How to Push Through a SUPER Tough Workout

How to Push Through a SUPER Tough Workout

This is a motivatonal video I made on what I think about when my workout gets really tough and I wanna quit, but  don’t. I’m the type of person that needs to give it my all because I cannot live knowing I did any less when I could have done more.

This is also your Blogilates Week #10 Challenge. I just want you to push extra extra hard this week in your workouts. I know you work hard every day, but just give me a little more this week…just a little more oomph, energy, and HARDCORE EFFORT. If you wanna see changes in your body, you need to keep pushing yourself and challenging yourself. Think of me when it starts to burn. And just breathe through it.

Good luck! What do you guys think about (or what funny habits do you have) when you wanna die when exercising?

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  1. Maja Milosevic says:

    Hi,Cassey. My name is Maja, I am doctor , 38 years old, from Serbia. I have recently discovered your workouts on YouTube, and after a month of practicing, I already have visible results.It was a long time since I have been so much inspired to workout regularly.Nevertheless, I have a diet problem, I can’t give up chocolate,cookies,ice cream,and I am ending up with fat on my belly,no matter how many abs workout I do.How to win a fight with sweets?I am comforting my self with the fact that my weight is 53 kg, height 163 cm,BMI is within normal range, but I am not satisfied with my belly.

  2. Haley says:

    This is such great timing! It’s my first week of track and the workouts are BRUTAL thanks for motivating me to push through!

    This is exactly why everyone loves and adores you 🙂
    Seriously at a loss of words, the timing of this post could’t have been any better! 10 minutes ago I was dreaming my workout tomorrow, and now I can’t wait to go burn some serious calories and to start seeing improvement 🙂

  4. Kim says:

    Thank you so much for this post! It feels like perfect timing, lately I’ve been trying to really push myself to give it my all during a hard workout, or to repeat that last rep when it feels like I’m about to die. This video’s just a reminder of all the reasons I need to do it!

  5. anonymous says:

    Can you give me some advice cassey? 🙁
    I seem to go through cycles of eating clean for a whole week then when i go out with friends i just binge. I hate it and i’m only a teen, and don’t want to start bad food habits for when i’m older. Another problem is, I love to cook. I love experimenting and creating new flavoursome dinners and desserts. – Often not the healthiest. I think when I binge, I have it set in my minds that I’m not allowed any junk tomorrow, so i stuff my face to make the most of it. My friends are semi healthy but not really. Im fine with them at school, i eat healthy and whole foods, but then at festivals or parties i just eat everything, because that’s what everyone is doing in the atmosphere around me. 🙁 It only makes me upset at night when i think about everything i have eaten today. Im not overweight at all, i just want be fit and healthy but i can’t seem to overcome this stupid habbit. 🙁 What’s your advice!? <3

    1. Rebecca says:

      Butting in here, but I’m 37, have had 5 kids, and I’m a food blogger… and a total Pilates fanatic. I have to say that the most important thing is to have a healthy relationship with food (also had my struggles over the years to view food as friend not foe)… Food isn’t the enemy. Moderation isn’t the enemy. Just keep fit, keep exercising and don’t let food worry you too much.

  6. Rachel says:

    Hey Cassey,

    I love this blog of yours. So much great information and inspiration. Thank you for sharing. I adore this blog so much I added you to my blog roll on my page. Keep up the amazing work!

  7. Max says:

    Hi Cassey!

    I have the habits of silently cussing (I know, bad habit) and biting my lower lip. BTW, would anybody know how to improve height when jumping?

  8. Apfelkern says:

    Well, it’s SO hard to push oneself (come on – actually I wanted to say “myself”…) to finish a tough workout. But I think of the satisfaction I’ll feel afterwards and hence I growl and bite my lip and lift it a little higher or push it harder. Sometimes I really think you’re evil: you make me do such exhausting exercises that will make my muscles sore for the next two days and the worst about it is that you make me want exactly that feeling. Aw. 😉
    The moment that is the most terrible one during a workout is when you counted down to zero and I’m already dying and then you tell me to “just hold it”. Soooo mean!

    Well, I guess I have to thank you for being this “mean” and motivating during your excercises. I guess otherwise I always would just quit.

    Best wishes,


    1. Sunny says:

      I hate the count downs! While I’m not counting I can just concentrate on doing the movement right, but when I here 10 more I realize how much I hurt and have to tell myself not to be a wimp.

  9. This is perfect timing for this challenge! I am on my spring break and I have been getting up each morning to do your videos, jump roping, running around the neighborhood, plyo, etcetera. If I can motivate myself to work hard during spring break, I can do it any time 🙂 Thanks Cassie!

  10. It’s true – that which does not kill us, makes us stronger! That’s one of the things I say to myself . . . truth be told, I swear a lot (when I’m alone in my basement, not at the gym!). But yeah, most of all, I ask myself why I’m doing this – answer: to get results. And you don’t get results w/o working hard!

  11. Lisa says:

    I just think how much better I’ll feel after my workout!

  12. Sunny says:

    Awesome video! I think about how good it will feel to tell myself that I did it at the end. To say ‘Good job girl, you pushed even though you didn’t want to and you’re stronger now!’ And I like improving, even in a not-so-significant way. Like 5 extra minutes, or 5 extra reps.

    Also, will you post pictures of the results of your dieting and exercise before your shoot? Just curious 🙂

  13. Makayla says:

    I lick my top lip.

  14. Cai says:

    Oh my gosh, thank you SO much for this. I run cross country and long distance track, and sometimes I want to die before I can finish a long run or a hard workout. One thing that I do is tell myself–you can do anything for 2 minutes. Just do it 2 more minutes. Then once those are up–I tell myself the same thing again. 2 more minutes!

    Thanks Cassey, you’re an inspiration <3