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UBC Personal Profile. One of the activities that had been the most impactful to me, would be fitness


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Dec 10, 2021   #1

TELL US MORE ABOUT ONE OR TWO ACTIVITIES LISTED ABOVE THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU.


PLEASE EXPLAIN THE ROLE YOU PLAYED AND WHAT YOU LEARNED IN THE PROCESS. YOU WILL BE ASKED FOR A REFERENCE WHO CAN SPEAK TO YOUR RESPONSE.
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Out of everything, one of the activities that had been the most impactful to me; especially during the pandemic would be fitness. Having a skinny stature for as long as I could remember, suggestions to work out and eat more came naturally from friends and relatives, but never took them seriously. Just until the start of last year when the world was in lockdown and people were on the lookout for recreational activities was the time I started working out, due to the closure of gyms or as one would say "the closure of the world", I started off with calisthenics (bodyweight movements) and stuck with it for a long time.

Started off with a lot of extrinsic motivation, which became to wear off as days went by and saw little to no change until the motivation was completely discharged. Only to realise those 1-1.5 hours of working out became a form of escapism and I continued with it for the pleasure of it rather than to seek external validation. I was seeing results too thereafter, from which I learned how volatile motivation is and one can never count on it to achieve their goal. I also learned the importance of discipline over short-term motivation and not to stick with a course of action just for its end goal.

Another activity that had been really impactful to me has to be the one month of remote internship I got to experience, although the tasks assigned were not too strenuous, it was surely a learning experience in terms of adaptability and time management. It was pretty rare to always be assigned tasks to one's expertise, so it taught me to push myself out of the comfort zone frequently and adapt according to needs, also it made me realise the importance of time and the need for managing my time in accordance to balance it with schoolwork and family.
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Dec 11, 2021   #2
You cannot use physical fitness as one of the activities in this essay. That is because the reference will need a point person as reference. Since your gym was closed during the lockdown period, your personal trainer will not be able to verify the information you are presenting in this essay. The reviewer will not take your word for it. The claims throughout the essay will need to be verified through a personal interview who directly supervised you during these activities. Change this reference. I am sure you can find another activity that can easily be verified by the reviewer when the time comes.

The remote internship may work better in this instance because, even though you were not directly seen at the office, you were required to check in virtually, for assessment purposes. If you can replace the physical activity with something similar to this internship, your essay will be more verifiable on the part of the reviewer.


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