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The “Perfect” Body

 

When you look in the mirror, are you happy with what you see? Or do you stare at yourself, pinching your fat away, lifting up your butt, pushing in your boobs, wishing you looked like a VS supermodel? It’s hard to be content with the shape of your body when people are constantly telling you how fat you are, how much weight you need to lose, how much weight you need to gain…literally what do people want? The body shaming, the mean comments, the cyber bullying – all of this messes with us…and it hurts.

Since I’ve started YouTube, I’ve definitely been attacked here and there. I’ve learned how to deal with it by growing a thicker skin. Within the past few months though, it’s gotten really negative online. It’s actually been terrible. Not just comments, but people making full on videos trash talking my body and my techniques as a certified fitness instructor.

You may not know it, but when things get bad, I try my best to hold back my tears and tighten my mouth so that I don’t frown. But sometimes, it gets to be too much. So I break.

In this video, you will experience what it feels like to be constantly bombarded with outrageous negativity. You will see what it looks like to have your self esteem stripped away. You will read real comments left by real people. You will see me struggle with my own appearance.

So what if I changed? What if I had a slimmer waist and a bigger butt? Would everyone be happy then? What if I lived in a world where I could photoshop my body in real life? Would I be happy then?

Please share this video to battle body shaming and cyber bullying.

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CAST

Herself – Cassey Ho
Body Double – Arika Sato

CREW

Director – James Chen
Visual Effects – James Jou
Makeup Artist – Caroline Esparza
Hair Stylist – Kristina Gibson
Producer – Emily Conti
Director of Photography – Garrett Shannon
1st AC – Danny Neal
Key Grip – Patrick O’Keefe
Gaffer – Ed Rehr
Production Assistant – John So
Production Assistant – Nohe Roche
Talent Producer – Catherine Sawin

  • Staci

    I’d rather have a trainer AND a positive role model than just a trainer. At the end of the day you can lay down your head and know you’ve done GOOD for your followers. I can’t imagine the garbage that goes through their minds at the end of the day. We reap what we sow on this planet. May you continue to fall asleep in peace.

  • Callie Martin

    Cassey,

    That was a wonderful video about body image! The best part was the very end, when you started becoming the you before all the changes. So much more beautiful, so much prettier than what you had changed into to fit the stereotype created by people’s jealously and hurt. A beautiful reminder to be who we are, and live to our true, authentic purpose, in our real, gorgeous bodies!

    xo
    Callie

  • Victoria Lynne

    Cassey you are so beautiful and you have an amazing body!. I can’t believe how jealous some people get, so they get mean instead I bet not one of them looks half as good as you. You shouldn’t feel self conscious at all. Ignore what they say they don’t know anything.

  • Elizabeth Vang

    Hi Cassey,
    I just want to say you had inspire many people. You even inspire me. I know what you had been through. I have been call fat before, But ever since i watched your videos I’m starting to gain confidence. I just want to say thank you so much. Your like my role model!

  • Kellie Miller

    Hi Cassey
    I have been living with this my whole life with every boyfriend ive had even my own mother. I find it very hard to get motivated even more so since ive had underactive thyroid for 10 yrs now the weight just doesnt move and its so easy to give up. Some helpful tips to get started keep motivated would be so appreciated. To hear that people are negative towards you is sad people like me look for people like you for inspiration and hope that we will look our best and be healthy again but most of all help others to be inspired at what we will/have achieved. Keep going strong

  • Kristin

    Hi Cassey,

    I absolutely love your videos – I’d been having a really hard time getting motivated to work out, and finding your site did the trick! I’m already experiencing much better mental health and I’m enjoying working up a sweat again :) thank you so much! Also, I know how much body shaming sucks and I think you’re beautiful and an inspiration to so many people. Keep doing what you’re doing – people hating comes from their problems, not yours. You are amazing!

    Kristin

  • Stevie Raye Bruce

    Hi, Cassey, I’m a long time POPster who just loves your channel and the amazing effort you put into all of your videos and it hurts me too to see the negative comments you have been receiving. As you said in your body shaming video, people can be cruel, and I just think it’s so amazing that you have provided this safe zone on the Blogilates YouTube channel where we can all support each other. You don’t just tell people what to do. You help us, you inspire us, giving so many AMAZING workouts, meal plans, and helping us look cute on the way to reaching our fitness goals we didn’t even dream were possible until you came along. Please don’t give in to the hurtful comments. Your POPsters need you!

  • Sara

    Hie cassey, i have looked at this video many times and like you, i was bullied for my body and i never understod why people acted like they did. People that don’t even know you attack you with words and they think that’s ok to do. People shouldn’t judge your videos and training before they themselfs have tried it.
    Me, myself and I LOVE your workouts and have nothing but positive thoughts about it :)

  • I am both a trainer and group fitness instructor. People target us non stop about our physical appearance. I believe that all the negative people may need more good nutrition and fitnes in their life so that they can join the happy and healthy club with us!!!!!!!!

    Follow me on Instagram @shanikalynn

  • Youngmi

    When I watch your videos, I always think, “She is so STRONG!”. I admire your strength and it motivates me to work out and hopefully one day be able to do all your workouts without looking a fish flopping around on the ground. I find it discouraging that the internet has given people a way to be cruel to each other for no reason and without consequences. I wonder, does it make them feel good about themselves knowing that they’re hurting someone they don’t even know? What makes people act that way? It’s easy to imagine that you’re not only super strong physically but emotionally as well and that with your positive attitude, any negativity that comes your way just slides right off. Thank you for your honesty and for sharing the good and the bad. It’s a good reminder that everyone is human and deserves to be treated with respect and kindness. Thank you for being an example to those of us who want to be strong, confident, and positive people. Go Cassey!

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  • Cassey you are an inspiration! I think it is disgusting that these “keyboard heros” do that sort of thing. Everyone has their own opinion yes, but they don’t need to be making videos about it and just shaming people. That is what I hate about the fitness industry. I think good on you to anyone who is out there giving it their best. Keep up the good work Cassey.

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  • Maaike

    Hi Cassey,

    Just wanted to say I really love your workout videos. I started doing the beginners calender about three weeks ago and after almost three weeks I can already feel the difference. I feel so much fitter and relaxed, it’s amazing. And I actually enjoy your workouts. That’s a first for me! I can totally relate to what you say in this post. First people told me I was to fat. Now I have lost over 65 pounds, bij eating healthy and a lot of excercising and running, and people are telling I’m to thin. But I’m happy and healthy so I try not to listen to the naysayers…

    Please keep up the good work! And if you ever visit Holland you’re more than welcome for a drink :)
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