Kieva's graph of improvement remained consistent in the third week and it appeared that she had substantially adapted to the new lifestyle. Another positive indication is that she appeared to have done solid research on her chosen role model, evidenced by all of the detailed information in her reflection book about a renowned Camogie player.
The fourth week saw more improvement in her performance; in fact, she looked like a totally transformed person brimming with self-confidence. It seemed she had fully adapted to her stringent workout, regulated diet and disciplined life. The reports and coach's comments all showed significant improvement in her speed, strength and stamina. In that regard, it also appeared that all her actions were integrated and directed towards achieving her goal in a manner consistent with the self-determination theory (SDT) of Deci and Ryan (1985).
On the last day of this week when I asked for her final feedback regarding this intervention project, she said nothing, and instead, stood up and raised her hand for a shake, before bringing out a greeting card that carried a single line in bold letters: "Now I know Life is Far More Beautiful than I Anticipated Earlier! Thank You Very Much!"