Category Archives: Physical
Physical wellness encompasses a variety of healthy behaviors including adequate exercise, proper nutrition and abstaining from harmful habits such as drugs and alcohol. It means learning about and being able to identify symptoms of disease, get regular medical checkups, and protect yourself from injuries and harm. Once these behaviors are satisfied, you will be well on your way to achieving favorable physical wellness. Developing such healthy habits today will not only add years to your life, but will enhance the enjoyment and quality of those years.
As I sit here, just a few short weeks (or less) from meeting our newest family member…
I think about the moment that I found out you were on your way. And the moment I told your dad- which ended up completely different from the fun way I had planned. And seeing you for the first time, our little Kidney Bean- that moment when it all hit me that we created you and you were on your way. That incredibly surreal moment that I realized a life was inside of me.
I think about the time- the moment- that you will decide that you’re on your way and wonder: when, how, where?! Oh what I would give to have a clue.
I think about the pain I could potentially experience during childbirth and hope upon hope that there are drugs strong enough to make it (and me) bearable.
I think about the blogs that I’ve read too many of, the ones that give way too much information about everything from child birth, to your body after baby, to the first few weeks. I think about the times your dad has threatened to shut down the internet for my sanity.
I think about all of the childbirth, breastfeeding, and parenting books I haven’t read that would (perhaps) prepare me for you. They’ll probably continue to collect dust on the end table and I’ll continue to struggle with the guilt of all the things “I don’t know because I haven’t read.” And yet, I’ve never been one to fit the mold. So… we’ll just write our own story, OK?
I think about the food I’ve eaten in the past few months- including the occasional (hehehe) treats- and hope that I didn’t do any damage. That I did enough good. I also wonder if you’re going to come out orange because of all of the carrots and pizza sauce you beg for each day.
I think about the cleaning that should probably take place before you come. And the never-ending messes that
may will overtake our house when you’re here. (We prefer to live in our house, kiddo- it’s no museum. I’m glad you come with low expectations, because right now Mom’s tired.)
I think about all of the pictures we have sitting on the floor instead of hanging on the walls. And the boxes of crap we’ve been meaning to go through to make room for you. I take comfort in knowing you start so small.
I think about all of the stuff we still “need” to somehow acquire before you come. You know, from all of the lists and books and advice we’ve been given. I mean seriously- how did people do it 50 years ago without all of this stuff?! (wink, wink)
I think about all of the things at work that still need to be figured out before I leave to care for you. And then I think about going back, already laden with guilt, wondering if I’ll ever be able to fairly balance it all.
I think about my clothes and wonder if they’ll seriously fit in a few more weeks. The rotation of “that still fits” is getting smaller and smaller.
I think about how much I dread the sleep that never seems to come easy or often enough. I lay down and everything races from my head to my toes. (I’m looking forward to your company!) And then I wonder how much sleep you’ll let me have when you get here and hope I somehow develop the ability to nap.
I think about the amount of love I already feel, knowing it’ll only get stronger- I mean, can a heart burst from this?
And as I sit here and type these thoughts, you keep kicking me in the ribs, jolting me back into reality. I know you love me. And you’re coming soon- ready or not!
I think about you as you grow older…
I hope you love people. That you aren’t so “hard” with your love. That you really care about people and are a kind soul. This world needs more love.
I hope you have a better sense of direction than me. It will make your life so.much.easier.
I hope you see beauty and entertainment in the little and simple things in your life. That you can entertain yourself and embrace your imagination and creativity.
I hope you remember that I’m on your team, not here to ruin your life. It takes most girls a long time to figure that out- me included.
I hope you’re able to make decisions that you will look back on and be proud of.
I hope you know that you’ll have to work hard to get things in life. Some people are lucky, but most are just not afraid to roll up their sleeves and dig in. The work is worth it.
I hope you surround yourself with people who truly and genuinely love you, who support you, who encourage you, and who lift you up. They’re out there, little one. Find them and love them back.
I hope you’re braver than I am. Your dad has broken my shell more times than I can count, and I’ve realized it can be fun to try new things (sometimes). Take some chances. And remember that it’s not the end of the world if you fail.
I hope you live a long, fulfilled life.
I hope you’re less of a spaz than your mom. Learn to take deep breaths and think about things before you let your knee-jerk reaction come out.
I hope you love to laugh. Especially at me.
I hope you see beyond the hype to be the skinniest and prettiest person in the world. Do your best to take care of the beautiful body you have and focus on the things that truly matter- like your heart.
I hope you remember that you’re just as human as the person next to her. And that we all screw up. Forgive people, but do not let people walk on you. Which also leads me to…
I hope you know the power of saying that you are sorry for something and meaning it. To sensitive people like your mom, “I’m Sorry” is a game changer.
I hope you realize how cool old people are. Get to know them and learn from them. Help them. It’s time spent that you’ll never regret.
I hope you make a difference. It doesn’t matter if it’s in the life of one person or a billion people. I want you to know that you have that kind of power.
And… I really hope you want me to wear matching tutus to the grocery store with you.
Seriously- Life is crazy.
In just a few short days, our whole world will be flipped upside-down. Everyone says, “it’s the hardest job you’ll ever love.” They tell us that we’ll get through it, a day- or perhaps just an hour- at a time. The truth is, every life is different and no one really ever knows. For now, Little One, keep growing and kicking and moving and I will do my best to keep feeding you Oreos and Spaghettios and frosting and peanut butter and all of the other things you relentlessly request. Soon enough you’ll be here and we’ll get to know one another and figure this whole thing out together.
Good morning UND, we are looking for a cloudy day today with a high of 36, right now at 9:30 we are sitting at 42.
Oct.16 was *Boss’s Day*,its never to late to tell your boss he’s the man or woman.
Now here is a day that gives you a chance to both tell and show the boss what you really think of him or her. And, it is an opportunity to give your boss the appreciation that he or she truly deserves. So go right ahead and give it to him…..give it to him good! After all, it only comes around once a year.
Happy bosses day Jay. and to all those boss’s out there the Running Shoe solutes you!
The origin of Bosses Day dates back to 1958. Patricia Bays Haroski, an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Illinois, registered it with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Haroski chose the date because it was her father’s birthday. Who was her boss? ….her father.
Today is [Frankenstein Day] There are three known “days,’ and as a result, a little confusion. We have Frankenstein Friday, National Frankenstein Day, and Frankenstein Day. Let’s clarify these days for you…….
Frankenstein Day is on August 30. This day is in honor of author Mary Wollenstone Shelley who was born on August 30,1797. She wrote the book “Frankenstein” in 1818. This day is in honor of her birth.
Frankenstein Friday is the last Friday in October. Originally, we traced some references back to a website on Frankenberry cereal, which suggests a commercial origin. Recently, the creator came forward and told us about this special day that he created. More on Frankenstein Friday.
National Frankenstein Day Google posts this as October 29th. We have not been able to verify that this as a true National Day. Our latest research suggests this day is really Frankenstein Friday.
Are you still confused? Then, do what we do and celebrate all three days!
Everyone ready to go trick or treating or take out those little guys! I have to be honest with you, I always been a little scared to trick or treat, yea, I have bad memories”  mom would ask me what I got? I look down in the bag, look up and say ” I got a rock.”
Have a great day everyone.
Good morning UND, we are looking for a high today at 28 right now at 9:30 we are setting at 51.
October 2 was National Custodial Workers Recognition Day
It is never to late to give your local custodial two thumbs up!
We are out their to make your world a cleaner place.
And now your UND Wellness Center local custodians!
June Preuss***** Eric Smith****** Matt Haslll*****Lynn Haman***** And Jay Kallin***** And to everyone on the UND campus, we solute you!
The movie of the week
[ Dracula Untold ]
Find out how the legend started at the River Cinema 15!
I got to tell yea I never been so thrilled for Mondays nights!
The new smashing t.v. show Gotham – you gotta see it!
Before Batman, Joker, and Cat Woman there was Gotham.
Have a great day everybody!
Good morning UND ~~~~~ we are looking at a cloudy day with a high of 72. Right now at 10:00 in the a.m. we are setting at 60.
The first day in October is here and what a better way to celebrate, get out and catch a show. The movie of the week is [The Equalizer ] staring Denzel Washington, in this sensational spellbinder
McCall is a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri, he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters
“set tight there’s going to be a lot of bullets!”
Set your calendar for October 10, a classic Halloween movie [Dracula the untold] The first vampire was once a young prince who risked his soul to save his wife and child from a bloodthirsty sultan “see how the famous Dracula started , only at the River Cinema.
have a great day everybody
I was on a run the other day trying to explore this new wonderful place called Grand Forks. Shortly into the run I was no longer very aware of my surroundings because something was on my mind: sex. The old myth is that guys think about sex every seven seconds, when the truth is that it’s only a couple times a day for both genders, but that day, on that run, I was really focused on it. Not wanting to get down to the nitty gritty of it all but I was thinking about my first time and how woefully unprepared I was. Hmm, I wonder if there are others out there who have had similar experiences? When I say woefully unprepared, I do mean it. I’ve had the opportunity to take a sexual education class in both the 6th grade and the 8th; these were offered in two different schools that were in two different states.
Unfortunately, my parents opted me out of those classes because…uh…religious beliefs? I was opted out of a lot of things in public school because of content. I later became really good at forging my dad’s signature which allowed me to watch a flurry of rated R movies in class. Unfortunately, I learned those forging techniques a little too late because participating in those sex education classes would have been pretty helpful.
I didn’t become sexually active until I started college, but even though I thought I was ready for the act itself, I was unprepared for the experience as a whole. I actually had never even seen a condom out of its package until that point. I’m glad I had a partner who knew their stuff. I mean, sure, I had high speed internet before that point, but when it came to content that dealt with sex, it wasn’t educational. After that, I made a point to inform myself about everything associated with sex. I became informed of safe sex practices, disease prevention, and also became interested in what is going on at a physiological and psychological level when two people have intercourse.
I hope that education systems are becoming more effective at teaching youth about sexual education. It is also my hope that parents won’t deny access for their children to sexual health classes and lessons because those two weeks where I didn’t participate, I was exceptionally bored and remember feeling incredibly awkward. If you didn’t receive all the tools and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions pertaining to sexual activity, I really hope that you would take this time, this freedom, to educate yourself about sex.
Know the Facts
Many of you have probably heard lots of stories about your fellow students getting so drunk and intoxicated at a party that they could barely stand. Or maybe you have heard stories of how someone drank a whole case of beer and barely had a hangover the next day. Although these stories can be entertaining, there may be only a little bit of truth to them.
A survey was sent out to UND students asking them if they binge drank within the past fourteen days. Surprisingly, 2 out of 3 UND students said that they did NOT binge drink. This statistic shows that although we hear a lot of stories about raging parties where everyone is drinking, not that many students actually engage in binge drinking.
To most students, this fact is super encouraging. Often we hear sayings like, “Come on, everyone is doing it!” and, “You don’t want to be the only one missing out on a great time.” But the reality is that everyone is not doing it when it comes to binge drinking. Now that you know this fact, use it to your advantage and add it to your knowledge for the next time that you feel pressured to drink when you really don’t want to.
Here are some excuses to use when you are feeling pressured to drink:
• Simply say, “No thanks.”
• “I’d like to…but I’m cutting back on alcohol this month.”
• “I’m the designated driver tonight so I won’t be drinking.”
• Give a reason why drinking (especially excessive drinking) is a bad idea
• Make a joke
• Suggest a different activity
• Leave the scene
Saying “no” facts provided by http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/safeandcaring/students/peerpressure.html
Good morning UND, we are looking at a sunny day today with a high of 72, right now we are setting with a high a of 42.
The Weather is so nice I can understand if everyone wants to stay out side but just in case you want a break here is the movie of the week.
[The Maze Runner]
When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. “This is it true believers can Thomas uncover his true purpose and find his way to escape?” Only one way to find out, catch this Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller movie only at the River Cinema.
The Running Show brings you [Tales of Dating]
9/9/79 was the date, I get the call at 5:35am, she says she wants to meet for lunch, I think to myself oh man nobody moves from dinner to lunch, that’s like being demoted.
“Have a great day everyone”