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Every night I go to bed feeling exhausted, but whole. Every morning I wake up feeling like I have a purpose to fulfill. Everyday since the beginning of this 90 day journey, I have felt more ALIVE than ever.

It’s the start of my fourth week and I feel like it’s been FLYING by. I don’t dread any of my workouts. In fact, I look forward to each one of them – even the running ones! The thought of being able to move my body, push it further, and make it stronger gets me so pumped. I am feeling so much joy from the workouts – it’s like I’m taking a drug or something. (I mean, I’ve never taken drug-drugs so I can’t actually tell ya, but I imagine it’s something that makes you escape reality.)

For me – working out is my drug. It’s happiness. It’s therapy. It’s meditation. It’s my time for self-care. I love that I can be 100% selfish because my body deserves ALL of my attention.

Why? Because I deserve me.

And when it comes to the food? The fact that I am putting so much thought and love into how I nourish my body, makes me appreciate my food infinitely more! No longer am I stuffing myself with boredom and emotions – I have consciousness. I have clarity. I have a reason why I eat and why every ingredient matters. I eat to feel good. To feel strong. I eat to fulfill my purpose.

This journey has already given me so much goodness, and we’re now a quarter of the way through. I’m actually gonna be a little sad when it’s officially over in November. Who knows where my mental and physical state will be then – but I predict a whole new level of Cassey will emerge. She’s already sprouting quick…

DAY 24 RECAP:

I started off my Sunday with an 8am workout…with Sam!

We did a circuit training class at Training Mate – an Australian style gym boutique with some of the funniest instructors ever. They always make me laugh.

Sam almost never comes with me to my early morning workouts but since our friend was supposed to join, Sam felt he was required to go. Well – funny thing is – at 6:30am, my friend texted me and said he didn’t sign up for class early enough and all the spots were sold out! So he couldn’t go, but Sam still had to. Hahahaha.

Fit journal entry! I started off the day with my drink from last night that I didn’t finish. I couldn’t stand the green tea with water alone (so bitter, eew), so I added almond milk and monk fruit sweetener and it was the perfect morning wake-me-up beverage!

I had it with some chili roasted pistachios. I am addicted. These things are so legit. I wonder when I will get sick of them. WILL I get sick of them???

For lunch, I made more zoodles!!! OMG I can’t get enough of zoodles right now. Obsessed.

I used to use a huge fancy professional spiralizer, but honestly – it made making zoodles too big of a deal. Then I found this device which is basically like a pencil sharpener for zucchini – and it is LIFE.

Make sure that when you use the pencil sharpener zoodler, that you use the side that says “THICK”. The thin zoodles are too thin and will basically turn into water when you sauteé them in the pan!

LOOK AT MY CREATION!!! LOOK!!!

This is a masterpiece and would probably cost $28 at a restaurant in LA.

It’s sauteed alfredo zoodles with chicken sausage and cherry tomatoes. ‘Twas perfection. Even Sam liked it.

Dinner was rotisserie chicken with butter lettuce smothered in Jalapeño creamy sauce. I had this with a side of mushrooms and sriracha. Man, I love mushrooms so much. They taste like they could pass for meat or tofu. So transformative. Mushrooms are awesome.

Hope you guys choose to give yourself the attention you deserve. Go be selfish!!! Love you guys so much!

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  • Liv says:

    Friggen hell Cassey! You’re the best. I’ve been following you since 2011, and been through so much ED, injuries and scary madness. But blogilates was always the thing that helped me connect with myself, and have fun working out everyday. I can’t thank you enough, you’ve changed my life!

  • Saraahx says:

    Yeah!!! Working out and eating shouldn’t make you feel bad. If it does, you’re doing it wrong. Yes to being selfish too

  • What part of a rotisserie chicken do you liķe best? I LOVE the inside where the gooey juices are!

    Also, what the he’ll do you do with the thin side of the zoodle pencil sharpener?! Loòks like it isn’t of any use?

  • For me – working out is perfect, my joy, therapy, meditation, and my best time for self-care. I love that I can be 100% fit because my body deserves ALL of my attention.

  • Conny says:

    If this 90 day thing makes you so happy and you don’t want it to end…..who forces you to stop living that way after 90 days? Just keep doing it for as long as you enjoy it.

  • Ania says:

    Oh, I feel the same. Sometimes I feel guilty, that maybe I should spend this hour with my kids instead of working ou, but then I realize, that without it I won’t be able to feel happiness and pay my 100% attention to them. I just need to do something only for me to reload my batteries and have enough positive energy to give my family.

  • Katie S says:

    Damn! You’re making me hungry! I was never interested in noodles before, but I like zucchini and that little equipment bob looks convenient and perhaps easy to use. I need new recipes. Every day it’s harder and harder to find something healthy-ish to eat cuz I’m so tired of what we have. True, I haven’t been cooking, but I’m thinking perhaps now may be the time to move up and start doing that.

  • Rachel L says:

    AH we made zoodles yesterday too! We made shrimp, mushroom, alfredo with zoodles! Great minds think a like…or is it hungry stomachs think alike?

  • LucyLoo says:

    That Zoodles dish looks amazing!!!!!

  • Minnie says:

    Cassey’s blog posts always give me strength!! I’m happily on day 9 of my own journey thanks to you!!! Wishing you all the best!!!!!

  • Gillian Cermak says:

    I’m curious about what mushrooms you use. I love mushrooms and am stepping out of the norm and trying others. Loooove king oyster (thanks to Nom Nom Paleos suggestion) and shiitake. What kind do you use? And what recipe did you use for the alfredo?
    This journey of yours is an inspiration and I look forward to reading your blog each day! Keep it up!

    • blogilates says:

      I just bough alfredo sauce, ready made from Trader Joes. I eat enoki mushrooms and beech mushrooms. I also like the frozen bagged mushrooms from Trader Joes. I think they’re you’re typical crimini, but don’t quote me on that!

  • Leslie S says:

    Can you eat mochi ice cream? Would that be a good alternative for keto ice cream?

  • Natalia says:

    Hi Casey, cheers from Colombia! I actually started my own 3 month fitness journey, very similar to yours exactly one week before you started posting about it so I’ve loved following your thoughts on this because I feel very related and kind of feel like we are in this together. It’s great seeing the evolution on results and thoughts you’ve been posting, I’ve also been able to learn a looot about myself in this journey. Excited to read more about it :)

  • windowbird says:

    Love the zoodle maker, where can you find this device?

    • blogilates says:

      I think I got it at Homegoods but I am pretty sure you can get one on amazon.

    • Rachel L says:

      Can literally find them any place that sells sometime of kitchenware. Homefoods, walmart, target, etc.

  • Rachel L says:

    You’ve honestly inspired me so much with this journey. I eagerly look for your daily blog and hope it will continue after the 90 days because hearing inner Cassie has been the greatest.

  • Elena Penny says:

    You should draw cute little comics showing you sprouting like a little tree or something lol when you said the new cassey was sprouting I pictured your face Sprouting out of the ground 😂 but seriously i bet you could draw a cute version

  • Marybeth says:

    Is that the push journal? Chalene is awesome

  • Abi says:

    That’s amazing, every word from you exudes positive energy. It is evident that you’re enjoying life! I wish you all the happiness in the coming days of your very much joyful challenge!🤗❤❤❤

  • aljo23 says:

    You’re such an inspiration Cassey! Go go girl!

  • sarina says:

    Go Casey go! You’re on fire!

  • Ula says:

    You inspired me to run. I don’t like cardio a lot and I don’t like running neither, but I’ll give it a try one more time today. With music in my ears it shouldn’t be so bad.

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