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Β Hey guys!

Happy new month! (Said in the tone of “Happy new year!”) Well actually, there’s 12 hours left til October 1st for me, but I know some of y’alls from all over the world have started the new month already! Even though it’s getting chillier, I am a bit more than a tad excited for fall. It’s kinda weird. I love seeing the oranges, reds, and yellows. It’s almost comforting in a way. And then certain foods start appearing again…like Starbucks and their pumpkin spice lattes….Trader Joes and their brussel spouts. Ah! So lovely.

Anyway, here is your new #ABTOBERFEST calendar! (Like the name? Yeah? Yeah?) This month I decided to hone in on your core a little more and give you extra cardio ab days. Whatcha think about dat!!?? Be sure to check the bottom of this post for the daily playlists!

AND! To trick your body and get out of any possibility for a plateau…I am changing up your rest days! You’re going 5 days on and 1 day off. The rest days are colored in mint. On rest days you are to stretch thoroughly and also try the recipe listed. This will help ease your mind, relax you, and nourish you.

The Exclusive Vid this month is called Fat Incinerator Cardio! If it’s October in your country already, you’ll see the Exclusive Vid in the #ABTOBERFEST Calendar in your Blogilates iPhone app as the 1st workout on the 1st of the month! This workout is a HIIT style quick fat burn routine that will make you sweat. I was dying when we filmed this. Will be an EXCITING start to the month. But if you don’t have an iPhone, no worries (I’m coming out with Android soon), you can still get the Fat Incinerator Cardio on shopblogilates.com to keep up.

The last day..HALLOWEEN…is a quick HIIT day!! I don’t know what your plans for Halloween but I think for many of us it involves scandalous costumes. Hahaha. Those parties are probably happening on Friday or the weekend so I’m giving you a FOR SURE fat melt right before you need to get into your outfit. Plus it’ll have you feeling confident and super energetic.

There you have it guys…I planned out your whole month for you. Are you ready to once and for all make all the changes necessary to live you life the way you want to live it? Now is the month. Let’s do it! I’m right here with you!

Oh and here’s your last workout of September for sculpting nice legs for skinny leggings!

Have a fantastic start to your week POPsters. I am so proud of you. You make me smile and I just love how motivated and inspired you are. You are the reason why this community is thriving. You are simply the best!

Much love and work hard!!!!

Here are the DAILY PLAYLISTS:

October 1

October 2

October 3

October 4

October 5

October 6

October 7

October 8

October 9

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October 11

October 12

October 13

October 14

October 15

October 16

October 17

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October 22

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October 30

October 31

<3 Cassey

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  • zaire

    Hi can anyone tell me the password for this moths workout calendar, my email deleted my inbox and my trash so I couldn’t get the password in time. help please !

  • Kristina

    Hi Cassey!

    I really love your blog and all of the workouts! You really put so much effort into allowing the POPster community the opportunity to live and love a healthy, clean, positive lifestyle. I am fairly new to this community–I’ve been doing your calendars and following your blog posts for about 2 months now. I was wondering if you could do a video on your favorite beauty products and fashion retailers! I LOVE all of your workout outfits for the videos and dresses for Cheap Clean Eats! Your hair and skin also always look so healthy! Thank you for everything you do for us! WE LOVE YOU!
    Xoxo

  • priya jhaveri

    Hi you guys!! I did this in the summer and loved it except school happened and I was too busy. But I want to start again! so should I start on the October Calendar on October 29th? or should I start the beginners again.. :(.

    • Kristina

      What ever you feel comfortable with! If you want to do a week of the Beginners calendar to see where you stand (strength wise) than that doesn’t hurt! Or you could start the October calendar now and jump right into the #NOVEMBURN! It’s really up to what you believe! BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! Hope this helps! Xoxo

  • Demi

    Hey Guys! Can you tell me what kind of active am I by only doing blogliates calendar? I mean I want to calculate my BMR (AMR to be exact) and I need to know by how many I must multiply my BMR. So: moderetely active or very active?

    • Nicole

      I think that has to do with a lot of other factors besides just doing blogilates. What are you doing the rest of the day? Are you on your feet? Are you sitting at a desk? I think generally, to be very active, you have to be active throughout the entire day, not just when you work out.

      • tortor

        agreed, id go with moderately active , or even lightly if you are really sedentary the rest of the day!

  • Amber

    I’m not sure if anyone is feeling this but I am doing the monthly workouts for the first time and man I am really feeling it in the knees with all those jumping lunges. I used to have knee injuries and it has stopped hurting for the past few months but with all these high intensity workouts I find that my knee achey-ness is back. Does anyone feel this? And if you do, how do you solve it?

    • Sarah

      I’ve got the same problem, and I’ve been to the doctor with it. He said to feel when it hurts, and then stop. It’s a basic listen to your body, and stop when it’s starting to get painful. You don’t want to injure yourself.
      What I like to do is that I won’t do the lunge or squat all the way, but stop at the point where it hurts, and then come back up. I know it doesn’t give you the full exercise, but as Cassey says everything counts :)

      Hope it’ll get better! :) xx

      • Amber

        Thankyou! I havent been able to do lunge jumps but all i basically do is jump while flipping my feet back and forth haha! Hope it will get better soon as my legs (and knees) strengthen :) x

        • tortor

          make sure your butt isnt above or past your front knee as well, it could just be bad posture but hope it feels better!

  • niniheera

    can you do a workout song rock and roll by avril lavigne, i would like to do that workout

    • YES! That song is so great! Also the video makes no sense at all, which is perfect!

  • niniheera

    hye Cassey !, can you do a workout song “Rock and Roll ” by Avril Lavigne .. i would love to do that workout

  • Barbora

    I think that it isn’t so hard to find the videos on YouTube. Have a nice day :-)
    And thank you Cassey!

  • Gabby MO

    For the last days of the months appearently the links are broken but you can still find them typing on the search tab (where it says “search this website” on the top right side of this page) the day month and year , i.e.: “october 23 2013” or the day you wish. Good luck ;)

  • Jessica

    Hey cassey do you acturally look at these comments at all anymore? Cause we still cant see past day 21 on the calender? Theres no link to the pages? wtf?

    • Jamie

      I’d imagine she does when she can considering her busy life, maintaining the whole of the Blogilates empire AND work as a pilates instructor. I say this in the least mean way possible, but really for a FREE workout program couldn’t you just take the 2 seconds to search for each video rather than post a rude comment? I mean, after all, this is FREE. Patience, friend, patience. She also was just traveling.

  • Astrid

    Today is hard WO-day! Man, I am so sore… Couldn’t finish part 2 of the summer slimdown, I’ll try it again this evening. Now I need a shower and some clean food.

    Keep going, everybody!
    Love x

  • Paige

    Hey my calendar didn’t download all the way and the above dates stop working on the 20th, can you please add those workouts too

  • Made a youtube-playlist for october 23rd,
    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2p8eoc06eIGyLErPV6lif5kmCVsdYycW&action_edit=1

    hope it works.
    wasn sure if we only have to do summer slimdown part1 or part 2 so i put them both ibnto the playlist.
    xoxo, Kathie

  • diana delfa

    Aicha: thank you soooo much. I saw your link after I printed calendar and wrote the rest of the week out on separate paper cause I couldn’t read the calendar print since it was too small. Thanks again.

  • Hey everyone! I’m not sure who will see this, but I just made a playlist for the 22nd, since the links haven’t been made yet. Hope it saves you a little bit of time! <3 Have fun :)

    Here it is!:
    youtube(.)com/playlist?list=PL4hNA8RSS5y1o02ckezxyOzOU5UMjeyTR

    (just take out those parentheses and it should work!

    • Becca

      THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH!

      MUch love!

    • Aastha

      Wow, thanks! (:

    • lacy

      you rule!

    • Shelley

      Thanks so much!!

    • Paula Sofia

      tank you! you are awesome!!

    • Maansi

      Thanks! Sooooo helpful!!!

    • Yashira

      Thank you so much <3

    • Liz

      awesome! thanks girl!

    • Jazz

      Thank you :D

    • Benita

      THANK YOU! much appreciated :)

    • Rebecca

      Thank you!

    • THANK YOU!!!

    • Sriee

      How thoughtful!! Thanks. Much appreciated. :)

      • Rie

        Thank you! You just saved me a ton of time!

    • EJ

      You rock!

    • Bless you <3

    • Wish I saw that yesterday!

      Thank you though! You did a great job!

  • Katie

    Super workout today!!

  • Diana Delfa

    I cannot open and see calendar videos for Oct 22 – 31. Can anyone open todays the 22nd?? Please advise. Thank you

  • Ana

    http://www.blogilates.com/october-22-2013

    if you just change the number in the link to 22 it works – for all days this works! :) have a nice workout!

    • lacy

      awesome! thanks!

    • Brilliant!

    • Shan

      Thanks so much!!

    • Heloise

      Awesome, thank you so much!

    • Sanna

      Great! thank you :)

  • Demi

    Today’s workout was hard! >.< I could barely lift myself at the end of the last video. My arms are gonna be dead tomorrow xD

  • Aicha

    Hey guys ^^, I just made a playlist for todays workout (22.10), hope it helps. WORK HARD!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqytfdY5sYY8GW0Ujr6eXskCzZ5oocoqA&feature=edit_ok

  • To all who have problems to access the days 22 and following:

    Just open one of the working links and change the number in it and send, so you get to the missing workout days!

    • Cassy

      I wish more people could see this!
      Though it’s so sweet of people to take the time to make a playlist!!

  • Emilie

    Here guys! I found the link to the 22. oktober:
    http://www.blogilates.com/october-22-2013
    Found it by searching on the videos. Enjoy! I know I will. ;)

  • Jessica

    The Link to the videos from 22nd isnt working? Cassey whats going on?

  • Kat

    Does anyone else have an issue with being strong enough to do moves, but extra fat getting in the way? My pooch is constantly making these workouts SUPER difficult. I’ve started to eat clean recently and I’ve lost some of this weight, but I kind of want to know at least one other person has this issue.

    • Sille J

      I have that problem 2! i am good at working out. But i have fat getting in the way.
      But i find it really hard 2 eat clean

    • You aren’t the only ones Kat and Sillie! It is super frustrating because it gets in the way. I often find myself modifying the moves to accommodate my big belly during a lot of the moves. I’ve been eating cleaner lately too and it has helped me to tighten up a little but I have a long way to go before me belly isn’t in the way anymore. We should just keep at it and maybe in a few months we will realize that this problem isn’t as big as it used to be!

      • Sille J

        I’m glad that i’m not the only one. Hope you’re right! <3

  • diana

    cannot access October 22 – 31 videos, is anyone else having a problelm

    • me too.:( plz tell us what’s happening Cassey.

      • Aastha

        I can’t either DDx

        • Kylie

          Its because she hasnt added the links in yet.

          • Vanina

            For those who do not have time, check your calendar and search the videos on youtube!;0 Lets have a great workout….

    • Kelly

      she puts the playlists on as the dates come im pretty sure

      • XX
      • Sabrina

        The link above doesn’t work (yet), but if you enter Backless Dress Workout in
        the search field, the third or so brings you to the October 22 page :)
        No reason to not do the workout today ;)

    • Helen
    • just use the link from day 21 and change the number in it ;)

  • diana

    I cannot access October 22 – 31 calendar videos, is anyone else having the problem.??

  • Marika

    Hi Cassey,
    I’ve been doing your videos for 2 years and I love them all!
    I’ve turned 17 this year and I still have baby fat on me because im still
    a growing teen so find it hard to lose weight! I eat clean most of the time like
    salads and all that but I do eat a lot of healthy foods like dinner. I excersise around 30-50 minutes a
    day depends what im doing I guess. I do boxing twice a week and runnin twice or three times a week.
    Im wondering if I will ever be able to lose weight because my sister when she was a teen like me she had a little baby fat on her buy like a year after she finished school it lik vanshished mysteriously, she eats clean but doesn’t excerise as much as me. So im not sure if its genetics and that I should not worry about it now? x

    • Bethany

      If you’re concerned, talk to your doctor. But if your sister lost it that quickly, I wouldn’t worry too much. Weight gain/loss is largely genetics.

  • sol

    Helo Cassey,
    Is it possible to put in the next workout calendar some “wake up and do things” ? I loved it in the beginner’s one. MAke feel the day start super activ and positiv !

  • Jade

    cassey!! i signed up for the newsletter BUT for 2 months i never got the link to the password for the workout calenders

    • Ebone

      You may have to search for “Cassey” or “Blogilates” in your email manually. I never notice the password or updates instantly either because all my other emails bog it down :)

  • Rachel

    Can you do a workout to “Brave” by Sara Bareilles? It has a great message and a great beat. I’m trying to incorporate the ideas in the song into my own life. Check it out; you’ll love it!

    • Aneesa

      YES I AGREE!!! BEST song at the moment! Please make a workout to this song!

  • Demi

    Hey Guys, is there enough cardio in this calendar if I want to loose weight? :)

    • Aastha

      Yes^^ Anything that makes your heart rate go up is cardio (:
      Doing some of the moves in Pilates may do that so BAM CARDIO :DD

  • Hey, Cassey! I think you should do a HIIT like a girl series! <3

  • After halfway doing the Abtoberfest calendar, I’ve decided to change all of the “Abs and Cardio and “Total Body Workout” days with POP HIITs (with new workout if it’s available) because I gained weight (fat, obviously, I ate too much processed food T_T)

  • Hannah

    Please make an android app for this

    • Ebone

      ^Yes please!!!

  • Lilla

    Hi everyone! :)
    I started doing the october calendar on the 1st of ocotber, and i did the beginners calendar in august, and i realized, that my left leg is a litlle bit weaker than my other one. its not so visible but still i’d like to have even legs. Do you have any suggestions, ideas that could help me improve my left leg and make it equal to the other one?
    thanks so much

    • Asha

      Single-legged squats maybe? You could either do them as extra, or just do single-legged squats with your weaker leg every time you’re supposed to do squats in the workouts.

      • Lilla

        thank you :) i was thinking the same, and maybe doing extra sets on my weaker leg. hope it will work :)

  • Sara

    Hey Popsters!Can Someone help me figure out why do my right wrist hurt while I am working out??Its the region around the thumb that hurts the most!!I think it hurts the most when I am doing burpees!!Can some one please tell me what I am doing wrong??Thanks!

    • Selena

      If you’re a beginner, you might be putting too much pressure on your wrists too soon. When I first started I underestimated how weak I (and my wrists) were so now I always have this sharp pain on my lest wrist whenever I do wrist intensive moves like ballerina twists or burpees that I can never explain but I know it’s there and it’s slightly uncomfortable. I’ve learned that it helps if you spread your fingers out starfish style and spread the pressure of your body weight over the ENTIRE hand and not just the palm. You can also use your fists instead of having your hands out 90 degrees and that really, really helps your wrists out. Always listen to your body! Stop doing the move if you know it’s doing you more harm than good. Hope this helps and good luck.

      • Sara

        Thanks for your suggestion!!Keeping my hand in fists is really uncomfortable for me!But I have been trying not to put too much pressure on my palms while getting into plank!And spreading my fingers starfish style!!

  • Macia

    I don’t know what to do! I’ve 17 years old girl from Poland. I’m slim but I want lose some weight and do my abs better. I don’t know what should I do first: exercise to ABS or do exercise from calendar. Please help me! I want to start as soon as possible.

    • Dijana

      Remember the first step is to eat clean. A combination of cardio + abs + total body will get you toned up!
      You could do the calendar or just put together an hour workout yourself, just keep in mind that you need to have a combination of strenght and cardio to get the results you want.! Check out Cassey’s FAQs

  • Toni

    I’m doing the calender to improve my overall fitness. I weigh 110 pounds and am 5.5 and I’m pretty sure i don’t need to lose weight nor do I want to. Its hard coming onto sites and getting influences from other people because most people on here are trying and I find myself thinking I should lose weight too! Anyway I’m hoping to get toned from following this calender and nothing else. I run 1-3 times a week and run from 6-9km (depends on whether ive had a “YOLO” meal that day to be honest) Combining this with at least 30 min of pretty fast walking and this calender, should I be eating 2000 cal to maintain my weight???? Some sites have told me to eat 2500 and others 1600. If i go over 1700 i freak out and i have serious anxiety issues when it comes to food and don’t have much control. Overall however my diet is pretty clean, i eat tonnes of fruit and vege. I want to keep my metabolism pumping coz living off 1400 or whatever calories is no fun, I’m 18 and want to enjoy life and have a healthy relationship with food! Any feedback would be so much appreciated!xxxx

    • Dijana

      You should calculate your BMR first, it will tell you how many calories your body burns while in rest. That means just for vital body functions for an entire day. Never go below that calorie count so let’s say if you workout and burn 300 calories in a workout you should eat your bmr + 300cal so that your net is not below your bmr.
      usually you tend to eat 1700-200 calories to mantain your weight, but everyone’s body is different.

      Ps: If you want to tone up combine cardio with strenght exercises
      Have fun on your journey :’)

    • Asha

      You need at least 1900 calories per day to maintain your weight (on non-workout days). On days when you run, you should probably eat close to 2300 calories, and 2100 on days that you just do the Pilates. Or just average it out based on how much you’re working out.

      Here’s where I calculated it from: http://www.active.com/fitness/calculators/calories