What an experience! Also, what was I thinking!! I can’t believe I stuck it out and was successful at completing my learning project! I decided on walking 10,000 steps a day because I wanted to improve my health and overall well-being.
When I started this journey I was not walking at all. The reality of this was actually really embarrassing. But, this left me no place to go but up.
Shock and then more shock! Sore muscles and then MORE sore muscles. So apparently I am out of shape. My main focus this week was just walking everyday and changing my schedule to make that happen! There were many times in this week that I had wished that I picked a different project!
I finally hit my stride a bit this week. I realized that to reduce my stress and get my steps in that I was going to need to get up at 5:00 am. Yup, you read it right 5:00 am. As much as I hated it, I loved it too. It felt great getting up and starting my day in a healthy way.
Internet resources used this week included:
Struggling but gaining. Listening to struggling but gaining to keep me motivated this week. I learnt this week that it is so important to review my goals daily just to keep going.
Focusing on this article this week: 4 science backed ways to motivate me. They were:
- Reward yourself
- Sign a commitment contract
- Rethink positive thinking
- Find your fitness tribe
It was difficult this week to stay motivated. I am finding it a real battle of the mind. So it was great to find online sources to help me overcome my struggles.
I am committed to rethinking positive thinking. And, to have an accountability partner.
Focusing on why I am doing this learning project this week. I want to be a great example of wellness to my future students. Also, realizing that I need to take care of myself first.
This weeks focus was watching a video to help me along the way continue my learning. This video was a great support solidifying the health benefits of walking.
Daily affirmations also supported my mental well-being so that I felt like actually completing the walking.
I used a step video this week to help change scenery and bring variation to my project. I enjoyed this video a lot because I accomplished the steps in a short amount of time.
No matter the project, one must choose to succeed everyday. It may seem daunting at times but there are a lot of supports on the internet that can help. I am proud of the time I committed to this project and the support I received accomplishing it. The results were amazing…who knows maybe jogging soon!