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[I AM NOT PLANNING TO DO A SHOW ANYTIME SOON--HERE IS MY WHY]
I decided I don't want to train to compete in a show anymore.
I decided I really want to train to just feel my best, love how it feels, Look forward to it every day, and look better than I have ever looked. I want to be dying to get back into the gym, and competition prep wasn't doing that for me.
So here's the thing, the training to actually prep is very regimented.
There were things I REALLY missed that weren't part of my prep training (heavy squats for lower reps, deadlifting, benching) and as a trainer I KNOW I can still achieve my goals with these lifts however I also wanted to look forward to going to the gym again.
I wanted to do cardio because I wanted to, not because I felt I haaad to (you feel?). I want to be in the best shape I've ever been consistently without having to do bulks or cuts (there will still be growth and define stages).
I am on a mission to get to the point where my stage body is only 3 weeks away. Basically what I mean is id be walking around with a body that would really only take some extra conditioning and a water cut to tighten up to be considered "stage ready".
I enjoyed my first show a lot and definitely wanted to get on stage again and again.
But then I realized I wasn't enjoying a lot of my prep and it kinda screwed with my metabolism if I'm Being completely honest.
I went from 135 Pounds to about 115 pounds or so for my last prep. It didn't take me more than a month and a half to get to 150 pounds from 115 pounds (yep 150) during my bulk.
Granted I could've done things differently and more diligently in terms of how I worked my way into it.
I honestly put so much on just in two weeks. (Keep in mind I was still eating a great amount of food before my show-- I wasn't starving myself and my cals were still fairly high, my training was frikkin CRAZY tho).
Also remember, weight is just a number and that didn't bring me down it was the way my body changed. I still loved myself because I was way stronger and I was putting on lots of awesome muscle mass too. Although I'd be lying if throughout my show prep and after comp I didn't go through body image lows.
And here's the thing, in my " second competition prep" my body wasn't changing much.
The reason for this I believe was purely because I wasn't enjoying it, I wasn't aligned with it, I questioned it, it didn't feel right.
Now that I'm following a program that makes me feel amazing and empowered again, guess what?
RESULTS - this is why we MUST focus on the inner strength in order to generate the outer strength.
Our minds and our bodies need to be loved. Not separately, not at two different times. But always and all at once and fully.
I want to just feel amazing and go back to where I started which was just always improving daily.
So here I am, I'm here to improve, to love myself, and to get love out of every step of the process.
My message and purpose on this earth is to help other start Building More Than Just a Body And that's exactly what I check myself with daily.
If you love that message I would love to have you in my free Facebook tribe (tagged above)
Fitness is my life and my lifestyle. I enjoy and love it and that fire won't burn out as long as I respect and listen to my body, mind, heart and soul.
Your fitness routine should fit your lifestyle not the other way around.
There's so much out there telling you that you must be restricted, you must be in pain, it must be hard, but that's all SOOO wrong
I chose to listen to myself and my heart. I knew what was best for me and my body.
If this message inspired you to take action to have a program which fits your life and feeds not just your body but your heart, mind, and soul, then I want to hear from you.
Message me on fb now or comment on this blog post and let me know WHY you want to commit to a program like this
Celeste Rains-Turk: Celestial_fit