Bikini Thoughts + Pamper Me Fabulous Giveaway!

Bikini Thoughts + Pamper Me Fabulous Giveaway!

Hey POPsters!

I just got back from LA this morning! Landed in SF and headed RIGHT to training. This stuff is getting serious. I will be on stage in just 12 days. 12 days!!??? What!!????

That is like nothing. I really can’t believe it. I keep watching YouTube videos of the bikini pros who have stellar muscle tone and definition from years of training, but I have to remember that I am competing at an amateur level! So all will be fine. I will bring the best package I’ve got and I know I will have a great time. The journey so far as been a rewarding one and I am falling in love with weight training all over again.

While in LA, some friends were asking about about my obvious weight loss and were pinching me like a specimen or something.

“Oohhh those thighs, so toned!” *grabs my quad*

“Whaaa, your waist! Much tinier!” *pinches my ab fat*

Hahaha, pretty funny, a little uncomfortable, but I do not mind. All I say is that it is clean dieting, double cardio sessions, and heavy weight lifting! Seriously. And in that order too. I am working hard because I want to look good on stage and I want all of my sweat and tears prove it.

Today Kip, my trainer, shared some insight that stuck with me. He said something along the lines of “Bodybuilding is unlike any other sport. In tennis or soccer or football, you train and train and train but if you make a mistake on game day, you lose. In fitness competitions, you train and train and train and on game day you just show up with your best package. There’s no mistakes that can really be made.” He’s right, all the work that needs to be done is being done NOW. So every minute that I can spare to prepare myself for the competition, I’ll do it. So I’m putting in my cardio time at the gym after teaching AND after training.


I got my jewelry this weekend too! Sparkly bangles! A huge ring! Big hoop earrings! Swarovski crystals for my bikini! This was probably the most fun part of prepping for a bikini comp – haha. I have 2 bikinis actually – one hot pink and one cheetah. Not sure which I will wear yet but I am decorating both. It’s gonna come down to which fits me best on show day and which looks better on my super tanned body. Secretly I want the cheetah to work out but I have a feeling it might blend with my skin tone.

Anyway! Thanks to all the POPsters who came out to Hollywood to workout with me! Had a blast at the meetup. If you weren’t able to come…well you’re in luck. I will be doing another class up in San Francisco on May 13th! Not a regular meetup, but as a guest teacher at Pamper Me Fabulous. It’s a super cool event that a fellow female entrepreneur I know is hosting. It’s all about relaxing, indulging, and getting quality YOU time in for all things, fitness, health, beauty, and luxury! Think gift bags, mani’s, pedi’s, cupcakes, pictures, massages, pilates, yoga, shopping, juicy fireside chats…yeah!

I’ll be teaching a POP Pilates class, 2 actually I think, and I’d love it if some of my POPsters could come! To make it easier, Pamper Me Fabulous offered to give away 3 pairs of tickets to 3 deserving gals and their moms (or girlfriends, grannies, aunties, sisters etc.) So that 6 tix total!

All I need you to do is answer this question…

“What’s the one thing that always makes you feel FABULOUS?’

Only enter if you are local (in the SF Bay area) or are willing to commit and travel to the event on May 13th! For everyone else who wants to come but doesn’t have much luck winning, here’s a promo code just for you! You get 20% off the ticket price of $42 with the code “pop”. You can get tix here.

So I’ll be picking 3 winners at random  by the end of the week, so Friday! Best of luck to ya. Much love,


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  1. Jenny Wong says:

    Are the winners announced yet? I hope I didn’t miss anything. I really want to take my mom to this event and give her a well deserved girls day!

  2. Shiv says:

    This may sound crazy. However I feel fabulous when I go back home and my mom gives me a compliment on my weight loss. It’s been a struggle between the two of us. She always felt a little hurt by my clean eating, since that meant her cooking wasn’t always what I could eat. However, whenever I get that compliment or she says she’s happy and proud of me, I can’t help but feel more fabulous and comfortable in my own skin. If my mom can be proud of my journey, then so should I. That smile she gives me makes me feel more fabulous than anything I know. Goodluck girl. Make Fremont Proud!

  3. Rocelia Iniguez says:

    What makes me feel fabulous, is when my husband or kids give me a complement. For example I may feel like a hot mess and my son (who’s 4) will say “mom you are the prettiest mom” That can change my whole attitude about myself around quicker than anything else.

  4. Jenny Wong says:

    A good workout, a nice bath, a facial, and a good nights rest always makes me feel fabulous.

  5. Angela H says:

    Always feel faboulse in a new pair of jeans and heels 🙂

  6. Amanda Hutto says:

    I feel fabulous when my friends compliment me ♥ It makes all the work I put into it that much better.

  7. Jeanette S. says:

    I always feel fabulous after a run with my boyfriend. He is a US Marine and he always motivates me to run fast and train hard! He just got home from 8 months away so it’s nice to get back in shape with him by my side 🙂 good luck at your competition!! 🙂

  8. Niki says:

    I feel fabulous during swim meets on hot, sunny days!

  9. Katelyn says:

    I feel fabulous after a good run where my asthma doesn’t kick my butt.

  10. Liz says:

    I’m a toddler teacher and college student, who is working hard to be better, faster and stronger. And I feel fabulous when I get a chance to sweat at work with my kids and get to hear their little giggles when they stretch with me after a good hard play outside.

  11. Fadwah says:

    What makes me fabulous is working out hard, knowing that all the time I put in is accomplished. Also eating clean and staying away from all those tempting junk foods…. 🙂

  12. My says:

    a nice dinner and bottle of wine always make me feel fabulous 🙂

  13. Rebecca M says:

    I feel fabulous when I straighten my hair and after I have a great workout!

  14. lillian says:

    one thing that always makes me feel fabulous is having my nails painted! After a good workout of course.

  15. Michele Patterson says:

    Getting back from a hard run where I pushed myself to run faster/further than before always makes me feel FABULOUS!

  16. Sarah says:

    I feel fabulous after I have given everything I have in a run.

  17. Gina says:

    A mani/pedi!

  18. Sami says:

    What makes me feel FABULOUS is reaching a goal and then setting a new higher goal! I love the feeling of accomplishment and then the feeling of accepting a new challenge! Currently, that, for me is my cardio. I have just recently been on my exercise bike for 45 minutes which is the best I have ever done! Now my goal will be 50 minutes!

  19. amy q says:

    OH and please dont take my comment as an entry, i just wanted to share/give my two cents cause you know thats what girls love to do.

  20. amy q says:

    i feel utterly fabulous after a tough, KILLER workout to head to the mirror and watch my back and shoulders sweat (creeps, i know :3)
    love you cassey! GOOD LUCK ON YOUR COMPETITION!!!!

  21. Brittney says:

    I always feel fabulous after a hard bodypump gym class or a relaxing yoga session!

    Good luck in your competition! You’re looking amazing!

  22. Serena says:

    I feel fabulous after group exercise classes! The sense of accomplishment is amazing! 😀

  23. Sarinaa ' says:

    What makes me feel fabulous is the fact that after I do a workout , the next day , I get this awesome pain renching feeling throughout my body . And I love it ! Cus I know that im actually gaining muscle and loosing fat !

  24. Maria says:

    The one thing that Always makes me feel Fabulous is having a great run. This when running doesn’t feel like work for me. I feel like I’m flying, unstoppable. I’m free from all my worries. When I’m done I feel amazing and ready to take on the world. I feel strong, beautiful, and yes, Fabulous even though I’m all sweaty 😉

  25. Licette says:

    I feel fabulous after a good run. I may be drenched in sweat and red as a tamato, but I always feel like a million dollars.

    I’ve also been feeling pretty fab when I wake up sore from those butt vids you have up. 🙂

  26. esmeralda gomez says:

    What makes me feel Fabulous…after a hard day or work and work outs to get ready dressed and dolled up at the end of the day…go out and have a date night =D

  27. Tara says:

    Dancing! Dancing always makes me feel fabulous. Not choreographed or practiced, just letting the music take over. I don’t care what I look like or what anyone thinks, and I don’t need a partner. Sometimes I just dance in the street, shower, or if I’ve had a rough day. Doesn’t hurt that it gets some cardio in there too 🙂

    Good Luck! You should already be proud of yourself and I have no doubt you will push it until the last second!

  28. Anna Yu says:

    I feel fabulous after a long, sweaty & scenic hike in the woods!

  29. Theresa says:

    I always feel fabulous after a hard workout and then seeing the results of all my hard work!

  30. Katherine says:

    Wearing a nice dress or skirt always makes me feel fabulous!

  31. Janine says:

    If it does require that much work to look fit/thin. I don’t want this anymore…

  32. SHEEBA says:

    one thing that always makes me feel fabulous is when someone comments on my weight loss and also after completing a series of ur workouts at one time……..its like a big achievement for me.

  33. Mikaela says:

    Using new (sexy) underwear when doing a real pain in the as workout always makes me feel extra fabulous 🙂

  34. Jennifer says:

    One thing that makes me feel fabulous is the feeling i get after a really great workout

  35. Yesenia says:

    I feel fabulous after working out 5 days of the week!

  36. Estelle says:

    I feel fabulous the moment when I see the scale number going down every time I have a weekly weigh in. I feel so proud of the all the hard work I put in(: Also a fabulous trip shopping also makes me feel good, knowing that I will look good in many outfits thanks to all the exercising and healthy eating.

    Good luck to you too!

  37. Gretchen says:

    After an intense workout session with my best girlfriend, we feel fabulous and hot for girl’s night out!

  38. Rachel says:

    I feel best after pushing myself to the limit. It’s the part of being breatheless, right at the end, before your body hurts a little from pushing so hard.

  39. Jacqui says:

    Eating healthy and working out!! Oh and a massage here and there never hurts 🙂

  40. Cristina says:

    The one thing that makes me feel fabulous is the way my dog jumps up and tries to lick my face when I get home. He jumps pretty high for a small dog, and he jumps around me in circles. It’s like coming home and having the paparazzi (but not annoying more loving). It makes me feel like some kind of fabulous super model. 🙂

    Good luck at the contest, take lots of pictures! 😀

  41. Lauren K says:

    What makes me feel fabulous is having a great day by myself. With a busy school and work schedule, getting a day for me time happens once in a blue moon. What I do to make myself feel fabulous is first, go on a mini shopping spree at the mall (buy a couple of things from forever 21 & maybe and iced coffee), take a yoga class at my local gym, shower and do my hair, then dress up in one of my new outfits and rock it over to my boyfriends house. The look on his face when I walk in is priceless. 😉

  42. Roosa says:

    Why have you deleted your competition diet ja workout post? Is it because the competition is coming?

    1. blogilates says:

      it’s still there

  43. Carolyn says:

    Um … I don’t mean to sound silly, but when you said, ‘“Whaaa, your waist! Much tinier!” *pinches my ab fat*’, I thought, ‘What ab fat??’

    You look fabulous, Cassey! Don’t be shy, rock it! =D

    Unfortunately, I live in Boston, so I can’t get to the meetup, but I’ll answer the question just for kicks:
    I feel fabulous when I look in the mirror and, instead of focusing on my flaws, see all the hard work I’ve done to sculpt my beautiful body.

  44. Joyce says:

    Spin class makes me feel fabulous! Even though I’m super sweaty, I feel great after. Manis and pedis don’t hurt either lol.

    Can’t wait for this event!

  45. Marianne says:

    One thing that makes me feel fabulous is this – in a burlesque class I took our teacher suggested that we get a little flirty while drying off after a bath, I just LOVE stepping out of the tub squeaky clean and spending some time with my towel and my mirror, haha! It definitely gives me confidence to last throughout the day!

  46. Lilly says:

    Getting a workout in each day makes me feel fabulous! Great giveaway, and good luck to you at the comp… your awesome!

  47. I have a pair of tickets to give away to this great event too! Enter both giveaways to up your chances!!

    Cassey I can’t wait to meet you there. PS – you went to school with a friend of mine.

  48. Tracey says:

    The one thing that makes me feel fabulous is leaving the gym after a tough workout and following up my tough workout by rewarding myself with a healthy meal

  49. Lucero says:

    I cant wait for you to take part in the competition!! One thing that always makes me feel fabulous is looking toned in my workout gear!! Especially after a good session

  50. Lola says:

    One thing that always makes me feel fabulous is a great hairday 😉

  51. Zumba is the one thing always makes me feel fabulous! After a class, I feel like I can do anything.

    Good luck in the competition! You’re going to do great!

  52. Lindsay says:

    The thing that makes me feel fabulous is completing a work out no matter what. Even if it’s the worst day and I didn’t want to work out at all, after I always feel amazing.

  53. Alana says:

    Heels and a slinky dress always make me feel fabulous :]

    Good luck with your competition! You’ll be fantastic!

  54. Darny says:

    The thing that always makes me feel fabulous is the post-workout shower, especially on days I combine weights + cardio.

    You are an inspiration. I love you! You will do great in the competition!

  55. I always feel fabulous after a grueling, full day’s hike with my dog and friends..then getting clean and dressed up so we can all go out to dinner afterwards (sans dog.) !

    Have fun at your competition, you’re an inspiration and motivator to me every day.

  56. Ashlee N says:

    Nothing makes me feel more fabulous than right after a good workout! That, and a fabulous spa day!

  57. Ashley says:

    one thing that always makes me feel fabulous is an amazing pair of heels!

  58. Makayla says:

    12 days WOW! Good luck Cassey you’ll do great! 😀