UPDATE! I CAN’T CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT ANYMORE! I’m 8 days out from stepping on stage again…
After my last show about 5 weeks ago I felt this deep nudge to do this prep without talking about it a ton or documenting it at all really, I continued to share check in photos on some weeks (if you have been following me on social media you can see this!) but never really referenced anything about them.
I wanted to see what it would feel like + see what type of energy I could put into the prep, my business, & other areas of my life if I wasn’t focused on documenting prep (I can share more on my experience with this after the competition). I decided to do another show after talking to my coach
We were both so happy & proud of the last physique I brought given that it was my most muscular but we both acknowledged that it wasn’t my most conditioned. We knew that I could carry the momentum into this prep & move myself further along in this journey.
This’ll be my 5th show of the year/season. I decided to compete again altogether around April of 2017; since then I did a 16 week prep, 12 week reverse (on my own), then 16 weeks of prep w/ a double peak week, into about a 13 week building improvement phase (with my coach), then about a 12 week prep into my last show, & straight into prep for this show happening on Sep 1. I have really gone all in with the sport.
Honestly, when I started, I just wanted to place, then when I placed I wanted to get qualified for nationals, then I started having pro card dreams & then I reflected upon this love I discovered & realized, with or w/o a card, title, or trophy, this is the sport for me.
I saw more clearly that making this sport a lifestyle, embracing its seasons, & being open to learning always, is more important than anything else. This sport is teaching me patience, presence, & persistence.
I’m in no rush anymore. I just want to embrace every experience of this journey for as long as I choose it, the rest will fall into place.
It’s not just a #roadtopro it’s a #roadtomybest no matter what. Right now, I’m taking it show by show to see what I need, my body needs, my mind needs, & my goals require.
What are you currently focused on? I would love to hear about you and your life and passions!
|Celeste Rains-Turk; Celestial_Fit International and Building More than Just a Body||