英語マスターへの道は果てしなく遠く

3歳児保育園児持つフルタイムワーキングママ。双子出産しました。ツインズ+3歳児と英語学習の両立は非常に厳しく。

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Nissen says his wife uses small plates and bowls to avoid large portions

and make sure he doesnt snack after 8 pm.

To help with exercise, he wears patdametaersa pedometer in an and aims tofor 10000 steps a day.

Garcia says she is careful to get a good night's sleep and weighs herself every evening and morning.

Nissen says insufficient sleep increases levels of hunger hormone.

pedometer:

This is a device that measures how many steps we take

In this case, the root ped means foot

I'D also shows up in pedicure and

meter means measure, Thermometer, speedometer, chronometer.

Come to:

In this case, come to means amount to, add up to some number

Imagine, you're buying a plane ticket.

You could say,

With tax and the fuel surcharge, it comes to 85000yen.

Step in the right direction:

This is an action that will make some improvement in a situation, make some progress toward desired goal.

Let's say I'm pretty disorganized person.

I'm always forgetting appointments and loosing people's phone numbers

If I buy myself an appointment book, that's step in the right direction.

Get a good night's sleep:

Sleep well, in other words. Another common expressions using sleep is sleep like a log, which means sleep very soundly, as if you were an unmovableimmovable log.

I sleep like a log, myself.I once slept through a fire alarm when I was a little girl.

Weigh oneself:

Garcia uses "weigh" in the sense of measure one's physical weight, see many pounds or kilograms we have.However weigh can also mean evaluate, consider, you know as if forwe're putting something on a scale, I'mand saying

how valuable is this to me, Is this thean option I wannna choose?

For example, the goverment is weighing more stimulus mesures, the goverment is considering

whether it should implement more stimulus measures.

Work out:

Garcia uses work out to mean, prove effective or successful or develop in a satisfactory manner.

For example, we got some new software last month and it's worked out great, in other words,

It's functioning well, people were able to use it, etc.

Work out can also mean, find the solution to something, solve some issue, like

I haven't worked out how to use this software yet.

Endorphin buzz:

In this case, buzz means a statement of excitement, euphoria as if we've just taken a drug orof some kind.

Garcia also could have said I'm getting an endorphin high or I'm getting an at whatwhen I succeed.