“Her plan is garbage and bound to fail.” | Day 30 results

Today, I decided to do something scary. Something I try to avoid at all costs for my mental health. But, in David Goggin’s book “Can’t Hurt Me”, he talks about being so strong that you can’t even let hate can’t hurt you. This 90 day journey isn’t just about becoming physically stronger, but mentally and emotionally stronger as well.

So, I took a deep breath. (Okay more like several.) I closed my eyes. And when I opened them, I said “Let’s go.”

My heart literally tensed up and my breathing became irregular as I invited unsolicited, hurtful opinions about me into my safe space.

I’m posting some of them here, and I’ll tell you why after you read them.

 

I put this here because I want you to know that there is a difference between criticism (that can sometimes be hurtful but also helpful) and opinions like the above, that don’t serve me in any way. All it does is fill me with doubt and make me feel stupid. But, I have to remember – who knows my body best? Who’s the expert in my journey?

Oh ya. Me.

 

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I need to keep remembering that. I am where I am today because I trusted myself, from the very beginning. And you know what? If I am wrong, I’ll tweak, adjust, and learn from my mistakes.

*sigh*

Anyway, on Wednesday, it was my big check-in day! 1/3 of the way through, I booked an appointment at Bodyspec to get my Dexa Scan for my official Day 30 results. I was SO NERVOUS. No really, I was. With me not having concrete data points (besides scale weight) over the past 30 days and all of this doubt buzzing around me, I really did not want to fail myself and honestly, as confident as I was about my workout plan and meal plan, the things people were saying about me injected fear and doubt into my nerves.

I was so scared that maybe they were right…maybe the cardio was killing all of my gains…maybe I wasn’t eating enough…maybe I was working out too much…maybe I had no clue what I was doing.

Well.

Here are the results.

Remember, my goal?

TO GAIN MUSCLE AND GET STRONGER.

Let’s see if I’m on the right track…

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DO YOU SEE THAT!!!???!!!!! OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!

Wait hold on, I did the calculations for you in my 90 day journal!

The guy who did my scan was like…wait hold on…the last time you scanned in was how long ago? 30 days ago??? We both started geeking out over the numbers!!!

Guys…I honestly cannot believe. I was hoping to at least gain 1 lb of muscle. I mean, even less was ok as long as I was in the positive. BUT TO GAIN 6.3 lbs of PURE MUSCLE in 30 days!!!????

Let’s deep dive into on how that muscle gain is being distributed.

WHOA. A big chunk of that muscle gain was in my legs. 4.2 lbs! Torso at 1.5 lbs also makes sense with the 3 inch increase in my chest circumference.

Hips up 1.1 lbs makes sense with the slight hip circumference measurement.

Honestly, these results are pretty dramatic, and I think the drastic change is due to the fact that I have not lifted heavy and consistently like this for over 10 years. So, my body is in “newbie” mode and really reacting to what I am doing. In contrast, for those who have already trained like this for a long time, I hear that it is harder for them to gain muscle.

I want to talk about “body recomposition” (building muscle while losing fat) in a future post. I’ve read a lot of articles and studies on this and it’s a tricky thing to do. I did not anticipate being able to this, especially in month 1 of my 90 Day Journey, but clearly, it’s happening. I want to dig hard into this and try to understand how and why this is occurring in my body.

I find all of this SO fascinating. Numbers can be scary or they can be data points. When you look at it as the latter, you can empower yourself with information to help guide your next step towards accomplishing your goal.

ALSO! I took day 30 pics for myself and will keep on my phone, as there is nothing too exciting about them. I pretty much look the same. BUT! I do want to show you my back pic!

Cuzzzzz

You know how I always tell you how hard it is to work my glutes???

OMG. Wait. I literally went from no cuppage underneath my booty to like, cuppage!!??? I don’t even know what to say. We’ve got 60 days to go, and maybe by the end of this I’ll have enough jigglage for a proper twerk! Actually, has THAT been my Why all along!?

;P

Well, now I know that what I am doing is EXACTLY what I should be doing. I will pretty much eat and work out similar to what I’ve been doing the past 30 days for days 31-60, but will tweak a bit here and there to keep things fresh and fun.

And no, I am NOT going to stop running. It took me over 30 years to get to a point where I actually have positive feelings towards cardio, so I’m gonna keep doing it.

Oh and btw, to answer some of the people above…

To the one who said my Green Oats is “disgusting” – it’s actually one of my favorite meals and it’s inspired by the Chinese rice porridge my grandpa used to make me. So, I’m actually “sorry” you won’t ever get to taste it.

And to the one who thinks I should stick to just making activewear – POPFLEX is doing great, thank you, in fact growing quite rapidly. So, yes, I will stick to it like you suggest, but I will run the biz while also being on this 90 day journey, cuz ya know, I’m allowed to do more than one thing at a time in the modern age.

Alright that’s enough sass for one night.

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  1. Hannah Aboobaker says:

    Dear Casey , you’re great at what you do but you don’t need me or anyone to say this to you because you know it girl ! 🙂 , the fact that u still feel the need to post your results shows you’re still hurt and trying to prove to all those haters that you’ve succeeded ( nothing wrong in posting to help others and show that anything could be done especially to encourage your viewers) but just saying incase u have in your mind ))…… try to change your mindset and know that the haters only comment hateful and hurtful comments because they hate themselves and are truly hurt to see others succeed. You know yourself and have come a long way so keep enjoying what you’re doing and don’t let anyone or anything stop u ( which u are doing so well done ) but seriously ….next time u hear or read a negative comment …. just smile and feel sorry for them because nothing can put you down! Take care dear

  2. Aiglie says:

    Cassey!!! Congratulations! you are an inspiration and so strong!!! You have motivated me to start my own journey! You are amazing!! Keep it up and dont listen to those cyber-trolls.

  3. Jenn says:

    I LOVE the Cass Sass! Girl, you do you and keep inspiring others. It’s so great to see you are still committed to finding different ways to approach fitness. There are always those people in the world who feel the need to “teach others a lesson” with their words. My fav response is “that’s interesting.” To those who don’t have the vocabulary to say things nicely, my fav response is “that’s hurtful and unnecessary, no thanks.” We still have to stand up for ourselves! You go girl with your amazing self!

  4. Ashley Ornoff says:

    Awesome job, Cassey! I’m happy for you that you are seeing the results you wanted. I haven’t tracked my fitness numerically, but I know I feel and look better when I do your videos and eat well. Your monthly calendars are amazing and I love the sense of accomplishment when I literally check the boxes 🙂 Be well!

  5. Ellen says:

    I thought you were going to try to do plant-based/vegan? Did that change somewhere? I was really hoping to see what your meals looked like with that! Just curious why/if you decided to change it?

  6. Chris says:

    This is why ILU

  7. Hil T says:

    Cassie- you say it best when you say an exercise journey is personal and what works for one may not work for another. I trained for a lot of years and I never gained muscle the best unless I did it at my own pace and trained muscles how it worked best for me. Listening to your own body is truly the best way to go! I’ve been a follower for years and have enjoyed watching you become the influencer you are today. I would say one of the most honest and real talent out there. I’m a fan for life!

    1. Cassey Ho says:

      Thank you!! It truly is such a personal thing!

  8. Becky says:

    Great work! Your heart is also composed of muscles, and cardio helps work them. True, you might not be able to measure heart muscles with tape, flex them in the mirror, or lift heavy weights with them, but I would guess that they are a part of why you are feeling good and healthy. I am not a doctor or trainer though, just some gal who insists on jumping rope between lifting sets. Because it feels good. I don’t care if it makes muscle gain in other areas slower or not.
    I get how it is hard to just brush off those comments; they are certainly more rude than necessary. Hopefully Goggins helps in that area. That man is a beast.

  9. Annie U. says:

    Thank you Cassie for being so real and open about everything. Doing things for our body is so hard and at times really complicated. Let those nay-sayers disappear and do what’s right for you. I’ve started to use your workouts again and I feel so strong and healthy. So thank you!

  10. Rosa says:

    Go Cassie! You are looking great. Like always!

  11. Crystal A. says:

    Cassey, you are truly an inspiration! Don’t listen to any negative comments. You are beautiful inside and out and I appreciate your positive influence. I am working out with an injury to my foot for 7 weeks now. And without your Pilates I don’t know where I would be. So thank you for being awesome and still making me work hard!!!!

    1. Cassey Ho says:

      Oh wow!! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  12. Jess says:

    To quote a song: “Haters throw shade like rice at a wedding”.

    You keep doing you!

  13. Olivia Theresa says:

    Ugh so proud of you Cassie, all that negativity makes me want to support you more! I love savory congee-ish oats recipes too and it’s a shame someone would toss their ignorance around so blindly without knowing how tasty it is. 🙂

  14. Emma says:

    Hmmmmmm sorry some people can be the worst. You’re CRUSHING it

  15. Annie says:

    LOVE THIS SO MUCH! Bring on all the sass. You’re an inspiration Cassey! Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us!

  16. Ava says:

    YASSSSSSSSS CASSIEEEEEE YOU GO QUEEN GET ITTTTT
    I am so excited and motivated by watching your journey. It helped my gain more insight about working out and what it truly means to each person. I am so happy to have met you and Blogilates. Also…
    THATS RIGHT! DONT YOU DARE LISTEN TO THOSE HATERS. YOU GOT THIS!!!!
    I love this Korean saying; 화이팅!!!

  17. kokomo says:

    Can we just all appreciate Cassey for a moment? She is a queen, a warrior, and an inspiration. I would like to personally drop-kick all of those commenters. Cassey, keep doing what you’re doing. We love you! Also, if you are reading this before posting something about not doing cardio, or her caloric intake, go read her detailed and science-based posts on the blog.

  18. Will says:

    Cassey. You are amazing🥰. Your videos and positivity bring so many such joy. Thank you. ❤️❤️

  19. meriem says:

    Hey Cassie, I hope you’re doing great ! Can you please please make a video about how to get your period back when you’ve lost it due to HA? I know you talked about this subject before, but it’s such an important subject that is often overlooked and I think that it’s important to bring it up..

  20. Blue says:

    Hey Cassey!

    Great to see that your hard work is paying off! I love how you challenge yourself and share the ups and downs with us.

    As for the unsolicited opinions… I read the comment section and was quite appaled. As you already mentioned, it’s one thing not to like your content or question things in a polite way. Discussions are important but the smugness of these people who were actually looking forward to seeing you fail is a new low-point. Some comments also put us followers down, calling us „stupid“ and „brainwashed“ for encouraging you. They even accused you of being „a bad role model“.

    Honestly? They make it too easy for themselves. I agree that young people – especially girls – are vulnerable to body image issues and that social media fuels anxities and dissatisfaction. But you can blame the internet only so far. By now, it‘s common knowledge that the perfection propagated on social media doesn‘t exist in real life or can only be achieved through extreme sacrifices.

    Almost all fitness influencers I know have had an eating disorder at some point including you and I really appreciate that you’re open about it. Yet I don’t think you‘re soley responsible for the wellbeing of your viewers. People have to learn to take responsibility for themselves. If a certain kind of content triggers or makes them feel bad, they have to avoid it.

    Social Media tends to bring out the worst in people because they don‘t have to deal with the consequences of a real face-to-face conversation. They post comments without first considering how it might affect others. It’s all about what *they* think and how important *their* opinions are. They also feel more secure and validated when other users share the same opinion with them and this „herd mentality“ can lead to more nasty behaviour.

    Such comments are hurtful and it‘s understandable you fight back, considering how you’ve been attacked in the past. However, no matter how many times you proof them wrong, there will *always* be people who want to bring you down. This may sound daunting at first but eventually, it will free your mind. You will no longer think about how others react to you because you know it‘s bound to happen. You might as well keep doing your thing without paying attention to the negativity in the comment section. This doesn’t mean you turn a blind eye to constructive criticism. Rather, you decide what‘s helpful for you and who you want to interact with. After all, life is too short to justify yourself to strangers.

    Sorry, this got longer than I intended and I might come across as harsh. I was there when you did your first 90 days journey and I think the backlash was exaggerated at the time. I could write a whole book, no, a triology, on why social media and its users irritate me but let‘s save this for another day…

    Cassey, you‘ve helped many people to discover their joy in fitness and lead healthier, happier, more active lifes. Perhaps they have since moved on from your workouts to other sports but you motivated them to start excercising in the first place – and this is something you can be proud of. Never let anyone take that away from you.

    And now, finally, a wholesome story you might enjoy: When I was little, my mom would prepare a creamy soup with oats, carrots and vegetable broth and made me it eat it by claiming it was the exact same soup Snowwhite cooked for the seven dwarves in the Disney movie :‘D And it tastes delicious too.

    I wish you all the best for the rest of your journey and I‘m excited to discover what workouts and projects you‘ve planned for us in 2022 🙂

    Blue

  21. Michelle O says:

    Absolutely inspiring! Congrats on your first month progress, I cannot wait to watch your continued progress!

  22. Catherine says:

    I seriously don’t understand why people feel the need, not to comment on why they think she is wrong and give advise, but to just drag her and leave her down AND if you don’t have something to say just keep the radio silence (really commenting on the color of oats?!!! read Green Eggs and Ham, please!)

  23. Inga says:

    Every “expert” who claims there is only one specific way to gain muscle I wanna friendly advice to get out of their bubble. Ever seen ballerina legs? Yeah, these don’t come from lifting. So glad you are proving these narrow-minded people wrong!!

    1. Cassey Ho says:

      Good point! Dancer legs are insanely strong!

  24. Elizabeth says:

    Cassie you have changed my life. I have never been able to keep up my healthy eating habits long term, while working out, until we started working out together every morning. Not to mention that I have managed to target and recompose parts of my body like never before, through your workouts. Absolutely love you. Wish Popflex was available in South Africa. But still so so grateful! Congrats on the milestone, you’ve always been goals!

  25. anna says:

    Wow!!!!! So happy for you!!! I know dexa scans come with a margin of error but even just looking at your photos there is no denying that you made some really awesome progress!!!! I’m so excited to continue following your journey, you’re really an inspiration ❤️

    1. claudia miljanic says:

      nadam se da ces i nama objaviti koji video iz teretane da i mi izgubimo naslage masnoce i povecamo misice..😉😀

  26. Isabel says:

    Oh my gosh, amazing results! Woo hoo!!! So proud of you; what you’re doing is so hard. Thanks for being you Cassey. And hey, sometimes you just have to put people in their place, so give sass when needed girl. 😀

  27. Martha says:

    Wow Cassie you’re such an inspiration! I love that you’re sharing every piece of your journey. I may be copying some of your workout plan and trying it out :0 🙂

  28. Mia says:

    So inspiring ! I love watching your content

  29. Emma says:

    Thank you Cassie you inspire me to be stronger and recover from my eating disorder

  30. Jessica Leake says:

    This is fantastic! I’m so inspired. I was doing great three years ago as far as fitness but to achieve those goals was not sustainable or healthy for my family of 5 kiddos.
    I will say, I would love it if you would team up with Bret Contreras. I’ve been thinking this for quite sometime. At least do one workout together! He’sa super smart body builder coach for women. I have his book and I think you would love him.
    Love, your fan for over a decade 😁😘

  31. Tara says:

    Cassie, you are amazing and this is inspiring!!! Thank you for doing this journey!

  32. Nat says:

    One thing that helped me personally (it doesn’t have to for you!) was rowing cardio workout before lifting weights. It’s such a good cardio for your muscles and yeah I see why so many people are skeptical about running before lifting, I think it personally raised my cortisol up a lot but I’ve still had okay results.
    Rowing is now my favourite cardio for muscle building as it works SO MANY PARTS OF YOUR BODY and i encourage everyone to try it themselves! It literally changed my life :).

  33. Ellie says:

    Cassey, these results are amazing!!! Your back pic too…wow! Good job. I’m so happy for you that your hard work is paying off. I’m possibly even more impressed that you are working on being vulnerable with people in the face of mean and hurtful comments because that is SO HARD for me…so thank you for that example. I had a coworker recently who saw me walking by her desk with my lunch and said, “Are you going to eat all that, skinny?” And it made me so upset. It felt like she was implying that I had an eating disorder or something. I don’t understand why people think it’s okay to comment on your body or your workout plan in a rude way. I guess they just want to feel big by treating others like they’re stupid, but your blog is so refreshing because it is real and honest and vulnerable and I love it. I quit social media a while back, so I am really grateful you write your blog so I can still keep up with your 90 day journey and be inspired by your work. Keep being you Cassey, there’s nobody else like you and the world needs more of this.

    1. blogilates says:

      Ugh. That is so disrespectful. Why do people feel like they can say that? I’m sorry.

  34. Laura says:

    Cassie, I love your drive! This is one of your first blog posts I’ve read recently and I love to see you accomplishing your goals! You inspire me! ✨

  35. Geri says:

    Great job Cassey! Love your guidance, knowledge, hard work, enthusiasm, and professionalism.

  36. Roshni says:

    You are doing great 👍👍
    They have no right to judge you or your body, you inspire my people ❣️
    You are very strong 🤠
    I am always with you complete your journey girl ☺️

  37. Anabelle says:

    Cassey, I LOOOOVE reading your 90 journey updates. I love analyzing my own body fat%, muscle% and love looking at others’ body composition info as well and seeing the differences between different people and the changes that take form through exercise. In short, I really enjoy following your body composition percentages, please keep updating no matter what the results are. You are just figuring out you and I think an important message from this is that everyone’s bodies will just start off differently, react differently to exercise and food, and it’s really a trial and error process to figure out how to hit your own fitness goals with the body you have (whether that is gaining muscle, losing fat, or just general health). It’s obvious to me you’re self aware throughout your process. Besides, what was once “conventional” wisdom can always change and be disproved. It extends to many things besides exercise and health. It was “conventional” wisdom at one point that the earth was flat, but is it actually flat? HELL NO. My point being, YOU’RE THE COPERNICUS OF FITNESS. Ok, maybe not the best analogy……

    CONGRATS ON THE MUSCLE GAIN! This is exciting.

    P.S. Willing to bet all the haters are unhappy with their lives and may be projecting. Bless their souls.

  38. Kat says:

    You go girl.❤️❤️ So happy for you😁 💪🦵 I’ve been doing same thing trying to build muscle, and also trying to lose weight. The only thing I haven’t been really doing is running as much. I’ve been doing it once a week. But you do inspire me to try to run everyday. And that post you had about strength before cardio or cardio before strength. It helped me alot to accomplish my goal. After reading that. “Maybe I should try that” I did, and it worked for me. Unfortunately my workout plans are kinda all over the place but it works😁😅 Thank you so much Cassey for being such inspiration ❤️ . People who say things like that are people who are unhappy with their own life. And have nothing else to do except breaking others down.
    Keep up with the awesome work and progress ❤️

  39. Ronnie says:

    Hey Cassey! I’m really excited for you, but would it be possible to get a Dexa done at a different location, maybe? In my occupation I’ve worked quite a bit with Dexa data as well as other machines, and 6lbs in 30 days just seems REALLY skewed to me for a female subject. That kind of gain we’d usually see in a year, more likely, but never in 30 days. For example, if we got that kind of data we’d either try to redo that subject or throw it out because it’s just unheard of. Compared to other body comp % machines, Dexa is definitely more accurate, but there is still quite a bit of % of error if the technician running you isn’t trained properly or does something wrong. I guess my question is if the error was from the first Dexa you got done, or the second one – but regardless, if you can I hope you can get the second one redone! Mainly I just don’t want to see you feel disappointed if your 60 day results are way different than you may have been expecting. Good luck though, I’m glad you’re able to see progress regardless!

  40. Sadhana says:

    You do you Girl! As long as you are feeling happy and proud of yourself.

  41. Liz says:

    Cassey!!!!!!! I’m so happy for you!!!! Seeing all the negativity people have been throwing at you is disgusting but I’m glad you have such crazy cool results!!!! The people who make negative comments have nothing better to do with their time and your dedication and positivity and connection to your body is showing through louder than ever!! Also SIX POUNDS OF MUSCLE!!!!!!! Hats off to you madame that’s a shit ton of muscle growth and I’m so so so happy for you 🥳🥳🥳

    1. blogilates says:

      AWWW THANK UUUUU!!!! I feel your excitement!!!!!!

  42. Thu says:

    You go girl!!!!! Thanks to you, my workout become MUCH more FUN to do! I just LOVE your energy so thank you for all of the hard work you put out!!!
    I wish you all the best the the next 2/3 of your 90 days journey!
    It much easier to judge than to believe. I hope one positive comment will canceled out 10 negative ones. Keep up the good work and of course keep staying FABULOUS!!!!

  43. Veronica says:

    Amazing!!!!!

  44. Sharon says:

    You look great! Before I had some health issues that have prevented me from running, I used to run about 20 miles per week and heavy lift, you can do both. Great job in inspiring people to follow their own path. It is important to know that you can switch gears to reach a goal and make changes to the plan until it is working for you.

  45. Melissa says:

    I have loved following your channel on YouTube for several years now. I enjoy doing your workouts and listening to your passion for growth and learning. Your channel has blessed me when I couldn’t afford a gym membership or was too busy chasing my babies to escape my own house (lets be honest the two go hand in hand many times). It helped keep me fit (and mentally strong). My daughters have enjoyed joining in on your workouts alongside me. Putting yourself out there is always going to be a risk because everyone has an opinion. But let them move along. I’m glad you have put yourself out here so people like me can enjoy your content. Thank you!

  46. Suzie says:

    Good for you! Your hard work is paying off.

  47. Roberta says:

    Absolutely love your motivation and journey its really inspiring✨ never let those haters get to you because you really are making a lot of differences for a lot of people💪🏻💖 I absolutely love being able to be apart of your workout routine and to be able to see the changes in me that you see in you! 💪🏻
    You have really inspired me to become the best version of myself that I can be and to strive for more! Ive been on your program for about a month now but have been following you for ages and finally decided to get down and sweaty haha 😆 and I have to say mentally and physically I feel happier and stronger so thank you and please never stop !💖

  48. Trinity Lavey says:

    AAAAAAMAZING

  49. Mari says:

    Dang girl! You keep going. I don’t read all your posts but I like to know that you are doing okay and experiement with what your body and mind can do. Yes I have opinions but I don’t know your body, mind and spirit. You succeeding and making videos plus staying positives motivates me to do what I have to do for ME to be healthy, happy, active. It’s hard sometimes but knowing your always there if I ever fall off or don’t feel like doing a workout, etc. I’m glad you’re here. Even if you never see this message lol 😆 love you, keep up the awesome work! ❤

  50. Jacy says:

    Congratulations, Cassey! So happy seeing you not give in to the negatrons around you. Keep it up! And you’re are definitely right – you know your body best. ❤️ I’m also going through a similar journey, and you are really inspiring me to push through. Thank you!

  51. Erika says:

    You’re doing wonderfully, Cassey! I’m always inspired by you. I need to get off my ass and complete your beginner’s calendar so I can get myself all the way together! 😩 Your discipline is amazing! You continue to do exactly what you said you were going to do! Brava! You go, Cassey! I’m so happy for you! Keep up the great work!

  52. Alexa says:

    you’re amazing, Cassey! i’m so inspired, and i love the way you take on those comments ❤️

  53. Susanne says:

    You are my hero!!!!! you‘ve grown so much concerning how to treat those hater!!!! I love what you are doing and I hope you crush your goals!!!!!

  54. Erika says:

    I’m so proud of you!! Just seeing your progress makes me happy! Not only that, it inspires myself to keep pushing ahead x

  55. Sameera Prasad says:

    You are amazing , hardworking nd determined . Most importantly you are not a damned fake influencer , you follow what you preach . Your real , genuine , true and honestly my favourite . Your workouts have really helped me since i was struggling with overweight and pcod because of that weight . Thank you so much for making me feel not just thinner but stronger . 😘😘😘😍 love you .

  56. Rey says:

    Cassey, this is amazing!! Never doubt yourself, you are always an inspiration to all of us and we love seeing you challenge yourself! I really hope you will create another 90day challenge based on the above muscle building journey, I would love to try doing it as well! Good luck with the next 30days 🙂

  57. Abby says:

    I love you! And I love that you are doing what you believe in! Screw the haters!! Let them hate! You’re beautiful inside and out! I love seeing your journey and for those that don’t, they need to keep scrolling instead of going out of their way to post hate! Btw, I never comment on anything, but this hit a nerve for me. I don’t understand why people can’t mind their own business especially when you are trying to spread positivity! Keep doing you girl cuz you’re amazing!

  58. Candice F says:

    I’m just super *proud* and totally following your amazing journey and progress. A couple weeks ago, my 6 yr old son came up to me, whining about how my 2 yo daughter said something completely false. I asked him, “And do you know what the truth is?” “Yea, but she says its not.” “But you do, so don’t mind her. Pay no attention.”.
    So, know your truth. As, as for those others, pay no attention.

    1. blogilates says:

      Mmm. This hit me. You’re right.

  59. Melissa says:

    HELL YEAH DOLL!!! You are amazing! You keep doing YOU and what feels right for YOU! To hell with the haters! It’s such a shame women have to be so jealous and hateful to other women. Don’t even acknowledge them. Keep it up! You’re a Rockstar! 🤩

  60. Emilie says:

    Cassie I think you’d really benefit from a comment moderator!! They could take all those anti-cardio when muscle building comments, and put them in the trash lol. I’ve played ice hockey competitively for 15 years, and I’ve ALWAYS trained cardio first. 1.5 hours HIIT on the ice, then 1 hour resistance or weight lifting.
    I’ve had strength trainers with masters degrees in their field recommend doing a 30 minute intense HIIT bike workout before lifting in the off season. I can’t imagine finishing a lift and being like okay now I’m gonna cycle lol.. Or even thinking that cardio could somehow impede muscle growth? If anything, it gives you more calories to eat, so you can get more protein etc which your body makes those muscles out of soooo it’s just not logical.

    At least for once they’re hating on the training plan, and not you specifically.. Except the racist person dissing your food I guess

  61. Vanessa Jane Wikel says:

    I love your sass LOL. I’m so glad you did up your calories a bit. I bet you that helped with newbie gains. So the first 10 lbs of muscle when you start doing the right stimuli is pretty easy to gain if you are eating enough. Now you are very tiny so about 1800 calories seems good bc you dont need more than 100-200 over maintenance. As for cardio…really its just bc science says too much cardio can lead to adrenal fatigue in women and most women do not do well on steady state cardio. To maintain your result I do recommend hiit which you do a lot of as well. I for one defy normal convention as well: I cannot eat 1g of protein per lb of body weight to gain muscle. I lose muscle if I am under 150 carbs when on a building/strength plan hypertrophy based. Now I really feel if you ate like this while doing pilates you’d have gained muscle. It’s likely you weren’t giving yourself enough calories to build muscle. I also gain muscle without traditional weights. I do pulses, time over tension, volume, not increases weight. Hypertrophy can occur in various ways. So overall I am not surprised you reached your goals, and yes, you do know your body best. When I built my 10lbs easy I was only fueling 100-200 more calories than maintenance and it went into my glutes. It doesnt take much but the cardio I think was where everyone thought you’d fail. You just do well with cardio bc of your hard work. Ic an’t do running or I lose my muscle. I can do zumba, HIIT, vinyasa yoga which all use my muscle groups. We are all different. Ignore the haters. Now….the more muscle you have the more ice cream you can enjoy at each treat meal you have every week :). That’s the way I look at it. OH it’s Friday! Time for my treat meal XD

    1. blogilates says:

      YES TO ICE CREAM!!! YUM.

  62. Tai says:

    Don’t listen to those garbage comments. I never looked at their you tube channels. They’re jealous I believe. Go Cassey. You can do whatever you want.

  63. Alyssa says:

    That’s so awesome, Cassey!! What an amazing journey, and you’ve only really just started! Even though there are haters out there, the facts are right in front of you–this plan is working for you and you’re going for it! Keep at it and know that there are WAY more people who’ve got your back in this. It’s so inspiring to see you on this journey. Sending lots of love and positive vibes from Hawaii <3 –Alyssa

  64. Destiny says:

    Wow wow wow!! You’re doing great Cassie!! Keep it up, can’t wait to see what you do next!! Thank you for always being such a positive force in this world for me!! Much love to you!!

  65. Lili says:

    Honestly, I don’t understand why people would leave hateful comments on your videos. If they don’t like, they should just move on with their lives instead of accumulating hatred. You are awesome and your work is pure!

  66. Erika says:

    I normally don’t post comments but I just wanted to post once to tell you that I’M SO PROUD OF YOU. You are doing amazing.

  67. Chloé says:

    You’re doing so good !!! You have the right mindset always.
    People being so negative makes me sad, i can’t help but think they must be miserable in some way. But anyways, so happy for you Cassey !! 🔥🔥

  68. Erika says:

    Yay!!! Look at you with a booty! I love seeing this. The fact that your still on your own journey is always so inspiring to me.

  69. RxBarbie says:

    Cassey you’re going amazing!!!! All those commentators are just haters. Who has the time for that?! Let them talk all they want while you RUN all the way to the bank bc you’re killing it in all aspects both business and fitness. Excited and so happy for you girl!

  70. Sam says:

    Love this Cassie your journey has inspired mine and I wake up and work hard every day with you!!

  71. Nicquie says:

    I’ll admit I was skeptical about your plan in the beginning. But you do you.
    Awesome that you’re getting progress!

    1. Jenny M says:

      Thanks for being such an inspiration! It’s so easy for people to hide behind their devices and criticize others – especially those brave enough to put themselves out there like you do. I’d venture to say that the person who criticized your green oats dish probably lacks culture. People who travel and explore other cultures know that similar ingredients can be used in many different ways to create unique and delicious meals. In my view, that person’s reaction demonstrates ignorance. You do you, Cassey. We love you for it!

  72. Kim says:

    I think it’s great that you’re so open and show us everything you do! It’s something you’re doing for you so why the hell should it bother them? I never understood people writing negative comments.
    If they don’t like what they’re reading then they can simply leave! It’s not constructive at all to be poisonous to other people and it gains them nothing at all (except maybe attention?) if it doesn’t affect their life directly they should have no business complaining about how you’re living yours! Plus you said you were doing what works for YOUR body and not theirs, so wouldn’t you know better about your body than them?
    I’m so inspired by you and your strength! You keep doing you! And remember us positive people cheering you on! It’s easy to fixate on the negative comments, but don’t forget to take a dive into the positive ones and feel the love too!

  73. Juliah says:

    I love your workout videos, but I’m always sad to see you reacting to internet bullies. They don’t deserve to be elevated with attention.

    Your Back Attack video helped me get past a lot of chronic pain AND increase my swim workout from a sluggish 20 minutes to an effortless 60 minutes! That’s where the magic is.

    PS if you really want to work your glutes try adding a bicycle workout.

  74. Jenn says:

    No enough sass. I mean you say enough times that you are doing this for you idk what people expect. Also I love the oats too!! I said that looks simple enough and it is!! Like it’s very low effort for a warm meal and it has all the things! People are crazy.

  75. Eri says:

    Oh you’re doing great! So happy for you and you’re so amazing putting all of that work in and seeing such results and also just everything you do, you’re so inspiring, we love you!

  76. Jenny says:

    This is fabulous, congratulations! I need to find a place to do s a body scan myself-I Love details like this!

  77. Heather Breazzeal says:

    Can we get the actual recipes for this? I tried the vegan diet at beginning of year, but, I teach 22 fitness classes a week and it was killing me (literally) and I don’t know enough about nutrition to adjust it. But, THIS meal plan, I’m interested in. All I’m seeing is what you’re eating, not how you’re preparing it. It all looks and sounds yummy,

  78. Linz says:

    GO CASSEY!!!! Who cares what anyone else thinks?! You’re doing this for you and no one else. And 6.3 lbs of pure muscle gains?!? It speaks for itself!

  79. EA says:

    OMG! I cannot believe you gained SIX pounds of muscle in a month!

    I will say this, that when you started your very first 90 day journey, I was really skeptical and not supportive (although I never posted anywhere and certainly not to you about my perspective) because in my eyes you looked great! You were obviously healthy and fit and active (all things that I’m not) and I didn’t see why you thought you needed a change. Then slowly, my friends started getting diagnosed with chronic illnesses and invisible disabilities and they were being told all the time that what they were going through wasn’t real and that they were exaggerating. It made me realize that we don’t have any idea what someone actually physically feels like and I knew that with your knowledge, experience, and resources, you were going to make sure you were being healthy and safe.

    I am so glad that you are persisting in the face of negativity. And whoever said your green oats were nasty wouldn’t know what flavor is if it hit them in the face!

  80. Naomi says:

    Cassey! Go girl! Funny, when you first posted about the green oats, my thought was omg YUM where is the recipe?! Keep going sis, you got this

  81. Cornelia says:

    Cassey, don’t let the negativity bring you down. You are slaying and most important is that you are reaching your goals. I think you are amazing and that you look stunning and all the results you have (fitness like and business like) are what you harvested after hardwork. Unfortunately, bad things tend to weight more than the good things for all of us. Keep this in mind and focus on what is best for you. Know you have a community who is supporting you and loving to read about your journey. Congratulations on your results! Sending you lots of love 👏🏻❤️

  82. Summer says:

    💖💖💖 So needed this inspriation.

  83. Sondra Walters says:

    I’m inspired by Cassey’s results & love her Blogilates videos on the app. I’m 60 and working on upping my fitness too.

  84. Debbie says:

    Cardio doesn’t have to be running. Cardio can be achieved w complexes, weights etc. Your numbers are very cool are you going to do a ‘cutting’ diet to really get the muscles to pop.

  85. Catherine says:

    Cassey!!! Ahh this is seriously so exciting and haters gonna hate girl!! You knew that, and it’s so inspiring to see you BREAK THAT MF CEILING in their faces.

    That is all, you are amazing, and keep chasing those dreams! Sounds like those people who posted the hateful comments have stopped chasing theirs 🤷🏼‍♀️

  86. Urška says:

    Hello, with all those negative comments i had to say: it is YOUR journey and YOUR body. For everyone that tells you how unhealthy that w/o and meal plan is…well it probably is for their body bc it is different from yours and they are wrong to just generalise it as unhealthy bc it doesnt suit them. For me you are an inspiration. Not in the way i would just copy your life styile during this 90 days journey (that would be very unhealthy) but in a way to make my own personal 90-day journey like you did it for yourself. I’m really hyped by your results, they are amazing so keep up the good work. Also you inspire the majority of ppl that get motivated by you like myself ❤

  87. Kealoha says:

    Amazing so happy for you Cassie (damn autocorret) and your weight goals 🎉🎉🎉

  88. Kealoha says:

    Amazing so happy for you Casey and your weight goals 🎉🎉🎉

  89. chirithy says:

    I’m loving the fact that you’re doing what you want to do, Cassey, in spite of what all the haters and naysayers say. It’s not easy to publicize your goals, plan, and journey and be as vulnerable, classy, and real as you are, so I really respect and appreciate the transparency and realness! People’s words can still really hurt, and I’m glad that you shared some of what was said to you, how they made you feel, and that you spoke against those words in a direct and self-respecting way. I’m all for the sass here!!! Thanks for taking us along your journey, and kudos to your progress! I’m rooting for you!

  90. Amanda says:

    I found your program on IG and I started doing it and lost ab 5-10lbs in 1-2 weeks and my arms and all have gotten so much more toned currently working on abs and butt thank u so much for making this page

  91. Elisabeth says:

    You go, girl! Every body is different, and you know yours best. Show the haters that you know yourself better than they do. So proud of you!

  92. Laura says:

    You’re amazing, Cassey! You shut that door with style on those negative comments! 🙂 You do what makes YOU happy and what works for YOU! No one has a say in any of it! You’re an inspiration. You always have been! I’m so happy I discovered you in 2014!

    Oh, and I LOVE the Glow Up challenge! It actually works for me! It made me realize that weighted workouts are what works for my body! Thank you!

  93. Jeannie says:

    Omg!! I am so happy you stick to it and do the dexa scan! I am so glad you stick to the data! The numbers don’t lie and yes data driven means adapting as we collect data. Hit me up if you want to visualize the data haha

  94. Ruby says:

    I’m tearing up reading this. How amazing are those results! You’re killing it!

  95. Delia says:

    Ok, Cassie!! Show em how it’s done!

  96. Cierra says:

    I am so happy for you! I’m starting on my own 90day journey right now and this is the inspiration I need!
    Savory oats are bomb btw so that girl needs to open her mind.

  97. Alisha says:

    I can’t tell you how happy this makes me!! So sick of armchair commentators putting all this negativity towards people who are out there trying their best. I was really excited when I saw you started your workouts out with running. I naturally love all things cardio and have to really force myself to do strength. I’d love to start my workout with a run or spin but I don’t because of all the “no cardio before strength” preaching. You and your journey have liberated me from that thinking. Thank you and keep up the good work!!

    1. Kim says:

      I never understood how that was a thing! Doesn’t cardio warm up your muscles so that when you do the other training it’s a more natural progression for you muscles? I dunno, but cardio first makes way more sense imo!

  98. Yuki says:

    OMG CASSEY YOU ARE CRUSHING IT!!!! I’m so HAPPYfor you!!!!! 😆😆😆😆. I’m one of your biggest fans, I love you Cassey, KEEP KILLIN IT! ❤️❤️

  99. Cecilia says:

    I’m so proud of you! I cannot wait to continue to follow along on your journey! You’re beyond inspiring and doing amazing things!

  100. Cindy says:

    You’re killing it Cassey! I love the confidence you share with us owning this 90 day journey and not letting others do it for you. Keep up the great work. You are always amazing and awesome <3

  101. Samantha says:

    It’s sad that people are going to sit on their butts for 90 days so they can be mad at you rather than do something for themselves. I will be honest and say I was one of the ones who was a little skeptical but this is a testament to trusting YOUR body and your gut.
    That being said, you have over 2 million followers on IG so you’re bound to get some hate, which is unfortunate. I don’t know why everyone puts you on a pedestal and forgets you’re human like everyone else.

    Anyway, 30 more days and you’re going to be smiling and SO very proud of yourself!

  102. Leia says:

    Go Girl, GO!!

  103. Marie says:

    Cassey! This is sooo inspiring! It really wants to make me follow the workout plan you’ve got going on and get some gains of my own! 😎
    You’re doing great, keep going! 😁

  104. Hannah says:

    Honestly this is so refreshing and inspiring! I used to always have clients poo poo on cardio and now you’ve proven them all wrong by making huge progress with cardio! Gives me hope I can make progress too when I can work out again. I’m so glad you shared this all.

  105. Fafnny says:

    BEST RESPONSE EVER, CASSIE !!! You are so right to not let ignorant people tell you what to do and how.
    You do you.
    Can’t wait to see the day 90. So happy for you 🙂

  106. Amy says:

    I don’t even know you, but this post got me all like “HELL YEAH GIRL YOU GOT THIS! DONT LISTEN TO THOSE CHEAP SEATS! You are in the arena!”
    Anyways. That awesome! Keep it up!
    Thank you for being so helpful, motivational, and fun!

  107. Lisa says:

    Cassey I longer your strength and courage to just keep going. I be restarted my journey so many times. Despite how often I falter though your encouragement keeps bringing me back and reminding me of my why—-to get and stay strong and healthy to show my two little girls what that looks like. And hopefully break the cycle of my past unhealthy path. Keep going girl!

  108. Jess says:

    Congrats Cassey!! I’m also working to gain some muscles, so this 90 day journey has been very inspiring for me.
    And about that Green Oats, I think they look great. I always have my oatmeal savory and eat them like Chinese rice porridge, so you’re definitely not alone!

  109. Yen says:

    YOU GO GIRL!!!! That is craaaaazzzzzy!!!!! Gaining even a pound of muscle is difficult in 30 days let alone over 6!!!!!! Crushed it

  110. Ana says:

    What you’re doing is so inspiring, I’m sorry that you get all those nasty comments. Wishing you the best 💗🌿 you’re thriving lately !!

  111. Giorgia says:

    You go girl! This is honestly so INSPIRING!! There’ll always be people ready to criticise — but they’re the ones who have no clue cause they’re N-O-T in your body! I absolutely love this!

  112. Krissi A says:

    I would like the recipe for the green oats. It looks incredibly yummy to me 😻

  113. Shelene says:

    You go Cassey.. You are doing great and you will not be sorry for doing this for yourself and even though negative comments feel like they weigh more.. Don’t let that stop you 😊

  114. Shelene says:

    You go Cassie.. You are doing great and you will not be sorry for doing this for yourself

  115. Elin says:

    Omg congratulations 👏🥂

  116. Shayla says:

    Cassey, you’re a total Queen 👑 !!! I love seeing you grow, learn, adapt, and overcome more and more!! You should be proud of you! 🤍 Hate will always be there unfortunately, but I heard this saying one time along the lines of “I’m getting hate comments, I’ve made it!” Lol 🤣 A great way to turn negative into positive!!! You are successful because of all your hard work and dedication! I can’t wait to see what you achieve in the next 60 days and onwards! You inspire me everyday, and encourage so many. Your success intimidates some, but you motivate millions. ❤️ Keep being your beautiful self and doing your thing boss babe! 💪 You got this 🙌
    PS. Congrats on your progress thus far!!! That’s a HUGE win in 30 days!!! 🥳

  117. Soha Wasim says:

    Your results speak for themself! I’m truly impressed and inspired by the simultaneous muscle gain (6.3 lbs!!!) and fat loss. I need to go on a 90 day muscle gain journey of my own now! Also, I see those back and booty gains ohmygod!! Sending you so much love and support and wishing you the best with your remaining journey. ❤️

  118. Stephanie says:

    Great results – I’m the same, only started to love running about a year or two ago and it’s my stress reliever so no chance I’d give it up!!

    One thing I’d love to see – since you’re getting your results done so accurately I’d love if you tried out some of those home body fat/muscle scales and review so we could see which are most accurate. But maybe I’m the only one that would be interested in that 😅

    1. Tess says:

      I love this idea!!!

      1. Ahu says:

        This is absolutely disordered disgusting….you are 5’5 at 1800 calories? I’m 5’6 and lose 1 lb at 1700 with 7 days exercise. 10k steps a day. You cannot build anything unless you are at a surplus. She lost fat so therefore her scan told her she was more muscle. She didn’t build more than 1 lb of muscle per month as a female with no steroids. Sorry. She looks no different except a little bit smaller thanks to fat loss from her low calories. She better not get pregnant for her mental health since she can’t get a little belly fat or lose it.