Final #Learningproject Reflections

Some of the faults of my goal were that it wasn’t specific enough which I mentioned in my second post and that my goal wasn’t really achievable. In regards to being achievable, there was no number that I set out to achieve and I think that is a product of the unlearning aspect. It’s one of those things that I’m always going to have to work towards but I definitely think that I maybe even surpassed my expectations. I thought it would be easier to avoid eating out but it was very hard for me and I did have some not so great days and weeks. I still struggled with my boredom eating and love of junk food but I think within the last few weeks I kicked it back up a notch and I’ve been doing very well. I think I did fail in the specific aspect in that I definitely should have pushed myself more. Now, that I know what I am capable of, I think that I will be able to set a more reasonable goal for myself for the future. in terms of being measurable, I did see a huge decrease in my spending on food. My weight didn’t change much, but my attitude and my energy level did and that’s a non-scale victory that I’m more proud of than I would have been with losing x amount of weight. Lastly, being results focussed, I definitely made a habit of critically evaluating what I put in my body. I don’t have as many recipes in my repertoire as I would have liked, but I probably doubled or tripled my comfort zone in regards to the foods that I cook. I made hard-boiled eggs last night (seems easy but for some reason, my anxiety got the best of me for a long time) and breaded and fried chicken, both for the first time ever!

 

When I was reflecting on my first post, I found that I actually do have time to cook healthy and workout, I just have to make it a priority. On Facebook, someone recently posted that instead of saying “I don’t have time for that”, try saying “that isn’t a priority for me” and see how that feels. Guess what? It doesn’t feel great to think that you aren’t making your health a priority for yourself. My project has changed the way that I think about food and my thoughts towards health. I came up with healthy quick meals and all of a sudden, I was spending more and more time in the kitchen AND not dreading it. I did my research and created my habits so I think I did well on this project but am I going to stop here? NO WAY!

Here are links to all of my posts!

Step Number One

Here We Go

An Unusual/Unexpected Side Effect

Busy Week Struggles (for some reason I still can’t get this recipe just right but I will keep trying!)

Controlling Myself

Successes, Values and Rants! (Oh My!)

My First Mini Adventure Into Meal Planning

Back To The Grind (With Some Help)

Learning To Unlearn

The Need For Critical Reflection

 

 

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One thought on “Final #Learningproject Reflections

  1. Cassandra over the past couple months I enjoyed reading some of your blog posts and checking out pictures of what you have been making. I know for me eating healthy is a struggle and I can always come up with an excuse not to workout. I found your posts really relatable.

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