Saturday, March 17, 2012
So I've taken Jocepink's advice on balancing out strength training (thank you, Jocepink, if you ever see this blog again! :) ) and began incorporating a little more ST into my workouts and, well, working out more in general.
It's been about three weeks and I'm starting to notice some slight differences, which is encouraging. It's amazing what a little reference chart does to make you want to push yourself to do just a bit more each time, because I HAVE been able to do a little bit more almost each time I try. Now, I know that a lot of these achievements are getting back into the groove I should be at, but it still feels great to be making progress and to have it tracked down this time. It's a lot easier than trying to hunt down the strength exercises on SP!
I've also been doing a bit more cardio. I do want to get into working out in the great outdoors once it gets a little warmer, but in the meantime I'm still doing my Leslie Sansone DVDs and just plain walking as much as humanly possible every day, especially my days off! Yesterday I have no idea how far I actually went, but since I spent about 6 hours wandering non-stop with a friend, I'm sure it was several miles at least! One of the "benefits" of the mall being a 45 minute walk from home, I s'pose. ;)
At the moment as all two of you who read my blog know, I live in Japan, and that makes some things very intimidating. Buying fish is one of those things; I've only ever bought the fried stuff because the only frozen seafood they seem to believe in here are 1) shrimp and 2) squid. I'd love to buy fresh but I have no idea what I'm buying, because I only ever bought frozen back home (where everything was in bright bold English letters and explained very clearly how to prepare said fish).
But I reaaaally WANT to! Fish would be a healthy addition to my diet, and while tuna in a can is always an option, I want the fresh fish choice, especially since it's right there and I walk buy that section every other day and I don't want to neglect it. Plus, I LOVE fish!
Trouble is, I've been looking online for translations of the Japanese names of fish I'd recognize and have had no luck, beyond "Salmon", which I already knew. Sigh.
So I guess if anyone can help me figure out where I can find a decent translation of Japanese names of fish into English names of fish that would be super awesome so I'd have a rough idea of what I'm cooking, as opposed to "That fish from the store with the scales".