What Is A Personal Wellness Reflection

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Subjective: As I reflect upon my personal wellness in all aspects of my life, whether it be socially, physically, emotionally, spiritually, intellectually, environmentally and occupationally, I find that there is room for improvement in my life. Overall I feel that my personal wellness is better now than it has been in the past, but it can get better! The biggest challenge that I have always battled with is my physical wellness. I will be focusing solely on this aspect of wellness for my plan of care because for me personally it plays the most influential role in all the other aspects of my personal wellness. If I feel good, and have lost weight, that gives me confidence in my life and it helps me be able to improve the other aspects of …show more content…
I check my blood pressure and I use anthropometric examines (body composition and girth measurements) to keep track of how my body is changing. I track these measurements weekly and keep a log as to how I am progressing. Along with my physical exam I also track my progress by filling out the survey “Are You Balancing the 7 Dimensions of Wellness?” that we received at the beginning of the semester. At the end of each month I fill out the physical wellness portion of the survey and compare it to the previous month to see if I am still on track to achieve my optimal physical health. The values from the survey do not change month to month, but it helps me always keep in mind of how I did physically over the past month. Over the past couple of weeks I have found numbers that were a bit shocking. My blood pressure has risen to a state where I can be classified as to having stage one hypertension according the textbook Fundamentals of the Physical Therapy Examination by Fruth, 2013. Along with an increase in blood pressure my body composition and girth has changed for the worse. I measure from just above the umbilicus and below the xiphoid process and I do a second measurement around the thickest part of my hip, just like the way they describe it ACSM Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription by Pescatello, 2014. I found that the measurement …show more content…
To address my problems and to achieve my goals I will find a support system of people who want to achieve the same things that I want to achieve. This support system will help keep me in line when I want to falter and have a cheat meal or skip the gym. Over winter break I also plan on studying a workout program that encompasses not only weightlifting but aerobic activity also. I will try to incorporate a fun activity into my aerobic workout so that I do not get bored with it and I can stick to achieving my goals. Once I find that workout plan that is suitable for me, I will start going to the gym 2-3 days week to see how I feel and to see if I can start to push myself more than I thought I could. Over winter break I also plan on reconnecting with a couple of dietitians that I know from my previous employment. I will do that to get a meal plan that works for me for the long run, not just a couple of weeks. By implementing these interventions over the next several months I have a positive outlook that I will finally achieve my optimal physical health. The goals that I set will lead me to lose weight which in turn will help lower my BMI, blood pressure and my body composition to get lean. I look forward to seeing how well my plan progresses out over the next six

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