LO-1-Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth
My physical strength is that besides I am a little healthy, I am very much flexible and my mental strength is that I am able to commit myself in performing an exercise, even after I entered an exhausting stage. My physical weakness is that I have low stamina and so I have to rest in between different exercises. My mental weakness was that I sometimes skipped days, my will power wasn’t that strong. I promised myself I would reduce my junk food intake and not skip workouts which I did. When I identified these qualities, I was proud of myself so I could work on them.
LO-2-Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
Overcoming the physical weakness, to increase my stamina and endurance I switched to yoga from normal workout. I joined yoga classes which also helped me remain self-disciplined, not miss workout and being conscious about what I eat as there were constant discussions about what we should eat and what not. Yoga has really helped me to workout for prolonged periods, and has helped me remain peaceful. After a month of yoga classes, I could see how I was better at stretching, back and forward bending..all over exercise. I could do much more than my comfort zone and hold asanas for a very long time.
LO-3: Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience
To organize myself for working out daily, I had to prepare an after-school timetable that acquired a time slot for the physical activity as well as academics and other extracurricular activities. I did this because I usually am an organized person. Initiating was more difficult than planning as I was not always able to follow my after-school timetable due to submission and exam.
LO-4-Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences
Showing determination or commitment was difficult when it was the matter of working out at home every day because of my academic schedule which always conflicted with my homework and other submission. To be committed and persistent to activities like this is difficult because they can resist one from doing other necessary activities such as completing leftover work. Initially I always made excuses for myself, such as I have too much homework or essays to write so I skipped workout for a genuine reason. But I realized being committed and persistent to actions, in general, is vital because being so will provide fruitful results.