I did the 2019 SHRED Challenge!

Hey y’all! For those of you who have not read my previous post on the Chloe Ting 2019 Workout Challenge (and my tips on how to get through it!), go ahead and read it here!! As I explained in that post, I began the Challenge in the end of November, and have just finished last Sunday!

So, how did it go for me?

My complete experience!

I had a blast!!

I began the ab challenge before realizing that it was part of a bigger challenge – the 2019 SHRED. (This guy’s post inspired me to start the ab workout, and of course it all began with this girl and her playlist! Thanks you two!!) So, for the first few days, I had only done the ab workout, but personally, I don’t mind. It let me ease myself into a hard workout.

The soreness subsided after the first few days. I found the up-and-down planks to be the most challenging, and the Burpees to be just plain annoying! πŸ˜‚ But y’all … the feeling when you finish! It’s awesome!! (Be warned that you may experience jelly legs at some point!)

Towards the end, I really had to push myself into my workouts! Let the memory of how good it feels afterward and the endurance you’re gaining push you on to finish the challenge!!

Alrighty, now we get to the scary part …

My results!

Who cares about the number on the scale? Not me. (But just in case you were wondering, the evil number went down 1.5 pounds. 😝) These past few weeks, looking back, have shaped the way I think about working my body and healthy eating. I’ve gone on a few runs, helped load a moving truck with heavy stuff, and walked every day.

I haven’t noticed visible results (although my Mom said she did!) I have noticed that my legs feel more muscular, and that squats have been getting easier to perform for longer periods of time.

Aside from physical results, I’ve begun to develop stick-to-it-iveness. I had determination at the beginning and I had determination right up until the end. I got tired. Yes, at times I got demotivated. But mental growth comes from sticking with it even when it gets tough. And now I feel bolder, more ready to continue on to do bigger and more intense workouts.

(Note: Yes, I did play with the schedule a bit, taking some out, putting some in, and honestly? I’m okay with that, because I loved it. Don’t force yourself to follow it strictly if you’re going to hate it. Feel free to tailor it a bit to fit your individual needs.)

Why you should do this workout:

(Yep, I’m going to give you reasons! Keep reading!)

#1 – It’s really good for you. Any workout that gets your heart rate up, releases endorphins, and strengthens your body overall is a great workout! You’re doing yourself a favor in the long run!

#2 – It makes you feel good. Not only does endorphin release make you feel happier, but it’s empowering to be able to do something tough and stick with it for two weeks straight! I never knew I had it in me, and I bet you do too!

#3 – It strengthens you mentally. As I told another blogger, half the challenge is mental. Do I really want to get out of bed to workout, eat healthily, plan my day with more structure, and take an hour out to get all sweaty so I can shower for the third time in three days? (In case you can’t tell, the answer should be yes!) When you push yourself to do hard things because they’re good for you, it strengthens your willpower and decision-making process. So -> work out because it makes you smart. 🀨*shakes my head*

#4 – You’ll look cool in front of your friends. That is, unless they do it with you! Then you won’t! 🀣

#5 – This specific workout is well-structured for those who are new to working out and workout challenges. It lays things out in an easy-to-understand format, and I love that it switches things up every day!

Here are some resources that helped me in the past two weeks:

  • “Lose it Right”, book by James Fell
  • My mom’s amazing meals!
  • Whey Protein powder, from Natural Factors. (Yes, it tastes amazing! You may also want to consider just buying whey in its unpowdered form as well, since it’s pretty much the same thing.)

Well, adieu my friends! I hope you decide to eventually take the plunge and do a Chloe Ting workout! I dare you to be bold and do it! Have fun!!

Makayla

This was so much fun, I need to know your tips! Which workout program are YOU on? How do you get through a Chloe Ting challenge?

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12 thoughts on “I did the 2019 SHRED Challenge!

  1. Jasmine Rose

    Wow! Congratulations on sticking with it! You did amazing!
    I know I said I was going to do it with you, but not gonna lie…I didn’t…*guilty face*
    I just did the ab workout for 2 weeks which was still good.
    But this is so inspiring! Your results were amazing and I need to do this!!
    Keep up the amazing work, girl! ❀ ❀

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    • makaylajesalyn

      Thanks Jazz! You’re so sweet! I’m so blessed to have such encouraging friends! (I don’t mind at all you just did the ab workout … I mean come on, abs are cooler any day of the week!🀣) Have an awesome day!!

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  2. Megan

    wow- you did great!! and your results sounds awesome too! this is really inspiring, i often find it pretty hard to stick with stuff like this (prime example: getting back in to running ugh lol) so thank you for this motivation!!! πŸ’›

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  3. annikascreativitycenter

    That’s sweet! I’m glad that you were able to power your way through it. I actually began to do it yesterday. Whether or not I continue will remain to be seen… (hopefully I will). Maybe actually FOLLOWING a program will give the the shove I need to make it a habit (goodbye unstructured routines). In any case, I’m glad that you CRUSHED IT and hope that you’re happy with the results. πŸ™‚

    God Bless,
    ~Annika

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