In this episode, Celeste speaks with Shey Webb, an IFBB Bikini Pro who is also a certified nutritionist and trainer, mom to her baby boy, co-owner of her own meal prep café and is also in remission from Lupus.
Celeste starts off the episode by asking Shey if she has a ritual she performs before hitting the stage, to which Shey shares the songs she uses to get herself into the right mentality to perform. Shey shares how her training schedule is based around her duties as a mom, mentioning how breast feeding has impacted her approach to nutrition during her current prep. Celeste mentions that Shey chose to start a contest prep shortly after giving birth and asks her to elaborate on her decision. Shey discusses the approach she’s taking this time around and while she does have her sights set on qualifying for the Olympia, she emphasizes how her priorities have shifted because of her new responsibilities as a mom. She also shares how she feels less pressure now as her mentality and focus has shifted as opposed to her previous preps.
Shey talks about mental struggles she faced in the past and how before she knew she wasn’t mentally ready to be in a prep, despite her drive to “push through the pain” and follow through with her commitments. Celeste acknowledges Shey’s strength through the difficult times, then asks Shey about her mindset about competing upon receiving her Lupus diagnosis. Next, Celeste asks Shey what ultimately led her to find bodybuilding and Shey explains her beginnings, the inspiration she received from a friend, and how she ended up prepping herself for first show. She walks listeners through the process of that first prep and how that took her on the journey to becoming a nutritionist. Shey explains the relationship with her primary doctor and the process they took to adjust her diet to help manage her symptoms from Lupus. Shey was curious to become an advocate for her own health and used herself as a guinea pig while educating herself.
After learning more about Shey’s background into bodybuilding and how she became a nutritionist, Celeste asks Shey to share more about her experiences with Lupus. Shey discusses how working with new doctors and taking new medications gave her a wide variety of side effects, and because of that Shey found herself dealing with depression and self isolation, as she didn’t want sympathy from people because of her condition. After Shey shares her mental battles during that time, Celeste asks Shey about the nutrition changes she made to her diet to help combat her symptoms. Shey also discusses how her relationship with food changed because of her varying symptoms and she shares how her struggles with binging led her to find a coach that helped her focus on her mental health and finding balance in her life. Then, Celeste asks Shey to talk her progression she made as an athlete once deciding to hire a coach. Shey shares her tumultuous experience with her first coach and how she realized they were giving her cookie cutter plans, and how she ultimately made the decision to take things into her own hands, turning herself pro, although deciding to continue check ins with her coach. After reminiscing on her first coach, Celeste asks Shey about her experiences working with Jami DeBernard.
Next, Celeste transitions the conversation from competing to Shey’s bout with postpartum depression. Celeste asks Shey how she found the proper therapist for her and also has Shey share more about her daily gratitude practices. Afterwards, Shey opens up and discusses her struggles with comparison to other competitors because of her battles with Lupus.
Moving on, Celeste asks Shey about her meal prep company and vision to help others. Shey talks about her husbands expertise as a trainer and how she saw the meal prep company as a way to help others and teach them how to fuel themselves properly. After hearing how Shey wants to help others reach their goals, Celeste asks Shey about her personal mission and goals in both competing and business. Shey again emphasizes her passion to prove that healthy food doesn’t have to be bland and boring, and Celeste has Shey share some of her favorite cooking tips and recipes. Finally, wrapping up the episode Shey gives her best advice to novice competitors and the girls on their road to pro.
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[0:45] Celeste introduces Shey.
[1:30] Celeste asks Shey about her pre stage ritual.
[3:20] Shey breaks down what a normal day looks like within her busy schedule.
[5:00] Celeste asks how breast feeding has impacted Shey’s approach to nutrition while in prep.
[7:00] Shey discusses how she decided to start prepping so soon after giving birth.
[10:30] Celeste asks Shey how this prep has differed from past preps due to her new responsibilities as a mother.
[14:40] Celeste asks Shey what was going on when she states she didn’t feel “mentally ready” to be in a prep.
[16:55] Shey talks about what contributed to her mindset surrounding competing & her diagnosis with Lupus.
[19:40] Celeste asks Shey how she approached getting ready for her first show.
[20:45] Shey walks listeners through her path to becoming a nutritionist.
[24:15] Shey talks about her experiences dealing with Lupus.
[29:15] Celeste asks Shey if she noticed any changes in her symptoms due to the changes she had made in her nutrition.
[31:15] Celeste asks Shey how her symptoms affected her relationship with food.
[34:15] Shey discusses the differences in her progression as an athlete once she hired a coach.
[41:20] Celeste asks Shey if her old coach celebrated her pro win & her feelings surrounding their reaction.
[44:30] Celeste asks Shey about her experiences working Jami DeBernard & FitBody Fusion.
[46:45] Celeste asks Shey to share how she found the best therapist to help her deal with her postpartum depression.
[48:10] Shey shares what she’s grateful for & celebrates on a daily basis.
[50:50] Celeste asks Shey if she’s ever found herself in comparison with other competitors experiences.
[53:45] Shey talks about starting her meal prep company & her vision to help others.
[57:00] Celeste asks Shey about her future goals.
[60:15] Celeste asks Shey to share her favorite cooking tip or recipe.
[64:10] Shey gives her best advice for novice competitors and for girls on their road to pro.
[66:00] Shey shares where listeners can connect with her on social media.
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