Today I took a walk with Reg to the Riverside, section of the Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park we are staying at and loving. The pools here are the best of landscaped gardens, natural shapes with a child’s pool and a residents lounge alongside the pool.
With walks along the river for gentle exercise, a walk or run along the incredibly beautiful, Seven Mile Beach and the Kiama Coast Walk as a ‘must do.’ For those fit enough for the Werri Lagoon to Loves Bay 12 kilometre 5-hour return Moderate grade walk. This is the perfect, place, for a keep fit, holiday.
Even when travelling in the caravan I pack a food scale. It's such a handy item trying new recipes and wanting to get the quantities right. This white one looks lovely, and it ships to Australia where I live. This scale is battery operated, I do not need to have a power source, so I can use it when bush camping
Fast Food.I pulled this meal, uncooked, out of the freezer.
Put the steak on a high heat pan with a 50/50 a dash of extra virgin olive oil and a tiny dab of butter for flavour and to stop the oil from spitting.
The frozen vegetables went into the microwave.
I turned the steak once.
From the freezer to plate in seven minutes.
You do have time the eat healthy.
Reduce the Cost.IGA supermarkets hold a Market Day once every four weeks. The meet is cheaper on that day. The hour before closing before any long weekend holiday such as Christmas or Easter will reap a harvest of bargain priced markdowns in the fresh meat counter of most supermarkets. I've seen perfect quality meat an 80% markdown just before a long weekend holiday and bought the lot to freeze in meal-size quantities.
Checkout if there is a discount butcher not in the higher rent shopping strip that you usually visit. Buying enough to fill the freezer might make it worth the drive to an out of town discount butcher.
If the meet is expensive, don't buy it. Substitute a protein food that is affordable. Learn to cook with lentils and spice, or add delicious nuts to a stir-fry. Wait until the price is reasonable and stock up again.
If you are an opportunistic shopper, you can eat well for less money.
A blast from the past
2010The other day, I swam my 800 meters in the pool here at Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park then ran up and down the sand dunes for ten minutes, then ran along the beach for a further 30 minutes. Yesterday was tourist walks around the towns, the coast and up to the lookouts between here and Kiama. Today’s activities have been the riverside walk, her within the Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park, the swimming pool here and the beach. I will be genuinely sorry to leave here tomorrow. This is a place you could happily settle into for a lovely extended holiday.
I am finding eating healthy, easy enough to do here. We are close enough now to the bigger cities to be able to obtain quality fruit and vegetables.
I went to a cafe yesterday, and I ordered a garfish and salad, without the sweetened, salty or fried items, no butter or dressings nor the chunky chips. I got a beautiful, healthy fish salad meal that I loved.
After relaxing and enjoying afternoon tea outside the van, we went for a walk to the beach.
I had my jog along the clean sand of the beach near, Ballina Beach Holiday Park, where we are staying. The photo of my running was near the end of my run in the dark, so it looks very grainy.
It would have been so easy not to have made an effort, and to have stayed relaxing in the park, catching up, saying that I was too busy to exercise. I found the running a little harder tonight than on other nights; I seem to have more fitness some days than others. I ran just over a kilometer in the loose sand, took a rest for five minutes then ran a second one kilometers. It was not the best exercise session I have had, though I should realize the sand being soft, made it a greater effort, to run two kilometres on this sand than it was to run six kilometers at Seven Mile Beach on firm sand. I should not judge the exercise on distance but effort.
Tomorrow I go to Ballina to shop for my fresh fruit and vegetables, and I will be looking for an oval to do my timed 1-kilometer time trial. That is my fitness test, to see how much-increased speed I have gained over one-kilometer in my distance coverage, in the past four weeks.
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