Example Of Rationale Essay

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I was never very interested in working out or eating right. Within the past year or so, I have started to learn about the human body and how important it is to take care of it, physically and mentally. Not only with eating better and being more physical make me feel better, but it can also help prevent diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. I have tried different exercise routines, whether they were DVD’s, downloaded from YouTube, or a class in a person’s basement, but never really stayed on top of it. I would get bored or lazy quickly. I would get all excited about a new exercise routine I ordered. The excitement would last a couple of weeks and then wear off.
However, there is one instance where I did lose weight, and my excitement
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A way for me to see that I am keeping to my goals is
• the number on the scale. Did I lose the 10 lbs. before my specified deadline?
• am I sticking to my diet?
• am I spending too much money on food?
Another way for me to assess is a monthly mental checklist.
• am I sticking to my diet?
• does my complexion look different?
• can I see a physical change?
Instead of waiting until my deadline of June 2017, I will weigh myself monthly to check on my progress. I want to make sure I am losing weight and not gaining. If I am gaining weight, I will have to readjust my diet and exercise routine.
Monthly, I will be doing a self-evaluation.
• does my body feel better when I eat certain foods?
• does my body/skin look different?
• when I ask a family member if they can see a difference, can they say I look better or that I look the same?
• am I going out to eat as much?
• do my receipts show that I am purchasing the right foods?
• am I craving a chocolate bar when I see and have to buy it or do I just look at it and move
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My monthly goal is to lose 2-3 lbs. a month. If I lose more that is acceptable and I may even lose more than the projected 10 lbs. If I am not the losing weight I need to be or I am gaining weight, my first thought would be to try and figure out if I was doing anything to hinder my progress. It could be that while I am shedding fat, I am gaining muscle which can add on pounds. It may be that I will find a personal trainer to ask them what I am be doing wrong and what exercises can help me achieve the results I am looking

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