Beginners

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  1. Feelin' Down says:

    I feel so fat. I get discouraged seeing Cassey so skinny and flexible. I can’t reach my toes, I have a huge gut that doesn’t let me do the poses like she does. My boobs are huge, she won’t understand that they get in the way for poses like laying down for the grasshopper. My legs can’t stay straight in the air when she asks for that pose. I guess this is just an exercise for chicks with tiny boobies and skinny figures. I guess I’ll stay fat forever. :,( NOT THAT ANYBODY CARES ANYWAYS. :,(

    • Hello there! I am also a woman that does not have the “tiny boobies and skinny figure” that you think it takes. Can she really understand what it’s like trying to do these things with all this stuff in the way? No, probably not — I doubt she’s ever had to deal with that. I’m certain she has empathy for it, but no, I doubt she could really “understand.”

      But is that any reason to feel sorry for yourself? I’ll freely admit I feel pretty rotten struggling through parts of the “beginner” video. (Beginner! I don’t want to be a *beginner!*) Trying to move tubby legs through tiny circles and feeling cross every time she says, “This ain’t nothin’!” Having to stop and take a few seconds during the leg raises and thinking to myself, “My legs are twice the size of yours, lady — gimme a break.” No, I can’t really do these things perfectly. I certainly couldn’t *talk* the entire time like she does. But the important part is to try, and to get up and do something.

      I’m not one to preach about what anyone should do with his or her body. If you’re really wanting to lose weight, when they say “weight loss is 80% what you eat and 20% exercise,” they’re quite right — getting what you eat in order (and I’m not saying “only drink kale smoothies,” just something as simple as counting calories) is way more important. Exercise is supposed to make you feel good about yourself. (Yeah, sometimes I still doubt that, too.) When you say, “I guess I’ll stay fat forever,” you sound a lot like I used to sound. Sixty pounds later (and still many, many more to go), I realize that’s pretty wrong. Maybe you need a little support! If you’re a redditor (or even if you’re not, really), https://www.reddit.com/r/loseit might help. Good luck, and you can do it!

    • I care :)
      Even if you don’t look like Cassey, it doesn’t matter. Just try your best :) I know it’s not always easy, but there’s a lot of people who are big and beautiful, and have made it through. You just don’t wanna give up. Often the “skinny girls” can’t even do most of the exercises when they’re not used to them. So if you can’t put your legs straight in the air now, try to stretch them as long as you can, and soon you will se that you will improve. I did too when i started out. Try the easiest sessions, don’t try the expert yet – ’cause then it’s easy to get discouraged. You don’t have to stay fat if you don’t want to. But noone has said that loosing weight is easy – That I know all about. Make yourself some goals, and tell somebody about it. Then it’s not so easy to cheat (drop training or eating) – Speaking of experience. I hope you do continue to try! You can do it! :)
      – Best regard C

    • I completely understand how you feel. I have the the boobs, the gut, the butt, and no flexibility. Now I was never a size 1 and never want to be size 1. I do want to feel healthy and have more energy to chase my hyperactive 3 yr old around. I definitely don’t want to have health issues when I get into my 40s. I’m doing the beginner work outs and I’m sticking with them until I know my body is ready for more. Be patient is all I really can recommend the changes you want will happen but it will take time. Just remember the more you do something the better you will get at it.

  2. Hello,

    Does anyone have any tips on how to keep your balance when you’re on your side?
    My hips make me keep rolling onto my back or stumach.

    Kind regards

    • Kimberly says:

      I have the same problem so I really just try to place a hand in front of me and that helps me keep my balance!

  3. Hi POPsters, I subscribed to Cassie’s newsletter 2 days ago but didn’t receive a password, I’ve checked everywhere but haven’t received one. Has anyone tried to subscribe lately and had the same problem? If you have, can you tell me how to get the password

  4. I’m trying to order the infuser water bottle with the times marked, but I don’t see it on the website anymore. Do you still carry it? I love that bottle!

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  6. Hi!

    I have been getting into Pilates and have been loving it, especially since I can’t get outside in this cold, winter weather. However, one problem I have always have is the flat back against the mat. I literally cannot have my back flat on the mat unless my legs are lifted or bent. Am I doing something wrong?

    Thanks for any helpful suggestions!

    • Hi there,

      I have the same problem. I think we probably have some kind of lordosis (it’s when your back does this curve thingy and your butt kind of pops out). I watched a really informative video on this the other day. Basically it said that when you sit a lot, the front of your thighs tighten and the bum muscles get more loose. Also, your back muscles tighten and your belly muscles get more loose. So if you stretch the front of your thighs and exercise your bum as well as stretch your back and work on your abs, your posture will improve! :) I’m sure that pilates and yoga are really good for people like us.

      I hope this helped!

  7. Hey Cassey, I’m 17 years old and I live in South Australia. I’ve just started year 12 and one of my new years resolutions was to become fit. I am classified as obese and have always been teased and picked on because of my weight, I have always felt terrible because of how I look and what people say about me, but I started your beginners calendar today. I struggled to get through each thing but every time I felt like giving up you were urging me on, so I didn’t give up. you motivate me more than any other website or YouTube blogger I’ve found and I just wanted to thank you for your amazing videos. I’m tired and sore after this workout but I know I’m going to continue on with this. Because I feel like you care about all of us who are starting out. I wont give up, and I will try my hardest with each and every work out. Thank you Cassey, you’ve made me feel better about who I am and I know I will get better and stronger and most of all fitter if I continue with your daily work out plan. so thank you Cassey for making me feel beautiful and making me realise with perseverance and positiveness I will make it and become who I am suppose to be! THANKYOU CASSEY HO.

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