Since Diamond Tech doesn't have their own P.E. class, we needed to do the P.E. on our own time to get the credits. When I moved to DTI I already had at least 10 credits since I had taken P.E. my freshman year of high school. In order to get the other 10 credits I needed, I decided to track the steps I take using my phone. 10,000 steps is equivalent to 1 hour of P.E. 15 hours is equivalent to 1 credit of physical education. In order to get all 10 credits, I needed to take around 1,500,000 steps. I decided to do this because since I go to work after school and don't get home until around 7-9 sometimes, it's hard for me to go to the gym and then have to come home and work on my school work too. Also, since I work in a fast food restaurant that tends to get busy, I'm already always walking around quickly so it worked out for me better than joining a gym. i think physical education is important because it teaches us to take care of our bodies. We need to get some exercise and P.E. being a graduation requirement makes sure of that. Counting my steps did make me put in more effort. For example, on my days off where I knew the amount of steps I took would be low, I would go for a walk or if I was at a mall I'd take the stairs instead of the elevator so the number of steps wouldn't be as low. I prefer having to do P.E. on our own time instead of having a class at school for it. I like it better because then we decide how we want to exercise instead of being told what to do. When I had P.E. as a class it was harder because we would play sports like badminton which I wasn't the best at and we would get graded based on how good we were at the sports so I ended up getting a C since I could barely even hit the birdie. We also needed to run the mile every Monday. We had P.E. in the morning so every Monday morning we needed to run 11 laps around the school in under 13 minutes or we would get an F on the mile run. Even though I didn't really like P.E., it was fun having it as a class when i was a freshman. I prefer being able to decide what we would like to do for our P.E. credits though because we can do it on our own time. I walk about an average of 9,000 steps per day. It also depends on if I work or not and if I do work, where they decide to put me. If I'm running or in the kitchen, I get more steps than I would just being in drive thru. I learned how to be a self directed learner and to think critically and creatively. Since P.E. was on our own terms, I would have to go out of my way to get more steps. instead of taking the elevator, I would take the stairs. Instead of going in a car to the store I would go walking. I started playing soccer and football with my brother too which made us bond more so that's pretty good.