Reflection of Personal Health

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Personal Reflection: Exercise Behavior
The behavior change that I chose was exercise. I chose to change my exercise behavior because I used to be really active in high school and I haven’t felt well physically since I graduated. I used to be really fit and muscular, and not saying that I’m unhealthy now, I just want to gain muscle mass and lose some body fat. Also, I dance so I would like to exercise more in order to build my stamina. I don’t like the idea of being inactive and that is what I seem to be ever since I came to NSU. At the beginning of my journey to increase my exercise regime I set some goals. I don’t know if they were realistic or not, because now that I look back the goals that I set require time and by time I mean they require some months to take effect. Nevertheless, my goals were as follows: fat loss, muscle gain, and stamina build. I realize now that the goals I set were not exactly accomplished. I was on the right track in the beginning of this journey but as I got further along I started to fail. Overall, I did not complete any of my goals. I really couldn’t follow Prochaska and DiClemente’s Stages of Change Model because the model required over a 6 month track and I was only working on 7 weeks. Although my model isn’t exactly the same the Stages of Change Model include the following concepts: precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance, and termination. For each stage I tried my best to adjust my behavior to weeks instead of months. What I had to understand was that my behavior change may not have followed this model; I concluded this because learning from the model it takes time to change a behavior. The Precontemplation Stage is no intention of changing behavior. This stage involves raising knowledge of the target behavior and its effects on an individual and those around them. Attempting to gather information about the behavior and trying to figure out what has prevented that behavior change in...
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