I’d like to start off this blog post by VERY clearly stating that if you are triggered by numbers and transformation photos, PLEASE do not read this post.
I’d also like to VERY VERY clearly state the following:
NO, I do not have an eating disorder.
NO, I do not have a body image disorder.
NO, I do not hate myself.
NO, this journey was not for you.
It was for me.
Are we clear?
Kay good, moving on.
Wow! Guys, first off, I CANNOT BELIEVE 90 days flew by SO FAST!!!! WHAT!!!???? It’s insane how when you’re so focused, when you want something so bad, and when you’re genuinely enjoying the process, it does not feel like work. Not once did I ever feel deprived of happiness or of food. With every day that passed, I felt more and more like myself. I shed away the old Cassey who was afraid of other people’s opinion of her and grew into a more confident, happier, stronger, and sassier version of myself.
This Part 1 blog post is going to be all about the numbers and the external metamorphosis. We’re going to dive deep into what worked, what didn’t work, and any correlations I saw in regards to weight versus calories, weight versus carbs, weight versus protein, and weight versus fat. Part 2 will be the internal metamorphosis.
Before we go into the numbers, I’d like to step back to day 1 to see where my head was.
My Day 1 Feelings:
“Working out used to be something that I enjoyed quietly as a “regular person”. Blogging used to be a safe place where I could truly spill my honest thoughts. But now – everything that I do, eat, or say is critiqued. Of course 100% by my choice for being a public figure…but…the public judgement of it all has made me a more timid, scared person. I tip toe around sensitive personalities and treat everything like it’s so fragile, but NO MORE. I’m gonna grab life “by the balls” and JUST LIVE LIFE the way I want.
So today is day 1. Of 90.
I said it. And I am not taking it back.
This is a personal journey I want to embark on to get in the best shape of my life – mentally and physically. It begins today August 16th and will end November 14th.”
My Original Goals:
“My physical goals?
Hmm, I’ll make 2 goals:
Weight goal: 120 lbs
Body fat % goal: 20%
(So I can be in the “athlete level” for women, according to the American Council on Exercise)
I can already say right now that 120 lbs is going to take a lot for me to get there. But I’m putting it down on paper right now and I’m going to try everything I can (only healthy ways of course) to make it happen!
My wellness goals:
I will reward myself with 1 self-care thing a week. So that means a deep tissue massage every week!
My blogging goals:
My goal is to blog how I am feeling DAILY. I hope I’m not setting myself up for failure here (as I have not blogged consistently for a few years now), but I’m going to say it out loud: I WILL BLOG EVERY DAY FOR 90 DAYS!!! Even if it means a small paragraph, I need to blog because it will be my way of journaling.”
Now, let’s start analyzing!
This is the 12 week game plan page from my Fit Journal. I FEEL SO SATISFIED LOOKING AT IT!!!!
On average, I was working out 6 days a week with 1 day of rest. It was a combination of Pilates, HIIT/PIIT28, Dance, and Weightlifting. I was very consistent until the last week and a half of my 90 Day Journey due to travel, rehearsals, and shoots.
The first month of my 90 Day Journey I was doing “Lazy Keto“. So high fat, low carb, moderate protein. I wasn’t calculating my macros or calories, but I was very conscious of my carb levels being low and my fat levels being high in comparison to each other. I allowed myself to eat cheese (which I normally don’t eat) so it made going keto super fun and exciting!
(In the photo above, I made a keto pizza. The base is a mixture of egg + almond flour + mozzarella cheese that I mixed together and put on the pan like a pancake. Then I just added marinara, cheese, and chicken sausage on top!)
Around 1.5 months in, I saw a stagnation so I switched to a more strict form of keto excluding dairy and nuts.
(Above was one of my staple meals…cauli rice with shishito peppers and a lean protein, like scallops.)
But at the start of month 2, I was getting some terrible headaches, I was constantly thirsty, and super fatigued. I realized that these were the symptoms of the “keto flu“. Eventually, it passed, but came back again even worse. So I consulted a keto expert who told me that the reason why I was getting these symptoms wasn’t because I wasn’t having enough salt and I wasn’t taking enough supplements.
Per his advice, I began to eat much saltier foods and I started taking some MCT oil powders, probiotic powders, and exogenous ketones. It definitely helped cure my keto flu! However, after a couple weeks of doing all that, I came to the conclusion that if keto required me to take these extra things to feel balanced, then keto wasn’t for me. I’m a huge believer in letting food be my medicine, and medicine be my food.
So around mid month 2, I began to incorporate in more fruits while lowering my fat intake. My staples were berries and kombucha 🙂 Oh and there was a whole phase of me eating pumpkin pie hummus! I felt sooooooo much more balanced!!! PLUS there were no more headaches, no more fatigue, and no more dry mouth.
But then, things started to stagnate again!
So I decided to get honest with myself. It was time to calorie count. I did not want to do this originally, but I suspected that I was overeating (I am an overachiever when it comes to eating :P), so I wanted to know by how much.
So by the end of month 2 and into month 3, I was tracking all of my food in MyFitnessPal. Originally, I was DREADING the fact that I’d have to do this, but actually, I ended up weirdly enjoying it.
Tracking my food so meticulously relieved a lot of stress from my life. Before tracking, I was always calculating in my head what I was consuming. But the moment I started logging, it immediately relieved my brain of that duty and gave me much needed mental space to breathe. Tracking also allowed me to “make room” for fun things like ice cream 🙂 The one pictured above is my new obession, Oatly vegan ice cream.
Weight Change Graph:
Here is a graph of my weight change every day for the past 90 days. Some people may call daily weighing “obsessive”, but I call it consistent data point collection 😉
As you can see, my 90 day journey was not a straight line down. There were plenty of ups, downs, and plateaus. 3 prominent plateaus in fact.
And because I wrote down every single thing I ate in my Fit Journal, I can tell you why those plateaus happened.
1st Plateau: I was making great progress doing keto until about 8/21. During this time I was snacking on nuts and cheese quite a bit. I had not started calorie tracking yet, but I was consuming a lot of nuts and cheese simply because it was keto friendly. On 9/6 I decided to stop eating so much dairy. That helped me push past the first plateau.
2nd Plateau: It was the nuts. Instead of snacking on nuts and cheese, I was snacking on nuts, nuts, and more nuts. It was at this point that I decided it was time to get honest with myself about how many calories I was actually consuming – even though they were healthy calories. Clearly I was overeating. So on 9/26 I started logging my food in MyFitnessPal while cutting out the nuts. 9/26 was also the day I started taking my first Heels class and making dance a priority! Why? Cuz dance de-stresses me and makes me happy. This is how I pushed past the second plateau.
3rd Plateau: Food wise, there wasn’t anything I could really pinpoint to this plateau. But in reading through my Fit Journal, it seems that I did not sleep very much during this time period as we had a huge shoot I was prepping for on 10/11. The plateau was probably caused by a severe lack of sleep that increased the levels of cortisol (stress hormone) in my body which made me hold on to more fat during this period.
Weekly Progress Report:
Here’s the chart I filled out every week for 12 and a half weeks. I recorded my weight, body fat % and muscle mass % each week. I actually loved doing this – there was something so satisfying about “weighing in” – no matter if it was a higher or lower number! I felt accountable, and I liked that.
In yellow, you will find my FINAL weigh in numbers.
On my 90th day, Nov. 14th, 2019, I weighed in at 118.6 lbs, 20.8% body fat, and 34.9% muscle mass.
YOU GUYS. I surpassed my weight goal of 120 lbs and nearly made my athlete body fat goal of 20%!!! WHAT!!????!!!! AHHHHHH!!!!!
My Before and After Photos:
Front shot. Everything looks a lot tighter and more toned, especially my stomach and my arms.
Side shot. When Sam took the day 90 shot for me, he asked if I was “sucking in” and I told him no. I can’t believe how much my abs have changed! That’s where I hold most of my fat. Also, there seems to be a bit of a booty lift! Like a teeny tiny one, but still, I see it, so it must be mentioned!
Back shot. Back muscles poppin! Big difference in my waist and hips!
OMG. I am shocked. Like, I actually can’t believe this!!!!
MY BODY IS ROCKIN!!!! HECK YAHHHH!!!! And I did it on my own terms!!!!
The only other 2 times in my life when I went on an intentional fat loss journey, I was guided by male personal trainers. I appreciated their guidance and the accountability they gave me to stay on track. However, I did not love the food I ate and I did not truly enjoy my workouts either. It was the same boring food and the same ole weight lifting stuff almost every day. Everything was strict and there was no room for flexibility. As much as I enjoyed the progress I was seeing, I wanted it to be over so bad because I couldn’t see myself sustaining that lifestyle forever.
This time, it was so different. I set my own rules. I allowed flexibility in my diet. And I did a variety of workouts to keep me excited. My 90 day journey was one fueled by nourishing decisions…and unlike the other journeys I’ve been on, I am sad this one is over! I 110% enjoyed the entire process and can definitely see my myself continuing this way of eating and working out in the long run.
The Total Change:
From Day 1 to Day 90, I have lost a total of 17.4 lbs! That is WILD!!! Body fat decreased by 3.6% and overall, I’ve lost 10.75 inches over my entire body! CRAZY!
Over the past several years, I’ve had so much trouble losing weight due to my metabolic damage from the bikini competition in 2012. At that time I was eating about 1,000 calories a day and training 4 hrs a day. Though I was seeing progress, my brain was cloudy, I was terribly moody, and I was never happy with the way I looked, even though I got down to about 113 lbs.
This time, I have loved my body every step of the way, from Day 1. I want to make it clear that I didn’t go on this journey because I hated my body. I went on this journey because I loved my body so much that I wanted to dedicate time towards improving myself – mentally and physically.
Since I collected so much data over the past 90 days, I wanted to spend some time putting together graphs of certain things I recorded in case I might discover something unusual about the way my body reacted to different calories and macro breakdowns. This is what I found.
The lighter colored lines are “trend lines”. Also, the red line graph begins at 9/26 because that’s when I started tracking calories and macros. There is no data before that.
Weight vs. Caloric Intake:
I noticed that in general, the less calories I consumed, the lower my weight became. This would seem pretty obvious, but it’s necessary to point out since there are a lot of theories out there about “starvation mode”.
According to Healthline, Starvation mode is…”your body’s natural response to long-term calorie restriction. It’s your body responding to reduced calorie intake by reducing calorie expenditure to maintain energy balance and prevent starvation.” Technically, it is called “adaptive thermogenesis. Anyway, I did not experience “starvation mode” as the lowest I ever went with calories was around 1,200 – but even so – it was never really that consistent. My calories fluctuated a lot based on what I felt like eating that day!
Weight vs. Protein % Intake:
The more protein I consumed (percentage wise, in comparison to fat and carbs), the lower my weight became.
Weight vs. Fat % Intake:
The less fat I consumed, the lower my weight became.
Weight vs. Carb % Intake:
The more carbs I consumed, the lower my weight became!
What’s interesting to me is that in my Genetic Fit blood test, my reports told me that the best diet for fat loss would be a low carb diet that was about 30% fat, 40% carbs, and 30% protein.
When I got these results back, it was during the time I was experiencing my issues with keto. So it was a no brainer for me to go away from high fat consumption, given my symptoms, the stagnating weight on the scale, AND this test.
It’s clear to me now that keto was NOT the diet for me. As you can see above, the less fat I ate, the more weight I lost. And the more carbs and protein I ate, the more weight I lost. This is the exact opposite of what keto is. I am so happy I tried it though! It for sure helped jumpstart my 90 day journey!
Keto has worked for a ton of people! So if you’re curious, do give it a shot! Maybe it will work better for your body than it did for mine.
Reflecting on my Day 1 goals:
I do not regret ever deciding to embark on my 90 day journey. From the beginning, I said it was going to me for me, and I kept true to that. Unexpected challenges arose during my journey, but I kept going back to my why. I wanted to get in the best shape of my life mentally and physically. I feel so proud for completing my 90 days, and completing it with total love and compassion for myself.
I did it. I can’t believe I did it.
A strong why helped me push through all of the negativity I endured from external factors throughout this journey. But, I’ll save all my feels for PART 2 of my 90 Day Journey Recap. I need some time to digest what has happened and how much it has affected me.
But before I leave you today, I want you guys to know how lucky I am to have a husband like Sam. I remember breaking down in that car ride to the airport telling him how lost and inauthentic I felt to myself. He asked me what I wanted to do about it and I said I wanted to set some personal goals for myself and freakin CRUSH them. I told him that it was probably going to upset a lot of people, but I needed to discover myself again through this 90 day journey. He told me to not be scared and to just go for it, and that no matter how angry people got, at least I would be happy. And isn’t all that matters my happiness, his happiness, and Sir’s happiness? 😉
A thank YOU to you…
Before I leave you today, I want to thank YOU, my blog readers, for being so lovely over the past 90 days. It’s been a a rough journey. The comments on YouTube have been so harsh, but coming to read your comments here gave me a sense of peace and calmness. I enjoyed writing back to you guys and getting to know you.
So, as a thank you, I want to extend a 40% discount on the 12 Week Fit Journal just for my blog readers! As you know, I’ve been using my fit journal EVERY SINGLE DAY on my 90 day journey and it for sure has kept me accountable, and without a doubt, it is one of the reasons why I crushed my goals.
I thoroughly enjoyed writing in my 12 week Fit Journal daily and reflecting on my goals in my weekly recaps. So, if you’re now INSPIRED to start your own journey, you can grab your own Fit Journal for 40% off using the code 90DAYJOURNEY on popflexactive.com. The code will expire on Tuesday November 19th, 2019! Hurry!
Enjoy! Until then…have a great weekend…I’m gonna go get a massage today and a facial tomorrow to celebrate the end of my 90 Day Journey! And I already did some online shopping damage, so I’m feeling pretty good right now 🙂
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“The comments on YouTube have been so harsh,” nooo… I only started working out with you recently but that’s just terrible to hear. It takes so much openness to record yourself exercising and doing these challenges… I guess on the positive side, you proved anyone doubting you wrong. You’re an inspiration (^-^)
As a middle school coach, I am constantly looking for fun workouts for my athletes and they absolutely LOVE the ones posted by you! I think a few of my girls have gone and subscribed to your YouTube channel as well! Thank you so much for being an amazing role model and leader in the fitness community. You are an instructor who challenges us but is still honest about your own struggles. My middle school girls and I absolutely adore you and just want you to know that you are doing an amazing job! Thank you for promoting a healthy lifestyle and being such an inspiration for my athletes and myself!
Awwww this is so fun to hear!!! Thank you for sharing this. Big hug to you and your girls!!!!
I recently found your YT channel because I was looking for fitness accounts from women of color. The first year of the pandemic really effected my weight, skin, hair and energy in a way I’ve never seen before. It got to the point where I was so out of shape I couldn’t walk up a flight of steps without feeling out of breath. I was shocked because while I hadn’t been exercising I was still eating pretty ok (I’m vegetarian) and I hadn’t gained that much weight. I was up maybe 6-7lbs. However, I had fallen completely out of shape. I’m only 30 and couldn’t even climb the stairs. So I decided to spend this year getting in the best shape of my life. Your videos are fun and engaging in a way I haven’t seen with other fitness youtubers except maybe Yoga with Adriene! I’ve started with your 7 day challenges and feel so energetic before and after. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me and I’m looking forward to trying your meal plan too.
To the people who doubt or hate you, pay them no mind. It’s less about you and more about their own self hate projected on to you. Because if you can make these changes (simple, easy to follow and clear changes) that bring you happiness and success the only thing holding them back is themselves. Alot of people can’t deal with that.
I recently found you on YouTube and have become obsessed with your workouts! I even shared with my friends and families to join. Reading about this journey honestly helped me with my own body insecurities because I was shocked to find out our height and weight is the same! You look so fit that I was shocked to discover it is possible for me too. I have to say it ticked away a bit of my own body distortions. Thank you!
Hiya Cassie! I was inspired by your 90 day journey and am thinking of embarking on my own 90 day journey to feel stronger, get fitter and feel even better! 😀 I was just wondering, how did you measure your body fat percentage and muscle mass? Did you use any special equipment or…?
Very well done! You look amazing and it is wonderful to hear that you also feel amazing. I‘ve been doing your workouts since 2011 and now reevaluating my diet (or lack thereof). I am very petite and get crazy looks when I say I want to get in better shape- it is about how you feel, not how you look or your dress size. People who body shame those whom they don’t know are literally the worst people in the world. Ignore that noise and Keep doing you!
Thank you Kelsey!!
I have started my journey 3 years ago, not only did I also reach
My goal by surpassed it the. After I discovered you did it again! I counted calories, worked out and tried helsthy snacking or just not snacking at all. I’m not trying to consume more protein and just maintain what I got while slowly turning whatever fat I have into lean muscle. You are an inspiration and I absolutely love you plans, workout videos and outlook!
Hello Cassey. To be honest with you I discovered you only last month i.e., July 2020. I have started working out since 2016 (two years after my delivery). At that time I was 96 kilos. (211.6 lbs). Can you believe it. But it was not shocking to me as I was over weight my entire life. My pre pregnancy weight was 84 Kilos (185.1 lbs) to which I’ve been living with. But during my pregnancy my doctor told me no matter what, you must not gain weight through the entire process of your pregnancy. Only baby’s weight must increase. Hence through the entire pregnancy i gained 10 kilos (22.04 lbs) and got stuck on it since then. But in 2016 I made a decision to stop lazying around and do something about my weight, my eating habits, my binges and overall my life style. I’ve joined into a gym near my Office and trained there for one year. Again even though I was working very hard by lifting weights and going to gym everyday except Sundays, there was not even a single inch that came off of my body. I was angry, stressed, worried, depressed and what not. Later, in February 2017, I decided to quit gym and do something different. And so, after taking break for 6 months ( oh Gosh), I joined into swimming classes in August 2017. I went to swimming for 5 months vigorously but even then I was unable to lose my weight. I was criticized to the maximum for not losing weight. My husband was upset that inspite of going through so much of stress and strain, nothing helped me. So, again I was back to square one.
In January 2018 I’ve decided to go for online app to help me in my weight loss journey. So after searching for 7 months, I enrolled myself with an app called FITGALAXY. Its pretty huge here in India. They helped me a lot. At that time I weighed 96 kilos and by end of it i.e., October 2018 I weighed 86 Kilos. I was 10 kilos down. It was unbelievable. After completion of my program with FITGALAXY, I have decided to continue the same fitness regime but did not extend my program with them. I started working out on my own terms, decided to start looking for fitness experts. And from then my search began. I have got many recommendations, but I narrowed it down to 2 trainers from Youtube Channel. One channel being MY BOLLYWOOD BODY run by Riz Sunny, from India but living in Toranto. Another channel being JOANNA SOH from Malaysia. Trust me. My life has changed completely. Joanna Soh and My Bollywood Body are the BEST channels from Youtube if losing weight is the key. I am following them since October 2018 and never looked back. Now that I am following them, something struck me to start exploring overseas. That’s when I discovered CASSEY HO. OH MY GOD. What an energy this person has???? I am amazed. Was even amazed by her followings. OMG. Its killer. She’s perfect. Makes all the workouts super fun and easy with her stories. I am just crushing over her fitness and her routine and her workouts. This month I started using the August month workout calendar. Its super fun and so exciting. Just looking forward to complete this month’s calendar and start up with PIIT28 challenge as it seems real fun. Lets hope for the best.
Finally, I have to share this. I stopped weighing myself since 2 years and I really dont know my current weight. I am just loving the process, loving the exercises, loving the food and loving my lifestyle change. People actually complementing me for looking good and little leaner than before. Can you believe it? The same people who have criticized me for not losing weight inspite of all the efforts. Super exciting. A big thanks to Cassey.
Hi Cassey, I discovered your YouTube channel recently (whilst UK is still in lockdown) and am LOVING your videos! I love how you encourage us to keep going with you, and I am so energised by your bubbly and fun personality.
I’ve never followed an exercise channel / videos consistently before, but I do so enjoy working out with you.
Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I’m going to delve in deeper into your blog!
Meanwhile, keep doing what you’re doing — it’s fantastic and I love it! X
Thank you so much for sharing your journey, it’s truly inspirational. It takes real courage to take control of your health and happiness. I definitely feel motivated to do the same <3
I just wanted to send some more positive your way. As someone who’s struggled with eating disorders on and off (though it never goes away, you just manage symptoms) and has been through treatment, I wanted to remind people that in treatment we keep food diaries and track what we eat. The program that I went through encouraged us to track our “Exchanges” which were essentially macros, So a meal for some might look like 1 Protein exchange, 1 Dairy protein exchange, 2 Starch exchanges, 2 fat exchanges 1 Vegetable exchange and a fruit exchange.
We tracked what we ate, how we felt before and after we ate it, etc. And heavily discussed each meal. Everyone of us knew how many calories we were eating because we were so wired to memorize everything, but the exchanges really helped us focus more on the important nutrients of a meal and understanding why we need ALL types of foods.
So basically what I’m getting at, is that while it can be triggering for some, it’s actually really helpful to track things the way you have. And I think wanting to be the version of yourself that you feel the most confident in as all that matters. <3
Hey Cassey, thanks for doing this. I totally agree that tracking is very important, there is enough speculation and anecdotal information out there, so thank you for sharing your exact numbers. It adds the robustness of data and science that I find much more valuable than without. That being said, could you please make a weight vs net calories chart? I know you are probably much more active than the average person so it is hard to try to learn from your weight vs calorie chart now much extra you were able to consume because of exercise.
Hi Cassey, I remember watching you do this and was totally inspired. I have done your workouts on and off for years and have always enjoyed them. Now after getting married a few years ago, moving to a new country where the language is different and classes are more difficult to follow and, of course, lockdown I’m just not feeling comfortable in my own skin. So it’s time to suck it up and put down the chips cause I ain’t gonna feel better by sitting on my butt.
Hi Casey! Thanks for detailing this out. You are a role model and an inspiration for self-care and fitness! I’m just starting to do research about diets and workouts I should do to reduce my body fat percentage. Like you, I am currently at 24% but I’m hoping to look leaner and feel stronger. Can you share a higher resolution picture of your workout journal above? I wanted to follow your workouts because I like to do different workouts everything to keep things fresh. Hope you can share a calendar of your 12-week fitness journey so I can follow along! Thanks 🙂
Thank you so much for this! I’ve been following you since 2014 and I am endlessly inspired by you in so many ways! I liked your point about eating more protein and less fat, and I want to try it, especially since keto didn’t work for me either. What foods do you recommend? Thank you!
This is super cool! I love how you tracked all the info. What did you use to measure bodyfat? Thanks 🙂
Good for you, sticking to your plan and achieving your goal! You look amazing. You looked amazing in the before picture too, but you look super toned after. Also good for you for not worrying what people think and doing you. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be the best possible version of yourself. And your goal weight is still within a healthy weight range so no problem if you wanted to lose some weight.
I wanted to say that I absolutely love and admire you as a person. You are such an role model and I’m truly happy for all of your achievements.
Because of you I am starting my own journey as of today. I wanted to order the 12 week journal but it says that it’s available in the store. Is it out of stock or do you have it available somewhere else I would love to be as dedicated as you and to keep tabs on everything.
Anyway Lots of love and always be yourself cuz I love every single thing about you!!!
Lots of kisses❤
First of all, CONGRATS! I’m definitely going to start charting my progress down like this!
Thanks so much for all that you share Cassey! You have inspired me to try a 90 day challenge! A few questions: 1. How tall are you? 2. What was the macros ratio you tried to maintain toward the end of your challenge when you were experiencing the most weight loss? Thanks in advance for getting back to me!
I love this so much. So it’s 31 Jan and I had a really hard month, I gave up dairy for the month which had a horrible effect on my eating. I was having those little babybel cheese as an afternoon snack and all the protein in them was helping me to stay full until dinnertime. After I took out the dairy, I would get hungry at 3pm or 4pm and started eating junk food 🙁 After eating loads of junk food and not working out, I started eating vegan yogurt with granola for my afternoon snack and got back on track. Reading this post and seeing your results inspires me to keep going and to not give up. I’m working on my best body this year and you keep pushing me to do better everyday. Thank you so much for doing this journey Cassey, it helps me to remember that we can always improve ourselves and that if something doesn’t work, keep trying until you find something that does.
Much love xxx
Still disappointing that you think improving yourself means losing weight. And more than a little hurtful to someone who’s basically your “before” photo, based on the specific measurements you provided (which seem unnecessary for anyone but yourself to have). It’s great that you wanted to do your own journey for you to better yourself, in whatever way; but maybe consider how what you say impacts those who follow you, especially when you’re openly judging your body that’s already fitter/smaller than most of the folks following you.
Why is she not allowed to define what improving herself means to her? To some, improvement may mean gaining weight, losing weight, or not changing their weight at all. If Cassey were to censor herself based on each reader’s sensitivities, then she wouldn’t be able to say a word! If you read her next post, she explains why this journey was about far more than just her body measurements. She also warns at the beginning of this post not to continue reading if you are triggered by numbers.
What is really disappointing is reading thoses kind of comments.. How could she be responsible for being fitter and smaller than her followers ? Everyone’s body is different. Don’t be too hard on yourself either, it’s not because you feel like you look more like her before picture that you should put yourself or her down.
Plus, it is her blog, she can share whatever she wants here without having people telling her what is right or wrong.
Maybe consider looking at things with more kindness and less judgment ?
How did you determine your muscle mass percentage each week? I’m on my own 90 day fitness journey and am in love with how you took such detailed data
Cassie, I have been following you for a few years now. My friend recommended your videos and I was doing them back then but stopped but have been following you since. Anyway, your 90 day journey – girl! I’ve literally referring back to it like 3 times a week since you did the recap! And I am a HUGE data nerd! I decided to finally do my own little goal and 90 day plan pretty loose like you did w/ your lazy Keto. After the first week of small achievable goals, (eat 1 salad a day, walk at least 5000 steps, drink 3 bottles of water and my end 90 day goal of “My high waist jeans just need to fit nicely”), I felt ok but really noticed my body felt soooo different and was like ‘I need a data point!’. So I weight myself last week for the first time in 3 months. OMG! I HAD GAINED 15 POUNDS! And it made me reflect on what was happening in my life: my full time job plus trying to run my spa had taken over and been defeating my self care! Id work 730-4, go straight to the spa to work til like 8, eat crap throughout the day, drink and then sleep and do it over the next day. I’d been doing NOTHING for myself! Ugh! I want to thank you for sharing your journey! I revamped my 90 day plan and just this week of incorporating 5 days of working out and eating much healthier every day I lost 5 lbs – which is just to testify how crappy I was actually eating. Anyway, I refer back to your 90 day journey so much to see your DATA (yay data) and your trends and your UPS AND DOWNS (mostly the ups and downs – lol). It helps me to keep realistic and remind myself that I’m doing this for me and getting back to my old self that used to take care of herself. So, thanks! P.S. if you’re ever in Fort Lauderdale, we’re seriously one of the best spas that gives the best massages for recovery and pain management!
Thanks for your blog!
Yay for the keto pizza! This is something I wanna try some time in the future. The idea of a weight graph is a good thing in my opinion, it allows to really visualize how you’ve been doing. Ups and downs, yes, but at least your weight didn’t skyrocket nor plummeted. However, the final weigh-in results were so wow that I almost got worried! I feel like they were progressive but that a loooot changed within the last 2 weeks. The tone is your arms is simply fabulous!!! I LOVE THAT!!! Also so happy for your abs and stomach area as it’s been an issue for you. YOU FACKIN’ GO, GIRL!!!! haha. (Sam is sweet. Glad to know that your blog felt like a “treasure cove”)
I just wanted to say that I am new to your programmimg, I “discovered” you this summer, I am a new-ish mommy, and a solo momma as well, and I had lost track of my previously fit self, and needed some kindness/ fitness, and somehow found your videos.
I loved how kind and funny you were in your videos (typically I am not a workout video fan).
Then I went back to work in September (I’m a teacher), lost track of you again, and this morning at 5 am thought of you and found this video on Youtube.
Everything you said is fascinating and beautiful. And honestly, for us ‘fluffier’ types, sometimes we may make ourselves feel like we could never be ‘part of the club’ when we admire women who have a physique like yours. But you made me feel like I was part of your journey… anddisclosing this much detail- about the highs and lows and plateaus- makes me feel like I could keep going with my own personal journey. I’m at the beginning, and haven’t seen much success so far.
I’m particularly glad you discussed sleeping:
My son is two, and I’ve been struggling iwth idea of letting him fall asleep on his own in his room. Currently I go to sleep on a little futon is his room, then sneak out. I’m not a great sleeper as it is, and in order to squeeze in a workout, I have to be up and at em by 5, and basically I’m barely hanging on.
Because I love my son and don’t get enough time with him anyway, I treasure that last hour or so before he falls asleep, and don’t want to end our day with tears.
But I think I might to let both of us suffer through this because I REALLY need the sleep, and maybe I can be more present for him during the time we DO have together?
Anyway, your hanesty is brilliant, and now that I know that you were hiding some of your ‘self’ I look forward to getting to know you even more so. The controversial (LOL) parts as well as everything else.
You are a beautiful women who has found and is perfecting her dharma.
This was amazing! I was curious about this journey because I’m starting my own, and you were so inspiring through all of it. Please keep doing what you love and know that your audience loves you!
Oh! My goodness girl. I read almost your entire blog but just got to the results. You done SOOOOO good. I am so proud of you. I totally want to do this. You have had me back eating right and I have started to loose weight and slip in more workouts. Thank you So much!
These results are fantastic! I am so inspired by you and what you have accomplished. Even more so with your emotional and mental changes than the physical, because girl you rocked that body before the 90 days just as much as you do now after the 90 days!
So, What was the program you followed? Or did you create it as far as the meal plans and the workouts you did during the 90 days?
I am getting married in 110 days (EEEKS) and would like to tone up, lose some weight, and just feel better all around for THE BIG DAY.
I know myself enough to know that if I don’t have a scheduled pre-made routine to follow I will have a hard time keeping it up.
Hey, girl! I don’t know if you’ll read this but maybe you could do the Bridal Bootcamp workouts 🙂
I just finished my 12 week journey. I’m down 16 inches and lost 16.6 lbs so far. BMI I lost 3.2 and 4.9 in body fat. I’m so glad I did this and will continue on this journey. Thank you so much for doing this for us. It really does mean alot for you to share your journey with me. Thank you.
I’m so proud of you! I wish I had done this journey with you. I saw when you announced it, and all I thought was “man that would take too much work and I just don’t have time” and now those 90 days have passed and you look amazing and I can tell that you FEEL amazing! You’re such an inspiration. I’m really going to step up and get back into shape!
Hey, I’m Caroline and I just started your PITT28 workout plan. I know this is so off topic to this blog post, but I am falling in love with the workouts you’ve compiled. I haven’t sweat like that in a long time, and I haven’t felt that good after a workout in a long time. I can’t wait to see my body transform. Thank you for doing what you do 🙂
Thank you Cassey!!! This is so refreshing and I am so happy that your are spreading the message that wanting to better yourself does not mean you hate yourself! Changing for your health, for your well being or simply to push yourself is a good thing!! I find alot of people these days can be really sensitive and critical of people who have any sort of social media presence. Just because you are changing does not mean others have to or that your goals are the goals of everyone. I love how open and honest you are. It’s so inspiring and I am so proud of you for standing up and just being you!!!!
Keep at it 😊 you are an inspiration xxxxxxxxxxx
Cassey, I have watched you grow your business for years (I in my teens when I first heard about you). I want to say, though you don’t know me from Adam’s house cat, that I am proud of this and what you’re doing with it. You’ve inspired me to start my own fitness journey. I’ve been trying off and on for years with no success. 😛 I’ve never been able to stick to a fitness routine. But I plan on starting my own soon. I’m going to start after I graduate in December. It’s a long time for now, but it gives me time to set my own goals, do my own research, and test out what fitness and dietary habits look like for myself. 🙂 It’s interesting, because your Day 1 is kind of my goal. It’s odd, but we do have different bodies that react differently and we both want different things. My average in high school was 119 lbs – 121 lbs, but I’m going to set a goal to 125 lbs because that’s manageable for me. I’m not sure how long it will take, but I’ve got time to research before I start. Thank you for inspiring me!
P.S. Have you already done a blog post about how to goal-set according to one’s own lifestyle and finding a reasonable time frame? That would be cool!
You are so inspiring! I am so happy that you crushed your personal goals! I have been subscribed to your YouTube channel for a long time now pretty much since the beginning. Though, it is an amazing accomplishment that you have reached a huge following, I have seen your struggles with being under the lime light. I am glad that you have rediscovered your confidence and passion!!
Thats the most positive thing i have ever saw you gave me the effort to do thee same as you and congratulations on your 90 day journey goals i will take that challenge without getting back thanks for the positive energy you gave me you made me to trust and love my body so much
Congratulations and thanks Cassey for sharing your journey! Your energy is radiant! As a registered dietitian, I’m happy to observe the dietary changes and emphasizing the importance of food and sleep.
Congrats ! And this is so impressive. I just love theway you listen to yourself and change things that were not good for you!
You look great, Cassey. But more importantly, it sounds like you feel happy and proud. That’s the real achievement! Congratulations.
Congratulations! You are an inspirations to all of us who want to improve ourselfs because we love us.
OMG, you look AMAZING! And the most important thing is what you said, you did it in your own terms, you enjoyed the journey and you did not starve yourself! Wow, I am very happy for you. It also made me think about myself… I’ve always been skinny, but I have no muscle. 10 years ago, I was training so much and enjoying so much, and I felt better and my body looked healthier. Right now, after moving from my country (which gave me the change to meet you in London!), depressions, changing careers… I am still skinny, but that doesn’t mean I am healthy or happy with my body. Maybe it is time for me to wake up. Than you for the inspiration:)
Cassey, you are truly a genuine, inspiring, extraordinary person.
Our own happiness and the way we feel in our own skin is what matters the most.
You’ve inspired me for a couple years now and to start my own journey too!
My husband and I got married this year and aren’t in a hurry to have children.
One of my goals before we do though is to be healthy and fit to have the best pregnancy possible.
Following along with your work outs on YouTube always make me feel great afterwards. 🙂
Thank you for your positive influence and staying true to yourself!
I feel like as human beings we can be incredibly self-destructive at times.
Our mindset and how we see ourselves through our own eyes can make all the difference.
You should be proud of yourself for everything you have accomplished and try to be gentle with yourself–remember that you’re doing the best you can.
I wish you the best and will keep working out with you on YouTube! 🙂
Hey Cassey! I have been following you for seven years now and I just wanted to congrat you on crushing your goals! You look amazing and so much more confident! I am really happy that you feel truer to yourself now. I can totally imagine that the mean comments can be really hard to take but keep going because you’re such an inspiration to us! I also hope I can crush my goals but I have been stuck on a plateau for quite a while now… My muscle mass has progressed so I am really happy with my workouts but the fat doesn’t want to leave so I may be overeating just like you said. However I don’t want to be on starvation mode either! The balance is quite hard to find. Anyway, thank you very much for all these articles which were very interesting and I feel more motivated now thanks to you! I wish you all the best and send you lots of kisses from France!
Congratulations, Cassey! Super happy for you :)) you’ve always been a huge source of inspiration to me… Right now, I’m at a point in my life where.. I’m not quite sure where to go or what to do with my life and I’m really sort of slacking off. I haven’t been working out this past week and I feel awful. I’ve been studying a lot though, so I guess that’s a good thing. But, I really miss working out. And, I used to want to be a fitness entrepreneur and/or a personal trainer in the future (I’m 16 now). But seeing as things are going, I really don’t know how I’m going to achieve my dreams. Another reason for my not being able to work out other than the fact that I feel depressed, lethargic and unmotivated only too often, is that I don’t really get much time throughout the day… Like, I’m either at school, coaching or stuck in traffic. And then the little time I get, I’m usually way too tired to exert myself and so I take to lazy pastimes like reading novels or watching TV or just taking care of the plants. But, I’ve been gaining a lot of weight (of which, I believe, the most is fat) and I feel like.. I’m losing my element or something. Because when I’m working out, I’M IN MY ZONE. I WAS MEANT TO WORK OUT. And that whole purpose of my life, the only thing that really made me wanna stay alive was taken away from me. And honestly, I’m not doing good without it. Workout is like my second oxygen, and right now I’m suffocating. Not working out has left me feeling… Unlike myself. I’m overthinking so much more now. My emotions are so much more wacky now. I really need to step up my game, I understand that. But for that I needed a little “push”. Some real motivation. And I think I really gained some from this post of yours, Cassey. Seeing you doing such an incredible job on your 90 day journey has made me wanna embark on a journey of my own. It really makes me all giddy to know you’re doing so good 😊 and.. uh.. a last word before I go, I really feel better now that that’s off my chest. Wish you all the best, Cassey and I love you to the moon and back!!
Hi Cassey I generally follow you on Instagram and I just start to read your Journey, and It’s so motivating 🙂
Could you extend your discount code please I’ll love to try it out! Thanks and I wish all the best for you as your such a strong person xo
Reading this on Nov 20th like 🙁 no discounted fit journal for me!
I love that you stand much taller in the after photo, you look so much more confident and happy with your body. It’s amazing! 😀 I really hope I could do something like that one day, but right know I’m in the learn to like and accept your body fase 😊
Cassey, I’m soooooooo proud of you! You are amazing woman and the biggest inspiration!!! I think I’ve commented that, but I’m with you since 2011 and I’ll be here… idk, until senior workout probably. Love <3
Love your journey! You look AMAZING and it looks like you learned a lot about yourself while having a fun time doing it! Congrats and keep on pushing!!
Congrats on crushing your goals!
Thanks for your adventure. Today I bought the fitness journal for my next 90 days. I hope it will arrive soon. I live in Italy. Bye. Ilaria
Congratulations on your 90 days journey. Can you share all the different types of workouts you did during that time ?
What program, app, or method did you use to track your calorie consumption? It seems tricky to exactly measure the intake especially if you are cooking without prepackaged food!
p.s. This blog has been inspiring and I’m very excited for future workout and cooking videos that come as the result!
I think it says she used my fitness pal Xx
As one data whore to another, I just wanna say this post is so beautiful. Graphs on graphs on graphs on graphs. Yes. Thank you. Congrats on reaching your goals and finishing the 90 days! And thank you again for this post!
Congratulations, Cassey! I have followed your 90 day journey and been inspired. I even got a Fit Planner for the first time for next year. Thank you for being an inspiration to so many of us.
Way to go Cassie! You do you. It feels so good to work towards then meet goals!
SO HAPPY FOR YOUUU!!! Such an inspiration!! I want to lower my body fat percentage, but I didn’t know here to start!! Thank you for this blog post and congrats on achieving your results!!!
I’m actually 3 months pregnant, and I am already just bordering on being perfectly within the BMI index (underweight not over) and I can totally relate to the feeling of satisfaction whilst you reaching your goal. Even though my goal was simply to eat healthily, cut down on chocolate in order to improve my health and skin, this inspired me to reach my goals! I am currently on leave from modelling and can I say that blogilates is one of my main excersize and dieting go-tos
You are ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE and so very brave.
You 👏🏾 go👏🏾 girl👏🏾
Shine from the inside out. Don’t take in that negativity from the world. You are strong and BEAUTIFUL and a beacon of light.
You are inspiring to me personally. I started with 34.6% body fat in May and did a jumpstart with Nuskin products before I started exercising again with your summer sculpt challenge (still doing it now). Ever since, my body feels good and weight has been dropping gradually and nicely. I am at 29% body fat after 6 months which is slow but I can feel the difference, my weight dropped from 68.9 kg to 58kg (10kg overall). My muscle mass is 26% and hope to achieve more muscle mass. I am now on a vegan like diet but still figuring out my body needs. Please continue giving advice and nice exercises and recipes so we all can follow.
Thank you for being you and it’s good to be me too 🙂
This is amazing, you definitely seem to be living to your fullest potential and enjoying it! I was wondering if you could make a schedule/typed out sheet for the workouts that you did, as the journal picture is a bit blurry and I’m very inspired to follow along in my own journey!
I read every single post! I absolutely loved following your journey and I’m so happy that you are happy with your results and seem to have found some things that really work for you!
Hey Cassey! Reading this was so inspiring. You should be proud! I wanted to ask what your plans are for after this 90 challenge. How will you make sure the weigh stays off? Will you continue eating the way you did for these past 90 days?
I am honestly so so happy for you! And you look amazing (not that you didn’t before :D)
You look so strong and healthy!!!!
Your journey is so inspiring. I don’t want to wait until January 1, 2020 to lose weight. I’m hoping to lose 15lbs by March 1, 2020 starting soon. I hope people realize that body positivity isn’t a passive journey to sit on the couch over-eating. I feel like people were so upset with you because they didn’t want to come to terms with their own lifestyle. When people are others making positive changes, look in the mirror and feel bad that they aren’t, so instead they PROJECT onto others. I say this as an ‘over-weight’ individual who used body positivity an excuse to be lazy.
Cassie you are so inspiring! Don’t let those awful comments get to you. You did this for YOU girl, and not only did you do it, but you rocked it out of the park!!!
Watching/Reading along your journey has inspired me to quit whining and start doing! I’ve been following a diet plan that I’m happy with and works for my busy life as a mama of 2. I know I need to add a workout routine in, but I just kept making excuses.
Watching you do this journey for you and the love that you have for yourself has inspired me to do my own 90 day challenge!
I want to be the best ME that I can be, both inside and out!
You are amazing Cassie and I loved watching you do this on your own terms and watching even a “Pro” struggle with the same issues I get (boredom with food & exercise, plateaus) reminds me that even “pro” (and one I just LOVE too) are just like the rest of us.
I am so happy that you did this, not only for us, but for you!
You are starting to sound like the old Cassie that I first subscribed to!
Go one wicha bad self girl!
Love a long-time subscriber and forever fan and supporter of you!
Thanks for posting all the data! It shows that hard work and tracking (+MyFitnessPal and listening to your body) really does eventually result in fitness. I’m on a long road toward getting better balanced. Thank you for sharing all this!
Amazing!! I’ve been following since day 1 and have enjoyed watching through the process! I’m sorry for all of the negative comments that you’ve received! What an amazing transformation, you look incredible, and I’m sure you feel fantastic. I’ve been in a slump lately and seeing your process has made me want to start mine. Thank you for the discount code on the journal, I’ve placed my order and am looking forward to starting my own 90 day journey! My neck muscle has currently been acting up for the past week, so I’m waiting on that to heal up, and my journal to get here, and I’ll be on my way! Good on you for doing your best to stay positive. No matter what you do (or don’t do) there will be people that will disagree. You do you! Much love from Canada!
It’s a beautiful! the way you use knowledge and cience makes everything more concrete. Huggs from far away! (Bolivia)
Congrats!! I came across your journey once you were a few weeks in and have been eagerly following along, especially since our stats are so similar! Major props for your diligence and for really demonstrating how much you enjoyed the journey (it was evident in every post, and I think that’s awesome). You look GREAT.
Now, one thing I noticed is that you’ve lost muscle mass (in terms of absolute number of pounds… about 3 pounds) even though the percentage of muscle went up. This was fascinating – and gave me some additional context for something I experienced this year. I’ve done the keto diet in 5-6 week stints on two occasions, and the first time I gained a fair bit of muscle (I was doing a lot of resistance training), and the second time I lost muscle (I was doing cardio or was inactive). That second time was recent. I felt pretty discouraged by the muscle loss, so it piqued my interest to notice that your muscle mass in pounds also decreased during the 90 days. I’ve read that keto can be a cause of that, but I’ve also just read that it’s common for 25% of your weight loss to be from muscle. It fascinates me a bit how muscle is damn hard to maintain once you’re in a calorie deficit. Anyway, it was just interesting to see my experience reflected in someone else’s.
I’m also noticing / assuming that a big share of your weight loss was water weight: about 8 pounds body fat, 3 pounds muscle, 6-ish pounds water. When one reads about weight loss, it’s not uncommon to come across statements like “it’s just water weight” – and yet! water weight can be the difference between looking puffy and NOT looking puffy, feeling comfortable in one’s clothing, and NOT. Losing water weight *is* worth celebrating.
Anyway, very excited for you, and off to purchase a fit journal 🙂
I did Low carb Atkins (40 net) and lost 7 pounds in 1 week. BUT got dizzy and sluggish during my workouts and decided it wasn’t worth it.
But her reaching her goal is very inspiring.
I have been following your journey from the beginning and all I can say is “WOW!” to your physical transformation. I will admit that I had some doubts about this in the beginning, but I think that you have really been in a good head-space throughout and for that I applaud you. This journey was about and for you, and people need to remember that all of our journeys have to be unique and for us. No one is identical.
I’m so glad you did this for yourself and your own health! You’ve remained true to who you are. I have so much respect for you because you don’t do things to please the crowd, you do what you want to do. That’s great. You’re under no obligation to anyone on the Internet to follow their thoughts or wishes! Keep being strong 💪🏼
I’m so happy that you loved your body through the whole journey, and you are able to see the results and detach yourself from the scale. It’s so hard to just look at numbers as data points instead of judgement, and you did it! Thanks for sharing your triumphs with us, and for doing this journey, so we could see the real you, the you we love in each blog post. Enjoy the massage and good job for TREAT YO SELF GIRL!!
Loved the way you made this your own journey Cassey. Hats off.
The charts you created to compare weight loss or gain in regards to protein fat or carb intake proved very productive. Finding the proper balance individually is the key to success longevity and actually making life changes improving both mental and physical well being. Also will help when internet shopping for the right combination of foods with soooo many ideas and plans out there. You did crush it and with tried and true facts and figures that you used to steer your own path. Made me take notice to journaling as it relates to figuring our own individual plans. Without the strict rules and restrictions that can encourage giving in. As ‘one’ does not fit all. Way to go.
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I’m so inspired Cassey. Your insights are so helpful and have come at the perfect time for me! Thank you! And Congratulations!! xX
Urs easy to be a keyboard troll, l wonder what physical shape they are in?
Poor you, just ignore then, it’s only jealousy !
hey girl congrats! i’m wondering why you looked at your total weight when doing your habit/weight correlations instead of the rate of weight loss (pounds per week)? Your total weight lessened throughout the process (mostly) steadily, so by using total weight as a guide you’re giving bias to the most recent changes you made, since they happened at your lowest weight! i think a more useful stat would be looking for the changes that made you lose at a faster rate, like 3 pounds a week vs 1! def not trying to be a stickler, just a curious fellow bio nerd. anyway regardless i’m super happy for you and proud of you for doing this! you look great and seem really happy. much love to you!
I am so proud and happy for you. You’re definitely woman goals, being introduced to your workout videos was definitely one of the best things to have happened in my life. Please keep doing You!
Hi Cassey! I’ve been following this journey from the beginning (silently, ha!), but I seriously loved all of the stats you gave. As someone in the math field, I really like the use of number visualizers to represent everything rather than just photos. You did so amazing and have inspired me though out these 90 days as well. I also really enjoyed that you talked about how you weren’t feeling good about yourself and that was enough for change. Thank you again for sharing everything, I know nowadays it might seem like everything can be critiqued and over analyzed; but I think you did this with a nice class. Thank you so much again!
So very proud you, Cassey. Enjoy your celebration time. Looking forward to joining you on your next journey.
Would be more interested in seeing how sustainable your weight is. Seriously, nobody walks about that. Will you be able to maintain this for any length of time? Its amazing what you’ve done, how long can you keep the weight off?
Cassey, I think we have your next journey. 🙂
You are amazing!!!!! I’m so happy that you were able to do this for yourself! Very happy for you and I can’t wait to be able to try this out. You are a freaking inspiration! <3
I appreciate you sharing, this gives other people like me motivation to kick it in gear again. Ignore all the bad comments, I honestly don’t know why people would post if they are going to be negative.. great job on your journey!!! ❤️
Well done!! I’m glad you met your goal (and then some!), especially in a healthy way!
Yaaaayyy Cassey 🙂
Congratulations Cassie! I’m so overjoyed with how happy you are at the end of this journey! Its been inspirational on so many levels being able to check in on your progress every day and I’m now motivated to start my own journey. Also thank you so much for the discount code, can’t wait for my fit journal to arrive to help me stay accountable!
Congrats Cassey !! And thank you very much for this very inspirational journey you shared with us. You’re a role model. Lots of love <3
Hey Cassey! I have actually never commented on your posts but trust me, I read them all since day 1. First off, I’m soo happy to see you so healthy and happy and fierce at the end of your 90 days journey, that as you say doesn’t have to end here. I want to thank you so much. You have inspired me to start my own personal journey, that is more focused on personal growth as a whole, since I’m still quite young I guess (just turned 18 this summer) and have a lot of things to figure out, like what university I want to apply for next year and many other things, but above all what kind of woman I aspire to be and what I can do to be the best version of me, always. You are an inspiration to me not only fitness talking (I started to write my own workouts with the exercises I learn from your videos) but you also teach me how to live an everyday life I can be proud of most of the time. Also, thank you so much for blogging every day, first for yourself but also for us. Since school started I pretty much knew that when I came back home there would be one of your posts waiting for me no matter how bad or good school had been in the morning. It was like hearing from a friend and it was nice to read how you spent your day and how you were doing. It was also a reminder that even though sometimes it was hard, you never quit but kept working towards your goals, and so could I! I had some really rough weeks in the last month, bad things (some completely out of my control and willpower) happened to me and my family. I’m quite sure if it wasn’t for my personal journey AND for you I would still be hurting, tired and demotivated. I can’t thank you enough for that Cassey.. xx
You’re beautiful and great! I am inspired to set goals and to reach them. I’m starting small and then hopefully they’ll grow to be something small. Thanks for sharing your journey, it was a true blessing!
Congrats!! This has been so interesting to follow! Thank you for sharing, and thanks for the coupon code, ordered myself a journal and am exited to go on my own 90 day journey in 2020 🙂
Cassey!!! You are incredible!!! You should be so so proud as we are of you. I really wish you all the best for your next adventure, and to thank you for blogging every day. Xx
WOW! So happy for you and PROUD of you! You rocked it and you did it your way. Don’t let those trolls stand in the way of who you want to be!
Congratulations on meeting your personal goal! I think it is crazy that you faced so much criticism. I’m glad you did what was right for you and am proud of how you handled the adversity! You have always been and continue to be a positive inspiration!
Cassey I have been following you for many many years now since before a lot of things. Don’t give any energy to the negativity. You did something amazing in these 90 days! I hope you continue to create amazing content for years to come. Thank you for this post!
CASSEY YOU ARE A SUPERWOMAN.
We live in an oversenitized society where people are so easily triggered by everything because they tend to be in a bad state mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Please don’t ever take certain comments personally because some people are obviously undereducated in fitness etc. and just throw out the first response that comes to their brain. It is NOT a crime to want to change yourself and it is not “controversial” either. I trust that you had enough background knowledge on the topic to know what you were doing in a safe way and I applaud you for just having the dedication and commitment to discover more about yourself. It seems to me that it was WELL worth it but even in the future if you’ll look back at this journey and you might end up thinking it was not such a good idea, sometimes people just need to go for it and decide on wild things! I don’t know where life will lead you next but I bet you learned LOADS about yourself which is wonderful! You are FAR ahead of any hater at any time and even though it’s natural to get down about getting judged, you are not in a competition where you have to win their favor. People can judge but you have nothing to lose for it – they’re not going to give you a trophy for not “offending” them so now that you’ve grabbed life by the balls, HANG ON!
Much love always xoxo
Such awesome data! If it isn’t too personal, in the next entry I would love to know how the journey affected your menstrual cycle. Like did you have less bloating on the keto portion or whether weigh-in spikes correlated with PMS… I’m curious about this for myself so I’d be interested to see how it tracked for you!
I’m really happy for you and proud of you for sticking to your guns despite the loud voice of the negative crowd! I’ve been on a weight loss journey since May and am currently recovering from a setback. You sharing your journey has been motivating for me. There are ups and downs and trial and error and at the end of the day we’re all just trying to do the best we can with what we’ve got.
And I’d like to say something on the subject of triggers. I saw a quote not long ago that said “You need to heal so that you are not living at the mercy of your triggers.” I get triggers, I’ve been through trauma. What I’ve learned through lots of therapy is that when something “triggers” me, it’s my responsibility to do some self-reflection and identify where those feelings came from and if I still need to do some work in that area. Lashing out at the world whenever something “triggers” me is not productive towards my healing. It’s not productive towards anyone’s healing. We cannot force the world to revolve around our triggers. We all have different experiences in life and are all allowed to live our lives in the best way we can and that’s not going to look identical for every person.
I am really curious – how are you going to maintain? Now that you lost the weight, are you able to go back to your regular food habits/lifestyle diet and keep it off? Or will you have to continue with what you have been doing in the 90 day challenge
I’m not sure if your comment is directed at me or at Cassey, but I will answer from my own experience. And my answer is no, I will not be able to go back to my food habits/lifestyle diet I had before and keep the weight off. I don’t want to go back. There is a lot more to my story than I can try to tell here, but my journey hasn’t just been about weight loss. When I started I was in a place of stress eating, emotional eating, uncontrollable appetite, increased symptoms of depression, low energy, and I spent most of last winter sick. Illness after illness after illness. I knew things in my body and my mind were off kilter and I needed to do something about it. The path I chose was to work with a holistic clinic where we are addressing not only my weight, but my hormones and my mental health as well. I don’t know if I will ever be one of those people who can go through life not having to think too much about their day to day food. But that’s my journey, and I’m open to it. I care more about staying well and participating in life than I do about having pizza and beer whenever I want. Through this process my body has been very clearly telling me what it needs and I am listening. That’s my best answer for now. Much love to you. <3
This is not only super inspirational, but also helpful! I especially love the graphs and organized chart keeping. This information and the challenge in and of itself are not against body positivity at all; they show how you better understand how your body functions and it’s okay to want to look even better than you already do! I’m now considering doing a similar challenge for myself 😊
Congrats again Cassey! Those before and after pictures are AWESOME, it’s amazing to see how much stronger you’ve gotten both physically and mentally. Can’t wait to read Pt2.
Hi, I just wanted to let you know I discovered your blog relatively recently (maybe on day 14 of your journey?) and appreciated you documenting everything!
Congratulations! I have to say I loved the part about how Sam helped you in this journey! Its a wonderful thing when you find the person that loves you unconditionally and wants to support you no matter what. My girlfriend loves me so much <3, I could walk around in sweatpants eating a strictly doughnut diet and she would still think I was the sexiest woman around. 🙂 Because of this when I think about my motivations for improving/maintaining my health and staying fit I can't rely on the my ingrained reason of " I need to look a certain way so that I can be loved by another person." I already am loved (and so are you!). Now the challenge is digging a little deeper to find out if I can love myself enough to take care of myself for me. You found that beautiful place! I am so proud of you!
Congratulations! I just discovered this blog, and it is AMAZING! Also sorry I put down 2 identical comments on your other post – still learning how to properly comment 🙂 also I know this is so late, but I just read your book as well and it is inspiring and wonderful! Thanks so much for all the hard work you put into that and your blog!
Cassey, yay! I can’t believe your dedication. And you did it while eating healthy and exercising. When I lost that much weight I severely cut fat and lost muscle mass because I was only trying to lose weight, not get healthy. You look fantastic. I feel like dealing with all the criticism and meanness may have helped you with your mental goals, too, even though it was painful and will probably always be painful. I’m so interested for your next post. I have enjoyed the daily blogging and will be sad to see it end!
Congratulations Cassey! Very inspirational! I can’t believe you mentioned Pumpkin hummus haha! I love that stuff! Did you make it or was it the store bought one? Anyway I’m very proud of you for being brave and standing up for yourself despite the negative feedback from the social justice culture that’s been on the rise for the past few years. It’s so crazy how different the world is now! Unfortunately fear has taken over a lot of people, already vulnerable with a plethora of insecurities, and so to cope they set out to destroy the fear that they project out from themselves to other people in the name of justice. I’m so happy that you didn’t bend the knee to these people! I respect you so much for that! Thank you for your courage, dedication and inspiration you’ve shown to so many women and men! You look amazing! High five!
I’m so happy that you reached your goal! Just because people don’t understand and may criticize what you do, it should never affect how you love your life or what makes you happy! That is amazing, and this is why you have been one of my biggest role models. Without your videos and positive personality I have seen and how you care for your body an how it’s supposed to be a good thing and fun-not something to suffer through, I’ve made great strides to better myself too 🙂
Keep being amazing and making yourself happy, we’re all readers of YOUR story, write it and love happily ever after <3
Wow, just wow! You managed to reach your goals AND made huge progress in becoming more “yourself”!
Great job! You have inspired me to try this as well! I am glad you overlooked what others would say to complete this journey as you will be helping soo many more people-like me! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
I would definitely say this was a process of loving your body more. You found a way back to you, found out what your body needs and doesn’t need and also found a habit you might have known you had but never thought to break before in overeating. I know I am in the same place with that and I don’t want to go too intense like you with the calorie counting and weight tracking, but I do need to hold myself accountable for how much I eat. I just need to find what works for me and cut out junk food. I should get my boyfriend into this too that way we can support each other in getting healthier.
Hi Cassey! Just wanted to say thank you for sharing your journey with us, you’ve inspired me to go on my own journey to better myself and in the past weeks I’ve lost the weight that was holding me back, I’ve started eating better and I exercise consistently, basically I feel much better! I have more confidence, I’m less worried about everything (and I’m a big worrier!). At this time of the year I’m usually feeling pretty down and blue and so far I haven’t had anxiety and I feel happy! Seeing you challenge yourself on your own terms inspired me to do the same instead of following someone else’s diet or workout routine, so thank you for honestly sharing all this with us and I’m glad you’re happy with your results! I know my journey changed the way I live and I know I’ll stick to it even now that my “60 day wellness challenge” is over!
Congratulations! Your journey has inspired me and is also very informative. I look forward to starting my own this January. I also gained a lot of sudden weight after getting married and this has been heavy on my digestive system (I have GERD) since I was very young. I will follow a 90 day journey to develop good eating and exercising habits for my health and well-being. Thanks for recording and sharing your journey!
Congarts on finishing your journey! You’ve inspired me to follow in your footsteps and see how it all works out for me. Thanks<3
You are so great! So proud of you that you can make it through 90days challenge! All the graph and datas! Wow! Can see You made so much effort for that! So awesome! Your weight loss challenge really a next next level ! I have started mine for 30days but found it quite difficult to control sometimes. My personnel coach set me a target for 1000 cal per day! So hard to follow and I saw your past experience also 1000cal! So similar. After read your blog, now I know having the target is good but need to give myself some flexibility and do not give myself so much stress before I can get there. I will work for it. Thank you Cassey! Can’t wait to see your Part 2 !
Good job girl!! I love how you were always doing what’s best for your body and mental health ( not counting that little sleep problem XD) and those graphs are very satisfying to look at! Congrats for absolutely killing it on your journey and surpassing your goals, so proud of you!!
What a wonderful achievement, the changes are drastic!
I’m also trying to gain muscles and lose fat and I have a couple questions for you: do you have a diagnostic scale at home, like a professional one? Also, how can you tell that you’re overeating if you don’t set a limit to your calories’ intake into MyFitnessPal?
Last questions: will you share the kind of workouts you were doing during your journey? Working out only with your body weight is great but at a certain point, it shows some limits (I find it hard to train my back without equipment for example). And lastly, will you show some workouts on your Youtube channel with light equipment, such as elastics bands, ankle / wrists / waist weight? Or even during “classic” workouts, just show some options with weights?
All the best,
Cassey, I loved this and the photos got me so happy for you! Also I am a Analytical Crazy Girl so graphs, listing things, and data are SO FASCINATING to me! So all the haters that said it was obsessive—-they need to know that, just like we each have different personalities, some of us have more analytical minds than others. All that to say: The graphing and data analyzing big picturely was like so awesome for me to read through your 90 day journey 🙂 And out of all the analyzing I LOVE how you found the mystery as to what foods and diet style worked for your body <3 I love that…honestly I probably should have gone to school for Nutrition Science because this stuff fascinates me. It's like each person discovers what allows their body to work at optimum capacity!
This is amazing! You have learned so much about yourself and how your body works. You are a fully integrated you. An inspiration for sure.
Girl you CRUSHED IT!!! Your journey has been amazing to watch as you tried different things, faced and methodically overcame obstacles, and saw BIG results. You inspired me to go back to counting calories when you said that then you know your body has had enough instead of eating more just in case. I too hated counting calories a few years ago but it has helped me to lose over 10 lbs of maternity weight. That along with those shishito peppers. They are life girl! Congratulations!
I will never get why some people can be mean towards someone who is trying to become healthier and happier. Guess they are just jealous 😀 You look amazing and I am happy for you, Cassie! I, myself, have lost 14 kg (about 30.8 lbs – you Americans seriously need to change to the SI units haha) since August and I am SO much happier and healthier than before! I was an overeater as well (still am by heart) but my relation to food has improved a lot after counting calories. It has been fun following your journey whilst I’ve been on my own weight loss journey. You are awesome!
Congrats, Cassey! I’m happy for you!! You obviously took the right decision by going on this journey, for yourself and yourself only! and by being true to yourself all the way through. Inspirational, as always!
Awesome! The week before Christmas I am having foot surgery. My plan, once I am able to do so, is a 90 day fitness to get back into exercising after the 3 or so weeks of not being able to workout. I am trying to determine my goals. Comparing your weight and measurements to mine (I know we are different body types, but I’m wanted to see how different). We are actually pretty similar. I am shorter than you and weigh less, chest is same, your waist is smaller than mine, my hips are smaller (not by a lot). You look so good! All I want is to tone up my arms and abs.
Congratulation Cassey! It was so inspiring to watch you on your journey! It’s always hard and scary to start something you know people are going to be mad about. But in the end you came out on the other side and the world is still turning, you still habe your fans with you and you’re happier! It just shows that sometimes you need to jump in the cold water because if you never try, you’ll never know if it would have been worth it. <3
I am so proud of you! You really did and you deserve the recognition. I have been reading your blog daily for the past 90 days and I am telling I already missed not reading your daily posts since Wednesday. Please, PLEASE, keep on blogging. Reading you now is part of my morning routine.
A huge hug from me to all of you, especially Sir.
So proud of you! It’s been brilliant going through the journey with you and reading your blogs everyday. It inspired me so much I’m on my own 90 day journey and if I’m honest I’m loving it finding myself again. Big hugs to you and Sam.
Thx for you! I am so happy to follow you👏👏👏
Ahhh, Cassey this is SO amazing I am extremely happy for you and it is such an inspiration that you embarked on this!!! And I think it is so important how you showed, how calories intake differences every day, and that one should. just follow the bodies natural signs. You deserve all the love ❤️
I loved to follow your journey as a silent reader here from good old Germany and I am still simply expressed by the way you handle all this. Your business, your sports, your selfcare time, Sir George and last but not least your husband 😉
I totally feel with you when it comes to all these negative voices that want to tell you how to do things right or how to react in a specific way. Sometimes you become this negative, critical voice yourself and it is hard to get rid of it. It was inspiring to see how you did it. In your very own way.
I love the way you analysed your results because beside your subjective impression you have the hard facts on the other hand. I am really looking forward to read the second part of your journey post and I wish you all the best for new challenges and journeys to come.
All the best from 🇩🇪
Congratulations Cassey!! Thank you for not giving up!
Amazing! Congratulations, this is really inspiring for me!
First of all, you look amazing. Glad iz worked out so well for you!
I just have one question, because I’m struggeling to lose weight too: in your graph, you consumed about 1400kcal per day in average. Does that only include the food or burning calories by training included? I always learned that if you end up under 1200 kcal your body cant function properly, so I was scared to undereat while training… do you have more information about this?
My best wishes and congrats again from Germany!
You’re simply amazing Cassey! You did it!!💪🏻 Proud for your consistency, like we say in Italy “resilienza” You should always go on and shine 🌈🌟🌟🌟
Hey cassey!! AMAZING TRANSFORMATION! I applaud you for being patient for 3 months! It was totally worth it, and there is nothing more important than giving yourself and health 100%.
Curious question (and might sounds weird too) did you trouble losing weight around your ovulation period? Or maybe even gain weight? I’m currently trying to lose weight too and although I’m eating low cal and saw some results I always find it hard to lose weight around my ovulation period. Could this be linked your 3 plateaus?
Wow… I really can’t describe how I am feeling right now! I remember your instagram post on that 16th of August and me thinking “wow, 90 days are a lot.. I think I would never succeed in doing something like this” but now that you’ve finished your journey all these days just flew away. I am so proud of you, and this post give me the motivation to try to do something like this because I LOVE my body and I want to treat it right.<3
I am so happy for you , you inspired me to start my own journey of getting healthier and loving myself and I am sure you inspired alot of people so thank you 💖
For every one hater you have a thousand fans. You really are inspiring and awesome at what you do. I am going to start my own 90 day challenge tomorrow because yet again you have motivated me to be a better version of myself. I appreciate you! Congrats on 10 years and crushing your goals <3
Well done Cassey! Your crushed it babe and you look amazing and you feel amazing. I’m so happy for you!! It just shows the persistence conquers resistance and anything you put your mind to can be achieved. I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts every day and getting to know the real Cassey again. It’s so refreshing! Enjoy your well deserved facial and massage. 🤗💃💕
You did it! Yeeei! You truly are an inspiration for so many of us! So grateful that you took on this journey and decided to share this openly with all of us. Thank you! The biggest advice that Im taking from your journey is that it’s totally worth tracking everything – calories, your workouts and your emotions/feelings. Because I have had that so many times that you have a setback, but you have no idea why. And then it is so much easier just to quit. But in your case you had all the data. All you had to do is go back, look at it and make decisions based on actual data. And it absolutely worked! Thank you, thank you, thank you! 🙂
Dear Cassey, thank you for your deep thoughts and honesty about your transformation. I am really excited to read your recap soon! You might also write a book that tells us how to go about such a transformation: maybe with less general advice and more advise about what factors are important and what you should look into if you hit a plateau…? I myself would buy it 🙂 and I am somewhat pleased to see that really writing down your calories and macros has brought you to the final results. Calorie counting has a bad image when really, if you attack it with a sane attitude, it has been the simplest and most efficient method for me. I have tried a lot in the past, and this is truly what works best for my mind and body.
Yay, you rock! Now please reproduce and create beautiful halfers!
I just ordered the planner; thank you for your generosity with the discount. ; – ; I really enjoyed reading this whole post. You look so great — your stomach, holy cow! And you’ve inspired me to start my own 90 day journey. I’m gonna look back on some of your entries and try out some of the meals you’d made hee hee. You did it, Cassey! <3
I am soooo happy that you totally crushed your goal!!!!! I am proud of you that even with those nasty comments you kept going for you and it show. You have inspired me to go through my own journey and work with my body. Keep crushing it girl. Can’t wait to see you again at next years POP retreat ❤️
Congratulations! Great job! I’m just curious how you are dealing with the time after the 90 days. How du you feel about the fact that since you won’t be logging food and perhaps incorporate other types of food, you might gain weight again? How are you going to feel/deal with that in 4 week you might weigh 125 pounds? (Not that it’s wrong that you gain weight, and I’m not judging, just curious how you prepare your mind for after the 90 days)
Congratulations on reaching your goal! You look great. So nice when we have something of are own we enjoy. You look happy and healthy and I hope you have them for life.
Oh Cassey, You did it! You have no idea how inspiring this is for me. I would I could meet you and give you a hug to say how happy that you have achieved what you wanted for yourself besides the negativity around. I’m personally tied by other’s opinions about my weight loss and it gets on my nerves at times. I have been trying to do something similar but I am afraid I don’t have enough knowledge to “try” and fix it being anemic.
This is really touching for me to see someone push through not only so much ridicule for others but to fight your inner turmoil to do this for you. And you did it! which is also the other 50% of how incredible this journey is. Thank you for sharing this regardless of what others may have said. I think its so… STUPID that people think these awful things of you… it makes no sense so let’s not get into it. But this has inspired me to make these goals for me and myself and to be okay with being flexible and taking the journey as a learning experience. Even if you didnt meet your goals, just you learning more about yourself and treating yourself with care and love and the nurture it deserves is successful in it of itself. Thank you!!! You’re amazing
Thank you for sharing this journey with us. You truly are an inspiration.
Cassey! I just gonna say: I admire so much, you have growed a lot, and I like to think that blogilates community as well. Not just in numbers of people but the way we see life and goals. You’ve been an important inspiring figure to me. Love you so much. Blessing dear girl, keep going, you are awesome just being you!
I love this! I’m in a place where I want the same things that you did on your day one! You’ve given me a feeling of hope and motivation! I just bought your planner to help me!
Awesome Job girl! Question for you though, how did you calculate your body fat and muscle mass weekly? Did you do it at home? If so, what did you use?
In your initial comment you wrote that “It doesnt appear there would be any other reason for embarking on a journery…”, but there are many reasons people choose to lose weight and/or work on their physical fitness other than serious body image issues. I think it’s in your inability to recognize this why you’ve been accused of projecting. It can be so difficult to step out of our life experiences and analyze a situation objectively, but it is possible for something that is bad for yourself, like tracking calories and weight, to be good for someone else. “True recovery” will look different for everyone because we’re all on different journeys. Perhaps your experience with ED has given you a heightened awareness towards the signs, but at the end of the day Cate, no one is perfect and no one is always right. This means you can be wrong in assuming Cassey is presenting disordered behaviour. So, when you write things like its “obvious” she’s masking her issues, this gives off an air of certainty over something you can’t be possibly be certain of. Even a trained medical professional can give a flawed diagnosis to a patient they’ve been treating personally for months. It’s not your criticism of Cassey that’s the problem, it’s that you and many others present those criticisms as The Truth.
Congratulations! That’s awesome! You set a personal goal and achieved more than you expected. What are your future plans in terms of diet and fitness now that you’ve surpassed your goal? If it is to maintain, how will you achieve that?
Hey Cassey! I am a registered dietitian and have a masters in nutrition and dietetics with a focus on research. I loooove your charts!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your journey!! This has been so interesting to me. You are an inspiration for helping women find what works for them (and let that NOT be a starvation diet- thank you for that, too!!) way to rock it in the best fashion for yourself!!
I am so proud of you!
I wish shipping to canada wasn’t so expensive, maybe I’ll order the 12 week journal next time I order a $200 cart 😜
I am so happy for you that you have achieved your goal. I love that you have documented the food analysis and how the food influence the weight trend. This is very fascinating and very informative. Although this 90 days journey is not easy for you, but I am really happy for you that you are able to overcome this Journey and thrive at the end of this 90 days journey. You are truly an inspiration. 😊
Im so proud of you!
Congratulations Cassey on completing your 90 day journey!!!!
I’m so happy for you 😄😄
I’m going to start my own journey as fast as I can find my “why”
You have been an inspiration and strength to me.
Congratulations on loving you! I still struggle with this but I’m working on it. I just need to love myself more than food. Especially when I’m on my period.
Wonderful! Been following you for years and love seeing your journey…wishing you continued happiness!
Thank you so much Cassey for sharing this experience with all of us – I really enjoyed as well (I used to always watched videos on Youtube but when you began your journey, I started enjoying reading a little bit more than binge watching videos – and because of you, I even plan to start a blog soon on my personal time after work). You are really inspiring, at least for me. What I receive when I read this article is love for your body, and experimenting with your own body everyday (which I think makes it really fun!!). I really enjoyed you set your goals that high and you reached it by enjoying it!! You are a really lovely person and you showed us how much you are taking action to reach your own dreams. Yesterday I though about you when I did a Zumba class (I stopped a while ago and forgot how enjoyable that was for me). Thank you for spreading love, inspiration and happiness! Love to you <3
Can’t say Enough how proud I am of you Cassy! -Love from Canada
Congratulations Cassey! You were so strong and dedicated throughout this whole thing and I’m so happy that you not only reached your goals, bit that you surpassed them. I knew you could do it!
Your results are so amazing, but more importantly, I’m so glad that you FEEL better and that you’re a better version of yourself! I’m super impressed at how you gathered your own data and really approached this whole journey with your whole head and heart. And I think that’s probably why a good number of people reacted badly to it. It’s always scary and risky to be honest and true to ourselves, never mind for a public figure like you. But as hard as the negativity has been on you, you should be so proud of yourself for standing firm on your values and continuing down your path the way you felt was best.
I’ve fallen off the workout train a bit recently, but this really inspires me to get back to it and do it with a plan in mind! Thank you for being so open and honest, it’s been super fun following your journey. 🙂
Same with me. I have fallen off the workout wagon mainly due to health issues but I plan on getting back on starting today. I am going to do her beginners workout calendar and then start doing the regular monthly calendars.
This is so amazing!! I am very proud of you. In your journey I have also stayed honest about my “Why.” My why has more to do with getting a knee replacement at such a young age. It has hindered my life for the last 2 years and In July I weighted in at 225 and I am now at 205. My body feels good and light which will be great for the knee replacement. Also your workouts have made it possible for me to stay strong and keep the strength in my legs. In the future I will have to get the other knee replaced but I hoping later rather then sooner. Thank you for sharing all that you do with all of us. For me it has been an inspiration! Thank you Cassey!!
Cassey thank you for sharing your journey. I wanted to say that As the year 2020 approaches, I am actually finding myself choosing to embark on a very similar journey to achieve the best version of myself. The difference is that I need to gain weight. I’ve physically, mentally, and emotionally gone through a lot over the past several years in trying to recover from a past eating disorder, recovering from anemia, having a baby, and dealing with the constant issues of migraines. I am hoping to figure out how to uncover my love for fitness and rediscover myself again. I am scared and do wish I had someone to help guide me along the way. Knowing that I’m not the only one going through these things does help.
You look good, girl. Nice!
Cassie, you are so very inspiring.
Congrats for beginning and finishing even if there were struggles. Major achievement! You look awesome and your WHY brought you through!
Congratulations! You pursued a worthy endeavour and nailed it!
I love you Casey. Not in a weird internet fan/Stan kind of way but I genuinely appreciate your authenticity, your strength, your vulnerability and your courageous spirit. You do more than just work out — as you let your light shine you give me (and I’m sure many others) the courage to let my light shine. 🙂 Keep doing your thing girl!!!
I’m glad you did this for yourself and had the strength to post this publicly. I love the honesty and your dedication. I’ve been following your workout videos for a couple years now and I’ve always loved how real you are especially in your videos. You tell it how it is, and when it burns and how hard it is, and your energy is amazing! Lots of Love!!
So proud of you Cassey! You seem so happy and look amazing!!😘😘😘
I love that you did this for you and no one else. Do what will make you the happiest that you can be.
And, the obsessive nerd in me is absolutely loving all of the data, charts, tables, and graphs. I do this all the time with my monthly goals, as well.
Way to go Cassey!! I’m so glad you had Sam to help you through it all and to help you realize that it’s about what makes you happy. My husband is just as support and it makes my heart happy that you too have this joy ❤️❤️ I’m so proud you stuck with it. Your results inside and out are truly amazing!
I just want to say you have always inspired me. I have followed you for years and you have always been authentic to me. Don’t let the nay sayers drag you down. You look amazing and the fact that you feel amazing too is what it’s all about!! I want to do this 90 day journey before my wedding next year! So exciting thank you for this push! Xo
There is so much judgement out there, it’s remarkable of someone (especially with such high stakes in play) to not be afraid of speaking out her truth. Thanks for this breath of fresh air!
Wow! Congrats on reaching your goals. How did you chart everything to create the graph?
Youre amazing! Loved following along with your journey!
Congratulations! You look amazing! Thank you for sharing your journey so openly and publicly with us and the world. Its an inspiration!
Cassey! So very proud of you! LOVE the data and how you analyzed your body to diet. Great job! Valuable info! YOU ROCK!
Also Cassey I would absolutely love to know like your top 5 snacks, lunches, etc. from this challenge were, as I am in the middle of one of my own and I need some food inspiration. Thank you xx
Kathy, I am so beyond thrilled and proud of you! Will you ever do another 90-day Journey again because I thoroughly enjoyed following this one on the daily! 🙂 you’ve gotten me on a blog reading train! Also, will you be taking the DNA test again to see if anything has changed?
Just bought the journal. I don’t see why people hate on people trying to improve themselves. Anyways, you definitely inspired me to do my own 90 day journey that I will try to stick to.
YOU GO, GIRL!!!! I’m glad you stayed true to yourself, ultimately ignored the haters, and kept going to successfully crush this journey! ❤️❤️❤️ I’m looking forward to reading your part 2 as well. Sending love to you and yours!! ❤️❤️
Glad you got to your goals. Please spend more time with family and friends. Be at peace.
I have been following and was so excited for you. You inspire me and the graphs and info is AWESOME. You rock and thank you
Congratulations Cassey!!! So happy you were able to achieve your goals on your own terms!
Congrats! So happy for you! I was doing this 90 day journey with you and it was so amazing to have someone else to follow, have fun with, and struggle with. Thanks so much for blogging this and for posting about it on YouTube too (that’s primarily where I follow you). I went from 150.4 to 134.3 🙂 I’m looking and feeling so much better, confident, and more like myself! And I’m not stopping! My journey isn’t over yet, and I’m loving it too. I think keeping track of numbers and foods has given me more information about myself and empowered me to make better and more conscious decisions. Thanks so much! All the best to you!
Cassey! You go!
I am so happy, so inspired, so liberated by your sharing. What I realized is that you can love yourself and improve on it. Just like if you love your house but see improvements that need to be made. You don’t love it less – just want to improve on it. Thank you for sharing your analytical approach. There were so many things to bear in mind as I consider my own approach to self-improvement. Congratulations!
I started doing your workouts in 2009. I did not even have internet at home I would download them onto my kindle fire while I was at work so I could take them at home, lol. You’ve always been a huge inspiration for me, I adore your workouts and personality. I did worry back when you did the bikini computation, because I had heard how hard that can be on your body. This journey was different, I could tell you were enjoying the food, the data collecting, and it was for you, not a coach or judges. I’m so happy for you, you deserve to be proud ❤️ 💪 thank you for years of killer workouts and the fun of watching my friends die when I talk them into doing it with me! We love you 💜
I’m so darn proud of you!
Dam Cassey. My mad respect to you. At least you won’t die wondering one day what if, cause you’ve reached your peak. Thanks for inspiring me 🙂 I actually have no idea where to begin, but I will get there.
I had no idea that you were the same weight as me before the 90 day challenge – I’m currently 137 – I always assumed you weighed significantly less than me – which really goes to prove the point you were making in the body comparison video about our subjective ideas of what a certain weight looks like. You’ve also given me a perspective on what I steps I could take to overcome my current plateau.
Also – I am HERE for badass Cassey!!
Congrats Cassie! How did you calculate your body fat %? I’ve been using a weight gurus scale/app and idk how accurate it is…
Woops Cassey* Hehe
This is so inspiring!! Lately my body (because of college) has been rapidly gaining weight and I have reached the highest weight and largest I have ever been… This is concerning me greatly but seeing these results and how happy you were (and are!!) has inspired me to consider some lifestyle changes! I hope to be as successful as you, Cassey! 🙂 Keep being YOU.
Omg! I’m literally so proud of you Cassey! I can imagine how difficult this journey was but your dedication and will power has inspired me. I really thought you looked great beforehand but this transformation is AMAZING!!! It shows to me that I can always continue to improve and that it’s hard work that gets us where we want to be. Thank you for sharing this journey with us~ it’s definitely been inspiring to me and I hope you continue to inspire us, regardless of the negativity. X
I love the focus of your journey, Cassey! Just from looking at the photos, the physical changes that I noticed immediately were those of a stronger body. So proud to follow you and do your workouts because the main focus is on positivity and on a healthy lifestyle.
Congrats, girl!! You look amazing!! I really love how you made this a little experiment too, and made these graphs because it is really interesting for this budding scientist/someday physician to see this!! I would love to see some follow up so we could track the trends for longer than 3 months to see what exactly your body decides to do!! I am very VERY inspired to be more cognitive of my exercise and nutrition!! Can’t wait for part 2! 🙂
Congratulations. This takes alot of dedication and mental strength. You look INCREDIBLE. You are incredible. You’re one to the 1st people I found on my fitness journey and you made working out so enjoyable. I hope you disregard the bullshit of the naysayers. I absolutely adore you and i wish you and your family the very best!
Much love girl, glad you could crush your goals!! Now help us crush ours too! 😉
Cassey!! I don’t often comment on the internet, but I just want to say you have always been an encouraging force in my life and fitness journey. I am so happy you pursued a path to rediscover yourself! We all need that! You model for all of us good habits. I’m sorry others are so critical, but there are so many out there like myself who support you <3 Can't wait to hear about part 2!
So proud of you, Cassey~!!!!! You did this for you, and you CRUSHED IT! And honestly, you deserve nothing less than your best for yourself. Keep being amazingly, authentically you!
I think this is sad! 🙁 You looked so healthy (and very in shape!) and perfectly feminine in the before picture <3 I know you're a fitness girl and most fitness girls think being very lean and extra toned (or worse…muscly!) is ideal. I just think it's sad that so many girls don't appreciate the way their bodies look naturally (in a healthy weight range, I mean). It's one thing if you're actually overweight and want to be a healthy weight, but you already *were* a healthy weight. Light exercise and eating whatever you like in moderation is all anyone ever needs to attain and maintain their ideal weight. I just feel bad that you're pushing yourself so hard all the time. I know you say you enjoy it (along with cutting so many foods out!), but it's hard for me to believe that you genuinely do. I'm not trying to be mean and this has *nothing* to do with body-posi whatever (i'm not one of those people, lol), I just don't get why girls like to rebel against biology and exercise their femininity away. I know that it's scary if your weight is higher than it's ever been, but how long have you been into fitness? If you've been exercising and pushing yourself this much (and controlling food to this degree) for your entire teen and adult life, have you ever given your body the chance to settle into its natural state since your teens? Maybe your body *wants* to be 130 something lbs. Maybe that's the fat level that's healthiest for you, considering how hard you have to work to maintain 120 lbs. I hope you care about what your body is trying to tell you <3
I don’t think this is sad at all, in fact, this journey has been very encouraging and positive to us all. May I ask if there’s anything wrong with a woman wanting to be a better version of herself, FOR HERSELF?
And why can’t people of healthy weight lose weight? Can’t people be better versions of themselves as long as it makes them happy?
To be honest, no matter whichever weight we were at doesn’t matter as long as what we’re doing makes us happier. If Cassey embarked on this 90 day journey to become happier, why shouldn’t she? I don’t think this is rebelling against biology, or exercising away feminity. What does that even mean? A lot of us truly enjoy exercising and eating healthy, I don’t see what’s wrong with that. I would choose to think you’re not accepting reality if you refuse to make changes that can improve your life tremendously. Seriously, change is the only constant!
I know your comment wasn’t negative or aggressive in any sense, but I can’t seem to agree with what you said. A human’s body may have different set points, and you can always work to achieve that new set point. I don’t understand why you think going against the status quo is a bad thing.
There’s nothing wrong with aspiring to be a better version of yourself, but an important question is *why* is skinnier necessarily better if you’re already a healthy weight? I never said people should refuse to make changes that could genuinely make their lives better, I just think that the “improvements” that so many girls strive for are totally bogus! This aspiration for hard, accentuated muscles and very low body fat is unfeminine because girls need that fat to maintain healthy hormones, reproductive system, etc. I don’t understand this strong, muscly, ultra-lean girl aesthetic, why? It’s so unnatural.
Eating healthily and exercising are great, but many people’s ideas of what that actually *is* are wrong. Cutting out half of the food pyramid and exercising till you drop are absolutely unhealthy and go against your body’s natural cues.
Cassey was already fit and exercising. I just think it’s unnatural and unhealthy working so hard to force your body to do something when it’s in a practically perfect balance to start with. I don’t think she’s truly happier, I think she uses exercise and diet as a coping mechanism. She seems to thrive on structure and control, and currently on a dopamine high from reaching a big goal. I just read Cassey’s *new* post, and my point’s still the same (and even more!): she wanted something to control because other people’s opinions and reactions are uncontrollable. What she *really* needs is to learn how to be comfortable with herself (inside and out) and start getting used to not caring as much about people’s stupid opinions and reactions. I wish she’d give herself a break <3
I’m so proud of you! This has been great to watch! Love reading the daily blogs and I’m so glad you are reclaiming your personal happiness!! You look great before but you look so much stronger and happier after! Thank you for all you do! 💖 also thanks for the fit journal coupon code! I’m on the second to last week of my current one so perfect timing!
I have loved every second of your 90 day journey. I don’t watch every single video you upload, and even I was noticing how down you seemed before you started, and how much you are loving life and yourself now. This is by far my favourite transformation ever. I’d love to be able to do this myself sometime!
Wow Cassie you have done amazing, you should be so incredibly proud of yourself! I don’t normally comment on here but I started doing your workouts at the start of the year, due to work and study I was finding it difficult to get the the gym and found working out at home more suitable, and you have helped me become way more strong, confident and see working out in a different light. I also do martial arts and your workout have helped so much in that as well. What I’m trying to say yet is that you give so much to so many people and you deserve to be truly happy! Proud popster wishing you happiness and HOPE YOU KEEP CRUSHING IT!! Sending love all the way from Scotland! P.S. love all the dance videos! 💪💕🤩💃
You look beautiful and healthy in both pics. Keep doing you. I love watching your journey
I just want to point out a few things. First of all, I am really happy that you made it. It motivated me to start a similar journey!
Second… the reasoning you did was a bit curious in the graph part… We all know that protein is good for weight loss (since it take more energy to use than carbs or fat), so it totaly makes sense that with a higher intake your weight decreased, so this one might make sense… And as you said every body is different and might need diferent things, but I noticed two things: All your reasoning (more protein=weight loss, less fat=weight loss and more carbs=weight loss, not directly but more or less is what you seem to mean) was done WHILE being in a caloric deficite (and each time you consumed less calroies, which we all know leads to weight loss)! Which means that this reasoning might not be right 😅 (it is not a critisism, just something I thought was interesting to point out!) Also, you said that the genetic test recomended you to eat fewer carbs (arround 40% of your diet), but the graphs show how the more carbs you ate the better… well, in the graph it looks like your % of carbs by the end of the journey was arround 40%! So maybe the genetic test was kind of right? It would be very interesting to try to eat according to the macros they reccomended, because they might be right! (Your tendency in fat and protein at the end of the journey was the one reccomended in the genetic test too I think!)
Good luck with whatever comes next 💞
Well done , Casey! Well done!
Hey Cassey, thank you for sharing this! 🙂 I have been following you for years because of how authentic and genuine you are. Love watching your videos and watching your own personal journey. Haters gonna hate.. let them be! Thanks for showing us how strong you are, mentally and physically!
Wow!!!! Cassie, this is something I would like to challenge myself to do and you’re such an inspiration get my head out my ass and do something “out the box”. Super happy for you and thank you so much for sharing this wonderful journey!!!!
Way to go girl!!! Im sooooo happy to hear all the positive things you said about yourself and your journey. It really saddened me to hear about all the negativity you were dealing with as you shared your feelings and thoughts with us all…as women we should try to lift each other up. Letting your light shine bright does not diminish anyone else’s light . You keep shining my friend.
Congratulations Cassey! 🙂 you are an inspiration. Just stay true to yourself, that’s what matters 😉 lots of love, Charlotte
This is amazing, Cassey! It’s been really sad to see the negative comments throughout this journey but it’s really inspiring to see you push through it.
Hey Cassey! Have been following you for YEARS and have to say that your at-home workouts got me going to the gym this year! I have a feeling I won’t be looking back! I believe you posted this on your Instagram at the perfect time for me as I’ve fallen off my fitness wagon a little bit and I miss the Summer-me where I felt my absolute best mentally and physically! This 90 day transformation you’ve achieved has completely inspired me to try to push myself and to try new things- I, myself, would LOVE to try dance classes! I hope you’re completely chuffed with yourself because you’ve worked so damn hard for this! I’m READY to put myself first again! Thanks so much for posting this. I’m really looking forward to reading the second part! Lots of love, Liv from London, UK x
First of all WELLDONE on such a great achievement.. I really really love this. And also thank you so much for sharing this journey, it’s truly inspiring ❤🎉
Cassey. There is a HUGE difference! You rock girl, don´t ever give up.
Don´t worry, I dare to say much more people understood your journey and supported you, we just really occasionally leave comments.
But after reading this I just had to.
You are an amazing inspiration. I wish people would stop spread hate and stop acting like they know the best.
I love you girl, God bless.
Don´t get discouraged!
Oh Cassey! As a long term follower (since 2011/2012), I can’t even tell you how happy I am to see you go on this journey and come out of it you again. I got so frustrated reading negative comments from people along the way, and I was worried about how that might be affecting you. Good on you for staying true to your goals and yourself. All of your Popsters are so proud 😍
YES! So proud! So proud of a woman with a plan, a supportive family she has placed herself in, and the bravery to take that ambition public for a whopping and relentless 90 days. Thank you for the continued inspiration and motivation on every level!
Cool. Thx for taking me on your journey. I’m gonna do that start of 2020.
What’s that test you did? Is it somewhere online?
You look great both ways! I’ve watched your videos that last four to six years, crazy, and you look so much happier and confident with yourself than you do. Although I am a plus size/overweight woman and loved the curves you had before to be honest whatever makes you feel happiest. You seem to have really grown in this journey and I can’t wait to see how your content will change with you over time. You’ll seem like a good friend or family member to me and I hope you continue to be you!
Congratulations on achieving your goal Casey
WoW Casey I am so glad you got your results and more. You are truly dedicated and truly an inspiration. I love how you can always stay true to yourself and stay positive, since following you for the past 7 years now. Congrats love, enjoy it!
Yay Cassey!! Congrats on reaching your goals! Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us. You are fabulous!
Wow… I’m super proud of you. You did it girl. Congratulations.🥳🥳🥳 And yes we surely noticed the butt lift😄. And your Abs are goals 💃🏽💃🏽. You literally just became my Motivation. Thank you Casey❣️.
Wow. I found this so interesting. Why not invest in yourself?! It’s definitely given me some ideas. Glad you found what worked for you Cassey!
I’m so proud of you, you look amazing and seems to feel a lot better ! Cant wait to read part 2 😉 you’re so inspiring, thank you for let us go with you into this journey ! Have a nice week-end, you deserve it <3
Aww Cassey I’m so happy that you’re happy and loving yourself! I felt so much of that love reading this. CONGRATULATIONS! I hope you feel this way forever, thank you for everything and keep on being the amazing person you are! Love yoy! ❤❤❤
I’m so inspired by your journey and reflections! You’re such a wonderfully motivated, hard working, dedicated person. I really appreciate how honest you have been with us readers – not only on this journey, but also in general by opening up about your own past mistakes. You make yourself vulnerable but it is exactly this honesty and integrity that makes following your journey so exciting and inspiring! I’m so happy for you!
You look amazing!!Thank you for being so real and honest about your journey! It’s really inspiring to see someone want to change and improve (both inside and out)and stick to it!
Excellent work..!! Congratulation!!
Well done babe you look Beautiful😘😘
I love your work. I mean I understand how Hard is to be in spotlight and to be critisized so much about every thing you doung but its so inspiring to see all your journey, your passion and dedication. Keep going 😍
I’m so happy for you. You look amazing and it’s so inspirational to see you happy and flourishing.
congrats, that is really impressive! Do you have any insights on which workouts were most effective, and how did that track with your weight loss? Did you switch up workouts or were you fairly consistent with amount of cardio vs weights?
So happy you journaled your journey to find what works for you! I’ve been doing this method for sooooo long! Now I can easily do it in my head. You weigh exactly what I do and let me tell you that extra 17 pounds on me personally would be so uncomfortable! This is something I recommend so many people to try because it is the only way to find out what works for each individual. Thanks for sharing xox
Congratulations! You are amazing and your mental toughness is admirable!!
You look absolutely terrific! I love seeing before and after photos. I was curious on how the diet would work considering the exercise you do and now especially with dance included. I think I’m still figuring out what works for me, but so far it seems to be good. I just worry about the plateaus I will have to face at some point but I may do something similar and try to adjust carbs and protein when I need to. Thank you for sharing your results. I look forward to part 2!
This is amazing. Well done. Having said that, It doesn’t matter what other people think, if you have done what you wanted, you should be most proud of that
You are such an inspiration Casey ! congrats on this wonderful journey to re discovering your potential authentic self. Keep up the good work 😘
I have really enjoyed reading about your 90 day journey and I think you for being real and honest with us your readers. It encourages me as I am trying to loose some weight myself. Your results are amazing also, the definition in your arms and back is crazy!
Amazing results inside and out!! Thank you for being so honest about your journey. I am still dumbfounded by the people who were so negative to you…it is so odd to me that you trying to better yourself made other people lash out. Way to go!!!
Well done. A great goal to get healthy. You inspire me to make the a goal for myself 🙂
I know this is definitely not what Cassie wants to hear, but I think it’s pretty obvious she’s masking some deeply rooted body image issues through this challenge. I’m not claiming she has an ED definitively, but it doesn’t appear there’d be any other reason for embarking on a journey where you lose over twenty pounds in three months unless there’s something serious lurking there. As someone who’s struggled severely with disordered eating for several years and is just now trying to work through it, I hid my restriction as a young teen for a long while under the guise of healthiness. being the thinnest you can within a ‘healthy’ range isn’t always the healthiest — and in fact Cassie’s before body looks amazing and is likely her natural set point. very few of us are meant to be this small once we are mature adults. now I’m not criticizing Cassie personally, she is a very kind person. however I think it’s very unfair for her to label any feedback on what she’s doing EXTREMELY PUBLICLY as negative because it’s something she’s doing for herself — she’s still posting it online for her millions of followers, and after she has recently been linked to a more body positive stance. if you have to workout and weigh yourself everyday and track every calorie to maintain this weight, it’s not one that will be realistically maintained for years. maybe she doesn’t have disordered eating yet, but obsessing over these markers is a common way we head down that horrible path. I hope rather than brushing this criticism aside she’ll take it into consideration — is she really doing this for herself or her health or is it to fit some sizeist beauty standards and aesthetics in society? I wish at the very least she’d be transparent, because a real journey of improvement and self care (considering she’s already in very good shape) would be more about how you feel physically and mentally without worrying about weight or meaningless factors.
I’m sorry you feel this way, but I think you need to realize that you FEEL this way. You come from your own experience of eating disorders. That is not what this is. This is something Casey has taken seriously to a professional level. This is simply your opinion. There is nothing wrong with weighing yourself daily for tracking progress and using accountability. Her BMI and her numbers are still within the healthy ranges and she has used a lot of this to BUILD MUSCLE. She utilized various exercised and nutritional aspects.
I’m sorry you dealt with your situation but you are projecting.
You clearly didn’t read her blog post. She addressed the ED thing and all of that in her post. You sound like you’re projecting onto her. She knows what she’s doing and documented all of it over the course of 90 days. Her journey was never solely about weight like you’re trying to make it out to be. It was always about how she wanted to feel and improve herself so she felt her best. She’s someone who needed a lot of structure and documentation to meet those goals. Her methods won’t work for everyone. That’s why it’s her journey.
Sorry Cate – you’re totally projecting here. You need to stop looking for issues in others when they’re really unresolved issues that you’re carrying. I applaud you for being open about your struggles, but to say Cassey wasn’t transparent or that she’s measuring “meaningless factors” is unfair and untrue; she didn’t hide a thing and she put that data out there to show the actual path her physical body took. Everyone is different and if you don’t like her approach and don’t think it would work for you, don’t do it, but don’t hate on her because it’s HER choice. Focus on your own health and when you shift your mindset away from deprivation and fear and towards abundance, you won’t invent issues in others that don’t necessarily exist. Clearly, you are young, and I sincerely hope you are getting the assistance and education you need to give you a wider perspective so that you can face and eradicate whatever experiences caused you to kick your own ass in the first place. Until such time, please don’t make assumptions about others and certainly don’t suggest a medical diagnosis without the credentials and experience to do so.
I appreciate your kindness and respect but why is it that anyone who dares to constructively criticize Cassey gets accused of projecting? I fully accept I’m not healed yet, but my experiences with ED behaviour has allowed me to see so clearly when someone is engaging in disordered behaviour under the guise of health and self improvement. Why does self improvement equate to weight loss? I have no issue with her going on a journey of health but making it so numerically focused is concerning. I really don’t think this is what true recovery looks like.
Hi Cate – I understand where you’re coming from, as I had similar concerns when Cassey first began her journey. Admittedly, I don’t think Cassey initially did as good as a job differentiating her sense of self from weight loss from the other factors that contribute to her “best self” – but honestly, I think this journey has been helping her with that. From that initial point, it’s clear that she’s found other ways to feel good about her body and how it functions, not just her weight and her appearance. She may not need to log calories now that she’s achieved her goal, but the knowledge of what foods worked/didn’t work/her workout combo during this time will help her readjust back to best-self again in the future. She doesn’t have to be this weight, no. But she does have to bright-eyed and energetic enough (and strong enough!) to keep up the lifestyle she wants. I don’t think this is what true recovery looks like either, (because I don’t think she’s done recovering from her metabolic trauma) but considering that she was willing to drop Keto (even though it was helping her lose weight) in favour of a diet that was more sustainable and fulfilled her in other ways means she is putting her mental and physical health in front of her weight and appearance. And, considering she came out of this journey with more bonuses than the weight loss (better moods, clearer-thinking, a happier approach to physical activity) …I think it’s a huge step in the right direction.
Numbers enable tracking. Some of us like data. For those who can veer towards disordered behavior, data can be dangerous, but it is very important that just because numbers and data read to YOU as disordered doesn’t mean they read as disordered to other people.
Losing weight is not inherently disordered. Tracking calories and weight is not inherently disordered. It can be disordered, but accusing anyone who engages in these behaviors of having an ED or promoting EDs is shortsighted and wildly discounts people who have different experiences and lives than your own.
Maybe this isn’t what “true recovery” looks like to you, but: this is not your recovery. This is her own health journey. You don’t get to compare those two like it’s apples to apples.
I think you need to understand that different things motivate different people. I’m a very logical and number focused person. For me setting specific numerical goals helps motivate me and helps hold me accountable. It also helps keep me on track. I track my weight and calories and I have never had an eating disorder, nor have I ever felt especially bad about my weight. I just use measurements so that I have a way to tell if I’m making progress.
I think you need to understand that she’s not trying to specifically advocate weight loss as self-improvement, but more of self-improvement can also be in the form of weight loss. I understand that being numerically focused can be triggering for you, because I have my fair share of disordered eating encounters as well. But how else would she have tracked her progress? How else could she have been accountable?
Honestly, there is no “true recovery” or “one-size-fits-all” solution. Every single method is different for everyone. It’s her body, her lifestyle, and her choice. I also think you can’t exactly see that clearly if she’s engaged in disordered behaviour. You don’t live with her 24/7, it’s hard to judge just based on the side she expresses online. I think that’s a little reaching tbh.
Cate, you’re totally projecting on Cassie, which is borderline bullying/trolling. Stop making it about yourself.
Cassey I am so proud of you for doing your 90 day challenge! I have been following you since February 2013 and this is the happiest and most authentically you I’ve seen you in a long time! <3 Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us and pushing through the judgmental and hateful people! You are truly an inspiration and you'll continue leaving a mark on numerous people, myself included. I am proud to call myself a POPster <3
THIS IS AMAZING!! THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU!!! And for sharing this inspiring journey… it’s amazing to see how one’s drive and determination can take them to places they never thought possible. You’re amazing!!! No matter what people say, just move forward and do what’s best for YOU! I can’t wait to start my journey!
Just popping on here to say that I’ve been watching since 2013, and I’ve loved you every step of the way. I love that you’re loving yourself, too! Congrats on your health and f*ck the haters <3
This is awesome! Congratulations for totally smashing your challenge! Although I don’t know you, I feel kinda proud of you for all that you have achieved and your ‘why’. Enjoy the next stage and whatever that brings 😊
Good for you! These are amazing results. I have been following you since having my first child in 2008- and now my daughter and I do your workouts together 🙂
Cassey! Congratulations!!! You go girl! You inspire me so much and I am so proud of you. You are truly my inspiration and my hero. I look up to you and love you and everything you do so much. Thank you for your free workouts and workout calendars. Thank you for your joy and motivation. You have had a big positive impact on the way I look at health and fitness. Thank you for doing what you do! You are so unbelievably giving and selfless. God bless you and everything you continue to do in the future.
You are the most inspirational person,never give up and don’t care about others opinion because it’s your life 😍
That’s amazing results! This was for you and I’m glad to hear you learned so much about yourself. At the end of the day, you have to prioritize yourself first. Thank you for sharing your journey!
Dear Cassey, you are such an inspiration! The results are amazing! I hope that you will continue with all the classes you’ve been taking and still eating food that suits you. Your inner glow is showing even more now! Also, never be sorry for being ambitious and wanting the best for yourself! You deserve it! Love you ❤️
I’m so happy for you Cassey, such an amazing job and WELL DONE for daring to find yourself and your voice again <3 I wish you all the best and look forward to following your coming adventures. You are amazing and inspire me every day, thank you!
Thank you for being authentic and honest during your journey. I GEEK out on all the charts and data.
Keep your eye on your compass- you need to do what is right for you.
And what a nice side effect that you look great too!
You have inspired me to begin my own 90 Day Journey. I’m already on Week 3. I started a low carb high fat high protein, and I’m off to a great start. But I will take a cue from your journey when I hit my plateau(s).
❤️ Your workouts!
Congrats! I’m working on creating my own journey similar to yours. May I ask, how did you measure your body fat?
Hey Cassey! You are so inspiring and you prove that one can love their body and still wanting to change it. Your body rocks and you too! I’m planning on also going on a little journey, similar to yours, but maybe i’ll still wait a little bit, till Christmas is over and there is not as much as temptation left. Anyways, thank you so much for sharing! This blog really inspired me. Lots of love!
Hello Cassey! This is my first–and will probably be my last–comment ever on this website. I appreciate that some people like to be part of a community, but I find that people’s comments are often mirrors on themselves, especially when it comes to triggers such as weight. I certainly do see a physical difference in your pictures, but I also see a clearer sense of self, a satisfaction with your ability to trouble-shoot the food, to find exercise you love, and to let us in to what has worked for you. And that’s the trick, isn’t it?
Finding what works for each of us to get us where each of us wants to be. I am so weary of people attacking each other for not being into X enough or being too into X or not understanding what X is. You set out on this journey, and the time is up; this post shows that what you’ve learned during these 90 days is invaluable to you. That’s more than enough. I’ve enjoyed following the posts, and I thank you and Sam and George for letting us follow you.
Last thoughts: I started doing Blogilates when my daughter was at UCLA and she told me about it. I did the Summer Sculpt, after she turned me onto it, and I did it with some other friends. My daughter is getting married, and she now has her fiancee doing Summer Sculpt. Unsurprisingly, he’s amazed at how hard it is. I’m detailing all of this to say how much I appreciate your site, your commitment to bringing us effective, free (!) routines, and the way you share the joy of movement. You rock!
Cassey you look amazing before and after. I’m happy for you that you are happy and you have reached your goals. It’s really sad how everyone has to put a Disclaimer out that this is your personal journey and it’s all for yourself and you just wanted to share the whole journey to your audience. Smh. Some People need to buy a brain and try to use it.
Anyways. I think you have done it in such a slow & steady & healthy way to reach your goals and listen to your body. Honestly this might not before for every one but it doesn’t mean people can’t learn from you and your experience. 💜💙💚💛🧡
Congrats on your weight loss, Cassey. Your 90 day journey is noticeably successful. Can’t believe that only losing 2 inches or almost 2 inches everywhere makes a big difference. I noticed before your waist was straight and now there is a slight curve in your waist.
Wow! I am genuinely amazed. It takes a lot of strength, (especially mental strength) to do some thing like this. I personally have trouble staying motivated for long periods of time. I tend to overdo stuff in the beginning, crash later on, and then just stop. I’m so impressed with how toned you abs and arms became! I am so glad you persevered through all the hate and people trying to get you down and you finished your journey. I personally am really glad you chose to share it with us. I have started to make my own changes in my lifestyle. Even though I’m starting with tiny baby steps I want to be able to look back at myself and be proud of my progress. I am so proud of YOU Cassey for doing this! Congratulations! 🎉🥳
Congratulations! You are glowing, and you look amazing.
This is was sooo interesting to see! I really appreciate you breaking all the numbers down it really shows how not all eating plans are the best for everyone and how trying out different plans is the best option.
I can see a huge difference you look really fit and toned (not that you didn’t before) but it’s just more obvious.
I’m going to begin my own 90 day journey too!
WOOOOOW, that’s amazing!!! Congrats, Cassey! Seeing that you’ve achieved your goals and that you did it your way, that you don’t let those negative comments get to you anymore and, most importantly, that you are feeling all happy and proud of yourself is nothing but pure inspiration. Thank you for sharing all those personal experiences, for showing everyone that changing isn’t a bad thing and for being yourself always. You are doing great, don’t ever stop! Lots of love xxx
Cassey I admire your discipline so much!! You stuck to it and you did it!! Rock on girl! That alone makes it worth it, to make a hard goal and stick to it. So proud of you and thank you for sharing YOU!!
That’s awesome Cassey!! Love the results. I should try doing it too. I usually weigh myself daily, but I think that’s incorrect. How would I weigh my body fat though?
Hi! There is scales that weigh body fat and muscle mass, but I don’t know how accurate they are. I don’t think I was helpfull but… yeah :). Lost of love
I knew there was a reason I loved you. You are so honest and straight up. And although some people get great results with the KETOGENIC DIET, it’s not a one size fits all. Clearly you have to find what works for you and not for everybody else. I appreciated this sooo much. It takes hard work, dedication and consistency. You proved that. Thank you ever so much for sharing.
This is one of the most uplifting and comprehensive transformation results I’ve ever seen, and I try to find them everywhere to be inspired. I look on YouTube and whatnot and I mostly ever see the most restrictive diets and mental lifestyles possible, and it’s plain disheartening because I know I can’t do those kinds of diets AND be happy, which you’ve helped teach me is the point of working out. To enjoy it and feel good about yourself. To see you pushing past all those negative comments while pushing yourself up mentally and physically, and sticking through blogging and journaling it all for us, I couldn’t be more inspired. Thank you Cassey!
Congrats Cassey!! You’ll forever be my favorite blogger <3
Amazing!!! When you first started your journey, you also motivated me to start mine as well. I read every blog post you put out during the 90 days and I’ve learned so much and gained so much motivation when I was starting to lose it. I’ve so far lost 12 pounds with about 18 more to go but I’m feeling so hopeful that I’m going to reach my goals after seeing your results!! I’ve been following you for years now and I’m so glad you’ve gained so much confidence and stopped listening to what every body wants from you and just doing what feels best in your own heart!! ❤️ Thank you so much for what you do!
So happy for you! Wish I could say something more profound, but this absolutely inspiring ❤️
You’re incredible and I absolutely love your perspective on body positivity. You definitely crushed your goals!
Your transformation is amazing!!! I could tell that there were some changes in your body from your videos, but these pictures really show it. I love love love that you saw results even without restricting yourself in a miserable way. SO INSPIRING.
I genuinely don’t see a difference Cassey. Not trying to be mean, but I feel like for such a long, overhyped, meticulously logged, talked about “journey” I would see exactly what this whole thing was about and I really don’t see a huge difference at all?🤔 I often wonder if this is just you being a perfectionist, or if you’re dealing with heavy body image stuff or if you’re just running out of content and knew that a controversial blog journey would turn heads again? But I think this is very anti climatic and it just highlights how pointless this thing was. Three months of your life where you logged everything and busted your butt and it seems like your body is like “I’m actually fine and I’m the way I’m supposed to be. I’m not changing.”
I wonder if you’re going to feel ok with that. I worry this is only the beginning of more pressures and insecurities. Not to mention the negative message of “this skinny body is not skinny enough.”
I don’t know… I know you got a lot of backlash and people were very concerned for you. It’s your journey. I hope you know when to stop. You were too hard on yourself this entire experiment and I see nothing I didn’t see before. You ARE enough, you ARE strong, you ARE powerful. You don’t need to log everything to eat any longer.
Are you for real? There is a huge difference. I mean, I love how Cassey looked before the journey, but you can’t deny there’s a huge difference between those before and after pics, she is much more toned and lost weight.
Yes exactly! And she went through a positive mental change as well. I’m proud of her and it’s sad that some people think that her improving her well being has to be fueled by some ulterior motive such as body image issues or an eating disorder instead of self love.
girl what are you even saying omg!!! are you serious?? you can see a major difference!! She really got where she wanted to be don’t be a hater! I mean she looked bomb before but she looks so much more toned! Literally if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say it at all!
Hey i think you are insecure. She went down to 20% body fat. I’ve gone down to 18-20% body fat and I could tell you it’s not easy at all! And she looks amazing. If there’s something that triggered you annoyed you about her post then keep it to yourself. Her body definitely looks leaner. And it’s amazing she lost 2 inches around her waist.
I think Europe and America has an obesity epidemic so your average person who is overweight, seeing a person get into fitness and their well being can be intimidating. I wish people were less insecure and would actually move and lose weight to make themselves feel better.
First off I realize you must simply be trying to make waves if you don’t see her progress, and I don’t want to be negative towards anyone but if you ARE actually being serious you should get a serious response. If you were in any way qualified to state what a damaging eating mentality looks like, you’d understand how perfectly healthy her mindset and transformation has been, and how it’s a perfect example for others who are trying to feel healthier. I really don’t understand why you’re pushing your seemingly own insecurities (the fact that you don’t think that was a “big enough” transformation says it all) and feelings regarding this subject onto her. If you don’t have anything nice or supportive to say to someone, don’t say it. What you’re doing right now is exactly what could damage someone’s mental health. You’re right she IS enough, strong, and powerful, WHILE doing this entire program for HERSELF.
Completely disagree….what exactly are you looking for? Pictures to look different (which they do)? or are you reading about the journey, the changes, what she learned about her body, etc. Try looking at it again Annie….
I, truly, don’t know how you don’t see a difference! Every body part looks toner, stronger and amazing! And this is me only focusing on her body, without discussing the HUGE change in her confidence and love for herself. I would say the 90 day journey wasn’t in vain, and I’m so happy I followed her for all of it.
The main point of this journey for Cassey was to DO IT FOR HERSELF. I think there’re noticeable changes that she should be really proud of for achieving, and not everyone’s fitness goals will be the same. It’s not all about the external parts either; I’m sure Cassey is feeling stronger, healthier, and just happier. People will always have an opinion and criticism of what her body looks like, when she “needs to stop,” and if she’s “too” skinny, but it’s her story to tell and I think she has inspired so a lot of people through sharing this.
Do you not have functioning eyes? You must be trolling if you genuinely don’t see the obvious physical changes in Cassey’s body. To be honest, I’m not always happy with everything Cassey does, which (as she knows) is to be expected when you’re a public figure as you can’t please the world, so I’m not just blindly defending her. I was actually one of those people who initially had doubts about this whole journey, but that was before I saw how healthy her methods were. Her meals were actually things that I would want to eat, not just sad plates of lettuce and underseasoned chicken! She truly seemed like she enjoyed this process, and there’s nothing wrong with having realistic aesthetic goals.
I totally see differences! But Cassey looked great at the start too.
Hi! I’m sorry to say this, but this is no place for negativity! I know you were not really trying to be negative, but Cassey KNOWS what she is and that she is strong. As she said, she loves her body and only celebrates what it can do. And there is a great difference. Of course she was skinny but now her body is just much more toned and not super underweight. I think Cassey knows how to take good care of herself and will do her best to do it. I’m sorry for this long reply!
It makes sense that you wouldn’t see much of a difference. What mattered the most on this journey was Cassey’s own perception of herself. She understands herself a lot better than any of us could understand her. She feels a lot healthier and sees her own progress. As long as SHE sees a difference and feels more confidence and happy, that’s what makes her journey a success.
Sometimes on my own journey, people wouldn’t see anything different about me. But I can feel it myself, and that’s what I cared about: just being more confident in myself.
Hey Annie, I’m thinking you didn’t read this post at all, and I’m also thinking you need to get a life. Stop projecting your insecurities onto Cassey. Take the time you’ve spent being “very concerned” about Cassey and do some self-exploration about why someone making such tremendous progress would stir up so much resistance and disbelief within you.
Wow Annie, are YOU okay? I get you’re trying to communicate to Cassey that she should feel like she is “enough” with her body, but you basically trashing her 90 days and calling it anti climactic and pointless is disgusting. The 90 days for Cassey went beyond numbers, it signified a mentality shift and rediscovering a former self she thought she had lost (due to criticism from people such as yourself). Why can’t we women be happy for one another? We sabotage ourselves way too often, and we become our own worst enemies. You have a right to criticize and voice your opinion, but please have some respect for somebody who is setting goals, SURPASSING these goals, and trying to make her mark in the world.
You just love to bring people down, don’t you? She began her journey because she wanted to feel good and in control of her body again. What’s so wrong with that? The changes are conspicuous, and I suspect you just want to torment Cassey with your pointless comment.
CASSEY I LOVE YOU AND I GOT TONS OF INSPIRATION FROM YOU!!! YOU HAVE BEEN MY FITNESS ROLE MODEL SINCE I BEGAN WATCHING YOUR VIDEOS IN 2015. Congratulations on your wonderful transformation and on taking back the positive physical and mental condition you wanted. IT’S YOUR BODY, THIS WAS YOUR DECISION, YOU MADE IT HAPPEN, AND I’M SO PROUD OF YOU. 🔥❤🙌🏻🌟😊 Conaiatency is key and in order to make your goals happen, you did what was necessary to progress (journaling); congratulations on that and for working so hard. It 100% paid off. 💖💖
I see where you’re coming from, Annie, but with all due respect, I feel like you’ve grossly missed the point of her journey, and the achievements she accomplished.
While weight loss was one of her goals, it was the vehicle to deliver her to her ultimate, bigger-picture goal, which was to gain insight into the ways that would make her in the best, most authentic version of herself. Yes, she was perfect before, but she is also perfect now. Our love for her would never change regardless – but what has changed is how she feels about herself, and this is the lifestyle in which she feels most reflective of her true self.
Her true self – and her true achievements- isn’t just based on how she looks or how much she weighs. Her biggest achievements, I think, are discovering the things that worked for. Finding a style of eating that didn’t just help her lost weight, but also didn’t give her headaches. A style of eating that also made her feel emotionally fulfilled. This diet was a perfect balance for her.
Her other achievements, I’d argue, is discovering that her instincts about her body were correct. That’s huge! There’s nothing more frustrating than making a food decision and not knowing if it was a worthwhile decision- meaning, that if it is more important to you that you’d rather maintain your current physical state than indulge in the food, then at least now she can make those decisions. Its no different than choosing non-alcoholic drinks because you’d rather nothave a headache the next day. Or, that you’d rather not that yogurt because it makes you break out.
Finally, I would also like to kindly point out that while you may not personally see a difference in her before/after post, it is unkind to call it “anti-climactic”, because her journey was not for you. Her content here was not to give you thrill or inspiration, or fulfill your perceptions of what would have been a “climatic” ending. To say that her change isn’t drastic enough to warrant your attention is to say her change was not commendable or worthwhile, which, to anyone in any state of self-transformative journey, is excruciatingly damaging to hear. Whether someone has lost 5 lbs or a 140 lbs, or no lbs at all and are able to finally get up two flights of steps without taking a break, or if they’ve finally achieved a single sit-up or simply made time for themselves on a consistent journey – it is not your role to judge if they’ve done “enough”. Whatever progress, big or small, that someone has made towards their self-care – it should be celebrated and commended. Life is already hard enough as-is to make any kind of change, much less ones that are sustainable and authentic. I understand your concerns of her perfectionism leaning to eating disorders and that’s absolutely valid – I would also hope that Cassey does differentiate between her sense of self from her weight and looks alone – but from it sounds like from this blog post, she has – and it’s up to us to continue encouraging her and supporting her one those achievements that really count. That she’s finally found her sense of priorities, ways to eat in a way that fulfills her emotionally and physically, and that she has found a balance od activities she genuinely enjoys. This is literally her life, and she’s finally cracked the code in the elements and habits that allow her to live it to her best self.
For that, and for sharing with us this insight, I say -well done, Cassey. Truly well done!
Hi Annie. You might want to get your eyes checked. She lost 17 pounds so you won’t see an overly dramatic difference, but there is a clear difference to those of us that can see fairly well. She met her goals, which is an amazing feat. You may not agree with her methods or even her journey, but she wasn’t doing it for you. She did it for herself. She just took us along for the ride. If this is not your cup of tea, that’s fine. But why spread negativity and try to downplay her accomplishments? You sound like a hater.
Well. You completely missed the point, didn’t you.
Clearly just trying to start drama. Saying you don’t see any difference and then in the same comment saying ‘the skinny body isn’t skinny enough’.
Your first paragraph was honestly unnecessarily mean and rude. Well, it’s okay if you don’t see a huge difference, because that difference matters to Cassey only since it’s HER journey. But did you have to call this self-discovery journey of hers “anti-climatic” and “pointless”? Seriously this is so insulting! Would you feel good if someone called you out for just trying to gain attention after you’ve “busted your butt” for 3 months, living your life to the fullest? You should honestly think before you speak with such words.
Not to mention, you completely missed her point. So what if there is/isn’t an obvious physical change? She became much HAPPIER with HERSELF in general. This just goes to show how you, just like many others in today’s society, still focus solely on the physical body. This is exactly why there is a need for body positive movements and such. Why can’t people look beyond the physical? How about the mental and emotional?
This is so frustrating. People really need to learn to stop judging others solely based on their physical appearance. It is inevitable, but at least let’s not be mean about it.
And to add on, objectively speaking, her “difference” was actually realistic. Many weight loss programs, trainers, medicine etc all claim to have amazing weight loss results within short periods of time. Those might be unrealistic (since it differs for different people), but things like “10kg in a month” are utter bullshit I may call. If you’re expecting a shocking transformation then I guess you’ve come to the wrong place, because Cassey does not promote unrealistic or untrue methods of weight loss.
Also, such comments that you and many others make can be extremely triggering for people, especially young girls, with low self-esteem, or even disordered eating issues.
I’m so happy and proud of you reaching your goal and keep your head above water despite everything!!!! I followed your journey and am impressed truly. Thank you for sharing these records and your reflection of it. It musn’t have been easy.
Big love to you ❤❤❤
A veteran fan 😉
I could tell you that you look amazing but that’s pretty obvious! But you set a fantastic example for every woman during the last 90 days. Congratulations, Cassey, keep being this truly inspirational person!
Ps: Please keep blogging more, I’m really going to miss reading your posts everyday
great job Cassey! I enjoyed following your 90-day journey and learned a lot with you along the way
Cassey I’m so proud of you and very much thankful for inspiring me every day. Love you, stay true to yourself.
I miss your cute chubby cheeks 😥, but other than that, you’re POPPIN’ gurl!!!!!!💪🔥❤
I am SO SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU❤️ I k ow that this journey really was something for you alone but thank you for sharing it with us. You motivate me and thousands of other people and made me realize once again that only I can discover what is best for my own body and that will guide me in this fitness world😊 I’ve been enjoying your videos since 2012 and I will continue to do so! Much love and many hugs!!
so proud!! happy that u crushed the 90 days!!
Cassey, I’ve been so excited for you from day 1 of your journey and was absolutely sure you would crush your goals, and you did! I’m getting sooo emotional reading this post and this Is just about the physical changes, I’ll probably need more tissues for part 2! 🙂
Anyway, just wanted to add that you’ve been such an inspiration for me, it is a very testing and frustrating time for me and when I’m feeling really sad I just think “look what Cassey did for her own happiness!” And then I feel a little stronger to move on… I cant wait to crush 2020 with you, the fitplanner and the popflex community!
Seeing you put this much care into your health is inspiring 🤩
Thank you for sharing and being so open! Love how structured you are! Always feel safe when I am not in the gym I can get a great workout with you. Even my cats 🐈 approve 😁 but now I see it is possible to follow other set of goals though my ambition is not so high!
With love from Oslo,
Absolutely loved this. I am now seriously starting my 90 day journey. Trying to think of my rules with working 2 jobs. But I’m going to do it.
You looked great in day 1, and nos you look amazing, Cassette 🙂 No, you don’t have an ED, you’re not promoting them and you are not obsessed over you body or looks. Wanting to imptove doesn’t mean any of the above are involved. Good job!
I’m so sorry for the stupid autocorrect 🙁
* It’s Cassey, you’re obviously not a cassette.
*now you look amazing