One of the best ways to stay motivated in fitness is through accountability.  Being accountable is easier than ever, and it’s all on your mobile device.  This is what I do.  Try one

Join a “group” on Facebook.  I love the Tone It Up girls.  Within their community, ladies have started Facebook groups that post activities, meet-ups, and diet questions.  I belong to the Orange County group.  They are very active, do a bunch of cool things together, and keep each other on track! To find groups in your area of interest or your city, use your search bar on Facebook.  Type in “Fitness Groups Las Vegas (or wherever you live)”.  Just by doing that, I found two!

Use Instagram.  Posting your workouts, your grocery haul, a recipe, a post-workout selfie is hugely motivating!  You will find that your friends will applaud and encourage you.  You’ll be motivating them, and they’ll be tagging you.  Don’t know where to start?  
Follow me!  Tag me, use the  #3DayJumpStart tag.

TEXT a friend and make a date.  Two of my workouts each week are with my best running buddy.  We text each other the night before, set our start time, and we don’t cancel.  I have another friend who is my “Pilates Partner”.  If one of us isn’t going to be there, we text each other just to check in.  We are accountable.  They keep me accountable.  Don’t have anyone to text?  You probably need some new friends.  That’s another post! 

Do you have another tip to stay accountable?  Tweet it to me! @SmartyCassie


Almond Cocoa Balls

Tweet   Almond Cocoa Balls makes 20-26 balls – use organic ingredients when possible One cup of Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free rolled oats One cup of raw almond slivers 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 3 tablespoons coconut oil 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1/2 cup almond butter 1/8 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon cinnamonContinue Reading

Wine – You Deserve It?

Tweet Do you deserve a glass of wine every night? I’m going to dive right into a deep subject -alcohol.  I’ve had quite a few comments about the #3DayJumpStart and how some people “cannot possibly go three days without a glass of wine!”  Really?  “Well, the doctor said I can have a glass every night.Continue Reading

My Story

Tweet In case you have no idea who I am, I want to give you the short story.  My story. I was brought up in figure-conscious Southern California by divorced parents who showed their love for me by giving me my own bag of potato chips and my own carton of sour cream and onionContinue Reading


Tweet Here we go!  Nothing November!!!!!  Last year’s challenge was so cool; I had to repeat it again for everyone that has joined The Pep Talk. What is it and why are we doing it?   Beginning today and through November 25th, the challenge is to consume No Sugar, No Gluten, and No Alcohol.  I’ve hadContinue Reading

Can You Eat Too Many Superfoods?

Tweet Is it possible to eat too many superfoods?  I think it’s more likely to become obsessed with eating too many superfoods.  We are bombarded by lists, magazine articles and blog posts about the superfoods that we should be adding to our diet.  As someone who wants to consume the most nutrients with each meal,Continue Reading

Three Things You’ll Hear in Pilates Class That Will Help You in Spin Class

Tweet Posture!  You’ll hear that over and over again in Pilates class.  Your instructor will take the time to align you on the Reformer so that your body maintains the best posture while doing the class.  They will guide you with specific cues to engage the muscles needed to protect your body from injury.  WhenContinue Reading

Applesauce Breakfast Bread – Vegetarian

Tweet Sundays are meal prep days in my house.  I do prep things for myself, but the majority of what I prep is for the hubs.  If I can get most of his stuff taken care of, it saves me SO much time.  I was posting my meal prep pictures on Instagram today, and IContinue Reading

Go for a Swim After Indoor Cycle Class

Tweet Indoor cycle much?  YOU NEED THIS!  As we ride in our indoor cycling classes, we are in forward flexion (bent over) and our chest is somewhat closed for the majority of the time on the bike.  Our back muscles are getting over-stretched in the riding position, and our chest muscles are tightening up.  AfterContinue Reading

YOUR White Bikini Body

Tweet     If I haven’t told you lately, YOUR white bikini body is f-ing fabulous.  I don’t care if you are a size 2 or a size 22.  When you have the confidence to wear something that makes you feel sexy, it shows.  Be proud of your strong, sexy self.  You have worked forContinue Reading