Fitness: Re-doing Chloe Ting’s 2020 Summer Shred

Image screenshot: Chloe Ting 2020 Summer Shred Challenge

What can I say? A year later, I’m back to this tried and true gem. It was one of my favourite challenges back in the day, and while I am fully aware I have not finished her 2021 Get Fit Challenge, at this point I’m probably just going to say I’ve completed it to the best of my ability and call it a day. I wasn’t able to finish the final 3 days of workouts last week and I’d quite like to shed some fat rather than build more muscle now, so this is going to be it for me.

I know there’s a new 2021 Summer Shred Challenge but I really don’t think I’ll be able to handle it at my current fitness level. I’ve heard the new 2021 Weight Loss Challenge is pretty good and slightly more suited to lower levels of fitness and it’s only 21 days long, 30mins of workouts per day, but unfortunately I’m just not a fan of the music right now.

I love the music for the 2020 Summer Shred, it just gets me so pumped to workout and keep going, and I’m familiar with this challenge (somewhat), so I’ll go for this one for now. Plus it’s just nice to revisit old gems like the 2019 2 Week Shred Ab Workout video that still haunts my nightmares.

Finally, now that we have our own place and I can jump to my heart’s content, I can finally do the full challenge rather than constantly replacing videos and doing low impact to avoid jumping. I’ll also try to do the optional videos if possible, which is something I did not have the energy for last time around.

This is exciting! I wonder how I’ll get on… probably not very well, let’s be honest :p

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Bullet Journal: August Setup

This is the first month I decided to do a clean title page + calendar. I also thought the verse would take up a lot more space than it did, so after it barely took up half of the page I decided to add a monthly to-buy and to-do list at the bottom.

I really like the clean aesthetic and am incredibly pleased with how the colours worked together. Those were not planned, I kinda wanted to go with grey to match the colour of my walls haha and somehow the mint just popped perfectly. I really like this look; no wonder bullet journalists use it so much…

The centred calendar + ‘august’ with all that negative space gives it so much breathing space. I feel at peace when I look at it and it brings me so much joy. I think I’d definitely like to continue doing a page like this for the following months too, and next time I’ll better plan out the spacing with the verse.

I’ve gone back to the rolling weekly task list for now. I realised I wasn’t really using the daily boxes apart from a few select days like returning-keys day or IKEA-trip day, and the rest of the time I had felt a little paralysed or too exhausted to do anything beyond surviving my day-to-day tasks.

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Fitness: Chloe Ting’s 2021 Get Fit Challenge – Week 3

Image screenshot: Chloe Ting 2021 Get Fit Challenge

This post will contain my workout summary for week 3 of the Chloe Ting 2021 Get Fit Challenge.

Given that it’s getting to crunch time with our move, unsurprisingly, I’m a little behind with this challenge ^^;; But only a day or so behind. I have had to skip a couple of workout days so far, but that still means I’ve been working out 4x/week, which is impressive for me.

I didn’t want to skip 2 days’ worth of workouts last week so I ended up pushing my schedule back by one day, and finishing day 13 yesterday. This week is the final week and there is only 1 scheduled rest day. That’s probably not going to work for me given how busy I’ll be with moving, so this post will be updated for all the days that have workouts scheduled, as well as the days that I did them on.

I hope to be on schedule for the most part, but maybe with 1-2 extra active rest days – and this time, they will truly be active ‘rest’ days.

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Bullet Journal: July Setup

Woah! I actually drew out a proper spread for the first time in forever. Life has been far busier lately with all the moving logistics. You’ve possibly noticed that my posts have become more frequent recently in the sense that I am uploading new posts 2-3x per week, both for my blog and on YouTube. As such, I’ve had to use full weekly spreads to plan and write out my to-do lists.

I thought it would be a good opportunity to do a cover page with a Bible verse as I initially planned but only did once. Jacky and I have finished reading Exodus and we’re currently in the middle of Leviticus. But I just loved the way God revealed Himself and His character to Moses, so I chose those two verses to be the verse of this month as a reminder of who He is. May my heart be drawn to the one true God as He reveals Himself, and not whatever I might have twisted him into in my own sinful heart.

I’ve also had a lot more thoughts racing through my mind that constantly need to be dumped out somewhere, so I brought back my brain dump page. It’s possible I don’t have enough space here… plus I’m really fairly disorganised these days, so if I need to, I’ll create another brain dump page later in the month.

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Fitness: Chloe Ting’s 2021 Get Fit Challenge – Week 2

Image screenshot: Chloe Ting 2021 Get Fit Challenge

This post contains my workout summary for week 2 of the Chloe Ting 2021 Get Fit Challenge.

Last week I had such a great time with the first week of the challenge, but the weekend completely wiped me out. I didn’t have time or energy to actually do any working out in the end. We spent pretty much the entire weekend over at our new place just packing and unpacking, sorting out a lot of things that we need for the move, and that just completely tired me out.

We got a lot of stuff done though, so I’m really pleased with that. I might end up with a similar situation this week where I just simply won’t have time to exercise over the weekend but we will see. It’s July 4th weekend and we have plans, we need to get the house painted this week, and I think we have a friend coming over to help us move next week as well.

I’m looking forward to the moving process being over. It is stressful and tiring enough without being under a serious time crunch, so I am incredibly thankful that we have the luxury of moving in slowly. If that means that my workouts suffer for a couple of weeks, so be it. I don’t anticipate such issues arising for any future challenges after this!

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