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April 21, 2014

5 Best Fat Burning Moves + My 1st ever Inversion!

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Hey guys!

New video! It’s my 5 best fat burning moves in 5 minutes! Ugh. I did not want to film this video. But we all know HIITs are good for us, so I did burpees for you. Enjoy 🙂 My 5 best cardio moves are:

1. Star Jumps

2. In n Out Donkey Kicks

3. Burpees

4. Mountain Climbers

5. Split Squat Jumps

Now…Happy Monday! I hope you had a lovely Easter Weekend! Let’s have a lil recap shall we?

It started off with a trip back to the Bay! Friday, I visited my sister at Crunch and she taught me how to do an inversion for the FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE!!! LOOK!!

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I was sooooo scared. See, if you know me, you’d know that I can’t handle roller coasters, heights, or being upside down. I really didn’t want to do this but after much coaxing from certified yogi sis Jackelyn…I shocked myself. I could do a headstand!!?? Yes, I am assisted by a wall, but nonetheless…I never ever ever thought this was possible! A reminder to you to stop holding yourself back from doing amazing things. We all have it in us! We just gotta let ourselves go. Once I get this down, I will do a video with sis to show you how to do it too!

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What other yoga moves or poses do you want to learn?

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The next day Jackelyn and I surprised mommy and daddy with a lovely lunch at Espetus Churrascaria for their birthday! (They have the same one but are a year apart.) It was their first time at a Brazilian Restaurant and we all had so much fun eating and eating and eating 🙂 Over the years I have taught myself how NOT to die of “bloatation” from a buffet! I used to go and just stuff my face to “make my money’s worth.” Haha, I think it’s an Asian thing you learn as you grow up. But now, I eat what I want and appreciate the sheer fact that I can eat VARIETY. A little taste of this and a little taste of that. So good!

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Speaking of so good…this Brazilian cheese bread is the death of me. I love it. Let’s just say that Saturday was YOLO Day and we made the YOLO gods proud 🙂

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Sunday I biked to a nearby flower field with my mom and we had so much fun doing an impromptu photoshoot! The fields were blooming with millions of mustard plants and the yellow was MESMERIZING! My mom and I even french braided flower crowns.

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Now I am back in LA and ready for a whole week of work before my first magazine cover shoot next week and…a Maui trip!!! Yes yes 🙂 I am shopping for tropical clothing and bikinis like a crazy person and I love it. It will be my first vacay in a LOOOONG time and I’m taking you with me to see the sights and the beauty that belongs to the islands. Don’t worry – you’ll still be working out with me as we begin MAY! What should we call the calendar by the way? Any ideas?

 

Ah! And I have a REALLLLYYY cool giveaway that I am doing with Quest! Every person that leaves a YouTube comment on the video, subscribes to the Quest Channel, and gives us your addy will receive 2 free Quest bars (watch video to see where to enter)! You don’t pay for shipping. It’s free-free 🙂 It’s open to all US POPsters! But all POPsters internationally and domestically are entered to win 17 FULL BOXES of bars…of every flavor every created! Thought this was super generous of Quest to do because…I think they’ll be shipping out TENS OF THOUSANDS of free bars to us hungry POPsters!

K well have a MAGNIFICENT WEEK!

Love you so much. Keep training hard and being amazing.

<3 Cassey

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  1. Burning says:

    As video for fat burning,I can’t do!

  2. amp60 says:

    I would love to learn how to do an inversion!

    I would also really love to know how to do the fancy yoga jump from downward facing dog to forward fold. I’ve seen videos, and somehow they’re able to practically pause in the air and then softly and gracefully land into forward fold…

    Also the complete backbend in pigeon would be cool to learn. And side crow!

    Thanks, Cassey! You’re the best! I can’t wait for this new video! 😀 😀 😀

  3. Sarah says:

    I can’t WAIT for your inversion vid!! 🙂

  4. Dani says:

    you should call the may calender: MOVING MAY

  5. Ashlee says:

    I wish I still lived in the US!

  6. Katie says:

    This Quest giveaway is UNREAL!!! 😀

  7. sara says:

    You are awesome! Love your energy

  8. Jackie says:

    You should call the May calendar “make it happen may” (:

  9. Vy says:

    I never got a confirmation email for the quest bars. Will I still get the bars?

  10. Haha, nice! I’m currently practicing yoga more consistently and I see so many improvements, but still don’t have the headstand. Now I’m inspired to keep on pracitcing that move! And loving the family pictures~

  11. Julia says:

    I born in Brazil, so I eat a looot of Brazilian cheese bread <3

  12. Andreanne says:

    I’m back on track….

    I did had a little Easter chocolate binge… and by little I mean huge-ass binge… But I’m back to healthy eating! I follow the 80-20% rule…. Kinda….

    Loves these moves for blasting fat, really effective!

  13. Dani says:

    Was Cassey in Vietnam?
    🙂

  14. Marlene Kristoffersen says:

    The calender should be called May Massacre and should includes lots of HIIT!!! Need to slim down for summer ;-).

  15. Maheen says:

    Cassey, please teach us how to do a headstand! I’ve tried but I just can’t seem to do it. Help! Even if with a wall 😉

  16. What an amazing giveaway!
    I really need to get back in to yoga, we did sunday morning classes each week for a little while and then stopped doing it.

  17. Anna says:

    Can you do an all lower back workout? Me and my roommate need more lower back moves instead of shoulders and we love your videos!

  18. Amanda says:

    This is such an amazing giveaway! Just signed up for my two free quest bars, unfortunately by the time they are delivered I’ll have graduated and moved. Whoops!

  19. Wennie says:

    No way my parents are born on the same day but a year apart too!*mindblown*

  20. alyssa says:

    Can you go the crow pose in yoga?. I cant I’m trying though. when I do try my face hits the ground and I fall over, good thing that I have a pillow in front of my face though. if you can do the crow pose could you post a pic please?

  21. alyssa says:

    I’m really exited for you to be doing this giveaway!
    XOXO love you CASSEY ! <3
    your my inspiration and I'm only 14 years old.

    1. Dani says:

      I am 14 years too.

  22. Waylen says:

    Yay! Can’t wait to finally try a Quest bar 🙂

  23. Sarah says:

    Absolutely loving Quest bars! So excited about the giveaway! 🙂 thanks!

  24. Maechelle says:

    I love seeing the pics with you and your family!!

  25. Ely says:

    Love the photo with your parents and sis! And I’ll be waiting for the video of the inversion, I’ve wanted to try it for a few months!!

  26. Joey W says:

    Someone in the forums on the app said they wanted a month filled with HIIT to burn fat and call it MAYDAY MAYDAY for the month; I second that vote! More cardio!

    1. Kayla says:

      omg that sounds like awesome death… O.O

    2. Agnes says:

      YES MAYDAY MAYDAY SOUNDS AWESOME! And like someone on facebook suggested you should do a video with running tips, because it’s spring and everybody want to burn the fat running outside in the sunshine 🙂

  27. faith woodland says:

    I LOVE the photos in the field of flowers. Your parents should be so proud of you and your sister. I can tell you have a wonderful, loving family. God bless you all.

  28. Celesta says:

    I have never tried quest bars, so I am excited about the sample! and I love the flowers, lunch and hand stand. I want to learn to do a handstand!

  29. Yasmin says:

    How about MayBootay??

  30. Agi says:

    Beautiful flower pictures! So pretty!!
    I’d vote for the May-Madness or May-Meltdown that other POPsters suggested! Some strooong HIIT to be ready for the shorts and skirts 😉
    OR
    the booty!! I think now that we have killer abs a really nice booty sounds worth working hard for this month ;D I saw it beaing really popular on the blogilates app!

  31. Josie says:

    Maybe May Mayhem ?? Flower crowns look amazing Cassey, definitely looking forward to doing this workout!

  32. Charli says:

    that workout was a killer!!!!!! so of course i had a quest bar afterwords! perf :))))

  33. metallicat says:

    i wanna know how to do the headstand and the scorpion pose!!

  34. Happy belated birthday to your parents 🙂 I don’t know them, but I know they brought you into the world and you gave us blogilates! So thank you! Oh and glad you enjoyed Yolo meals 😀
    Inversion! Wow! One day I’ll be able to do that 🙂 Hopefully!
    And ur flower crown looks so pretty!
    And OMG! Quest bars! I really wish I win 🙂 I’ve never tried them.
    Yup, already joined in the fun at BSN!
    Oh and maybe you could make ice cream cake?
    xx

  35. Rachel says:

    How about MayPowers? Jaja

    1. Rachel says:

      *haha, oopsies

  36. Justine says:

    Hey Cassey, I did everything I was supposed to for the Quest Bar giveaway but I never received an e-mail! How long does it take for the e-mail to come? I signed up at about 8:30 this morning.

  37. Pao says:

    Maybe … aMAYzing Booty (popster were talking about may for booty on the app)…. or …. MAY your body burn …. or…. MAYke me soar (becuase you love that hahha) ….or….MAYniac legs….or…. MAY the body of your dreams come true!

    1. Pao says:

      Sore* … ups

  38. Lauren says:

    aMAYzing change maybe? Amayzing something all right 🙂

  39. Meir says:

    I subscribed to Quest Nutrition!! Thanks for doing this giveaway!!!!

  40. Baylee says:

    Awesome! I’m still working towards my headstands but I know I’ll get there! 🙂

  41. Karoline says:

    MeltdownMAY or a-May-zingArms or MayDayBlast 😀

  42. Carolyn says:

    Are we supposed to receive an email after we enter the Quest Bar thing? I thought we were supposed to receive a confirmation email, but I never got one and I was wondering if anyone did get one? (:

  43. Aurelia says:

    OMG i´m dead!!!
    MY NEW FAVORTIT CARDIO WO!!!! i think i want to do it again!!!! (that scared me, because i normally hate cardio!!!)
    so happy that i prepared the belly slimming detox water before!!!! soooooo good!!!! you all really really should try it, your body will feel so good after drinking it!!!!!
    i never thought i could do the donky kicks, but i tried to do them when cassey count down… and i did it!!!!! i´m sooo surpriesed about myself!!!! sooo cool!!!!
    i just walk out the squat jumps, because of my bad knees!!!!
    hope i can do all advanced versions of this workout in the future!!!!
    keep going!!!!

    a lower body focused calender would be great!!! MAYtastic!?

  44. Caroline says:

    YEY! I have been wanting to try these. Would you consider doing a clean eats of a slow cooker variety?

  45. Meee :) says:

    nice! thats so sweet omg! happy belated bday to ur parents btw 🙂 and maybe… MAYnentance or MUFFINTOP MAY or OH MAY QUADS 😀

    1. Judith says:

      I like the OH MAY QUADS one 😀 I really want to focus on the legs, cause the summers coming and so are the shorts hehe 🙂

  46. milena says:

    I always love to hear news from you Cassey, you are sooo special

  47. Anna-Kaisa says:

    would love to learn the inversion, and any other yoga poses! Just a video dedicated to difficult poses/handstands would be awesome 🙂

  48. Emily says:

    A-MAY-zing Muscles 🙂

  49. Fulya Sudur says:

    What about #aMAYzingbody? Or if it is going to be specific like aprilabs, it can be like #aMAYzingbooty 🙂

  50. Rosa says:

    Can’t wait to learn how to do a headstand!! It’s always been my dream but I am VERY, I mean VERY, scared to be upside down or such things. I’m even scared when I have to do the roll up to roll over and I always do them in the beginner version >__<

  51. Nic says:

    MayMadness – total body stuff to really get you shredded for summer!

  52. Yum! Love Quest bars!!! And that video killed me…yikes.

  53. Izzy Burridge says:

    Cassey, this is my comment to win the international fan quest bar competition! thank you for covering us around the world, and thank you to quest! xx

  54. Izzy Burridge says:

    Cassey, I love your top in the flower field pics (you r beautiful btw) would you please tell me where its from?

  55. Allie says:

    I’d love for the May calendar to focus on toning up legs!

  56. Julia from Denmark says:

    Cassey I’d love to win this contest! I love in Denmark and have been dyyyyinnng to try these quest bars! I haven’t decided whether or not it’s worth to order some though so a few samples would be AMAZEBALLS. Oh and you totally KILLED ME today with your video, thank-you for that <3 🙂

    1. Michie says:

      oooh, aMAYzeballs

  57. Julia from Denmark says:

    Ohhhh Cassey I’ve been wanting to try these quest bars for such a long time now, and sadly Denmark is not a part of the US so I can’t get the two free bars 🙁 I hope I win a slot in the contest for the international POPstars though 😉 <3

  58. Jasmine K. says:

    “It’s Gonna Be May” Calendar. But I also like the “MAYniac” suggested upthread!

  59. Nina says:

    Bootay May or May for your bootay

  60. Katie says:

    I tried using the gymbunny coupon at checkout but it said it already expired..

  61. Cynia says:

    MuscleMay 🙂 Or MadMuscleMay.

  62. Eleos says:

    You and your family are so cute together ! What about aMAYzing? or MAYke it?

  63. Ashley says:

    Bikini May-hem.

  64. Britte says:

    Hey Cassey! Omg have fun in Maui!! Let’s call the next calendar MesmerizingMay!! <3 Britte

  65. Kat* says:

    Silly question, but do international peeps have to register addresses and such as well to be entered, or is that just for the US POPsters?? Thanks for yet another A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. giveaway Cassey, you’re awesome! <3 <3 <3

    1. Kat* says:

      P.S. What about “May-ke It Happen” as a calendar name?

      1. Hannah says:

        That is an awesome calendar ideal! Lots of cardio dancing and hiit videos.

        1. Kat* says:

          YES! I love the cardio dance sessions, they kill me yet I don’t even feel like I’m working out! 😀

  66. Looks like you had an amazing time with your family! I’m also going to Maui in June. It’s such a beautiful place to visit!

  67. Natasha says:

    Just letting you know that the “GYMBUNNY” discount code isn’t working ]:

  68. Great job on the inversion, I’ve only ever done them with assistance getting up. Looks great! Hope you enjoyed your time in the Bay. I call San Francisco home and love it here.

  69. Ella says:

    Muffintop May Madness!

  70. Mona says:

    I’d go for Mayday 😉

  71. Naomi says:

    Uhm maybe ‘MayohWay’ workout Calander?!

    1. Prerna Singh says:

      hahaha love your idea !!!

  72. Katrine Kleppe says:

    I can’t get to the sosial network and the todays work out! Help! I need my daily fix 🙂 What to do?

  73. Ayu says:

    You are so pretty!
    Why’d you haveta add star jumps whyyyyy?!?! Lol

  74. Leanne says:

    You and Jackelyn remind me so much of my sister and I. Can’t wait to see Maui pics!

  75. manganikagirl says:

    Hey Cassey !
    What about “MayComeTrue” for the may calender, so that all our weight loss, fitness,… wishes come true ?

  76. Emily says:

    May madness!! 🙂

  77. Millie says:

    I loved how April was focused on abs so could May possibly be focused on legs? I really want to tone them and become stronger for summer and I’m sure a lot of other POPsters would like to as well? 😀 <3

    1. Sarah says:

      Agreed! Lower body workouts for May! 🙂

  78. shumin says:

    OMG this video made my heart beat like crazy, love it!! For the May calendar, how about MAYniac?! xD

  79. Lara says:

    You could call it “May the force be with you” ahah
    And I would love to learn how to do flower crowns ! 🙂

  80. teilzeitDAU says:

    did we have crayMAYzing yet?:)

  81. Mickis says:

    I think the May calendar should be called something like “May your booty be lifted” or maybe that’s too long…
    Really pretty flower pictures by the way! Love it! <3

    1. Tini says:

      LOVE THIS IDEA!!!!

      “May your booty be lifted”

      Awesome!

      <3 <3 <3

  82. Bella S says:

    I would love to see a clean eating guide for holidays. What is that you eat during the holidays so you can stick to your weight loss challenge?

  83. Christina says:

    Even though it seems very easy – I would love to see a video on how you did that flower crown ! 🙂

    1. Mona says:

      It’s on the fiterazzi magazine website 😉 http://www.fiterazzi.com/2014/04/02/diy-flower-crowns/

      1. Anna-Kaisa says:

        I think that one is actually different. I think Cassey and her mom just braided the flowers, and didnt use any wire or tape (like in the tutorial) not sure though!

        But yeah, I think I know how Cassey did the other one (I know how to french braid) but a tutorial would still be great… just in case 😉

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