Happy Monday! I hope you had a lovely weekend! Hope you are getting ready to do your #FABruary Workout for the day if you haven’t already. GO HARD! It’s a new week and a new chance to keep building that dream body of yours!
Oh and remember how last night I promised that my new DVD “POP Pilates: Flat Abs Fast!” which was previously being sold exclusively at Target…would be available on worldwide too!?? Ok now it is!! It’s on Amazon and shopblogilates.com NOW!
I am so excited to share this DVD with you because unlike my last one, this has 3 separate POP Pilates workouts. You can do them all together for a super intense 30 min session or you can break it up into three 10 minute routines when you don’t have time.
I really appreciate you guys always showing your support by being a part of the Blogilates Community and by doing the workouts with me! As a thank you, I wanted to create a DVD for you that you could take anywhere – whether or not you have wifi and whether or not you’re traveling or at home. These POP Pilates workouts will give you a quick and super intense burn. No weights, just you and your mat, and you will sculpt your best body while targeting all of your muscles. I’m addicted to this format, that’s why I’ve been teaching it for almost 9 years now! I pulled all of my best ab exercises together and put it all in here for you. Here are the workouts in my new DVD:
1. Hard Core: If you want to tone and define your abdominals for a cute crop top, complete this routine to target your entire mid-section. You’ll whittle your waist while flattening your abs.
3. Muffintop Melter: Love handles begone! Get that hourglass shape by doing these exercises to tighten your body’s natural corset.
Oh and we filmed this on a pretty beach in Malibu, CA – so I hope you enjoy the scenery as we work out together. As always, I promise you a good time, much laughter, and much burn :)
I rarely ever take vacations but when I do, it has to be a tropical location! So this year we decided to go to Punta Cana and stayed at CHIC, an all-inclusive resort. It was my first time at an all inclusive…and let’s just say that Cassey and never-ending food and drinks is an interesting combination of testing limits. Hahaha.
This was our view from breakfast every morning. How amazing is that!? Fountain, then pool, then beach! And no jackets! So cool. I don’t have any pics of my food because I snapchatted all that already, so hopefully you were following along. (Find me “blogilates).
From the first day we got in til’ the last day, I felt like it was one big spontaneous photoshoot! Everything was just too beautiful to let slip by!
Walking on the beach we found this hut. I mean, photo opp anyone!? Yes please! Plus I bought a TON of new bikinis to wear on this trip, so pics were a must. This red lace one is from Billabong.
As we continued walking we saw this fallen palm tree. So I planked on it. I mean, what else!!!??
Then there was this thing called the “Mermaid Pool” and it was photoshoot heaven. But it wasn’t easy trying to be an underwater model. I struggled.
This was me trying “sexy face”. Nope.
So after much trouble, I took some time to do research on underwater modeling. I found this amazing photo from America’s Next Top Model:
I mean, wow right?!!!! So I was like, let me try…
Couldn’t exactly get flipped over. Face still not sexy.
Got the body flipped over but hair was not being so friendly. So… after about 50+ shots, I could barely breathe anymore.
I decided that happily swimming mermaid was my look and I stuck with it :)
As far as all-inclusive drinks went, I had my fair share of sugary virgin pina colada’s and strawberry daquiri’s. I don’t drink alcohol because as you know, it tastes extremely medicinal to me, I turn bright red and splotchy, and I lose eyesight and go blind. Yeah! It’s pretty bad! It’s because I am Asian and I don’t have the proper enzyme to break down alcohol. Do any of you guys have this reaction too? Ha, well at least I don’t have to deal with the extra calories and can still have fun sober! :D Oh and this white lace bikini is also from Billabong! (Nope this is not any type of a sponsored post…I buy a lot of bikinis from Billabong because the bottoms are small and cheeky, making my little butt look cute and perky!)
This one is made from neoprene and has cute zipper on the bra!
Love strapless bikinis for when you want a perfect tan on your upper body!
On one of the last days, I found a pole and decided to pose on it. The last time I took a pole dance class (fitness of course!!) was like 4 years ago! Oh man, the inner thighs REALLY HURT. I wanted to take my hands off the pole and just hold with you legs, but it was too much for me. I didn’t want a bruise!
Overall, the Punta Cana trip was super fun! It was nice not having to yelp everything to make sure we were getting the best meals for every eating opportunity. It was nice being warm all the time. It did rain quite a bit, and super hard too, but the skies cleared and I got a really nice tan! I would say that it was not as relaxing as Maui last year because we had wifi the whole time, no matter where we were, so I was always on my phone! It made it easy for snapchat and instagram, but I didn’t feel like I ever really stopped working. Either way, it was nice to get away and do something different!
On the way back, it was a DISASTER! It took 27 hours to get from Punta Cana back to Los Angeles thanks to random delays and flight cancellations. I had to sleep in the airport on a bench. Got super itchy. Super cold! There were so many stranded passengers and our airline, US Airways, did not help accommodate the situation. I think I will need to write customer service and see what they can do. I always believe in going out of my way to make my customers happy (or at least comfortable in this situation) – that’s what I practice with Blogilates and oGorgeous. Whether it’s the company’s fault or not, as a human, you need to have enough compassion to genuinely want to try to help people. Passing blame does nothing.
Anyway…when I got home I was so happy! Now I am ready to go!!! We are busy at work planning the Blogilates National Tour. I have already been in contact with some colleges from all over the US so I cannot wait to announce the tour dates and locations!
Yay guys, hope you enjoyed this update. Will you comment and tell me about your favorite vacation ever. It will help me make my vacation plans for next year!