Chloe Ting – 2018 Summer Shred Challenge

Day 8

Today has not gone the way I had thought it would go so far. I would feel angry but I think I wore my body out enough that I was just a little frustrated. Hm, frustrated is the wrong word, I am just not happy. Not shouty unhappy or screamy unhappy, just not happy. I will explain in another post a little later today. But anyway. My body from the previous week looks no different and doesn’t really feel any different either. Apart from my muscles being a little sore yesterday, but yesterday was a rest day which I think I have thankfully recovered.

Then today happened.

Warm up.

I have been doing this same warm up for a week and it is still getting my heart pumping. I may change it up after this week.

Full Body.

Oh wow, I got sweaty, and I couldn’t catch my breath between exercises. I managed to make it through the whole video in one piece unlike last week. If I was looking to compare my performance of this video to last week, it was still intense, and it still near killed me but my form lasted longer. I was just having trouble catching my breath in the exercise rest breaks. Ten seconds just isn’t enough right now still. By the time I got to the end of the video ten seconds was almost torture.

Brutal Abs.

I’m still not used to the fifty second stints of ab workouts. The burn still kills me and again ten seconds break just isn’t long enough. When the workout was done I lay on the mat to catch my breath again. I am a sweaty mess every time.

Cool down.

The stretches still don’t feel amazing afterwards. I am either, just not designed to get my splits or back bends, or it is working and I am just not noticing because it has only been a week. Either way my calves are still super tight to the point that I feel sick to stretch them and my pigeon pose just isn’t worth doing.

I completed the first week of this challenge. This leaves me with seven weeks left. My goal is to look and feel better about myself by the time I hit 29 at the end of the month. Yes, I become 29. By the time my birthday hits I will be on the 6th week of this challenge. My body should be showing some changes by then… Right?

Thank you so much for reading. Write again soon! Bye!