Power 9 Development
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-by Seth Glingle
Over the last couple week’s development of my three Power 9 choices, Moving Naturally, 80% Rule, and Family First there has been highs and some lows. Sometimes I do really well on developing these habits, and other times I take a step back. With that said, I feel I have greatly improved on developing these lifestyle habits from the time I started until now.
I feel great about how well I have improved upon Moving Naturally. It’s starting to become a lot more natural habit instead of having to focus on doing it. I have been walking a lot more and bike to most places around South Bend. Also, I have been going to Rum Village to mountain bike, walk the trails, and take my dog for walks. To continue developing this habit I need to keep finding stuff I enjoy doing that gets me moving. In a couple weeks church league softball starts so that’s something that will continue to help develop Moving Naturally in my lifestyle.
80% Rule is something I did well for the most part, but there were a couple missteps as well. The last week I focused almost every meal on taking my time. For all those meals I did a great job at only eating till I was 80% full. Once the weekend hit it was a different story. I had a very busy weekend so I often found myself in a hurry and didn’t focus on slowing down. I ate quickly and that led me to eating more than I should have. Something I need to work on in the future is slowing down completely, not just when I eat. This will help me focus on slowing down as I ate and eating only till I’m 80% full. I do feel really great about the progress I am making though as I know I can correct where I have misstep.
Family First is something I have done alright in the last week. I wasn’t able to go back go back home but I did give both my parents and grandparents a call. Once school ends and I’m back to living at home I will be able to visit my grandparents and help them around the house more often as they live close by. My progress has definitely improved since I started, but the last week wasn’t the greatest.