Hi all! I’m finally getting around to planning that Spa Week at home that I mentioned a while ago. Thought I’d put my thoughts down here in case any of you want to try it for yourself. Of course I know some of you work and some of you still have kids at home. But use your imagination. You might be able to come up with something that works for you.
So my idea is to have a week that really concentrates on exercise, with healthy tasty food as a side benefit. You might want to include some luxury treats like a manicure or a massage, but I don’t think I will do that. My main treat will be allotting some time for quilting!
I am going to prepare most of the food ahead of time, like I did for my hand surgery, so I won’t have to spend time cooking or preparing food. I am going to have all the housework done before the week starts. I might even use the paper plates so I don’t have many dishes to wash!
Shopping: Chicken breasts, chopped sirloin, zucchini, carrots, onion, mushrooms, corn, spinach, baby lettuce, blueberries, pears, Fage greek yogurt, cottage cheese. Epsom salts for bath.
Food prep: Cook some chicken/chicken breasts to freeze. Make a pot of taco soup? Saute a bunch of veggies–can serve w/spag bacon sauce or pesto sauce (already in freezer.) Make a pizza? Make a batch of scones, blueberry and/or pumpkin. Make salad dressing. Make some of Georgie’s protein bars. Could buy some food from Vicky?
- 7-9am: Morning quiet time/reading/praying/Breakfast
- 9-11am: Long walk/hike. Floor exercises at home
- 11am-2pm: Quilting and lunch
- 2-4pm: Gym for swimming/weights/bike/treadmill
- 5pm: Dinner
- 6pm: Short walk, and evening relaxation
The ‘check-in’ for my week will be Sunday afternoon, Oct. 9. The ‘retreat’ will be four whole days, Monday though Thursday, October 10-13.
So how ’bout you guys? Anybody going to join me? What would you include in your ideal “Spa Week” at home?