Life Lessons · Personal Leadership

Walking-Jogging-Running

In the beginning, it was just a bonding with Ma’am Anna since we’re living near Capitol Commons where a new jogging path was created for public. We did it after office hours with shopping at Estancia Mall and dining at Starbucks in between.

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Weekend morning walk at Capitol Commons.

Then she left for work-assignment abroad and I started becoming lazy with it.

What motivated me to begin again was my Annual Physical Exam’s result – showing a high cholesterol level and a low blood pressure.

Well, I admit I spent more than a year just lying on my bed most of the time; literally lying while watching a korean show or reading a book. Thus, it’s time to pay for my sins in the past. I am not free for the consequences of my actions.

It was difficult to convert something you are quite forced to do into a habit especially when you’re doing it alone. That is when I discovered Walk and Pray. ‘Twas during a time when I felt so sad and lonely without a specific reason. All of a sudden, I began to feel matanda, maitim and mataba (old, dark and fat). So I decided to have a quiet time with the Lord while doing some stretching and experience some sweating. That very moment, I enjoyed working out both the physical and spiritual aspects of my being.

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Shirt and shoes from Adidas. Pants from Old Navy. Socks from Debenhams.

Aside from the Walk and Pray, I believe what added to my desire to go out and perspire is the opportunity to get myself up. Truly, one can display a fabulous style and be fashionable so the haggard part of running can somewhat be negated.

I guess, it’s not just a habit formed within me. It’s now a combination of discipline and rejoicing on how blessed I am with all the resources I need in order to have a healthy lifestyle.

Being fit and healthy this year is the entire theme of my bucket list. Having a flat tummy and thinner arms will just be a bonus. 🙂

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