May 23, 2014
DIY Twist Back Muscle Tank + I’m in PEOPLE Magazine!
WOWZA. This week has been crazy sauce. Let me catch you up!
DIY TWIST BACK TANK
I did a collaboration with Meredith Foster from Stilababe09! She is such a doll! Like LITERALLY. She even looks like one! We made a DIY Twist Back Muscle Tank together for my channel and then a Bikini Body workout on Meredith’s channel. You can view that here.
The tank is really easy to make. All you need is an oversized tshirt, scissors, fusible tape and an iron. Or if you know how to sew, then just grab a needle and thread instead of the tape and iron! Watch the video to see how to make it!
BODYPOP DEBUT COLLECTION
Okay…so as you may or may not know, BODYPOP Activewear is coming very very soon and I have been super busy trying to produce the video that will debut the collection. I just got in all the samples on Tuesday and I honestly cannot believe that there are 32 styles staring at me waiting to be modeled and worn! We’re planning the lookbook photoshoot, the filming dates, securing locations, working with some awesome talent (yup, not just me this time), using really crazy cinematic cameras, and…writing music. Yup.
I never ever thought in my life that I’d be producing and directing…a music video.
I’m just going to leave it at that. It’s my first time mostly behind the camera instead of in front of it. This is probably too much information. But I cannot contain. Eeeeee!
I just need to say I have MAJOR respect for producers because growing up, I used to not really understand what they “actually did” but boy oh boy, this is a TOUGH JOB. Coordinating a video is like a choreographing chaos. It’s such a delicate game! So if there are any producers out there reading this…you’re amazing.
The BODYPOP debut video concept has been taking over my mind for the past month. I came up with the idea in late April when I was flying up to see my parents for their birthday. It’s almost like a virus that’s taken over my brain (in a good way) and the only way to cure it is to turn these thoughts into reality.
You will be seeing what’s been infecting my mind next month. I really hope you like it.
OH. EM. GEE.
Today I flipped open PEOPLE Magazine and found this HUGE picture of me inside! I am beyond honored to be recognized by PEOPLE as a top Fitness YouTube channel. You can actually get it right now in stores! Please let me know if you see this!
I must say…that I am always so grateful for any exposure like this because it lets me know that we’re doing something right. And yes, I said we. Blogilates is not just me. It’s us. It’s a community. You make me a better instructor and I make you a stronger individual. Together, we make GREATNESS happen. So much vibrancy and positivity floating around that it’s becoming more and more infectious.
Thank YOU for sharing Blogilates with your friends and family. That’s really the most I could ask for. Keep using the free workouts and meal plans! I love seeing your transformations. Let’s keep inspiring more people together.
I’M ON TV FRIDAY!
So this is totally last minute but Friday I will be on FOX Business talking about how I got started on YouTube! I’ll be on 11:30am PST/ 2:30pmEST. Click here to see what channel I’ll be on in your city! Take a screenshot if you see me! 😀
WEIRD THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED THIS WEEK…
Ok so you think everything sounded super cheery and happy this week right? Ha. WRONG. Well don’t ever feel sad that your life “sucks” because everyone else has painted a picture of themselves in a certain way to make them look “glamorous”, “famous”, or “perfect.”
No one’s perfect.
The one thing you should know about social media is that it’s MEDIA. Like what you see on the covers of magazines or on TV, those pictures and those people look the way they do because they’ve been CAREFULLY selected by a team of executives that have decided what’s going to sell the most ads. Social media stars may not have a team of execs (well I don’t at least) but they have a certain brand or image they want to portray. So, most likely no one’s going to show their bad days or their ugly selfies on their accounts. (These are days all of us have!) Your feed is instead brimming with macarons, duck faces, bubble butts, and flat abs.
My point is that what you see on Instagram or Facebook is only one side to the story. It’s not 100% reality.
Which segways me perfectly into some disasters that have happened this week!
I finally was able to find someone to help me with all the fashion projects I’m juggling. We were working really well together. Then yesterday he told me he was leaving to go work for another designer.
It felt like an unexpected break up. I’ve never really dealt with anything like this before so it was weird and I wasn’t really sure how to react. So I did what I always do when I’m confused…I smiled and congratulated him. I mean, I’m happy he’s found something he feels more passionate about. Just like love and relationships, with careers you’ve just got to keep trying until you find the right one. So, the journey continues for me.
And the other thing that was crazy was the whole producing of this BODYPOP video. Sometimes the ideas in your head can’t turn into reality because of rigid laws and restrictions. Let’s just say I had to rewrite a whole scene (one that has been engrained in my head since the conception of the story) and find a whole new location because of last minute State of California conflicts. It was pretty scary. Thought my entire shoot was going to be canceled. It wasn’t like it was going to be shut down for just me…it’d be for ALL the people involved.
Oh and though I taught POP Pilates twice this week at Equinox, I had no time to workout for myself! It’s been sad times. Once I finish producing and filming this video, perhaps I can have my life back! Ha!
Anyway, even though weird things happened this week, I know that everything happens for a reason. We must TRUST OURSELVES and continue to give our best in all that we do. That way, there’s no room for regret 🙂
NEW YOGA MAT IN THE SHOP!
I am super excited to share with you my new double sided Premium Yoga Mat! It’s cushiony, it’s anti-slip, and it comes in 4 awesome color combos. If you don’t have a mat yet, this is the one to get! Click here to see all.
Hope you have an amazing Memorial Weekend guys. I love you! Keep training hard on your #ahMAYzing Workout Calendar!! We’re almost there!