May 4, 2012
Popsters poppin’ up everywhere!
The last week before the competition is exciting and definitely an emotional roller coaster! My workouts haven’t been as explosive since I am on SUCH a carb low. So yeah, can’t wait for for the carb depletion to be over so I can go nuts during my workouts again instead of feeling like I wanna go to sleep. Hahaha. I mean, it’s all a part of the bikini journey, this carb depletion thing, the big hair, the tan, the tiny suit, the nails, the fake eyelashes – it’s all pretty fun but man is it time consuming and wow, it is such a different world! I am very happy to be venturing into it and taking you guys with me along for the ride. I am very curious to see what everyone will look like at registration on Friday and how super glam we will all be on Saturday! Oh and I’m not just talking the girls…don’t forget that there are guy versions too 🙂
Anyway, although I generally keep a positive attitude, this week has been rough. My body has started to react oddly to all of the physical stress it’s being put under. And I think I am mentally stressing too. I gotta just remember why I started this and to just HAVE FUN! Strut my stuff and be a sassy cheetah 🙂 That’s all I can do right?! YUP. I’ve worked so hard for this moment, so I’m gonna rock it on stage!! Thanks to everyone on facebook for helping me through my emotional ups and downs. I love you guys and I feel so much popster support daily – I am just too lucky to have you guys. When I look into the crowd, I’ll imagine you guys there with me.
What was sooooo cool this week was that I had an overflow of popster visitations at the gyms I work at!!!! (Is it a sign!!???) So unexpected! I love meeting you guys!!! I love hearing your stories and how POP Pilates or reading my blog has become part of your life.
So here are some pics from the gym on Monday and Tuesday!
At Ballys after POP Pilates with Christy. She’s a Fitblr on Tumblr! She was so cute…and so excited when I met her. I think she said something along the lines of “…meeting you is like meeting Justin Bieber and (I forgot what she said but I will just add…) One Direction all at the same time!!!!!” HAHAHAHA. Yeah right girl!!! But thanks for the enthusiasm. It was her birthday the day after, so Happy Belated Christy!!!
Here we are at Club Sport right after POP Pilates. Casey (left) actually went to my high school. WHAT!!??? So cool. And Karen on the right is a yoga teacher that I recognized from another gym years ago.
Then that night after cardio, as I was walking into the locker room I get this wide-eyed stare from a girl doing a plank on the floor. I was like, hmm….I’m gonna wait a couple minutes to see if something happens. This can’t really be happening. Then she goes…”Are you……..Cassey????? From…..BLOGILATES!!!???!!” Hahahahaha. So cute! I ended up sitting in the sauna with Evalina for 30 minutes! She is apparently training for a pageant! Awesome. We had tons to talk about and it was so fun to talk about my old pageant days. Made the heat a lot more bearable having someone there with you. Evalina, good luck at Miss National Asia!!! You’ll do wonderfully!!!
Hehe I think it’s so weird that people react this way to me because I am just a blogger and fitness instructor but not gonna lie…it’s kinda cool 🙂 I love meeting fans because you guys always get to see me, but I never get to see you! NO fair!!!! So please please please say hi when you see me. I wanna meet you!
Here I am practicing my model walk at the gym. I gotta remember…MORE HIP!!!! MORE HIP!!!!!! I need to exaggerate so when I actually do it, it’ll look normal on stage. Loving my Miley Cyrus pants from BL. So cute.
And so the day came…on Wednesday it was time to get my Pro Tan on. Tanning helps show more definition on stage because the bright lights wash you out. So for those of you who say you like my normal skin tone, don’t worry, it’s just a physique competitor thing. I gotsta do it!!!!
Lined the bathroom floor with tissue paper. It was a messy process. Didn’t realize that 75% of my tan washes off the next morning after I shower…I have SOOOOOO many more coats to do it’s not even funny. Man this takes work!!!!!!
Okay well here I am blogging as I rhinestone my bikini as I am drying off my tan. It’s not done yet! Eek.
I should go to bed because my body needs rest…plus I have to teach in the morning!!!! So ya, there it is guys! Tomorrow is the big day. AHHHH!!!!!!! AHHHHH!!!! 1 year ago I said, hmm, looks interesting. 1 year later…I’m doing it. I can’t believe this! What a journey!
Hope you all have a fabulous Friday!!!! I’ll be live tweeting backstage at the show on Saturday so follow me on twitter @Blogilates if you aren’t already for fun updates.
K love you so so much guys! Bye for now!