Hi, we're Shelby and Daniella. We both enjoy staying active and fit, but we also like to spend hours on end scrolling through TikTok while hardly leaving the couch.
And in our endless scrolling, we started to notice lots of TikToks dedicated to a woman named Chloe Ting, a YouTuber and fitness influencer. People on the app LOVE her, and they say her workouts are extremely effective!
After doing some research, we found that Chloe's most popular video is "Get Abs in 2 WEEKS," which to date has over 100 MILLION VIEWS.
That's right, A HUNDO MILL.
Apparently, the results are pretty drastic:
Considering the fact that we're already well into bikini season (we live in California lol), we were intrigued by the prospect of attaining toned stomachs in just two weeks.
We decided to do her 10-minute "Get Abs in 2 WEEKS" video every day for...wait for it...two weeks. In addition, we would do a cardio exercise of our choice (for at least 20–30 minutes) three days each week.
After watching a few "before and after" videos, we realized that a lot of people who did this routine were seeing results without changing their diets. Since we're in the midst of some trying times, we agreed to not put any restrictions on the foods we ate — snacks are an essential mood booster, after all!
Here's what Daniella's stomach looked like before we began the challenge:
And here's what Shelby's looked like:
I do a lot of cardio and strength training, so Chloe's workout wasn't extremely difficult compared to some of the other routines I've done. But there were definitely aspects of the workout that had my abs BURNING. I was honestly relieved whenever we were doing crunches on our backs because anytime we were doing planks or mountain climbers I was very unhappy.
For just a 10-minute video, I thought the workout was HARD. My heart was pounding and I definitely worked up a sweat (and it wasn't just because my apartment doesn’t have central AC). By the end, I was breathing heavy and my abs were definitely sore. I also had to take lots of breaks.
Here's some proof of how sweaty I got:
I think it's fair to say that by day seven I was like..."Another week of this?!" The no days off aspect was rough. I typically take 2–3 days off from working out per week, but Chloe Ting does not allow that!
On the bright side, I definitely felt as though I was getting better at the routine, and my core was feeling pretty solid. Here's a mirror selfie I took about a week in:
Midway through the challenge, I'll admit that I was a little sick of doing the ab exercises every. Single. Day. I believe my face in the photo below says it all:
BUT, I also began to notice a teeny-tiny indent in my upper abs, something that I'd never experienced before with any other workout routine! It certainly wasn't a full six-pack, but I counted it as a victory. Plus, I began to see improvement in my strength and endurance when it came to the routine, and I didn't need to take quite as many breaks!
Another thing that I think is worth mentioning, is that although Chloe Ting has decent taste in music, hearing it over and over again had me feeling a lot like this:
If you know, you know.