My name is Madison Bratton, and the two goals I focused on throughout this course were sticking with a strict workout program, and eating healthy. As I have mentioned before, these have been goals that I have tried before but never together. After reading Willpower, I can honestly say that I feel like I understand and can apply strategies that will help me reach these goals for the first time. I really enjoyed reading the book, and felt like I can apply the information to practically any area of my life.
For my final project, I would like to first talk about my personal experience with the bike race and how it inspired/motivated me. I already had an interest in it before taking this class, but learning more about it helped me to push me further towards my goals. I haven’t decided exactly what format my project will be in, but it will either be Prezi or Jing. I haven’t had any exposure to either of these, but I plan on experimenting with it! If all fails, I will simply do a classic video, even though I hope I will be able to figure it out. After opening with the bike race, I will explain the workout program goal and share how it has gone so far. There has been a lot of progress, but it has definitely not been easy.
Finally, I want to talk about what I learned from the book that I will actually apply to my life going forward. The three main points I want to discuss are: writing down the very next action, changing a habitual behavior, and use the precommitment strategy. All of these can be applied to not only my two main goals, but my life in general. I want to include some pictures and videos that I took while watching the time-trials from my neighborhood, as well as cool pictures my dad took.