Jun 18, 2021
In this episode Celeste speaks with Sierra Swann, an IFBB Bikini Pro who works as a senior clinical research associate in clinical trials and as posing coach. Sierra talks about her experience being self-coached and her reasons for eventually deciding to hire a coach. Sierra is open about her challenges with an eating disorder and how that led her to take time to grow mentally as she was entering college. She explains how she found a passion for fitness, thus leading her to pursue a degree in kinesiology.
Sierra acknowledges how competing can be a distraction from what’s going on in the outside world, and checking in with oneself during the process is crucial to staying true to who you are. She shares other important lessons learned while prepping through a hard season of life, in which she made the decision to leave both an engagement and a job. Sierra shares what she learned from sitting with her emotions and how she continues to apply those lessons to her daily routines.
Sierra mentions how closures due to Covid led her to have a longer off season than expected yet she focused on training with intention every session in the gym. Celeste then asks Sierra more about how she plans on training with intent based on her feedback and the goals she’s set for herself for this season.
Sierra shares how she plans out her meals and manages traveling with all her foods and how necessary it is to be able to adapt to different circumstances. With so many moving parts to her day between work, prep, and coaching, Sierra talks about the importance of planning and yet being flexible. The episode closes with Sierra sharing her top advice for new and seasoned competitors.
all links: http://www.celestial.fit/links.html
CONNECT WITH SIERRA:
[0:45] Celeste introduces Sierra.
[2:30] Celeste asks Sierra about her pre stage ritual.
[4:50] Celeste asks Sierra to share her beginnings self coaching and ultimately what made her decide to hire a coach.
[11:30] Sierra shares a hard time she was going through and how it taught her to stay in tune with herself while prepping.
[16:05] Celeste asks Sierra how she knew it was time to move on from both her relationship and job.
[19:50] Sierra discusses if her personal struggles affected her post show experience back in 2018.
[24:20] Celeste asks Sierra how she broke out of the feeling of loneliness after her 2018 season.
[28:30] Sierra talks about what she learned from sitting with her emotions and how she applies those lessons daily.
[33:00] Celeste asks Sierra to open up about her past struggles with disordered eating.
[47:50] Celeste asks Sierra what she was working towards during her year and a half off season.
[54:00] Sierra talks about how she’s going to “train with intention” based off of the feedback she’s received.
[59:15] Sierra answers why she’d love to compete on the Olympia stage one day.[62:10] Celeste asks Sierra how she balances a full time job, posing coaching, and prep.
[69:40] Celeste asks Sierra how she creates time to compete while having a busy work and travel schedule.
[72:25] Sierra talks about how she got into clinical research.
[75:00] Sierra gives her best advice for aspiring competitors.
[78:45] Sierra shares her best advice for girls on their road to pro.
[83:10] Celeste asks Sierra where listeners can connect with her further.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE FREE FOOD RELATIONSHIP COACHING SERIES
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE FREE POST SHOW BLUES COACHING SERIES
LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR MY 5 WEEK FOOD RELATIONSHIP HEALING & DISCOVERY COACHING PROGRAM
FOR OTHER FREE RESOURCES, LIVE EVENTS, AND WAYS TO WORK WITH CELESTE CLICK HERE