For The Love of The Unhealthy

Love is a strange and unexplainable thing. The common problem? We fall in love with the things that are all wrong for us. We are out of control, and logically we may see the error of our ways but by the time the error has been made, it doesn’t matter anymore…we’re hopeless. Many wonder, is there any way to control this?

Now I’m not saying we have a cure for love. For the typical girl-likes-bad-boy or boy-falls-for-the-taken-girl scenarios, we’re all out of luck (however, if you find a solution please feel free to share). But the UPB is taking the steps to take care of another problem: the love for the unhealthy lifestyle.

So for those of you who are struggling to keep a New Year’s resolution to work out or for all who struggle with the tempting nationally ranked campus food, How to: Stay Fit in 2010 is here for you. Come out to Taylor 402 at 6:00pm on January 26th and begin your quest for a healthier lifestyle or maybe just re-motivate yourself for the months to come. Who knows, maybe you’ll even meet a cute guy or gal there.

– Amanda Latham

How To: Avoid Maxing Out Credit Cards and Jeans

During my winter break, I spent the duration of my vacation at my grandparents’ house. Here, I like to think that I spent most of my stay forming closer bonds with not-so-immediate family and taking time for some rest and relaxation. However, I have to face the facts. I really spent a large chunk of my trip over-spending on holiday gifts and consuming 15 times the recommended amount of Christmas sweets. Sure, at the time it seemed like a great idea to have a lemon-bar eating contest with Uncle Scott and spend a year’s salary on presents for my 18 cousins’ gifts (and nearly max our my credit card in the process).

Now I see these may have not been the smartest decisions, considering I’m going to have to take out a loan to buy ice-cream–not that I need it, considering I have maxed out my jeans along with the card. Spending was not the only guilty pleasure that I indulged in. Currently, I find myself returning as a student with more unneeded financial challenges and now, thanks to these home-cooked pastries, there is just more of me in general.

Thankfully, UPB has come to the rescue and will be starting a new “How To:” series. These events will help students (like me) learn how to do things that will benefit their future. The first event, “How To Finance for the Future: Dodge Your Debt,” will take place in Taylor 402 at 6:00pm on January 19. The second, “Me Fit” shows how to keep the common new year’s resolution of a healthy lifestyle and will occur in Taylor 402 at 6:00pm on January 26. I’m sure many of you found some burdens similar to mine this holiday season and I highly encourage you to join me at these events. I’m thinking these actions will help me figure out how to keep from being so naughty next holiday season.

– Natalie