August. The last summer month. I always remember back to my school days where I would start getting more and more nervous as the first day of school got closer and closer! Ahh the nerves! But you know what made it easier? Having friends I could look forward to seeing.
I encourage you to surround yourself with people who make you happy and who actually are excited for you when something good happens, versus being jealous. I’m currently dealing with some *ahem* “divas” who only expect things out of our relationship. And you know what? That is when the unhappiness begins to creep in.
My life motto is “Give, give, give. The more you give, the more you receive.” Anyone who doesn’t believe in the same thing? Sorry, we can’t be friends!
ANYWAY…let’s talk about the August Workout Calendar!
Each day is focused on one target area but we always start with a type of cardio to keep your heart your up! This will help burn more calories throughout the workout.
Be sure to check out August 9th! There’s a special birthday that day! 5 years ago I uploaded the “POP Pilates: Instense Ab Workout” and it’s been a classic ever since. Do it with me that day to celebrate!
Friday is a rest day where you will stretch and make some fun #cheapcleaneats recipes!
Additionally, you will find that on Saturday the 1st and the 15th, there is a workout you will not find on YouTube. That is an exclusive “Pilates Perfect Legs” routine you will only find in the Blogilates Official App (free to download on iPhone and Android)! Make sure you subscribe to the calendar in there and you will be given 100% of the videos in this month’s workout plan!
Also, I would love it if you could give the Blogilates app a rating! It really helps me continue to create more features inside the app if I know you like it. Thank you in advance :)
Oh! And here is the 7 day #Planksaroundtheworld challenge that the Calendar is referring too! Please see all the details on how to join the challenge on my Instagram @blogilates. It’s gonna be fun and there will be prizes!
Remember, if you’ve been itching to join the challenges but you feel like you’ll be annoying your friends with all of your fitness posts…then listen up! One of the most liberating things you can do is the start an Instagram account DEDICATED to your fitness journey! Follow other POPsters and I promise that they will follow you back. Make sure you’re using the hashtag #blogilates and you will find so many amazing people who share the same passions as you :)
And you know what? I love rewarding POPsters who are KILLING IT daily! Check out this new program we have!
Every Friday, the I, along with the @blogilatesdesigns team will be looking to crown a POPster of the Week! If you read the blurb up there, you will get a sense of what we’re looking for. And every Friday, one special member of the community will be awarded a full Instagram feature on the @blogilatesdesigns page and s(he) will also win a $25 gift card to www.blogilatesdesigns.com. To be considered, just tag your IG pics with #blogilatesdesigns when you’re in Blogilates or BODYPOP gear! Or maybe it’s even your dog on a Blogilates mat! Or your latest detox bottle recipe!
Check out all the Detox Bottle Designs here.
Whatever it is…I wanna see more of you and thank YOU for being an amazing POPster.
I also want to address something here. I noticed that when I put up this post on Instagram, so many people were commenting that I was being “discriminatory” and “mean” for not putting “he”. The truth is, looking at the analytics of this blog, the YouTube channel, my social media pages etc…I can see your gender! And female is pretty close to 100% :) But to be clear, I will never out-rule a guy who shows major POP love.
Ok! That is all for now. I want you to print the calendar out. I want you to ask a friend to do it with you. And I want you to share a calendar selfie with me before you hang it up! Comment if you’re in!