The “Perfect” Body

 

When you look in the mirror, are you happy with what you see? Or do you stare at yourself, pinching your fat away, lifting up your butt, pushing in your boobs, wishing you looked like a VS supermodel? It’s hard to be content with the shape of your body when people are constantly telling you how fat you are, how much weight you need to lose, how much weight you need to gain…literally what do people want? The body shaming, the mean comments, the cyber bullying – all of this messes with us…and it hurts.

Since I’ve started YouTube, I’ve definitely been attacked here and there. I’ve learned how to deal with it by growing a thicker skin. Within the past few months though, it’s gotten really negative online. It’s actually been terrible. Not just comments, but people making full on videos trash talking my body and my techniques as a certified fitness instructor.

You may not know it, but when things get bad, I try my best to hold back my tears and tighten my mouth so that I don’t frown. But sometimes, it gets to be too much. So I break.

In this video, you will experience what it feels like to be constantly bombarded with outrageous negativity. You will see what it looks like to have your self esteem stripped away. You will read real comments left by real people. You will see me struggle with my own appearance.

So what if I changed? What if I had a slimmer waist and a bigger butt? Would everyone be happy then? What if I lived in a world where I could photoshop my body in real life? Would I be happy then?

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My Favorite Thing about Hot Body Year Round

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I JUST GOT BACK HOME! I cannot believe that within the last 4 days, I’ve been in 5 states! We’ve been sleeping on planes and functioning on pure adrenaline! I’m very tired but it’s been SO COOL meeting all of you on the Hot Body Tour. There’s one more tonight in Costa Mesa for my Southern CA POPsters. I hope to see you there. You can get the free tix here.

Alrighty, so today, Monday, marks one week since Hot Body Year Round launched! We’ve done soooo well that the books were basically SOLD OUT everywhere – in stores and online! Wow, you guys. You cray.

If you’ve been waiting to get the book, it would mean the world to me if you got it today. I truly believe that if all POPsters band together at the close of the book’s first week of life, we could potentially make Hot Body Year Round a New York Times Best Seller. I mean, how AWESOME would that be!? Already we are #1 in Pilates and #1 in Exercise & Fitness!! Congrats guys!

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Amazon is back in stock (thank goodness), and Barnes & Noble decided to make their third reorder – so you can get your copy from either of them! You could also check your local bookstore to support your mom & pop businesses. Thank you soooooo much for your love and your support. You don’t know how much you mean to me.

I also realized that I never actually gave a proper book review on the blog. I am so silly!! So here it is…I’m going to show you everything you’re going to get from the book.

First of all, this book took 2 years to put together. 2 years of passion, labor, and love to make sure that you get the best and most gorgeous exercise guide, cookbook and motivational journal that was ever created. Photographed from coast to coast of the United States, we went out of our way to make the glossy pages pop with color and beauty.

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 Boston, Massachusetts

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Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

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 Malibu, California

At first, my publisher wanted the book in black and white. I FOUGHT so hard for full color. Then everyone said I should shoot all 120 exercises inside a plain yoga studio on a white background. I said no. We’re shooting in some of the country’s most breathtaking sceneries.

None of what I did was necessary. But, I don’t do necessary. I ALWAYS go beyond what anyone expects because that’s the type of person I am. If I’m going to release a book, I am going to RELEASE A BOOK UNLIKE NO OTHER. Because you guys deserve the best. Period.

So here’s what you will get in Hot Body Year Round: your ULTIMATE exercise and nutrition guide to living a fit, happy, and healthy life while sculpting your HOTTEST body. This is the BLOGILATES BIBLE.

- 120 of my BEST total body transforming exercises
- The complete POP Pilates exercise library, fully photographed and easy to follow
- 20 full length workouts
- 40 brand new, ridiculously delicious & nutritious recipes
- 4 complete clean eating meal plans & grocery lists
- My personal daily meal plan
- Motivational letters written specifically to you
- 256 pages of full color, glossy inspiration

…plus so much more! But let’s keep it a surprise :)

Here are some of my fave things from the book:

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My favorite workout: Muffintop Meltdown on pg. 198!

Trunk Twists x 20 taps

Shooting Star x 15 shots

Side Plank Rotator x 10 ea side

Side Plank Dips x 10 ea side

Windmill x 12

Hip Twists in Plank x 20 taps

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 My favorite recipe: Hands down, it is Flourless Pizza with Figs and Rosemary on pg. 135!

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My favorite “Note from Cassey” to you: It is titled, “Unhappy with the person I see in the mirror” on pg. 78.

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You’ll appreciate all the other functional tips I give, like the basics on eating clean, how much water you should drink to stay hydrated, what being addicted to sugar can do to you, the history of Pilates etc.

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You’ll also love the meal plans I have included in the book! There’s one for every season.

Those are just a few of the things that I want you to see from the book. If you want to see what other POPsters think, check out the 5 star reviews on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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If you haven’t reviewed yet, please please do! That really helps me and other readers so much! Just be honest and tell me what you think.

So guys, as the first week of Hot Body Year Round’s birth comes to a close, I want to THANK YOU so much for being the most amazing, supportive friends in the world. Blogilates would not be what it is today without you. I am forever grateful.

I love you so much!

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Hot Body Year Round Kick Off Party!

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Hey guys! Just landed in NYC and am writing up a quickie blog post from my hotel room before I head out for my first meal. We took the red eye so I am super messed up. Haha. If you’re not on Periscope yet, DOWNLOAD IT. Later tonight I’ll be doing my nails ombre style […]

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One trick to cut rice calories in half! Does it work?

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  Hey guys! I’m getting ready to pack for NYC right now! Leaving tonight to embark on the Hot Body Tour! I hope you got your free tix already. If not, click here. Some of the VIP class winners have been announced for New York already. I’ll announce VIPs for other locations soon. It’s gonna […]

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I used to sell cookies for a living #tbt

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Hey guys! So today is Throwback Thursday so I wanted to throw it waaaayyyy back to when I was 12. Look at Fetus Cassey! #tbt to when I hand baked and sold cookies & candy for a living. No, for real…true story. When I was in middle school and high school I used to make chocolate lollipops […]

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Hot Body Book Tour! Dates and Locations announced!

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Hey guys! Finally! I am able to announce my tour dates and locations! I am so excited to be meeting you, hugging you, and signing your copy of Hot Body Year Round! It is going to be AWESOME. I want to see you guys all there! Just make sure you reserve a free “Meet & Greet” […]

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