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July 17, 2012

Are You Proud of Your Body?

Hey POPsters!

Sorry I didn’t post something this morning. I was so tired yesterday that I actually fell asleep at a normal time and woke up at a normal time. It was kind of unheard of, so I went with the flow and feel super well rested today. Sleep is good. Very very good. In fact, the best beauty secret I think.

Anyway, I want to talk about something that really caught my attention on twitter. I’m sure by now you have read the conversation above. What do you think?

Well, I’ll tell you what I think.

I was taken aback first off. Like what!? Where’d you get that from!? Then after a minute of deep breathing (OMMMMMM…)  I was flabbergasted that someone would be mad at another person for being proud of their body.

Tweets like this don’t come often, or at all actually. 99.9% of the messages I get from you guys are super positive and fun! I love retweeting your motivational blurbs and answering your questions. It’s part of my job ya know? But every once in a while, I get one of these that just makes me upset – not at the fact that she doesn’t want to follow me anymore because I creep her out – that’s totally cool – but at the fact that a woman isn’t willing to let another woman be proud of her hard work and accomplishments. THAT’S CRAZY TOWN.

“You obviously are very proud of your body.”

“The self love drives me nuts.”

Umm, I don’t  freakin’ french kiss myself nor do I salivate over my YouTube videos while eating popcorn. And even if I did, what’s wrong with loving your body and being proud of what you’ve got? It’s the only one you have and it’s a reflection of proper nourishment, care, and hard work! Why can’t we be proud of our bodies the same way we are proud of a A on a test or a promotion at work? Just because it’s physical doesn’t make it shallow. The ingredients that go into successfully accomplishing a goal are the same across the board.

It’s called determination, perseverance, discipline, and passion. It’s called DRIVE.

When someone achieves their goal, I believe that we need give that person a pat on the back or simply be happy for them. Positivity is infectious. You need to be able to give, to smile, to send good energy. Because it will come back to you too. You need to be able to rise above jealousy and such small-minded matters because it makes you a better person. In the big scope of things, you aren’t competing against anyone. You are working to constantly sculpt a better you  so that you can reach your own full potential.

It’s like if you’re running a race, just keep focusing on running faster, moving foward. What good does it do to look behind you and see who’s catching up? It’s actually just going to slow you down. Put that energy into yourself. Let that energy drive you. Do not waste it on negativity towards someone else.

Ladies, when you see someone reaching for their dreams, allow yourself to be happy, and use their success to motivate you to reach your goals too. It’s healthy to have realistic role models and people we look up to because if they can do it, so can you.

SPREAD THE POSITIVITY! I want you to go give someone a compliment now. You have no idea what happiness you can bring into their lives. A smile is worth so much.

Love you guys!

<3 Cassey

PS – On fb and twitter, I mentioned something about telling you something that I couldn’t tell you but now I can…well…will tell you in the next vid! K bye!

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  1. koki says:

    omg if someone doesnt like her videos o her then dont watch themmm, no one is forcing you!
    this was some time ago i know but i wanted to give my point of view.
    PS Cassey i love your workout videos you and the tone it up girls are my coaches! =)
    Best wishes from Uruguay =) =) =) =)

  2. beth says:

    I understand being upset when you receive negative feedback, that’s normal and okay. I’m sure I’m not the first to point this out, but if the twitter name were completely blocked, that would be a different story. However, it’s still pretty easy to read. I’d think that after 190+ comments that would have been changed, but I guess not. I know one follower doesn’t really make a difference, but I’ll be unfollowing you on twitter after this. I think you are a good writer Cassey, but I can’t support this kind of thing. Sorry. I wish you well though.

    1. Lauren says:

      You do realize that this conversation went on publicly on Twitter, right? If you post negative or nasty things publicly on the internet, those posts are public and people are likely to say something about it. Cassey did the nice thing by mostly blocking out that Twitter account name, but she absolutely wasn’t responsible for doing so. Anyone who actually cares enough to figure out what the blocked out name says could just as easily go to Twitter and figure it out.

      1. Sara says:

        I think she realizes that. The point is, it looks like she is trying to get people to defend her under the guise of posting about “pride in your body”. At least, that was my first thought reading this.

  3. Emma says:

    Unbelievable! Cassey is the most inspiring role model ever! Fun, motivating and not in love with herself at all, she’s not an air head either like some of the other programs out there who charge a fortune while Cassey helpd everyone for free! Thiss person is just a jealous that she will never be as hot as Cassey!

  4. Reasonable One says:

    Dana, honestly I think you should just let it go. You made your point. Being argumentative and stubborn won’t make your point more understood. We all have our own opinions, fine. Let’s move on with our lives please lol. I mean, you’re obviously bored right? Move on, then.

  5. Itzel says:

    niki are stupid you are the best cassey, you give us a lot of motivation, you are a great exemple!

  6. Elaine Voon says:

    There will always be trolls on the net. These are people who just like being judgmental and nasty. I don’t think that we are ‘following Cassey’s lead’ ‘condemning’ Nikki! I resent that comment because it’s as though we had no brains and are ‘following’ Cassey like sheep! We’re not! We have brains to see for ourselves who are trolls and who are not. I’ve seen my fair share of trolls myself. They like to put words in your mouth and pluck negative judgments from thin air!

    Don’t let such comments affect you, Cassey!

  7. April says:

    cassey*

  8. April says:

    She is only proud of herself. And why should she not be? She does all of these nice things for everyone there is absolutely no reason to comment on her personality. If you dont like how she is then simply do not follow. No need to be rude to someone. Its taken to a rude level when you send that to someone. She did not have to. She could of just said no I wont watch these anymore. Cassie does not have to change her personality. In fact she is the only thing that gets me off my lazy pregnant butt. And I just want to say stay bubbly and happy =).

    1. Dana says:

      The rude level went to idiot status when she posted Nicki’s twitter information and intentionally called attention to it. I would bet that if the twitter image wasn’t posted, not one comment on here would be negative.

      1. Rashmi says:

        Actually she was calling Nicki rude, not Cassey. I’m sorry, the tweet and Nicki’s twitter information was already public when she made that tweet publically to Cassey, humiliating her. Cassey is a fitness trainer and blogger, so she blogged her fitness thoughts on this tweet. It’s allowed. Nicki was rude when she made her comment public. Why don’t you reread what April said? Of course, she called attention to it…she was trying to make a point.

        1. Dana says:

          Well Rashmi, Cassey’s point was completely misguided when she misinterpreted the Self-Love comment for self confidence. From what I can discern, Nicki felt that she is obsessed with herself and it comes off in her videos. Once again, you got caught up in the oh-woe-is-me attitude of Cassey. It just reinforces Nicki’s point even further….Get over thyself Casey and worry more about your audience.

          1. Jenny says:

            Sounds like Dana’s a sad sack because she’s a few thirty pounds over-weight and can’t learn to love her body..? Lol.
            I honestly hate people that try to take down someone that loves the way they look. I’ve always loved my body, and when my ‘friends’ asked me what my favorite feature was, I’d say ‘Everything, silly.’ and I’d always get made fun of and junk. I’m sick and tired of this world going into hyper-pissy mode over people that look good noticing they look good. You don’t like that an ugly bitch got ‘put on blast’ because she was being snobby? Tell said ugly bitch not to BE a bitch next time.

            P.S: If someone’s taking the time to notice her personality and ‘self lovin’ (I’ve only noticed her bubbli-ness and want to not have the viewers give up, btw), then they’re not working out: their being creepy butts that are watching it while they don’t do anything! Like Dana and Nikki, apparently. Actually get off your bum and DO THE WORKOUT LIKE ALL THE NORMAL VIEWERS DO.
            P.S.S: Also, I’m not in the woe is me crap. Whether someone was a bitch to me for loving my good looking self or was a bitch to a complete stranger, I’d speak up about it like I always have. :] And, please, you don’t seem like a reasonable person to me, so don’t respond and try to have a keywar, ‘kay? ‘Kay.

  9. Lucie says:

    Bonjour Cassie!

    I have been following your pilates workouts for a while now and I’m a huge fan!
    This conversation above really saddened me : you are AMAZING and such an inspiration and motivation for all of us Popsters out there! I feel proud of seeing my body change (slowly, but still) thanks to you.
    This person is probably just frustrated her efforts haven’t paid off but it’s not okay to put it on you.

    I hope she changes her mind and comes back to the community 🙂

    Keep being so wonderful and cheerful! And thank you again for all you do!

    Love from France,
    Lucie

    1. Lucie says:

      Gosh, I can’t believe I misspelled your name!!!! :O
      I’m so sorry Cassey!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Dana says:

    don’t worry about it cassey! it’s perfectly fine to be proud of ur body especially since you work so hard for it! ur right, it’s no difference from having pride from good marks or winning something. besides it’s better to have self-esteem than none 🙂

  11. You are totally right, and anybody would be proud if they had worked as hard for their body as you have! Just keep going, and I feel more people should be proud of their bodies, but sometimes, that’s hard.

    However, I love you, Cassey! You have the only workout-program and attitude that makes me want to workout 🙂 Thanks for being superb.

  12. Michelle says:

    I don’t usually post comments, but this post made me really sad ): loving yourself is a good thing, and I think more women need to do this to really feel happy. You’re the best, Cassey & working out with you has made me appreciate and love my body even more!

  13. Tami says:

    Cassey, I hope you were able to somehow shrug this off your shoulder as if it was pesky dandruff. I think it’s great that you posted this because it shows your followers that everyone has people who will say negative things to you or about you. It’s great that you are able to rise above it and use it to tell women about having a positive body image, and be proud of their accomplishments. When I read this post I thought “WTF” and wanted to reply with some not-so-nice words, but I just want to encourage you, Cassey, to keep up the good work and always “chin up” girl! I look forward to your new video. 🙂

  14. Gwyn says:

    I think you are so inspiring and whenever I wake up feeling “blah”, I go to Blogilates for motivation. Your videos make me love my body and help me to appreciate it for being strong and healthy. Thank you!!!

  15. anne says:

    By the way, I love this:
    “Ladies, when you see someone reaching for their dreams, allow yourself to be happy, and use their success to motivate you to reach your goals too. It’s healthy to have realistic role models and people we look up to because if they can do it, so can you.”

  16. anne says:

    Cassey,

    I came across your blog when I searched for protein pancake recipes.. (btw will be trying your recipe as soon as I get myself to Trader Joe’s!)

    I’m glad you posted something about this because it is far too common and I think everyone is guilty of it at one point or another. When someone is hating on you it’s usually because they’re jealous of something you have that they want – whether it’s material things or the way you look. You’re not someone who is just posting pics of themselves for no reason. You’re out there trying to make everyone healthier which is a lot more than most of us are doing. Thank you for the inspiration.

  17. Emma says:

    It made me sad to read this. I think that sometimes as women we can be our own worst enemies. We should be supporting each other to be confident and to actually love ourselves, rather than trying to tear each other down.
    I think it’s fantastic when women treat their bodies with the respect and love that we deserve. It’s something I, along with a lot of other women, have really struggled with. It’s horrible to say, but I have hated my body before. But I only have one, and dammit, it does a lot for me and I’m on a journey to try and stop the hate.
    A really great quote that I came across and really fits here is “start a revolution, stop hating your body”.
    If only we could all be as confident and proud of our achievements as you. You work damn hard and should be proud!

  18. Annija says:

    Cassey – your positive attitude and so called creepyness is the one thing that differs you from other youtube videos with training programs. And I believe that your other fans have chosen you just because of your superpositive attitude and joy you give – and it can not come out from you if you don’t love yourself!

    And the jealous girl – if she would have your body and training skills – wouldn’t she be proud of herself aswell?

    Cheers, keep up the motivational work – your fans do love you 🙂

    1. Dana says:

      I’m sure she is proud – we all seem to have made the assumption she wasn’t? But if she made a video and said ohh…look at my ass while she rubs it, hmmm, wouldn’t that bother someone in this world? Is that self confidence of self obsession? Just keep taking point from your leader…all things will be OK.

      1. Rashmi says:

        I love how everyone who doesn’t think like you, must be “following” the leader. However, you are the only one who thinks for herself. I think it’s self-confidence and motivation and energetic. And yes, when you say “self love drive me nuts” PUBLICALLY, you leave us to the assumption that you don’t have much of that self love.

      2. Rashmi says:

        Also, she was doing it as a trainer, not as a LUNATIC who randomly came and rubbed her butt. Stop exaggerating to make your point. You seem very bitter.

        1. Dana says:

          Not bitter, just amazed at how this blog was framed and presented. There’s tactful and professional and then there is this blog entry. Please, oh please – don’t say anything negative about Cassey on Twitter – or she might write a blog about you.

  19. Alyssa says:

    i love your blogs your tweets your instagram i check your pages daily for updates haa i dont think you are to braggy at alll! your trying to motivate everyone and yeah of course your going to be damn proud about your body you have work you a** off to be as tone and in shape as you are. your a role matter no matter what the downers and haters have to say about you.

    legit love you!!!!

  20. Stepha says:

    I was DEAD at this comment right here—>”Umm, I don’t  freakin’ french kiss myself nor do I salivate over my YouTube videos while eating popcorn” lmao. That being said I completely agree that there is nothing wrong with self love and being proud of one’s accomplishments. You have been nothing but amazing and motivating since I’ve been following you the past 10 mths. To see you as someone who was already fit and a professional challenge yourself even further to test your limits, and get an even more rockin’ body is amazing.

    Part of the reason I have been able to stay on the course to being fit and strong is because of you. I’ve always been a pretty confident person, but I cannot tell you how awesome it is to look in the mirror and not want to change one darn thing on my body. It’s awesomesauce lol!! I will never apologize for that.

    Keep doing what you do Cassey, you are amazing and I know your success will surpass all your dreams. Love you! xo

  21. sue says:

    loving yourself is a GOOD THING!!

  22. Dana says:

    Once again, your entire audience is taking your misguided lead. Nicki did not say once that she hated you, or disliked your videos – what she felt uncomfortable about was how you present yourself in your videos. Showing confidence is great, but from her perspective – it was borderline obsessive and overbearing.

    We are all entitled to our opinions and unfortunately, you decided to use your blog and popularity to single her out. I find it hard to believe that this is the first time someone said anything to you in a negative manner.

    You had an amazing opportunity to reach out to your audience and turn the situation around. Posting her information has created a hostile environment and your entire blog comments section is nothing but a hate machine (for nicki) and an opportunity to solicit positive comments to make yourself seem like a victim.

    1. Lindsay says:

      I don’t necessarily think she’s making herself out to being a victim. She seems to have tried to open up dialogue about narcissism and pride in a manner natural to a twenty something.

    2. Justine says:

      But here is the thing, SHE DID turn it around. She made a whole post about self esteem and being proud of yourself period. But at the end of the day Cassie is human. She can still include her frustration in the post as well. Because it’s true, she is totally normal in her videos, she has a healthy self esteem. And she didn’t tell us that she is being a “hater”. We decided that for ourselves. She is a human being..she can vent if she wants to and create a well written post at the same time.

      1. Dana says:

        I am not calling Casey a Hater, it’s all the other women on here that decided to vent at Nicki. She wrote a piece to make herself seem like a victim and used Nick as the punching bag. Nearly everyone else here followed that lead.

        Self-love Nicki was referring to is not self-confidence, it self-obsession. It’s when one takes that confidence and becomes obsessed with herself. That’s the take-a-way I got from this and the videos I’ve seen.

        1. Marie says:

          lol a hundred bucks ‘Dana’ is actually ‘Nicky’

        2. Rashmi says:

          If Nicki is entitled to opinions and is allowed to express them openly where her fans can she, why can’t Cassey? And we are not Cassey’s sheep, we formed our own opinion on the matter. Cassey never said that Nicki didn’t like her or her videos- what is the point of that sentence? And she did turn the situation around…we, as the audience, decided that nicki was out of line by publically calling her out, instead of just not doing the videos. SHE DIDN’T POST HER INFORMATION; HER INFORMATION IS ALREADY PUBLIC when she tweeted her. Seriously? You seem like the hater here.

          1. Dana says:

            No, Not Nicki, but based on all the other half-ass assumptions, what else would I expect.

    3. Rashmi says:

      If Nicki is entitled to opinions and is allowed to express them openly where her fans can she, why can’t Cassey? And we are not Cassey’s sheep, we formed our own opinion on the matter. Cassey never said that Nicki didn’t like her or her videos- what is the point of that sentence? And she did turn the situation around…we, as the audience, decided that nicki was out of line by publically calling her out, instead of just not doing the videos. SHE DIDN’T POST HER INFORMATION; HER INFORMATION IS ALREADY PUBLIC when she tweeted her. Seriously? You seem like the hater here.

      1. Dana says:

        Rashmi, so you have decided to take on the role of FOR…and, I will take on the role of AGAINST. I guess we will be here making sure our points get made for all eternity. How boring….

  23. Adriana says:

    I read this quote yesterday and I think it fits very well into this topic…”You might be the juiciest and ripest peach of all, but there’s always going to be somebody that doesn’t like peaches.” Listen to the 99% of us that love you and try to follow everything you teach us to make ourselves better. It’s not like you’re being selfish with your knowledge of nutrition and exercise, you’re ENCOURAGING us to do the same! Be proud of your accomplishments because the rest of us are!

  24. adik says:

    Hey there Cassey! I was just browsing through this website although I’ve known it for a long time. I just wanted to congratulate you on your journey and join the many others who appreciate your work and dedication to your fitness as well as to your ‘job’.

    This is a great story of progress, determination, strong will, self discovery, work, sharing, caring and building a career and a life. You are doing a wonderful job and these days you’ve been taught two lessons:
    1. You’re changing people’s lives and you have their gratitude, appreciation and friendship (see the transformation story).
    2. (oldest rule in the book) Haters gonna hate :))

    You have created a beautiful path for yourself and the challenges (I’m sure) have been both physical and mental. So, enjoy everything you have become, be proud of it and know you have tons of good vibes coming your way 🙂

    Keep going!

    PS: I remeber the first time I saw one of your videos on YouTube I thought it was a sketch or something :)) You were so upbeat and smiling and energetic (as you always are) and I didn’t know that attitude goes so well with pilates. I’ve always pictured it more of a chill-out workout :)) You showed me huh? :))

    Lots of love!

  25. Denise says:

    I’m not saying I agree or disagree, but I do think it was pretty crappy that you posted her twitter info (don’t try to tell me you didn’t know you cant see the twitter name behind the red x’s.. you are pretty savvy with computers…). That’s a low blow. She is entitled to her opinion….and IT’S. TWITTER….who cares what people say about you? You are in the spotlight – you need to learn to take criticism. If I were you I’d at least take down the twitter convo – you can keep all of the other stuff because it’s good, but take your own advice and spread the positiveness – because I am sure she is getting bombarded by your followers with negativity and being made to make feel worse that she probably already does.

    1. annie says:

      I’m sorry but I totally disagree with you. The girl nicki posted stuff in the public domain at her own will, and posted it about cassey. cassey doesn’t need to defend herself, but the fact she put the red xx’s is courteous and wasn’t even necessary to begin with.

      for what it’s worth, i can’t read through the red xx’s anyways.

    2. Michelle says:

      I have to agree that putting up a screen shot of the entire conversation seems a bit juvenile for a confident grown woman. Cassey, I agree with what you wrote, and I like your blog, but pasting the conversation just wasn’t necessary to get your point across. Again, I really like the entry in general though, and I’m glad you are trying to spread a positive message.

    3. Rashmi says:

      She put her opinion in public, calling her out. Sorry, but that seems like the low blow. Also, her tweet is already public, so she put herself out there.

  26. Brielle says:

    Cassey,
    Your workouts are THE only home workouts that I have been able to stick to because you are so inspiring and fun! Keep doing what you’re doing!
    When people say these things, its because they feel bad about themselves, especially around women. As what everyone else is saying, stop with the women hate!
    Girl Power!

  27. irene says:

    Yuuuuck! Don’t listen to the naysayers, Cassey. I love what you do and all your hard work. I think you’re a stunning role model not just because of how you look, but because of your discipline, consistency, and winning attitude. You influence a lot of people and being a fitness icon, the way you look definitely has something to do with that. So flaunt it, honey!

    There’s a couple of different quotes that fit this incident perfectly! Basically, they all something like ‘people try to bring you down only because you’re on top’. And you’re on top for sure!

  28. Erynn says:

    Listen to the 99% of us that love you and love your blogs! There will ALWAYS be the 1% of haters out there that blame the world for their unhappiness (and probably fatness too!). Not afraid to be blunt but this girl was probably JEALOUS.

  29. Anne says:

    Misery loves company… But this post makes me realize that it is sometimes easy to want what other people have and become jealous…rather then happy for them. Positive into the world…positive back!

  30. Erin says:

    You are awesome! Just keep doing what you are doing. You have a great positive attitude. I just discovered your videos recently and do them regularly 🙂

  31. I’m sorry to read that you got such an unforunate tweet. It’s so sad to me that people can’t be happy for other people. It’s a bummer that so many hate on the people who are working hard and doing great things. It’s even more of a bummer that it usually comes from women who want to put down other women. I admire your positivity. I totally agree that it’s so important to love ourselves and be proud of our bodies. Rock it, girl!

  32. arh says:

    I think is better you have to keep it calm whenever there is anyone have a different respond about you, Now you are kind of well-known and like it or not some people Love and Hate you that’s the way it is , like ordinary people felt the love and hate too. So i think you should be more calm about it and keep spread the positivity..
    I know some women being a bit of sensitive toward things so I think because your job is health blogger and spread the love of body you should taking it more calm 🙂
    People have a different perspective and people have a different kind of reaction toward thing,
    🙂
    keep on rocking cass

  33. Jodie says:

    Sooooo classically female isn’t it. It’s kinda sad what we do to each other.

    I’m always amazed that when a girl is overweight and begins to work out everyone is all “oooh good for you getting healthy! You go girl!”

    And when that girl finally gets her dream body through all her hard work and CONTINUES to work and maintain it, everyone suddenly gets their hate on. “oh she’s so self centred now…her butt isn’t even that nice….look at how small her boobs got….her face looks funny that skinny…” And the insults just rain down.

    I am no feminist, but I am human. Be nice to one another.

    1. Tami says:

      That’s so true! After my third baby I finally lost all my babyweight (and then some) after 2 years. I’ve had people tell me I will look older if I’m too skinny or people telling me it’s ok to eat. For their information, I do eat-I eat more than my husband! My point is, you just can’t always have positive people around you unfortunately. That’s why it is so important to love ourselves!

  34. Mabel says:

    Cassey you are an inspiration to ladies everywhere! Not only the amazingly FIT and MOTIVATED part – but your willingness to SHARE your passion and HELP others achieve their potential. People who post comments like that don’t mean anything in blogilates’ vision! I’m a proud POPSTER!!!! Thanks for making blogilates 🙂

  35. Amber says:

    Oh my gosh. Cassey, you have helped me be proud of my body and really begin on a journey of self acceptance. I feel that everyone should love themselves and the body they are given. That is a great thing and what makes people happy! You are an inspiration and so insanely helpful. No one should ever put down anyone else’s confidence, because it takes a lot to have confidence and appreciate yourself.

  36. Emma says:

    So, I have to say as a young woman who has been on a long journey from self-loathing to self-love, I can see where this Nicki is coming from. For years, I tried starving myself, crazy diets, pushing myself too hard on workout binges that I could never have kept up over a long period of time. I recall the first time I said “I love myself” and meant it – it was strangely painful and tearful. Fortunately, I overcame this through seeing the confidence that people had in me in my personal and professional life, and realized that by being negative towards myself I was in some way being disrespectful of their trust in me. That was a round about way to get to it, but finally, through loving myself, caring for myself, and finding ways to exercise that I know I can keep up forever (i.e., at least one of Cassey’s videos in the morning, one at night – or more on a really good day), I lost 45 lbs over 18 months, have sustained it for 6 months, and at age 25, I fit into my freshman year prom dress! Woohoo! I adore Cassey’s positive self-image and it inspires me to continue to take care of myself and love myself so that I can truly be available to and set an example for the other important people in my life.

    I would say to Nicki, think about that pretty baby on your thumbnail pic…Do you want him/her to love his/herself? Do you want her to care for herself? Do you want her to have a positive self image? It is a long, hard journey to self-love for some of us who didn’t learn it growing up, but actions speak louder than words. Many positive thoughts to Nicki and much blogilates love to Cassey!

    1. blogilates says:

      That was a perfect comment.

  37. Dana says:

    I’ve attempted to watch your videos and couldn’t agree more with this girl. I am absolutely amazed at how unprofessional you were by taking criticism and using your popularity to “gang up” on this person through a blog. It’s immature and shows me that all you care about is defending yourself more than your audience – how Vain!

    I have to laugh at everyone that has taken your lead and lashed out at this girl. She posted what, 3 tweets – and everyone here has made their own assumptions about her. I am sure you all feel better about yourselves when you put someone else down.

    Nicki – there are plenty of other exercise videos created by professionals that care about you and your health. Obviously, Cassey has taken her time to say “FU” to you personally. I wish you good luck and great health!

    1. blogilates says:

      Wow is that what you got out of this? I care about my fans and students so much you don’t even know. I work hard every day to build this community for the people that make it what it is. I also teach and train real people everyday because I love building relationships and watching them get stronger. Wish you wouldn’t make that assumption about me either.

      1. Carrie says:

        So I can see where Dana is coming from here, but I also don’t think it is right to attack Cassey in a comment for “attacking” someone else … say something more constructive that she can use in the future. First, I am a loyal Blogilates follower and LOVE the videos – I have been doing them for almost two years now! Also, I like that Cassey is motivating … I don’t necessarily get too much self-love nor pride (which are two different things).

        However, I think Dana was more upset by the fact that you posted this as a blog entry. Self love is a great topic to write about and perhaps you could have used this as an example by just saying that you have received some criticism for it … instead of posting the actual conversation/specifics. I feel the same way sometimes when people post problems/issues on Facebook. For me, if something is really bothering me, I will talk to my parents, sister, boyfriend, or friend about it and ask for their advice/opinion. However, sometimes with social media, people just post any/all problems so that everyone can see them and usually comment to make them feel better. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but I think it is personal preference. Some people like to publicly post problems, exciting news, etc., while others don’t. As a professional blogger, you like to post those things (and it’s part of your job) … but it might be a little off-putting for people that prefer not to make issues public.

        I know this is a bit rambling, but I think the debate is more about preferences – how each of us handles different issues. (BTW I would have never known this whole thing had happened, but perhaps there are more avid Twitter users that picked up on it.)

        1. blogilates says:

          Thanks Carrie for your opinion! I will try to structure posts better in the future. I really didn’t want to seem like I was bashing this girl. Just wanted to use it as an example to spin off into a positive topic. Still learning. Still learning.

          1. Dana says:

            Since you seemed to have learned something from this, may I recommend taking down her twitter information. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out her name from your dismal attempt at hiding it. I would bet all your loyal followers are sending her the most kindest of words (sarcasm).

          2. Tami says:

            Like I said in my earlier post, I’m glad Cassey posted this because it shows other ladies that no matter how beautiful, healthy and wonderful you may be, there are gona be people who don’t like you. I hope a lot of teenage girls saw it because I think it will let them know that they’re not alone in dealing with people who try to make us feel less than adequate.

  38. Megan says:

    You are doing amazing Cassey! You having confidence and LOVING your body inspires me to learn to love mine! Keep it up!

    xoxo
    Megan

  39. Sophie says:

    you are amazing, those negative comments should not bother you, thanks to you, your positivity, smile and perseverance, i found the will and strength to fight with my problems, you are an inspiration! keep it up !

  40. Saara says:

    No one can give what they don’t have. If you don’t have 100 dollars, you can’t give 100 dollars to someone. If you don’t love yourself, you can’t love another person. Or other words you can only love someone as much as you love yourself. That’s why the most selfless thing is to learn to love and respect you more and then you can give so much more to other people too.

    I really love it that you Cassie can be proud of yourself. When I have kids I want them to be surrounded by people who have goals, who reaches their dreams and who have good self-esteem. Because I want my kids to learn to be like that too.

  41. Natasha says:

    hm well I think that even though it’s super important to be proud of the body you have, and to put effort into maintaining it, “pride” and “self-love” are totally different things. No one can accuse you of self-love, that’s just crazy. But it’s those people who are literally like in love with how they look that can get annoying.
    Love the image of you watching your youtube vids with popcorn :p

  42. Timi says:

    Hi, Cassey, thank you for confirming me. I’m very happy to have found your vids on the YouTube and your blog. I’m a yoga- , belly-dance-instructor and a fitness-trainer. I’m continuously hunting on the net for new and new vids on these fields to improven myself…and I’m happy to tell you that you’re my No.1 favourite instructor.
    The other topic why I’m writing is the nicki-girl who made that negative comment above. There are always folks like her, but please, DO NOT feel offended not for even a second…all this is not about you, but about herself. Maybe she’s in a sad period of her life, maybe she’s an envious/jealous kinda person, maybe she always feels frustated when she meets a positive person. That’s her business – to work on herself-, for you, there’s nothing to do with her. Never ever waste the slightest attention or energy to such frustrated reactions from such frustrated persons. Your energy is precious, it’s for giving us so much fun/joy/lust-for-life as you do with your great job.
    Love: Timi

  43. Kerry says:

    Oh people really annoy me eapecially when they hide behind their comments. You’re gonna get the negative comments Cassey but hopefully it’s outweighed by the positivity. You know you have true POPsters that will always fight your corner.

    That person has misconstrued your comment anyway, you were onviously just sending us another motivational quip to help us remember of our hard efforts. I thank you for that.

    Anyway, I’m off now to stand in front of the mirror & give myself hugs & wet kisses & tell myself I love myself as an up yours to those idiotic people.

    1. Milna R. says:

      I love this response! Go positivity! I too will stand in front of a mirror and hug myself.

  44. Miriam says:

    Dont listen to people like that. You can be proud of your body and should be able to show it. I wish i could be proud of my body cause then i would show it too.

  45. Fit&Gorgeous says:

    Go Cassey!!!

    I love this part:

    “Just because it’s physical doesn’t make it shallow. The ingredients that go into successfully accomplishing a goal are the same across the board.
    It’s called determination, perseverance, discipline, and passion. It’s called DRIVE.”

  46. Danielle N. says:

    Well said Cassey!! This blog and your posts and emails are one of the only things keeping me going right now. Your dedication and confidence is what keeps me reading your blog everyday. Thank you for loving yourself! It is inspiring!

  47. I don’t understand why there are comments on hating how a person can love themself. Heck, I WISH I was proud of my body if anything! Self-esteem issues are on the rise like mad and it is rare to find someone who can genuinely be proud of their own image. And you totally deserve it if you worked for it and REACHED it!

  48. Ralu says:

    Why not to love yourself when you know you work damn hard for reaching that perfect body,when you cut off of your diet your favourite cake,or your favourite candies.
    Cassey ,listen up,they ain’t got nothing on you. Just you know how hard you workout,how many times you wanted to give up.But from all I see you are powerfull and you teach me how to fight against an unhealthy lifestyle. There are no words to thank you enough. With every video you make my day and with every smile you give me strenght .
    I am 13 and my BMI is 20.So i a a normal person.But all my childhood i was a chubby kid,not obese not overweight, and you know for how many times i cried at home cause some mean kids told me i am fat .I cried almost everyday.But now they can kiss my healthy butt.
    AGAIN,THANK YOU.

  49. Veronika says:

    Cassey, don´t worry, they are only jealous! I love your vid! Don´t be sad, here is many people who loves you, and your hard work!
    Stay postitive;)

  50. Tracy says:

    I know it’s just an echo of what other people have said but never once has it ever crossed my mind for even a second that you are overly or even at all in love with your body. I have always felt like you enjoy being fit, the feeling of making you body better, working harder, reaching you goals. You have never said we should look like you or be like you or that you are the perfect image of what our goal should be. I have never heard you comment on your body or even act like you are all that. I just feel like you are energetic, inspiring, honest and motivational. I have no illusions that my body could ever look like yours, we are made different with different body types. Mine can, however be fit, toned and healthy and that is what I strive for, what I believe you focus on and the only message I have ever gotten from you. Is to just be the best you can be and work hard to reach your goals and be proud of your progress.

    1. Tracy says:

      didn’t mean to imply that you didn’t love your body, you might and you should. I just meant you didn’t overly love it in the shallow way she was implying. And I have never seen you behave as if you felt that way.

  51. Jacki says:

    Sorry but that’s kind of a horrid thing for Nikki to say. Who is she to day self love is a bad thing, if you don’t love yourself 1st then what’s the point in anyone else loving you? I love Cassey & her workouts & I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fact she will talk me through it all…. just chatting like a friend would, even though she does not know me. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way she tells you to go harder. She SHOULD be proud of her body…I only wish I could get a body like that.

  52. Nicole says:

    Cassey, don’t even think one second about tweets like this. You have a perfect body and a reason to be proud of it. The way you are proud of your body makes me work harder (and also start to be proud of my own body :-))

    Thats it!

    <3 Nicole

  53. Brandi says:

    Cassey,
    I think it is great that you addressed this very topic! People should take pride in their health. And also you have to love yourself to love others fully! I also think that people need to be held responsible for the things they say… Good or bad. No one deserves a mean, rude or unkind thing said to them or about them. And it is perfectly ok for Cassey to stand up and say hey what you said is not true and it is unkind and I don’t appreciate it! If more people stand up to negative bashing then perhaps more people won’t think it is ok to do…

  54. I’m proud of what I have accomplished and every time I see women, and men, who reach their goals fitness-wise, I feel proud because I feel that like me, they did their best with what they have. I agree with you Cassey, we should love our body because it’s the only one we have. 🙂 And if we cannot be happy for those people who can do it for themselves, we should just not say anything, especially harsh things, at all. You are an inspiration to us all. Keep it up!! 🙂 Smiiiiiiile n’ glow!!

  55. Beci says:

    Jealousy is so ugly! How dare she try to make another person feel bad about themselves! Especially someone who works extremely hard to help others and set an amazing example. It was unnecessary for her to tweet that. She could have just stopped logging on(?).

    Love you Cassey!

    Beci 🙂

  56. Mary says:

    “Just because it’s physical doesn’t make it shallow.” That is really a great point that I wish more people could comprehend.

  57. Colleen says:

    Cassey, I love you. That is all. <3

  58. Kara says:

    Whatever. There is no reason for you to even take up for yourself in my opinion. You work hard every day to keep the body you have accomplished and you work hard to help all of us keep/achieve the bodies we want. These are obviously woman that have done nothing towards making themselves healthy or they would understand just how hard you work for you and for us. People like that, don’t deserve to follow you anyway. Don’t give them another thought :).

  59. Kimberly says:

    Cassey! First of all, you’re hilarious. Second, I love that you use instances like these to motivate others. It’s so easy to let negative opinions from others get you down, but you know what? To heck with them! Positive attitudes will always win over negative ones.

  60. Julia says:

    Hi Cassey!
    Don’t let mean people get you down! Your videos and blogs are so fun and inspirational. I have been trying to get in better shape by using Insanity. After 2 weeks, I hadn’t been sore once. Then, I found your blog and did 2 videos–and was sore the next day (and every day since!). Thank you so much for helping me achieve my goals–and helping me be proud of my body, as you should be!
    Julia

  61. V says:

    women, let other women thrive, we’re all on the same team. What happened to girl power?

    1. I agree. 🙂 All in one team.

  62. Raymond says:

    Honestly, I don’t ever get the impression that Cassie is flaunting her body. If anything, she is inspiring, forgiving and brutally honest when it comes to the details of her life and how it translates into teaching us how to live our best lives possible through fitness.

    Something I will say, however, (since we are on the topic of assessing Blogilates) is that I am a bit put off by some of the Facebook posts like “I’m in the Sauna, entertain me!” Or “what should I do with my hair?” Please let me clear, I don’t think this is an example of ‘self-love,’ but it does sometimes rub me the wrong way. It can feel like is someone using her fan base for reasons that are, well, not tasteful.

    Also, it is obvious to anyone that Cassie has an overwhelmingly female audience. This is great, but I would like to see some more outreach to men. Don’t get me wrong, I still get TONS out of her videos, but I feel like reaching out to the male (and even the gay) community, would be a nice thing to see. I personally love the videos, and I know a lot of other men would, too.

    Basically, I don’t think Cassie is an egomaniac- far from it. But since this Blogilates phenomenon is driven on social media and user interaction, I feel that, as a follower, I should throw my two cents in, for whatever it’s worth. When all is said and done, though, I LOVE Cassie’s work and the service she gives to people. I’m traveling to Europe soon, and will be taking my computer, Pilates mat and Cassie’s Youtube Videos with me so I can stay in-shape when I travel. Keep up the good work, and don’t get too crazy with criticism, sometimes, we actually can learn from it.

    xoxo

    1. blogilates says:

      Ray thanks for your opinions. I will take this into consideration! Appreciate you.

  63. Allie says:

    That’s pretty ridiculous — you SHOULD love your body! Look how hard you worked for it! Yeah, sometimes I’ll say, ‘this girl is crazy’, but it’s all because of how strong and determined you are. The day I can do a tricep push up and still smile and motivate people will be the day I’ve come a long, lonnnng way. F that noise! Keep up the amazing videos!

  64. Liz says:

    What about all your love for us? That’s what I see when I do your videos! Encouragement to the viewer to push harder and love every minute! Don’t worry about the naysayers. Because, you’re right, they are less than 0.1%. Xoxo!!

  65. Amanda says:

    Cassey I love that you are proud and confident with your body! You worked for it! Im proud of mine because I work hard for it too, and your positive attitude drives me to work even harder!

  66. Rae says:

    Don’t let it get you down – you can’t make everyone happy all the time!!! I find your positivity (and your insane level of fitness!) inspirational. I find myself looking forward to the 20-40 minutes a day when I can log in and do a couple of your vids and watch my body slow bounce back from its current shape to one resembling my long-gone college-age bod! I can find brow-beating, driven, pressuring, or mellow videos anywhere – but your energy and positivity is infectious and unique! Please keep it up. 🙂

  67. Brooklynn says:

    These kind of comments make me mad. That person obviously doesn’t know what they are talking about. Keep your head high Cassey 🙂

  68. Lia says:

    You said this so perfectly, Cassey. Being proud of your body is a result of exercise, proper nourishment and keeping fit. Not only do I love your self control, but I love your encouragement, positive-ness, and motivation. You talk throughout your videos helping me/us to keep pressing through. I’ve done some of your exercises a few times, and today I tried doing them without the video. Just playing the music and doing it myself. It was like “something’s missing!”. Your encouragement is the most helpful thing about your videos and I really admire that.

  69. Kimberly says:

    love this . . . we need to be comfortable with our self before we can be happy with other people’s success

  70. Jena Gonzales says:

    Spread the positivity!! I like that! Let’ s make T-Shirts!!!

  71. adip says:

    Cassey,
    I really admire you and your personality. You are so inspirational. I am 40, and yes I could see celulite and my flesh is not as firm, although I run and excercise. Recently I googgled ” abs and thighs workout” and here I am finding your videos on youtoube. Ever since, every single day I try to do one-two of your rutines. Love them, and your personality is amazing. I love the fact that you know how to love your body, how to love yourself and inspire others to do so as well.
    I am certain that “nicki” will learn how to love her body and how to love herself and although, she may say that is not going to follow blogilates anymore, she will do so, and her self esteem will rise.
    Love, adi

  72. adip says:

    Cassey,
    I really admire you and your personality. You are so inspirational. I am 40, and yes I could see celulite and my flesh is not as firm, although I run and excercise. Recently I googgled ” abs and thighs workout” and here I am finding your videos on youtoube. Ever since, every single day I try to do one-two of your rutines. Love them, and your personality is amazing. I love the fact that you know how to love your body, how to love yourself and inspire others to do so as well.
    I am certain that “nicki” will learn how to love her body and how to love herself and although, she may say that is not going to follow blogilates anymore, she will do so, and her self esteem will rise.
    Love, adi

  73. Mallory says:

    It sounds like she probably doesn’t have enough of her own self esteem to be able to be happy for someone else. It’s great to be proud of your body. If you aren’t proud of your body and your effort, what’s it matter if anyone else is ya know? Your positivity and self esteem and just pure awesomeness is what’s gotten you so far, and it’s what makes everyone love you Cassey! Well, I guess not EVERYONE, but =P to those that don’t like you! haha Keep doin what you’re doin girl, bc 99.99% of people think you rock! 😉

  74. Becky says:

    Unfortunately, we’ve been brought up to believe self-hate is not only usual, but necessary (see: Mean Girls), and therefore expect it in other people. It takes some de-programming to get out of that mindset. And support. And time. Being happy with yourself is the first step in being able to be happy for others. Keep up the positive attitude, girls! We’ll change the world, one popster at a time 🙂

  75. Sam says:

    Cassey,
    You should be proud of your body! Don’t let this get you down because you honestly do so much for people, though you may not know it. You’ve changed my life by helping me change my body! I’m only 15, and I was never particularly overweight but I had a little extra flab and was EXTREMELY self-conscious about it, and it affected me to the point where I was turning down invites from friends to go hang out at the beach or the pool (plus I live in Ventura County, California, so shorts and tank tops are everywhere year round!). Now with only a handful of weeks with your videos, I feel like a new person! I have so much more muscle tone already and I just feel better. I’m going into my sophomore year of high school in August and I already feel so much more confident in everything I do since I’m not totally embarrassed of my body. Thank you so, so much for just being who you are and doing what you do, because you’re helping me get the most out of my life!

  76. biobabbler says:

    Incidentally, this month’s ESPN magazine is “The Body Issue” and it has photos of amazing athletes’ amazing bodies. An advertisement in this issue talks about the fact that those bodies are a result. An outward, visible result of what’s in the athlete’s head: that’s where the drive, dedication, bravery, discipline, inspiration, etc. live. That is more who the person IS. Their strength of character. Not those fabulous thighs. I just thought of that while reading a few of these comments. =)

  77. Vee says:

    Cassey, every time I see you I think I want to be like you, not only physically but also the way you are, you are so positive and share all your knowledge with all of us for free. You are amazing and I think there’s nothing wrong with being proud of our bodies, goals, or whatever, they’re just a result of our efforts.

  78. tara says:

    This reminds me about an article I read last month about how women tend to beleive they are undeserving of success and are the last ones to give themselves credit for their accomplishments (the article called it ‘imposter syndrome’). It went on to say that women ware held to a much higher standard than men, and women who express confidence in their abilities are often disliked by both men and other women.

    The article was mostly talking about the role of women in the corporate world, but I think it ties in with body image as well. If a woman is proud of her body it’s seen as a negative thing by some, so young girls develop this sense of shame about their bodies early on, and in turn develop body image issues that last well into adulthood. Relgion has taught women for hundreds of years to be ashamed of their body and their sexuality, so it’s not surprising that this attitude is still deeply engrained in our culture today.

    Cassie I really like that you talk about these issues. You have so much influence on young people, and I think that posts like this can really help.

    Much love,
    Tara

    1. blogilates says:

      Thanks Tara! We all need to have positive body image and have a sense of self esteem. It helps others believe in themselves too when they see others carrying themselves with a happy ora.

  79. Cassey,
    I truly believe that ‘It’s not what happens to you but how you react’ that makes the difference. The person who wrote the comment is clearly down on herself or wants to bring you down for whatever reason. Now you had two options- to let it affect you and negatively affect your self esteem, motivation and positive thoughts OR stand strong, admit that you do love your body and what woman shouldn’t. Our body is our temple! Not only is it the only one we have but it allows us to give birth to new life – what is more incredible than that? You inspire me everyday Cassey! I would love to work as hard as you to have a body like yours…but in the meantime- I am going to love my body! I love my body now and I’m sure I will love it when I reach my goal also. Weight doesn’t control my positive thoughts about my body. Of course there are times of doubt or self-conciousness. but my body is strong, healthy and functional.
    The way you responded to this post makes you even more amazing than I already thought you were 🙂 Because you are a firework! Keep it up Cassey x

  80. Great reminder to stay positive and love myself. Thank you!

  81. Rachel says:

    Hey! I just started following your blog and using your exercise videos and I wanted to tell you that I love them! I love the short segments because doing a bunch of 10 minute videos seems so much easier than doing one long video–it is all mental. I’m a runner and the pilates videos are a great addition to my exercise routine. Also, I’ve never thought you’ve come off as self-absorbed or whatever else those people thought. There shouldn’t be anything wrong with loving yourself. In fact people should love themselves, flaws and all! Since when is it wrong to say you love your body but okay to say you hate it?

  82. Kimi says:

    Obviously she is not into fitness at ALL, because I still have a LOOOOOONG way to go until I am considered a “healthy weight” but you know what? I am in love with and proud of body. I watched it turn into a lumpy mess, into a pushup weight lifting running pilates doing machine! I couldn’t even do a plank before and now I have to do them for minutes before breaking a sweat. How can you NOT be proud of the strength you can accomplish?! I am amazed everyday by how far I’ve come and if I think OMG I can’t do that it’s too hard! I try anyway and soon enough I am doing it right along with you! You have a rocking body that you EARNED why should anyone be jealous of that?!

    1. blogilates says:

      I am so happy you’ve come so far! Isn’t it amazing how you can literally see your strength progress every week?

  83. Stephanie says:

    I think some people are misjudging Cassie’s intentions here. She’s not trying to encourage hate for the poster but love for yourself. I think the fact that she tried to preserve the poster’s anonymity shows that. Cassie has also posted about the underlying issue in a safe space where we can read about it, she hasn’t gone and started the kind of nasty back and forth wars you see on twitter. No need to be so hypersensitive.

  84. Alma says:

    Frankly, I don’t think Casey was “blasting” this person in my opinion. Cassey has a right to clear things up despite this person’s dislike for Casey’s “self-love” or self esteem. And I think she handled that situation well and managed to turn it into something positive. As for this person who has un followed @blogilates, well she is also entitled to her opinions as well. I can’t speak for either ladies, but for myself, I’m happy that I made the step and am committed to staying healthy and fit. Having found Casey was a definite blessing for me and I’m thankful for her positivity and for providing these videos.

    1. blogilates says:

      Thank you for understanding Alma! No way am I trying to bash anyone…that’s why I X’d out the username. I mean it’s public anyway if anyone wanted to go read it.

  85. Kara says:

    I don’t understand why you felt the need to justify yourself and post this on your website. It’s almost like you were looking for fans to back you up, so you could feel better about your actions. She used to be a fan and follow you and for you to put her on blast is very unprofessional and spiteful. Now she’s going to get bullied.

    1. Emily says:

      Well this is a blog not just about fitness, but also about other aspects of Cassey’s life. If this were strictly a fitness website, I think it would seem unprofessional, but this is a community. If this were that kind of website we wouldn’t have posts about what is new with Cassey, vlogs about events that are going in her life, tutorials for making workout shirts,…etc. This is a place where she can share her feelings with the people that respect her and what she does, and I wouldn’t consider it unprofessional or spiteful. I would just take it as her posting about something that upset her, which is totally in her right to do. She has posted about other things that upset her in the past as well. Also, I don’t think that girl would be bullied because Cassey x’d out her name, and that girl is entitled to her opinion, just as Cassey is in posting this. I understand where you are coming from, I just don’t think it applies to this situation, seeing as this is a place where we share feelings, ideas, motivation, as well as fitness. I think this post was more about, try not to let your jealousy or insecurities, as well as anybody elses jealousy or insecurity affect you or make you feel bad about the things you have accomplished.

      1. Jena Gonzales says:

        Do people forget she’s HUMAN??! I didn’t choose to follow a robot for a reason. How people deal with stress and anger and even sadness are all normal emotions and how you balance that with a healthy lifestyle is something everyone can pull from.

        1. Kaitlyn O says:

          Thanks for saying that ladies! I was totally thinking the same thing! A blog is a way to vent emotions about every aspect of our lives.

      2. Natalie says:

        Agreed, its not like the girl sent the message to Cassey privately. She did it on twitter for the whole blogilates community to see so therefore, it only made sense for Cassey to address it publicly.

  86. Megan says:

    This makes me sad. She felt the need to unfollow and stop doing your workouts…because you have a nice body? Call me crazy but I like my workout instructors to have nice bodies! It means their workouts WORK. And for the record Cassey, I have NEVER gotten a self-obsessed vibe from you. Ever. I don’t feel like you are full of yourself at all. When you share things (bikini comp, QVC, Livestrong, etc) I don’t take it as, “Look how awesome I am!” but as “Look what you can do with hard work!” This is turning out longer than I expected but yea, it makes me sad that she’s missing out on your workouts and positivity because you have a nice body. Craziest thing I’ve ever heard.

    1. blogilates says:

      Thanks Megan! I like to share what’s going on in my life with you guys because it’s a journey and it’s all real! Not hyping anything up. Just sharing. Just writing. Thank you for being so awesome. Love u!

  87. Rae Lindenberg says:

    Cassey, it’s one thing to be proud of your body and parade it around trying to make others jealous and comment on how hot YOU are and how ugly OTHERS are.

    You, Cassey, are an INSPIRATION. You are proud of your body and you encourage others to be proud of theirs as well. That’s a world of difference.

    This person is obviously very upset with themselves and is projecting their own insecurities towards others. Cassey, take it from someone who does your videos every day – you rock! Keep being your positive, proud self!

    1. blogilates says:

      Thank you Rae for doing my vids everyday! I love working out with ya!!! 😉

  88. Sojung says:

    Cassey, you are even my 6 year old boy’s favorite fitness guru! I try numerous work-out from youtube, and he often goes “I want Cassey! Cassey!”. He loves your happy voice and moves, and of course, so do I. We laugh hard while we watch your video. Thank you!

    Glad that you are so strong that you can be still calm and positive on some really bad comments that you can’t avoid online.

  89. Sarah Jordan says:

    Don’t let it get to you. “Great spirits have often encountered violent oppositions from mediocre minds.”

  90. Kylie says:

    ok so she doesnt like the fact that u love ur body? so would she like to see a video of u all depressed n HATING urself? how fun would THAT be?! lol seriously?!

    1. Kimi says:

      lol I think this comment says it perfectly!

  91. Ariella says:

    Cassey!!

    Your confidence inspires me to be confident!!! Your sel love makes me want to love myself more!

  92. Alicia says:

    I love that you put this out there ! It sucks that we put ourselves out there ot share our goodness and positivity and these haters come along! I hate hate mail, tweets, and people that hide behind a computer with their negativity and jealousy!
    Alicia
    PS I really dont think you put out the impression that
    ”OMG Im so in love with me”. Your just right!

  93. Emily says:

    I think that person obviously just has some jealousy issues. I really don’t think her arguements were valid in the slightest. You are always motivating us in your videos and sharing personal stories. It’s never, “OMG POPsters, why am I so gorgeous and fit and awesome? Sometimes I can’t even believe how much better I am than everybody” It is always more like, “You can do it. Push yourself and achieve your dreams. Whatever you want, do it with full force and you can achieve it. Stay positive and treat your body right.” In fact I find the things you say to be incredibly encouraging, and really help me feel better about myself, push through a tough workout, and to eat healthy and treat my body with the respect it deserves. Sometimes people just react negitavely to things they don’t understand. Or this girl is going through a tough stage in her life and is taking it out on other people. I find that is the case more often than you would think. Not that it is any excuse to treat people with disrespect OR to insult the fact that they have drive and passion and work hard every day to reach their goals. Just because somebody doesn’t have the passion to achieve their own dreams is no excuse to go bad mouthing other people’s accomplishments. I know jealousy is something that everybody feels once in a while, but even so, there is no reason to act on it. It should be even more motivation to do the things you have always wanted to do.

    1. Devin says:

      I totally agree! I ama lways motivated and encouraged by Cassie’s posts, and I feel like I can trust her advice because I can see that she is a girl that knows how to get the results she wants. I don’t look at Cassie and think, “Oh my gosh, I’m so jealous of her great physiche;” I see her and think, “If I keep working hard and have the same level of determination and dedication, then I can get those results, too!” Cassie has met her goals and can acknowledge when she does meet those goals – that doesn’t make her conceited, that makes her successful! It’s hard for me to not be angry at this girl for what she’s said, but she obviously has some issues going on…

    2. blogilates says:

      Thanks Emily for your positivity. I love reading your comments btw. You are such a superstar popster.

      1. Emily says:

        You’re welcome. Thank you so much!!

  94. Kendra says:

    I don’t think Cassey was trying to blast this girl at all- she actually doesn’t say anything negative about the girl, but seems more focused on the fact that people seem to think there’s something wrong with confidence or loving your body. The girl admitted herself with her hashtags that she was jealous, and I agree with the person above who said those words come from a painful place. And I think anyone who’s truly inspired by Cassey and respects her would know that the last thing she would want is for people to find that girl and give her a hard time. This whole post is about positivity, something you (Cassey) radiate! I love it; it keeps me going!
    I think we should ALL laugh this off and we should ALL be proud of our bodies.

    1. Alison says:

      I agree, there shouldn’t be any room for negativity in such a positive atmosphere, but that is exactly what this post is doing too. I love Cassey, her workouts, her videos, her creativity, everything. I just dont think she should publically call this tweeter out, she’s doing exactly what she is saying we shouldn’t do, which is criticize eachother.

      Yes the tweeter shouldn’t have said such things, but this post should’ve have gone up. And if Cassey wanted to mention her thoughts, she could’ve kept it a lot more anonymous than posting a picture of the person along with a semi-visible username.

      Let’s stick to positive, encouraging work out and health related blog posts!

      1. Alison says:

        This post shouldn’t have gone up*

        1. Jena Gonzales says:

          Why not? It is perfectly fine to post the conversation (it’s public) She is reacting to how she feels in that situation. There is nothing to fear with being honest and real.

          1. Alison says:

            Jenna– its because people have figured out this girl’s username, and if you search for it in twitter, you can see people are now harassing her. Fortunately, Cassey has a great fan base, unfortunately for this one tweeter, many of Cassey’s fans are now leaving hurtful comments to the nikki person.

            An eye for an eye makes the world blind…

      2. blogilates says:

        Hey Alison!! Thanks for your comment. I really wasn’t trying to bash her at all. I also x’d out the username, but obviously, twitter is public anyway so anyone who wanted to find this could. I used the convo as a way to encourage positivity in other people’s lives. That’s why I had a call to action at the end asking POPsters to give someone a compliment today.

  95. Leanne says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more Cassey! I love what you’re doing and you’re setting a great example for self-love in the best possible way. Nourishing and loving your body because like you say – we only get one!
    I am loving my body more each day because I’m taking care of my body and it shows. For years on end I wasn’t able to look at myself and feeling content (anorexia + post anorexia thinness.. 🙁 it made me sad) but I’m regaining muscles and my skin glows, my hair is shining and I feel great! I’m more proud of myself than I’ve been in a long time, and you’re one of the reasons I’m not afraid to be a little shallow — because you show that shallow doesn’t have to be a bad thing! If you get my point 😉 lol.
    Anyway, I LOVE what you’re doing and I love your reflection of hard work (not just your body, but your energy and shining personality) XOX

    1. blogilates says:

      I am so happy your skin is glowing again!!! You’re strong and beautiful!

  96. Tiffany says:

    They are obviously jealous! Keep up the good work Cassey! There’s nothing wrong with giving yourself a pat on the back. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is by no means easy, so kudos to you for the strength! Haters gonna hate!

  97. Dawn says:

    WHATTHEHEEEEEECCKKK??? There’s always gonna be one! Her remark had ZERO to do with you personally and everything to do with her own self esteem. It’s a jealousy/insecurity thing and only she can fix it. I’m very particular about who I allow on my FB news feed (lol) and I love your upbeat personality, don’t let it get to you. 🙂 You can’t please everyone and there’s nothing wrong with telling an occasional person “bite me” if it’s warranted! (Actually “bite US” seems more appropriate) ♥

  98. Kat says:

    Take it as a compliment because it’s a waste of your positive time to take it any other way. As I tell my kids, you can’t love others if you don’t love yourself first. So self love is a mighty good thing! 🙂

  99. Alyssa says:

    It’s unfortunate that she has such low self-esteem that she feels the need to patronize you to feel better about herself. Everyone should love their body; big or small! Cassey, I appreciate your self love because it is such an inspiration as well as motivation for so many people to achieve that same goal of positive body image and self love.
    Shoulder presses to self love!!

  100. celeste says:

    I dont understand the double standard that people who are thin and fit cannot be proud of their body because it is considered conceited, but we support people who were born bigger to be proud of their bodies…everyone should be proud of their OWN body, stick skinny or big boned! I think that you are inspiring and we all know how hard you work to tone up and stay fit (obviously, you create very hard workouts and you teach classes on top of that). Be proud of what you have done for so many people, including myself. And be proud of your own body. The more success you get, the more people will make jealous comments so unfortunately this probably won’t be the last time someone says negative things about you. But as for me,I think if you weren’t proud of your body, it would probably be difficult to teach others how to be proud of theirs.

  101. kanne says:

    I am glad that you addressed this. It is terribly sad to see women being jealous and tearing each other down. Thanks for encouraging us all to build each other up and be happy for one another’s accomplishments!

    P.S. Blogilates has been a Godsend for my post-pregnancy body. I worked hard to stay healthy and exercise during pregnancy. The baby weight was gone after just a few weeks, but everything else was…different. After 10 months of trying different workout programs, and getting frustrated with NO results, 2 weeks ago I randomly clicked on a “pin” on Pinterest and found myself on your YouTube channel.
    Like I said, it has just been two weeks–but two nights ago I was changing and caught a glimpse of MY ABS in the mirror. I ran downstairs half-dressed to show my husband 🙂 Results are. so. motivating.
    So, THANK YOU for all that you are doing. Thanks for being true to yourself. Keep it up, Cassey!

    1. blogilates says:

      OMG CONGRATS!!!! WOOT!!!!

  102. Kristy says:

    Keep loving your body and keep helping others to feel strong and love their own bodies!!!! Get rid of all negativity!!!

  103. Stephanie says:

    I understand what you are going through but I don’t honestly think posting about it is right. This woman has her own opinion, as rude as it is, and you should just laugh it off. There are so many people that are snobby and are jealous other people’s success. Let your haters be your motivators! You have a right to be proud and she can say all she wants. Her comments should not change how you feel. Be proud of what you have accomplished. Just don’t post her rude comments on the internet….. you can still see her name through the “x” marks. Just thought I’d let you know!

    1. Becky says:

      That wasn’t quite the reason for her posting this. She agrees that people have the right to their opinions, and that it doesn’t change how she feels about herself. Her point is that we should be happy for other people’s accomplishments. Not to be petty or jealous, or to see their pride as conceit. As she says, “Spread the positivity.”

      1. Jena Gonzales says:

        I am glad she posted this up. It’s real and honest! I couldn’t ask for anything more.

      2. blogilates says:

        Thanks Becky! That is exactly what this post was meant to do…be POSITIVE! Always.

  104. Brooke says:

    When searching YouTube for workout videos, I came across yours and wanted to do them because of your body and bubbly personality. I was jealous of your body but that jealousy only made me want to work hard with your videos. That bit of hard work paid off sooo quickly and in 2 months time I have become super proud of my body too 🙂 I have raved about your workouts to sooo many people and have quite a few that are doing it now too. Because you had enough “self love” thousands of other people are getting healthy and sharing your “self love”…KEEP IT UP CASSEY 😀

  105. Lara says:

    Wow, I can’t believe that girl would say something like that! I read it and was absolutely shocked. You – and everyone else – deserve to be proud of your body, especially if you worked hard for it. I agree with everything you’ve said!

  106. Heidi says:

    With all the followers you are gaining, you are bound to have some haters in there too!! I think you look great and in the past month that I’ve been following you, I haven’t heard any of that self love come off in a conceited way… so that person is trippin’!! haha. All that I see is a person that has a passion for nutrition, health, & fitness and a great motivational attitude to go with it!
    Keep being yourself.<3

    <3Heidi

  107. Jess says:

    Often comments like these are not anything to do with the person they are directed at, it is usually a result of someone with low self esteem projecting their negative thoughts about themselves onto someone else.

    Try not to let comments like these get to you – you are a real inspiration to lots of us, I know for me personally you have kind of changed my life! It may sound dramatic, but it’s true. I’ve never felt so good.

    I love your positivity, it drives me to be better – not for anyone else, but for ME!

    Keep it up, you are awesome! x

    1. blogilates says:

      Jess I am so happy you’ve taken a pro active step to change your life. It’s you, not me! Yeah, I’ve grown a thicker skin since I started YouTubing but there are just some comments that need to be addressed bc they are RIDIC!!

  108. Wow, I’m completely taken aback by this! In a culture where it’s so easy to find negative influences and reasons to dislike yourself, I can’t believe that this person would try to make you feel bad for loving yourself. Heck, if I had your body, I would love it too! But even better, you’ve taught me to work hard and love my own body just as much! Maybe this person was just feeling down about themselves and wanted to take it out on you. Either way, it’s not fair, and it’s just plain wrong. Keep up the great work Cassi, you’re amazing!

    1. Oops, I’m sorry for misspelling your name 🙁 There’s a girl I work with that spells it like that, I had a brain fart and meant Cassey!

      1. blogilates says:

        OMG you have no idea how happy I am you actually took the time to respell my name!!!

  109. Danni says:

    In Australia, we call it tall poppy syndrome… the need to cut someone off at the knees when they’re doing better than you, something you wish you could do, when they have the drive you don’t etc. Basically I think it comes down to basic jealousy.

    We always blame the media and men for why women are so hard on ourselves about how we look etc, but really the blame falls on us. If we could just be proud of our successes, and not worry so much about what everyone else thinks, the world would be a much happier place.

    Ignore them Cassey. You had the guts and the drive to go after something you really wanted, and you made it happen. Ignore the haters. You are inspiring, and amazing.

  110. Bex says:

    I love you! I love your body! I love that you love your body! But most of all, I love how much you love to help other people love their bodies. Get down with your bad cute self! xoxo

  111. Emma says:

    Women are conditioned not to be proud of themselves in GENERAL…in American culture anyhow. “Nice” girls don’t crow about their accomplishments, and if they DO even a little bit, the ONLY acceptable form of bragging is about work (or school), or their kids. God FORBID we be proud of our bodies, or anything else, because that’d be vanity. I read this great book called “Nice Girl Syndrome” and they talk a lot about that, how “good” girls aren’t proud, only “bad” girls are. And “bad” girls are to be put in their place or knocked down a peg. In reality, good girls are selfish, they don’t brag, they do too much for others and not enough for themselves (including “me” time like I think of my workouts) – because it makes them feel superior and earns them martyr points. Trust me, I used to be the nicest girl alive…now I’m real, still nice, but willing to tell it like it is. Keep at it, and be proud of your body, there aren’t enough messages about the benefits of real self love (not self centeredness) out there.

  112. Meg says:

    I absolutely adore your blog and all of your videos. After leaving high school and not having team sports to keep me in shape, I struggled with figuring out how to work out on my own. When I found your videos, I fell head over heels IN LOVE!!! It is your passion and determination to improve how women look at their bodies, that fuels me to continue keeping up with you!!! You are a wonderful inspiration, and I can’t thank you enough for helping me get back to where I am healthy and soooooo happy!!!

  113. Michaela says:

    AMEN, sister!!!
    (especially loved the “french kissing myself” part :D)
    EVERY person should feel proud of theirselves! It is called CONFIDENCE and we all should have that, along with some self esteem.
    Thanks Cassey, for all that you do, and for making my muscles burn with your motivating videos!

  114. Pixie says:

    you should be proud Cassey, I’m glad you can turn things like that into positive ways to help yourself and others. it’s people like that who give social media a bad name and I’m glad you can use it for such good instead. Whoever that person is, you don’t need them and they’ve shown ust how small minded, petty and awful they are to a LOT of people. And that is NOT something to be proud of.

    We all love you,
    Hugs from Cambridge University, UK
    xxx

  115. Laura says:

    Meh! That’s just one person’s opinion, and like you said 99.9% of everyone else loves ya, so keep on keepin’ on Cassey!

    Now excuse me while I refer to my July workout calendar and start my legs videos!

    Muah! <3

  116. Amber says:

    Ooooo…someone was having a bad day. Words like that can only come from a painful place. I hope that they might be able to love themselves even half as much as you do one day.
    Keep up the LOVE! I love it, and according to you so does 99.9% of all your blogilates fans. BTW, thank you for my awesome thighs!

  117. Megan R says:

    I have to be kind of honest here, it’s kinda sh*tty to see that you’re blasting someone on your site for making a comment about you. I’m sure there’s a TON of loyal followers behind you who are going to try and find this girl and make her feel awful about herself and what she said to you. On the other hand, I think that she is just speaking out of jealousy and you should have just blown it off. No hard feelings toward you, I myself am a follower of your videos and do them religiously! I just… don’t like this.

    1. I would have to agree in a way…this is just drawing more attention to the situation and giving her negative comments more power. Plus now a whole lot more negativity is going to be spread because people are going to comment about the girl that made those comments…

      1. SoJu says:

        *sigh* The power of social media…

    2. sarita says:

      She should have at least blurred the twitter name! Now people are going to harass her.

    3. Tanja says:

      I think you’re looking at this the wrong way. This post isn’t about bashing this girl about the tweets at all, it’s just using it as something to start with, because it is what got Cassey to really think about this. This post is about being able to be proud of your body without having to be ashamed for doing so, and also that one should be careful of putting others down for doing just that. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with this post because it is a very important point she is making. I’m sorry if my English isn’t very good.

      1. Jena Gonzales says:

        Why is every so afraid for this individual… Most of Cassey’s followers are positive people and no one is going to “harass” her…seriously? Please. Why is everyone so surprised that there was a reaction to this situation?? Do you hold Cassey to a higher standard…I don’t. I would expect her to feel somewhat taken back by comments like that…She’s human.

        1. blogilates says:

          Thanks Jenn for understanding.

      2. blogilates says:

        You got it Tanja. Love ya girl!

    4. blogilates says:

      Hey Meg, thanks for following my vids! Oh I def blew it off but I wanted to use it as a way to inspire positivity from a place of negativity. I don’t think Blogilates fans will harass her at all. Our community just doesn’t seem like the type.

  118. Laura says:

    Good advice and a great positive reaction. THIS is why I follow your vids. Your positive energy is… energizing! Thank you so much for what you do and keeping such a great attitude.

  119. Tillie says:

    Honestly, I am proud of my body. Its not perfect but its mine and I work hard to keep it good.

  120. It is sad that someone can be so jealous. You have worked hard, you should be damn proud!

  121. Liz says:

    I don’t understand why those people are so negative and hateful. Cassey, YOU are inspiring!! Here’s to more positivity on this planet. People need it!

  122. cat says:

    jealousy! don’t let it get you down!

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