AMAZING Transformation Inspirations!

Hey guys!

We are halfway through March! Can you believe it? I know sometimes it is hard to keep pushing yourself when you feel like you don’t see change quick enough. Whether it’s 5 lbs or 100 lbs, DO NOT QUIT. Because if you’re REALLY eating clean and you’re REALLY giving it your all when you’re working out, then change is sure to come.

It did for these beautiful ladies who believed in themselves and KEPT GOING. Trust me, your own personal transformation is possible. Just want it bad enough.

♥ Meet POPster Kaylee. She was obese for most of her life, sad, but knew she had to make a change. So she did. She went from 295lbs to 146lbs. Kaylee is 22 and does a combination of Blogilates, Insanity, and now she is training for a 10k! I love that Kaylee is shining with confidence and pushing herself to take on new challenges! Check out her Instagram @edensank

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♥ This next girl is dear to my heart! Meet POPster Nikki who I met at my NYC Meetup last year. Genuine heart and just so excited about life. Nikki also joined me on my Dr. Oz episode today! You can read her story here and check out her [email protected]_grace_j

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♥ I found POPster Stephenie on the HOT TOPICS page in the Blogilates App. She lost 100 lbs in 13 months. Talk about creating change!! If you guys are struggling to lose a few pounds or you can’t find motivation to put down that bag of chips, remember that everything you choose to do everyday counts and it all adds up. The more dedicated you stay, the quicker the results. Your dream body and dream life are POSSIBLE!

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♥ POPster Ashley was one of the first people I featured on my Transformation Tuesday posts. She’s a mom, a wife, and a hard worker! Read her story here to see how she did it and what she ate. You can also tweet her at @TangeloFlavored

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♥ Meet POPster Taylor! Her transformation made the HOT TOPICS page in the app! The difference from the left and right pic is 5 years. Little by little you can change your life. Good job for keeping on it girl, you look amazing!

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♥ Another one of my classic Transformation Tuesday girls – meet POPster Hayley! She went from 160 lbs to 125 lbs by following the free Blogilates Workout Calendar. Seriously – the calendar is like your personal trainer. Just use it and stop thinking about what you should do for today’s workout! Read her story here and feel free to tweet [email protected]

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♥ POPster Nandita is also HOT TOPICS famous in the Blogilates App! She changed her physique by doing my cardio routines to melt fat, my Pilates workouts to tone her muscles, and by eating clean. You can check out my free 12 Week meal plan here. She said she followed the workout calendar which I change up every month to keep your body from plateauing. You can print the calendar by clicking here or by downloading the Blogilates App (available free on iPhone and Android)!

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♥ POPster Leah lost 58 lbs in 9 months! WOW!  She cut gluten, dairy and sugar out of her diet. She did POP Pilates videos at home, and also took Pilates, bellydance, kickboxing and boot camp classes at the gym. Talk about focus.

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♥ Here in the Blogilates Community, all positive transformations – mental, physical, spiritual, whatever – are all applauded! Today, I want to show you a “reverse” transformation. I am so proud of POPster Jaime who battled a serious eating disorder and body image problem to become a strong, confident, and happy girl. Read how she overcame her ED and started seeing herself as beautiful here. You may also check out her Instagram @healthyjaime

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♥ Total body change by POPster Shealyn who credits her weight loss through eating clean and Blogilates. For a full 90 Day Meal Plan and Workout Challenge, click here. Girl, you look fantastic!!

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Hope you guys enjoyed today’s transformation eye candy! If you want to be featured next, either post your transformation in the Blogilates App or email me at [email protected]

Also! Be sure to check out my Dr. Oz episode today! Check your local listing here to see when it airs! I’m so excited I’m going to pop out of my seat and fall on the floor.

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Much love. Stay inspired!

<3 Cassey

  • Starlight00001

    I’m 15 and I weigh around 180 lbs/ a bit over 80 kg. I am on the day two of the beginner calendar. Should you do every video once or like repeat them? I am very scared I will fail to do this or just not have time because of school, help!

  • Lindsay

    I’ve just started with the beginners 2.0. I’m under-weight (119), and I feel weak and I always wanted to tone my body a bit. While I am upset at my weight, I’m more concerned on my overall strength. It’s day one and I already feel better. While I’m only 14 going on 15 this summer, I’m excited to start doing more of these workouts. Track is also coming up toon, and this is a great way to get me in shape, so when we do our stretches and exercises I don’t just wait half way like I used to do when I was younger. I feel the this will help push meta be the me I always want to be, which does involve eating. I am a very VERY picky eater, and that is hat made me underweight. I don’t try it’s just hard. I’m working on eating more, and with pilates I can get more muscles on my body!

  • Michelle Duong

    Hi guys! I’m almost 15 and I’m about 140-150 lbs. I know, terrible. I’ve been doing POP Pilates since October, 2016 and I’m seeing changes to my body that I love! It’s kind of strange though, how I’m smaller, but rounder at the same time. How does that work? My question though, is about the meal plan. My family does not want the hassle of preparing different food for me (even if I offer to do it myself). It’s because this should be a lifestyle, not a diet that I have to follow for the rest of my life. I think most Asian foods are pretty healthy anyway… But I really want to change! Please help!!

    • Melissa

      I had the exact same issue with my family. I started small by getting them to shift to different oil, baking something instead of frying etc. – little changes that are easy to adjust to. Then I started to make an extra vegetable dish to go with the dinner they cooked for everyone to share. Try cooking your healthy meals for everyone, not just yourself, so they don’t have to do a thing. Maybe find healthy versions of things they already eat? If you do cook something make sure you clean up any mess you’ve made, including all dishes. Remember never to tell them their meals are unhealthy because they may become defensive and put up more resistance. Just say that you want to be the best (and healthiest) version of yourself and their support would mean a lot.

      Doing it like this does mean that your progress will be slower, but taking it slow in the beginning makes it easier for everyone to adjust in the long run. Good luck and don’t lose motivation, you’re doing great!

  • Alicia Neal

    Hey guys! I’m 19, 285lbs and on the path to making a better life for myself! I’m on day 2 of the beginners calendar, and I’m finding I can only do like 2/3rds of the video all the way through. Sometimes only half! ? I’m persistent and will push through, even though I can’t do all of it, and have to rest quite often, but do you guys have any advice for staying motivated? I’m really wanting to stay on track and not get discouraged!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    • MARYAM

      That is completely normal for beginners and it is already something to be proud of! Just tell yourself that you want to get there, then take the action and before you know it you will have reached your goals. I believe in you and so does the whole blogilates fam! It is all about determination, i suggest you start an instagram or take photos and that will push you to want to improve more. Lets take it one step at a time :) good luck alicia :

      • Alicia Neal

        Thank you Maryam! That definitely lifted my spirits! Thats good to know that the slow start is normal, I was beginning to feel I wasn’t strong enough to do blogilates at all!
        I’ll keep posting, and will keep at it!! Thank you again for the motivation! You’re awesome!

    • Briar

      I started exercising pretty early so thankfully I’ve never been overweight, but I’m a firefighter so fitness has always been crucial to my job, health, and safety. When I joined the “force”, as a woman I often fell behind my fellow male firefighters during PE. So on my own time, I worked out extra to make up for the difference and hopefully get stronger. It was very hard sometimes to stay motivated, so I made myself a “fitness” binder where I printed out cut-outs of really fit women, put pictures of my family that I wanted to stay safe for, and even put pictures of my crew to encourage to me to get stronger so I never failed them when it mattered. My advice to you is to make a binder or a notebook where you keep pictures and motivational blips so whenever you are feeling lazy, just look in it and remind yourself what you’re fighting for.

    • Shawna

      I’m curious to hear – 2 months later – how you’re doing now!

  • QuirkyNightOwl

    I am 16 and currently doing the beginners 2.0 workouts and I just finished day 5. I was wondering how long I should be doing the exercises. I am usually not sweating or out of breath by the end of the videos and I do them back to back.

    • Megan Zina

      Hey! I’m 15 and I started that same workout as you. I had to do the second week again because I didin’t do the videos every day… so I lost a week but it’s okay. You have to do 4 weeks following the beginners 2.o workout calendar. It’s okay if your not sweating, this is just the beginning. You should do the other 3 weeks now and you’ll maybe sweat on the last week or maybe not, it doesn’t matter. Check if your doing the exercises right for the next 3 weeks and when your done, you can do the monthly workout plan. You problably will sweat and be out of breath on the end of those videos :) Just relax and control yourself and you’ll be okay.

      • Emerald

        Should I be running while doing the beginners 2.0?? I’m planning to run once a week but I don’t want to get too toned legs. Any advice?

  • tutu

    how i started???

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  • Lauren

    Hi I’m 5’3 and 130 lbs. I used to weigh 120 but I after I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism I gained weight :/ I eat extremely healthy (no sugar, simple carbs, junk food, etc.) plus I work out almost everyday. I’m 15 years old and I don’t know what to do anymore. Can someone please help me! I feel so uncomfortable at this weight!!

    • Annette Davenport

      Hi hun I’m dealing with the same condition as you for 3 years now and gained crazy amount of weight my Dr didn’t do much for me until I found another Dr and he’s helped me out alot I’m now on meds for it and lost 23 pounds in 2 months… don’t feel discouraged and down about yourself it will only make matters worse for you and you might slip into depression as I did cause I couldn’t stand how I was looking and I did everything I could to help me but nothing worked I thought I was doomed and that I would just continue gaining weight but that wasn’t the case… find a good Dr and get treatment everything will be alright… best wishes ?

      • Lauren

        Thank you so much!! This definitely helped me a bunch! I’m so happy for you, hopefully I will follow in your footsteps! I have been feeling much more motivated this week and I have actually lost a few pounds!!!!

    • Shannon McLain

      I highly recommend checking out Fit Rocker Chick on FB! Yes she is a Beachbody Coach, but a highly knowledgeable one about hypothyroidism and how to treat it naturally! You can always include any type of workouts, no pressure for Beachbody. (I am not a coach, I just follow coaches for encouragement.)

  • Esther Chua

    Dear Cassey,

    I’m 15 years old and 112lbs right now…
    Now is almost the end of October. I would like to lose 12lbs within 2 months.
    What kind of workout I should try…
    I have big thighs , bulky calves , fat arms and a tummy full with fats.
    I need help to get rid all of this

    • Cheyenne

      Esther,

      Losing that much weight that quickly usually isn’t healthy and definitely not easy, but if you want to make that your goal, go for it! If you feel you have too much adipose tissue, cardio and a better diet will do wonders to improve that for you.

  • PH

    I am looking at all of this and have started the “Blogilates” – I do not see where there is anyone over 25 here. Are there success stories for women in their 30’s and 40’s?

    • Michaela (Czech republic)

      I am 31 :-) Before Blogilates I did workouts with Jillian, Bob Harper, Rushfit and Insanity and now I absolutely love these Blogilates workouts. Blogilates workouts look easier than other but they aren’t easy and my body hurts next day. With Blogilates I don’t feel overtrain anymore and after 3 weeks I see first results.

  • Winda

    Hello ☺ my name is winda. I’m already fat since i 5 years old. Now i am 17 and be 18 on october. I wanna lost 30 kg until desember 2015. What should i do? Can you please guide me? Can you please help me guys? It’s make me so nervous ????

    • Lily

      Dear Winda,

      I know how you feel, luckily Cassey Ho posts a workout calendar and meal plan each month. If you follow both those you will definitely feel and see the change. You can find the calendar by signing up for her newsletter where she will send you the password to the calendar. I have seen major changes thanks to her workouts and meal plans so don’t worry, if you really stick to it I promise you will look and feel better. Hope this helps,
      Lily

  • Grisel

    Can I just ask something to these girls? Be honest with me: where you hungry while you lost weight? I feel like every time I want to start a diet, I’m hungry. I’m always so hungry haha

    • Grace

      I totally feel ya girl! I recommend cassias mini meal plan because it really works and I was not hungry once while on it

    • maddie

      It’s not about eating less, it’s about eating better! :) When you fill yourself up on a big salad with a baguette + ham/white fish it seriously is more filling than a big plate of chips(fries) and chicken nuggets! :D

    • Carla

      I’ll be real with you: there’s been a billion times on my weight loss journey that I’ve felt hungry but that was just the amount of calories I could eat for the day. It’s definitely going to happen, but you don’t have to be scared of it; just chew some gum, sip some water, and soon enough it will go away. As long as you aren’t starving yourself or eating your daily calories’ worth in chocolate or some other calorie-dense food, you’ll be alright. I’ve lost around 40 lbs so far since January and even though there were moments that I just really, really wanted to have that extra piece of bread or rice or what have you, I stopped. You can’t feel the happiness that extra bread gives you in 1 week, but you can definitely see the change in your body from sticking to your goals. :)

  • Hello Cassey my name is Najwa I am from Saudia Arabia. I want to loose 25 kg Of weight for my brother wedding which is in December 2015 can u please guide me from diet till Workout every thing I want to follow ur bikini blaster can u please guide me everything u can tell me everything will in detail on my eMail accounts please repliy fast as soon as possible

  • Trina

    ummm i was just going through Kaylee’s instagram and she had gastric bypass surgery…but you didn’t mention that above?
    :-(

    • Elyse

      Hey there! I can understand not wanting to be deceived by how she obtained her weight loss. I woukd hope that it was just an oversight…That being said, my best friend had the gastric sleeve surgery in 2011 and to this day, she works very hard at maintaining a proper diet and exercise. Make sure you still applaud their efforts, because the surgery isn’t the cure, it’s the kick starter… The energy and focus of a balanced diet and exercise is really what gets them through their weight loss/emotional journey.

  • Pai

    Hi Cassie!

    I was always chubby as a kid. When I was 12, I weighted 135 pounds!!! Luckily, with the support of my parents, they helped me plan out a healthy diet and I eventually loose all the weights. I am now 18 and weight the same as I do when I was 12!! Only I am 5ft 7 now. However when I was younger, my arms and legs are always small and I had a huge beer belly a TRIPLE chin. I am still trying to loose that last bit of belly fat so that my abs will show even more. Thank you so much for all the fun song challenges and workouts. You keep all the BURNNNING exercises very very fun. I love you so much!

    Pai

    • Aubrey

      Hi Pat my names Aubrey I am 13 and I have a beers belly I am trying to get rid of can you help me tell me what workout you followed

      • Chamelle

        Maybe you can do the monthly calendars. Its fun to do!

  • madeline

    Hi. I’m 15 years old, and I’m working hard to lose weight. My mom lost about 100 pounds in only 6 months, but she has a whole bunch of extra flabby skin. I want to know how I can avoid that..

    • Ashlee

      I would suggest lifting weights and getting toned. Im 15 years old as well and im on this challenging journey too, so i wish u good luck!

    • Labrini

      you’re 15 and you’re not going to get that extra skin because thy body still grows. Your mom is old and need to do something else to get rid of the extra skin but your body is able to “absorb” it.

  • Shweta K R

    Dear Cassey,
    You are an inspiration! Couple of my friends told me about blogilates and I googled it a fortnight ago and since then I’ve been hooked. Though I’m not obese, I’m not slim either. I’ve been plump most of my life without any paunch.
    I work in advertising sector and that leaves me with little or rather no time to myself…add to this, I recently got married, resulting in paunch and significant weight gain. I made decision and charted out time for myself and started “blogilating” :)
    Will surely send one’ before-and-after’ soon.
    Many congratulations to you and cheers to you!
    Thanks and best regards,
    Shweta

  • Larissa A. R

    You are such an inspiration to me, This makes me push myself harder into working out, because I know with effort, constancy and determination you can achieve your weight goals. Change your life to a healthy lifestyle! Make it yours! Thanks for the inspiration! You totally raise my hopes up and keep me follow working hard!

  • tamara (tami)

    I just found this site THIS VERY EVENING after working 3 hrs of OT. I’ve been going to the gym for a month and have seen NO results :( However, I am here, plan to begin the beginner work out calendar in the morning am SO inspired. I see women bigger than me (Im 5’10” 176 lbs) with more than I have and think, “if they can, I can too!” Im off and running …thank you all for your bravery of pics and words of inspiration. :D

  • Selena

    Many of these girls look way too thin after the transformation.

    • clover

      They look HEALTHY.

    • Athena

      You are on a website full of positivity and health. Why must you criticize? These girls worked hard to get where they are. They look amazing.

    • Aisha

      Actually they look healthy! And the transformations were all astounding!

  • Victoria Dettra

    Are the larger girls really true? I have no exercise background and am heavy like them. I didn’t used to be, but I got married and moved to the suburbs and gained 100lbs. Can I do this program? So many times these programs are based on already being fit and just wanting to get better, and when I try them I find I just can’t do what the program shows. But they are (were) in the same shape I am, so if their stories are true, then I can do it too – I am starting where they did.

    • Courtney

      I would think that yes, the larger girls are all really true! Everyone starts from somewhere. You already have the right mindset – you want to get better. I find that when I work out, I get to a point and then my brain tells me that “it’s too hard” or that “I’m too tired” or that “I just can’t do it”. You need to silence this voice – your body is capable of doing so much more, but you get to your comfort zone and your brain says “ok, that’s enough working out for now” when you can go another 10 rounds! Just silence the voice and tell yourself “yes, I am getting tired, but I can still do one more set or I can do five more pushups”. You will not see results if you don’t push yourself. You will not see results if you stay in your comfort zone. You just gotta push yourself – it’s hard, it sucks, but the end results are so worth it! Be strong!

    • I’m hoping they’re true because I started with the thigh workout today, thanks to a you tube search. I am 196 (down from 222, my heaviest), with a goal of 142. Some of the moves make my knees and ankles hurt but I modified a bit and pushed through. I love Cassey’s encouragement to focus on clean eating and believe that if I work at it, day by day it’ll get easier and the pain will go away. I know the pain is from too much weight on my joints and nerves so it is all the more important to stay the course and get my body in shape. Phillipians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” God bless you in your fitness journey as well!

  • Daisybelle Puig

    how long would it takes to be able to see the tranformation of your body?

    • Madison

      Honestly, it really depends. It’s especially hard to see changes in yourself though because you’re seeing your body every day. Take some ‘before and after’ photos yourslef and you’re sure to notice a difference

  • Will

    The people on here who’ve worked so hard to get the look they’re aiming for have a lot to be proud of, they’re an inspiration! ^^

  • Ola

    I’m new to the blogilates community and I’ve started the beginners workout calendar today. I finished day 1 and although i felt the burn during the entire workout and really felt my muscles working, especially in my legs. even though I am a little soar and probably will be soar tomorrow, it didn’t make me sweat or tire me out like other work outs do. Im not sure if this is just because Its pilates and it’s not meant to make you sweat or Its just not difficult enough for me. Any advice?

  • christai

    You guys are such an inspiration. Can’t wait to get fit like you. ;D

  • Nikita

    i just started out my journey. i try to eat healthy and replace carbs for veggies or fruit. i don’t eat fruit after 2 pm and i just finished the beginners workout. i feel soooooooo good and proud of myself after this and i’ve been feeling more energized lately. thank you so much cassey !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  • Min

    hi, i am a beginner !!! and I was wondering that how much I need to spend time for working out? I mean pop pilates!!!! I am doing it like less than 30 mins, i sweat and its hard for me
    but i really want to know how much you guys spend time for pop pilates?!!!
    I really want to lose my weight and cut my appetite!!!

    • Andrea

      I’ve been doing her workout for a month, and i can already feel my body feeling better, you should start by something like 30 min per day , keep going, if you feel it, if it hurt, it mean you’re doing it right and you’ll have result, but you’ll see REAL and VISIBLE result after something like 2 or 3 month.
      Don’t forget: you can’t cut your appetite, but you can reduce it by eating a little less and healthy food and drink water, look at her recipes’s video there really good !
      Have a nice day and don’t give up ! :)

  • dariana

    omg!!!!!!!! i am so enspired now i could not believe you could lose that much weight

  • Pauliina S

    Sometimes i wish i could do my own story about journey of the life change. But i’m not overweight and i do eat healty most of the day (well now is christmas so gingerbread are my little treat ;3). I only have a little bellyfat and cellulite tights. My story might not be so mind blowing but i adore you Cassey and thank you for being part of my life. You allways make my day little better when i’m bored. <3

    Oh and one thing, i started to do split workout with your "9 steps to doing the splits!" video. Last time i did split was eight years ago! Have a beautiful christmas Cassey! xoxo<3

    • Sandy

      Every story of success is worth sharing. It’s the little things in life that make a difference and bring happiness.

      • Anne-Lies

        I totally agree!

  • I am a obese lady all my life .. i Really need to change my life until i saw this on youtube. i started downloading the workouts and the timetable so i will start them today

  • L

    What great inspiration all of these girls are. I joined the community earlier this week and love the support!! <3

  • Emilee

    This is pretty amazing! This really inspired me a lot, and going to make me try harder! I’ve already started the beginners work out, and trying to cut out as much carbs and sugar out my diet. Maybe thinking about going gluten free again.

  • Leah

    I’m in the process of trying to lose weight, but it seems that each time the new school year starts, I gain it back due to eating out of stress. Any tips on how to stop emotional eating? Also, how to fit in workout routines into a busy schedule. Much love xoxo

    • Bidur

      Hi Leah!
      I am a student and i have a really busy schedule in school and also in my free time. I have a lot of exams and homeworks. So sometimes after school i feel stress and i feel very tired. I have that emotional eating sometimes, especially after school. So what i do is that if i eat a snack for instance a chocolate bar or some chips i replace that with sweet fruits and a lots of water. Fruits have good carbohydrates that will make you full. If you feel sometimes that you eat for your emotian, you can talk tou your friends or keep a journey where you can write what you feel. i hope those tips helps you
      sincerely,
      Bidur :))))

      • Jasmin

        Hi! I sometimes have thst problem too. Try to do something for yourself. Paint your nails or take a nice bath, take a walk, read a book, reorganize something (e.g. your desk)….

    • Karina

      So I’m in my junior year of college and trust me it is stressful !
      What I do is wake up early. I wake up around 630am and get straight into my POP routine. I also add in challenges; like right now, I’ve added in the 28 day squat challenge and 28 day oblique challenge. After that, I have a protein shake and a small protein-packed breakfast. I shower and get ready for classes. This makes me super energized and makes me more productive throughout my day. I end up managing my time better and getting everything done so that I can get to bed at a decent hour, like 10pm, so I can wake up early again. I found this to be the best for me because I am involved in a lot of clubs. I also found that when I’ve already worked out, I consciously think of what I feed myself throughout the day which helps me curb cravings. Find a time that fits best with you and just really try to manage your time :)
      Hope this helps !

      • RONI

        Thank you that did really help

  • Bryce

    I’m 5’7 and 280 lbs and i feel really uncomfortable in my body. I started the beginners calendar a few day ago and I feel good, but I really want to start seeing results before school as well. Should I add extra videos in my routine? If so which videos?