Prior to moving abroad to teach English in Korea, one of my concerns was about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. At home, I enjoyed regularly exercising at a gym and have done so for years. Coming to Korea, I was apprehensive about whether or not I would be able to access an athletic center, and how my body would, inevitably change. I have been pleasantly surprised at how simple it has been to exercise regularly and stay active. I'm going to share some of my experiences so far related to health and fitness living in Seoul.Read More
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I know some of you may not trust me as a gluten-free foodie resource in Korea. I mean, come on, I recently wrote a love letter (in the form of a blog post) to the best sandwicherie in Seoul. I've been known to indulge from time to time. Although, I swear I didn't eat the suspicious PB&J sandwich pictured below. It was 'gifted' to me at Korea Burn this past summer and although my friend and I accepted the sustenance with gratitude, the fact that a kind soul pulled it out of his suitcase prompted us to 're-gift' it to the carefree, rainbow-bearded man we met a few seconds later.
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Whenever people come to teach English in Korea, they notice and comment on how skinny Korean girls are. You do see some "healthy" girls here and there, but for the most part you see super slim Korean girls walking on extra tall heels with teeny skirts on. You start wondering whether it's their diet or some secret that the rest of the world doesn't know about.
I've been blogging a lot on restaurants lately, but that's seriously what I've been doing with my free time while teaching English in South Korea. Since it's been rainy on and off in Korea, the best way to spend time is indoors. So instead of laying around in bed all day (also not a bad idea), I decided to venture out to different restaurants in Korea.
This is yet another restaurant edition to my blog. I know I'm teaching English in South Korea and should be trying all the different kinds of "exotic" foods Korea has to offer, but sometimes I just need my time away from all the Kimchi and barbeque.
Middle school exams are coming up and this gives English teachers in South Korea more time to explore.
Since my vacation back from the states and Argentina, I have been packing on pounds like crazy! Coming back to Korea in the beginning of winter has not helped any either! I had no motivation to go to the gym or even to walk to school....UNTIL, I discovered my favorite way to stay in shape while teaching in Korea, Diet Boxing.
A few of my friends here in Korea are amateur boxers. Every time we meet up, all they talk about is boxing. I remember mentioning that I wanted to try it just to see what it was all about and my friend told me that you could actually box to lose weight. Next thing I know, I'm searching for the nearest boxing gym (which happens to be across the street from my apartment) and signing up for the month!
As soon as I get to the gym, I have to stretch and jump rope for 9 minutes. Then I learn different skills for the day and practice for about 40 minutes with the coach. Before I leave the gym, I have to do some core exercises, jump rope for another 9 minutes, and stretch. It might not sound like a lot, but my body has been aching like crazy.
I love Mcdonald’s, but aside from the laboratory engineered burgers, there is another class of burgers I crave for. That is gourmet style burgers, made with fresh ingredients, and quality beef. Before coming to Korea to teach English, I went to In & Out or the local mom & pop burger shop to fill my needs. In Korea, I go to Brooklyn the Burger Joint.