Stage 1 – At the start of this semester, you completed the Health Risk Assessment and the Goal Assignment sheet. At that time you wrote a goal for a health related behavior you wanted to improve over the course of the semester. You were to have tracked your progress in reaching this goal, writing out the goal and the action steps you were taking, and using a notebook or log to record changes and progress, or lack thereof.
Stage 2 – Now, at the end of the semester, you will write a 3-4 page paper that outlines your efforts at making this behavior change. Normal MLA style formatting, including in text citations. Discussion points for your writing include:
Formatting for your paper includes:
The third step was to look for possible challenges that might affect my plan to achieve my goals and come up with possible solutions if these challenges occur. The fourth step was to assess my nutritional goals every week and the exercise goals each month to check on my progress and improve on my weak areas (Matt, 2020). The last step was to reward me each week by eating a meal including an animal product since that was the only way I would keep my nutrition goal for my love for meat was futile. On the occasion that I did hit my weekly goal, I had to miss this meal, but rarely did I miss achieving my set target.
The first two weeks were quite challenging due to the changes in my diet and the inclusion of regular exercises, which I had not familiarized myself with, but I was getting used to the plant-based diet and exercising from the third week. This was also contributed to physical changes visible on my body supported by positive compliments from my friends and family members. By the fourth week, it had become a habit, and I followed my goals effortlessly since they had developed to be my habits. By the end of the second month, I had already achieved my