Wow okay. This almost feels foreign to me. Don’t blog for a day and don’t upload a vid for a week and I feel all out of whack! I hope you still remember who I am.
Anyway, major apologies for not uploading a vid on time for Monday. That weakness/sickness dealio I had last week carried through the weekend and I am finally back in the game. A day late. But I feel much better. I guess I just really needed some “days off”. I hope you kept up with my updates on FB and Twitter and did the Call Me Maybe Squats as your “new vid” instead. It made it to 1 million views today! Thanks to your hard work and dedication! How cool is that!!???
This new vid, “Flatter My Abs Workout” is tough. Really. The moves are difficult but I want you to try. Please try hard and do the best you can. This is the only way you will get stronger. Do not be afraid. If you fall, your head is only about half to one foot off the floor. It won’t be that bad :P
OH!!! And there’s a burpee in there. A “Pilates Burpee”. I finally found a way to make friends with this long-time foe. My spirit is now at peace.
Also, let me know if you can name the 3 songs I used in the video! It’s karaoke version, so I wonder how many of you will sing a long when you do this workout!
Okay now onto something funny that happened at the gym today. The recurring question of the day was “Do you REALLY eat clean? You know, like how you say on your blog?” Oddly, I was actually asked this a few times by a few different people within the few hours I was there.
If you were one of the students that asked me this, do not feel embarrassed! It’s a totally legit question!! :)
Just so you know, yes I really do eat clean! (As you can see on my instagram @Blogilates) Not all the time, but a good majority of the time. If I am prepping for a competition or shoot, then oh yeah, for sureeee I eat clean. There’s nothing that shows better results than an honest combo of clean eating + intense workouts. But like any normal human being, I like to eat ice cream and desserts once in a while. I don’t do it very often, but when I do, people go NUTS on me.
I remember in London I was getting back from a soccer game and had the WORST craving for ice cream. I just wanted ice cream soooooo badly. So a couple of my friends and I headed to McDonalds (yes, McDonalds) and I got a soft serve cone. Oh but I didn’t stop there. I wanted an apple pie too. So I could make apple pie a la mode.
DEFINITE YOLO FOOD MOMENT.
So I’m walking back to the apartment with my buddies and we get stopped by another group of YouTubers and they all stare at me in complete shock. Cone in one hand and McDonalds paper baggy in other. They’re probably thinking:
“And all this time…we thought…”
“I feel betrayed.”
“Cassey is a fake.”
“She’s just like us!”
And I am! I am human! Normal! I have a sweet tooth! And you know what? It’s completely okay to indulge once in a while. It’s NATURAL. Humans developed a sweet tooth historically and biologically to help differentiate between fruits in the wild that were poison (bitter) and fruits that were edible (sweet). So it’s totally okay to crave sweets. The problem is, today we have wayyyyyy too many manufactured/processed sweet snacks and candies that it’s gotten out of control – out of nature’s control. So it is important to regulate how much sugar you eat because sugar is truly the culprit in the weight wars.
But like I said, once in a while, it is very healthy for your spirit and your soul to indulge in some YOLO foods. Keeps you sane and prevents you from totally binging at a later time after a tremendous build up of cravings.
So POPsters, yes I really do eat clean and I truly believe in it. It is a lifestyle that I have fully embraced. The food tastes amazing, I appreciate cooking, and I love sharing with you the joys of nourishing my body from the inside out. If I didn’t really eat this way, I don’t know how long I could fake my way through writing a healthy living blog :) Good food gives me energy and allows me to glow! I hope you feel the same way when you eat your fruits and veggies and stay away from the processed, fried, sugary things. Sure doughnuts and cinnabons may taste amazing for the moments that they are savored in your mouth, but you begin to to sink into a quicksand of lethargy for hours after.
Okay that is all for today! Hope you’re having a fab start to your week and powering through #sweatyseptember.
Love you so much,