First of all, sorry my room is messy, yes I know. This morning I was trying out my new MAC makeup. It was actually pretty fun! I didn’t go too dark because I still had to workout later and didn’t wanna look like a freak at the gym.
Anyway, I decided to do a little modeling practice. My trainer Kip actually put it in my master plan that I need to practice modeling for at least 30 minutes a day! What a life huh!? I also read in Oxygen Magazine that competitors should wear their heels everywhere in the house as much as possible…doing laundry, cooking food, whatever – just to get used to it. I feel like my walk is not very fluid. I need WAYYYY more sass! I feel like I am still trying to balance on my 5″ heels – like I don’t OWN them yet. Oh well, 16 more days to go til May 5th. I’m sure it’ll get better.
So yeah, above is a picture I took this morning in my Body Language shorts and Lulu bra. When I looked in the mirror, I was stunned to see these lines coming out! Like what!!???? I was actually astonished at the progress. And that’s not even where I’ll be in 16 days. Big changes will still be happening. Kip says that thanks to my years of doing Pilates my ab lines are long like that. If I had been doing tons of heavy, weighted ab work the first lines showing may have been a 6 pack. I mean, the leaner I get, the more you’ll be able to see the 6 pack anyway, but I am very happy to see these lines first. I LOVE PILATES!!!!
After posting this pic on Facebook, I got soooo many positive comments from you guys. I want to thank you so much for being MY INSPIRATION and my MOTIVATOR. Your belief in me makes me want to work even harder! Obviously I know what you’re thinking now. “Cassey, can you share with us your workout and your diet?”
Of course POPsters!
I aint hiding nothin’ from you. Durr. And it’s not anything I haven’t told you before. You just gotta live, love it, breathe it, and take it seriously.
CASSEY’S SAMPLE BIKINI DIET:
Morning: protein pancakes or an egg white veggie omelet with soy sauce/sriracha or salsa. Gummy vitamins.
Mid-morning snack: protein shake (I really like met-rx vanilla from Trader Joes or MAXPRO cinnamon roll from Max Muscle…mmmm)
Lunch: Catfish/tilapia/or some type of white fish and lettuce. I am not really using any dressing right now. I kind of like my soy sauce and sriracha mix on top of it. I know, weird.
Afternoon snack: a couple boiled eggs, with yolk
Dinner: chicken breast, green beans, and Miracle Noodle Zero Calorie Noodles (Yea that’s right. they’re noodles with ZERO calories.)
Post dinner snack: protein pancakes if I am feeling sweet or some type of lean protein and veggie
Do you eat fruit or nuts? If I do, it’s in the morning and if I feel like my carbs are too low/I am lacking energy. I’ll have an occasional frozen mango chunk and some almonds. I have a sweet tooth unfortunately! Good thing this is only for contest prep!!
How do you feel? So far, I am feeling good. This is SUPER DUPER clean eating. I am full and my metabolism is so crazy because I am eating every 2-3 hrs. Sometimes I’ll crave things like peanut butter and fruit, but I have been ok. I’ll cheat a mini bit if I am dying, but not crazy binge so that it’d offset my hard work.
How much water are you drinking? 1 gallon a day.
CASSEY’S SAMPLE BIKINI WORKOUT:
Mon: Back, Bi, Abs + Cardio
Tues: Drills, HIITs
Wed: Chest, Shoulders, Tri’s + Cardio
Thurs: Drills, HIITs
Fri: Legs & Butt + Cardio
Sat: Drills, HIITS
Sun: Rest day
How long do you go? I usually do weights for about an hour and then cardio for 30-45 min. If it’s HIITs and drills about an hr as well. I might weight train my fave body part of the moment for about 30 extra min on those days. So in my case, it’s butt and legs! Sometimes I’ll do double days and go back to the gym and hit some extra cardio for about 30-45 min if I have energy. Treadmill, elliptcal or precor. And yes, I still teach my 5 classes throughout the week.
How do you get all that energy? Good food. Hydration. Self motivation. Desire to succeed driven by the results I see.
How do you have time? Uhhh, I guess I am a little on the lucky side here…I am a blogger and Youtuber so my schedule isn’t too rigid. And yes it is RIDIC that I am in the gym for over 3 hours a day sometimes. Depends on where you are and where you need to be. I didn’t start SERIOUSLY training for this until about about 1 and a half months ago but 1 week of that was my week in LA and New York and I TOTALLYYYYY binged on Pita Chips, nuts, street food (love the Halal cart stuff in NYC OMG)…yeah it was so bad…but so good!
How much weight have you lost? Since March 10, I’ve lost 10 pounds. I know. I can’t believe it either. I owe it to Kip for pushing my a** to the limit EVERY TIME.
OTHER THINGS I NEED TO DO…
– Figure out how to tan myself for the competition. I need to be super dark!
– Practice my makeup application.
– Get someone to do my hair. I want it to look like this. Do you think I need extensions to get that volume?
– Practice getting comfy in my model walk.
– Get Aubrie and Danny J’s (The Sweaty Betties) rooms ready at the house…they are visiting me for my first bikini competition! I can’t wait to pick them up at the airport and meet them in real life!
All that and continue to PUSH HARD! The whole journey so far has been MORE than rewarding. I’ve meet so many cool people along the way. Good people. Also, seeing hard work paying off daily pumps me up more than anything. Whether it’s with my body, my work, my business, whatever. Seeing progress is ULTIMATE SATISFACTION! Don’t you agree?
Anyway, it’s like 2am and I leave for LA in like 5 hrs and I haven’t even packed yet. I am soooooo bad. At least all I need to do pack is my food and my workout clothes/shoes.
I already put these in cute ziplock baggies. Protein pancake recipe here.
Maybe a swimsuit to go tanning a bit. It’ll be a quick trip. I cannot wait to meet all of y’all at the POP Pilates LA Meetup!!!!! Over 200 of you got tickets. Umm, I wonder if you all will actually show up? Either way it will be nuts!!!!! There are still some left, go here to print your tix. Make sure to show your ticket on your iPhone or print out the ticket and bring it with you.
Saturday April 21, 2012
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
A 1 hr full length POP Pilates class! Get ready to get sore!!!
Then a Q&A Sesh and time for meet and greet!
WHAT TO BRING?
A yoga mat! Your enthusiastic self!! Wear Blogilates gear if you have it :)
Hollywood Dance Center
817 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA, 90038
(North of Melrose Ave.)
LIVESTREAM: Just tune into http://www.blogtv.com/People/blogilates on Saturday April 21st around 2:30PM (Pacific Standard Time in California) for the start of the session.