Scale Revelation: The Surprising Reason I Took the Plunge Once More

By Jean Laguerre | Health & Fitness

Trigger warning. I am talking about scales today. Yup. And I know how most people feel about scales. We hate them, stepping on them gives us anxiety, and throwing them away feels like freedom. But I am here to tell you that throwing away the scale isn't always the solution. Maybe for some of us, but not all of us. The scale can still be useful IF you are able to remove the emotional and self worthiness component awat from the number. Speaking from my own personal experience here, I have gone through soooooo many different stages of relationships with the scale and I am going to show you how I went from being afraid of the scale to hating the scale to throwing away to scale to having a major BREAKTHROUGH with the scale. I am going to show you how I freed myself from the scale’s power, and put that power back in MY hands and how you can do the exact same thing!

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Cassey Ho is an award-winning fitness instructor, entrepreneur and online personality. As the creator behind Blogilates, the #1 female fitness channel on YouTube, she’s transformed millions of lives through helping them achieve their strength and weight-loss goals. She focuses on making fitness fun and the results are evident. Cassey's unique format, POP Pilates©, which launched as a workout video on YouTube in 2009, has become a live fitness class that can be taken at gyms all over the world with over 3,000 POP Pilates classes being taught monthly. Her authenticity continues to shine through, making her one of the most relatable fitness icons online and beyond. She's also the author of the best-selling book, Hot Body Year Round and is the designer of her own activewear line, POPFLEX.

With a wide range of free workout videos available, Cassey's channel focuses on ab exercises, butt & thigh exercises, arm exercises, pilates, cardio routines, fat burning workouts, high intensity interval training workouts (HIIT), stretching and flexibility routines and so much more!


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About the Author

Hello there! I'm Jean Laguerre, a free-spirited soul who's overcome challenges. I'm here to share tips on weight loss, staying healthy, and living a fulfilling life. Let's connect with those seeking inner peace and a healthier life.

  • 1 Śub Beføre 2021? says:

    *To the Early Squad Reading This: sending Virtual hugs to everyone who needs it. Always stay safe read my name btw*

  • Sam Elle says:

    I’m still terrified of the scale and honestly I don’t plan on ever getting on it, especially since I’m still in my ED recovery

  • It’Sarah says:

    Cassey: posts

    I’m premiering btw❤️

  • Clarissa Lee says:

    Hey 🙂 i’m early and without even watching the first minute of this video, I just wanna tell you Cassey, that you’re an amazing pilates instructor, and you have changed my lifestyle so much in terms of fitness,, and I am so happy that you’re sharing this to get people like me to find myself and ignore the numbers on the scale. I constantly watched your video (i can’t remember when it was made but it was a social(?) experiment where all the girls talk about the numbers) and it impacted my confidence so much it made me feel happy about myself. Thank you Cassey 🙂

    I hope that you are staying safe and having an amazing day! ☺️

  • Jamie Charis says:

    i was always jealous because all my friends weighed less then me (but later i realized that exercise/having muscle/ and strength was nothing to ashamed of. And weight does not define anyone on who they are as a person or that their unhealthy… we are made differently and are all shapes and sizes. Our character is what really defines us.

  • Monica Sand Bongiorni says:

    i think it really depends on the person and on why you’re using it. if you associate your worth to a number on the scale and set “goals” after them, i think it’s bad. i’ve lost some weight in the last few months since i started exercising (especially with your videos, Cassey! hehe) but every time i stepon a scale, it either says that i lost zero weight or gained it. i honestly don’t care at this point because i can SEE physical results and i’m finally getting a little more confident after 21 years of my life where i’ve always hated my body. but if you need to be a certain weight for, idk, blood donations or professional sports, then a scale is definitely helpful. or if you have health conditions that are connected to your weight and you need to check it periodically!

  • Alice Li says:

    only loyal popsters can like this comment.

    Here since 2010! No matter how you look, you will always be the badass pilates instructor that rules youtube!

  • Maddie Susan says:

    I feel like I have an ok relationship with the scale. I weigh myself but if I get a higher number, I just work to get it to a number I want and if I dont, i accept it. I’m just trying to be better

  • Kate Amrell says:

    Cassey, I just want to say that I love you, as a person and as a trainer. I’ve been doing your videos for about 3 years now, and it’s been such a wonderful journey, I love my body I’ve grown stronger and healthier, both physically and mentally. You’re such an amazing person, and all I want for you is to be happy.

  • Prffbunny T says:

    I use scales every other while when i cook, specially when folliwing a recipe, they help me so much.

  • Itsyessii says:

    I’m in stage 3 and have been for about 4 years. I don’t feel that confident in my body and need to get back into fitness and eat healthier to see results but I still feel held back by myself to make it happen.

  • DeeJay says:

    Ngl I feel like “control” is not a healthy word, esp in regards to mental health.

    What everyone has to realize is that people are not perfect, and in this channel, this also applies to Cassey, and we can’t hold that perfect standard over anyone.

  • FitBeach says:

    Thank you for being so true ❤ I started with body weight issues at age 13, because I was casted as an anorexic girl in a play. The character effected me so much that I developed anorexia too. It went on up untill college. Then I had a complete shift. I couldn’t stop eating for some reason and gained so much wait. But this was just another type of eating disorder, because it feels like I had the same mental patterns as anorexia. Then I started smoking, lost all the weight, but jah still struggled with health and mental health. And then last year at age 24, after so much inner motivation I started working out, stopped smoking and started living very healthy. I haven’t been so comfortable in my own body since 1- 12 year old me. I feel like eating disorders are so much bigger than what we think. So many people struggle with it. And its not just girls. I think 90% of people I know struggle mentally with body and food issues. I think more people have to address this issue, because its very serious. Thank you Cassey❤

  • Frances Britton says:

    I really appreciate you being open with us Cassey. Hearing about you finding your balance between being strict with yourself and letting loose is really motivating right now. Hopefully I can catch up with you soon!

  • Raunwyn Cotogna says:

    I just wish that she didn’t feel like she has to justify her weight loss… every video is her trying so hard to make a point that she loves herself and her weight loss was a good thing. This “trying” doesn’t feel genuine. I am starting to see that she has just been processing how people have been treating her which is totally valid! I think she has been telling herself she doesn’t care for so long that she’s finally arriving there. Girl people don’t care as much as you think they do. You have the freedom to lose or gain as much as you want. don’t let the negative comments drown out the positive.

  • mondscheinblitz says:

    My weight goes up and down as the day goes lol if i cared every time my scale goes up one kg i would go crazy lol as long as the clothes fit nicely and you eat well and train on a regular Basis you will be just fine!

  • Mai T. says:

    i havent weighed myself for at least a decade. i was never athletic, i dont like sports and only joined a tennis club because all my friends also went and it was fun seeing them after school. when i finished school and moved away for university, i just stopped working out. in the last years i was very aware that i gained a lot of weight but it never bothered me, i looked in the mirror and didnt hate what i saw. i was never skinny anyways.
    but when lockdown this year happened and i didnt move one limb for days, i actually felt bad … not the guilty conscience type just not comfortable in my own body anymore. so i started working out in may, trying different kind of workouts at home and how many times a week i could do without dying too often.
    i now feel very comfortable with working out 3x a week and i can actually see a little bit of difference, i feel stronger and my jeans are somehow a bit looser than before. im not quite sure if i managed to lose weight and i honestly dont care. i still wont step on a scale because i just dont see how it could serve me any kind of purpose (i also dont own one). the most important thing for me right now is that im healthy and a bit stronger 🙂

  • Kr G says:

    I kicked the scale out from the house years ago. As long as my clothes fit, i do not need it. But… months ago i was at the doctor for a routine examination, and had to step on the scale…boom, the panic was back 😪😪😪 i wasn’t satisfied with my weight , although everybody said, that it was normal.

  • Kate S says:

    Love the message here: a tool is only as beneficial as you make it. Hammer nails into boards to make a table = productive. Swing that same hammer in anger to put a hole through your wall = destructive. Same principle with the scale. Thank you as always, Cassie, for your wise insight!

  • Nel Van Maercke says:

    I used to step on the scale everyday and I was obsessed with it. Then my mom said that I couldn’t step on the scale again so for months I didn’t care and I didn’t know how much I weighted. But a month ago I stepped on the scale again and I was so mad and sad. So can you help me? 🧡

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