The Blogilates Social Network + Best Thigh Slimming Exercises

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Hey guys!

Do you see the beauty that is that photo above? Yes. The Blogilates Social Network (beta) has LAUNCHED!!!

2 YEARS in the making.  THOUSANDS of development hours later…your ideas and my vision have intertwined to create this ultimate health and fitness haven.

What is it exactly?

Well, imagine a place where you can go in and be immediately embraced by love and inspiration from people all over the world. A place where all your friends support you and actually want to see you succeed. A place where you can equally exchange ideas, tips, and stories with people who appreciate your contribution and who need you as much as you need them.

This community is made up of POPsters from all over the globe who you may not know yet, but will become very close friends with very soon :) If you share a passion for sweat, salads, smoothies, and motivation…this is the place for you!

Why did I start it?

Back in 2012 was the first time Facebook started charging me to share my posts with you guys. And no, I am not talking about “sponsored ads.” They changed the algorithm so that if I (the owner of a fanpage) posted a status update, like a simple picture of me stretching, NATURALLY the picture would only show up in the main feed for 10-12% of my facebook fans. Why? Well see below:

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I understand that every company needs to make money, but not like this. $1000 so that I can show all of you guys my new yoga pose? Back in the day, what I post is what you see! Because you made the effort to come all the way over from YouTube or this blog to give me your “like” and subscribe to my posts. But nooooo, facebook didn’t want it that way, not without a price.

I was OUTRAGED! Not only did my likes go down, but the worst was the loss of the community we had on there. I used to be able to see your posts, reply to them, and get a sense for who you were. But after that, no more. I felt sooo disconnected from you.

So what was a girl to do?

Start her own social network. THE BLOGILATES SOCIAL NETWORK.

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THE MAP. It’s amazing how you can take anger and frustration and turn it into positive energy :) Above is one of my fave features from the Blogilates Social Network! It’s the POPster map! This was a snapshot from yesterday as people were pinning themselves! Soon enough, you’ll be able to find local POPsters in your city to workout with, train for a half marathon with, or even just grab brunch with! The point is the connect you guys together…to make real, long lasting, healthy friendships.

[Note: Currently we are dealing with some bugs in the beta mode of the Blogilates Social Network, which includes the location pinpoint issue. If you are adding your location and don't see yourself on the map, please be patient! We are working on fixing this issue!]

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GROUPS. One of the best parts of planning the site for you guys was thinking up what groups you would want to join! This is a fantastic way to meet other POPsters with your same interests. Some are by location (ie. Aussie POPsters) and some are by hobbies like “runners”. Join as many as you fancy!

THE LEADERBOARD. Oooh? Did we never discuss? You’ll see that when you’re logged in, you are able to earn POPster Points. What does that mean and how and where and omg!!??? Haha, you shall see :)

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THE CALENDAR. Working out couldn’t be any easier. Here is your #AprilAbs workout calendar complete with playlist :)

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THE FORUM. So far, I am most addicted to the conversations in the forums. I LOVE how you guys are spilling out your real thoughts and emotions in here. I think it has to do with this one common thread we all share. We trust each other and we know we’re here to genuinely help one another. Guys, this is special. Never lose this.

Guys, after 2 years of developing this site and starting from SCRATCH with 3 different development companies, I can’t believe we finally launched! It really took me so long because I only wanted to give you EXCELLENCE. Nothing less.

The first 2 companies I worked with delivered sub-excellence and I wouldn’t have it. We were so close to launching both times but I said, if it isn’t going to be good enough for my POPsters then it isn’t going to ever go live. The time and the money spent over and over again on getting this right finally paid off…because after seeing your tweets to me upon initial launch, I knew you appreciated everything you saw :)

Oh and ummm…upon launch y’all broke the internet. The site died for a good 40 min before my developers could put it back together. You were stampeding to my.blogilates.com!! It was a scary but proud moment for us all I think :P

Now, the site isn’t perfect. We’re still in beta and from your responses, I know that there is a page loading time issue and a profile editing issue. Please be patient as we debug everything! Also, comment below if you see anything weird with the site. You feedback is necessary to make the site better and better every day!

Anyway…I really hope you guys like it! This project is made just for you :)

OH!! And before I forget, here is my latest video “5 Best Thigh Slimming Exercises”:

The 5 best exercises to sculpt your thighs are:

1. Inner thigh lift

2. Pointed inner thigh lift

3. Criss-cross scissors

4. Leg circle Lowers

5. Butterfly kickouts

Alrighty guys…GO MAKE a my.blogilates.com account now!!! I’ll see you on the inside. And don’t forget to add me as a friend!

<3 Cassey

3 Detox Water Recipes: Belly Slimming, Anti-Bloating, Craving Control

 

Hey guys!

Guess what!!?? CHEAP CLEAN EATS IS BACKKKKKK!!!!

I missed having you in the kitch, but now we can cook and bake together again :) I wanted to blast off the return of the series by  sharing with you my Natural Belly Slimming Detox Water. I drink this for a week out before a photo shoot or big event to help me flush my body of toxins and to debloat. I drink at least eight 8 oz cups or more depending on my activity level.

Not only does this taste good…it works.

Here’s the recipe for the Natural Belly Slimming Detox Water:

(for one 24 oz serving)

– 3-5 slices of fresh cucumber
– 1/2 small lemon sliced
– 1/4 of orange sliced
– a few fresh mint leaves
– 24 oz of ice cold water

Why does this work?

*Cucumbers prevent water retention and also have many anti-inflammatory properties.

*Lemon provides the cleansing effect of citric acid to help clear out the digestive syste

*Oranges contain flavonoids in the peel and juice that stimulate the immune system and protects against a fungi/pests while helping to reduce cholesterol levels

*Mint helps the body digest more easily and it also soothes any stomach cramps you may have.

Keep in mind that the more you refill your jug, glass or bottle with the same fruits, the more diluted and less nutrient-dense the fruit becomes. So I would recommend that after 2 or 3 refills, dump it and replace with fresh cuts to make sure you get all the vitamins and minerals you need. I also wouldn’t leave the fruits in there for more than 24 hrs before changing it.

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Because I am sooooo into detox waters right now, I knew that I had to create a bottle that would help make it easier for you to keep hydrated throughout the day. So that’s how the Detox Water Bottle came to be!

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Each bottle comes with a translucent matching lid and an infusion “fruit cage” where your fruits and veggies will stay.  The star shaped filter will help keep the fruit in place and it’ll make it way easier to drink.

There’s 2 more recipes I want to share with you since I’m so obsessed…check it out:

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Detox Water for Craving Control and Beautiful Skin (click to see recipe)

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Anti-Aging and Anti-Bloat Detox Water (click to see recipe)

I hope you found these recipes helpful! All the Detox Bottles are available on www.shopblogilates.com!

Remember…if your urine looks like lemonade, you are DEHYDRATED. If it looks like lime juice, you’re in the clear and doing well. Drinking more water IN GENERAL is better for you and will help flush the nasties out of your body the more you drink. You’ll also feel lighter and your body will be able to perform at it’s best potential when it’s well-fed and it’s thirst is quenched.

Let me know what recipes you want to see next on Cheap Clean Eats!! Thank you for your enthusiasm for this show. I’m so happy you like it :)

<3 Cassey

 

 

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