*Deep Breath* I’m doing it again.

Hey POPsters!

How are you? Are you enjoying #OMGOctober? Make sure to print your calendar and your fitness journal if you haven’t already!

Okay….

So…

I’ve been debating this “thing” for a while now. Like seriously, I’ve been having chats in my head like a crazy person. But sometimes when you get too caught up in the details you just gotta STOP. Turn around. Then on the count of 3 jump forward, spin yourself around, and go with your gut!

You know what I mean?

So guys. On twitter and FB I announced that I was going to trek a similar journey very soon and a good amount of you actually guessed what it was! Reina got it right on the dot!

Yup. That’s right. I’m doing another Bikini Comp.

AHHHHHHH!!!

I can’t believe I am saying that but after much self-debate, I wanted to challenge myself physically and mentally again and do it for my birthday which is on Jan 16th. It’s not as SCARY as it was the first time I made the decision, but it is still pretty darn scary! But I am sooooo happy and excited. Truly I am, and am glad I will be documenting the whole transformation on the blog for you to see.

Here are some pics from last time:

You can see more pics from my May 2012 Contra Costa NPC competition here.

I really cannot wait to take my fitness up to a new level. Because this will be my 2nd one, I already have built muscle over time from weight lifting so my physique will be perhaps even more toned. Plus this time I am giving myself an extra 4 weeks or so to prepare so I won’t feel rushed. I wanna be able to just walk into the comp feeling ready instead of upping my cardio like crazy at the end. That was pretty stressful last time.

I already have my heels and jewelry so that won’t be a prob. I’m very excited to shop for a new bikini. I think that is the funnest part! (I know “funnest” is not a real word, but Steve Jobs did use it to describe the iPod as documented by GrammarGirl.) That’ll probably happen after Thanksgiving and into the first weeks of December. I wonder what look I should go for this time. What do you guys think? Should I do something cute like hot pink? Or do you like the prints? I am also thinking I might do for some underwire this time to help with the “oomph”. I wanna put sequined appliques on my own bikini like I did last time. Oh I am getting so excited!! Swarovski crystals galore!!!

Ahhhhh!!!!

As weird as this sounds, I am doing the comp as a present to myself. It’s almost like a hobby/leisure thing that sometimes makes no sense financially but I like the pageantry of it and dressing up. I gotta work on my model walk this time too. I know I need wayyyyy more pizaazzzz. I wasn’t able to capture footage for you guys last time, but I will for sure this time around. I am not looking to win a crown, a title, or a trophy, I really just wanna work as hard as I can and see what happens! Seriously, it’s quite subjective, so what can you do? You just do your best because that is all you have control over! You do your best and you CHOOSE how you want to react to the results and the environment. I choose to make the whole experience positive and rewarding no matter the outcome. This is my thinking going into the 15 week process.

I AM READY.

I AM BEAST.

GRRRRRRRRRR

It’s going to be pretty tough I will admit though. Who the heck goes on a bikini comp diet through the holidays? Only crazies. Like me. LOL. I’ll still have Thanksgiving dinner and Xmas dinner, no worries – just clean style! Which is still yummy style when done Blogilates style. OMG I suddenly have an urge to do Gangnam Style.

Hold on lemme turn on Spotify.

Ok, there, I feel good now :) This will now prevent me from getting the song-stuck-in-your-head disease.

But you know what? If you wanna go on a bikini comp diet with me for the next 15 weeks, feel free! At least you’ll know we’re doing it together. In fact, if you wanna do the diet and train and meet me at the comp in LA in Jan, heck, do it!!! We can be like workout buddies from afar!!!!

I’ll do my best to post what I am eating so you get a feel for it all. The best place to follow me for that is on Instagram. My username is Blogilates on there. If you want quick updates on how my training is going and how I feel up to the minute, that’s my twitter, same username.

So yea, tell me what you think about this! Are you excited or do you think I am nuts?

Hope you’re having a wonderful day and I’ll see you guys for a new video on Thursday! I’m filming and editing all day tomorrow to make sure it’s on time!!!

<3 you,

Cassey

PS: I totally forgot, today we got into FORBES!!!! GO POPsters!!! WHOOO!!! Read the article here. Thanks for being a part of this amazing Community. Y’all make my world go round.

Comments

  1. Ahaa, its pleasant conversation about this
    post at this place at this website, I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting here.

  2. Katie K says:

    Wow – calm down. T was just asking a few questions…no reason for you to get up on your soap box. I think the questions were valid, and since Cassie posts her life on the web, I think it’s OK for people to comment. T wasn’t being rude or malicious, but rather sharing an opinion. You, on the other hand, were super rude and almost spiteful. Relax.

  3. Ivori Rose says:

    You go on an do what makes you happy ; if we only have one Life, we should live it fully, because at most, we will only live to be 100….and most of us will be checked out mentally by 85 =D

  4. Your retarded leave Casey the hell alone. What she’s doing is something you probably couldn’t accomplish ever. She’s not doing anything harmful or bad to herself or her body at all. In short, she’s eating super healthy, exercising a lot, and having a blast. Its good to push yourself and reach goals that you never thought were possible before, in fact, if more people did what she is doing then the obesity level would shoot way down. And as for fake tits and tanning, which you are clearly against, way don’t you take your one sided opinions out of your ass and think for a minute about why people do that in the first place. Like shrinking after having kids, one being much larger than the other, having very saggy ones, or maybe just being insecure about them in general, there are many reasons why women decide to change themselves and they don’t need people like you judging every decision they make. And if your so into charity and doing for others why don’t you get off your ass, stop writing hate mail to other amazing people and go do something good. Cassey has already gave so much and been so inspirational to so many people, her line of work is to help people achieve their goals. Keep your negative opinions to herself unless someone asks you for them and go rain on somebody else’s parade.

  5. You’re so inspiring and pretty! GOOOD I want a body like yours :)

    //Big hugs from Denmark!
    Nanna H.

    http://www.nannahau.com fitness-, health-, and lifestyle blog

  6. Cassey,
    I have some questions about you wanting to do the bikini competition. I assume that by putting your life in public you’re ok with us asking questions and giving opinions. So, none of this is meant to make you feel bad… I love you and you have help and inspired me so much. Before I ask my question I’m gonna explain what I see… it’s just opinions and not meant to be malicious. I support you and respect your choices even if I don’t agree with them and I don’t want to hurt your feelings… I am just trying to understand. You are awesome! But when I look at the pics of the other women (I looked through a couple women’s fitness magazines last night), they don’t look AT ALL pretty or attractive. To me, they look like 60 year old anorexic women or men trying to look like women. They all look much older than their age and way too skinny. You can tell the difference between someone whose ribcage shows because they are naturally thin and someone who is starving/overworking their body, trust me, this comes from someone with a history of anorexia (me). You’re too pretty to ruin your body like that. So, I guess my question is, why does challenging yourself have to come in the form of seeing how far you can restrict your diet and how much you can work your body into nonexistence? Women in bikinis look better with curves or their natural thinness, not artificial diet restricted starvation thinness (you can tell the difference). Why can’t challenging yourself be through something like a triathlon, crossfit (although some of those even take it too far) or running marathons/races for charity instead of abusing your body. I don’t understand why challenging yourself and growing in fitness always seems to equate to losing your femininity. These women are terrible roll models in my opinion and I will never believe these women are healthy. It is not healthy to restrict your diet and overwork your body to the point that you lose your breasts and period. This is your body telling you something is wrong. And with the fake tans and fake boobs, it just seems so… fake. So I guess I just wonder about your choice of this path to “challenge youself” when there are much healthier ones that make a better role model and could even help charity. Why not choose one of those?

  7. Congrats on making this decision!!! I did my first one last month and am not sure if ill do it again or not. I haven’t decided yet. I can’t wait to follow your journey to the stage :)

  8. That’s awesome! It’s an awesome goal to work on, especially over the holidays! I look forward to following along as best as I can and wish you the best of luck! :]

  9. wow congrats!

  10. I’m actually going to be competing in April! I just might follow along with everything that you post for the extra drive to get myself ready as well =D I can’t wait to see your post!

  11. A bikini comp based workout and nutrition plan would be amazing! I’ve been looking at some online but I much prefer this site and doing your workouts, I feel like I’m intimidated by the bodybuilding.com’s of the internet!
    You should turn it into a plan like when you did the 90 day one and we can all keep in touch on fb twitter and tumblr!
    I’m all excited eek!

  12. You actually are the one who inspired me to do my first bikini comp. It’s on November 3rd in Kentucky and I have been training my butt off for it! I feel great and look so much better. Thank you for inspiring me!

  13. Wish I could do this with you. It’s going to take you 15 weeks, how long will it going to take us regular folks? You already have an amazing body. Will be cheering you on!

  14. Aww Cassey you’re beautiful and you inspire me so much :) thank you!!

  15. Yes, it is totally up to the person who comes to this website. What I really wanted to say is that not all readers/viewers are knowledgable enough to identify a normal workout & diet vs. what it takes to prep for a fitness comp., and that would be the hours spend on training, a very restrictive diet that is meant for just ONE competition in oppose to something someone could do on a regular basis.

  16. Buena suerte Casey!!!!! I hope you win because you’re a winner! Your enthusiasm and love of the challenge makes you a warrior! Thanks for always setting the bar and pushing it higher :D….you are awesome always.

  17. Hello Cassey, I’m from Uruguay (LatinAmerica); is about a month that I follow and practice your bikini blaster videos and the results is so amazing that I become addicted to them ( no mention that my body is completely dead , but it feels and looks so good )
    You are so cute and funny, i totally love how you look so feminine and strong at the seam time, is crazy!
    thank you so much for sharing your work with us, I’m on the other side of america so I appreciate it a lot !!!
    Kisses and go for your dreams girl, you can do it!!
    Clara!

  18. I would love love love to do this with you!! Please post meals and workouts…I could definitely use some pointers with the holidays coming soon!

  19. I think that the triggering is up to the people to not come on websites that might trigger them. i have had co-morbid eds and am recovering for about a year now and i dont find that that would trigger me, and i know that if it did then i would have step back and no follow what she is eating. but hey i totally get where your coming from tho!!

  20. you looked that fantastic and you didn’t win?

  21. Hi Cassey! I’m so excited to see your journey for this bikini comp!
    Yes, please post your meals and workouts so we can do it with you :)
    I’m trying to start eating clean, but it’s hard when I get hungry and have absolutely no idea what to eat (so I end up eating PB&J…). Knowing what you’re eating would make it soooo much easier. Plus, it’ll be interesting to see exactly what it takes to be in a bikini competition!

  22. Congratulations on being in Forbes, Cassey! I think it’s awesome that you’re doing another bikini comp, post your diet so I can do it with you!! So many people have said this already, but GOOD LUCK!!

  23. Congrats on the decision Cassey! I think it is awesome and amazing that you are able to afford the time to compete, and please post your meals, etc. I will work hard to follow you as I am constantly working on eating clean. I am running my second marathon next weekend and do not have plans yet to compete in something til next spring, so you will be a motivation for me to not put on those extra pounds during the holidays! I actually plan to go through Jamie Eason’s 12 Week Live Fit trainer again after the marathon. Good luck!

  24. Hey Cassey I’ll be cheering you on all the way I think ur mad (but in a brilliant way ;-) I’d love to see your meal plans and lurrrrvvvveeeeee to see your workout schedule so I can do it alongside you ! Good luck and keep doin what u do! Thanx

  25. That is so awesome Cassey!!! I was worried about how not to fall into the winter/holiday food coma/gain 15 pounds scenario, and this way I can follow you along your journey and keep challenged. I LOVE it! I would really like it if you posted some healthy recipes or meal plans. Even though I wouldn’t follow them completely since I’m not trying to get Bikini Comp ready or anything, it would be nice to have some super clean recipe days/meals to alternate with all the Holiday junk food :) You are my fitness hero! XO

  26. So I had a kind of crazy thought today on my way to work…..what if you posted as much of your workouts and meal plans as is do able without driving yourself mad and WE, your band of merry loyal friends ,did it with you.
    And say at the end of it we sent in OUR before and after bikini comp photos and you can pick one to be named “biggest transformation”….or whatever…. but really we would all be winners =)
    I think this is something I could….try =)
    Thoughts?!??! Anyone else in or am I nuts?

  27. Oh my goodness! Tell you what I’ll do it with you the best I can! I won’t be doing any bikini comp but maybe I can make a mini one in my room. You are very inspiring and I know this will go well for you, doll! Xoxo

  28. You are inspirational in your comittment Cassey, you really are! And this was exactly what I needed to read today. Please could you post some example meals from your meal plan?

    A long time fan xxxxxx

  29. YAAAAY!!!!!!! You will be amazing, Cassey!!!

  30. Oh, Cassey! I would never guessed myself about your competition . It will be soooooo great!! And also I wanted your amazin’ pictures as you did it last time. Btw The Forbes article was inspiring! I’m looking forward to hear from you again! Oh, crazy (:

  31. yay!
    btw: just want to make sure you didn’t get me wrong before: by saying the things about the unhealthy stuff i didn’t mean that u shared unhealthy things with us the last time or even encouraged us to try them.
    first of all you clearly pointed out that you thought it wasn’t healthy and second of all you are a fitness professional who was even being coached by a PT, so you obviously knew what you were doing.
    what i meant was just that i wouldn’t include the no-water bit in a plan (even if that will probably pop up on YOUR plan towards the end) because people might follow without having professional background or support – but i know you wouldn’t do that anyway, why was i even telling you! :)
    YOU are the fitness professional after all, not me :)

    love ya!
    c.

  32. Elizabeth says:

    Cassey, you are a very important part of my inspiration to be fit
    And be better… You are awesome and a little bit crazy lol but that’s good
    Go ahead girl you have a good body you’ll gonna rock!!!!!

  33. Just my $0.02. Cassey, I urge you not to post your meals plan nor your workout rouitne for this fitness comp. As you said from your last competition before, the amount of “real-food” you had and the workouts were unrealistic and were NOT mean for long term. I am afraid if you did post your meals plan and your workout, they would trigger EDs related problems for readers. Please re-consider.

  34. Congrats, Cassey! What a great decision. So inspiring that you are doing it for yourself and that the ultimate goal is not to place but to challenge yourself and enjoy the crazy ride! We are all right there behind ya, can’t wait to see your incredible progress. Thank you for being so positive and motivating, we need more people like that in this world!

  35. Go J!
    Love, fellow English degree :)

  36. Cassey! You are totally crazy to be training over the holidays. But that’s what makes it cool. Rock it out Pilates sister.

  37. Cassey, congrats on the Forbes article! It is a great step for you as well as for women out there who are doing what they love using YouTube.
    About the bikiny competition….DO IT! You have the sassiness and the motivation.
    Also, please post meal plans and/or workouts so those interested (ME) can do it with you!!
    Good Luck!

  38. Ah! exciting!! im so proud of you!
    you inspired me to take charge of my dreams and set a goal…

    November 17th is my first photoshoot (:

    and i’ll be eating clean with you!!<3
    thankyou cassy!

  39. Alexandra says:

    I would love to do this with you!! Please post meal plans/workout plans – Id love to know exactly what it takes to look like that!!

  40. I think its awesome! What a great way to stay motivated during the holidays :)
    Looking forward to following along in your journey.

  41. I have to admit that I am scared and concerned for you Cassey, you are an incredible person who a lot of us look up too. I know for me, doing an hour of workouts everyday is great, cause the workouts are fun and your personality just keeps me going, i mean how can I focus on the pain if I’m cracking up to the story of you getting chased by a cow? But lately you have been running yourself down, yes that’s partly due to your loyalty to us popsters, but are you really sure your in the best place emotionally and physically to go through the grueling process again? So soon? You said before that You weren’t “exactly turned on by this whole bikini compition” those are your words from the bikini thong workout. And while you are free to do exactly what you want, how and when you want to do it, please just be sure your ready to do this again so soon. You have done SOOO much in the 5 months since then.

  42. I gotta admit Cassey, I was a bit concerned because I’ve read a lot of blogs from people who have developed eating/metabolic disorders and felt like they HAVE to do fitness competitons to reach re-gain theur sanity. I can honestly say that you have a strong mentality and you seem to be doing it for the right reasons so I am very excited for you. Looking forward to the journey…

  43. Hello Cassey !!! Good luck for your bikini competition !! I am so excited for you !! Well, it’s a little bit weird to be so excited for somebody that you never saw but whatever !! I’m sure you will be very cute with a pink bikini… Or… maybe I’m thinking that because I am a huge pink fan so for me every “pink” thing is cute… Anyway ! I have my own bikini challenge to do but me it’s for summer and yes I start now because I have a lot of work to do ! Good luck again and sorry if my english is not perfect I’m working on it too !
    Hugs from France ! =D

  44. I was thinking the same thing….this is holiday food time! lol You are amazing Cassey and I wish you the BEST of luck too!

  45. I am so excited :), I just hope that when you mention the food element that you will include the vegetarian option as well so people like me can train and eat crazy healthy like you.

  46. I am in!
    Obviously not the bikini comp part but the training! Do tell us what you will do!
    And good luck. You are the BEST!

  47. YES

  48. YAY Cassey that would be great! I’m thinking about doing the competition too, and I would love to follow your diet and exercise plan this time around! Thanks!

  49. Cassey! Congrats on the Forbes interview! It was awesome! And wow a Holiday bikini comp challenge?!? Bring it you crazy Girl!! (And I mean that in the best way!

  50. Good luck Cassey have fun doing it

  51. Wooow, I admire you so much, but there is absolutely no way I’m doing this with you, through the holidays, when nothing but winter is ahead. I would kinda sorta maybe do it in the spring to reap the success through the summer and show off my body on the beach, but showing it off in dim and misty saunas is not worth it for me :P Good luck to you this time with the judges! It really is so subjective…And please never consider implants…you look great! I’m looking forward to really hard exercises;)

  52. i cant wait to have your body cassey!!! hehe :P
    Please share your workout and diet routine!!!!!
    LOVE YOU CASSEY!!!! :D

  53. Hey Cassey! I think it is a great idea to enter a bikini competition again! It is a really great way to push yourself and to try to do even better than you did before. That is what life is about: challenge yourself, step out of your comfort zone and grow as a person.
    I think you’re doing great and I am really looking forward to follow your preparation on your blog. You go, girl!
    Oh, by the way: don’t go for a hot, pink bikini. It’s not about “being cute” on stage- it is about showing off hard work. At least, that is what I would want to be judged for.

  54. Hello! I’m a beginner and just started watching (and downloading) your videos. I never thought that Pilates could be that fun (and crazy hard!) until I watched you. I think you’re someone I’d really love to have as a friend IRL and you’re awesome at motivating people ^_^ Thank you for all that you’ve done so far <3

    Good luck with the competition and I really hope you win! :D ( and uh, I was looking at the pics from the previous competition… did some of the contestants get implants? is that normal? *clueless* )

  55. Good luck on your journey again and happy early Birthday to a fellow Capricorn! Keep up the awesome work Cassey. If you ever get a chance stop by my page!

  56. Good luck Cassie! I would love to do one too and think I will make this one of my life goals. I just love food way too much… I think I will give myself time to mentally prepare before taking the dive.

  57. congrats!! which show?

  58. LIKE HIGHLIGHTER!!??

  59. aww i love how u said that. “It’s like fairy dust to us.”

  60. are u serious!!???? hahahhahhah

  61. january babies!!!! UNITE!

  62. i know, i should!

  63. I totally read every single word. Fruit is a great snack! Try baby carrots and hummus.

  64. i know, sometimes i think i am crazy. but whatever. thanks for ur support!

  65. just do one! check off that bucket list item now!

  66. YUP!

  67. not a bad idea, i will document more on video this time. let’s see. and more vlogs about how i feel.

  68. i know. it’s weird!

  69. seems like a good several of us do!

  70. OH MY GAWDDD!!!! WOW!!! Keep us updated!!! That is awesome!!!!

  71. i’m gonna need the support for surreee!!! eating will be tough thru the holidays

  72. yup, it seriously is a present for myself because otherwise, it doesn’t make much sense sometimes haha

  73. you can do it. just say ur gonna do one. and u will!!!

  74. are u serious!? make me one.

  75. yup follow me on insta for food but i’ll talk more about feelings here

  76. aww that is so sweet. thank u!

  77. i am working with a coach. a new one!

  78. whoa really? i have no idea what that means but OK! woohoo!!

  79. well then. TWINSIES!!!!

  80. yay!! GO PILATES PRINCESSES!!! :)

  81. hmmm we did this once EXACTLY one year ago when i started the 90 day challenge. maybe we should be a bikini diet challenge thingy ma jigger.

  82. ok i will!

  83. thank u!!!! i am glad u like this month’s workouts!

  84. ok no prob! i’ll me blogging and facebooking too :) yay!

  85. I support you Cassey ! Thumbs up to taking a new challenge :) I probably ain’t working for a bikini competition but I’ll definitely be more motivated to tone my body with you during this period !

  86. haha ok well follow my instagram for food pics and i’ll do my best to share as much as i can!!

  87. that’s what the underwire and padding is for :P

  88. I’m so persistent it’s inappropriate sometimes. Hahaaha

  89. Hi, Cassey!

    When I was reading this message I was like ‘girl, you can’t be serious!’ But when I realized that you are sooo persistent person (i’ve knew it before), but it still astonished me :) You’re doing a great job, really! Your confidence, resolution, positiveness inspire us with courage to reach our gouls :) Even it’s your decision to compare again I want to thank you because you’ve resolved to chalange yourelf again and at the same time you’ve chalanged us too to work for our goals without a fear :)
    As you know, if you never try, you’ll never know what happens :) So keep going with a good work and good luck :)

    Have a nice day :)

  90. yipppppeeeeee so excited… yes would luv to workout and diet with….please share all the diet and workouts with us… we can share pictures once its over..to c the results…so excited….luv u

  91. GO GO CASSEY!!!!!!!! ALL THE WAY!!!

    Please do not get implants though, (we’re Asian, they’ll understand) (haha kidding) (but don’t get implants you’re too hot for them).

    -Catt

  92. I really really like all your video’s and your whole blog. You have such a nice body, but those bikini challenges? I don’t like, pumped up muscles, looking like a man? No, pilates is good for your body, you get nice long muscles and a beautiful body, hope you return to that :)
    Wish you all the best though! It’s hard working and I appreciate people who work hard to achieve their goals

  93. i totally second that – as is obvious in my comment (or novel…haha) above!! :)

  94. hey cassey
    O.M.G.! (this is truly OMGoctober!)

    you absolutely MUST tell us the workout plan / eating plan you’ll be following in order to prep for the contest!!!!!! please please please do!!!!

    not in each and every detail of course as this would take a whole lot of effort! Just the basics like how much cardio and strength (and what body part) you’re doing per day and how many cals you’re eating, like:
    Mon: xy minutes weights/strength (and what body part), xy mins cardio
    Cals per day: xyz” etc

    this would help me SOOO much. I’m not contemplating taking part in a bikini contest, but i’m quite advanced and i really wanna take my fitness level up to another level too – together with you!! :)

    your OMGoctober calendar is GREAT, i’m using it in addition to what i normally do at the gym. but that gym plan of mine could use a little makeover – and your bikini contest plan might just do the trick :)

    so pleeeease share!!!! at least the “normal” bit of the plan – not the unhealthy drink-no-water-so-you-look-more-ripped bit that you told us about last time:)

    i love you, crazy girl! :)
    hugs from all across the ocean and the US straight to you! *waves like crazy*

  95. Wooow:D I am so excited for U,go for it!!!! I am proud of U.u really inspire me to work hard into shaping myself up.:)

  96. I think this is going to be an awesome challenge for you! You looked great last time (all the time). I hope to live your journey vicariously through all of your posts, videos, and pictures. I am so excited! :)

  97. No, you’re not crazy…it’s great to work towards a goal & really hope you’ll win this time. You’re an inspiration.

  98. That’s awesome! It would be great if you could post a meal and workout plan.

  99. you’re crazzzzy!! but i love it! i’m so excited for you! :) and i’d love to see what your workouts and diet are like!

  100. Kirsten marsh says:

    That’s wonderful! I can’t wait to see what you decide on your swim suit!
    I think you should do a neon suit (: ahh can’t wait!!

  101. NO you are not crazy..you know what you want and you are going after it…you go girl. As for the bikini i think that hot pink or some other popping colour with the sequined appliques would make you super girly….totally cute….or why dont you design you own bikini? you have an amazing talent.

    Also its really cool that you are a Capricorn like me, my bday is January 12th and i am also using your workout calender ( not OMGoctober an older version) to get my body in shape for my bday too..yeaaa me!!!! So it would be totally awesome for you to post what your eating and some of your workout routine so that i can try and follow.. I look forward to seeing pics of you after the journey and i will send you some of me on my bday as well. This is going to be great… :)

  102. I think this is so great! I know it’s going to become extra hard for me to keep exercising over the holidays because it gets so cold, so I get more lazy… but seeing you do this will inspire me to work just as hard!

    I’m also looking forward to your “clean” Thanksgiving/Christmas. Please share those recipes so I can be clean too!!!

    Congratulations =)

  103. OMG!!!!Im so excited for u!!!! I`ll definitely cheer for you, Cassey!!!!!!
    I CANT WAIT to start the bikini comp diet with you!!!!!
    YYYYAAAAAYYYYYYYY~~!!!!!!!!^0^

  104. I would LOVE to follow your nutrition/meal plan on facebook or email – instagram or twitter is currently beyond my knowledge base (yes, I probably AM older than most of your followers – soon to be 56 – but appreciate your workouts nonethless! they are GREAT!!) so, please consider posting in one of those media formats for some of your “old school” popsters :D

    BTW – a great BIG kudos on the Forbes mention!!!! that is ab-so-lutely TERRIFIC and you should be very proud of yourself!! keep up the good work – you ARE an inspiration to many!!

  105. Estefania says:

    Cassey, you are so aspirational! I hope you document at least a sample diet, and detailed list of workouts you’ll be doing, I want to follow your journey, and get amazing results as you did and most likely are again!!!!please keep us updated!! Let us know if you are cutting all carbs out like last time? Good luck with everything!!!!!

  106. I think you’re nuts… but in a good way! ;)

  107. Hello Casey! You just motivated me to eat clean and train mean!! I’m so doing it with you :) all the best, hope your get what you want for bikini comp! Can’t wait to know what you’re eating and training!

  108. WOOT!!! u go girl!! u did AWESOME last time! i cant WAIT to see the work out vids ur gunna do n i also cant WAIT to see ur suit! woo hoo! lol

  109. goodluck Cassey! Props to your commitment, and are you doing the same diet as last time?

  110. The Forbes article was AWESOME! and I can’t wait to follow your second Bikini Comp journey!! You’ll be amazing!
    Love this month’s workouts, btw!

  111. O M G Cassey, I’m soooo happy for you! I” be following you every step of the way and will hopefully look as good as you do by the end of it! You are such an inspiration, keep up the AMAAAZINGGG work!!!!!! :D

  112. Fitstylist says:

    Cassey GO GIRL!!! And please please please post your diet and training plans!!! I want to get into competition physique! And please, i’m begging you to tell us what supplements you use!!!!!

  113. GOOD LUCK CASSEY!!!. i’ve actually just started doing your videos and i was so sore doing them this morning! i’m really excited to take back my life… and my waist. i decided to make a tumblr so that i would be forced to keep working and keep eating healthy and to make the blog my accountability partner. would it be too much to ask if you could find out everyone’s blogs so that we can all help each other? i’m trying to lose 50 lbs in 7 months so its gonna be hard but if i keep at it i think i’ll be able to do it

  114. Margaret Hoar says:

    YESSS

  115. I am sure you will do awesome. You ARE awesome!!!

  116. omg your birthdays a day after mine!

  117. Cassey Cassey Cassey!!!!!!!! You truly are an inspiration. I am SO proud of you!!! You literally have the determination for everything. Also, thanks for bringing us on this journey with you–I’m so excited!!!!! Good luck, and you’ll do great <3 xoxo

  118. Let’s Go Cassey
    I’m ready to follow(I think) :)

  119. Great news, Cassey!! I wish you the very best for this bikini comp – means, fun, fun and fun!!!
    Thanks a lot for the inspiration, thanks for changing my life with your smile and energy : i’m gonna get into a pilates instructor school in Feb. Get accepted yesterday! So excited!!!”Funny” to discover that we are both from january (i’m born on the 15th) !!

  120. Good for you! I bet your gonna surprise yourself and win a title :D

  121. Good luck Cassey !

  122. Cassey, go girl! It’s always exciting to challenge yourself! Btw, I think you had the best bikini bod in your last competition.
    You inspire us! xoxo

  123. If your birthday is on January 16th then we are bday twins!!

  124. Hey Cassey,
    You’ll do great! Also, just wanted you to know (little known fact) that funnest is actually the correct superlative of “fun.”
    Love,
    J, English degree

  125. So excited for you! Your contest prep will be such great motivation for the rest of us, looking forward to being on board with you!

  126. Catherine Norris says:

    Do you post before and after pics? Just curious, because you are so tiny and muscle-y already, it seems strange that you would have to have so much time to train and diet! Good luck!

  127. This is great! Good luck! You are going to be wonderful. I recently found this site and have been looking through it for the past few weeks. Will you be training yourself or will you have a coach? Best of luck girl! I am excited to see the journey!
    ~Meigz

  128. Debbies21 says:

    I follow a few fitness sites and one of them trains figure athletes. A while back they had a chart on prepping and there was a big emphasis on posing. They recommend at least 5 hrs a week. Just want to pass it on. Good luck!

  129. Cassey, this is amazing!! I’m so happy for you!! You’ll do even better this time and even if you don’t, you’ll still be #1!! I hope I have the confidence and motivation to push myself the way you do! You’re so awesome! Yay!!!

  130. Congrats on round 2!
    I’ve been thinking about doing one myself.
    I would love to see like a documentary/ journal of your day to day eats and exercises in order to prep for it! I think it would be an awesome motivator for anyone thinking about doing a bikini competition!

  131. gogreengal says:

    Find a Sriracha bikini!

  132. Sarah Cretin says:

    Way to go, Cassey!!
    So happy for you. I knew from the beginning you were going to be such a positive change in my life and for others as well!! Thanks for everything you’ve done!
    Much love from Indiana <3

  133. Ohhh em geeeeee! I am so happy that you are going to keep us updated on this again! I just got out of a slump and am getting back on track so this is going to motivate me so much! Thanks Cassey ^^ And I’m hoping the best for you!

  134. So excited for you! Would really appreciate you posting your meals and workouts! I hope to do one someday also! You’re such an inspiration <3

  135. KaylaJade says:

    Congratulations on getting into Forbes; you’re so inspirational and upbeat that you were bound to make it :)
    And good luck for the second bikini contest– that part you said about doing things for yourself as a present helped solidify the motivation I was struggling to pin down. I can’t wait to hear more about your journey to the contest and everything else :) Cassey you’re an amazing person and sorry I’m gushing but your energy is contagious!

  136. Ahhhh Cassey!!! I’m so excited for you! I remember when you did it last time and I was following up on you with it and I felt SO inspired by your weight loss and toning and your results. I’m willing to do it with you this time! Don’t feel weird about having fun with it. I feel the same way haha. Can’t wait till you start! I wanna challenge myself too and do it with you. Yay Cassey! Love you!!! Wishing you the best of luck :D

  137. heck yea another janurary 17th woot! Well actually it’s been debated on whether the 16th but what the heck lol.
    *highfives*

  138. You look amazing !! omigosh ..

    and btw, could I get emailed the October calendar password?? :)

  139. Lindsay Ford says:

    Yay! I love that your competing again! Please please please post your diet and workout routines on blogilates!

  140. Yes please! and Cassey, YOU GO GIRL!! We’re all behind you!!

  141. Im so excited for you and I wish you the best of luck!!! Please post a workout/diet plan. Im no where near ready to compete in a bikini competition, but this inspires me to just train hard and see where I am in the 15 weeks!!!

  142. And good luck!

  143. Cassey! :D We have the same birthday! :)

  144. Ooh I like that!

  145. Good for you and all the best! Love that bikini by the way, wow!!

  146. Yes, please keep us up to date with your diet! I’m super nervous for the holiday season – I looove Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Some healthy recipes would be awesome – I was thinking something that you could totally feast on without feeling guilty lol.

  147. Good Luck and congrats!!!!

  148. i think that is so awesome, cassey! i can’t wait to take the journey with you (through blogs, videos, and pics, of course)! you are going to do great and look the best you ever have, i’m sure! good luck with everything.. all of us are here to back you up and motivate and support you :)

  149. Good luck Cassey!! Please post your daily diet/exercise routine! Me and my best friend are going to follow along!

  150. Good luck Cassey!! You’ll do great!

    And please please post updates of your diet/exercise routine! I’ve been thinking of getting into a competition as well so seeing it through your experiences will be really helpful! I’m going to follow along with you!

  151. Yayyyyy! :D Good on you Cassey, I loved following your journey last time, the second time round will be even more exciting and super inspiring :) x

  152. Good luck!! It’s good to see you doing this for yourself. You looked great last time, I bet you will kick ass this time around!

  153. Good luck on your journey! I can’t ever imagine doing it myself, so major props!! Just don’t take it TOO far with the muscle; you’re such a petite girl and some of those ladies just look frightening! ;)

  154. Good luck Cassey!! I’m so excited for you… :)))

  155. So happy to hear this!!! Ironically I just decided yesterday to train for a Figure Competition! My first! My journey will be more like a YEAR instead of a few months like you but I’m super freakin excited. I look forward to seeing your progress. :)

  156. I love how you never cease challenging yourself!
    I wish you all the best in your journey and hope you really enjoy the experience as much as you did the last time – and then some.
    Good luck! :)

  157. Woot! Good luck Cassey and thumbs up for the Swarovski crystals.I will be following you along your journey.Lol. An omg moment when reading-we have the same birthday!!

  158. cindy vazquez says:

    I just noticed that the girl standing on your left side has a white face and a reaaally dark spray tanned body……. :|thats weird.
    But ohmygosh good luck :D youre gorgeous already, and youre genna look even more gorgeous-er!!!

  159. I just looked at your pictures and I must say you look so natural, beautiful, and feminine. <3 pilates! Best wishes :)

  160. Anastasia says:

    I am so excited for you! Good luck, you will be great!

  161. Good luck! You can do it. It is hard to do just one show. I’ve more than once said “just one more show”. :)

  162. OMG girl!!
    I wish you tons of luck and strength!!
    We all want you to win this!
    I would suggest you to search for bikini with remarkable shape, not just colour! I mean, find something “sassy” for the top, something that will make your boobs look veeeery fine, and a bot that will make you sexy butt even sexier!
    So, my suggestion is: find the style of the bikini first and after that choose a colour =)
    Oh and another suggestion!
    What about, all this time when you will be trainig for that competition, you film for us some of your workouts, so that we try to do them as well??

  163. Well here we go again! lol Best of luck, Cassey! :)

  164. Bree Bond says:

    Cassey I live in LA, love your videos! I’m a cpt too but I wanna train with you while you prep not to compete but I would love to see how it works, bikini comp is on my bucket list though! My Ig name is bondbree!

  165. Hey Cassey!
    I think you’re a very brave and strong woman, because you know what you’ve been through last time and still you want to repeat the experience. I also think that, despite all the effort and the money you spend on your preparation, it’ll be worth it at the end, once you see you’ve conquered your goals!
    We’ll all be here to support you throughout your journey! :D
    Xoxo

  166. She always post a general idea of what she’s doing, but here’s the thing: the plan and regimen has been specifically designed to fit Cassey’s competition training requirements and it’s not to be mimic by the average person. It’s not a weight loss diet. It is a competitor’s diet.

  167. BTW you totally should sleep more, seriously.

  168. I am totally with you lady- count me in

  169. Hey Cassey, so I’ve been following you on Twitter, FB and here. MY name is Mrtina, I’m 19 and I’ve been doing your workouts every single day, I do about 7-9 videos per day, and I get SO excited. My mom thinks I’m crazy, my dad thinks it’s great (he even trains with me on weekends!!! and sends his regards and congratulations to you) and I even got some of my friends to do this too! Friends I never thought would move a single muscle after we finished highschool. I call it “The Cassey Effect” because you are such an inspiration, and I know this is a meaningless post, but I just wanted you to know that you’ve been a great inspiration to me, and I train hard to get the body that I want. I just want to be a little bit fitter and you are so positive, that I loveeee watching your videos, and reading your news and today for the first time I tried the banana pankcakes!!! They were AWWEEEESOME! I’m from Argentina, so this type of food is not so normal here. I was wondering if you had any food recipie that you could teach me or sth I can buy and eat during breaktime in college? I thought that maybe a fruit… But I thought that maybe you had a better idea..
    Regarding your bikini competition I totally support you, wish I could go to see you! (I’d have to take a plane for that, so I’ll just send you all my love and best of lucks through the internet). I think you’ll look gorgeous in a really pink bikini, reaaally nice pink, or maybe a black panty and pink top? With swarovsky blinks! Totally gorgeous!
    Well, this is getting too long (it wasn’t my intention, sorry) and I’m afraid you won’t read it :( So I’ll just tell you what a great person you are and I hope you continue doing this foreveeeer!!
    Ok, gonna go do the exs for todaaaaaaaay!
    Lots and lots of love from the other end of the continent!
    Marti :)

  170. OMG Cassey you goooooo girl!!!
    I will keep up with all ur diet and workout video even-though with my super busy school work I try my best.. Also I would love to meet you up in LA lol that would be my goal to work for it btw Swarowski is best^^

  171. :)))

  172. Inspired me to get in the best shape of my life. I CHOOSE THAT. Let’s see how far can I go. I will take pictures now and then on 16th january. Can’t wait! Let the sweatfest beginnnn, so pumped up! :D Good luck and please don’t do boob job :))))

  173. Very excited for you!! I recently read about your first competition and I’m happy to hear you’re going to do another. Maybe one day I’ll try one myself… :) Please post your workout/diet plan!!

  174. Oh wow, great! Have fun and the best of luck to ya!

  175. I know this is a really random thing to take from this entry, but what I got excited about was that your birthday is just a day away from mine, which is Jan 17th. Why do I care? Because it inspires me even more than it would otherwise to know that a fellow Capricorn can be as dedicated and awesome as you are! That means I can do it, too :) Not like star signs mean anything, but the zodiac always tells us how reserved and quiet and boring we are, and you’re just the opposite! Thanks for being awesome and GOOD LUCK with the comp, fellow January baby :)

  176. Yay, that’s so exciting and fabulous! :) Go Cassey!

  177. I AM READY.
    I AM BEAST.
    GRRRRRRR

    New tank top slogan? Lol

  178. It’s inspiring to see you always aspiring to take the thing u love, fitness, to a new level. I love that ur always challenging urself and are not complacent because it’s like fairy dust to us-we get inspired too. Much success and we’ll be cheering you on

  179. I’m excited! :) Could you post the meal plan/exercise you’ll be following for it?

  180. ahhh! i would LOVE if you made a diet plan for it or even a base one for us to go on. that would be AWESOME. ive been struggling with the last 5-10 pounds so this would be oh just so amazing if it was a challenge kind of thing.

  181. CASSEY! you could rock a neon bikini it will make you shine even brighter than last time! how ’bout that ?:)
    lots of fun for your journey. x

  182. GO Casey, GO!!!!! i did my first show this past Sept. 15th and LOVED the experience. take a short break but i definitely plan to compete again myself. girl you are CRAZY for doing it over the holidays though lol!!!! GOOD LUCK my friend! i didn’t cheat at ALL for almost 15 weeks but ummmmm….Thanksgiving 2012 is NOT ready for me lol. i’ll be keeping up with your progress for sure!
    le

  183. Have you thought about doing figure?
    Either way, congrats! :D

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