Hello hello hello! I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’ve decided to do the Chloe Ting 2 Weeks Shred Challenge yet AGAIN!
Some of you may know that I tackled her 2019 2 weeks shred challenge back in August and my results were pretty darn good.
As that post has been doing so well in the recent months, I thought I’d put myself through that torture again, just for you guys! (You can’t say I don’t care about my readers LOL)!
Soooo, I’ve taken a short break from my normal 7 day workout schedule to try something different- no harm in switching things up right!?
PS, if you want the FREE schedule for this challenge, scroll to the end of this post and download NOW. Its printable and super easy to follow!
I’d also been kinda stumped that I didn’t go through with my Blogmas plans this year. Even after planning 25 blog post ideas, I realised I was way too unprepared and just too tired to dedicate myself to actually writing them. Here’s my own lil series. Let’s call this one, ‘Getting fit for 2021-mas’? Ok, I may need to work on that.
The 2020 Chloe Ting 2 Weeks Shred Challenge: Day 1
As you can see, today’s workout consisted of 3 workouts all totalling 38 minutes. Now, this time totally depends on whether you decide to follow her warm up and cool down. It also depends on how much rest time you take in-between sets and videos. Trust me when I say that you’re gonna need those breaks in-between, and then some. To think I thought I was fit- day 1 really kicked my butt!
Step 1: Take your before photos
Yes yes yes, it is very obvious that I have had a baby LOL. I can see a little ab definition in there which is amazing. I really didn’t expect to see them lil muscles poking out- I’ve been occasionally… frequently indulging in the past few weeks.
All in all, I don’t mind what I see buttttt, there are just a few small things here and there that I’d like to change. Yasss to body positivity!
What are my goals?
My goals for the end of the Chloe Ting 2 weeks shred challenge are to:
- Lose another inch around my waist.
- Reduce my visible saddle bags and back flaps (…. is that what they’re even called??)
- Feel fitter in myself
- I also want to take this time to improve my diet and curb my refined sugar addiction…. let’s see how that one goes eh.
I intend to give you guys a little insight into what I eat each day so stay tuned for that below!
This time, I made sure to actually measure every inch of my bawdy so my results could be more precise. I’m not going to lie, the difference in size between each arm and leg shocked me!
Waist: 27 inches (I’ve lost a whole inch since the last challenge omg)
Butt: 38 inches
Hips: 34.3 inches
Thigh R: 19.5 inches
Thigh L: 19 inches
Arm R: 10.2 inches
Arm L: 10.5 inches
Step 2: Let’s Workout!
So let’s jump right into the juicy bits, the meat of today’s workout.
- The Warmup–
As I’d been completing Body Project videos for the past 2 weeks on most days, I was very familiar and very used to their typical warmup. That’s what I chose to do for today’s warmup and it did the job just fine. It is pretty basic but gets your heart rate up which is all you really need. I’ll probably give Chloe Ting’s warmup video a go later in the week.
- Ep 1: Full Body Workout-
When this full body workout video was initially released I had tried it a few times as part of my routine. It is definitely harder than her other 15 minute full body videos videos, yet, I didn’t struggle as much as I expected to (shock horror). The 2 weeks of straight cardio prepared me for this pretty well; so THANK-YOU Body Project!
Although there was one thing that really kicked my ass. I’m looking at you ‘arm raise plank jacks’! I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to do them without stopping at least 4 times.
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- Ep 2: Abs Workout-
This workout is where the pain really started to kick in. The caffeine high that I was feeling from my coffee was no longer and I struggled a lot. I got through it though, and that’s all that matters!
At this point I don’t know how many times I shouted “ow that really hurts”, because this workout really hurt. Maybe she should rename it to “10 minutes of pure pain”. That being said, I’m certain that the pain will ease up throughout the duration of these 2 weeks.
- Legs and Glutes-
I am so thankful that I have been paying special attention to my leg and glute workouts, especially during all these lockdowns. Because of this, this video wasn’t as difficult as the others, although it was still challenging.
Overall, today’s workout was tough but I made it to the end- woopwoop. Eeeeeven if it took me a whole hour to complete haha!
What did I eat On Day 1 Of The Chloe Ting 2 Weeks Shred Challenge?
My aims are to improve my diet and eat much cleaner for the next 2 weeks (with Christmas and NYE being exceptions).
I always eat breakfast after working out. Something about nourishing your body after intense exercise feels extremely rewarding! Admittedly, I’m not much of a breakfast person but I try to eat at least a little something for health and progress purposes . Today I ate a very protein rich breakfast which was 2 boiled eggs and a slice of toast, delish!
I’m gonna be totally honest here when saying that I don’t think I even ate a meal for lunch today. I am wracking my brains but I just can’t remember eating. That probably means that my lunch was just bits and pieces here and there. Don’t worry though, I had a very hearty dinner!
I made my delicious Brazillian chicken and black beans and ate it with a serving of brown rice.
Like what you see? Be on the look out for this recipe, I will be posting it rather soon!
So there you have it, my day 1 of the Chloe Ting 2 Weeks Shred Challenge. Have you tried this challenge yet or would you want to? Let me know in the comments below!
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