to pose in the big room!!
My knees will appreciate having more cardio options outside of running but I plan to keep that up since it’s been going so well and I’ve been enjoying it!
Here’s hoping I walk in and it’s not super crowded as I’ve been enjoying the zero distractions here at home :’)
But to that point, I’m excited to see people again 😄
I am also really looking forward to getting back in a groove with it with my schedule and getting out of the house more
This has been a great lesson for me though, knowing I can still get killer workouts and make progress from home
I am gunna get my last leg workout from home in happily today!
I also have my first residency this upcoming week and I’m really excited to get it under my belt!
Feels like time is just flying by and I’m so grateful for this lifestyle I live
My mom is also moving in two weeks into my dad and her’s new home in South Carolina so going to be sad to say goodbye but also so excited to see them retire and make the most of the rest of their lives together—very inspiring
What’s going on in your life and world?? I’d love to know 😊💆🏻♀️
From Overeating Oreos, Non-Stop Thinking About Food, and Disarray to Complete Freedom, Peace of Mind, Trust and Happiness; Arianna Share's Her Story
Before Arianna decided to transition from bikini to figure she took 18 months off to prepare. She hadn't realized the new level of demand she would need to place on her body and mind. When she entered figure, her diet was harder for her with more restrictive dieting and a more intense program to help her develop a leaner physique.
She had been struggling with her diet adherence for awhile and realized she had a problem when her eating got out of hand with binging all the time and nonstop thinking about food. She couldn't think about anything except for when her next meal would be, if she would be able to stay on track, and how she would make up for it if she didn't.
Arianna started feeling like a failure to herself, her coach, and her own expectations. One day she decided to reach out to me, after following me for a long time. She realized she needed help after trying a million things to work through this and saw my program as a last resort. Arianna even admits in this video that she didn't think the program would really help her and when she saw it she was skeptical.
Arianna never thought she would overcome her unhealthy relationship with food. Now she can stop eating when she is full, she has ended the restrictive mindset that would keep her stuck in, "tomorrow I will get back on plan so I have to eat everything now!!" which has allowed her to achieve her goal of eating something off plan without it turning into an all out binge fest. She used to not be able to have an oreo cookie without eating the whole pack. Now, with a healthier relationship with food she is able to even just have half an oreo.
Arianna talks about her experience working with me and the approach I take in digging for information, asking questions, and getting to the core of the situation, pulling out the details from my clients, like her, to analyze and put in perspective. Arianna shares how everything we did helped her to move forward because, rather than ignore the issue, we look it right in the face and deal with it.
She shares why she would recommend the program to anyone, regardless of their relationship with food, how many times they've competed, what level they're at in competing or how 'good' of a dieter they are.
Arianna expresses that things can come up throughout your life that causes your head to get caught up whether it is with food, or a negative body image causing you to stress about gaining weight, especially post show.
"She [Celeste] has helped me in more ways than I ever thought anybody could help me, i am at a point where i am really happy I'm not food obsessed if i want to eat something i eat it i still stick to my macros but in a healthy mindful way rather than an obsessive way and i highly recommend this to anyone...".
Arianna also talks about her fears going into quarantine or being home all day around food. She used to not be able to be at home on her days off. Now she can stay home all day without worrying about food at all. She talks about her current approach to nutrition and how this program has impacted her ability to go about her day without obsessing over food all day.
Instead of snacking all day, eating non-stop, "shoving as many things in a split second" she can now be happy, and at peace with food totally fine when home all day which she never thought was possible until it became her reality.
Ready to make the change in your relationship with food and find true peace of mind and freedom like Arianna has?
Click HERE to learn more about and apply for the Food Relationship Healing & Discovery Journal Program with 1:1 Coaching and Support every step of the way.
You can be #bodyposi and #fitspo at the same time
Despite opinions promoted by anti diet culture or body positive and size based “movements” that changing your body = hating your body
This is only perpetuating the beliefs that need to be broken to enact change in society
Honestly, the times I spent hating my body were also my least productive times when it came to changing my body
The best results I’ve ever created came when I started doing what the version of myself who loved herself fully & completely in that phase of life would do
And the best part about that is it’s so much more freeing and fulfilling to work at something with love in your heart and positivity backing your commitments
I don’t feel anything is forced now
Even when it’s hard and I am challenging myself or pushing through physical and mental limits
Because I see that I am choosing everything and it is all for a really good and powerful reason
And I no longer feel so much pressure on myself because I am present with myself
You can change your body, achieve your goals, and commit to a better lifestyle without sacrificing your autonomy
You can also change your body without being shamed to believe that wanting to change it makes you a hater of it
You can change your habits without being convinced that in creating more positive commitments to yourself you’re actually trapping yourself into negative relationships with food or your body
You can love your body while also working to change it
You can change your body using acts of self love
The best way to do any of this is by detaching from expectations of the environments, communities, or society you’ve immersed into, challenging the negative / limiting beliefs rooted in loathe or external conditioning & reinforcements, and creating your own expectations for yourself
What expectations do you have of yourself that you need to release?
What thoughts or feelings toward yourself have been unfair lately?
What parts of you no longer feel like the real you?
Start within ❤️💆🏻♀️😊
Build More than Just a Body
TBT to peak week diet face 😳
Still went to the wedding, enjoyed time with family, & got my meals, workout, water, and cardio in
Had no shame or FOMO
Definitely drooled over the pie they served
Definitely didn’t regret saying no
Prep isn’t about restriction as much as it is about intention
You can still indulge in experiences & opportunities as long as you're comfortable with doing it on your terms
I believe there’s a time & place for the level of commitment prep requires and that time & place is on prep
After that? I believe every athlete needs new expectations & commitments for themselves
It would be unfair to demand of yourself in the improvement season what you demand of yourself in prep and the opposite is true
It’s easy to get caught up in perfection, all or nothing, the numbers, etc
It’s arguably more important however, to consider the longevity, enjoyment, purpose, intention, & reasoning behind each season
You’re not going to want to get back on prep if you hated the process & you’re not going to want to go into an improvement season if you haven’t set yourself up for success or the ability to trust yourself in food or training or with the mirror & the scale
At the surface of what I do, I work with competitors on their relationship with food, their body, & their goals
Beyond the surface of what I do, I’m really helping them to give themselves permission to follow a process that makes the most sense for them, develop trust in themselves, change their narratives & beliefs, face triggers (of all kinds), & truly find fulfillment in every season so they don’t have to feel like they’re constantly going to battle
Shouldn’t we have a mind that’s primed to help us go after what each season requires of us?
Pushing the boundaries & limits in prep and improvement season look completely different
Evaluating expectations, standards, & commitments in both is very necessary for making peace with the process
It’s a process I detail in my post-show personal development program which I highly recommend if you’re in an off-season to go through
You can also enroll in the free series I made 😊
This slide was taken from the free workshop I hosted on Overcoming Mindless Eating—If you’d like the replay you can click here🙂
A key part of improving any relationship is awareness
I developed this self-awareness process to help you gain an understanding of your current relationship with food (as it can change with seasons, life changes, or ohh idk a pandemic)
Anyway, if you can answer these questions as though you are an observer of your experiences and thoughts rather than the experiencer of them, you’ll gain much more insight
Much like you might ask yourself “when do I usually go to the gym?” Or “when do I usually get on social media” we want the questions to come from a place of inquisition rather than interrogation
I recommend writing it down as it can make your thoughts and observations more tangible than them just swirling about in your head (this is why I’m a big believer in journaling)
Going through each of these can help you identify patterns, triggers, associations, and narratives
I really break it down in the workshop for you and show exactly where the answers from this process may come in handy
Have questions? Reach out
You can catch the replay now! Visit: www.celestial.fit/snacking now to get instant acces💆🏻♀️
I went very in depth and treated this as a workshop so I broke things down, gave action plans, went over scenarios, & gave lots of resources
Plus anyone who listens gets an exclusive offer at the end (just keeping it real and transparent with you that if you go to watch I will make a soft pitch at the end because I truly believe if you find the workshop helpful then we could do even greater, deeper, and amazing work together)
Let me know what you think🧠💆🏻♀️😌
PS... These are excellent questions to ask yourself even if you aren’t struggling because then you can have various times in your life to compare and contrast to if you ever do find yourself in a pickle
I AM OFFICIALLY A BAMBODY NUTRITION BABE & TO SAY IT’S A DREAM COME TRUE WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT😭😍🥳
It was love at 1st bite
(I first tried them in December 2018 when Stefanie sent me a box as a gift before she came on my podcast as a guest🥺❤️)
Now you can use my code to try them at a discount & see what I’ve been goin on about 😆
This month’s code is: Dream at: https://bambodynutrition.com/collections/protein-treats
Contact me anytime for it as it changes monthly😌
I’ve had them at my LIVE events, I had them at my graduation party, I’ve had them on prep & improvement seasons
I even flew them in a baggy to New York because I knew my homies there needed to taste them
I’ve had their specialty treat packs, I’ve entered contests where I scoured the internet for throwback photos or rapped about them (u can go on your own mission to find that in my feed lol!)
I’ve made more friends with bam, I’ve fought over bam, I’ve tricked people I love by putting chicken in bambody containers I’m reusing, the list goes on
I’ve never loved a nutritious food product more
Legit brownies, loaves, dough, scones, fudge (hi beauty brownie), birthday cake, blondies, everything all of it it tastes too good to be true & best part is the macros & ingredients don’t lie—they don’t upset my stomach & they NEVER have undertones of common “protein treat” aftertaste
AND DID I MENTION THEY ARE SUGAR FREE!!!!
These are satisfying at any temperature
Picking a favorite is tough so let me break some down:
I believe in the company, I loved Stefanie before I knew her or even tasted bambody & feel honored to represent her business & be on the bam fam
Visit BamBodyNutrition.com to learn more & use my code for the month to try them: Dream
DM me on Instagram anytime for my updated code or visit my links page and find the updated code there
Me looking at my schedule, phone note of ideas, the sticky notes all over my desk, and my planners like “did I do that...?”🤓😳😆
Seriously though, love having a lot to work for and towards. I try not to focus on too many projects or goals at once because it’s imperative that I am efficient with my energy and time!
It makes me feel so happy and fulfilled to be busy though as it all aligns me with my values of impact, freedom, and love!
There was a time where I DREAMT of having the schedule, clients, and blessings to attend to that I do now
Of course this is not at the cost of my daily routines, personal development, & personal care commitments
That’s all also non-negotiable
I’m the boss of me so you know I gotta take care of my employees💆🏻♀️
Plus, as I seek to expand my business, I have to set an example for anyone who works for me that we can’t expect to do well for others if we aren’t doing well for ourselves
Especially as a helping professional, it’s important that I’m on top of my game
I’m ready for you Monday, let’s make this an amazing week focused on purpose, productivity, peace of mind, and of course people
Whats your focus this week? Or What’s on your agenda that’s exciting you?
Comment below 👇🏻🤩🏆