In order to do so, Willow explains that Lawrence – who touched down at Brisbane airport on Nov. 22 to a media scrum before boarding a connecting flight to Newcastle with friends and family – plans to ditch the heavy carbs she regularly consumed while in jail, including rice and fried dishes, which make up a large part of Indonesian cuisin Instead, she’s trying to eat as much fruit and vegetables as she can and cut out sugar.
“It’s all about a low-carb diet for Renae now,” Willow continues, adding Lawrence also hopes to quit cigarettes in the coming months.
“She does smoke but she will be trying to give that up as soon as possible.” On top of adopting better eating habits, Lawrence is also starting to exercise again to help her not just physically, but mentally, too.
“Renae has always enjoyed walking, jogging and playing soccer,” Willow says.
“She also loves playing volleyball so she’s hoping to do all these things again.”
Speaking of Lawrence’s first few days of freedom, Willow says it’s been far from easy for her. “It’s been up and down for Renae, and for now she’s just trying to cope mentally and slowly get back into regular day-to-day activities,” he says.
Lawrence, who worked as a panel beater in Newcastle prior to her arrest, was just 28 when she was caught at Denpasar airport with drugs strapped to her body, as part of a plot involving eight other Australians.
The only female in the now infamous drug-smuggling group, Lawrence was originally handed a life sentence for her involvement in the crime – which saw kingpins Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran executed by firing squad in 2015 – only for it to be reduced to 20 years on appeal.
Lawrence is the first, and may possibly be the only member of the Bali Nine to return to Australia.
This article originally appeared on WHO.