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Halloween Pumpkin Mug Cake Recipe + #NOVEMBURN is nearly here!
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October 31, 2013

 

Hey there!!

CONGRATS for nearly making it through all of #ABTOBERFEST! You have one more day. Then get ready for craziness beginning on Friday. #NOVEMBURN kicks off “100 Day”. Uh oh.

What does that mean? It means it’s 6 very specific moves done 100 times each. Since you’re probably squinting your eyes trying to see what they are…lemme just tell you:

1. 100 jumping jacks

2. 100 sit ups (NOT CRUNCHES)

3. 100 squats (go all the way down and all the way up…these are NOT pulses)

4. 100 criss crosses (make sure to pronate your opposite shoulder to opposite knee)

5. 100 bridge pulses (to make it harder, add a barbell, books, or weights on your pelvic area. Cushion with towels and hold with your hands)

6. 100 chest press pulses (keep those elbows together and make sure you’re going from shoulder height to nose height will pulsing)

Friday you are only required to do this, no other videos, but you MUST go all out. It’s not THAT long but I need 100% intensity from you. Put on your fave song and just GO.

Saturdays are cardio dance days!! And…you are going to LOVE the new exclusive video for the month! I designed a workout called The Total Body Toner that will seriously make you sore all over. It misses no muscle. No equipment necessary! This workout comes as a bonus with the Calendar subscription in the app which is only 99c. (Just to clarify, the app is FREE to download on iPhone and Android!) But if you want that vid to download and own, you can always get it on shopblogilates.com (will be posting it soon).

Please sign up for the newsletter HERE to get the secret password sent to you immediately. This way you can get started on November 1st with the whole Blogilates Community. Also, if you don’t see it, please check your spam. If all else fails, email me.

Now…for another announcement!

I’m so excited to finally share with you a project I’ve been working on! I’ve teamed up with Quest Nutrition (one of the sponsors of our Blogilates Boston Meetup) on a new cooking show called “Cooking Clean with Quest” where we use their awesome protein bars to make YOLO-style desserts that are actually good for you! Our first episode features a Halloween Pumpkin Mug Cake that’s super easy to cook.

pumpkin mugcake

Here’s what you’ll need for 1 serving:

Mugcake Base

– 1/2 cup raw old fashioned rolled oats

– 1/2 cup liquid egg whites (or 3 egg whites)

– 1/4 cup pumpkin puree

– 2 TBSP plain Greek yogurt

– 1 tsp vanilla extract

– 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

– 1/2 tsp baking powder

– 1 stevia packet

– 1/2 cinnamon roll swirl quest bar

Maple Buttercream Icing

– 1/3 cup lowfat cottage cheese

– 1/4 tsp maple extract

– 1/4 tsp butter extract

– 12 stevia drops

Nutrition Facts

For mugcake with icing: 397 calories; 6 g fat, 50 g carbs (14 g fiber), 41 g protein

Thank you to Kim of thecoconutdiaries.com for sending in this recipe! If you guys have any recipes that you want to be featured on “Cooking Clean with Quest” or “Cheap Clean Eats”…just send it in and I’ll give you a shoutout! Best way is to leave it in the comments or show me a pic on Instagram and hashtag it #cheatclean if you’re using Quest bars and #cheapcleaneats if you’re using regular ingredients. I wanna feature YOU!!!

I really really really hope you like this new series on Quest’s YouTube Channel!! We put in a lot of work to make the food look and taste great for you. It was awesome being in a new kitchen with so many cameras shooting the cooking process. So important getting those close-ups so that you can feel like you’re tasting it with me. Throughout the past 3 years of being on YouTube, I’ve learned sooooo much more about the film industry than I could have ever imagined. Back in the day, I started with a handycam, a little tripod, and the worst editing software in the history of editing softwares (Windows Movie Maker – cough cough). Nowadays, it is so inspiring to see how YouTube has become like the next TV. How cool is that?

Anyway!! Make sure you’re subscribed to Quest and to me for new recipes and workouts EVERY WEEK!

Quest’s Channel: Youtube.com/QuestBars – new recipe every Wed

My Channel: YouTube.com/Blogilates – new workout every Mon, new Cheap Clean Eats every Thurs/Fri

Get ready for #NOVEMBURN!!! I have many surprises for you next month…like…did I hear..meal plan!!???

Yup.

You better subscribe to the newsletter to get all of that.

<3 you forever,

Cassey

35 thoughts on “Halloween Pumpkin Mug Cake Recipe + #NOVEMBURN is nearly here!”

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  1. Serenna says:

    Hey Cassey! First of all, I absolutely love YOU and your Blogilates workouts annnnd adore your Cheap Clean Eats series! Anyway…do you think you could try to make a healthy version of a Cannoli??

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  3. kelly says:

    I did not receive the password. Can anyone help?

  4. Kat says:

    Whew! I haven’t been able to do even 10 full sit ups in YEARS. I can’t wait to get stronger!

  5. Sam says:

    PLEASE DO HEALTHY CHURROS!!!

  6. Chrissi says:

    Can anyone tell me what “criss crosses” are?

  7. joy says:

    i was wondering about the criss cross exercise. did you mean 100 by one knee hit would be 1 or both knee hits will be 1? I hope you understand what am trying to say here. I am not very good at explaining things 😛

  8. Mugcakes and Quest Bars…my two favorite things!!! Please tell me you’re making a recipe with their new cookie dough bars soon!

  9. SherLyn says:

    Hi Cassey,

    I’m a beginner. May I know that should I start from the November workout plans or the beginner’s workout plan? :\

  10. Jessy says:

    Heyho, I was trying to buy the monthly calender in the app (android), but when I try to buy it with my google play card, which I get from the store, it said that I cant pay it this way. That makes me really sad, because I have no credit card or something to pay it…
    Please help me!

  11. noe says:

    hi Cassey! I just want to thank you for your amazing job, it`s very inspiring. I`m from Argentina and I’been following you for a few months. LOVE your energy in every video.
    looking foward to the meal plan!!

  12. Moni says:

    No password for me ? 🙁

    1. Caitlyn Smith says:

      Same here, I haven’t even gotten mine either 🙁

  13. I cannot wait to do the mug cake! But what if you can’t do squats? I’m in physical therapy for my knees ….

  14. Lam Lam says:

    Happy the calendar is available <3 Time to work hard for thanksgiving dinner! And love the mugcakeee 🙂

    http://sweetbubbliciouslove.blogspot.com/

  15. Donna says:

    This recipe looks awesome, I can’t wait to try it!

  16. Cara says:

    P.S. I’d really love to see more POP Kicks along with the dance. I love cardio that ISN’T any dreaded form of a burpee OR a lunge.

  17. Cara says:

    Hi Cassey!

    So happy to see cardio again. I’ve been so disheartened since being back at school. Having limited time means I can ONLY squeeze in following the calendar and even that is pushing it. My eating habits need to improve as well. Over the summer it didn’t matter as much because I had time to do the extra cardio to balance my YOLO food. But now I’m getting winded doing even BB1 one time and am seeing the layer of fat tissue creep over my hard earned muscles. TOTALLY disappointing. I hope I can make changes this month to get back on track. I’m trying to eat half vegetarian during the week so hopefully that helps a bit. Thanks for putting these together and for always emphasizing fitness is a journey not a destination! It helps when I, shall we say, meander off the right course.

  18. alex says:

    everytime i enter the password for the calender it just redirects me to the page where i enter it. am i doing something wrong?

    1. Miranda says:

      I am having the same problem. I do the calendar every month & this is the first time that I’ve had this issue.

    2. Manika says:

      I keep getting redirected also.

  19. Oreoluwa Akanbi says:

    Can someone link me a video demonstrating the chest press pulses? love u Cassey!

    1. Siril says:

      http://youtu.be/gNywcYw-YSM
      I’m on my phone, so hope this works (:

  20. Hmm…once I finally buy some Quest bars, I may try this recipe. Will you have more coming out?

  21. Rachel says:

    *squeals in delight* cardio dance saturdays????? you DO care, cassey!! :’)))) dancing is my fav cardio next to distance running. it just makes it so much easier to torch calories with some sort of crazy dance versus burpee’s and knee-up’s for half an hour.

  22. Kelly says:

    Hi, I’m excited too for #NovemBURN. OMG It’s looks scary, haha.
    So I never tried any calender plan, It’s my first time, although I did lots of Cassey’s workout and I wanted to know If It is necessary to add cardio with the calender or I just do only the calender?

  23. Marta says:

    Could you please do a video showing those moved or give links of previous ones, where they are shown? English isn’t my first language and those terms are hard for me to understand.

    I downloaded the Android app &it’s great. I would add a possibility to see the answers to your comments on posts written by other people (scrolling is kind of annoying). Possibility of making list with your favourite videos also would be great. Otherwise app is fun to use and very motivating :).

  24. Nicole says:

    So hyped for #NovemBURN!! Can’t wait for the secret password to come out! 🙂

  25. Amanda says:

    I’m going to keep refreshing my inbox waiting for the password. So excited for #Novemburn. it looks INTENSE!

  26. Jessica A says:

    100 x 6 = NOOOOOOOOOO T____T

  27. Aranka says:

    So awesome! I do want to join! Will the calender be available on the 1st?

  28. Jessica Troy says:

    What video editing software do you use now?

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