With the month quickly drawing to a close, I finally got out to the mountains today after putting it off for weeks.
We did a trail walk that took us a little over an hour to complete. It wasn't too busy which was a relief - we only really saw other people in the car park. I took a heap of pictures, though sadly we didn't see any wildlife (they have kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, wallabies, possums and lizards!).
I made a packed lunch this time instead of buying Subway en route, which took a little of the stress off. I packed a small wholemeal roll with mashed egg (129+66) with a Thermos of coffee, alongside my liter bottle of water. Mum had the same, just a larger portion. Normally I wouldn't eat rolls, at the moment I rarely even do sandwiches, but they just weren't practical, and neither was my usual fruit-based lunch, so mum suggested rolls.
Since K asked on my last post, I thought I'd explain a little about my challenges leaving the house for any newer readers.
To put it simply, I have agoraphobia, and the last couple of years have been pretty bad. I haven't really left the house regularly in over a year now, except for appointments, of course. When I do venture out into the world, there are a lot of internal rules and barriers about where's 'safe' to go and where's not. My New Years Resolution this year was to challenge myself to go out once a month, which mightn't sound like much, but it's a huge deal to me.
Anyway, apart from today's outing, the week's been pretty uneventful. I've been exercising a lot and smoking a lot to try to keep my head in check, but that's about it. I haven't even sewn for weeks.
Tuesday is my rest day, but on Wednesday thru today, I've done a grand total of 16 hours 20 minutes exercise (7:40 step aerobics, 7:30 Wii boxing, plus 1:10 today walking at the You Yangs). That's an average of 2:44 of exercise a day, though some days have been as high as three and a half hours. I've been burning off more than I eat everyday. But hey, on the bright side, at least the Lung Doctor Man will be stoked when I have my checkup in May (maybe not with my smoking still increasing, but I'm exercising for at least an hour a day).
Right now, I'm totally drained. I think it's time to smoke the rest of the day away, toss together a lettuce-salsa-chicken salad (my fourth this week) and call the day done. Dietician first thing tomorrow, which after a week of so much exercise could be interesting.