This is hard for me to share...
I have been feeling a bit misunderstood. My limiting belief has been eating away at me that who am I to preach about self love, food freedom, body image, and living a healthy, freeing, and fulfilling lifestyle if I’m over here competing in a sport that requires me to restrict, train for hours on end, and then get judged based on my body shape which is not even a shape that is healthy or achievable for long periods of time??
I like to think my message and mission is clear that I am here to help others to build more than just a body...but sometimes I can’t help but think people don’t believe me or I don’t represent my message because To them I seem to not be living a lifestyle of flexibility and freedom.
When I did my first show I did it for surface level reasons. Now? I compete for reasons beyond that.
I took a few years to heal my unhealthy relationship with food, my body dysmorphia/image issues, and mindset.
I’ve invested time, energy, and over $25k into personal development, learning, mentorship, and more.
I had no choice but to use myself as a guinea pig to make it in healing I tested self love strategies, I developed self care rituals, I went so deep that I am not giving this to so many people worldwide who are truly benefiting from it and that’s an amazing feeling.
I have become a professional in fitness as a certified personal trainer with an Associates degree in clinical nutrition and dietetics and am now a student of psychology while also going through different mindset coaching courses, learning to run my own business while helping others do the same, and so much more.
I personally know I am living my best life pursuing my goals and showing my body love and taking the action steps necessary to achieve those goals.
To me turning down a bite of cake isn’t restriction, it’s a conscious choice but I can see where there can be a disconnect with my mission and message which scares me.
I love who I am and I love what I do and I want nothing more than to eradicate self loathe and help others build more than just a body.
Despite the perception of the lifestyle I live, I practice what I preach in my own way and in the way that feels best for me and fulfills my passions. And YOU CAN LIVE AND ENJOY A HEALTHY LIFE TOO.
I want everyone to love themselves so much that they naturally feel inspired to fuel and move their bodies in ways that not only make them feel good but also move them toward achieving their goals.
Thank you in advance for the support and love.
I hope this has inspired you to be kind to yourself in recognition that everyone is always going through something and know that it is okay to have emotions and feel deeply.
So much love to you all.
Thank you for watching and or reading
Celeste Rains-Turk: Celestial_fit
Build More than Just a Body