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Hey guys!

AHHHHH it is the week 10 weigh in!!! It is insane how fast this is going. I’ve never felt so focused with my workouts, my nutrition AND my overall well being and my happiness before. This 90 day journey has me ALIGNED and it feels so right. I feel in control, happy, and flexible. I don’t feel restricted at all – which is weird…because that is normally what I feel when I am on a diet. So, I can’t say that I am on a diet – what I CAN say is that I am eating right for my body and I am enjoying grocery shopping, cooking, creating, and eating!

I feel inspired to design new challenges and programs for you based on what I have learned! Just wait til you find out what I have in store for you in January…I’m coming up with it right now, and lemme tell ya…it is gonna be FRESH and DIFFERENT.

Here’s my Fit Journal game plan page! Seriously every time I look at this page, I feel SO ACCOMPLISHED. I wanna frame this when I’m done haha.

Last week, I rested once and worked out 6 days. I am proud of myself for going to a Crossfit class even though I didn’t really want to but felt like I needed to push myself :)

Things I need to START – I want to try some ballroom dance classes or latin classes! I just like dancing in heels in general I think!

Things I need to STOP – Need to go to bed earlier. I am staying up late reading articles or shopping online for no good reason. STOP IT CASSEY!

Now…onto the WEEK 10 WEIGH-IN!

Okay, I am shocked at this week’s progress! 2.2 lbs down from last week, a decrease of 0.5% body fat, and an increase of 0.2% muscle mass! That is a total of 13 lbs lost from the beginning. WHAT!

Now, I have a few observations about why my progress picked up this week. It’s a good thing that I am logging everything and that I have recorded my weight, food, exercise, and mood daily. This allows me to look back and see patterns, if there are any.

What did I do differently?

Week 8 is when I noticed that I was gaining weight again as I was eating keto. It was then that I decided to start logging my calories and macros and also switch off of keto into just general low carb. I allowed myself to have fruit again as well as my current life luxury – pumpkin pie hummus! Additionally, I began subbing out some of my chicken for either fish, beyond meat (vegan), eggs, or tofu. I added variety to my protein – which is what I learned that I needed to do after analyzing my Food Sensitivity Report.

Also, dance has become a more consistent part of my routine. It not only is a great cardio workout, it challenges my memory skills while keeping me super happy. I’m always smiling in class. I think dance de-stresses me and probably lowers my cortisol levels. So that’s got to be a big factor in my progress.

Finally, I’ve started taking Vitamin D and a couple other vitamins temporarily. After my baseline blood test, which I still need to show you, I discovered that I was severely deficient in Vitamin D and the nurse practitioner told me that this could be one of the root causes for why my body likes to hold on to fat – no matter how much I work out or eat clean. (I will explain how that is all connected in another blog post.) I started taking the vitamins on Oct 13 pretty much every day. I don’t know if the vitamins have helped or not, but I guess we shall see how that affects my body (if at all) once I run out.

What’s left?

Let’s go over my initial goals.

120 lbs

20% body fat

Again, for anyone just joining, these numerical goals were created to give me direction so that I could objectively tell if I was making progress or not. Of course the 90 day journey isn’t just about numbers! It’s always been about getting in the best shape of my life MENTALLY and PHYSICALLY. I don’t want to repeat myself too much because people will still scream and yell about this no matter how much I try to explain. So I’m just gonna leave this right here.

Now back to the goals.

I have 3 more lbs and 1.8% body fat to go to reach “athlete” body fat status. I have 19 more days. This means I need to decrease my weight by approximately 1.1 lbs and 0.66% body fat per week. I did not think I’d be able to reach my goals last week, but this week, something happened, so…who knows! I could also plateau next week to make up for this week’s dramatic progress. We shall see. I’m just gonna keep trucking along!

Yesterday’s Recap:

Fit Journal entry. Took an interesting dance workout class before my heels class. Not sure if I will be back…it was…weird. The instructor kept changing the choreo and then was asking us (the students) why we kept messing up. Then there was a point where she wanted me to arch my back more so she pressed her boobs up against my back for a whole minute to make it arch more. I’m sure she didn’t mean to be weird about it, but I DEF felt weird about it! In our POP Pilates Instructor training workshops, our Master Trainers always talk about not touching people – and if you do, you need to ASK if it is ok to do so.

LUNCH:

15% carbs, 50% fat, 35% protein

325 calories

4 egg thin tacos with zucchini squash, salmon, pico de gallo, and power greens. YUM!

DINNER:

16% carbs, 48% fat, 36% protein

520 calories

Salmon with cauliflower risotto and a side of tomatoes! Coconut aminos and sriracha.

SNACKS:

26% carbs, 53% fat, 20% protein

399 calories

Kombucha. Love.

Baked some Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins. Ate 2. DELISH.

As a night time drink, I mixed collagen with almond milk and chrysanthemum tea. So soothing.

Yesterday I came in at 1,244 calories and 59g carbs (19%), 68g fat (50%), and 95g protein (31%). This is a little lower than normal, but there are days when I go into the 1800s and even 2000s – I mean you can’t be perfect every single day, especially if you’re not pre-planning your macros in advance. All I can say is that I feel full and energized. When I am hungry, I eat!

Question for you! What kind of January challenge do you wanna see!???

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  • Aysha Adil says:

    Loved the little peak into your daily routine, fitness journey and your transformation.I say : No more excuses!!!
    I totally agree as you mentioned in the video that minor changes in your lifestyle can make a huge difference. I have applied it on myself. I believe that 5 basic things can immensely change your life. Check out my fitness blog https://bit.ly/33ewKex

  • Aliah says:

    You’ve inspired me to start my own journey! I’m going to begin 30 days no sugar and making sure I’m doing one of your videos at least six days a week! Ignore the people who feel triggered by you reaching your own personal goals, people are either projecting their anger because they lack the discipline to follow through an intense program like this or they have another internal issue that they are also projecting onto you. I’ve struggled with body dysmorphia but it’s refreshing and so motivating to read your goals and see how you track your fitness goals! Your goal is YOURS. People shouldn’t be offended.

  • Liora says:

    Cassey you’ve become obsessed with losing weight and numbers, despite if you says otherwise. Actions speak louder than words Cassey. And you’ve become uncaring of how triggering obsessing on these numbers are for a lot of people, especially considering lots of us joined your site for the body positivity. I know personally I wanted to get away from the numbers that made me feel like a failure and find a way to love my body for what it is and the strength it has. I appreciate this is your journey, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore the impact your actions have on the community you built. It doesn’t matter if you are doing this for health reasons or superficial reasons, it matters that you are ignoring the outcry of your community to please stop.

    • Laura says:

      Yeah, I have to agree. The low calorie amount combined with high exercise levels is concerning…

  • Katxx says:

    I am so happy youre getting closer and closer to your goal! People can you whatever they want, but the fact of the matter is that you are an inspiration. I will not say influencer. You don’t influence me to workout, you inspire me to workout because I SEE your dedication, your motivation, and these goals that push you. If we everyond had a drive like yours the world would be a more productive one.

    As far as new challenges or workouts, have you considered teaming up with some fit mommas-to-be and doing a few prenatal videos? Since getting pregnant, I continued my workouts (blogilates mostly) normally through the 1st trimester but in the 2nd & 3rd we have to be a lot more careful and I’m sorry to say it, but the prenatal videos on youtube aren’t cutting it. I do them and I’m like great. Where’s the rest? It has completely demotivated me because I don’t know what workouts to do anymore and I just love blogilates.. if I do workout these days, I do blogilates with pregnancy modifications. But I want a safe workout with YOUR intensity and JOY because it’s a pleasure to workout alongside you! Please at least give this some thought. I’m sure it would make a lot of mommas happy!

  • Huda says:

    Maybe some of your new dance moves infused with Pilates?

  • Katrina says:

    I just want to say great job on your progress and that you always inspire me to work on being a better me!

  • katymartino says:

    Cassey – THANK YOU so much for sharing all of this with us. It is such a serious motivator. Eff the haters. I have taken your challenge as an opportunity to re-evaluate my own stuff. I have been using MyFitnessPal for over a year, just to track calories, and FINALLY looked at my percentages… 90% CARBS!!! No wonder I wasn’t getting anywhere! Weight Watchers has “free foods” like chicken, fruit, eggs, and veggies. Well, when you eat TOO MANY of those things, you are going to GAIN weight. SO. I took a page from your book and started doing a less restrictive version of low carb, higher (healthy) fat, and protein. IT WORKS!!! My doctor even told me: “yes, fruits and veggies are healthy. But, there is also TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING.” Uuuuuuuugh. So. What is the answer? BLOOD TESTS! :) Yup. I did it. And, I match up to you. It’s great to finally get answers! As for the next challenge. Pilates and yoga are totally my jam. But, I want to challenge myself. I think more cardio, or HIIT, or (dare I say it) WEIGHTS. Just a thought. Again, THANK YOU!!!

  • Caroline says:

    Hi Cassie!

    I absolutely LOVE the Summer Sculpt series and would love to see a similarly structured program in the new year. I like having everything I need to do for the day put into just one video. It makes it easy to follow and track my progress (also I’m more likely to finish the whole workout if I’m not doing multiple videos).

  • Aysha Adil says:

    Great, positive read Cassey.
    I am motivated to start your low carb routine.

  • jerseygirl says:

    I really love the Summer Sculpt series. I like knowing what I am in for everyday, and it being the same every week made it really easy to see progress which was/is great. Also the 100 challenges, I am on my 2nd round of the Glute Challenge and also completed the Squat Challenge.
    Love all of your workouts and am looking forward to what’s to come!

  • Lilylou says:

    I will follow any challenge you’d release! 😅It’s always inspiring and motivating

  • Deborah says:

    Thank you so much for teaching your instructors to ask consent before touching a student! It’s so important, and too many teachers feel entitled to touch and grab students bodies without asking! It’s so uncomfortable and feels awkward to ask them to stop while you’re in the middle of a workout and they think they’re helping.

  • Kate Waggle says:

    Love the idea of dance or flexibility challenges. Personally I could really use a challenge for food! I work 45+ hours a week on my feet and go to school. It’s too easy to make excuses when you’re exhausted why takeout is OK tonight. Or if you do eat at home but it’s just frozen pizza or other junk. I know what clean eating looks like for me but I get so tired and honestly I’ve really struggled with making enjoyable meals as far as meal prepping goes. They’re unappetizing two days in. And forget all those breakfast smoothies.. who gonna wake up the whole house to make a smoothie at 4 am before work?? Thanks for any input or help.

    • Katxx says:

      Smoothies can be made the night before, just be sure to shake it up and drink it the next morning. Maybe it’s not as fresh but it’s better than skipping breakfast or eating something unhealthy! And I totally get you about not wanting to eat the same thing 3, 4, or 5 times a week! What you could do is make 3 meals with 2 portions each. Freeze half and enjoy 3 different meals this week. Enjoy these same meals next week, but in the opposite order that you ate them last week. Even if you don’t have time to food prep for 5 or 6 days, even taking the time to do half a week will benefit you nutrition wise! The key is to start small. After doing this 2 or 3 weeks it will start to becoming a habit! It’s kind of like working out, doctors don’t recommend you start doing crossfit everyday of youve never worked out. 3 times a week, 3-5, and slowly increasing intensity. You can do it popster!

  • Lunadb says:

    I’d love a flexibility challenge!

  • Silvia says:

    I definetely would like to do a challenge about dancing, if not a full routine at least something connected! I started heels class too last week (to combine it with my pole dance classes) but I’d love to practice more at home!
    Plus, I’d also like a challenge about eating clean, maybe something like the water challenge!
    Can I add a question about your kombucha? I came across this product while looking for something to help me with my gut problems, but I’m not sure about how much should I drink it or for how long… I don’t want mess my situation more!
    Anyway, keep up the good work and I can’t wait for the new challenges and collections!

  • A 100 REP CARDIO CHALLENGE MWUAHAHHA IM GONNA REGRET THIS AND DIE HAPPILY.

  • Jazzy Jaz says:

    Go Casey! What scale do you use that tracks body fat and muscle?

  • Lucy says:

    Congrats on your progress! I’d love to see a 28-day stretching challenge, kind of like the summer sculpt (but every day is the Saturday!). Or a ‘journey to pull ups’ challenge, or something to help with inversions like ‘journey to headstand’ :)

  • Fitnessbunny says:

    I would like a dance challenge with a meal plan (like the 28 day reset

  • Julia says:

    I’d love to see something like a feel-good health challenge, like focussing on bodyparts like the back and abs, stretching and maybe a contest around nice healthy recepies. To get back into your body after the holidays

  • Pippa says:

    Vitamin D has such a big role in metabolism! You definitely want to get it up mid-top of the range. I noticed such a big difference in my weight, mood and energy levels when I got it to optimal levels. I have Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism so I’m pretty much permanently deficient without supplements and my metabolism isn’t really working either.

  • Taylor says:

    Arm challenge! Or maybe a food challenge paired with a workout challenge? Your blog posts always make me wish I lived near a Trader Joe’s :( Go Cassey!

  • angdutton says:

    Toning!!! Maybe add a little bit of weights to pilates!!!

  • Anna says:

    What do you use to measure your body fat/muscle mass? x

  • aljo23 says:

    Inner thighs challenge please! Aside from Abs, this is the area where fat tends to deposit and hard to get rid of for me. I have been doing lots of inner thigh exercises but it’s different if you set the challenges as I really tend to stick to it! Thanks Cassey!

  • Harshita says:

    Hey Cassey!
    Just like you did 100abs challenge and squats and 100 glute challenge. Can you please create some kind of 100thighslimming challenge aur 100strongarms challenge.. It will be so good to target these muscle group too. Specially the inner thighs muscle coz they are so hard to target and shed fat from there just like lower belly fat, and the biceps and armpits fat too are trouble area.

  • Meena Alekhya says:

    I think a full body workout challenge would be great!! Along with flexibility!! Please! I need to get my splits fast!😭

  • Kori says:

    I’d love to see more 100 videos- maybe something for arms or thighs. Stretching videos would be great!

    Congrats on kicking total butt this week! Watching your journey is so exciting for me.

    Do you have suggestions for collagen protein powders?

  • Elise019 says:

    I think you would get better results og you started eating less fat. I’m no expert, but your blood test said You should eat 30 percent fat, my food and health (a subject at my school) book says it’s healthy to eat around 25-35 percent fat, I searched a little on the internet and it recommended around 30% fat, and my crossfit trainer said around 20-25% for those who work out a lot (he prefers high in protein). I don’t think you should worry about it too much, but since you are tracking it may be worth a shot. I know you’re eating good fat, and if you’d be eating more calories the amount of fat you’re eating now is quite good (I have to eat 2300+ calories a day to not starve), and I’m not sure if you need to change since you eat som few calories a data, but this is just what I think. The most important thing is that you’re eating a diet You can mantain that works, and I sincerly apologize if it was inapproprite to comment this, since I’m no expert, but I promise I only had good intentions.

  • Michele says:

    I’d love to see another 28 day challenge similar to the Summer Sculpt Series! Just a ~30 min workout makes it easy to fit into as part of my day. Targeting different areas for 7 days makes it challenging but different every day, and also, like you said, we know what to expect for the next several weeks. Also, I love the no jumping/cardio workout that you included for the Summer Sculpt. Even though the movements aren’t cardio, I’m still breaking out in sweats just doing the routines. And I really feel like 30 mins a day is perfect! Not too long, not too short.

  • Sarah says:

    Would love to see a challenge working us up to advanced level tricep push ups!

  • Jenn says:

    Hi Cassey! I’m a long time lover of blogilates and following your 90 day journey is so fun/inspiring!
    I thought it was really interesting to see that the body fat and muscle percentages from 8/16 and 10/25 suggest you have lost 2.5 lbs of muscle (increasing the overall percentage of muscle in your body tho :) ) and also lost 6 lbs of fat. I’m wondering if you know what the other 2.5 lbs total weight loss is from?

  • Erica A says:

    I would like you to do a Tabata challenge which is basically a PIIT workout w different interval timing. I use to not be into those type of workouts, but all the sudden I am loving them. The burn and results are awesome when compared to the amount of time you have to spend. Abs and Arms are always good too! I love your surprises! You’re doing an amazing job on this 90 day journey. I am so excited for you and feel inspired. 💖

  • Diana says:

    Reading about your journey has been very interesting. I wish more people would blog their lives like this. I like to read about it. That is crazy about that dance instructor. Some people are just weird lol. That would feel like a major violation of space to me, and make me extremely uncomfortable. Having anybody pressed up against you like that (unsolicited) is not ok. Do you ever think you will start pre-planning your macros or meal planning in advance? This is something I would like to do because I also struggle with getting in enough calories and protein daily. Eating however I want when I want is not good enough for me lol. I need more structure in my life. I would like to see another abs challenge and build your booty challenge. I also need to work on upper body strength, so I guess an arms challenge as well.

  • Mimi says:

    Videos using weights please!! I would like to incorporate weights and or bands to any kind of workout for extra strengthening! : ) Please

  • corrina says:

    love your 90 days challenge

  • Kaitlin says:

    Does the 2020 fit planner have the game plan page?? I got one but couldn’t fit it in there. I agree below- more stretching, would love a blogilates “yoga” style flow as well! For being on your phone at night— iphone has the option to set “downtime” — go to SETTINGS- SCREEN TIME- downtime and set the time for each day. It will stop you from using apps mindlessly. I set mine for 9:25pm nightly and it’s great. Also the app “Forest” stay focused, be present by Seekr tech is a fantastic app. You set the timer and plant trees. If you use your phone before the time is up- the tree dies. You earn coins to buy different kinds of trees. It’s $2- the same creators make a specific before bedtime one called “Sleepytown” which is the same concept with buildings.

  • Beth says:

    Cassey PLEASE do more stretching video. I would LOVE a stretch isolate series! Your isolate work out series was SO good, as was the stretch challenge. I do one of your stretch videos every day as a warm up/cool down so the more stretch videos the better! I’m currently studying nutrition and anthropometry, and your videos have helped me understand and identify the muscles, so thank you 🥰🥰🥰🥰

  • Alexis says:

    I would love another stretch challenge! I use your previous calendars of course (and love them!), but I’ve noticed I stick to a plan better when there’s a video to watch.

  • Maria says:

    Cassey! Definitely I love your 90 days challenge, it made me think about doing one for myself. No just for lossing weight, also to re discover myself and getting to know myself at this stage of my life! I admire and love you so much. You are like an old friend, it have been almost 7 years since I follow blogilates and I feel so happy for you, you have grow a lot and that inspires me to keep going.

    • Soraya says:

      I love you’re video’s so much! Please please please a stretch / be flexible challenge! . Lots off love from morocco ❤

  • Jessica says:

    ABS OR INNER THIGHS!!!!!!

  • Emma says:

    I vote a 100 arms challenge! Then I’ve got a 100 challenge for pretty much my whole body

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