The Sapphire Coast is surrounded by some of the most spectacular National Parks & walking tracks Australia has to offer, and it is fun to get my fitness exercise by exploring those trails the dog is allowed to accompany us on.
We enjoyed the outdoor exercise here, so much we have extended our stay a few days longer.
Today Reg, Indigo and I, enjoyed a walk from the boardwalk opposite the caravan park we are staying at, along with the boardwalk to the ocean beach then a long walk and I occasionally run, along this beach. Over 13,000 steps. I also did some exercises, lunges, squats, and stretches and I will be doing some incidental exercise, a little sorting and organizing in the caravan tonight.
While at the beach, we saw lots of surfers, and also a man doing yoga on the sand. What could be more inspiring than exercising beside the beautiful Aslings Beach at Eden?
My meals today were reasonably healthy, more at a maintenance level than a weight releasing level.
I have not mentioned, but in my recent blood tests my Vitamin D levels have dropped down dramatically, and I intend to go back to adding the two teaspoons full of olive oil to my diet. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, and I take Vit D3, and my levels had been going up, getting closer to normal, so it was a shock to find they have gone down again.
The only difference in my diet is I was using a spray olive oil not measuring the oil out as two teaspoons full a day. I am not concerned if I add an extra 70 calories, a day to my diet if I absorb my fat-soluble vitamins better. My bone density health is far more important to me than my weight, and I do not want to lose weight at the expense of my bone density.
Bone density will always be my priority, ~ but not an excuse for obesity.
The doctor was not concerned about my losing weight; he was, however, asking me to exercise. This, I am doing.
I ate muesli and fruit, with skim milk for breakfast, I usually use low fat, natural unsweetened yogurt but I have run out. Cheese and salad sandwich for lunch some almonds and fruit for snacks, fish, and vegetables for dinner. I have probably gone over my calorie limit with the almonds but not by much.
I am enjoying the exercise I am doing; fitting it in well with outings with Reg and indigo and managing to do more than Reg, by choosing the running option then doubling back, so he does not walk as far as I do.
I plan to do the tourist thing tomorrow, head into Boyd Town, look at the old whaling museum, maybe hike to a lookout point and do some shopping. I have set myself a minimum of 10,000 steps a day as my target, and I will try to exceed that and make it a little harder by making some steps, uphill, or jog.