Sunday was spent at Pamper Me Fabulous in San Francisco at The Galleria. I was invited to teach 2 standing POP Pilates classes and I was super excited to be taking my mom with me because she rarely gets to see my do my thang. Well actually, I kinda take that back. I recently noticed that she started watching my YouTube videos and asking me why I don’t upload more often.
And then the other day she said something along the lines of “Did you read that comment from so and so from the UK? You should really answer her soon or else she will be sad.”
This is funny to me because I love how my mom is starting to undertand that I’m never going to have a “real job”. It’s extra funny because I remember back in the day HOW MUCH PRESSURE my parents put on me to become a doctor. My parents mean well though. Looking back, I can see that they just wanted me to be financially stable and happy, so they slammed that pressure on me to have a respectable job.
Now the tables have completely turned and my parents are watching YouTube and helping me film sometimes! My dad the other day asked if he could submit a guest post on here…
My dad is funny like that.
Anyway!!!! Back to Pamper Me Fabulous. So my mom and I pulled up to the Galleria and it wasn’t until I stepped inside that a rushing flush of memories ran through me. I was taken back to 2007. I was a Junior in college, struggling with my love for fashion and my parents’ demands for me to pursue med school. So what’s Cassey to do? Get a fashion internship of course and then eventually have one of her designs end up on the runway at San Francisco Fashion Week…which also happened to be held at the Galleria!
That’s right POPsters. I had ALWAYS wanted to be an dress designer since I was a wee little child. Above was my take on Coco Chanel’s classic Little Black Dress. Designers in the show were asked to recreate a modern version of what we thought should be the new LBD. Madarin collar, illusion mesh sleeves, a deep V neck, and you can’t tell but she’s actually wearing matching lacey sequined booty shorts underneath. I guess my booty short obsession goes way back.
You can read more about that whole experience here on my college’s website if you’re interested.
Anyway, I then quickly transported my mind back to present reality because class was about to start! BA-BAM!!! We started with Call Me Maybe squats and then did a ton of POP Pilates moves that didn’t require a mat!
Here we are doing plank with straight leg butt pulse.
And you might recognize this one from the Saddlebag Shaver routine for obliques and outer thighs!
Class was super high energy and I had a blast!!!!! I try to tell you guys how much I love teaching but I don’t think you will ever understand. It really gives me a natural high and I am just soooooo happy after every session. It seriously makes life worth living x 80 billion to the power of 400 trillion. Hmm…I need to find a better way to explain my love for teaching. That makes no sense!
I got to meet some of our Bay Area POPsters and take tons of pics! Here’s Nescett from the Banana Oats Blog! I wasn’t surprised that she was a fitness blogger though because when I looked over to check her form, it was spot on, and she was decked out in Lululemon. Hehehehehe. So easy to spot “my kind.”
Took some time afterwards to answer questions and talk. This part of teaching is so valuable to me too because this is when you really get to get up close and personal and get to know your students. Usually I hear tons of diet and weight loss questions which I am always so happy and ready to answer!
Hmmm….unfortunately I didn’t get a decent picture of me and the 2 masterminds behind Pamper Me Fabulous! But you know what? I find this candid shot to be quite beautiful. After working with some photographers and my new video guy, I am starting to appreciate being less posed and more in the moment.
We ended the day with some silly photobooth pics (see above) and shopping. It was really nice to spend time with my mom because life has been so outrageously hectic these past couple months that I haven’t really had time to sit down and just BE with her.
My mom has always been so supportive of everything that I do and I just wanna take this moment on the blog to tell everyone how much I appreciate and love her!!! Thank you mommy for giving me life and for being my #1 biggest Blogilates fan. How do I know this? Ahem…I can hear you when you talk to grandma and try to explain to her what exactly it is that I do…
Much love everyone and hope you had a FABULOUS Mother’s Day!
PS – Bikini Blaster kickoff video coming soon! Get ready!