Popsters poppin’ up everywhere!

The last week before the competition is exciting and definitely an emotional roller coaster! My workouts haven’t been as explosive since I am on SUCH a carb low. So yeah, can’t wait for for the carb depletion to be over so I can go nuts during my workouts again instead of feeling like I wanna go to sleep. Hahaha. I mean, it’s all a part of the bikini journey, this carb depletion thing, the big hair, the tan, the tiny suit, the nails, the fake eyelashes – it’s all pretty fun but man is it time consuming and wow, it is such a different world! I am very happy to be venturing into it and taking you guys with me along for the ride. I am very curious to see what everyone will look like at registration on Friday and how super glam we will all be on Saturday! Oh and I’m not just talking the girls…don’t forget that there are guy versions too :)

Anyway, although I generally keep a positive attitude, this week has been rough. My body has started to react oddly to all of the physical stress it’s being put under. And I think I am mentally stressing too. I gotta just remember why I started this and to just HAVE FUN! Strut my stuff and be a sassy cheetah :) That’s all I can do right?! YUP. I’ve worked so hard for this moment, so I’m gonna rock it on stage!! Thanks to everyone on facebook for helping me through my emotional ups and downs. I love you guys and I feel so much popster support daily – I am just too lucky to have you guys. When I look into the crowd, I’ll imagine you guys there with me.

What was sooooo cool this week was that I had an overflow of popster visitations at the gyms I work at!!!! (Is it a sign!!???) So unexpected! I love meeting you guys!!! I love hearing your stories and how POP Pilates or reading my blog has become part of your life.

So here are some pics from the gym on Monday and Tuesday!

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At Ballys after POP Pilates with Christy. She’s a Fitblr on Tumblr! She was so cute…and so excited when I met her. I think she said something along the lines of “…meeting you is like meeting Justin Bieber and (I forgot what she said but I will just add…) One Direction all at the same time!!!!!” HAHAHAHA. Yeah right girl!!! But thanks for the enthusiasm. It was her birthday the day after, so Happy Belated Christy!!!

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Here we are at Club Sport right after POP Pilates. Casey (left) actually went to my high school. WHAT!!??? So cool. And Karen on the right is a yoga teacher that I recognized from another gym years ago.

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Then that night after cardio, as I was walking into the locker room I get this wide-eyed stare from a girl doing a plank on the floor. I was like, hmm….I’m gonna wait a couple minutes to see if something happens. This can’t really be happening. Then she goes…”Are you……..Cassey????? From…..BLOGILATES!!!???!!” Hahahahaha. So cute! I ended up sitting in the sauna with Evalina for 30 minutes! She is apparently training for a pageant! Awesome. We had tons to talk about and it was so fun to talk about my old pageant days. Made the heat a lot more bearable having someone there with you. Evalina, good luck at Miss National Asia!!! You’ll do wonderfully!!!

Hehe I think it’s so weird that people react this way to me because I am just a blogger and fitness instructor but not gonna lie…it’s kinda cool :) I love meeting fans because you guys always get to see me, but I never get to see you! NO fair!!!! So please please please say hi when you see me. I wanna meet you!

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Here I am practicing my model walk at the gym. I gotta remember…MORE HIP!!!! MORE HIP!!!!!! I need to exaggerate so when I actually do it, it’ll look normal on stage. Loving my Miley Cyrus pants from BL. So cute.

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And so the day came…on Wednesday it was time to get my Pro Tan on. Tanning helps show more definition on stage because the bright lights wash you out. So for those of you who say you like my normal skin tone, don’t worry, it’s just a physique competitor thing. I gotsta do it!!!!

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Lined the bathroom floor with tissue paper. It was a messy process. Didn’t realize that 75% of my tan washes off the next morning after I shower…I have SOOOOOO many more coats to do it’s not even funny. Man this takes work!!!!!!

Okay well here I am blogging as I rhinestone my bikini as I am drying off my tan. It’s not done yet! Eek.

I should go to bed because my body needs rest…plus I have to teach in the morning!!!! So ya, there it is guys! Tomorrow is the big day. AHHHH!!!!!!! AHHHHH!!!! 1 year ago I said, hmm, looks interesting. 1 year later…I’m doing it. I can’t believe this! What a journey!

Hope you all have a fabulous Friday!!!! I’ll be live tweeting backstage at the show on Saturday so follow me on twitter @Blogilates if you aren’t already for fun updates.

K love you so so much guys! Bye for now!

Cassey

Comments

  1. I am so addicted to your videos they really help, Thanks Cassey

  2. AH! That’s me! :)

  3. You look AWESOME! I’m sure you did great! I wanna compete one day too just for the hell of it. How much did you weigh in at?

  4. what i really like about following your journey is how dedicated you are but also it has made me seriously wonder if this bodybuilding this is healthy. you look in very good shape but you’re so skinny!!! and the fact that you feel like falling asleep because of lack of carbs… yikes!

    i hope everything goes well for you but im really looking forward to the normal casey blogilates

  5. Inga aka lavenderinjune says:

    Heya Cassey,

    GOOD LUCK AND LOTS OF FUN !!!!!!!!

    You’ll bedazzle everyone with your smile and your body shows your dedication!!!

    Wow, what a journey!!! Make sure to give your body some carbs and calories back tho, you’re a beautiful woman, and it’s ok and healthy to have a bit more on the hips than you have now ;)

  6. Hi!! :) I love your whole body workouts! :) But I’d love to see a whole bodyworkout with 3 arm-, leg-, abs- and backexercises! :)
    Ps. You’re a big inspiration! I have got so strong since I started to follow you on youtube! Thanx!! :))

  7. Caroline Frawley says:

    Best of luck Cassey!! How exciting the big day is finally here!! You are going to do great xxx

  8. *tears* Proud of you, Cassey!

  9. Hi Cassey! Tommorow people all around the world will be thinking about you and rooting for you. I wish you luck from central Europe, from the Czech Republic :). Even this small country will support you tommorow ;). Godd luck and have fun!!

  10. Hi Cassey! Tomorrow at my school we are doing our
    annual M.D.I show! (Maine Dance Institution). There are always a lot of people there! This is my 4th year doing M.D.I. but thought I would let you know I am going to be performing in front of a lot of people tomorrow too! Cool! :)

  11. You look great. Soo… tiny! Good luck. “break a leg as they say”.

  12. Good luck! We love you and support you 100% =D

  13. CASSEY! CONGRATS on working SO hard and staying SO extremely FOCUSED in reach your goal! You seriously INSPIRE me SO MUCH to WORK to my FULLEST POTENTIAL in all that I do! You are an AMAZING example to everyone on here including ME and I can’t say THANK YOU enough for how much you personally effect my life in the most positive ways! You’re changing bodies and you’re changing LIVES. And I mean that. And I’m not exaggerating. Anyway, thank you so much again and good luck today and tomorrow! All your fans are rooting for you where ever we are around this globe! :)

    P.s. How do you keep yourself from not getting dizzy being on such low carbs, and headaches, and just pushing through those low energy feelings?! I have that problem a lot when trying low carb to get fit for summer coming! Maybe a post on low carb eating the safe way! For an event coming up like in your situation…and workouts with cardio combined with low carb and how we can do that and push through it like you. etc etc etc I just want to know what you did to get in shape fast diet, workout, etc!!! AH! Lol, Thank you!

  14. Just wanted to say that your arms are looking AMAZING. Love the definition…you are going to ROCK that stage tomorrow. Best of luck. So proud of you!

  15. Kate M says:

    How much weight have you lost? You look very skinny… I am not really a fan as much as I used to be.

    I tried your meal plan and I tried following My Fitness Pal app and it took the enjoyment and fun out of eating and enjoying my food. I am not fat at all, but I really think you are displaying an image tons of models display to young women- that being skinny is “sexy” and everyone needs to be rail thin.

    I understand you workout all the time and have muscles, but I think it has become an obsession to see. I congratulate you on your success with your competition, but it shouldn’t be all you talk about lately.

    I will continue to do your pop pilates videos, but I have found another blogger that I find healthier and less about losing weight and never eating a bite of sugar or enjoying a slice of pizza,etc.

    I have followed your blog and videos for almost 2 years, but sadly, I cannot follow you as religiously as I used to. It is putting stress on me to feel like I must lose weight or I will never see amazing results and that eating should be extremely restricted and I should never enjoy the foods I enjoy. You used to preach moderation is key.

    That is all. Good luck with your competition.

    • Hi there. I just wanna let you know that this is not an obsession and I am completely aware of what healthy eating is and what I am doing to my body now. I had to workout hard and diet for a couple months to compete on stage so this is just a journey and what needed to be done on this journey. I really hope you continue to follow along, but I am happy you were able to find someone else that also resonates with you! I still do preach that moderation is key, but maybe I haven’t said that enough these past couple of months! Stay happy and I know you are a healthy, strong girl so stay that way! :)

  16. I wish you the best of luck! You’re gonna do great!

  17. Louisa says:

    Good Luck Cassey! I’m sure you’ll do great!

  18. You have no badly how much I want to be able to take one of your classes in person!! One day hopefully :)

    So excited to hear how your competition goes, take lots of photos!

  19. Good luck Cassey…Just use all that confidence and vitality that bursts through on your workout videos and you will be sure to outshine all of your competitors..Your transformation has been amazing, you should feel very proud xx

  20. Christine says:

    IF you do this again I highly recommend Sjolie’s 14% competition self tanner. Their products are GREAT and most of your tan stays ON your body!

  21. Best of Luck! Can not wait for the contest report! I’m considering competing & feel like I’m getting a great inside view, so thanks for that. That pic of u in your Miley pants is Gorgeous!

  22. Wishing u e best of e best Cassey..Go all e way & have fun..even if u didnt make it ur already a WINNER in my opinion..xoxo all e way fm Singapore :)

  23. Natalie says:

    You really look great, love the definition in your body! All the best!

  24. GOOD LUCK Cassey!!!

  25. I am sooooo excited! My dreamy dreams are to meet you someday. Well, I know taht you will not come to Slovenia BUT I am hoping for European meetup:) and I have a feeling that you will be at top 5!!!

  26. Jenessa says:

    GOOD LUCK CASSEY!!!!! You’ll do great!

  27. sabina says:

    Best of lucky Cassey:) go rock it!

  28. Eleonora says:

    you’re too gorgeous to be real!! I wish you a goooood luck!! :)

  29. Georgia says:

    Wishing you a GOOD LUCK Cassey!!!!

  30. Michela says:

    Hmmm too bad, I guess I’m never gonna meet you since we live in different continents :(
    You look totally awesome (not that you already didn’t..) !!!
    Best of luck, you deserve to win!!
    Kisses

  31. I’m addicted to your blog/website! Good luck this weekend! You’re such an inspiration.

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