YOLO. A feeling post.


You only live once.

It’s cool that #YOLO is a trending word now, but it’s always been kind of the way I live my life. The way I phrase it is: “You only have this one life, so why not?”

I apply that to the way I work, eat, meet people, and in general make my decisions. If I’m gonna do something, I’m going to do it 110%. Because if I don’t, what’s the point of half-a**ing it? You’re always gonna look back and be like “Well I COULD have been successful if I did this…if I did that…if I…if I…if I!!!!” NO! Stop it. No ifs. You make your own decisions, you choose the way you want to carry out life, and you also choose how you react to situations. And you also choose to be resilient or choose to sit there and feel like a failing, crying widdle baby that’s helpless.

This week has been so up and down for me. I’m super focused on Blogilates and oGorgeous right now and unfortunately that leaves less time for things like working out and sleeping. Haha. Well the latter I never get enough of anyway! But this week it got to a point where I actually MISSED one of my classes on Sunday morning. It wasn’t even that early, 9am. I felt so bad. I hate disappointing students who get up and show up only to find that their instructor isn’t there. Ugh.

Anyway, sorry for the tangent.

I’ve been driving myself literally nuts this week trying to get the DVD, the new shirts, and the new bags ready for everyone. Not to mention lots of planning for the app and the community. Community should be running mid to late October btw :) I started eating much much worse than usual. I think it’s because I am a little stressed out. I mean, I love what I do, but I think this week it started to affect my health.

I didn’t work out yesterday and it wasn’t my off day. I just felt my insides were not feeling so well and when I can’t glow from the inside out, I just can’t commit to a good workout. And when I work out, I wanna be beastin’.

(Hmm, would you wear a shirt that says BEASTIN’ – OMG I WOULD!!!)

Anyway, the lack of sleep is beginning to affect me health wise and that is NOT OK. I always get asked “Cassey how do you have so much energy? Where does it come from?” Honestly, I think it comes from my spirit and my enthusiasm and my love for you guys and what we do – but biologically and physically – my spirit cannot take me on forever. I’m starting to wear down! Oh geez.

This is not good.

I am fortunate that I have supportive parents that help me out however they can but I feel like it may be time to get extra assistance or something. I dunno. This is all new to me. I guess I will feel it out and see how things go. No worries though POPsters. I will still blog daily and do everything I normally do but maybe I need help with things like editing. Yes, I love it but not as much as I love just writing and teaching classes and tweeting back at you. I know I tried to get someone to help me film and edit a while back. That unfortunately did not work out. Maybe I should try again. After all, I believe that we are each born talented to do what we are best at – so I should really let go of my control-freak ways of not letting anyone do anything and go back to what I do best which is instructing and designing.

Yes. Ahh. It feels good to write this post and kinda just realize what I need to do. I love writing. I didn’t always though. I hated essay writing. But that’s different. I don’t have to collect concrete quotes anymore :P

OMG okay. Why did I start talking about all that when this was a YOLO post with french toast on top!!??

Oh yeah because I only live once and that’s why I work my butt off. But then again, I only live once, so let’s not kill myself.

Oh okay – back again! Please Cassey stop straying from the topic!!!!


Someone wrote on facebook today and asked about a “YOLO” moment food.

I love this. If you’re having a YOLO moment. Just have it. JUST ENJOY IT.

Adanma, because of you I have been inspired to not use the words “cheat meal” or “cheat food” anymore. I will FROM NOW ON use the word YOLO meal and YOLO food. So thank you thank you thank you for that. You actually inspired me to write this whole post.

So yea – that is why I posted that picture of the french toast up there. OH MY GAWD. That corn flake crusted french toast is heaven in your mouth x67823648927358990238 with condensed milk sawwwwwce smothered on top. OH. MY. GAWD. It is probably an obscene amount of calories but you know what? It makes my mind and my heart and my spirit soooooo happy. I love that french toast. If you’re ever in Melrose in Southern CA, the place that makes this is called Blu Jam. I found them on Yelp. YOU MUST TRY! Lines are long though for Sunday brunch!!!! I’m drooling just looking at it.

So POPsters! From now on we live YOLO style and we eat YOLO style one meal a week k? That should keep our minds and our bodies happy. It’s always so important to find that healthy balance that works for you.

What’s your ultimate YOLO meal? Tell me in the comments.

And umm, speaking of drooling…

I wrote on FB yesterday that I was drooling over the new bags and wallets that are coming out. I was gonna wait til next month to do the official the launch of the bags but whatever, I think I’m gonna post em this week/weekend for presale! I just got the bags shot and I cannot believe my eyes. To see my babies come to life is AMAZING. Is that how it feels to give birth????

That question is for our mommy POPsters out there!

So I’m gonna give you a little eye candy right now…these are just 2 of the many styles coming out soon. They are not on the website yet so you get a sneak peek just for coming here to read my ridiculous post about YOLO-ing through life.

Here it goes!

Presenting the new…

HOT YOGA BAG!!!! Mesh, breathable, and what is that!!??? BOWS!!!!!!!

Andddddd… come the first ever….oGorgeous wallets!!!!!!


Do you like!!?? Do you like!!!????

If you click on the pics they go nowhere and no you cannot buy them yet. Everything will be ready for presale this weekend. So get your mouse-clickers ready.

And in honor of the arrival of the new babies, I am extending $25 to anyone who wants to buy a yoga bag from the current oGorgeous collection! Use the coupon code “YOLOYOGABAGS25” at checkout. Shipping is still free within the US of A! Click here to see the collection!

*ahem clears through* Cassey here, your personal stylist…would you like to take a peek at these?


Okie dokie. I am off now – back to work then gym then a hot oil massage that my friend got me from like seven months ago!!!! I have literally booked, canceled, and re-booked it 80 billion times. I am seriously GOING TO GO today. My only request to myself is that I try to relax my mind and try not think about everything I have to do during the 90 min session. This is a major challenge for me. I will let you know how I do. Should I go for hot oil or hot stone. Wait, it’s not hot stone is it. That doesn’t sound right.

K love you all!!!

<3 Cassey

  • Sussan

    What a refreshing post! Its wonderful to see a motivational figure say its okay to eat a “YOLO” meal every now and then to keep sane. Many who strive for a fitness routine tend to forbid foods and forget we’re allowed to enjoy ourselves while on the fitness journey. All it takes is to take care of your health and well being as a lifetime goal, and we can have those treats every now and then without the guilt!

  • Candy

    I can’t even beleive you do this all by yourself. So inspirational!

  • Your post make working out so much more fun! I’ve even posted some of your video’s on my blog. I totally love it!

  • Alyssa

    I just started your workouts and I LOVE THEM!!! I was just wondering what your estimated time for the results to start showing up are??? Thanks so much , love your videos :)

  • Ysa

    YOLO food would be freshly baked vegan goodies! Especially orange and almond cake, it is AMAZING. Perhaps home made halwa too, that is delicious!

    Take care :)

  • Augustine

    I do have to gush a bit because Adanma is my cousin.

    I have YOLO moments but then I get back on track.

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  • Sophia


  • I do hope you are resting well Cassey. Though I have been much away these days, you are always there whenever I work out. Please don’t forget that you have changed many things about me in such positive way. I love you so much!

  • Yy

    ohmygod sooooo excited for the new bags!!!

  • Laila

    Hey Cassey,

    Thank you so much for this post! I had a really bad day today. I have not been eating well I stopped working out lately and had no motivation. I was feeling terrible today and felt like giving up trying to lose weight and then I read this post, and now I’m working out! I feel so much better, YOLO was what I needed and thanks for being honest about not always being perfect and I think you are awesome, so motivating and it means a lot to me, honestly. Thank you!

  • Cassie, I feel your pain. I work a demanding job as a lawyer and try to fit in my passion for fitness and blogging on the side. In fact my entire blog is about trying to find your balance with all the pressures we have on us these days. My advice-keep your head in the game and you’ll get through but don’t be afraid to give on some things, you’ll be happier in the long run and remember tomorrow is another day.

  • Adanma

    Yep! Definitely had a YOLO food moment yesterday! Best moment EVER when you see your comment on your favorite fitness guru’s blog. Supremely surreal!