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February 24, 2014

My 5 Best Ab Exercises + Crazy News!

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Hey there POPsters!

I’m sorry I haven’t been blogging as much. Last week was so intense because I was filming and traveling all over the place last minute! I was filming several Cooking Clean with Quest episodes (can’t wait to show you the new recipes) and look who stopped by!

billy blanks

Me and BFF Billy Blanks 🙂

nutterbutter

OooOOooOo Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches…shaped like peanuts! Aww so cute. Super high in protein, low in net carbs, and ultra delish.

brett

Oh! And Mr. Brett Hoebel! We had so much fun shooting!

Anyway, after a long day of filming, I finished around 7pm, then went home to pack like a mad woman, then I ran to LAX and hopped on my red eye flight to NYC! Why!? Because…if you heard the news…I was asked to be on Dr. Oz to show him how to do POP Pilates!!! OMG!!! Can you say life dream accomplished!?? After several hours of tossing and turning on the plane, I finally arrived in the city in the morning only to head straight to ABC studios! It was so insane. All I wanted was to not have dark circles and to not randomly pass out in my dressing room. Thank goodness my excitement fueled me through rehearsals and the actual recording!

I want to thank my POPsters who came out to be on the show with me! You guys added so much life to the workout. I will let you know when the episode airs so we can all scream and die together. It was so amazing!! I am so glad you guys are always here to experience these once-in-a-lifetime things with me.

So anyway…after the recording, it was like 6pm and I was hungry, tired, and in need of some comfort. I knew exactly where I had to go. It was about 1 year ago during the NYC Meetup that I discovered this placed called Cocoron in NYC that had THE BEST hot soba soup I’ve ever tasted…and I’ve been waiting 1 year to come back and have it again 🙂 So here’s a peek at what I ordered this time…simply to die for. It was the perfect way to end my day.

cocoron

Flew back the following day and couldn’t even sleep on the plane ride back. I was still too excited. I watched so many movies that my brain turned into fluff. If you watch the 5 Best Ab Exercises video I just uploaded, you may be surprised (or appalled) at what I thought of a probably well-loved movie! (Sorry in advance.)

I arrived late at night then woke up the next day for another full day shoot with Quest for my cooking show. And I don’t need to go into too much detail because I will be sharing the recipes soon…but I do need to show you my hair:

hair

Can we take a moment to say OMG to that? That is one of the most beautiful hairstyles that has ever been performed on my head. I am in love. Thanks to Guy Tang for the ombre and my new friend Amber for braiding!

Yup so that was Friday! And then the weekend couldn’t come soon enough. I was so ready to take a huge weekend slumber sesh but then my best friend from college surprised me with a visit! HAHA! The fun never stops. But very fortunate to have friends nonetheless 🙂

So anyway, it’s Monday now and I don’t think you’d be surprised to find that I randomly crashed on the couch for 40 min because I couldn’t handle being awake any longer! Remember to sleep guys! The 3 components for a healthy, happy, and fit life are:

1.  Clean Eating

2. Exercise

3. Sleep

I still need to work on #3! It’s important to be aware of your strengths and weaknesses so that you can work on being better every day…better than you were yesterday. That is the key to growth. And trust me, you want to always be growing. It’s the process of progression and of life.

Speaking of growing, I wanted to share with you a new website called Fitfusion.com that features a collection of some cool fitness DVDs like Jillian Michaels’, Billy Blanks’, and well…mine! Hehe:

Jillian Michaels and Cassey Ho

On the website, I have uploaded the BONUS footage from my Target DVD on there – it’s the 20 min POP Pilates for Beginners footage. If you’re just starting out in Pilates, it is a fantastic video to watch as I really go through breathing, form, and technique. Click here to see the video.

POP Pilates Beginners

All the videos on there are for rent or subscription kinda like a netflix for fitness. There are many options out there for getting your information and your instruction, so do your research, see what you like, what you can afford, find what suits you and keeps you coming back, and keep doing it! That will be the workout that will tone and sculpt you the fastest and most effectively.

Here are links to all of my free workout videos by body part:

Abs

Arms & Upper Body

Back

Butt

Legs & Thighs

Obliques

Total Body

Stretching

Finish up FebuREADY strong!!! Are you excited for March?? Yes you are! I love you so much and talk to you soon!

<3 Cassey

PS: In case you’re wondering about my outfits, in the video my top is from PrAna, my shorts are from shopblogilates.com, and all the other outfits from the Quest shoot are either Forever 21 or H&M!

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  1. Alex Rich says:

    Cool tips. I recognize this guy – he was in the movie!

  2. April says:

    How do I unsubscribe to the monthly beginners calendar on the blogs lasted app?? I’m charged monthly for it but yet I don’t get it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Your motivation and energy is fanstatic. Thank you so much. I’m training myself and it gives motivation to try my best

  4. Hannah says:

    Can someone tell me how to unsubscribe from the workout calendars on the blogilates app? I can’t pay for $1 a month so I am getting the calenders from online but I can’t find out how to unsubscribe. Please help me!

    1. to unsubscribe,at the end of email, click unsubscribe

  5. Sophie says:

    Hey Cassie!
    Is it possible to have the peanut butter cookie sandwiches recipe? 🙂
    Thanks!

  6. Marion says:

    Let us know when you’ll be on Dr. Oz! I’d love to see the episode

  7. Maja says:

    I was just wondering if the March calendar passwords were sent out, cause I didn’t get mine 🙁 Please let me know folks 🙂 love ya

    1. Ruby says:

      Same with me! 🙁

  8. Katie says:

    What thickness mat do you use to be able to work out on hard surfaces and not have your tailbone killing any time you have to roll against it? Mine is bruising!!!

    1. Ariane says:

      I have the same problem! I use a 3 mm mat however when I’m doing exercises on my tailbone, I place a small pillow or a folded towel under my butt. That helps 🙂 Same for hipbones.

      1. Katie says:

        I have a 6mm mat and add a towel. My tailbone is literally bruising. My floor is so hard!

  9. hu says:

    thank you for being such an inspiration and motivator. love the new abs video. congrats on your much deserved success!! xoxoxo

  10. Colleen says:

    It’s a joke between me and my friends now because I talk about Pilates like it is my boyfriend. I am so in love with Pilates and your workouts. I look forward to working out everyday instead of it being a chore. Congratulations on all the success <3

  11. Melanie says:

    I would *LOVE* to have a printout of this too! I love your printables!

    Thanks!

  12. Anna says:

    You so deserve all of these wonderful things Cassey! your sheer determination and positive energy have allowed you to succeed! With your help I have developed such a deep love for exercise…especially pilates!! which has allowed me to learn to love my body! Thank you, you are truly inspirational and motivational! 🙂

  13. Jamila says:

    I waned to support and purchase the dvd from my local target (Virginia) but I’ve checked several and haven’t seen it anywhere is the placement only on the west coast?

  14. Caterina says:

    You really inspire me in everything you do. You believed in yourself, in your dreams, in your passions and look what you have accomplished! You have such a full life and I’m so proud of you and of being your follower.
    I love you!

  15. Aimee says:

    Hey Cassey I was wondering what shoes do you wear when you’re weight training?
    Thanks!

  16. Diana says:

    I hated Bridesmaids too! Ew!

  17. Rosa says:

    Oh Cassey you are such a role model to what a woman can accomplish and I’m so proud to be apart of this community and in a small way a part of your life through all your blogs, always be you because we love you sonics. Today’s ab workout was amazing that Saturn rings was killer and amazing will be adding that video to every ab day for sure

  18. Bibiana says:

    Could March focus on cardio? I can feel the muscle, but it doesn’t show because of a layer of fat.

  19. MiinaMarie says:

    Of all the things I could say, I just have to say – I want that soup! I’ve never been able to figure out how to create the egg like that.
    xo

  20. Maria says:

    LOVE YOUR HAIR
    LOVE THE NEW WORKOUT
    thanks so much cassey!!

  21. Hi Cassey,

    I am so dang excited for you!! We do not know each other but I am happy for you like I would be one of my friends. You are amazing!

  22. Bronwyn says:

    I also disliked Bridesmaids.

  23. Hey Cassey,
    You have no idea how you have inspired me! I currently live in Berlin! You have made my workout awesome! I teach Zumba but I need a variety for myself. Its really hard working out in another language but I did it until I stumbled across your blog! Thank you for releasing the workout calendar early so that I can start right away! I just wanted to say Im proud of you and you are a blessing.

  24. Lynn says:

    Wow! Congrats Cassey!

  25. omg! I can’t wait to watch that episode, that’s so exciting. You 100% deserved that opportunity and many more 🙂

  26. Caroline says:

    Love you! I’m so excited for you xxx

  27. Leanne says:

    so excited to hear all these news from you! you’re a beautiful person inside and out and you work so hard! love ya <3

  28. Paulina says:

    You really are an absolutely amazing person and every day you give me energy and motivation! Continue your quest in the world of new opportunities and surround yourself by your fans, family and friends!

    Much love Paulina

  29. Vanessa says:

    You’re so motivating ! I’m currently going though nursing school and I do your workouts during my breaks to keep me up and going. Reading your posts really helps me get through the day when all I do is study. Thank you for all your hard work and I’m so happy good things are going your way. You deserve it all !

  30. Danielle says:

    Can’t wait to watch you on Dr Oz!!!! love you and all you do!

  31. Anca says:

    Please post a how-to video for that hairstyle. 🙂

    1. Emma says:

      You can type “waterfall braid” into Youtube and you can find tutorials there for this braid 🙂

  32. Kelsie says:

    You continue to amaze me every day with your outstanding positivity and motivation and of course your amazing workouts! I love reading your blog so much because it makes me feel like I am listening to a friend share her experiences throughout the week. Seeing you become so successful in the past year is such a joy to me because I have been following you from the start and i truely believe you deserve every bit of recognition for changing so many people’s lives into fit, healthy, and happy ones. Hopefully I will get a chance to meet you at a meet up. Bucket list! Haha.

    Love ya!
    Kelsie

  33. Jackie says:

    You are a SUPERWOMAN! Love you Cassey! really inspiring!
    but… take care of yourself! ^^ sleep more! LOL lots of kisses

  34. Christine says:

    Wow Cassey your motivation and energy is AMAZING! I honestly don’t know how you do it! You are so inspiring! :-O

    1. Agree with you! She is always full of energy and she can motivate me like no one others. I think this is because she loves what she does. 🙂

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