March 15, 2015|
5 Minute Butt Workout + Crying Under Stress
It is time for your new 5 Minute Beautiful Booty workout! I can’t believe I paired the Kneeling Hot Potato with the Kneeling Hammy Kick. It was literal death. This is my fave butt workout since the 6 min to a Sexy Booty routine. I hope you enjoy it 😀
Last week honestly was one of the hardest weeks of my life. Maybe THE hardest week of my life. I was under so much stress, a lot of people were expecting many different things from me so I was working late til 4am for 5 nights straight. I know it’s not healthy, and I didn’t want to, but I had to to get things done. In fact, I didn’t even know I was under so much stress until my sister called me and asked me how I was doing. When I tried to explain to her how I was doing, tears just started rolling down my face uncontrollably. It was so weird. It was like she pushed a button and the dam that was holding back my tears was released and there I was sitting in a puddle of my own stress. After our talk I felt better. I was like, cool, I’m good. But then then next day, I had an interview with a reporter about Blogilates and then they asked me “So what’s a normal week for you like?” I don’t know what happened…but I started uncontrollably crying AGAIN! It was sooo beyond ridiculous. I was A LITERAL MESS last week. But you know what? When you need to cry, just cry. It’s a stress reliever and a way to heal. I used to think it was a sign of weakness so I tried to force myself to hold back tears whenever I needed to let go, but now I know it is a part of me, and a natural way for me to deal with my emotions. So if you’re a “cryer” and you’re reading this, don’t feel bad about it, embrace it! Anyway, though I was extremely stressed, I got to do a lot of cool things last week! So I want to share the experience with you. First, I got to help design my very first POP Pilates set ever! We worked with a top Hollywood set designer to come up with some concepts for my set, but every time he turned in something, I just didn’t feel it. So I took matters into my own hands and sketched out a very rough drawing of what I was envisioning. Here’s what it looked like. The pink highlighter represent pink lights.
When I got to see the set in real life for the first time, I almost died. I mean…
WOWZA! Look at how big the POP Pilates sign is! (Even bigger than the one in my drawing! You couldn’t imagine how long I stood there gawking at it!) And those hearts!? They were 3-D printed! SO COOL! I never thought in my life that 1) I would have a real POP Pilates set 2) that I would ever get to design a set, and 3) that I’d be standing in my own sketch! SO CRAZY! Just so you know, this is the set for all of the POP Pilates educational videos for my instructors. I don’t think we will be using these on YouTube. You still get to hang out in my house with me 🙂
Here I am with my 2 fellow POP instructors Jen and Jaclyn!
Last week I was also at IHRSA presenting POP Pilates to gym owners and fitness professionals! Here I am with my fellow POP Pilates instructor Lexi on stage teaching! I will be announcing new certification dates and locations soon. I cannot wait to get more of you to be a part of the POP Army and start teaching with me. Remember, even if you do not live in the US, you can still train to become POP Pilates certified! You can get more info here. We’ve also been working on a TON of amazing new designs for BODYPOP. OMG I cannot wait to debut the next collection you guys. There is also a reason why I’ve been waiting so long to release this particular collection. You will understand why when I tell you. Trust me, every minute that you’re waiting will be worth it. Ok love you so much and have an INCREDIBLE start to you week! Happy #MarchofthePOPsters!