This is more of a viewer mail snippet.
I really do try and keep these anonymous (even though most of you say you dont care) so I hacked away at this email and ended up with this;
My mom and I are going on a yoga and nutritious eating retreat together!! At Shawnee Resort in the Poconos!!
Why did I choose to share this with you? A few reasons. Sure there is this. Im feeling it and woman enough to admit it.
(Hell, just reading the word retreat practically lead MizFit to weep at the mere notion of relaxing and om’ing for more than a few moments at a time.)
But beyond that me-me-me digression, this emailer is doing what we women often just give lip-service to: she’s making time for herself.
And, while doing so she’s, making time to spend with someone she loves.
And, while doing so she’s being healthy.
I know not all of us have the time or resources to do a full-on retreat, but all of us can make the time to do a mini-retreat for ourselves or, if you’re like my emailer, ourselves & a loved one.
Do a Saturday Retreat day where you meet up for some early morning yoga outside (if it’s warm where you are) or inside with the room only lit by candles.
Take the time to go to a farmers market and buy FRESH produce & ingredients for a decadent yet healthy breakfast.
Wave buh-bye to the people in your life whom you usually spend the weekends caring for and hit a local spa for one wont-break-the-bank treatment.
Or encourage Those For Whom You Usually Care (their Dances with Wolves name) to go out and create your own at-home spa experience.
I know. I hear you grumbling.
MizFit hath done the same
bitching lamenting herself: Who has the time? Who can find the extra money? Who is going to watch the kids? Who will take the SpecialNeedsBullmastiff out to do his bidness?
Ill let you in on a little secret Ive finally discovered after THIRTY EIGHT (please to send your “youre 38? no way!!” emails to IDoFaceYoga24firstname.lastname@example.org) years here: ASK.
It’s amazing how eager friends & family are to help you make/find that time for yourself.
(and not just because we inevitably come back to them happy, relaxed and ready to return the favor)
So what’s your plan?
Mine? Im gonna hit a few deadlines and then prance my not-so-pretty-feet to get a french pedicure. The Renaissance Man and the Tornado can fend for themselves.