Perfect Summer Salad + White Crops

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Hey guys!

Happy hump day! How are your workouts going? I’ve recently started getting super crazy excited about my workouts at the gym again. I mean, not that I wasn’t excited before…I just wasn’t super CRAZY excited. I know, it sounds weird that even your instructor sometimes wants a lazy day once in a while! But it’s true. Being overwhelmed with work, the only place that I was able to sacrifice from was workout time for the past couple months. Ah! So horrendous. I’m confessing now :( I feel bad for not committing to my usual 6x a week. How could I let myself slide!? And to add to it, I let my diet slip a little too! Oopsies.

But you know what, sometimes you mind and your body need a break. Things happen for a reason. I’m so happy I’m over that slump now because now I’m back with a bang!! I feel so much more energetic and happy! That endorphin rush I get after an amazing workout is what keeps me pumped! I’m back on my game!

The reason for the change? Motivation from friends, new workouts, better eating, and of course tiny results little by little!

Example of my latest salad creation for your culinary inspiration, the Balsamic Chicken Strawberry Summer Salad!

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INGREDIENTS:

1 chicken breast

1/4 cup of soycutash (mixture of edamame, corn, and red pepper – you can get this at Trader Joes in the frozen section)

1 TBS of balsamic vinegar

1/2 avocado

2 strawberries

2-3 cups of organic spring greens 

DIRECTIONS:

1. Boil the chicken breast until nearly cooked, then chop it up into mini chunks.

2. Sautee the soycutash in a pan over high heat. If you have a nonstick pan, no need to use any oil. 

3. Then add in the chicken breast chunks. Pour about 1 TBS of balsamic vinegar and make sure everything gets a piece of the action! Do until corn has some slight browning on it’s surface.

4. Cut strawberries into circles. Cut avocado into slices.

5. Plate by grabbing a few handfuls of spring greens and creating a bed. Then pour your chicken/soycutash mixture on top and decorate with the strawberries and the avocado.

I hope you choose to try this combination! It’s amazing how great fruit tastes along side more savory things. If you end up making the salad hashtag it #blogilates so I can see!

Today I also want to share with you a fun fitness fashion photoshoot I did the other day with my new lens and my new white capri! At first I was like who wears white workout pants!!?? Then I put them on…

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You can’t go wrong with coral on white.

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First I was like yeah, let’s do coral Nikes too! But it was too much. Toned it down with my black Adidas sneakers.

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Loving the mesh side panels.

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Wasn’t really posed but I thought you’d appreciate some squats paying off :) Always in progress though!

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Understated. But strong.

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I would say that after my core, my thighs are my strongest body part. What’s yours?

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Cute twisty top!

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Thanks to these pretty bougainvillea for making a gorg backdrop for my shoot :) I SHALL PICK YOU NOW!!! MUAHAHA! (Just kidding, I didn’t pick them.)

Ah and before I say bye, I want to let you guys know that I will be in the Bay Area this weekend teaching a couple classes on Pier 39 at the SHAPE Magazine’s Summer Shape Up event with Jillian Michaels and some of America’s Top Trainers!

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I had a blast in Manhattan Beach meeting you guys post workout a couple weekends ago. Now time to meet some of my Bay Area POPsters! It’s been a while guys ;) Come out and play! You can get tickets HERE (it’s only $5 a class). I’ll be there all Saturday July 12th.

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Hope you enjoyed my fitness fashion post! What do you think? Would you rock white workout pants?

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Bye for now pretty POPsters!

<3 Cassey

.: OUTFIT :.

Top: Forever 21

Bra: Lululemon

Pants: KiraGrace

Shoes: Adidas

Comments

  1. what about some red onions in the salad? :P

    claudiamedas.blogspot.com

  2. Cassey! I love your blog, your workouts, but most of all, your contagious positive attitude! Thank you for being such an inspiration and putting together fun, but killer workouts. Have you thought about affiliatizing your links? It would be so helpful to include the URL of your products in your outfit descriptions.. for example, I’m sure there are millions of girls that would love the direct link to your (HAWT!) white pants! Help us, and help us to help you :) <3 Keep up the awesomeness! Going to do today's workout now!
    xxkat

  3. It’s comforting to hear how someone as fit and motivational as Cassey do slip from time to time as well! But glad you’re over that hump :) and you look gorg <3

  4. Rachel Morgan says:

    Looking good Cassie ;) I can’t tell you how much good you’ve done my body! It’s been about a eye and a half since I dropped 50 pounds and last fall was when I started blogilates. Now I can tell I’ve been toning up so great! Never even knew I could be so close to getting abs ^-^ just finished watching the vid on juicingb and I’m just wondering if tomatoes fall under the category of fruit. I know they technically are, but they’re treated like a veggie as far as cuisine goes, so nutritionally, I wonder. ALSO I NEED SOME HONEST OPINIONS PLEASE!!! This is pg rated so don’t be grossed out because I warned you. Before I lost weight my period would give me extreme cramps. They’d cause me to feel feverish and shaky to the point is throw up. This only happens the first day tho. After losingn weight and getting for it stopped. However it’s starting to come back, and I just know I can’t take off every month from classes this fall. I know I’m prbly going to be out on birth control. The thing is tons of people says it makes them gain a lot of weight while science says there’s no direct link to bc and weight gain. However, a lot of testimonies have me almost too nervous to even consider it, because I just would not be able to mentally handle it if I gained the weight back. So please, someone lend me some advice. The only other possibility besides regulating my hormones would be some vitamin deficiency which I doubt. What I want to hear is whether the pill REALLY makes u gain weight, or if it’s just being blamed for women who don’t realize they’re eating unhealthy

  5. Love the outfit, especially the adidas sneakers! Which model are they?

  6. The outfit looks amazing on you! I love your new fashion workout posts now!

    xo Shirley
    http://www.simplessences.blogspot.com

  7. I was looking for white workout crops this morning before I read this and I couldn’t find one pair! Not one! So annoying. :)

  8. Cassey, this is the perfect salad for me. I freaking LOVE succotash! Brilliant freaking idea.

  9. I’ve made this twice today ITS SOOO GOOOOD!

  10. Charlesthefirst says:

    Hi Cassey, do you have any 30day challenges or even 60 day challenges for abs and thighs? Because I want to have a thun stomach and a thigh gap befor summer ends! Can you please make one if you don’t have one?

  11. You look stunning Cassey! Gotta get me some white capris too. Please kill us with another cardio video :)

  12. that salad looks gorgeous! x
    http://my–socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

  13. Estelle says:

    You look great in those photos Cassey! I can’t wait to try that salad. I might have to wait until it’s summer here though as I live in New Zealand and it’s winter…brrr x_x I hope you come to New Zealand one day, it’d be so much fun to work out with you :)
    Also I’m glad you wrote that bit at the start about needing a break. Something like that happened to me a couple of weeks ago. It was a friday afternoon and I was going to work out but I had just been getting so sick of pushing my mind and my body, even with my diet, so I had a complete break weekend! I slipped up with my diet and didn’t exercise. It actually really recharged me and a few days later I was excited about starting to eat clean and work out again!
    Thanks Cassey for all that you do :D

  14. Hey Cassey!

    It’s always hard for me to tell between a full on slump, and simply my body needing some TLC and rest. Honestly, I felt pretty awesome when I did workouts 6 days a week, but it was not uncommon for me to feel random shoulder pains or knee pains, even with good form. Lately I’ve been barely doing any exercise other than bike riding and long walks. I don’t think that’s good, and I totally need a way to motivate myself to do pilates and strength based exercising again, but it’s hard to find motivation. It’s hard to find my personal ideal workout rhythm, and even more so, a comfortable place to work out!

    PS You look adorable!

  15. Thank you for being so real. It’s refreshing and motivating to hear a fitness instructor and (in my humble opinion) icon in the making be so forgiving and generous toward her body. :) your workouts are challenging, your enthusiasm is catching, but it is your promotion of body positivity (for EVERYONE at EVERY size and stage of their journey) as well as your promotion of flexibility in life and fitness terms that really sets you apart. Thank you for everything that you do. You are a source of light and goodness.

  16. Sooo, for the chest presses/pulses… Last, most delicious, cookie ever in the world is between your forearms. Don’t drop it! xD

  17. Hey Cassey,

    it really motivates me, that you find back after struggling (never thought you would even struggle). But this makes me feel better. I did April and May calendar, all vids daily but then I got injured and couldn’t do all vids and my wedding was somewhere in between and I lost track of working out daily – but since two weeks I am slowly getting back on track I guess. I’m doing every day a little bit, (the last two days it was 2 vids each). Well I guess thats a good start.

    Thanks for being such an inspiration and for all those inspiring vids. They make me feel soooo good :)
    Love,
    Katie xxx

  18. beautiful pix and photoshoot! you are so beautiful Cassey, amazing! ! and that salad looks realy tasty! have to try it now XD lol
    and thank you for being honest with us! we love you because you are alway here for us, true to yourself and to us. so human! love you

  19. Damn Cassey you so fine you blow my mind haha. Loving that sassy pose in the first few photos.

  20. Cassey those pictures look amazing! What lens/camera did you use?!
    Thank you for being such an inspiration and for allowing me to find workouts that I ENJOY doing and completely changing my lifestyle for the better.

  21. Firstly, Cassey you look BEAUTIFUL in those photos, that colour-combo is so fresh and vibrant but still perfectly feminine – LOVE!
    Secondly, I have also really been struggling with motivation recently; I was on holiday and then unexpectedly moved to take up an internship position and have really been struggling to keep my diet and exercise on-track. It’s so nice to know I’m not the only one who has these “lapses”, and I really hope that like you I can find my groove and get back to working out super hard! Thank you for your help and support through everything, you are such an inspiration! <3 <3 <3

  22. Come to Atlanta!!!

  23. Makayla says:

    I love making salads with different toppings! I usually eat one every day for lunch. A great way to get all your vegetables in!
    http://www.roseylittleme.blogspot.com

  24. Claudia says:

    Cassey, thanks for telling us about the Bay Area event! My mom and I are planning to attend one of your classes at Equinox in a couple months, when I go back to Southern California for college, but now I’ll get to meet you even sooner! So exciting.

  25. You look amazing, Cassey! You are so beautiful… inside & out! May God bless you exceedingly and abundantly. You have been such an incredible source of guidance and inspiration! :) Many blessings to you!

  26. Cute pants! I would never be able to do white, personally, but they look great! That salad sounds absolutely delicious!

    <3 Taylor

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