I.B. requires very specific results from any CAS hours, so I’ll paraphrase my first post, which detailed my shared workout regimen with Gwendolyn117, including what goals I hit.
Increased awareness of own strengths and areas for growth
What did you learn about yourself? I learned that I can take a lot of pain, as long as I benefit in the long run.
Did the activity humble you? Boost your self confidence? A bit of both. I learned that my body was not a well-oiled machine, but I felt better about myself after sticking to the regimen.
Undertook new challenges
- What was challenging? Why was it challenging? Pushing myself to my limits. I often had to force myself to keep going despite the discomfort.
- Have you done anything similar before? No, but I have since.
- How did you overcome the challenge? Sheer willpower and the channeling of my ancestors’ strength.
Planned and initiated activities
- What was your organizational process? I mapped out the exercises necessary for each day of the week, then for the month, etc.
- What did you learn about planning and initiating activities? Was it easy? Difficult? It was easy once I got the hang of it. I learned how to build a schedule and stick to it.
Worked collaboratively with others
- Is working with others generally easy or hard for you? It really depends on the person, but I usually get along well with Gwendolyn117. She’s a great gal, and I value her input.
- Did you have to work with anyone difficult? How did you handle it? Of course, anyone who has ever gone to school has had to work with someone they disagree with. I usually delegate tasks I feel they would excel at, then attempt to divide the work evenly from there, being patient and polite.
- Why is it important to be able to work collaboratively with others? You can’t get much done if you can’t work with others. Often, working poorly with others hinders more than helps your goals.
Showed perseverance and commitment in activities
- Was perseverance or commitment difficult? Why? Yes, at times the sore muscles and hard work were difficult, especially near the beginning. As we continued however, I saw the fun in the exercise.
- Why is showing perseverance and commitment important? Commitment and perseverance allow you to get the most out of a task, and the best results out of a situation. Had I given up, I wouldn’t have gained the benefits of being fit (and being able to eat what I wanted in the name of “carbo-loading”).
Developed new skills
- What new skills did you learn? The ability to create a workout regimen and the determination to keep going on a long run.
- How could this skill be useful to you in the future? When I’m older and out of the house, this will be useful, perhaps when I’m in college and super busy.
- How does this new skill make you feel about yourself? Pretty confident, actually. It makes me feel prepared.
- Why is it important to learn new skills? Because they can be useful later in life.