• Victoria Tabolich

    Victoria Tabolich

    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

    Victoria's Bio:
    Hello! My name is Victoria and I am from Cambridge, Minnesota. I am majoring in Exercise Physiology and hope to go onto Physical Therapy. I chose Saint Scholastica because we are a beautiful community here and all of the staff are wonderful and helpful! I love helping people, working out, and hanging out with friends! Please feel free to comment on my posts with questions or suggestions!

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Latest Posts:

Pros and Cons of Bunk Beds

by / February 12th, 2017 / Comments Off on Pros and Cons of Bunk Beds
This school year I have experienced two beds, one that was on the floor and one that was bunked. Currently I am on the top of the bunk bed and throughout the year I have found many pros and cons to it; let's start with pros. First bunk beds save a LOT of space in the room, making the room much more functional. Second, climbing up and down is like a mini workout in the morning; plus it kind of stretches your feet! Now I shall share the cons of the bunk bed. First con, if youre on the top you have to climb up and down; it's a pro and a con. Second, it can be very difficult to make your bed after washing your sheets (I seriously broke a sweat today making my bed). Third, if your bunk mate moves around a lot in their sleep, you might be able to feel it if you're a light sleeper. While yes there is one more con than there is pro, I personally think that saving space counts as two, so the pros and cons are even in my mind. Ultimately it is up to you, your personal preferences, and what your roommate wants also; but no matter what you choose, all of the beds are comfortable!

Personal Training!

by / February 11th, 2017 / Comments Off on Personal Training!
This week I started a personal training program that is run by one of the senior Exercise Physiology students here at Saint Scholastica. I originally sought out this program because I want to be healthier, fit, and find a plan that I can stick too even after the semester is over. I contacted the CSS WellU program on campus and they pointed my in the direction of a senior in the Exercise Physiology program name Allissah! The program is specially created to fit the capabilities my body already has, build on them, and to meet the goals I have for myself. This program is very important to me because it helps me be a better "me," but it also is done by an Exercise Physiology major which is what I am also doing; and I think that is really cool! On Thursday the 9th I had a walk through of my program which included Allissah and I going over the plan she had designed for me. Today, Friday the 10th, I did the first day of my program with consists of cardio and arms. On Mondays my workout is cardio and legs, Wednesday is cardio and abs, and then Friday! On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays I participate in a yoga sculpt class. I set up my workouts this way on purpose, so that I would be working out 6 out of 7 days of the week, with the 7th day (Saturday) as my rest day. It might sound crazy but just starting this program today and changing my eating habits a little, I already feel a change in my body and I love it!

Alumni Panel

by / February 10th, 2017 / Comments Off on Alumni Panel
On Thursday the 9th a panel of 3 alumni came to the College of Saint Scholastica to talk to the students about how the Benedictine values has affected their lives even after college. One of the three participants was the current Mayor of Duluth, Ms. Emily Larson. The participants were asked questions by my very own Dignitas Professor, Gary Boelhower, and then at the end of the discussion there was an opportunity for students to ask the participants questions. The question that I remember the most was asked by a student, it was: what is one piece of advice you would give to current students? There was a wide range of responses and at their core the answers were; get involved, remember that making mistakes is okay and that it won't destroy your life plan, and finally get out of your comfort zone. I found that these responses really spoke to me. They spoke to me because throughout the year I have been trying or am going to try to do these things. I am currently involved with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship on campus (getting involved) and I am in the process of learning how to become a leader of an IV small group (out of my comfort zone), and I am working on remembering that mistakes are okay. I know that they are but I am so passionate about my goals that I hold myself to high expectations. It is good to have expectations for yourself, but I am working on not taking things too seriously. I found this panel and their advice to be extremely helpful and something that I can truly connect with, and I hope others can too.

Food in Duluth

by / January 24th, 2017 / Comments Off on Food in Duluth
As many of you know Duluth is pretty famous for its restaurants. There are so many options; from the closest McDonalds to The Duluth Grill which specializes in organic Duluth grown food. The only reason you wouldn't know where to eat would be because there's too many options! While I haven't tried them all yet (because let's be honest, there's no way I have enough money for that) I do have some favorites. The first I will share with you is an adorable coffee shop named Perk Place! Perk Place is roughly a 15 min walk from campus, or a 3 min drive. They are made for studying! They have outlets along all the walls and comfortable chairs so you will be very content studying here; and of course fabulous coffee and food to keep you energized! The second is called Burrito Union. They are located a little away from campus; but it's only about a 5 min drive. I'm sure you can tell by the name that they serve burritos; but they also serve tacos, nachos, and more (basically Mexican cuisine is their specialty). When I go to Burrito Union I always get the same thing, the Pig In the Pond burrito. It's a deliciously stuffed burrito covered in cheese and enchilada sauce; SO GOOD! The last one that I will share with you today is Sarah's Table. Sarah's Table is a 20 min walk from campus and a 5-10 min drive. Much like the Duluth Grill, Sarah's Table specializes in home grown fresh food; their garden of ingredients is actually located near their parking lot! Read the rest of this entry »

Stress Relief!

by / January 21st, 2017 / Comments Off on Stress Relief!
The first semester of college is a big one. There are a lot of new experiences and things going on which can bring on a lot of stress. Thankfully I learned some wonderful tips and tricks for stress relief last semester that I have carried over to this semester! First: coloring/drawing. I am not a very artistic person, but I LOVE to color. Coloring has been proven to help with stress relief and calming anxiety! The best part about this trick is that it's easily found (in stores and then easy to put away), pretty cheap, and it stimulates your imagination! Second: jigsaw puzzles. I was never a puzzle doing person before last semester, and I found that I loved doing puzzles as something to relax (or just for fun). I downloaded  jigsaw puzzles on my phone and asked for them for Christmas! I now have a total of 12 puzzles and 6 of them are at school with me; my roommates and I can't wait to start! Third: essential oils or aroma therapy. There are a lot of essential oils that can be put on the hands or feet that are used for stress relief, better sleep, concentration, relaxation, and much more. Aroma therapy also comes in many forms such as: lotions, soaps, shower gels, and air fresheners. Bath and Body Works has the BEST aroma therapy collection; a few deep breathes and I am relaxed and sleeping! The fourth and final tip: anything you are passionate about. Doing something that we love is a natural stress relief. Whether that be reading, writing, watching netflix, hanging out with friends, watching a movie, going for walks and so much more; whatever inspires you and that you are passionate about will naturally relax you and make you happy. Read the rest of this entry »