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Walking, Our Early Morning Routine

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In Davao, my husband and I used to brisk-walk around the neighborhood every morning. My husband took the initiative because he wanted to lose weight and we made it a routine to get up at 5.30 am.  The benefits of walking 30 minutes every morning are remarkable and it’s easy to include it in daily activities. It’s only to get up early enough and keep on doing it 🙂

Walking during the pleasant temperature of the early morning while the sun rises feels like a blessing and a good way to welcome a new day.  In a few months, my husband lost 11 kilos and became fit.

There is really a big difference between walking versus not walking. After moving to Spain, my husband gained weight again. He lost focus on exercising due to a serious accident that happened with his youngest son. When I arrived in Spain, we continued traveling after a few days to Norway and exercise was not on our agenda. But we could have found room for it if we had been disciplined enough. The lesson here is to never give up good habits even if the circumstances change.

We are now back in Spain. His son is recovering well in Norway and my husband and I are back to our old walking routine. We have decided to pump up our discipline and walk a path his son and my husband discovered together in the beautiful La Herradura area.

I admire the morning beauty of the sea that is just a few steps away from our house. Our walking route is along the beach before we enter a little steep path with amazing views of the town, the bay, and the mountains. On the route back to town, we pass by the church, small plazas, nice alleys, and charming streets.

I feel blessed to be able to experience this exercise every morning. It’s a unique feeling to be close to nature and let the scent of the pretty flowers linger under my nose. I’m also fascinated with the trees. More so upon seeing different kinds of birds flying and nesting on them or just collecting food.

Walking with my husband is very enriching because we often talk about a lot of interesting things, and there are also times that we just enjoy the soft silence of the arriving day.

Back home we make breakfast together before we spend a few hours on the beach. I take my tablet and notes to study Spanish while listening to the waves. My husband gets his daily swim.

Let me share with you some of our moments:

Morning has broken…
The forest above the town
La Herradura
Back on track
Wondering if it is a Sampaloc tree
The church and the mountains
Soon back home
A little rest before breakfast and beach
Beach tennis
Learning Spanish
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