At the starting line for the Katsunuma 10.2k race.
All they had left by the time I got my shirt was size XL!
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I'm 30 and have been living in Tokyo for 6 years. I'm naturally pretty small, but I have a pretty severe lack of muscle that has driven up my body fat percentage. I would like to bring it back down to a level more appropriate for the life I want to live. I also have a strong interest in fitness, health, and nutrition, particularly in cooking and eating healthy, wholesome, natural foods.. and fitting dessert in there as well.
I have been a member of SparkPeople for over 4 years, and feel that I have a good grasp on what I need to do to make myself healthier. I generally do well sticking to my routine of exercise and healthy eating once I get it started, but I have problems getting back on track when life happens and that routine gets interrupted. I'm hoping to become more consistent even when things don't go as planned.
*Increase functional strength, posture and flexibility
*drop under 30% bodyfat
*improve 5k & 10k time
*reach 21 kg of lean muscle mass
Currently aiming for 1550-1750 calories on a higher protein & fat, limited starch/grain plan with 18-20 hr fast days 1-2 times/week (IF).
M - Warmup + Rachel Cosgrove Weights
T - Group Kick + Bodyrock
W -Warmup + Rachel Cosgrove Weights / Group Kick
Th - Running outside + Bodyrock
F - Group Power
S - Running outside
1-2 rest days per week as needed.
10,000 steps outside per day when weather permits
Height: 157 cm/5'2
Body fat: 32.3%
Lean muscle mass: 20.5kg
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day!
I love nutrition and cooking, and use whole, fresh foods whenever possible. I like doing things myself, and prepare most of the foods I eat (including all breads, yogurt, nut butters, granola, butter, etc) from scratch using healthy, natural, whole ingredients.
At least 90% of what I eat during the week is entirely unprocessed.
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Hi Totchiko, I see you are in Japan. What charity do you recommend people donate to for people who want to send a donation to help the tsunami victims? I do not know if the Red Cross, Drs. without Borders or unicef is in Japan. Thank you and God Bless everyone in Japan. Sincerely, riva (rivaderchi)
2008 days ago
I totally understand being behind on updates. I've only written one since the whole thing started. :)
Hokkaido is fine. As a general statement, Hokkaido wasn't impacted at all by this. I'm sure there were some areas that did get impacted, but every JET ALT is accounted for and I haven't heard of anything really happening here.
I've mostly heard about Tohoku and Tokyo as well. I hope things in Tokyo continue to be ok.
2018 days ago
I'm so glad to hear you're okay. I hope your boy gets home soon, too. I saw some of the coverage from BBC. It looks awful in Sendai.
2026 days ago
I hope you are okay! I heard about a huge earthquake, aftershocks, and tsunamis. :-(
2026 days ago
Yeah -- you go to, say, Palm Desert and you get to choose from dozens of varieties of dates. You go to a grocery store in Reno and they don't even say what kind of dates they are, just "dates." ;)
Also, I'm a nutella-mandarin orange-whipped cream girl. MMMM CREPES.
2028 days ago