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Pictures from Malaga - and the joy of home

Sunday, April 01, 2012

So, on Tuesday morning, before leaving to the airport, I had a short time to make a powerwalk of 60min in downtown Malaga (Spain) and the beach. It's funny that at night the city was full, everything is open until 11pm, but in the morning, hardly any shops have the doors open. It was just a short 1 night stopover, but my crave for exercise made discover the inner city in not much more then an hour. A nice place to return to for holidays.

Welcome to

Lots of scooters

Back of the cathedral

At 11 am

At 12 am

Beach #2

Roman theatre

Otherwise, I am very tired from the 3 weeks work in Morocco, without weekends, it kind of drains, and I need to recharge at some point. That time I was energetic every day (without the rest), but it looks like it comes out now, as since I'm back, I just want to sleep and rest, and to be at home.
In a few days for sure this period will be over, and I can be back to the normal routine, and be energetic again.
So, from Wednesday on, I didn't push myself too much, just tried to make healthy choices, and do exercise the way I was capable of, and take good care of me.
This I learned before, being super tired is not the good time to excel in calorie budgets, and new limits in lap times, and is better to accept if I eat more, or move less.

Otherwise, I enjoy being home and eating my food, and doing my exercise. Somehow, gradually I'm shifting back to the lower amounts that I used to eat before the trip, and more regular exercises.

I think the main difference in food is variety. Here at home I have learned what and where to get, to have healthy food from a wide range. On the trip, it's often reduced to the same salad, and steamed vegetables when eating out, even if it's the good Moroccan type.

So, as much as I enjoy exploring new countries, it turns out, I enjoy being at home, as well.

How is your healthy life when you are low either emotionally, or physically?
Do you push?
Do you scale back?
What do you do?
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    Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing.
    When I am feeling low, sometimes I go for a run, alone. That really helps me.

    3053 days ago
    Welcome back home!

    You're right, I do the same thing. I've been on the road for 4 weeks (with another trip Monday). This I rested all day Saturday, then went to a movie with my son.

    Relax, recharge, and enjoy!!
    3053 days ago
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    I was in Malaga for one day a few years ago. It was the only day our tour stopped at the coast. It was a cloudy, coldish day but I enjoyed every second.

    When I'm stressed I tend to push it on the exercise front but end up making bad choices with food. It's good to recognize so it doesn't happen as much.
    3053 days ago
    Home again safe and sound! Yes, I think that when you're tired you have to go easy on yourself. But I also know have to be careful because my tendency is to eat more sweets and carbs when I'm tired. Maybe because my body needs carbs at times like those? The trick, of course, is moderation.

    Enjoy your "reentry" time - and rest up!

    3053 days ago
    After being away for so long, . . . . there is no place like home! Traveling and working will take their toll on one. I think you are doing the right thing, listening to your body and doing what it needs. Sometimes, in a emotionally or physically draining situation, I will get a burst of energy and do more than planned. But usually I scale back a bit and don't push as hard.

    You are doing a terrific job Oliver! Keep up the good work! Thanks for sharing the pictures and the journey with us!
    3053 days ago
    Thanks for these lovely pictures!

    I agree with you, in this situation I would take the same moderate approach.
    Take good care of yourself,
    getting enough sleep is the most important now.
    Enjoy being back home!
    : )
    3053 days ago
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    lovely pictures, welcome back home!

    I feel the same about traveling, love it but love being back home and sleeping in my own bed
    3053 days ago
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