December Workout Calendar + Thanksgiving Recap

Hey guys!

Happy 1 month til 2020!!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Before we get into the December workout calendar, let’s recap Thanksgiving real quick shall we?

Sam and I hosted our first Thanksgiving at our new house for over 20 people! It was a really intense few days leading up to the dinner because I tend to make everything a huge deal, even though Sam said to “keep it casual.” Honestly guys, I don’t know the meaning of casual. Everything must be wedding status, or else, did it even happen!????

The morning started with me working out at 7am and then coming home and cooking from 8:15am to 2:30pm. I pushed myself to make 5 dishes:

  1. Coconut sunflower dessert balls
  2. Green beans with sautéed mushrooms and onions
  3. Cauliflower mash
  4. Classic stuffing
  5. Paleo pumpkin pie

Sam asked me why I was so agitated in the morning. Not agitated I told him, just HYPER FOCUSED CASSEY IN THE KITCHEN.

Thank goodness Jackelyn offered to handle the turkey.

Before guests started arriving Jackelyn and I set up candles and centerpieces and yes I know it sounds super extra but YOU GUYS you saw my wedding right? I AM EXTRA.

Here’s a look at the dessert table that I set up!

I AM OBSESSED with how this table looks. I was so happy to bring out some of the wedding gifts Sam and I received – like the beautiful rose gold silverware and the pink ceramic serving trays. Putting food on a pretty plates elevates the whole eating experience exponentially. If you can afford it, I would highly suggest investing in some dinnerware you’re really into. It makes eating at home feel like eating in a restaurant. Plus, it makes you appreciate your food more, which will help you be more conscious of what you’re eating!

Here are my Coconut Sunflower Dessert Balls! I kind of “made this up” as I went, so I cannot tell you the exact measurements, but I can tell you what’s in it!

  • Sunflower seed butter (you can use any nut butter though)
  • Coconut flour (I mixed it in until the dough felt more cookie dough like – not too try, not too wet)
  • Dried apricot pieces, diced (optional)
  • Raw cane sugar to taste
  • Coconut flakes for outside (optional)

I wasn’t sure if people would dig them, but they were a hit!!! The only constructive criticism I got back was to make my balls a little smaller! But otherwise, people loved em!!!

My new Paleo Pumpkin Pie passed the Sam test this time. He fully approved, and so did the guests! They didn’t know it was paleo. I used this recipe from Elana’s Pantry.

I kind of overfilled my pie, so that’s why you don’t see a crust, but the crust was SPECTACULAR!!!

Instead of traditional green bean casserole, I made steamed green beans topped with sauteéd onions and mushrooms. I seasoned with a little salt and pepper. This super simple dish was almost gone by the end of the night.

Here’s the masterpiece of a turkey that Jackelyn prepared! The meat was moist and the skin was crispy. The best turkey I’ve ever had! She used the Butterflied Big Bird recipe from our friend Michelle over at Nom Nom Paleo!

Interrupting the recipes for a moment of appreciation for the table settings 🙂

I TOTALLY forgot to take a pic of the stuffing and the cauli mash! The stuffing was standard so not much to say here, but BOY OH BOY the cauli mash fooled people! They thought it was real potatoes!!!! The consistency, the texture and the taste were like real mashed potatoes!

The cauli mash had only 3 ingredients. I used this recipe from Elana’s Pantry. It’s the first time I’ve ever used her recipes, but I like them cuz they’re super simple. For me, the less ingredients, the better.

My plate above features some zucchini noodles in avocado sauce, cabbage salad, spaghetti squash, cauli mash, turkey, green beans with mushrooms and onions, and a cauliflower egg casserole. Oh and I threw sriracha ALL OVER IT after I took this pic 🙂

The fam after everyone left. I made Jackelyn, Nick, and Sam do a Tik Tok with me and guys – I think they’re hooked.

The next morning, Jackelyn and I went Black Friday shopping. On my computer. We asked George what he thought of these new skinny jeans I wanted to get from Reformation.

He said they looked ok. I bought em anyway 😛

SPEAKING of buying things, have you guys gotten your POPFLEX YET!!?? Remember, the entire site is 40% OFF minus the 2020 stationery. So like, this outfit right here that I wore to hot yoga last night – 40% OFF!!!! Use code “gimme40” on

OKAY. NOWWWWWW are you ready for your December Workout Calendar!!??? Look how cute it is!!!

Download JPEG | Download PDF

What’s new this time around is that I am providing the LINKED PDF for you! So that means you can download it and click on the videos and it will take you to the YouTube video of the day.

I got rid of the check off feature on the blog because it was making the site run slow, so I hope you don’t miss it too much!

Here’s what you week will look like:

SUNDAY: Unlimited Upper Body
MONDAY: Brilliant Booty
WEDNESDAY: Absolutely Abs
THURSDAY: Toned Total Body
FRIDAY: Take it Easy!
SATURDAY: Luminous Legs

If you’re new to the monthly calendars, this is how it works!

  1. Click on the hi res link to download the calendar and print it out for your wall or save the PDF so you can click on the videos of the day. It’ll take you directly to the YouTube video!
  2. Do each video once (unless otherwise stated)

If you’re looking for a plan to jumpstart your own 90 day journey, start with this month’s workout calendar! Or if you want to ease into working out, check out my Beginner’s Calendar. It’s a free 4 week program to get you stronger, so that you can join in on the monthlies!

There you have it guys. The FINAL calendar of 2019.

Who’s ready to CRUSH December!!?????

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  1. Ozum says:

    I did your calendar for 6 months and I lost 22 kgs 5 years ago. I’m starting again and I don’t trust any influencer or youtuber except you! I love you so much, thanks for everything!!

  2. Samantha says:

    First time doing a workout calendar. I’m severely out of shape compared to what I was. I am not use to doing targeted body part workouts to that extreme. I had to take two days off after day 7. I could barely walk on Monday. lol

  3. Saraahx says:

    Haha you’re so damn extra!!! It made me laugh. It looks real pretty, though! These coconut balls taste interesting, I guess? I should try them, I think they would be perfect if used as energy balls. As someone who’s not a fan of pumpkin and never even ate a pumpkin pie, I am curious to see how it would turn like to be. The green beans meal is simple but sounds delish. I don’t know if it’s because of the way you make your food pretty or how it turns out to be in the end but you definitely made me want to taste and try more new things since your 90 day journey! That TikTok was so funny with Nick. (I can’t believe it’s almost the end of 2019 whaaaaaaaaattttt)

  4. Sarah says:

    This is great! Thank you for sharing this idea. After workout I use this PEMF Therapy Mat for my healing and recovery to relieve stress, so I can do my workouts fresh and without risking injury.

  5. Ruth Novales says:

    Looked like a lovely Thanksgiving celebration! And that tiktok was so fun! I should check tiktok out and maybe do something fun with my daughters on it. I just started the December calendar today…well, better late than never! My shoulders are sore!!! Thanks, Cassey! Much love!

  6. Dawn Stam says:

    When doing the PIIT workout videos you have listed on the calendar, are we supposed to do them one time through or repeat them for 28min you say to do in the videos?

  7. Dawn Stam says:

    I am wondering about the PIIT workouts as a part of the calendar, the videos say to repeat the workout for a 28min work. Do I need to if I am using the calendar?

  8. pegah says:

    Is there going to be any Coda link for this month Calendar??

  9. Sarah says:

    So sad that the fit planners weren’t part of the sale! Are you going to put them on sale anytime between now and January? They seem great but they’re kinda outside my college student budget LOL

  10. jayboyzay says:

    I’m not going to lie – I really miss the check off feature. 😔 I love the visual of seeing everything completed…. but I can’t do a print out because of a toddler who gets into everything. 😔 But, I do love that Sundays are back to pure arms!

  11. This is so great! I totally needed something to keep me organized and this will be perfect!

  12. Olivia says:

    So ready for this calender, especially next year’s calenders! They’ve helped me tone up as a busy teen with workouts that help my entire body. Thank you for that, Cassey! ❤️

  13. hnrabe says:

    Thank you for always getting the beautiful calendars out to us! So much appreciation for you guys! Looks like you had a beautiful and fun holiday 🙂 I was wondering if you were thinking of releasing a pdf calendar again? I’ve loved using the yearly templates and phone/computer images to match, puts me in OCD heaven!

  14. Lady-J says:

    I would love to see you make a video of you doing one of the days you’ve made for us. It would be you watching and doing the videos you scheduled for us on say December 27th. I know it is a strange request but I think it would be fun. Kinda like your doing it with us.

  15. Brittany says:

    Does anyone know how to get a clear copy of the calendar? The downloaded calendars always end up fuzzy for me.

  16. Karley says:

    Cassey, is it possible to add the time it takes to get through the videos each day for the calendar? I like to know in advance how much time it might take!

    1. blogilates says:

      Everyday is around 45 min to an hour!

  17. Regieoww says:

    I loved the November calendar so much, I can’t stop now, I want my body pack with muscle 💪🏻💪🏻 And start adding resistance loop and weight to the routines, and hoping to get the lean body I want, woot woot, thanks Cassey you rock 🙌🏻

  18. lizzygc says:

    I’m so so happy to see you keeping up the blogging!! Your thanksgiving looks wonderful!!! Glad it was a great day?

  19. Alyssa says:

    Omg PIIT Stop for Tuesdays. I love that title!

  20. Fitnessbunny says:

    Hi Cassey,
    Your thanksgiving looked so yummy i defiantly want to try the coconut balls. I also just made your pumpkin muffins and they are so good !

  21. bekahna03 says:

    Aah Cassey, THANK YOU SO MUCH for changing Sunday back to upper body. <3
    The linked calendar is such a good idea! We can see the cute designs you make now while being able to go directly to the workout videos.

    Happy Holidays!

  22. Jenny Love says:

    Thanks for making a PDF calendar. It’s so helpful! I probably won’t miss the “check off” calendar as it wasn’t compatible with my browser. Sometimes I would log in and all of my “checks” were GONE! Your green beans, mushrooms, and onions look divine. I must admit, I am a mushroom fiend, and probably would have eaten all the mushrooms, leaving only the green beans. I think I have about 20 cans of mushrooms in my pantry.
    I’m glad you really enjoyed your Thanksgiving party 🙂 I hope you have a blessed December, filled with love and support from your friends and family 👪 💗

    1. blogilates says:

      I love mushrooms too!

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  24. rubyybarra says:

    Awww I was loving the check off feature. 😢 Keeping track and getting to the videos were super easy in one place.

    1. Sarah says:

      I’ve been using the highlighter button on the PDF reader and highlighting each video I do! I liked the check off too, kinda disappointed it’s gone, but this seems like an OK workaround with the PDF version.

  25. taryn says:

    omg you not your how embarrassing

  26. taryn says:

    GIRL I love reformation jeans
    your rock

    1. blogilates says:

      I hope they fit me!!

  27. Anna says:

    OMG OMG OMG!!!! The linked PDF is back <3<3<3 Thank you SO much, this is like an early Christmas present!

  28. Srushti says:

    I am planning on working out 3 days a week. I’m planning on clubbing arms+abs, booty+legs and cardio+total body workouts from your calendar and then doing some stretching at the end of the week. Do you have any suggestions for this? It’ll probably be very exhausting but my schedule won’t permit me to workout everyday! Any help will be great! Thanks a ton, love you xx

  29. I’m still here and have been with you for all these past years! 🙂 your Thanksgiving dinner looks like an absolute queen and I can’t believe you dished out 5 meals.

  30. xkalafina says:

    Excited for the next month! I was a little lazy but reading this is making me get up and do my last workout of November. Lol also your dinner looked delicious!