Quick Thigh Workout + What are you Thankful for?

 

Hey guys!

How was your weekend? It was the first weekend in like 30 days straight that I finally got some time off! Because of the POP Pilates trainings, my Saturdays and Sundays have been all booked. So this weekend I enjoyed some relaxing gym time, shopping, and eating out! It truly felt so good.

I must stress the importance of taking a break every once in a while. If you don’t let yourself rest, your body and your soul can get burnt out. Last week, I had just gotten back from NYC and then threw myself into 2 days of filming. Wednesday’s shoot started at 10am and ended at 10pm. When everyone left, I had one of those nights where I left my makeup on, kept my contacts in, and just DIED on the bed. I was exhausted to death. All of 2014 I had pushed, pushed, and pushed myself and pretty much felt fine. But last week, my body was like NOPE.

So this past weekend felt so amazing! I hope you had a good one too.

Your new Monday video is 6 Min to Sexy Thighs (above)! It’s a grand combination of my fave thigh toning moves in a short amount of time…so you know what that means. It’s TOUGH :D Also just because this is a thighs video, I want to touch upon the whole thigh gap thing. Please remember that your worth is not measured by the distance between your thighs. You are more than a gap. A number on your scale. The measurement of your waist. You are a person with skill, talent, character, a heart…you are more than just the physical.

So even though this is a fitness blog, and we do focus on getting flat abs and perky butts, I hope that on your journey, you begin to find and realize the actual joy in working out. Leave the vanity aside and work out because you like it and it makes you feel good. Then, I promise, the body that you’ve always wanted will follow along.

This week is Thanksgiving week and it also marks week 3 of the #8weekhotbody Challenge! So many POPsters have already seen positive changes in their bodies, weight loss, and have made so many new friends in the community. It’s so cool. I cannot wait to see the after pics on Dec 31st!

What are you thankful for?

I am thankful for you. For your support. And for your friendship. I ran into many of you guys when I was in Orange County this weekend and I loved hugging you and getting to know you. It makes me feel so safe and comfortable to see you. Without you guys, there would be no Blogilates Community, and things would be so different. You help me achieve my dreams every day. Thank you. So. Much.

Oh yah, and those of you on the #8weekhotbody Challenge DO NOT WORRY about Thanksgiving Day! It’s your YOLO meal. You’re good! You get one a week anyway :)

Oh and speaking of Thanksgiving! OH MY GOODNESS. Black. Friday!

You know, when I was a wee child, I used to beg my parents to take me out to the stores and shop in the madness. Now, I don’t want to wake up that early so I will instead do my shopping from the comfort of my bed on my laptop. I still get amazed every time I drive past a Best Buy or a Walmart and see people lined up in tents like 2 days before Black Friday. Like really!? That dedication is intense. And cold. I just can’t. I heard some families even grill a turkey in front of the store and have their Thanksgiving feast right there on the cement.

Well, as you know, every year on Black Friday, ShopBlogilates.com has A CRAZY MASSIVE OMG ARE U KIDDING ME SALE so you better get your shopping carts ready when the clock strikes midnight. I am planning some RIDICULOUS discounts so that you can get your fix on your fave workout tanks, waterbottles, mats, and whatever else you’ve been waiting for all year long. Sign up for my newsletter because I will tell you what the deals are before anyone else.

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Stronger Everyday Edgy Tank, shopblogilates.com

And if you’ve been holding out for BODYPOP…well…make sure you’re signed up for the BODYPOP newsletter (near the bottom of the page) so you will know what the sale will be. Because…it’s gonna be intense. It’s my first ever sale on these designs.

 

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Pull on my Heart Strings Bra and Booty Pop Hot Short, bodypopactive.com

Okie dokie! Have a FANTASTIC start to your week! Go hard! Because when Thurs comes, I need all of us to relax and have a good time with our friends and family. And when Friday comes, well, let’s get ready for Christmas!! Woohoo!!!!

<3 Cassey



Best Obliques Workout + NYC Recap!

 

Hey guys!

Just got back from NYC a few hrs ago! You know, as much as I love New York…I just cannot with the cold. I don’t know what it is, but coldness makes me sluggish and unmotivated but cold can’t stop us POPsters! I had such an amazing time meeting all of you in Soho and Nanuet!

ANYWAY!! Before I get into the photos…do my new obliques workout! 6 Min to a Sexy Little Waist! Make sure that during the Rainbow Obliques, you are giving me a full curvature from your toes to your fingers. This is how you will truly feel the move in your waist.

Alrighty…now to pics!

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This was the SOHO meetup! So many POPsters in 1 room. You guys KILLED IT! Great rhythm. Amazing energy. OMG, you guys made me so happy that day. Loved hugging all of you and hearing your stories :)

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I also want to give a personal shoutout to my under 18 year olds. When I arrived at the SOHO 24 Hr gym, I saw a girl crying at the front of the gym and I asked her what was wrong. She said she couldn’t go in because she didn’t have a guardian. I was super confused and upset. Went upstairs, talked to some managers and found there somehow was a big miscommunication. I was super heartbroken. So girls…I am so sorry, I take full responsibility and I will make it up to you in 2015 when I come back for the Blogilates National Tour. Promise.

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The next day I had another meetup in Nanuet and then went on to train my new POP Pilates Instructors! This is a glimpse of the New York team in training! I seriously cannot wait for the classes to get started up in Jan 2015. Craziness!

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Let’s talk about food. (How can you not when you’re in NYC!?) The one thing that I could not wait to eat was my fave sushi in the world at Beyond Sushi. It’s vegan sushi and it has the most amazing flavors ever!!! Your tastebuds will be sent to heaven! You just trust me on this one.

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That pic above was my ultimate YOLO in NYC. I found this place called Pizzarte near my hotel (chic sit-down restaurant) and OH MY GOODNESS the pizza was sooooo good! They have a whole gluten free menu if you’re interested, but I went hard core for the ridic stuff :) I ordered the “Pizzarte” which was made with Burrata Cheese, Butternut Squash, Spicy Italian Sausage, and Thyme. I nearly died at the first bite. SO. GOOD.

Alrighty, well that is all for now! I am home now and just about ready for bed. So have a fantastic start to your week 2 of the 8 Week Hot Body Challenge! And I’ll see you soon!

<3 Cassey

Nutrition is NOT a Religion!

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  Hey guys! New video. It’s kind of a rant. Today I wanna talk about something that’s been on my mind for the past several months. I noticed that every time I post something related to food or nutrition, I get a ton of comments hating on the way I eat! People telling me that […]

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Transformation Tuesday: POPster Jaclyn’s Before & After!

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Hi POPsters! I haven’t done one of these in a while and am sooooo long overdue. Today’s story was told to me by a beautiful girl named Jaclyn who I met at the POP Pilates certification in LA a couple weekends ago. When we all got up to say our intros to the group, I remember […]

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