I need to schedule in rest or else… | 67 of 90

Guys. I need to schedule in rest or else I will never do it.

This weekend was too much. I had zero rest time all of Saturday and Sunday. I worked so much that my head went numb. And when I was grocery shopping, I felt loopy and weird. I didn’t even get to spend time with Sam. The only times we saw each other were for meals and even those were brief.

If I am to be truly healthy, I need to take my mental health just as seriously as I am taking my physical health and nutritional health. Sleep and time to relax/do nothing NEED to become a priority.

How am I going to do that? I need to plan ahead. The reason why I am in this vortex of work, to be very honest with you, is because I don’t plan ahead enough to be able to delegate the work to someone else. Of course there are things I do not feel comfortable delegating or things I enjoy doing myself, so those will stay on my plate, but there’s been a lot of things lately that someone could have and should have helped me with. So, my goal is to PLAN AHEAD. Get my part done early so that I team up with someone to continue executing as I move on to the next thing.

Also…I always have last minute ideas, and I always want them done right away because I am so excited…soooo that doesn’t help either!!!

Anyway, it’s 10pm. So let’s get into…

Yesterday’s Recap:

Fit Journal entry. Sunday became a rest day because I simply could not take a moment to step away from my computer. I know it sounds crazy, but I was doing a ton of research, writing a script, and filming for a video I’m super excited about that will be coming out this Sunday. It’s about body positivity, the origins, the controversy, the modeling industry, the money, the debates, and the evolution of the meaning. I can’t wait for you to see it because I went out and interviewed some prominent people in the space and MAN OH MAN wait til you hear what they have to say.


I think you will be too.


16% carbs, 52% fat, 32% protein

404 calories

Cauliflower flat bread with egg, chicken avo dip, baby bell peppers and salsa on top. Side of butter lettuce.


64% carbs, 21% fat, 15% protein

306 calories

Pumpkin pie hummus by Delighted by Desserts and sliced strawberries. YUMMMMMM.

Shrimp and some cocktail sauce.

Health-Ade kombucha for that gut health yo.


16% carbs, 56% fat, 28% protein

183 calories

Butter lettuce cups filled with chicken avo dip, topped with roma tomato.


65% carbs, 11% fat, 23% protein

521 calories

Rice paper rolls!!! I filled them with lettuce, chanterelle mushrooms, and grilled chicken. I wouldn’t recommend the mushrooms inside – err – at least not the way I made them which was steamed and seasoned with salt and pepper.

The sauce was a mixture of lime, sriracha, hoisin sauce, and a bit of water. Traditionally in the Vietnamese cuisine, my mom would add peanut butter but it’s not necessary in my opinion!

Yesterday came in at 1,414 calories at 155g carbs (44%), 48g fat (31%), and 86g protein (25%).

It’s crazy that the logging of food calories is totally not bothering me. In fact, I find it exciting to see what I am feeding myself!!

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  1. Saraahx says:

    I really hope you slow down and delegate in the future. You’ve been doing a lot lately. Your mental health needs love and care too <3

  2. Angie says:

    At the beginning I was worried about the number tracking because I can’t set weight goal and a deadline without doing anything it takes, no matter how unhealthy it is, to accomplish it. But you have thought me with this journey to see it in a different way, thank you for sharing the daily posts and keeping us healthy and motivated <3

  3. Are you currently adding in the macros at the end of the say or preplanning the meals so that it fits into your target macros for each meal?:)

  4. B says:

    Where do you find chanterelle mushrooms? Your recipes with them look so delicious and I really want to try! I’ve been looking for them all over.

  5. J says:

    Since you’re very detail oriented and planning helps you, what about scheduling when you need to sleep to ensure 7 or 8 hours?

    I have ADHD so the ONLY thing that helps me stay awake is getting enough sleep. The way I ensure that is making sure I’m in bed 8 hours before I need to get up. I have to drive 47 miles for work (Texas) at least once a week; this week I go in at 630 so my alarm is set is 445 to give me time to get ready and for the drive. That means at the absolute latest I start getting ready for bed at 8. I have had to learn to prioritize!

    You’ve got this planning ahead thing! And as to your ideas and wanting an immediate execution, planning it out is an immediate act that counts a progress even if it doesn’t get finished until month later. It will always be relevant .

  6. rasheedawilson says:

    Can confirm that lack of proper rest and stress tenses up all your muscles and makes it a lot easier to injure yourself during exercise! Make sure to look after yourself Cassey! <3 I am really looking forward to your new video btw.

  7. Angela says:

    This is gonna sound funny but have you ever thought about making videos of you cooking? Everything you make looks so yummy and would love to see how you made it.

  8. Elena Penny says:

    You are a boss Cassey! So you deserve to not work Saturday or sunday. You should make sure that you don’t schedule anything on the weekend and if someone or something needs to be done on the weekend then it will have to wait until monday because NOTHING is more important than your marriage or your mental health. ❤️❤️❤️ You’re doing so amazing! We all struggle with sleep! But you can do it 🙂

  9. Angela says:

    Cassey, I made Shishito peppers last night and loved them! I think I could have cooked them longer. My husband was not a fan, so I ate them all! They did give me heartburn, though. It would be cool if you did “cooking with me” video! Maybe you have 😊 It’s hard to delegate, especially when you want things done a certain way. Good luck learning to take on less!

  10. Anna says:

    That pumpkin pie hummus sounds sooooo good!! Any chance you could give us some sort of recipe/idea what’s in it? I live in the UK so can’t buy it!

  11. Anna says:

    The pumpkin pie hummus sounds so good! Do you think you could work out a recipe for us unfortunate people in the UK who can’t go and buy it?

  12. Emily says:

    It’s amazing to see you so passionate and driven doing what you do. I hope that you do get some time to rest and recover too! Especially in this nice Fall season: I love blankets and big sweater weather!!