Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7
Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14
Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19 Day 20 Day 21
Day 22 Day 23 Day 24 Day 25 Day 26 Day 27 Day 28
I developed this Beginner’s calendar to help those of you who are just starting out on your fitness journey and are unsure about how to ease into the routines. I want you to know that you are capable of ANYTHING and that all it takes is a little practice. This is a structured 4 week plan and compilation of videos that will really help you understand the basics of Pilates – like proper form, proper breathing, mind-body connection. Once you finish this calendar, I guarantee you’ll be ready to do the monthly calendars!
HOW TO USE:
1. Subscribe to YouTube.com/Blogilates
2. Print the calendar and hang on your wall
3. Do each of the videos once (video playlists are listed per day in the table above)
4. Check mark each video you do
5. Sign off and then tweet or instagram me your accomplishment @Blogilates! (I highly recommend creating a twitter and instagram account to get more active in the Blogilates community. It is also easy to communicate with me there!)
New workout videos are uploaded every Monday on YouTube.com/Blogilates. “Cheap Clean Eats” recipes also air every Thursday for your healthy foodie desires 🙂 Although the new vids are not included on the Beginner’s Calendar, I encourage you to take a look at them when they come out. Please try if you want to challenge yourself! If you can’t do it anymore, just stop, and start again. NO BIG DEAL. Breaks are ok. Everything you do is PROGRESS!
Do the best you can! All it takes is hard work and determination. If you want it bad enough, your dream of becoming fit will turn into a reality. I promise.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I am your friend and your instructor and I am here for you!
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I love this workout it really works
Hey, thank you for the great videos! I just re-started doing pilates or any sports after a few months break. So, I’m in the 2nd week of the calendarand I feel that my muscles are too sore to work out every day like the calendar says. Is it okay to do, let’s say, every second day until I’m getting stronger and fitter or do I miss too much content then? Looking forward to hearing from you and thanks so much for this!
Taking breaks is literally the best thing you can do for yourself physically and mentally. If you don’t allow breaks its unhealthy and lead to eating disorders (I say this because it has happened to me)
I did the beginner’s calendar last year and then moved to the monthly calendar and then started PIIT. but I injured myself and everything went downhill after that. It’s been about 6 months since I stopped doing anything at all. Do you think I should start again with the beginner’s calendar or is it safe for me to join the monthly one? Thank you!!
You can def do either beginner’s or monthly! Just make sure to listen to your body and take modifications where you need it. You’ve got it though!!!!
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Am new. would like to know more about it.
On the days where there are multiple videos, each 30mins long, are we meant to do each one back to back or for instance if there is a 30 min video and a 9 min video (you’re meant to repeat 4 times) how do you go about tht because I don’t know if I want to do an hour of workouts everyday 😵
Has anyone found a warm-up? These go right into exercises – not great for 430 am…
I just do the cardio warmup from day 3 every day before the other stuff. she has some other warmup videos in the calendar as well
Wow this is so creative
a beginner that can do 15 pushups on week 2??? what kind of beginners is this really for? i do not feel like I am one of them
Please please put this on CODA. It’s such a helpful tool!
Hi, I have downloaded the calendar and I hope to begin tomorrow. I was into yoga and pilates for very long but now I seem to lack the motivation, ..I need to tone off,
I liked your instruction but I find listening to you talk over song lyrics very stressful. I had hoped that day 2 would be different but it is not so I will have to search out another program unfortunately.
Hi how about the menu that I have to follow? Thanks
I am a beginner and many of the exercises hurt me in the elbows,thighs, tailbone and neck. Any suggestions? Thank you
Hi Cassey!! First, do excuse my bad english! ^^’ I’m a french fifty’s woman who has ever hated sport!
My oldest daughter has followed your challenge 2 years ago and she has shaped her body as nice as possible!She has recommanded me to follow it in my turn. I have started for 3 days ^^’ Thanks a lot for all you transmit to us!
Hey everyone I was looking for a workout routine. I was about to give up but I came across this site so I am going to give this a try I like how you have a routine for the whole month that’s what I was looking for so wish me luck. ☺
Started this calendário yesterday (because tuesday is also a good day to start something ?).
I think I’m going to love/hate these sessions… Lool
Just did the second day and my abs até killing me… Must be doing something right then ahahah!
Thank you só much Cassie for all you effort!
Greetings from Portugal,
Cassie, When we try to print the calendar, only 5 or the 7 days appear. It’s a simple fix, just copy and paste it into a word processing doc and then switch the page from vertical to horizontal. But to reduce that extra step for your newcomers, you might want to reduce the pdf a bit so it fits on one page. Thanks for all you do!
I’m so going to do this I have all ways wanted to have fun working out now I can
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Just finished the month! I did a minimum of 20 minutes of low-impact cardio each workout day in addition to the videos, and did each video of the day one time. I reduced my calorie intake, ate more fruits and veggies, but still ate my favorite foods most days.
Did my measurements this morning: I’ve lost an inch off of each of my arms, and two off of my hips: that is four inches! I also have lost 2.2 pounds! My clothes already start to fit better, and my posture has improved.
For you guys starting out: Don’t expect a magical, virtually instant visual change. You’ve got to understand that change takes time and commitment. Celebrate the little victories. Make realistic short-term goals. You will surely get to where you want to be. I made little changes and got little (but great) results. If you want big results, you’ve got to make big changes.
I can guarantee, however, that through completing this regimen you will:
~ Build muscle
~ Build confidence
~ Reduce stress
~ Be happier
I wish you the best of luck! Moving onto the 2015 Beginner Calendar now! We’ll see how much more I have changed over the coming four weeks!
i have this really large butt !! its no where near shaped and ive been trying to cut down fat from my butt for years !! can u plz help me
Day 4 and going strong! I’ve lost 7lbs already thanks to you Cassey; thank you so much! x
Casey, one video and I’m hooked up 🙂 You are nice to watch, you are also pretty but in the same time you mean business, you are able to motivate me to go on with the exercise, therefore my enthusiasm 🙂 I also go to the pilates classes 1-2/month and it feels the same when watching you: difficult, but rewarding. Thank you.
I don’t understand, when in 1 day there are more video’s do you have to follow all video’s?
Yes, you should do all the videos listed on that day.
Don’t worry though, not all the videos are all that long; you still end up doing pilates for only about 30 minutes total.
Yes ideally you would do all the videos to get your body moving!
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I love Cassey! I HATE working out (I was so lazy) but Cassey makes it easy (well, not always easy, I think ABC Abs killed me!) but what I love most is how easy she is to watch! She doesn’t patronize or talk down to us who have no idea what we’re doing and explains things clearly! Well, let’s crack on with Day 4! (Longest I’ve ever stuck with exercise plan haha!)
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i have just started doing Squats, but the problem is that my lower body is extremely hurting me can you please give me some tips to what i can do about them.
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What’s the difference between this calendar and the beginners 2.0 one?
The 2.0 one is the second calendar and this one is cassey’s first capendar as far as i know.
Just did my very first workout of the beginner calendar! I’m really excited to do this! I have so little strength in my body, I had to keep resting because I was just incapable of holding up my body weight. But I’m looking forward to changing this and powering through the burn! :3 thank you so much for your videos!!
Just finished day 2 week 1! And my *soon to be * abs and muscle are aching so bad it was so hard! But I’m determined and know I can do this! I am so motivated and thank you so much Cassey
Hi i’m doing the new beginners calender and some of the moves I just can’t do because i’m so unflexible is there anything i can do to become more flexible along with the pilates videos. 🙂
Also to lose weight and really tone my legs and bottom will just doing the videos work or should i do cardio as well ( is there anything other than running because I have tried so many times and I always give up it just doesn’t work for me). 🙂 x
Stretching and a lot of it, don’t be put off if you can’t stretch to the extent in the video, the more you do it the more flexible you will become.
Just finished day 1 of week 1
hi cassey! your videos rock! i don’t usually like wokring out or should i say i don’t really like it. but over the holidays i have gained so much and decided to do something about it. one day i saw Lindy Ng of bubzvlogs on youtube doing your work out. i got curious so i went and searched for your chanel. at first i was like oh no this looks so hard for me to do until i saw your website and found out you have a beginner’s program. so i gave it a shot and yes… it killed me the first day and everyday at the same time it kept me looking forward to dong the next set of exercises the next day. i feel so good doing the daily workouts you created. i am only on day 5 but i can already see results. its not that significant but i can see it. also i am still having difficulty in executing all of the exercises properly mainly because of my weight. but i still try and push as far as i can. thank you for sharing your workouts, tips, advices and encouragement.
I really love your videos.
Unfortunately, I got really sick a few days ago and had to stop the workout 🙁
I hope I can start again soon.
It makes so much fun to work out with you and the best about it is that after a few days I already felt some changes!
Thanks so much for doing what you do and keep up your great work!!!
Kisses from Germany <3
I started this calendar recently and take note that I never stick with any type of exercise plan. I’m 4’11 and I weigh 116 pounds and my goal is 100 pounds! I’d like to lose weight to look better (in my eyes) and to also feel healthier 😀 As I said, I never stick with any exercise thing and I’m usually really lazy — always laying around and watching movies while eating lol! But I’m currently on day 6 and I’m very proud of myself. The first two days made me soooo sore and I could barely do a roll up, but on the third day I was able to do a roll up (with my legs kinda lifting up a bit) but progress is progress! I remember my attempt at a roll up on the first and second day — it wasn’t great lol I didn’t even make it up half way. I’m also eating more healthily and drinking lots of water throughout the day. I’m excited to finish this calendar and I hope anyone else who reads this and is teetering on the fence between giving up or moving on can also stay motivated!
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Hi! Could you please make a water drinking challenge? Like a one month challenge to drink x amount of water or like drink this many cups on one day and then the next more and more something like that! i have a very bad habit of not drinking water and i think this will help motivate me if i have like a goal each day 🙂 thanks so much <3
Join the 30 day flat abs challenge! There are cups of water on the calendar to encourage you to drink more water than you usually do! Have fun 😀
If you are reasonably fit already is it recommended to start with the beginners calendar, or should one start with the regular calendars?
well, you could try the regular calendars at first to just try em out and if you find em to hard then switch to the beginners for the rest of the month
Hello fellow Popsters! I love doing things like this when I work out I feel happy with my self, but everytime I go to a work out I feel like someone is watching me and I get embarrassed and don’t do the work out. I feel stupid when I am about to began and just put it to the side and never do the workouts. Can someone help me get over this? Any advise?
Hi Cassie! I know exactly how you feel. I love doing these workouts but even when I’m alone I also feel like someone is watching me. It’s stopped me from doing workouts so many times but then I just told myself “Hey! It’s okay if someone is watching me anyways, I shouldn’t be embarrassed because I’m doing these workouts to help myself!” There is no shame at all in trying to take better care of your body, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Best of luck! 🙂
I am just about to print my beginners calendar and I am so excited! I have lost weight but not nearly enough and I am starting to go backwards instead of forwards and feeling like I can’t go on so I thought I would try something new – my friend introduced me to Blogilates when you ran your Christmas comp and since then I have been popping onto your site more and more often and am now taking the plunge! It’s so great to see such a girly website where everyone encourages each other! I can’t wait to start this journey with you all!
With much love and excitement from South Africa
Whew, Day 5 was killer! But Cassey’s encouragement and positivity always helps. 🙂 Onto Day 6 tomorrow–working my way through the Beginner’s calendar.
i just did the first day and i feel fantastic!
Hopefully you are doing great , keep going I’m just starting this program now can’t wait for binkin season
I just finished day 1 … wow … hopefully I get better … my legs were burning during the leg segment!
I just did the first workout and I feel great!
I just did the first day abd I feel great!
Why do I have to pay for this calendar in the app?
Well it does ask for $0.99 a month to subscribe, which i believe is the only way i can see the workouts of everyday since i havent figures out how to do that for free.
I clicked on the button to see if it asked the pasword of the month but it obly says “error in-app purchase not allowed”
Hi, i am a girl who has been overweight since young and have been wondering ways to slim down. I came across your blog and was thinking if i should follow your plan. I am about 200 pounds and i totally do not know where to start from, as i am not sure if it suits a person who never really exercise in the first place.. Am i too late to start slimming down when i am already 20 years old?
Pls advise!:) A person who dreams to be slim…
It’s never too late to start and it’s always the right time to do it. If you are scared about no doing it perfectly, don’t worry we all started somewhere, if you can’t do the whole video or the whole workout for the day it’s ok you just have to understand that your body needs to adapt to this new phase and it takes time and a lot of effort, but it’s all worth it.
Right now I’m coming back from a spinal injury and it’s like starting all over, not being able to do everything, not moving every muscle the way you are supposed to but it’s a start, we just have to be patient and work our way up.
I recommend you start to be interested in kitchen. For me have been the best I could do for me, because sometimes I want to eat clean but my mom doesn’t. So I learned step by step to cook easy recipes. I started by breakfasts. They are very simple, just cut some fruits or push a button for mix. Oatmeal and fruits first, the I go to he second step, go with chicken, meat, with vegetables and little water on a pan and salt. So dinner it’s a slice of cake… not literally! dinner is simple like breakfast. And drink water, add some lemon (without sugar) and also exercising 🙂
I wish this can help you, is the way that works for me 🙂 and download Blogilates app, there is so much inspiration and pictures of food that you can use to imitate some meals.
Good luck Girl!
One thing i don’t understand is i’ve just spend money on the monthly calender, so does this even cost anything?
im almost done with the beginners calendar (i love it) which one should i do next?
When the next monthly calendar comes out do that one 🙂
might sound like a stupid question…
but, do you guys out there do the routines once, or do you do them multiple times in the day.
I am up to day 3, and I feel like doing them once I feel the burn straight after, but nothing much after that.
So, what do you guys do?
Hi Penny 🙂 I just started the beginners calendar, and i´ve repeated the routines two times if i feel like i can give more. I´m not an expert nor an instrictor, but I think you can listen to your body and feel how long you can go without hurting it. (:
Hi guys I just started working with the beginner’s calendar and I’m absolutely loving it. One thing I did not understand is when Cassey says “suck you’re belly bottom in”. What does this mean because every time I do this I feel like I’m holding my breath and can’t breath. Is there a proper technique to practice this? Pls let me know.
Sorry its “suck you’re belly button in” :p
By sucking your belly button in you’re tensing up your core thus using more muscles! If you feel like you’re holding in your breath, remember to breathe through your chest, not your tummy. Goodluck!
You’re simply sucking your stomach in, but REMEMBER TO BREATHE! 🙂
I do this because i have a big belly and it helps me look thinner. try and inhale until your stomach goes in, hold your stomach in that same position and breath out with your nose. Don’t release your body,,,, that’s what she means. hope i could help.
thanku guys:) I’ve been doing it and i feel really good!!
It’s more about contracting your lower abs and drawing your belly button down and less about breathing in to hold it down. Hope this helps!
Very interesting,thank you
I just started this today, feels so good! I’m just wondering, am I gonna get surprised with having to buy something at the end of the Beginner’s Calendar? Anyway, I feel like I already know by going through your website & your very friendly video. I’ve signed up for the newsletter & can’t wait to see results, I wish I had known about you sooner 🙁
All free! 🙂
I want to try this calender but reading through I don’t know what some of the exercises in the pink writing are. Could someone please just give me a short description of them? I have a rough idea but just to be sure. Thank you 🙂 X
If you go to her youtube page she has videos for every workout posted on the calendar im pretty sure. 🙂
I’m so excited that I found your blog. A friend introduced it to me. I have really been struggling with my stomach being all bloated like. I’m not very big I’m not overweight. I’m 5 foot three and I weigh 136 pounds but for some reason I have a 35 inch waist and my stomach seems bloated and I’m not sure how to fix that. Is there anything that you skin suggest anything you suggest that I eat any help would be so useful. I’ve been using your Pilates for beginners for about 10 days now and I can’t really tell much of a difference
First, 10 days isn’t much 🙂 Second, make sure your posture is correct, its possible that you suffer from lordosis: http://www.exrx.net/Kinesiology/Posture.html#anchor53622
If your posture isn’t correct, try to correct it. Otherwise just keep working out 🙂
Is it bad that I’m not sweating during and after the exercises? I work out every night (I’m on day 3) and it’s kinda cold in here but I should be sweating even just a drop, right? And don’t say I’m not doing it right because my heart rate always goes up and my muscles tremble during and after the exercises. Am I still able to burn fats/calories here??? Someone. Help. Me. Please.
Its not bad at all the reduce of sweat means your getting used to the exericise’s which means that you should do more advanced workouts from Blogilates, and yes you still are able to burn calories and fat I have been doing the exericise
So I am up to week 2 of the Beginners Calendar and I am loving it! Even if it gets to nine o’clock at night and I haven’t done it, I still find time because I love it so much! They also seem to go so much quicker because they are so fun! I hope everyone else finds it just as fun as I do 🙂
hi how many times in a day you do exercise ?i am so much confused please help#Claire
I just did day 1 of this… wow!! I feel the burn especially in my arms!! thank you so much Cassie for this I love it :))
Hey fellow POPsters ^^ ! I wanted to ask.. Um.. Is it normal if I’ve done the beginners calendar but I still find it very hard to do the monthly calendar videos >_< I feel really stupid cos I cant… So I'm thinking of doing it one more time :/ what do you think ._.
No way! Everybody is different. Maybe you should try the beginners calender again 🙂 Just keep doing!!:D
Don’t feel stupid if you aren’t ready yet! There’s nothing wrong with going at your own pace. You can do the calendar again or try some of the workouts on the monthly calendar with modifications(you can use the beginner videos as reference for that!). I’m doing the beginner’s calendar again after first injuring myself and then moving. I’m still having to be very careful and can’t go all out. But no shame in the beginner’s workout if you still feel that you are benefiting from it. I think that it’s great that you are sticking with it! 🙂
I can’t see the beginners videos… I don’t know why… 🙁
I am breastfeeding my 3month old preemie, gained soo much during my entire pregnancy and 71 days in NICU…used to workout alot before, jog and dance..Now I am not sure how to loose while doing these exercises I am on week 2 now…any dvice plz in mind i am breastfeeding 🙁
ibty, definitely don’t get discouraged. You are doing exactly what you need to do. Breastfeeding your baby is the best for you and it is God’s perfect after birth diet plan. Breastfeeding actually helps everything on the inside get back to its original size much quicker and it helps you get back to pre-baby weight and even more if you eat well and exercise. Drink lots of water and that will help you lose weight and produce more milk for baby. Do not diet by reducing calories. Just eat healthy and exercise. Wear a good sports bra for support.
I’m so proud of you for wanting to breastfeed your baby! Keep it up.
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what does it mean roll ups? help me!
You’ll learn how to do a roll up in the very first video! Pop pilates for beginners total body workout. Good luck!
Hi guys, may I know after Beginner’s workout I will be proceeding to Monthly workouts right? Where to find each video for the monthly workout?
(Cause basically beginner’s workout are all linked here. Where do I find monthly ones?) If it’s at her youtube channel, how do we find them?
you type the indicated work out in the calendar and search it at youtube. 🙂
Just go to her youtube page, blogilates
then go to her playlists and she has them there
I’m stoked that I found you and I’m planning on starting the beginners calendar tommorow!!
However i dont have great internet so as i progress its going to be a pain to keep downloading the youtube videos
i have a suggestion, if you could please make a list of the workouts/positions used in each video it would save me a tonne of internet and more time for PILATES
Please it would be a great help as im super eager to get fit and have new start for 2015!!!
I just set alarms on my phone and I’m gonna start this on Sunday! I am determined to do this entire thing
Losing weight tops my new year’s resolution lists this 2015. My friend introduced me last year to Pilates, but I’m such a procrastinator. I really want to be back on track again and face those morning grind by injecting my daily exercise again to my schedule. That calendar is such a big help for me. Looking forward to an amazing transformation with this blogilates calendar.
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I’m up for this challenge. Got to try this one..
Is there a calender after the beginners one? one a little harder? And maybe has like protien and whey shots to take before and after the work outs? I’m loving this website !!
Cassey posts monthly ones but you need to sign up for the newsletter to get the passcode!
I have a question, before doing the videos mentioned in the calender, should you stretch and warm up? Because it specificly says to stretch on day 4, so I am not completely certain. Also before and after videos in general? If it is only a 6 min. work out, do you really need to stretch and warm up before hand?
Thanks in advance to anyone who answers 🙂
Yes you should always stretch. There are a couple of good stretching video’s Cassey made. It will help you avoid injuries. Good luck!
Yes u should stretch before and after all workouts even on rest/stretch days
It will help from mucle strains or other injuries
how much fat do you lose when your done?????
I’m having a lot of fun doing your 30 day challenge…… sort-of. I am in medical school and studying or working constantly so I’m not doing the whole thing, but I start the day with 10 push-ups and then do one of the videos for the day on your calendar before bed. Day 2 and going strong!
My problem is the eating. I get too little sleep and spend a lot of time commuting, in lectures, and reading and it seems that every time I sit down I get so sleepy. I end up eating to stay awake because I have to get the reading done. I don’t drink coffee or tea. Any suggestions on other ways to stay awake during lectures and studying? And is there any way just doing the exercises will help me improve my weight and body shape if I don’t change my eating habits?
Exercising, especially in the morning will help you wake up a bit more, but there’s no real substitution for getting enough sleep! One thing I’ve found helped me stay awake at work was trying to cut back on refined carbohydrates (white bread, white pasta etc) and replacing those with whole grains as well as cutting back in sugar. I definitely noticed I’ve stopped getting those post lunch crashes.
Doing the exercises alone will improve your muscles and your body shape (particularly if you’re not particularly overweight) but if you don’t change your eating habits at all you’re unlikely to lose much weight.
I definitely can relate to that hardcore studying phase so good luck! The more you look after your body the better you’ll feel!
I had lost 55 pounds in 5 months doing blogilates and eating clean, then I found out I was pregnant!! I had by baby exactly a month ago. The dr said I can start working out again so I am starting from the very beginning, the beginners workout calendar. Can’t wait to be slim and toned again!
Just finished #Day1 .
So happy, motivated and proud of myself! 🙂
I just did day 1 too! Yay!!!! Go us! My girlfriend did this program…she lost 25lbs…I’m so proud of her! And excited to see my results!
I’m loving the beginner calendar
Can’t wait to go onto the monthly one!
You’re the best Cassey
my doctor and my psychologist recommended me to train in the morning to be awake in the morning. Could you advise me a routine to do that is not too long please?
Thanks a lot,
First of all: Thank you Cassey for offering your passion and these workouts for free!
As I am starting this calendar for the fourth time now, I wondered if you would consider making a DVD out of the beginner videos? I often don’t have good internet and therefore have to take breaks in the middle of some exercises to get the video going again. Pleeeaaase?! :*
Hi! I am loving this, and I’ve even gotten my husband to join me. He rolls his eyes sometimes, but it’s totally kicking his butt. (The other morning he was looking in the mirror, and said “hmm… My shoulder hair is gonna look weird in my backless dress…” Completely deadpan. Love him.) anyway, my question is this: any sort of teaser move, or when you have us on our tailbones, I either fall off to either side, or if I manage to stay balanced on the center, my tailbone hurts. Is this normal and just part of the process, or is there something I can do to minimize the pressure on my tailbone? My family says I’ve always had a bony butt… Also, my hips do this fun tendon-rolling-over-bone popping thing. I’m used to that one, and while its uncomfortable, it isn’t painful. I danced a lot growing up, so I dealt with it then. Just wondered if anyone had ideas on how to deal with that, too.
Hi Ali. I have the same problem. I forget, or I don’t have time for lik 3 days in a row. It makes me feel like I’ve failed, and have to wait until the next month to start again, and then the same thing happens. But this month I have decided that when I miss days, I will just come back to it from where I left off.
I think I did day 1 on the 3rd, day 2 on the 5th and only today on the 8th am I up to day 3.
Sure, it’s not as solid as if I were remembering every day, but I can keep that feeling of moving forward, despite missing my work outs some days. I WILL get to the end of this calendar, even if it takes me 2 months. And surely that sense of accomplishment is better than feeling disheartened by my attempt to take better care of my health, I I am always moving towards that accomplishment, not constantly feeling like I have failed /again/.
Perhaps this approach may be helpful for you too as you find a way to work pilates into part of your daily routine?
All the best, Ali. You can do this. <3
I am new here and I think this is a great blog site and I’m glad that I have found it. I used to do Pilates years back and it was beneficial for me but I had to stop. Anyway, I’m looking forward to start the four week plan. Also, I am reviewing for an intense government exam which I will take next year. I intend to do this plan side by side with my review in order to have a balance healthy mind and body. Wish me luck.
I also have a question, I can do the exercise but I am not sure with the meal plan. I used to be a vegan so is it ok if I just watch what I eat and follow your exercise instead? I appreciate your reply Cassie Thanks.
hey hello cassy, but since I’m following this schedule, I chiedert whether the various exercises (I mean the video) I have to repeat them more than once, and to get a result more in less time, what can I do.
Thanks for Everything
I started doing the POP pilates videos about 5 years ago, and for a while was in killer shape because of it. Pilates is and always has been the only exercise I am interested in doing, so when I got too lazy for POP pilates I got all soft and squishy… now, back at it after a 2 year hiatus, I’m working my way through the beginners calendar and it is AWESOME. Just the right amount of challenge. I love how the videos are short and I love how Cassey mixes it up with cameo appearances by other instructors. Keeping it fresh is the best way to keep me interested (with my short attention span). I hope I get just as obsessed with pilates this time around. Thanks for the great workout plan, Cassey!
I started the beginners calendar and I hope to don’t give it up!! Good luck for everyone!
We’re all in this together! Come on guys – we can do this! I’m starting tomorrow xx
Hey guys! I started the beginners calendar in mid-october and loved it! Unfortunately, I had a knee injury two weeks ago and put a pause on all workout-related activities. I’m re-starting today. Anyone with me?
Totally with you! I keep seeing the monthly calendars come out, but last time I tried to do one, just day 1 KILLED me and I could harly walk for 5 days. Decided to start with the beginners calendar for November. 🙂
hey girls! so, I started the beginners calendar 2 weeks ago but Im always forgeting to do it and have to star over. It makes me want to quit 🙁
i suggest you to make an alarm on your phone! it will help you to remember that you jave to workout and you will never forget. that’s what i do and it’s really helping me!:)
and put it on the wall it actually helps
Hi Ali. I have the same problem. I forget, or I don’t have time for lik 3 days in a row. It makes me feel like I’ve failed, and have to wait until the next month to start again, and then the same thing happens. But this month I have decided that when I miss days, I will just come back to it from where I left off.
I think I did day 1 on the 3rd, day 2 on the 5th and only today on the 8th am I up to day 3.
Sure, it’s not as solid as if I were remembering every day, but I can keep that feeling of moving forward, despite missing my work outs some days. I WILL get to the end of this calendar, even if it takes me 2 months. And surely that sense of accomplishment is better than feeling disheartened by my attempt to take better care of my health, I I am always moving towards that accomplishment, not constantly feeling like I have failed /again/.
Perhaps this approach may be helpful for you too as you find a way to work pilates into part of your daily routine?
All the best, Ali. You can do this. <3
Starting the beginners’ calendar today for the winter dance with my dream boy in January. Can’t wait for my smoking hot bod!
starting the beginners calendar today. wish me luck.. is there any meals that you can subscribe for me anyone. I currently weigh 170lbs and would like to lose some weight for my birthday in april.
I started the beginners calendar last week but I missed two days over the weekend, so I’m feeling really disheartened and lazy right now 🙁 I made it through today’s videos but I feel like I’ve gone a step backwards. I think I might have to put my social life on hold until this calendar is done and I’m in a better routine!
it would be great to find a person who has just started the beginners workout so that we can share our progress and encourage each other.
I just started yesterday!
Great 🙂 can I find you on facebook too ?
Hey I started on the 1st of November and am up to Day 4!!!
My abs are hurting but besides that I feel great!
I started 4 days ago! Would love to be in contact with you & Madison 🙂
I’m still on it .. day 9 now. It is so great:) Besides it is always fun to have someone around who is going through the same thing 🙂
Hi. Good morning. I am new to this website and will like to start on the beginners calender. Was wondering if there is a meal plan to go along with the work out. I dont have a yoga mat as yet znd was also wondering if i can start without one still until i buy one and if i can start the work out today sunday.
Thanks so much..
p.s. i love your videos.have been watching some and finally decided to start.. want to start losing weight and be in a better shape for my birthday in april..
please tell what i eaten in this month?????
This is so helpful. Thank you Cassey for your ability to make a workout calendar. It saves us the time and trouble trying to create out own.
When following the beginner calendar should we be doing any other cardio?? Thanks 🙂
Cardio would definitely help a lot, seeing as it burns fat and most of these videos seem to focus on toning 🙂
I would suggest not to overwork yourself though, definitely if you’re a beginner. I’m on day 3 of this calendar and I’m feeling great!
I know… I am so stiff… So great!!! We can keep in touch!!! Thanks
Just wondering if the 4 week plan is over whist program should we do next? There are heaps of videos in your YouTube channel and I do not know which is the next one!
Thanks a lot!
She posts a calendar every month with names of videos that you can search for on youtube, if you look through her website you’ll find it. Hope this helps 🙂
Hey, downloaded the calender and gonna start it tomorrow. but i dont get whats the plank, roll-up, burpee,situp ?? Is there videos about em ? Thank you.
Search the moves on Google and you should find some demonstrations! Cassey goes through some of those moves in the first few videos, too 🙂
Thanks for reply :))
Is anyone else having issues seeing the beginner’s calendar? It shows an error in the image.
I was really looking forward to printing it out and getting started!
I am also having issues viewing and printing out the calendar. I wanted to start today.
You don’t need the calendar. Just start on the days below the calendar. They have the videos you need to do. I know it is not as exciting checking them off but please don’t use that as your reason not to start this amazing workout plan. I am on week three and I feel SO MUCH STRONGER. 😀 Good luck
Hi guys its my 6th day of my beginners calendar but I should be on my 3week already and unfortunately i didnt do the 9thh day of the my workout because I got tired.. so here it goes, I noticed that my belly changed and have little curve but my tummy loosen I thought it will help tighten my tummy skin. I ALSO NOTICE THAT MY WEIGHT ARE STILL THE SAME though i can already fit on mysirt that I cannot already wear because I got pregnant and gain weight
Hey. I have also noticed changes (day 17) it seems like my belly has got flabbier :'( I think I’m eating more now that I’m exercising. I’m going to try drinking more water and keeping a food diary.
I just regester now … and I wana ask am i late to start with these programm?
can u plzz tell me how will my open the meal plan for 12 weeks …
i cant open it …
it wants my password …
but i got the password for this month as i just join u today…
if u search in the search bar, u will find it
1st week – beastm0de
2nd week- TICKITYTOCK
3rd week – feelingawesome
4th week – tonedinthezone
I almost finished the beginners workout calendar! Jeej for me! 🙂
Now my question for you is, wich exercices can I do each day in the following 2 weeks to make a brigde to the november calendar? I would like to start the november calendar but do’nt want to do nothing for two weeks! Thanks for your feedback!
Just start on the current calendar, but maybe don’t do the full hour yet, only if you feel up for it!
Hi Cassey! I can’t seem to open the calendar on Mac o PC. I am subscribed. Please Help!
Try opening it in Chrome, that worked for me 🙂
I have the same problem but i don’t have chrome only firefox and internet explorer but i only use the firefox browser
I was just wondering – I don’t always have time to do these workouts in the morning and have to catch up on them later…does that really matter? Or should I try and wake up extra early to do them? It is only a couple of days in my week this happens so I am not sure. I still complete the videos just at like lunchtime or in the afternoon 🙂
Thanks guys :’) xx
I always seem to forget to do the pink highlighted things like “Wake up and do 10 push ups” or what ever it says that day. I was wondering if they’re really THAT important and if it was okay to skip it,
Hi Cassey I can’t seem to see any image let alone download it. Please help! Thanks 🙂
u think you need to subscribe first, then you will receive an email with the calendar. Thats how i got it (:
Hey cassey 🙂
Im 18 years old and I just found out about your website and those programs and Im so excited to make this change!
I just wanna say you are an amazing person and I simpley love you <3
Hey Cassie the link to the picture won’t open for some reason. Could you please fix this? 🙂 Thank you !
I can’t open it!! ???
Can i drink water while working out or should i drink it after or before
I personally drink a ton the night before, another bottle before and then SIPS during. You can totally drink as much as you want after. I say sips during because if you drink too much, I’ve found that all the movement makes me want to throw up.
Hope this helps and good luck!
Hey. I am having trouble opening the calendar. I get a code screen whenever I click the link. What should I do?
Loving how planned out everything is, the calendar for example, the encouraging words, the huge effort put into. I’m starting today with the beginner’s calendar. Excited! 🙂
I’m just had a baby by c section, nearly 7 weeks ago. My doctor has cleared me for exercise and I’m going to do the beginner calendar but are there any bits I should avoid? I’m conscious of not wanting to overdo it, particularly on my core which obviously was pretty damaged by the pregnancy and c section.
i had a c section also.. its been a while but just started back with working out. i cn just give the advise of trying to work moe on the lower abs not the top abs to get them at the same level. hope tht was helpful:)
I was just wondering. How long should I wait after a main meal (like lunch and dinner) before i do pilates?
that’s exactly what i was wondering, anybody that can help?
I would suggest to let your body digest the food and workout after, so I think 1-2 hours? Depends on what you eat
Hi guys I’ll be doing the 1st day of beginners calendar but please help me how may repetition should I do evry workout? Or should I do the same cassey does to her video? Please help 🙂
I usually just follow along with everything she does but don’t worry if you can’t keep up/go as fast/do as many reps it just takes time
Tomorrow I’ll do the 1st day of the beginners workout. How many repetition should I do every workout? Or should I do the same repetition as casey does on her video? Hope you can help me 🙂
Should I do cardio with the videos or just what the calendar says ^^
It’s up if you can stand it or not! I like doing cardio but I don’t really have time to workout in a day so for the meantime I only follow what the calendar says 🙂 it’s perfectly OK to do both!
I usually add a few stretches, or a little of pilates basics (plank for a minute,or the hundreds) just to warm me up before I go into the schedule. But yeah, it depends on you and how much you’re willing to push yourself. That being said, you also have to be careful! My sister went straight into the HIIT workouts and ended up unable to go to work the next day because her thighs were so sore.
WE CAN DO THIS!!! 😀
This is my 3rd month repeating this calender with other videos and an ab challenge i’m down 55 pounds so far thanks cassie.
That’s amazing, congratulations<3
WOW congrats ^.^
im just here not even losing a pound doing a workout a week >.<
I just finished day 2 last night and I was expecting to be really sore today- but I’m not at all. I wasn’t sore either after doing day 1 as well. Am I not doing something right, or is it too easy or? I have no idea- it’s frustrating though cause the normal calenders are too hard for me-
Same here! I’m on day 10 now and ever since I started the calendar I’ve never been sore, and though I thought I might be doing something wrong I’m seeing results! Not one day of soreness but I definitely feel stronger 😉
Yup, it’s normal. I finished 10 days already + did the days about 10 times every time until I could do all the moves well… and I was never sore but nevertheless I’m able to do the normal calendar now. So what I do is I do the beginner’s workout in the morning before work since it’s not very long and when I come back home I do the regular one :). Also, I learned that in the regular one I’m not able to do 100% of the moves BUT I do the beginner’s modification sometimes (because I have issues with my joints and can’t hold myself up :P) and I feel sore afterwards. So the workouts definitely build your core and train your muscles for harder stuff, at least if you repeat them / at the very end are able to perform the workouts without a problem. I hope it made sense and sorry for my bad english!
That’s great! I wish I had the time to do all that but I get up for school at 5 in the morning! :/
Can you recommend some easy leg and booty workouts because they’re hardest for me! 🙂
I have been watching your videos for a while now and I thought this was pretty cool that you offer a free workout calendar. !!!!!!!
I always thought I was in shape- my pants size and body’s reaction would disagree. I’m excited to know that my body is gonna get stronger. It’s a simple equation! If you follow this monthly calendar, you’ll get results! Woo!
How can I print this?
It might be a less complicated process if you go on google images..:
Try Google searching “Beginners Calendar Blogilates” > then go Google images > then in the extra search tools, click for a ‘large’ size > look for one that is pink-purple-blue coloured, it should have the name on top > then click the “view image” option. > you will just see the photo. > Right click it, and either print it if you know how, or copy and paste it into “Office Word” and then print it(When copy and pasting, the size remains BIG, so you might want to rotate your page to landscape)
click on the image
the image-only will come up in the tab
click on the image again and it will enlarge
right click on the image and hit ‘print’ (make sure your computer is hooked up to the printer first)
I can’t seem to enlarge this beginner calendar so i can actually read it.
Read above 🙂 use google images
click on the image
the image-only will come up in the tab
click on the image again and it will enlarge
I’m really excited cause I’ve just begann your program (day one only but it hurts!!!!!). It has been a long time since I wanted to lose weight but I can’t get the perfect body I always wanted, although I do sport quite regularily: tennis, riding and sport at high school too…
But I saw the miracle your program has made on one of my friend and so I am hopeful that it will just do the same for me!
See you next month, I’ll tell you how it goes!! 😉
P.S. : forgive the bad English from a frenchy girl… :$
hey guys please i need to know can i have to eat i this month? please how much calories?
You just need to eat healthy. That is the only good advice I can give. And I absolutely don’t recommend counting calories ! It is stressful aand well I just don’t recommend it I deleted all the calorie apps I had on my phone. So just eat healthy. Lean protein lots of vegetables and fruits when craving something sweet and nuts are good too 🙂
I just donated blood yesterday, and wasn’t able to work out, but I’m confused if I should start again today, or just rest for another day?
I think you should try rest after giving blood for minimum of like 2-3 days. Then maybe repeat the ‘day’ you did before the blood test to get back into it. The calendars are made especially in the order: total body > abs > total body > lower body > abs > total body > rest
That’s why it’s bad to go from lower body to total body, follow the pattern if you can 🙂
Does anyone know how many calories a day you’re supposed to have while on this calendar? Thanks 🙂
This is my opinion, but it is really unhealthy for you to count calories :/ It gives you a negative thinking when you suddenly look at your weight and it is higher than the day before. It also makes you feel hungry, like you have not eaten enough. I would just try to eat healthy, avoid fatty fast food or junk food. Try eat more veggies and fruits and not too many nuts. Eat the right size portions! and the very most important thing: take a little portion > chew for a long time – that one little spoonful(around 2min) > and then swallow.
Hi, Cassey! I’m really excited I found your website! I’m at a healthy weight and I’m a runner but I’d like to be more toned so I want to start this program. I run 3 times a week and I was wondering if I should do pilates also the days I run and if so before or after? I’m training for a Half Marathon so on Saturdays I have a super long run.
I’m a runner too. You are better off doing this program on the days you don’t run. I would suggest not doing this at all on your long run days. Your body needs time to recover. Pilates is a nice cross training element to your half marathon training. Good luck on you half!!
I can´t seem to open the new Beginner´s Calender with any of the programs on my computer so I can´t print it :-(.
Can anyone help me or tell me which program to use?
Thank you for your help and thank you Cassy for the wonderful job you are doing!!!
Love your videos and this homepage!!
I’m having the same problem!!
I’m having the same problem too =(
I also am not able to open the calendar, but I really want to! Cassey, can you pretty please upload it another way so we can open it? Thank you so much! I appreciate your energy and smiles in all of your videos 🙂
I can open it on Chrome :0? But if that still doesn’t work.. Try Google searching “Beginners Calendar Blogilates” > then go Google images > then in the extra search tools, click for a ‘large’ size > look for one that is pink-purple-blue coloured, it should have the name on top
Hope this helps ^.^
I had the same problem but when i tried opening it on google chrome it worked. 🙂
I can open it on Chrome, but if that’s not possible anyway.. Try google searching it 🙂 “Beginners Calendar Blogilates” > Google images 🙂 Then use the extra search tools there and click to look for a large size. Hope it helps 🙂
Hi cassy , I have been doing a flat belly workout for about 2 month and more . At first my belly got thinner but in last 2 weeks it’s got bigger . It’s stressed me a lot . I need your advice .. or I need someone tell me what to do .?? Waiting a replay …
Hii Akina, I saw your comment and I thought maybe you are gaining muscle? I think this is a logical explenation for the fact that your belly is gaining volume. I read this is happens a lot of times. First the fat gets burned, and after a certian amount of time your muscles start to grow. I’m not an expert of anything, so maybe I’m not right. Xx
Hey Cassie. i wanna ask you a question. how can i get motivated to work out ?. every time i try to work out, i turn up sitting on my laptop and watching t.v episode or watching t.v. but not working out. because i don’t know when is the best time to work out ?. is it in the morning evening ? and is it before or after breakfast ?.i really hope you reply to my email. your biggest fan gousha from Kuwait <3.
I pretty much had the same issue and truly the only person yhat can motvate you is yourself. You’ll workout because you want it. I finished the begginers calendar and after the second week, it was a given for me that I’d wake up and workout. As to when it’s better to workout, the difference between working out in the morning is that if you exercise just after you woke up, your body isnt fully up yet so you ll lose fat, and in the evening you burn calories. I prefer working out before breakfast, but some peope get dizzy so that s mostly up to you!
Hey Guys! I’m having a “shoe”-ation….This may be a dumb question but do you guys where workout shoes when you do blogilates or do you just go shoeless? If you go shoeless do you have trouble with your grip, and find that you sometimes slide? If you wear shoes, do your shoes ruin your yoga mat? Any solutions to fixing as well are greatly appreciated.
Thanks for the insight!
Hey, guys! I just had my first baby five months ago, and I just now got the inclination to start working out again. I started off with some kick boxing videos, then I ran a search for pilates videos on YouTube, and that’s how I found you.
I did your first video today and, coupled with the kick boxing, I feel great already!
I’m trying to print out the calendar but it seems the jpg is corrupted now. Is there going to be a fix to this soon?
On day 25! For all beginners, DO IT ALL! I’m so extremely toned now, more than I’ve ever dreamed of being, and my flexibility….wow. Can push my leg down to my face, whereas when I started, I had to bend it and it wouldn’t even be at a 90 degree angle. I thought it wasn’t possible, but after pushing through the 25 days, sweat and sometimes tears, I’m here. YOU CAN DO IT GUYS! 🙂
Thanks Emily. I can’t see any result it’s my day 10. Your words encouraged me to keep going.
I have a problem, I cannot see/enlarge the calendar!
Does anyone maybe know why?
I am having the same issue! It’s in the first email i received when i signed up for the newsletter but its really blurry! Anyone have suggestions on what to do??
Yea, so I am I….
first day is done, I am going to push myself and do the whole month and hopefully see some results
Thank you so much :3!!
Is it me or is the calender broken? Cannot open it. :/
hey, i am a beginner and the videos doesnt want to start.who can me help.
Maybe a different browser? It didn’t seem to want to work in Chrome for me on my phone.
hey, i am a beginner and the videos doesnt want to start.who can me helpß.
I’m starting the calendar today, I weight 145Lb looking though 135Lb, 5ft 7in, wish me luck guys 😀
Hiii! I’d like to know, am I supposed to do each video one after the other, without stopping? Or should I do, for example, one after lunch and one after dinner? Thanks!!
I think it depends? I like to divide workouts between day and night! 😀 Don’t workout right after you eat, since the food is still proccessing and you wouldn’t want to throw up lol. For me, it’s best to stay at least one hour after eating before I workout! x
Thank you so much for these videos and your website. I’m a working mom but I love to stay fit to run around with my son. I just completed day one and I can’t wait to do the rest!
On day two.. feeling it already!! Tough work and I’m struggling but not giving up! Always feel AMAZING after I’ve completed a video 🙂
i started the blogilates calender not to long ago and when i started the cardio workout i started wheezing sort of. ive never had this problem before, has anyone experienced this before?
Hello! So I’m a beginner, and I’m totally stoked to begin working out. However, I cannot access the beginners calendar…whenever I press on the link, this huge lists of codes and symbols pop up. What should I do?
You’re probably using Explorer. I had the same problem but when using Chrome, the problem was solved.
I just started last week and I am seen results already and I am so happy.
What’s your routine? Do you do exactly what is said, or more?
i cannot download it T__________T
Me neither!! 🙁
Just google blogilates beginners calendar.
Ehm, Hi! I discovered this blog by chance and I’m really interested… the fact is, I MUST exercise, I have high level of sugar in my blood and so, I must do at least 30 minutes of workout everyday. Not that I’m complaining, but I’m looking for something I can do everyday without getting bored and I’ve always been fashinated in pilates! So, I was wondering: could this be good as an exercise for me or I need something more “intense”?
I must say, I’m also overweight.
Thanks to everyone who’ll want to help me. 🙂
Hey Anna! I suggest you start with this calendar first to get used to POP Pilates alongside a 20 min walk/run. Then next month, do October’s calendar (subscribe to the newsletter) and work yourself up to running for twenty minutes! Don’t forget to eat mostly whole foods and drink at least 2L of water a day 🙂
I’m a guy and I’m sticking to these calenders as much as I can in addition to doing some of my own workouts. I want to build some muscle mass in addition to burning fat, I hope I’ve come to the right place because most charge membership fees for an exercise regime and diet plan. I feel like I’m certainly putting in the work, but eating is another story. It’s difficult to eat a consistently healthy diet when I live at home with my family (I’m 18) and most things on our shelves are junk. Anyway, I’ll skip to the point; what foods can I aim to eat which can build muscle mass and lower fat? I eat subway and boost whenever I can, which is about four days a week, but I don’t feel like it’s making much of a difference what I eat and that’s making me concerned. Currently, I’m about 173cm and 73kg, roughly average build. Any help, tips or advice would certainly be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Hey, Kyle! The more whole foods you can incorporate into your diet, the better. Fruits and vegetables are super high in fiber and there are plenty of whole food options when it comes to eating protein. Seeds are a really great way to get tons of vitamins, plus they’re easy to sneak into everything! Try a smoothie with bananas, blueberries, tons of spinach, almond milk, a big scoop of peanut butter, and a tablespoon of chia seeds. This combination has tons of protein, amino acids, fiber, and best of all, WHOLE FOODS! Try eliminating as much sugar from your diet as you can (this includes “fake” sugar like what’s in your Boosts). Hope this helps, and remember, the more fruits and veg you eat, the more you’ll crave it. It’s totally normal to not be into them at first, but you’ll find that the cleaner you eat, the more you’ll like it!
I’m on my 3rd day of the Beginners Calendar and I must say I’m quite excited. I’m 18 years old, 5’4” and 136 lbs and I can’t wait to see my results at the end of the calendar. I have one question though: when is it better to workout in order to lose weight? I’m usually doing it in the evening.. Any tips also on diet? I try to eat clean, but sometimes I fail because usually I’m not home for most of the day. Thank you! 😀
Sounds like we have the same body type! I’m 23 and I started my journey right around your age. I’ve heard that working out in the morning is best, but there’s no real “right answer”. If you work out too late in the day, it may keep you up at night, but ultimately do what you like best and what fits your schedule. When it comes to eating clean, try to prep meals and snacks you can take with you. It’s cheaper and healthier! If I have a free day, I spend most of it cooking so I don’t have to worry about finding the time to eat during my busy week. Hope this helps! Stick with the calendar! You can do it!
No mater how many times i reload the site or look on mobile, I can not get the calendar for beg. to print?!? I click enlarge but it’s not working. I did find a pintrest board and with a screen shot i printed but it’s blurry. Help… Please
I coul send it to you. If you want….
same here. I cannot view the beginners calendar. Help
just search beginners blogilates calender on google images :O)
I need advice on eating healthy. I’m not sure if there are picky eaters on this website but trust me when I say I’m picky. I almost hate every food and its hard for me to eat healthy when I’m grossed out by mostly every food, except junk food. Its not only healthy food I don’t like it’s unhealthy food as well. I hate cheese, salad even with the dressing on, soup, cold cuts, lasanga, vegtables, seafood in general, and a whole lot more. Seeing as I don’t like most foods I think some would assume that i’d be skinny but I’m chubby. I’m not really big just chubby and I feel like the only things that I can eat to eat healthy is oatmeal and healthy cereal. Can someone please help. Thanks
Hey don’t worry!
Sit down and write each food group on a piece of paper, then write every single food that you like (healthy or not) and write that under the correct food group. After that highlight all the healthy foods on the list, these are what you should try to eat as much as possible. Don’t worry about jumping in the deep end and saying that these are the only foods you an eat, gradually go into it. Try to swap one meal a day for a healthier one. You can use this as an opportunity to try some other healthy foods that you’ve never tasted before! Who knows, you might just find something else that you like. In the meantime workout as best you can and drink lots of water every day (around 2L).
Hope this helped you! xxx
Hello!! :)) I am writing to you from abroad 🙂 baku :)) I saw your videos YouTube approximately. And now I watching you. I loved your exercises. And I will do every day for your beginners calendar. But I am not fat : ) my weight is 48. I am thin 😀 and I want to be 50 or 51. But I cant. Do you have any comments for me? 🙂 love you ! 😉
I can’t download the JPG file, well, I can download it, but it won’t open because there’s something wrong with it.
Although the links are available, I’d like to have the calendar too though :/
You can find the calendar on Google. 🙂
Oh my God, thanks! 😀
I was wondering if you probably could tell me why I can’t open the beginner calendar? It says that it is removed. Hope you can help. Btw I love your youtube videos! You’re amazing and your story about never give up on our dreams – ohhh I love it!!!!!
Hey Day 3 here (wooo) But I accidentally did a different workout day 1 instead of the Beginners Day 1…so day 2? ANY WAY I’m 5’4… and a half… and I’m in the 180’s (don’t remember the exact number sense I got on a scale last month) and I heard cardio is one of the biggest helps to losing weight (along with healthy diet) so should I stick with just the beginners videos before moving onto the normal ones? Or should I do the beginners videos every day and add one of Cassey’s cardio videos into my day as well? Please and thank you for the advise!
The videos on the calendar tend to help more with building muscle that losing fat. That’s not to say that you won’t lose fat when doing the calendar. What you can do to speed up the fat losing process is to do one of Cassey’s cardio videos or run/cycle/walk about 3-5 times a week as well as doing the calendar! I do the calendar everyday and run 3 times a week and I’ve noticed huge changes in my body! I’ve lost fat and now my abs and arms are more defined. Definitely continue with the calendar, its been a massive help to me! 😀
I really really love this calendar. I’ve never done such progress with excercising yet and I’m really happy that I’m close to the end of the 3rd week. 🙂 I like to add some extra challenges and even if I really don’t feel like doing anything I stick to at least the basics. I’ve never felt so determined about this before and I’ll try to keep on doing this and lose that weight and get in shape for the first time. =))
Can you tell us more about this? I’d want to find out more details.
So it’s the 18th. Should I start on that day or at the beginning??
In this calendar – at the beginning 😛
I just started this beginner’s calendar today.
I’m 5’1” and around 150lbs. Day 1 wasn’t too difficult.
If I stick through this calendar and then move onto the non beginner’s calendar,
would those (“exercise”) alone help with losing weight?
I can’t control my meals (“diet”) because of my grandmother
and I’d rather exercise more than to have to control what I eat.
Exercising alone won’t help you lose weight. You might gain back the amount of calories burned during exercises, which won’t help you lose any weight. In order to lose weight, you have to consume 500 calories less than what you need and you can do this by exercising and dieting. Similar to what Cassie said, a toned body is made in the kitchen and not in the gym. I don’t know the exact words but you get the point. 🙂
I’m on day 15 and I’ve gained weight like 2 lbs and have reminded the same weight the whole time :/
I think this calendar really helps with toning your body and getting it into shape for more of the advanced pilates videos. Just keep going, and remember, it’s mostly 80% diet and 20% exercise. Hope this helped.
Don’t be discouraged! Muscle ways more than fat so you could have gained muscle! Just keep doing what you’re doing
Don’t be discouraged! You are building muscle, which weighs more than fat so though you are getting toned your scale weight may change.
hey cassie i like beginning workout
Am I supposed to do all the workouts on each day, or can I just choose between them?
Thanks for you help!
Do everything listed each day! 🙂
Have you ever thought of doing an aquatic version of your standing workouts.
I cant print the calendar its to big.help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Hello! I’m planning to start this new makeover body meal plan next week together with the beginner’s workout calendar, because I’m still on the process of normalizing my sleeping patterns. Unlike the majority, what I want to achieve is the reverse transformation: to gain weight. I’m 19, only around 5’1” – 5’2” and weigh 93lbs. It just has come my attention that I’m underweight and 0.9 away from having the normal 18.5 BMI. I’ve been skinny and petite all my life till around 2 years ago when I started to become skinny fat. The last time I even had a flat stomach was perhaps 3 years ago. Admittedly, this makes me insecure, but I’m more worried about my health and that I fear I may develop eating disorders. T___T IDK.
Do you guys think the combination of this meal plan together with the beginner’s workout calendar is the best option for me or should I try out Cassey’s other plans? If so, which ones? What else do you suggest? Any tips? Thank you so much!
One thing you will find is that you will have more energy from exercising and from eating clean, the amount of protein you eat will help repair your muscles faster and give you more definition. If you feel worried or tired doing things then eat more, listen to your body as it needs the proper fuel to function. Food is energy.
You will probably gain scale weight as you get more muscle, but then the muscle will burn away the fat. You could end up weighing significantly more overall, due to muscle. Scale weight is an indication of where you are at, just like BMI but it doesn’t represent what you are made of.
In your mind you need to be thinking about burning fat and building muscle/strength and eating right/enough to fuel your body. Scale weight is just a number that represents the force of gravity in relation to your body. It isn’t your composition. It isn’t who you are.
Get healthy, eat clean and be happy <3
Thank u for the calendar it looks really good. I will defiantly start as soon as possible.
I am just wondering about the perfect time to exercise. should I exercise in the morning? and if the answer is yes do i need to have breakfast before or after the workout?
Thank u for your efforts, I appreciate it <3
Morning exercises before breakfast are the best for burning fat. Do how much you can and then again after lunch or dinner to burn calories. Really its whatever you prefer because either way it is beneficial. Good luck!
Oh my God. The first Day was so hard. I had to take some breaks but I tried so hard. Tomorrow I’ll try harder.
This is amazing!
Thank you so much
Day 1 complete. It was hard doing those leg lifts making me wanna quit but I struggled on thanks to Cassey’s encouragement in the video. Phew. Once it was over it felt great and I didn’t feel tired at all!
i need some advice! im on day 25 of this and i definitely see more definition in my stomach, legs, and arms. but im really actually looking to lose weight… i dont have a lot to lose, probably 7 pounds at the most, but this calendar wasn’t effective for weight loss. i think i need to pair these workouts with cardio, what would you recommend? does cassie have videos that are good cardio workouts that would help with weight loss? thanks so much! also – i really dont wanna have to run. ive tried it and i can keep it up for a week or two but then i just give up. im much more committed to workout plans like this calendar!
Check out the HIIT VIDEOS. They’re awesome for cardio workouts!
I would try doing her muffin top workouts. I’ve heard that they help a lot for losing weight. You don’t have to run for cardio. You can go outside for 20-30 minutes and just walk.
I’m on my 3rd week of this beginner’s calendar and it is amazing!! Whenever we do the Pop pilates beginner’s total body workout, I definitely noticed I’ve gotten so much stronger and I can finally do the video through without stopping or without flailing. On Day 1, I couldn’t even get past the whole video and I just felt like I wouldn’t ever be able to do the moves “properly” without flailing around so much! But after week 2, I’ve noticed huge changes! I’m losing weight, and somehow Cassey’s positive encouragements in her video is rubbing off on me! I just feel so much more positive and I’ve stopped the negative self talk to myself, and am loving and feeling like I’m accepting who I am so much more because I feel stronger and feel like I can do anything! Thank you so much Cassey!! <3 Can't wait to do more!!
I just started today. The leg circle was very challenging for me but I made it! I really like it that you always kind of telling stories in between, not just counting. That really helps me to get distracted from the tiredness and keep going! Thank you Cassey!
You should make this desktop wallpaper, this way you always remember suck that belly button in ^^
I do the same! I made this calender my desktop wallpaper so I am reminded and motivated all the time.
I had done this calendar before in march and then i proggresed to monthly calendar but i couldn’t even finish the day 1. Now Im doing the beegineer calendar again but I m afraid if i do the monthly one again i would give up. What should i do?
This daily routine is amazing! I struggled a bit at the beginning but the results are so encouraging 🙂 :). To reach my perfect summer body I also added a new drink to my diet called Botan, it’s a perfect appetite suppressant! No food cravings anymore <3 <3
Where do I find it!
I just discovered this amazing routine and after watching a few videos I think I’m inspired enough to get in shape. I’m gonna start this tomorrow. So Good luck to me and to everyone else doing this. Thanks Cassey!
I just found this on Pinterest! I’m excited to start my journey
I finished the first week! I have to tell you, this exercises are really nice. I struggled an bit on first and second day, but it is becoming easier to do them. I am sore as hell, especially after “What Makes You Bootyful”, but that only means I have worked those muscles hard. Can’t wait to complete week 2.
The first time I did this it was hard but also great , but how much do you have to do this 1x or more ?
just follow the calendar, if ur able to do the whole calendar, follow her normal calendar for each month. if your asking per day. do the routine once a day? i hope that helped
I’m on Day 5 now, but is it okay if I’m doing this without the diet? Or the meal plan or something? But I’m eating clean tho, plus I live in a rice-eating family, and my mom will get mad at me if she’ll notice I’m on a diet (which is I can’t). So, is it okay? I hope it’ll work. But does anyone of you guys are the same as me? Thanksssss! 😉
Hey ladies, so I’m on my second day of the beginners calendar and I weigh around 170ish lbs and I’m 5’1, I know thats super bad huh? Anyways I was wondering will I see a noticeable change by the time I’m done with this calendar? I mean by other not nearly as fun work outs I’ve lost a bit of weight and I’m two pant sizes smaller but I’m feeling a bit discouraged on whether ill see a difference…thanks for taking a look (:
Don’t get discouraged! Exercise needs time to take effect. There’s a quote I like to think about when I’m working out: “It takes 4 weeks for you to notice your body changing, 8 weeks for friends, and 12 weeks for the rest of the world.” It may not be immediate, but it will work. Good Luck!
Hey guys!! I just started this challenge (day 3 whoo!) and I just joined instagram as suggested! I don’t have any friends on there though and so if your all in the same boat please add me (ariannewells) so we can all share and support each other!! P.S. bare with me I am knew to the whole insta-whatever thingy…
i started this calendar on august 1st so that day 3 would be on august 3rd etc. and i would finish on august 28th but i missed 2 days (3rd and 4th) since today is the the 5th should i just do all the workouts i missed and today’s. i really want to stay on track and its upsetting me that i got 2 rest days
I started on August 1st so that i’d finish august 28th but ii missed 2 days (my 3rd and 4th) should i just start over or do them all now i really want to stay on track and its really upsetting me that i got two rest days
I finished day 4 of the #giveityourALLgust and made a vlog on youtube about it if anyone wants to watch it, its my first youtube video=] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj1x2y0P99Q
I absolutely love love love this calendar! I have to admit I have been slacking recently so I’m starting from the beginning again. I even did a redesign of the calendar, to help motivate me! Check it out, I would love to hear your thoughts and hopefully Cassey likes it too!
Wow, the colors on the redesigned calendar are so beautiful! 😀 I’ve also been slacking, and am planning to start over. Hopefully, with the print out of your calendar, I’ll feel more dedicated and less guilty about my printer’s ink, haha. Thanks Margaret 🙂
Hey there 🙂 i’m new here, so can anybody help me please? can i choose everyday wich video i’m going to make, or do i have to do all off them each day?
Ps. sorry if my english isn’t correct 😉
your English was pretty god except its which and of 🙂 and you have to do all of them
I finished day 2 today and I can’t believe how much weaker I have gotten after 3 months. I couldn’t reach myself up or bend down slowly. The past 3 months, I was a bit sad because I couldn’t seem to lose weight. I was blind and lost muscle mass because my desire for my weight to decrease. Currently, I am restarting my blogilates journey and hope to see a healthier me!
i finished the calender today! although my results are subtle, i definitely feel a difference in my body. since the begnning when you said that holding in your stomach everyday is still considered working out the muscle, i’ve been doing that every single day now! now, i’m going to subscribe to your newsletter so i can begin august’s workout tomorrow! love you cassey! <3
I started today and I’m ready for more, it’s so fun!! (seriously). I’m from Spain:)
I completed the calendar last september, and went on with the monthly ones for a while. My confidence was boosted, I felt healthier, lost weight, got stronger. Unfortunately, my depression got worse and I stopped it all. I’m getting back on this because I have to remind myself that going into a spiral of self hate, purposely hurting myself and the people around me is not going to help me get better. Starting to work out with you and learning a healthy lifestyle is the only glimpse of real, reachable hope that I saw for years. You’re not going to read this, but thank you Cassey, thank you so much! (((day 4, I got so out of shape!!!!)))
Cassey may not get a chance to read this, but we all did. Depression is a lonely battle. Im glad you are recognizing the importance of exercise in fighting it. You are in my heart, Morgane.
Congrats Morgane!!! 😀 I’m proud of you! Even though I don’t know you I just wanted to tell you that as a fellow poster. I really admire your strength and willpower 🙂 Keep up the positive attitude and I hope you will one day make it to your goal. You got back up and started again, so that’s what matters 🙂
i just started today….. i will keep on doing it because it makes me feel fantastic, but at the same time TIRED my legs were burning …..
also,i will share will my friends so we all can have a sex, fit and healthy body……..
Onto day 2 I go, for the second time (I gave up last time around day 4 oops) BUT I’M DETERMINED TO STICK AT IT THIS TIME woop
Oh my godness. Thank so much for do this, Cassey! You’re incredible.
Today, i’ve done the 1000 squats challenge. It was so hard and it really hurts, but worth it. I’m so proud of myself right now. I thought that I couldn’t do it because i’m 14… But I was wrong. THANK YOU!!
Sorry by my english but i’m spanish 🙂 xx
I’m 13 yrs yrs old about to turn 14 in two months. I weigh 160 pounds and I’m 5’6 .i get really insecured around people who are skinnier then me and wonder if I can do it, I talk my self to doing these monthly calenders, inspired by you. I don’t look too big for my age but I just don’t feel right. I’m starting today and I hope I see a difference by the end of this month . You are truly my inspiration and watching your videos help me because even though your not with me physically, you are mentally helping me. Thank you so much!
Cassey, thank you SO much for taking your own time and putting all the effort into this! No one has ever done this for so many people. I’d like to also thank you for letting us use this and I’m going to try and follow this! I’m really into fitness but my health puts me off as I get bad abdominal pain whenever I workout. However, after months, it has gotten better and I did two workouts of yours and I feel like myself again! I love you and thank you so much.
I may be dying, just finished day 1 of the beginner’s calendar. Didn’t realize how out of shape I truly am. Had to modify a few moves and may have screamed in muscle torturing pain a few times but made it through the full workout. Thanks for having this website.
Hello, would the beginners calendar be a good way to start loosing weight after having a baby.
After having 3 beautiful children I really want to go back to my pre-pregnancy body, and at that time I was only weighing in 140 and right now I’m too ashamed to go even near a scale. So do you think this would be a good way or should I go to something more lighter?
i can’t work out in the morning, i have to wake up really early to go to work. Would it still work if i do this when i get home at night. i don’t wanna start it if it isn’t a good idea 🙁
I think it’s fine! Just fit in the workout whenever you have time. Just think about it: working out (no matter when it is) is better than not working out! So, go for it!
I’m 14 and have struggled with my weight for the past four years. At the end of fifth grade (2011), I was around 130 lbs and felt self conscious and uncomfortable, so I took it seriously and lost about 20 lbs the next year through exercise and smaller meals and went down to my smallest weight, 112 pounds. Since then I had been maintaining a healthy weight of 120, and then less when I got very sick this spring. In the last three months I started eating at restaurants more often, and spending more time on the couch, and by doing this I gained about 20 pounds. I’m starting this plan because most exercise just doesn’t keep me motivated but Cassey’s videos are fun and entertaining. I’m hoping to get more serious once I finish the Beginner plan and to lose those 20 pounds by a year from now. I’m so happy I found something I like!
Hi Cassey!! Just wanted to say thank you for helping me get in shape for my wedding!! I’ve been doing your workouts for about two weeks now and can feel a difference!! My fiancé is impressed too!! 🙂
This is my very first day and I am absolutely new to the fitness world (I dont want to lose weight but rather tone up and got interested by pilates as a holistic discipline to reach a healthier lifestyle). So I have absolutely no clue about planks, roll ups, burps etc (all the morning exercises), do you know where I can find a blogilates approved lexicon (with images if possible) ?
I don’t know if I should start with this calender or with the august one. Does anyone have any tips?
Hi, I’m a 14 year old girl, at 5″3 and I weigh at about 94 pounds, but I really want to get rid of my tummy fat. I tried hula hooping for a while but the only result I got from that was bigger hips, which aren’t really a good thing in my country. So now, I want to get rid of tummy fat and also get smaller hips. I actually have no confidence in wearing clothes that show my tummy even though people reassure me i look fine.
Absolutely love your site. Just finished my second day. May I make a suggestion. On your workout calenders the time could be noted. So that we know how long the workout will be. I do alot of running, weight training and HITT on a stationary bike. Your pop pilates is just what I was missing.
Love your energy!
I’m 14, 5’8 and 140-150 pounds and I really want to lose some weight before school starts! I’m gonna start this tommaro does anyone have expierences? I’m so excited
Thank you Casey!
If I want lean muscle, do I need to add a cardio workout (i.e. running or going on the elliptical) to these video workouts?
Today was the first day I tried this and wow I feel tired but great! Just trying to get rid of that freshman 15 here.
Hahaha same here!
I was just thinking about starting the beginners calender but I’m a generally a really sloppy person and lazy. so it’ll probably take a while for me to actually start the diet and exercise but this time i’m really serious so wish me luck!! x I’ve gotten really sensitive about my weight i’m like 64.8kgs and i’m only 16 🙁 anyways I CAN DO IT AND I WILL DO IT!!!!
hey, don’t be afraid! You can do it! I’m seriously so lazy and it took be forever to actually build up the courage to start this thing. I just finished day 2 and it’s actually not as bad as I thought. And Casey really takes your mind off of the exercise. I’m about 60kg as well and I’m 15. Good luck, YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!
5’2 , 15, and 140 pounds :(. This blog has really inspired me to lose weight and get fit before the school starts. I would really like to hear about your results 🙂
Okay! ~ I’m almost ready.
I’m 5’5 in/ 1,65 m and 135 lbs/ 60 kg. o:
I’m kinda curvy, but when it comes to muscles… damn dangerous curves. T_T
I’m looking forward to lose some weight and be healthy.
I feel so stressed and tired… I’m only 14…
Omg I feel you im only 13 but I have a really curvy body and I absolutely hate it. I have bigger boobs than most girls in my school :/ but I did casseys july calander and I see a big difference on my body.my stomach is flatter my legs are toned and becoming more lean. Im hoping to drop one cup size by schooltime. But dont feel stressed. It is very tiring sometimes but dont give up. You can do it! Once you start youll feel amazing both inside and out . Good luck:)
@Rabbab, thank you so much, dearie! Good luck for you too! 😀 I’m cheering for you all to achieve your goals.
So, today I’m starting my first week. I have been running while watching movies (running in place. lol that’s kinda crazy) and I realized how out of shape I am. I’ve been running for 10-15 min and it felts like I was dying. I’m drinking 85.000-119.000 fl oz of water per day and sleeping more. I feel more energized and even my skin looks better! <3
AND CASSEY THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH! _> But a big X on day one. woohoo!)
I’ve been doing some of Blogilates videos the last weeks, and I just starting with the beginners calendar and I’m so exited! I just have a question… When is the recommended time to do my workout is better in the morning or afternoon?
Hello! I usually hate exercising in the morning, but i definitely think it would be a good idea to do it then. I’ve been trying that recently and i’ve been managing to do the entire workout for the day. I think it’s because you’re more fresh in the morning, rather than in the afternoon where you’ve probably gotten a little tired from a day’s work. Hope i helped!
Hi everyone, I’m just starting this calendar today and so far so good! Can’t wait to see if I make it the whole month! Good lucky everyone!
(174cm tall, 72kg girly looking to lose some flab and become a more energetic version of myself!) 🙂
I’ve always been a couch potato. When I was younger, I was in dance and much more active, but in the past years, I’ve just stopped physical activity (because I just couldn’t be bothered or didn’t have time for it). As a senior in high school now, (I have senior portraits in just two weeks, and I want to get in better shape for it) , I’m starting to pay more attention to my body. I’ve lost my flat stomach and I really want to get it back. I’m optimistic that BlogPilates will help me on my way to find my ideal body shape again and also help me maintain my fitness! For everyone out there, I wish you the best of luck! 🙂 We can do it!!
Hey Cassey! I am on day 8 of the beginner’s workout and I am a bit worried because I can’t do the roll-ups anymore. On day 1 I could do them easily, and now I can’t get up anymore. Is this normal or is it something that I do wrong? I feel like I am not getting stronger 🙁
Hi, I’m doing the beginner calendar for the second time now!
It happened to me as well when you start of your muscles get sore
Don’t worry your still getting stronger, it’s actually a good sign!
Hey– do the videos work out our obliques at all?? thanks!
I’m not sure, but if they do it probably isn’t much. I recommend Cassey’s Muffin Top Massacre video, it’s not to difficult, and I’ve only done it two days and already feel new muscle in my waist/obliques!
My Name is Barbara, and I want to Start this whole story! But I Need somebody to do this with me. Do you want to Start with me. Im an 14 Year Old girl from germany and weigh 121 Ibs (55kg). I want to lose so weigh!
Hi i want to start this workout to i’ll do it with you !
i’m Nessa from Canada, 20years old i’m 87kg I really need to loose weight
Hi, I’ll start my journey today!
I am 22 and also weigh around 87kg. Going to start day 1 now 🙂
How is it going so far for you?
Ich heiße Nassira und lebe auch in Deutschland und möchte auch damit anfangen und bin auch 14 🙂 Allerdings muss ich viel mehr abnehmen als du weil 55 kg eigentlich Idealgewicht ist 😀
I am Jam from the Philippines and I’m on Day 20 of the Beginners calendar. Just keep doing the daily exercise and don’t give up. As Cassey quoted, “Train Insane or remain the same”. Don’t worry if there are days you don’t feel like doing any exercise at all, just watch what you eat and you’ll be okay! 🙂
BTW, read some comments here because some of them really helps in the journey to fitness 😀
I’m 18 (weight: 180lbs) and I started this last summer but because of travels and festivals I had to pause it – but I never came back!
I have decided that I want to start again because it just gave me more energy, I had fun and it just made me happy! I have like many others tried other exercise classes but they just didn’t give me the same results! I remember feeling better about myself and I was just glowing! But THIS TIME I’m gonna keep to it and start again! It’s hard – yes – but it’s just worth it in the end!!
Lots of love to all of you who are starting! ♥
Just finished day 3, so far so good! I’ve been feeling very out of shape lately, and this calendar is already starting to motivate me towards a healthy lifestyle. So excited to see where Cassie’s videos will take me!
Almost done with week 2! I’m 14 and I started out 20 pounds overweight, my bmi index was 27,that over average and kinda high! Now I’m already down to a bmi index of 26 weighing only 10 pounds overweight and I’m eating healthier but I’m not doing Casey’s meal plan because for my age it could be taken to extremes so I’m just eating what a normal healthy teen would eat!
Hi! I think I am overweight too and just started this program. Can I ask you what you usually eat? :)))
I just started this today, and I’m excited! My only question is if there is any special equipment needed for this beginner’s calendar (bands, etc…).
No equipment. There’s a video where you she uses a band to pull her leg but you can use a towel, a scarf or whatever.. Good luck!
Hey Cassey! So I’m almost 13 and I decided I’m going to take my eating and fitness seriously. But I don’t know where to start. I’m about 5 pounds overweight for my size. so I’m hoping this will help me 🙂 I’m hoping to get my friend to do it with me. We both want to start being healthier. STARTING THIS TODAY!!
I’m 15 years old and started my fitness journey when I was about you age going into 14 and since you are still very young and developing, I encourage you not to diet but to eat clean instead.
I’m glad people are starting to get into this lifestyle change at younger ages and as always, determination is key.
Welcome to your new life! You have all of the Popsters’ support!
We should help each other!
You can do it!
Started this today 🙂
I am a 17 year old girl who just hit 200 pounds. Although I don’t really look that heavy, I am, and I am seriously out of shape. I tried Day 1 of the Beginner’s Calender and I’m going to be honest: It was too hard for me. Cassey is extremely motivating and a good teacher but I think I need to start out with something a little easier than pilates. I hope to try this exercise plan in the future, but for now, it’s not for me.
I tried this last year and it worked but I thought the same way that it was too hard for me and I decided to ditch it….I tried every other type of exercise video possible and NOTHING Gave me results like this did now I am in the same boat as you 17 and just hit 200 pounds and I’m back here and I saw this and figured I should let you know! Also follow her diet schedule too!!
Try this calendar, all of us are struggling at the beginning but it’s worth it!
If you really will feel demotivated and not strong enough then maybe yoga? On youtube there’s a lot of beginners’ videos. May not be as fast as pilates but I’ve felt a bit stronger after yoga.
Please do come back soon! Trust me even for a girl that was already into exercising I found this as difficult, but keep going and you WILL get so much stronger and so much more determined. I completed the calendar in june-July last year and even from the first week you feel the improvements and by the end you can see it! If the monthly calendar is too hard afterwards, continue doing these videos and slowly work your way up. Every minute that you do will contribute to your health and fitness. 🙂 Don’t give up and try your hardest, you’ll do so good.
Hi I am 19 yrs old and weigh 240 labs I have tried this before but the lack of companionship made me quit, I should not have because I must do this for myself. I have struggled with my weight all my life and am determined to do something about it. I am 5′ .5″in which means about half my body is fat and I can’t keep living this way. I will succeed, l must!
I´ve just downloaded the app and paid 0,89€ (received the confirmation email) but I still don’t have access to the videos on the app. Is there something more I have to do?
Almost done with week 2! Yeah me!
Starting this TODAY!!
Just finished Day 3. So happy because I’m feeling and seeing results already. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s workout. I really want to finish the Beginner’s Calendar so I can go and do the monthly ones. 🙂
Week 1 DONE!! So happy with myself! Baby steps,I’ll get there !I’m really confident!
I found out about Cassey’s blog via Youtube. I was watching a Youtubers video and she mentioned her. A little whilte later I stumbled onto Cassey’s channel which made me very happy! She had such positive attitude and her videos are so fun to watch. I just printed out my July calender even though I’m a few days behind. I will try out as much as I can to prepare myself and officially start the beginners calender in August. I cant wait! Though I have a question. The first workout each day is lightlighted which means I do this in the morning. Can I decide when I do the other exercies or do I need to do them all after one another? If the second statement is the answer Im not sure how I can do them as I have to get up at 5 am each day for work and dont reallly want to get up even earlier to do the exercises. Sleep is healthy too you know 🙂
Thank you Cassey for your positive attitude!
Hey I was wondering do I just start from the beginning or do I just start at the day I am at?
Just start at the beginning! 😉
Man! I hate day 10! The reason why I stopped the first time. But I’m gonna try to conquer it the second time! muahahaha! XD
I am 22, 5’3 and weight 139 pounds. Should I do these workouts in combination with cardio?
Just complete the first workout with only a little resistance from my legs on the leg triangles.
Can’t wait for day 2!
I did this calendar until day 7, My abs and my butt getting tone but my arms getting bigger. Anyone knows why ?
It’s awesome that you’re seeing results! As for your arms, I think it’s growing because you are toning the muscles underneath the arm fat. If you want sculpted arms, usually cardio helps burn fat so you can see those hard earned muscles.
Hey! This is so genius! I can´t wait to try it. I hope it can help me. I´m not fat, but I have not muscles so I decided change it with you. Thank you so much.
PS: Sorry for my bad english…I´m from Czech republic in Europe… lol
Hello Cassey, i have a Problem with your blogilates App.:
Since today i have your App. Also installed on my New iPad. Now it tells me
That i have to purchase the beginners calendar Again although i have it
Already purchased since 14 days on my iPhone App!
Please Help me with that Problem! Thanks!
YES! so i finally started doing the beginner’s workout calendar (again) since i was delayed in the previous month, and i can say that i’m definitely more determined to finish it this time! the only thing is, i also want to do the other Blogilates videos, too, so probably like the inner thigh workout, belly toning, and body slimming videos that Cassey has. so, i’m just confused how i incorporate those workouts to the Beginner’s Calendar. i would greatly appreciate an answer!
I would just add them into whichever body group the day is working (i.e., if it’s an abs day, add in the belly toning video). That way you are still giving your muscle groups rest on the same days.
Hey everybody just found this little slice of heaven and I ready to give it a try. Beginner as of today and I even downloaded the app to keep me motivated on in task.
Hey! So I’ve just finished day 2 of this calendar, and I’m really loving it so far. But I was wondering, should I be doing extra cardio on top of this? I’m not overweight at all but I’d like to loose about 5 – 10lbs – is this calendar more for toning up than actual weight loss? Thanks in advance for any advice! (:
I think you will mostly tone up your body. However there is a lot of people who lost also weight by doing this calendar. It all depends on your activity level, eating habits etc…. But if you have time, sure you can do cardio! The more the better! Just be sure you don’t hurt your body and eat healthy!
Hello Cassey, I’m from Belgium(now France) !
First, sorry for my bad english !
I just want to thank you, because, I begin a new diet ( the 2143687354 diet of my life ), and with you I have enought motivation to do it with your workouts !
Sometimes I don’t have this motivation but I remember how your video are nice and I did them.
It’s the second time I do this Begginers, cause I wanna try July calendar but, my god, I know I can’t do it !
I want to do this right before an hard calendar.
And today I did ABC abs and wow, first time I can did it!
But I change a little I put my feet on the ground. I prefer more easy and do it than hard and can’t really do it…
( Raah this english ^^”)
So I just want to say , I feel better since I begin this, and hope to be better later!
Thank you Cassey !
I hope I can work august calendar !
Hey everyone! Just joined today and this looks like where I need to start at! Glad I found this coz the July calender was looking a little scary lol. I am working on toning up and still losing a few lbs. Kind of afraid of being too small, but if I do everything my body actually needs, I’ll just have to buck up and learn to love me small huh. I love pilates and Cassey is motivating, especially with clean eating!
Hi all! I have a kinda stupid question: I really want to do this calender and I’m super hyped about it! so my question is how do I do the workouts for every day – one after another like it says or trough out the day? I mean do I do them at once or I have to seperate them trough out the day? LOL sorry 😀
Usually the videos add up to an hour ish, so if you just do them all at once it’ll work. Also it helps to keep motivation high if you do them all at one time of day! 🙂
Thanks! I’m starting today! Wish me luck LOL
Hey! I wanted to know what kind of meal plan do i need to do during that month. I’m really new at this, but just taking a look at the videos and the website, it really has encouraged me to start getting fit! I’m so excited.
Cassey has a mealplan here somewhere, i recommend using that one, otherwise consult a specialist
Hiiiii I’m starting and i wanted to know if anyone has done it before and could tell the results of it ? I wanna do this + 400abs per day… do you think it’s good ?
Thanks for answering,
I’m on day 24 and so far I can definitely say my abs and my butt are more toned 🙂
after one week i saw a very significant amount of progress. my stomach was so much more toned and it was only a week, and my butt got lifted! try it out, it’ll work wonders haha 🙂
I’m only on day 5 and I can just feel myself becoming more toned. It hurts so good! haha
i’ve been doing this calendar up to day 20, on that day i stood up after my workout and i saw like these black points that you see before you pass out (hope you know what i mean). i worked out in the morning, had cereals and a banana for breakfast. ever since that i’m scared to work out because it was just a scary experience. do you guys have any idea what i did wrong or what i could do to prevent it from happening?
thank you x
Hi Sophia!! I have had very similar things happen to me! I see black spots every so often after I work out. For me, part of it was my health. I have naturally low blood sugar, and I have some breathing problems. You might want to get checked out to see if you are the same way. I always just make sure to have enough sugar in my body before working out, and I always try to breathe from my stomach, instead of from my chest. If you have the black spots again, just lay down with your feet above your head to get your body back to normal! Hope this helps!
I think you probably stood/sat up too suddenly, so your body had trouble adjusting to the new position so fast. Dehydration might also be an issue. It happens to me a lot. Just take things slow and hydrate yourself a lot throughout the day, and take breaks if you’re feeling faint.
How much weight will I lose after following this calendar? Thanks
It all depends on how much you eat and the quality of the food. Additional exercise could help a lot too!
I’m thinking of starting this soon but I’m not sure if I should because I don’t want to lose a lot of weight. I’m 15 and I weigh 117 pounds and I’m 5’3. People tell me that I don’t need to lose weight and I don’t want to. I just want to strengthen my body. Should I use this?
in in the same boat (15 too) ive been doing this for 3 weeks so i guess i cant speck for in the long run but i have personally found this really helpful for getting stronger, most of the exercises are aimed to build mussel and strength. I would highly recommend doing it. i love blogilates so much its so motivating!
This will help you lose fat and build up muscle! I finished this calender and I actually gained three pounds from muscle but I actually look a lot slimmer and toned. And of course, I feel healthier which is all that matters! Best decision I ever made.
You’ll probably lose fat and gain muscle. This will definitely make your body stronger.
This calendar really helps for consistency, thanks! It’s much easier to attain fitness goals when you have realistic and concrete steps to follow.
New to the website and so exited to lose weight and feel active
Onto week 3 already – but finding some issues that I can’t stay balanced standing on one leg… any advice?
For help with balance, you can focus your eyesight on one point. For example, if I stare at a knob on my piano while balancing on one foot, I find it’s easier than when my eyes wander.
hey does anyone know what meal plan goes with this calendar?
I’m really new to blogilates, I started the beginner’s calendar last week and I do enjoy it a lot! I just find quite hard to stay motivated ( I’m the kind of person that gets bored of things way too quickly!) I was wondering, besides the videos how much other exercise do you do? like how many times per week? I always tend to do amazing the first week ( regular on the videos, running almost every day, eating clean..) and then I slowly start giving up on it :/ I’m not fat but my legs, although they are quite tone, are kind of wrapped in this soft layer that protects them from the cold and really doesn’t want to go away ^^’ Any advise about the kind of exercise I should actually start doing? So far I’ve been following the workout calendar and running or walking around 1 hour every day, but I’ve been struggling with that fat and cellulite for years and it never seem to go away!
So Cassey, HELP! ahahahahha
Thanks so much for any tips or advice from any of you! You guys are great!
Do I do these videos once a day or more times?
Do these videos once a day, because they should be around an hour long, no need for more.
HI everyone! I just started the beginner workout calendar. My first couple of days was great and I felt so energized afterwards. But now after each video, I tend to feel extremely nauseas and feel exhausted after each workout. I’m making sure I’m drinking a lot of water during and after, but I have been feeling so nauseas afterwards that I’m not sure what to do. Does anyone else feel this way or does anyone have any suggestions on how I can solve this problem? Thanks so much!
eat something an hour before hand. After I drink my green protein drink.
try not drink too much water during workouts, it may be the cause of your nausea
Do you complete the beginners calendar using the you tube videos and then once you’ve done the 4 weeks do you buy the DVDs? When do you use the DVDs? I’m excited to start this! I hope someone can help explain when to use DVDs vs the you tube videos 🙂
I’ve always been unhappy with my weight – I always used to start exercise but struggle, so when I was diagnosed with asthma it got a whole lot easier and I started using your website. I kinda believe that you need to build up your inner strength before blasting it out on a treadmill and I love how you introduce cardio in slowly but surely. I started your videos back in April when I had a break from university but had a lot of hard work to do in May. Now I’m back again in June and I’m still 10lb lighter (from 127lb to 117lb) – I feel like you’ve completely changed my metabolism! There’s still a way to go, but I feel like there’s hope now. Thanks 🙂
I just started day 1 today. I have been doing your videos for a while but I got lazy and stopped working out. But I’m back at it again! I love working out with you!
day 25 done! I feel so much better than during the first days of this challenge.
Does this beginners calendar help you loose weight? If so, how much do you usually loose?
I lost 10lb in the first week
i am very happy to join the website .my dream that have a beatuiful body .but i afraid to miss a day in the calender . what should i do in this case?
How much weight can i lose if i follow the calender and eat1400 calories a day
How much weight do you think i will lose if i follow the calender and eat 1400 calories a day?
Hi I’m 15 and I’m thinking of starting this calendar on Monday but I have a question… So like– I get sore easily and my dad says that I should rest my body everytime I get sore because when I rest that’s what actually makes the muscle grow. On the calendar I only see one rest day per week… If you are really sore in the middle of the week can you take a break or is that frowned upon…?
I think it should be alright 🙂 If you look at the calender, you’ll notice that exercises that target a specific area, like your calves, abs, arms, etc, rarely appear again during the same week. If so, there’s a couple of days between them, so your body will have time to rest and build muscles. Although I am by no means an expert, I think it’s better to move around a little bit when you’re sore. My calves hurt horribly for 3-4 days after a workout (couldn’t walk properly during the first two days, the last two it looked very awkward), but they actually felt better the more I walked. Though, I don’t know if I would recommend doing an intense workout if it’s REALLY sore…it’s easy to overexert yourself and you might end up damaging your body if you’re not fit and try to do more than you should. Just trust your own judgement and listen to your body and I’m sure it’ll be fine 🙂
Thank you Emma ! (:
So I’m not new to the fitness thing. I do a lot of HIIT and circuit training as well as weight training. However, I SUCK at pilates or yoga and I really want to work on my core. Should I start out doing the 4 week beginners program and if it seems like I got it down, move on?
I’d do that. Watch your form too. I know I am not going to be able to do four videos at once. So I do one or two from different days.
Thanks for finally writing about >POP Pilates for Beginners Calendar!
I’m from Germany and only a beginner but already so happy that I found you.
Unfortunately I can’t afford to go in a fitness centre and I am so glad and thankful that now I can do my workouts for FREE!
Your videos are so rich in variety and you’re so sweet 🙂
So, please Cassey keep up the good work! You are a great mentor <3
Hey everyone! I was wondering, after each workout, am I supposed to do some cardio everyday? I’m trying to tone and lose weight, so, help please? 🙂
You can do cardio before or after your workouts! Some of the days will include cardio routines, but when I started I also ran 20 minutes every other day. Make sure if you do pair the videos with cardio that you don’t overexert yourself. You want to be tired to get a good workout, but you also don’t want to potentially injure yourself! I’m not expert, but it would probably be a good idea to start with doing additional cardio every other day to give your legs a rest. Cassie says in a lot of her videos that the pilates will help you tone your muscles, but cardio will help you shave the fat off. That and a healthy diet. Good luck on starting the calander!
I am jus about to start the Beginner’s Calendar, and I was just wondering since I’m only almost fourteen years old (so I’m no pro at all of this), can I ever treat myself, or is there some kind of strict meal plan that I absolutely MUST follow? I’m starting tomorrow so please reply asap! (:
Of course you can treat yourself! I am not on a strict meal plan. I eat healthy when I can but if I fancy some chocolate or something I have some and whenever I got out with friends and for meals and stuff like that I eat whatever I want for a treat. 🙂
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I was wondering if there is any lifting I could be doing with this workout plan? If so, what and when should I do it?
Sorry if this question is too much. I really hope you will see this!
Thank you so much!
I love the dance at the beginning of the Saddlebag shaver <33 I do it all the time! I have seen a major improvement in my body! My main goal hasn't been to loose weight, but to improve how I look. I am staying away from numbers because I am over a month into recovery from anorexia nervosa. Once I was released from the hospital and had regained lost weight and muscle, and my organs (such as my heart) were functioning normally again, I was feeling icky about my body because much muscle still had to be rebuilt. So my goal became to regain the muscle and get fit! Being active in Pilates and other activities has improved my self esteem and has made me feel reborn! Today is my rest day (day 14), and I was so upset when I read on the beginners calendar that it was a rest day… so I went over to June's calendar and did the workout of the day on there! Haha. Thank you so much Cassey and thank you to the blogilates community! Both Cassey and the amazing group of individuals have inspired and motivated me so much!
Hey the calendar is nt clear to me please print out a clear calendar so tht i could see nd get strted thnk u
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Hey! I started this beginner workout 5 days ago and I was wondering if by doing this workout calendar, will I lose weight? I hate my figure and I would love to lose weight, that’s why I started this beginner calendar and also because Cassey is my idol! =)
Thank you 🙂
Hey Cassey! I i’ve don’t your beginner calender for a month.., Thank so much, doing this work out in the day has really helped me to sleep thought the night. I haven’t been able to for a long time. i do plane to keep working out…. But i was wondering how many months do you recommend doing the beginner calender….
I struggle with anything to the knee….. although my knee pain me i fight thought it. Some one crashed into me on a bike before so their are time is act up… I did your 1june shread it video this morning. brilliant but it nearly killed me should i go back and do another month of the beginner calender or still with the june! Thank you
Hey Cassey! I am REALLY wanting to start the beginner calendar workout schedule tomorrow and was wondering how many months do you recommend doing this schedule before moving on to more advanced workouts for someone like me that has weak knees and elbows? That’s what my problem is every time I do try to get into working out on a regular basis. My flexibility isn’t the greatest right now either, but hopefully that will improve. Please let me know what you think! Thanks!!!
Your knees and elbows will become much stronger while doing this calendar. I myself had really bad wrists and elbows as well (I had a bad elbow injury, like it was twisted, sprained and broken at once, crazy stuff) and after 4 weeks I remember it got much better!
If after that calendar you will still feel kinda weak in those areas you may want to just do normal calendars but at your peace, not rushing much.. If you will really feel like you need to get more stronger then you can do this calendar one more time.
Just one thing: don’t ask about months when you didn’t even begin. really. there’s a big difference between “I have just 4 weeks” and “I have 8 weeks”. Start doing this and after you end then see 🙂
I have a question for you Cassy. What time of the day are you supposed to do the workoutss? Can i do it after school or something or do I have to do before school? Please answer me. I´m planning to start tomorrow, but i need answer as quikley as possible.
Thank You <3
it doesn’t matter when you workout. whenever you can fit in the time to do it-do it! 🙂 as long as you get a workout in, you are one step closer to your goal!
One more week to go–I can’t believe it!! If you are just starting out on the beginner’s calendar, stick with it!! You will see results if you are consistent 🙂 I am so impressed with my increased flexibility and muscle definition AND I actually look forward to my workouts now! Thanks so much Cassey!!
Thanks so much for having this out there! I’ve been wanting to start doing your workouts for the past two weeks, but I felt as if I had to wait for June 1st to really get started. I’ve just discovered this, and instead of starting on the first of June, I’m going to start a day early (because I’m unique). Thanks for having all these resources out there! I’m ready to become a better me. 🙂
Pretty! This was an incredibly wonderful post. Thanks for supplying this info.
Hey guys! Started working out everyday I do a video everyday from the beginners work out. Just curious after these are finished which ones do you do next and what do you eat while trying to lose weight. I am mainly working on my stomach fat
What should I do if I cant work out one day? I dont have time or im travelling etc. Should I do 2 workouts in one day or?
– I don’t what the right thing to do is, however if I don’t manage to the workout on the exact date I just do it the next day and then push the schedule a day forward. I don’t see it as a big problem because it is your goal to become fit and you don’t have keep up with anyone else than yourself. The workout should be fit into your lifestyle, so i can become a natural thing to do. But that’s just my opinion 🙂
Hi! I was wondering if this would work for a person who has scoliosis. I am planning to start this although I don’t know what it may do to my back. It might make it worse or something. I really want to try this since I have seen great results but that’s just my problem. Can you please reply if it’s okay or not? Thank you so much!! 🙂
I suffer from scheuermann’s disease, very similar to scoliosis and I find Pilates really helpful in relation to pain management and stuff like that so you should be fine. Just avoid any jumping that could knock your back from being stable and if you are in pain at any point from doing a certain move just skip that move. I can do basically everything apart from things that include rolling on my back like neck stands and stuff like that.
Hope this helps!
I came across this site yesterday and thought it looked great for keeping fit etc, I also thought that the beginner’s workout calender looked fun. I am quite self – conscious about the way I look and I want to have a healthier lifestyle. Do you think that this work might be too advanced for me as I am a 12 year old girl?
Go for it, girl! I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wanting to do exercise at 12 years old. I WISH i had that same mentality when I was your age 13 years ago. I’m just now whipping myself into shape. Do this for you and be confident that you are creating healthy lifestyle habits that will stick for the rest of your life!
I am going to use the calender from today. however I am really busy but I am going to wake up earlier to have time for some workout. /my question is that it is okay to start the day with workout? because I have heard that this might make the sugar blood to go very low. I actually don’t want to lose weight I just want to shape my body because after pregnancy my body is completely destroyed!
Good luck with everyone!
i heard it too but i zhink it’s still better to exercise in the morning than never 🙂 But when i did those workouts in the morning i needed really long stretching before and after exercises, be careful about that. I just finished the beginner’s calendar and i feel totally ready for the monthly calendars 🙂
good luck and enjoy as I do 🙂
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Hi. I came across this site two days ago looking for a fun way to get in shape and saw the Beginners Workout Calendar and started yesterday. I’m also planning on starting the meal plan but that will have to wait until we go shopping for more food. Anyway, I wanted to ask a question. When I did the video yesterday and we were in that tabletop position and raised our shoulders, my abs felt it but not as much as my lower back. I’ve always had this issue which is one of the reasons I don’t do sit ups, it just hurts like hell. I’ve had people show me how these things are done so I don’t do something wrong and I can do a few just fine but I always end up feeling pain in my back before I feel anything in my abs. Any suggestions? I’m probably doing something wrong, just frustrating not knowing what.
Me and my boyfriend are going away to Amsterday next month for our first holiday away together in nearly 9 years and I want to look really nice (as nice as can get in a month). I’m planning on doing the calendar, eat by the meal planner and use my crosstrainer. Do you guys think I or anyone else, will notice a difference by then?
Hey, I am just starting pilates and was wondering if someone could answer my question. I am more looking to shed a few pounds then tone my body. Is pilates just for toning or will it help me lose weight. I’m not only doing the pilates Im also doing cardio. If someone could answer this or has some tips that would be great!
I find that dong pilates with cardio does help me lose weight! Also pilates does tone, but as you build muscles, you lose weight as muscles help with that. 🙂
hey I was wondering if there is any age this would not be recommended to. I am 15 and I’d like to try this, but I don’t know if I might be too young and that it might be too hard for me or something. I have a condition of endurance that is equal to nothing, so is it maybe aimed too high to start this?
If it is, does anyone know what would be a good thing for me to start?
*a condition and endurance, sorry. 🙂
You can workout at any age. Start where you’re comfortable. If you get tired it’s ok to stop. The more you do it the better you’ll get. Have patience, but if you stay dedicated you’ll start to see the health benefits and you’ll love living a healthier lifestyle. Everyone here started somewhere!
I’m gone to tell my little brother, that he should also go to see this website on regular basis to obtain updated from
I love this. I’m only on week 1, have been sore the whole time. XD But the worst thing was when I laughed at a joke Cassey made and ended up pulling a muscle in my chest, omg. I smile and laugh through all her videos – secret ab workout in every single one 😛
Also I am gaining weight, not losing it XD but that is because my muscles are coming back, woo!
the day 1 video is not working, please rectify the problem.
Hey guys so Im starting this!! i am tired of making excuses i have to get off my but and start someday and that day is today!!.. my only question is…. is there an specific menu you need to do i n order to lose weight? besides eating healthy i know that’s obvious but is there anything specific i need to eat??? please respond!!
I definitely know how you feel, I started my journey yesterday! If you really want a good eating plan, Cassey/blogilates has a meal plan. But I think you have to buy one of the fit journals to get it, it’s I think a 12 week plan. It’s a really nice plan I’m trying it myself! I would love to say I’ve gotten success, but it’s only day two! Lol. 🙂 Hope this helps, if you need more help let me know!
I started the Beginners’ Workout yesterday to go alongside a Pilates class that I’m doing weekly. Did anybody else find it a struggle from the beginning? I was OK with the first day but today’s ABC Abs was almost impossible! I’d say that I’m pretty fit but I have MS so have had to stop kidding myself that I’ll be able to do a lot of the exercises I used to but would really like to improve my core strength because it’ll help in so many ways. I’m going to carry on with it because I really like these videos and the way they’re presented but wanted to know if I’m the only one who’s struggling?!
I also have been doing the Beginner’s Calendar and I’m up to day 6 and it’s still crazy!
I take rests in between exercises when I feel like I’m really pushing my limit. I try not to force myself to keep up with Casey’s pace, although I push my hardest to really get those exercises working on my body. Some videos really get me huffing and puffing but my aim is to finish them as best as I can. So you’re not alone there, girl!
P.S. ABC Abs was one of the hardest videos for me too!
Thanks so much for your reply, so good to know I’m not alone! I’m starting to find muscles that I’d forgotten about although they are complaining about being found at the moment! I will carry on trying, when I can do the ABC Abs I’ll know that I’ve won…
Thanks again, we can do this! xxx
I’m currently on day 22, and I can say ABC abs is still hard, but it does get better! 22 days down the line and I can already feel progress, and it is so worthwhile! Keep on going and it will get easier 🙂
I had a baby a few months ago and started the beginners workout after i got rid of diastasis. Do u have any recommendations to prevents recurrence of diastasis?
This calendar has been going GREAT for me *weightloss around 3-4 kg, toned, strength improved), but sadly, now workouts are being BLOCKED by GEMA because I’m in Germany. What am I going to do now?
Its actually even more sad than that, because often the problem I have with the video is that I can barely hear the music anyway 🙁
A BIG roadblock here…
I’m from Germany too, so I know the problem. Stupid GEMA! -.-
But you can use a Proxy so youtube doesn’t know what country you are from and then you can watch it =)
I use Hidemyass. Just google it: youtube hidemyass
I finished week 3 now with a great feeling, Cassey! I just feel how my body really gets strong through all the weeks and how fit I become! <3 This is the best workout and it helped me really much!^^ Ofc, I'll continue in week 4 and I'll go on this way of my journey! 😀
I am slim and fit otherwise but I have this big tummy pouch which I got after 2 consecutive pregnancies. Is there any exercise or routine you recommend to make it flat.
Thanks in advance
Hey guys! Has anyone lost any weight during this?
Hey I need help!! I am signed up to the newsletter but I didn’t get the email this month with the password or the calendar!? would it be an good unsubscribing and then doing it again?
its bodypop :)))
I just want to say that these workout videos are really good! And all of the “before and after” stories inspire me to get myself in shape and get a better health.
In my whole childhood I was overweight and bullied. When I was 11 I lost over 18 kg and got a bit more confidance, but…after a couple of monthes after I lost all the weight I got a heart problem that made me scared to train more (still a bit scared, but I have medicin for my heart problem now). So for 11 years (I’m 22 now) I’ve had a slim yet “flabby” body.
But now I want to feel beautiful, inside and out. I just want to thank you all for being such inspiration! <3
Jessica from Sweden
Hello, I am going to begin the calendar, but I wonder how to do it? Should I do all the activities in the morning before the breakfast? Or I can finish them in different time of a day?
Did day 12 and iT feels so good. I feel so energized and healthy! Cassie you’re my insperation. xxx loves from Holland
Hi guys! I am currently in day 20 and i’m wondering, what calendar month should I next? Im afraid if I do the may calendar next it would be too hard for me. :/ please suggest me a month calendar that’s not very tough. Thanks! 🙂
my friend said me, she did the april calendar after this one and it was awful for her. So she started again this Beginner’s and she adds some videos by herself 🙂 I will try the May calendar and if it’s too hard i’ll do the same as my friend 🙂 i think that’s good idea 🙂 Or you can do the beginner’s calendar from the beginnig but do each videos two times or three times.. 🙂
Hey Athea, I actually have the same question. If no one has any suggestions, I’ll probably just look over all the different options, then select the one that seems the best for my body type/body parts I want to focus on 🙂
…hopefully someone will pull through with a suggestion though, hahaha
I was sooo tempted to do tomarrows workout, so I did ABC Abs, BIKINI BURNOUT,
2012 MUSIC MASHUP and NOT GETTING BACK TOGETHER WORKOUT!
I hurt so bad, but I was so proud of myself that I did all that in one day! I looked better too, but maybe
that was me….Thanks Cassie, you’re my favorite person in the word!
Hello..I just started the day 1 and I can feel it…
My friends surrounded are look down on me..
This time I will let them know I’m changing!!!
excited and is looking for the day 2 🙂
I was wondering what kind equipment is needed for these work outs. Thanks! 🙂
You don’t need anything just your body!
It would be handy to have a Yoga matt or a towel to put down so you aren’t on a hard floor!
i’m only at week 2, but at some days, such as day 11 she also advices to grab some weights (Though, it can also be books or something like that) but it’s not that often 🙂
Finished the beginners calendar for the first time 😀 Today I wanted to start with the ah-MAY-zing one, but wow. That’s a waaaaaay higher level than this calendar.. I felt like going from level 1 tot level 10 at once! So I quit. I guess I’m going to do the beginners calendar again and add some other videos to make it harder for myself. I hope that I’ll be able to proceed to the monthly calendars after I finish the beginners one again.
I totally agree with you B. I’m not a complete beginner to pilates but O.M.G! After a few days of attempting the May calendar, I’m going to switch to the beginners for the rest of the month. IDK, the moves, plus the length… I’m not ready. Hoping to be one day though!
That’s awesome! I’m still in my day 5 and took two break days (woops I guess I need to skip the upcoming rest day). Although, I think you should simply go with the calendar now! I mean, the beginner’s calendar was difficult at first, but you got here! Now, just go up for a new challenge, and just keep on moving! 😉 Repeating it again may result to plateau, but do whatever makes you happy! 🙂 Congrats on finishing it!
So I starded the “Beginners Calandar” and I am wondering how I am going to keep this up with my studies…. Maybe some o you guys have any tips for me?
Tomorrow is going to be my day 4, I have searched for a good quote to get me motivated and this was the perfect quote:
“When you feel like QUITTING, think about why you STARDED”
Do it during your free time! I think it’s difficult to squeeze them up all at once, so do one video per free time you have, until you’re done! I always study during night time, and it’s just a habit of mine. I would do it after I come home from school, and study! Except when I have upcoming exams, I might do one video or two than finishing the whole thing. 🙂
I just wanted to know if doing these exercises can help me get abs?
Im not trying to loose weight, i dont need to. I’m just trying to stay healthy.
But i am aiming for abs so i wanted to know if these exercises can get me abs.
Please let me know.
Hi, I’m looking to start this but have a few questions. First: at least a couple of times it says to start with a one minute plank. At the moment my best is about 45 seconds. Should I just do it as long as I can or do two 30 second ones? Second: some of the morning exercises are unfamiliar to me. Is there a good place to look to find out what those are and how to do them?
Thanks for your help!
In one of the earlier vids Cassie shows some variations to the plank. You can start by doing them on your knees and elbows. I personally also find it easier to do on hands and toes than it is on elbows and toes.
Also I just google the exercises and look at youtube/google images. Most of them will already have come up in some video or another though.
Done!… 1st day of my own may-challenge!
It “hurt” me on muscles i have forgotten i had during my “3 pregnancies in a row”
Can ´t wait to be tomorrow!
(Really hard to write in english when my iphone is constantly autocorrect me in french 😉 )
Stupid question: do I do everything listed under the day or choose a workout to do?
Not a stupid question! You do everything listed in the day.
Everything listed under the day 🙂
You are supposed to do all videos :-))
Btw: There are no stupid questions, just stupid answers 😉
I just finished Day 1 of the beginners workout calendar..I’m so excited for this month! I’m 23 years old and just had my first baby 6 months ago. I’m finishing my senior year in college and am sooo glad that I found these workouts!! I love that I can just do them at home whenever my son is sleeping and homework is done 🙂 very convenient for me. Ready to get back to my healthy body..good luck to everyone!!
I’ve been doing random blogilates workouts for months off and on… but I finally decided to get onboard with regular training. Just finished the first workout, feeling great:D
Do you need any equipment besides a mat to complete this calendar? I want to know so that half way through a workout… “Oh, you need that weight thingymabob? I guess I’m done…”
Nope! All you need is a mat 🙂 in one or two of the videos it asks for something else (weights or a strap) but she tells you common household items you can use to replace them! I had no issues getting through the calendar as far as equipment goes.
Thank you Victoria for your quick reply! I really appreciate your helpfulness! So nice! *\(^_^)/*
I’m a real newbie when it comes to this but I’m loving it!. I really regret not doing it before. To be honest I never knew there was a ‘beginners calendar’ so when I first found your videos I tried to keep up with your regular videos and those were to hard so I just gave up!
Starting beginners calendar once again. Regular workout calendar is still too much for me 🙁 I will try to add some videos or exercises so that it won’t be too easy 😉 And I will try to do all the exercises without any modifications that make them easier 🙂
That’s a great plan! i know you can do it!!! Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength!
Thank you very much for your encouragement Paloma! <3
Hi! Well… I know Blogilates since many years ago because of my sister’s hard work. But today I finally decided to move on to a better life, I can’t continue to have such a bad fitness, I will try my hardest to complete one month of working out, it will be difficoult but I know I can, I have to! 😀 thanks for the support Cassey
*Sorry for my not too good english
Go Lina! you can do it!!! Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”
You go girl! Good luck 😀
I’m on my day 20, and I’ve already lost about 3 kg (sorry, I’m from Poland, I don’t know how much does it make in pounds). I gave up sweets (except during weekends) and I don’t use the lifts, I also jog 4 times a week (30 minutes, but I alternate jogging with marching). I’m quite happy with my results, but I’m not sure I’m doing it all well. I mean, I’m burning as hell during the workout, but I’m not sore at all the next day. Is it normal? I’m a REAL beginner, so I thought I’d be sore as never before, but no… Plus, I definitely feel a bit stronger, but I don’t think I’m strong enough to start the may calendar in 10 days! I saw the april one, and boy is it tough! Do you guys think, maybe doing this beginners calendar (with some more exercises added) twice is a good idea? Or should I go off the deep end and give it a go? Sorry for my English 🙂
Aktualnie kończę plan dla początkujących, ale przyjrzałam się kalendarzowi na kwiecień. Myślę, że nie ma sensu powtarzania planu dla początkujących, ponieważ to nie będzie już dla Ciebie żaden wysiłek. Każdy dzień z kalendarza kwietniowego składa się z kilku filmików, więc jeśli myśisz, że nie dasz rady zrobić całego to może pomiń jeden albo dwa najkrótsze. Powodzenia 😀
Cześć! Fajnie spotkać tu kogoś z Polski! 🙂 Jak Ci idzie? Który dzień już robisz? Dzięki za radę, rzeczywiście masz rację. Nie pomyślałam o pominięciu jakiegoś filmiku, a to chyba najprostsze i najsensowniejsze rozwiązanie 😉 Powodzenia! Damy radę! 😀
Hej! Cieszę się, że mogłam pomóc 🙂 Ja dziś robię 18 dzień, jednak tygodniowo robię cztery kolejne, a w pozostałe dni chodzę na ściankę wspinaczkową. Trzymam za nas kciuki! 😀
Give it a go 🙂 They start slower and build up remember 🙂
You’ve convinced me! I can do it! 😀
Okay, this is going to be my second month through the beginner calendar. I like to do the beginner workouts and add one or two from the April calendar. By the end maybe I can move into the may fitness calendar! Anyone else, comment as you proceed to help keep me going.
You can do it!!! Its great that you know what is good for your body! I think its a good idea to ease into the the harder workout calendar and I know you can do it!! Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”
I am actually in the exact same boat as you! The other calendars seem so intimidating right now.. I am starting out as a total beginner into fitness world Pop Pilates & I’ve done the beginners calendar once before. I find that I just don’t have the strength to keep going with these workouts and thats usually what discourages me. Trying to tell myself to just do what you can and hopefully it will get easier…
i am from singapore and i am kind of having troubles with the whole Pilates thing and i have some questions. i have been starting your workout calendar for beginner’s and i am in week 3 now. i still do not quite get the lateral breathing and how to breathe correctly during the workouts. i try to suck in my belly button and also i have been trying to follow your meal plans. But it seems like my belly got bigger and bulging even more outwards. And i have not felt muscle aches for ages now. When i did your videos for the first time, there was muscle ache the next day. But right now, i do not really feel any muscle soreness or anything the next day after a workout session? Is it because i am not working hard enough? Having quite some trouble…
With the breathing, I had trouble with that too. I just kept breathing at whatever pace I needed to and I was fine! With the belly issue, just keep going with what you are doing, it’s most likely a temporary thing. By the sounds of it your almost ready to go on to the monthly calendars! I would finish the beginners calendar but add on another video or two. See if that works. 🙂
I wanna try the beginner’s calender but I’m wondering if there’s also an eating plan for this one or do I have to pay attention on what I need on my own for the first 4 weeks?
I don’t know if there’s an eating plan, but just tracking your food for the 4 weeks will be an invaluable tool! You’ll see how many calories you’re eating, as well get a good idea of the nutrients you are taking in and whether you eat more in certain situations or at certain times. This is the perfect way to start because you’ll know based on your measurements whether you should increase/decrease/don’t change your calories (if you need to change them, only do 100 or 200 and check again next month, and continue to monitor). You’ll also get a good idea if you need to add certain nutrients into your diet – getting enough calcium? iron? vitamin C? etc.. You’ll also learn what situations trigger binges or emotional or mindless eating for you – all invaluable information! Only ate 1200 calories and binged? Your body needed more! Had a rough day and got into the chocolate? Learn to de-stress another way! Watched tv and ate that entire bag of chips? Find something else to occupy your hands! Or whatever works for you.
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Hi! I would like to ask some question! Hopefully can get some advice here 🙂 I’m a 22 years old girl who weights 65 kg and height 170com. My most unsatisfied part of my body is my belly fat and thighs.. I would love to know what should I do? Any specific work out or food plan? I’m also interested in getting abs. currently I’m doing workout every 2 days. I eat light for breakfast,lunch, dinner usually I will be slight heavy.. Any suggestions? Really appreciate if I could get some advice here! Thank u so much!!! 🙂
Track your calories in and out. Make sure you haveonly a couple hundred more calories out than in. You can try the app on MyFitnessPal.com, but DON’T eat only 1200 calories – most people need more than that to function. Progess will be slow, but sustainable. It took you 22 years to get here, you won’t see dramatic results tomorrow. These workouts are great for building your muscles, so you’ll look better as the fat slowly comes off.
I agree with Patricia. I love My Fitness Pal. You can set goals for yourself, and it will tell you how many calories you should take in to achieve your goal. If you want to lose 2 pounds a week, it will say to have your net calorie intake at X calories. Just remember that when you add your exercise, it subtracts the calories you have for your total. So if your goal is 1800 calories and you burn 200 with exercise, you’ll want to take in about 2000 to meet the 1800. This way your body is still happy but you will still lose weight! 🙂
I should also mention that you should take photos of yourself.
In your underwear or sports bra take a picture of your front, back, and side, then do that again in a month or 6 weeks and put the photos side-by-side. You might not feel thinner, the scale may tell you you’ve gained weight (muscle!), ad people may not notice yet – but those photos will tell you the truth. You’ll see the difference there, where you and those around you miss the gradual changes that are happening. This helped me a lot with motivation.
Also – you have a healthy weight! Remember that! As mentioned, you might even gain weight, so keeping photos of yourself and also just thinking about how you actually feel, rather than what the scales say, is a great way of making sure you stay HEALTHY. My BMI says I’m overweight because I’m 77 kgs at 176 cm. It fails to take into account that I play two rugby matches per week, do rugby fitness sessions, go to the gym and do blogilates, so – DON’T LET THE SCALES RULE YOUR LIFE! I’m heavier than I’ve ever been, and I’m feeling GREAT about it because I’m soooo much stronger!
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Hey 🙂 I have a qustion . Im a beginner . I want to ask , is this beginners program will help to lose weight . I will run sometimes I’ll eat clean . And do other exersice . Is there will any change in my body ? btw: Im sorry , my english is not good 🙂 I hope you understand me..
It should! 🙂 I think the beginners workout is really to help you get used to the hard workouts and to build you up so you can do the monthly workouts the right way. But you should see a change if your working reallllllllly hard. 🙂
does this workout work and when will we see changes
thanx – diala
Hey fellow popsters and Cassey,
I have a question, I am in week three now from the beginners calendar. And I am feeling I am improving but with workouts where I have to lie down en use my legs (like ABC abs) I am having trouble keeping my legs straight and with keeping my lower back on the mat.
Does anybody know what I can do to train that I get better at this move?
This is because of flexibility, you should do back stretches. Try to stand and touch your toes without flexing your knees. Do this a lot, also when you sit down with your legs straight try to have your back extended. Look for this kind of stretches. I had the same problem, because I don´t have a lot of flexibility in that part of the body. I hope I helped!
There is no problem with bending your knees a bit,I had the same problem as you but by time I couldn’t make my legs straight…We are all on our fit journey
Maybe someone can help me with this question 🙂
I just started the beginner’s workout calendar 2 days ago, but I reeeally want to use the AprilAbs calendar as well… Would you guys recommend doing both at the same time, and when May comes around I would stop the AprilAbs, keep on with the beginner’s calendar until I’m done but still start the May one on the 1st – just so I would get into the rhythm? 🙂