Where do I start?
So, I used to eat really unhealthy to the point that I ate 1-2 meals a day or I only snack on packets of pastries, biscuits, crisps and more😳.
When it came to the exam season, I used to “reward myself” with junk food such as a takeaway after I finished hours of studying or when I finished my exams.
My diet used to be based on high- carbohydrates and fats.
This old diet of mine started in late 2016 when I was in college.
When September came around, I started to realise that most of my clothes didn’t fit me anymore because it was too small and my mental health became worse over time.
When I realised that I was unfit, I had to change my eating habits and be active!
So, to start off, I decided to challenge myself to do Chloe Ting’s workouts, six times a week for 2 months!
I did the two-week shred and the 30-day flat belly challenge!
Credit: Chloe ting.com
My target was to lose belly fat!
My 2 Month Journey
Week 1 and 2 was the worst because I always paused the workout video every two minutes to catch my breath.
I struggled to complete most workout videos especially doing four workouts in a day 😓
Week 3 and 4 was really good!
My metabolism changed and I started to eat three meals a day.
Exercising became easier for me, however, I struggled to complete four workout videos whilst doing the two-week shred challenge.
Week 5 and 6
The 1st-semester of my university has started.
It was difficult for me to wake up earlier than usual to exercise and I wasn’t used to working out for 50 mins – an hour a day.
But working out in the morning made me more energetic during the day.
I saw Improvements in my eating habits.
Week 7 and 8
This week was the worst!
I’ve missed two workouts because I had to go to the hospital due to an allergic reaction underneath my right eye.
Then, I got a cold on Friday and tried to workout without sneezing.
On Sunday, I was excited because it was my last workout of the 2-month challenge, however, I didn’t think I tried hard enough to complete the difficult workouts such as the in and out and the burpees.
Since the 2-month challenge has ended, how do I feel overall?
To be honest, working out every day has made me feel more confident about myself than before.
Do I want to exercise again?
Yes, I want to start a new exercise programme from Chloe Ting which is the 35 – day summer shed challenge.
Did I diet during 2-months?
I basically added more fruit and vegetables in my diet and made sure I didn’t overeat during meals.
Since I’m a university student who likes to save money, I usually plan my weekly meals through Pinterest and buy healthy foods that are affordable.
Did I lose weight?
I think I mostly lost weight on my stomach, back and arms!
Overall, I’ve dropped one clothing size in skirts and dresses.
Clothing size before the challenge: UK Size 12 / S – M in Primark clothes.
Clothing size after the challenge: UK size 10 / S – XS in Primark clothes.
The skirt I wore was very tight on me.
I was drunk in the second photo😂
Why did I set this challenge for myself?
The actual reason I started this challenge is that my health mentally and physically back then wasn’t the best; I wanted to be active during the summer holidays but fear and laziness got the best of me and I ended up doing nothing.
Thanks for reading my 2-month health and fitness journey and I really appreciate sharing my progression on my blog.