I did it. I completed the Chloe Ting 2 Weeks Shred Challenge! There are so many YouTube videos out there with the Chloe Ting shred challenge. Some have crazy results!!! I wanted to share my experience if you were thinking about doing it.
What Is the Chloe Ting 2 Weeks Shred Challenge
Chloe Ting offers several free fitness programs on her website. This specific challenge is 14 days. There are 2 active rest days and 12 scheduled workout days. You can alter the rest days to fit your needs. Me personally, I work out Monday-Friday and so I stuck to that schedule. I did all the workouts for the day back to back first thing in the morning fasted.
Each day you will do the Do This Every Day to Lose Weight workout and the ABS in 2 Weeks Video. A few days, that is all you do. The rest of the days you will complete a second abs video, core and arms or lower body. Most days are 3 or 4 workouts in a row.
Over the course of the challenge, I lost 2 pounds and do see a difference in my abdominal area. Things are looking a little more toned. My measurements only changed 0.5 inches around the smallest part of my waist, all my other measurements remained the same since I took them over a month ago.
While I don’t have crazy results showing off amazing defined abs, I am happy with the challenge. The thing is, I was already eating low carb and healthy. I was already working out five days a week. I feel like some of the people who saw crazy results had made a lot of changes in their diets. The fact that I was able to FINALLY break my plateau over the 2 weeks and lose 2 pounds is great!
Also, even though I do work out a lot….I don’t typically focus on my abs. My stomach is all kinds of stretched out from pregnancy and I will probably never have defined abs. I just wont. So I don’t usually focus on that area. I did this challenge to try and see what happens if I did focus on that area for awhile. Like I said, I did see some changes pretty quickly. I will continue to add in her workouts in my rotation, even though I pretty much hate every minute of it.
The workouts themselves go quickly. You usually do around 21 moves for 30 seconds each. Each workout had me sweating and huffing and puffing. You don’t need any equipment at all for them, just a mat for back support. Me personally, I prefer to do weighted workouts. I hate mat work and body weight exercises, and that is the majority of this workout. It forced me to do a lot of moves I usually don’t do.
I do feel like some moves are repeated several times in the same workout video, and over the few you do in a day. There was one day I did up and down planks like 5 times. It was a little repetitive and by the time I got to the last set, it was all modified because…just no.
Chloe Ting herself is energetic and motivating. I like the way the workouts are set up, and she has a timer going for each move, and lets you know what is coming up next in the bottom corner of the screen. She obviously knows her stuff, because look at her!!!
I like that she is in her 30’s. A lot of fitness youtubers are in their 20s and what works for their bodies, doesn’t necessarily work for someone who is older.
Overall, considering the fact that this is a free program, I highly recommend it. While I don’t have the abs pictured above, I didn’t expect them after only 2 weeks. I am happy with my results, and I definitely think that her workouts are effective.
I am not sure what my plan is going forwards. I usually do a variety of Popsugar, Walk at Home, Pamela Reif, Madfit, XHIT. Whatever I am feeling like that morning, trying to alternate what areas of the body I am focusing on or doing all over/cardio. I take daily walks (weather permitting) around the neighborhood, and often play Just Dance with Zoe. If you don’t think that is a workout, my apple watch will tell you otherwise. It always ends up eventually registering it as a workout based on my heart rate! I do like having a specific challenge/schedule to stick to because it forces me to work hard on days I really am not feeling it. Who knows, I may check out another Chloe Ting one!