I finally made the decision and joined a gym today. The gym is about a 15 minute bike ride from my apartment and it is a really nice place. Not only do they have great facilities, but there is a sauna, onsen (and an outside onsen for women), and different exercises classes almost hourly. I was glad that Jun convinced me to join (we joined together) because it felt really good to work out and then relax in a hot bath and sauna. I am making it a personal goal to go at least three times a week when I am working and probably more during the summer. Some of these days might just be soaking in the onsen, but working out every single day is bad for you anyway.
Anyway, found some cute little critters on the way to the gym. Summer in Japan means that frogs living in the rice patties get really vocal. We took a roundabout rout to the gym on our bikes and explored some of the rice patties to find these guys.