The whole concept of a complete rest day really does work wonders for the legs. Even if you really feel like running and don’t think you need to rest, if you are truly due for a day off, take it.
I ran seven miles in the frigid weather yesterday morning and felt great. Well, great aside from waking up with a strange feeling in my stomach that made me want nothing but cold cereal for breakfast.
Who am I to wake up and want a cold bowl of cereal?
Thankfully my stomach started to feel a bit more normal by lunch time when I was due to meet one of my best friends for her birthday lunch at Nisen.
Sushi on an off-feeling stomach would not have gone well and since it is my favorite meal to enjoy, I would have been pretty upset to have to skip it.
Did I mention that I recently completed the coursework required in order to receive my Professional Certificate in Sports Nutrition And Performance?
I loved every ounce of the information covered throughout the program and really enjoyed one section in particular which discussed the health benefits of eating sushi.
I just made your day, right? If you were looking for an excuse to enjoy your favorite rolls more often, the health benefits associated with a lot of the ingredients makes consuming our favorite food part of a healthy and balanced diet.
I used to avoid the ginger on the plate and I don’t even know why.
Yesterday we actually ordered extra ginger on the side; anything good for digestion is a friend of mine.
For the longest time, sushi made me feel sick. I craved it and loved eating it but then my stomach would bother me for hours and I couldn’t determine the culprit.
After several experiments with various rolls, I concluded that the tempura portion was the problem.
You may love your shrimp tempura but in case you weren’t aware, tempura means fried.
My stomach clearly isn’t used to fried food and as soon as I started ordering my rolls without tempura involved, I never had an issue again.
Sushi rolls can be prepared the way you request; ask your server to swap out the shrimp tempura for regular cooked shrimp.
I also request brown rice in place of white rice to bump up the complex carbohydrates and nutritional content of my meal.
Speaking of rice, if you are like me and enjoy ordering a ton of rolls, you may want to pay attention to the amount of rice you are consuming.
The tiny little rolls can be misleading. If you were to unwrap a sushi roll, there is a lot more rice involved than you think.
Lots of rolls= lots of rice.
To avoid a rice overload, try balancing out your plate with one of my favorites – the Naruto Roll.
Naruto rolls mean that cucumber is used as a wrap for the sushi without rice.
Is it just me or does eating sushi just make you crave more? Lunch was so good yesterday that all I want is sushi again today.
Aside from eating sushi yesterday, I ended up in Target and couldn’t leave without this:
I realize I don’t have a daughter but I wasn’t looking to buy this Lisa Frank coloring book for anyone but myself.
Sunshine and Unicorns make me happy; as does coloring.
I used to find baking to be therapeutic but I have started to question that relaxing hobby of mine since baking requires cleaning and I don’t feel like cleaning the kitchen more than I have to these days.
Coloring though? Involves no mess and is extremely relaxing for the mind.
Relaxing until you can’t find the right shade of pink that will enhance the picture of your bear floating in an ice cream sundae….
Do you love sushi? What are your favorite rolls?
How do you like to relax – baking, knitting, reading, coloring?
Last time you eat cold cereal for breakfast?