Fitness, Food, & POP PIlates
You kill me everyday women. But it is absolutely amazing. Waking up sore from the day before and I look forward to do your videos ANYWAYS. Keep it up! <3
I just wanted to let you know, thank you so much for spending all this time and effort to make these fitness videos- I really mean it. I was first introduced to Blogilates by a girl mentioning it in a Youtube video, and thought it would be interesting to try. And I loved it! You were so peppy and funny, and the titles of workouts made me excited for the next day when I would be able to get down on the mat and work out again. I used to have terribly low self-esteem about my body, and after finishing the beginners calendar, I took a look in the mirror at my sweaty, panting self, and admired my body for the first time in a long time! Thank you so much for all you’ve done to help me jump that hurdle and keep posting videos!
Hi Cassey, I just had started to exercise with your videos for beginners, but now, I just find out I’m pregnant, Do you have any routine for prenatal pilates for beginners? Or Does anyone know is Cassey has this exercises included in her videos?
I was wondering if you have a routine that i can follow where I do not have to lean forward or bend forward. i have a condition with my stomach and have been advised to always pick things up dead straight and bend my knees and not learn forward this restricts me in doing any exercise ( when sleeping i also have to sleep upright so laying on the floor for exercising is not suitable either ) I’m struggling to find a routine that doesn’t involve lying down or bending any suggestions on exercise I can do?
a big hug from Croatia! I’ve recently discovered your site! After ALL the workouts I feel completely awesome! I was an intermediate but I begun with the beginner program! Now I’m just waiting patiently for the new month! I already saw some results and I hope to be in the better shape of my life!
Thanks to exist! You are the right motivation!
p.s.1. keep going on with your work, and if you ever come to Croatia just contact me ;)
p.s.2. sorry if my English is not perfect XD
I have just resently found blogpilaties and i absolutely love it!. It is the workout idea that i have always dreamed of, to train your body with just the body itself. I have problems with a weak back and neck and have had hard to find good woorkouts to streangthen back and neck. Do you have any good tips how i could work on the mucles in this area?
Hey Cassey, I just have to say that I love you and your blog has really helped me motivate myself to do more exercise and eat clean. I also just have to quickly say how much you make every work out fun and you always have a smile on your face pushing me to do better. Thanks to you I fell happier and healthier and have more self-esteem than ever! However I am struggling to shed the last few centimetres on my waist as well as how much fat and sugar i should be putting in my body ( like even healthy fats and natural sugars) and whether reducing that to bare minimum would help me?
Thank you so much for everything!!
I started Blogilates about four months ago when a running injury required me to stop running all together. As a marathon runner, I was skeptical that any other form of exercise could keep me in shape. I started doing 3-5 Blogilates workouts a day and I’ve lost FOURTEEN pounds and NONE of my pants fit me anymore. I haven’t been this size in my waist since high school (8 years–yikes!). I also can’t believe the muscle definition I now have in my obliques and my butt! I really love your full body videos and your muffin top workouts…so keep those coming! Thank you–you are such an inspiration.
Hello cassey I want to do loads of pop Pilates but I can push myself coz when I get home from after school clubs and stay behind late I come home around 5:30 and the time I start it’s 6 so I wanna know how to be quiet coz I live at the top floor in a flat and their are old people below me so I can’t push myself what shall I do
Thanks for all your help x
Do it anyways but try to be courteous! Do it on a rug and with a yoga mat or thicker pilates mat and try to land quietly :)
hi Cassey I need a bit of help because im stuck in a situation about healthy eating because I don’t like any vegetables except potatoes and hardly any fruit so how am I meant to eat healthy if I don’t like them (im a very fussy eater) also I don’t really like water that much so how do I make it taste better
thanks for your help x
hey cassey people say that it is not good to hold you’re belly in is that true????
Holding in belly= good. Holding breathe= bad. Pulling rouyour abs helps train the muscles to stay flat and not push outwards. You can actually make yourself appear bloated by doing ab exercises and not pulling in your belly.
Hi, feeling down… I feel like I’m getting no where. I feel confident at the beginning of the week and tell myself, “I Can Do This. I Can Follow The Meal Plan!” … I know I can but I keep cheating! I know I’ll feel super guilty later but I still do it -.- I did great in the first week! Followed the meal plan PERFECTLY and i lost 7 pounds! Then week 2 and 3 I cheated a lot with fast food and treats (chocolate, chips, COFFEE, ice cream) and I gained 0.2 of a pound in week 2 (Really nothing lol) idk yet about week 3 since tomorrow is my weigh in day to start off week 4… with how I’ve been eating though I don’t have much faith that I’ve lost anything -.- But my goal is to lose weight to be at a healthy weight… Not maintain :s On the upside I’ve figured out somewhat of a balance in my busy life to get in workouts! So it’ll be day 4 of following my workout schedule tomorrow :D Anywho, just feeling incredibly defeated for bbeing unable to follow this meal plan properly even though I KNOW it works (proof in my week 1!) and was wondering if you had any advice v.v
Don’t sweat it. Keeping up a routine is difficult and I have always sruggled with this myself. I used to drink at least one can of Dr. Pepper a day and would get headaches if I didn’t drink it. But one new year’s eve i made a decision. I would no longer drink Dr. Pepper. It was an extremely unhealthy habit and I wanted to change that. From that day forward I have succeeded in my goal and its been years. What im trying to say is that it is as simple as making the decision to change your way of life. Any time you feel the urge to regress into old habits make it a conscious choice. Be aware of your choices and simply choose what you know is right. If its too much to handle all at once I suggest designating a certain cheat day. You can treat yourself to something speacial for your hard work without ruining your overall effort. Good luck and i hope this helped you in some way :)
Don’t worry about it, and don’t let it get you down. We all have weeks that we go down and then the next we go up. Just try to get back in the routine, and not dwell. I hope that’s helpful! Don’t feel defeated, feel empowered that you are trying to make healthy changes (like being able to balance your life for workouts)!
I discovered you on Youtube about a week ago and have just started the beginner’s calendar! :D I really love all the workouts and the fact that I can just go home after work to do them. I really love your encouraging personality :DD I have tried a lot of dieting methods and none of them worked. But I feel super confident with this calendar! Thank you!
I have been training really hard for the past year and I have noticed that I am gaining muscles, but my thighs still are jiggly its so annoying when summer comes along… I notice that there is muscle but still jiggly? I’m losing fat everywhere but my thighs.. please help! Thank you very much, love you! <3
Hi Cassey! I have a few questions. What is your advice for exercising during that time of the month?? I’ve heard it’s a good idea to exercise but others have told me you should just rest. I don’t want to kill myself but I don’t want to sit around and be lazy either.
Second question is more of a request…
I love dancing and I love your pilates. Would you do a whole-body routine based on the movie Burlesque with Christina Aguilera?? It would be so much fun. I already dance to the soundtrack but I really want to incorporate some pilates moves into it!
And third question…will you ever come to Oregon???
Please get back to me!! I am a huge fan. My cousin and I are doing the calendar together and I feel stronger every day, and she has already lost two pounds!
She has a video about this on Youtube!
Hey Casey! I’ve been really sick for about 6 years now. Sick to the point of almost losing my life more than I can count on one hand. I won’t bore people with details but it’s really hard for me to workout. Before I got sick, and even during before I took a turn for the worse, I was really active; I would run 8 miles a day or swim 200 laps at the pool. Now I’m lucky if I can use the elliptical for 20 minutes a couple times a week. A lot of people tell me I should just be content with not exercising for a while but I honestly crave it so badly. Sometimes I feel bad when I look at workout slogans and they say things like “stop making excuses” or “just do it” because I have the drive, just not the physical strength. How do you stay fit when your reasons are bigger than just “not doing it”?
Cassey, you’re so great and I love your videos! You are so motivating and always know exactly what to say to get me through a workout! I also love your videos that address health concerns and other body-related questions, and I have one of my own.
Why do some people have knobby knees and how can those of us with knobby knees get rid of them? I feel like I’m always having to squeeze and flex my knees to make my legs look straight when I am standing.
First of all, I am in love with your blog. I discovered a couple of months ago when I was surfing the internet and finding fitblrs [tumblr blogs which are dedicated to getting fit]. Anyway, it took some time to get me motivated and now, well, today, actually, I’ve just started the beginner’s workout calendar. It was a really good workout for me and I think it’ll benefit me a lot. But, the thing is that, since I’m on winter break, I do the workouts in the mornings. But, once school starts, on Jan 7, I will barely have time to workout after I get back home from school. Should I do the workouts in the morning instead? [I normally have to wake up at 6am on a normal school day and shower as well].
Thank you so much for everything you do!
I was just wondering what I could do to get more thinner legs because they are really muscular and I can’t wear skirts or dresses because it’s ugly! :( any tips? thkks
Is if better to do exercise at a certain time during the day? I’ve read that is better in the morning it’s absolutely impossible for me to wake up earlier! But if it’s better I’m ready to accept the challenge
Thank you for all the effort you put on blogilates I have to say I enjoy it a lot! I hate you everyday that my muscles hurt but I love you when I see my body in the mirror!
Gracias from Spain!!
I really want to do the 12 week new body make over but I’ve come a bit late to the party.
I read in one email that there will be 2 start dates, today and then the 1st January. Is this still the case?
If I buy my journal now will you be reposting the workout calendars and meal plans from the 1st Jan?
Thanks for all your hard work :)
Hope to hear from you soon.
I’m in a bit of a rut…last year I decided to lose weight and I deprived myself. I lost 13 lbs and had a better body for ballet but due to deprivation I began to overeat and am now 10 lbs heavier than when I started. I can’t seem to find a solution to lose what used to be 15 lbs but is now 20 lbs. I was wondering if you had any suggestions? Also, if I do your workouts that aren’t pilates will they make my muscles bigger? Because I got comments about “doing the wrong exercises” in the past when doing your videos; I love your videos though so the comments kinda bummed me out \:
I live in a dorm. i have a small kitchen on my hall, but i have limited access to cookware and my mini fridge is too small. i want to follow your meal plan, but it requires too much cooking and i don’t have the time to cook often or keep going back and forth to the grocery store. could you give me some tips or make a meal plan that is college life friendly? thanks! (:
I am in the exact same situation and I have found a friend in the freezer. If you buy veg all in one go, pre chop it and keep it in freezer bags it is so much easier to cook from scratch quickly. I found that doing this with mushrooms, peppers, green beans, aubergine and courgettes works well, and then I just freeze leafy greens like kale and spinach in their packages, as well as herbs like parsley and basil. That way you just have to add them to your other ingredients when your cooking which is a real time saver, plus your veggies wont go off before you can use them. Another tip is to make a huge batch of something freezable, like veggie curry, ratatouille or pasta sauce or whatever and freeze it in portion size tupperware (for laaaazzzyyy days :)). I know that freezing veggies can make them less crisp but if you are planning to steam them or add them to a dish it doesn’t really make a HUGE difference.
Happy cooking :)
Hi Cassey, I’m carmen from malaysia. I hv 1 concern, my tailbone hurts eventho I double up the mat while during your abs training. What should I do? I feel the mild sore on my tailbone when I’m sitting and standing up. Pls advice.
Hey Cassey :) I’m so happy I found you!! I have one problem. When I’m doing yours workouts, when I have to lay on back and do exercise, my tailbone is hurting. Do you know some solutions ? Sorry for my bad English!
Have a question for you… Do you recommend the following diet, which has somewhat of a popularity in Korea these days… It is called, 1 Meal A Day. Many celebrities have proceeded with it and one said she ate the meal between 2pm to 4pm of the day. She ate anything including fast foods to the point that she almost threw up since she only has 2 hours in the day to eat… Is this diet okay to follow for sometime of the period to lose weight?
Hope to get back from you soon
No it really isn’t. It drastically decreases metabolism. In 2 hours someone could easily consume thousands of calories and eating like this promotes binge eating disorder which can turn into bulimia. If you want to loose weight eat 5 – 6 small meals a day.
Hey cassey, i hope u find the time to reply to this…. I was stuck in my weight loss journey till i came across u!! I’m midway but now i’ve got the amazing news that im expecting my first baby!! Yayayayyyy!! Im so elated but i dont want to use this as an excuse to get lazy or gluttony…i want to be the best version of me for my kid :):)(*_*)♡.♡*♡* plz advise me whether i can do some of ur workouts in my state. My docs say pilates is good but i wanted to know from u too whether its safe
Hi Cassey!! I love you so much. I saw in some comments that you’re helping out in some people’s health and weight loss. And I really needed help… please help me! :(
Here’s my story.
Last year in 2012, that’s when I started taking note of my body and how much I’ve gained weight because since young I was always that skinnier girl in the family who can eat almost anything and everything and still be slim but when puberty hits me, I gained so much fats that I evem cried. So I worked out every day and changed my diet drastically and lost 6kgs in like 9 months. Amazing but I didn’t know I was doing it the wrong way because I got really skinny and I lost my period…
Then after 1 month of holidays I gained 5kgs back but back to the normal average weight. But I’ve gotten fatter again. And flabby. Now I’m still doing cardio like running and elliptical 5 to 6 days a week while doinh some weights. I try to eat mostly lots of fruits n veggies and lean meats like fish chicken turkey. But I don’t know why I’m still not lpsing weight because my shorts are getting tighter!!! Help me… I do blogilates too!
I love your website and everything that you do! I have told so many people about how great and wonderful your videos are! I was wondering if you could do some recipes that might be easy to find/make in college cafeteria. I love the food you make, but sometimes I don’t have the ingredients or the stove/cooking apparatus to make it in my dorm.
Thank you so much! Don’t forget to be awesome! :D
I love your website !! I was wondering if you are going to release an android version of your Blogilaties app? I love the idea of a pocket workout :)
Also can you do a jump rope work out video or printable?
Thanks so much for inspiring me to lose weight !
Omg! When I found your videos on You-Tube I almost died! I’ve done a lot of different types of workouts and yours are the best! Every time I do one I just want to go straight to another. Your just so full of energy and make me never want to stop working out! I can’t thank you enough for doing these videos. Thanks girl!
I discovered your YouTube videos while looking for some short workouts that I could piece together to vary my routine. Yours are FANTASTIC! I love your energy and enthusiasm. You seem to really enjoy what you do and it shows. I have a one year old and work full time so that doesn’t always leave much time for exercise. I try to fit it in wherever I can, even if it’s during my lunch hour. After my son was born, I lost the 42 pounds I gained while pregnant pretty fast. But I really needed to regain muscle tone and your videos are awesome for that! Keep up the great work.
Just discovered your blog and videos today ands have to say just from surfing around I really like what I’ve discovered. I’ve always been average sized, a few pounds bigger at points of my life and a few pounds smaller at other points of my life, but I’ve always been so embarrassed by my stomach. I’m really excited to start your beginners calendar tomorrow and hopefully find the workout that finally keeps me interested enough to really achieve a toner sexier me.
Thanks for this site. I’m really excited to see where this journey with you can take me.
Hi cassey! :) I’m 14 1/2 year old girl who loves your videos and would love to get fit and stay healthy. But I had a question…. I’m doing your lean out mini meal plan, so I can lose weight faster and become healthier faster. But a lot of times on instagram I see women all fit and muscular…like bulky muscular..and I just want to look lean and healthy…will this diet plan anfd exercise make me look bulky? Please let me know. I love you and your videos! You are my all time inspiration! Thank you! <3
Hi Cassey I’ve been doing blogilates since february & I really love what you do!. The reason I got into fitness more was because I re-kindled my love for Britney Spears, I was a fan when I was little & she helped me get into dancing which is my passion now & she’s always been such a wonderful fitness role model – she works hard as hell for her body, she’s not one of those people that diets on kale & carrots but eats like a normal person & works her ass off so she inspired me to do the same.
I’m writing because her new song came out it’s called Work Bxxtch & it’s awesome, the beat is killer, the lyrics are hilarious & its strangely motivational & empowering I would be so grateful if you did a video to this song – it’d mean a lot for me as a Brit fan & as a fan of you as well!
Lots of love Cassie, thanks for the encouragement!
I have decided that to make a september new start and want to get fit, (averagly fit at least) I have taken up pop pilates for beginners, but I was wondering if you have any suggestions of what to add to my fitness regime, I was thinking of jogging, things that dont cost money. I am 23 5 foot 3 and very slim build, so im not looking to lose weight.. just be a better version of me :)
also thank you for being very inspiring!
Hi cassey I was just wondering if it is bad to exercise at midnight or 1am? that is the only time I end up having enough time to do a full workout session due to working and having my child be fussy and not want to go to bed.
I love all your videos and hope I get better at doing them and become more flexible :)
no it’s not! your body can’t tell time as long as it doesn’t affect your sleeping duration and eating habits it’s absolutly no problem,there isn’t a set time to workout you could even workout at 3:00 am,me as a night person i work out around 8 pm becuase that’s when i’m more energized and lively,just make sure to refuel after ! :) hope this help
Hey Cassey, I feel really guilty because I’ve skipped a few days of your sweatember work outs. :( I just started school so it’s really hard for me to keep motivated and on track. Can you give me a pep talk?
Hey Cassey, I just have to say I love your blog and you tube videos they have really motivated me to exercise more and eat clean. I love your clean eats video and was wondering if there are any clean eats cook books you would also recommend. Also do you think you will do a recipe book in the future?
Thanks so much for all that you do for us!
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