I had previously written about a project that @Farris0120 and I had planned. While our classrooms will still be coordinating and working on many of the goals of that project, I have decided to complete a personal project as my main focus. I was having difficulty nailing down a specific focus for my initial project idea. While I see significant value in exploring blogging and virtual connections, I don’t foresee my teaching timetable providing my with ample time to explore it fully and properly with my students. I also would like to improve my own knowledge base before beginning a journey that large with students. With that said, Lynnette and I do still intend to do many virtual activities with our students. Hopefully they can establish some connections. I intend to continue blogging some of my learnings and experiences throughout this process.
Now, on to the new project:
I live a fairly healthy lifestyle and am always conscious of taking care of my body. However, I have always known there is room for improvement. I have always had some changes I would like to make in mind, but have never found the motivation to do it. This class project presents the opportunity I have been looking for.
My two main goals are going to be to improve my eating habits, (particularly eating more fruits and vegetables and cutting out some sweets/snacks), and losing 8-10 pounds.
I am going to use the website/app myfitnesspal to help me on my journey. The app will allow me to track my caloric intake and expenditure. More info. on the app will follow in my next post.
I will provide weekly updates on my progress (including data analysis based on my caloric intake/expenditure, weight loss progress, challenges and successes), and will also be completing a weekly wellness reflection to describe any changes in how my body feels.
I am excited about this project as it is something I am passionate about and I will have motivation knowing that it will improve my health and lifestyle. More details will be forthcoming as I prepare to begin my journey on Monday, September 27.
2 thoughts on “A Switch in Focus”
I think this is the perfect opportunity to explore a new project idea and a personal lifestyle goal! In our busy lives as parents and educators we rarely make ourselves the priority, and if we are to be the best for others around us, we need to our best selves. I have often thought about using a fitness app so I am looking forward to finding out how myfitnesspal works for you. Good luck!
I’m still excited to have our classrooms connect this year!
HI Chris B,
I really like this new shift in focus that works on the curricular outcomes of this class and meets personal wellness goals. I followed someone who posted more video blogs of some of their progression throughout their process, and I found it very powerful to connect with their growth and emotional challenges. It might be something to consider as you move forward in this learning project!
Thanks for sharing and I look forward to hearing more updates.