Ever since I read Mireille Guiliano’s French Women Don’t Get Fat, I’ve been meaning to try her 48-hour Magical Leek Broth fast. It’s what it sounds like, two days of eating leek broth and the leeks used to make the broth. At the end of the second, she suggests having 4 ounces of protein. The goal is to reset one’s equilibrium. According to her, “…the leek broth helps to flush the blood and kidneys, thus purging the body of various toxins.”Mireille’s Magical Leek Soup Recipe.
This Saturday and Sunday are obligation-free and perfect for giving this recasting step a go. Undertaking such a regimen might be easier to do if I treat the weekend as a retreat. Since I’ve been trying out various online yoga programs (Asana Rebel, DailyOM, and Yoga Is), I’ve decided to have a Mostly At-Home Yoga and Writing Retreat.
Today, I have been nerding out and doing some research, so I can set a schedule. I can’t even tell you how joyful the idea of having an established schedule makes me. My life seems to be this constant free-flow of decisions and task-handling with never-ending variables. For 48-hours, I’m going to follow the schedule that I set for myself.
Flashback: Sometimes when my cousin Tina and I would have a sleepover, we would make a schedule for the next day and follow it. We’d enter in things like bicycling, doing sit-ups, coloring, lunch, etc. by the half-hour. Sometimes we’d make it through the majority of it. Most of the time, I think we became distracted midway through. I can’t believe I forget what a nerd I really am at heart.
My Mostly At-Home Yoga and Writing Retreat Schedule
6:00 a.m. Fluid Power and Prana Vinyasa with Shiva Rea on YOGA IS
6:45 a.m. Writing and Magical Broth Time
7:45 a.m. Walk/Jog with Lucy (our Jack Russell Terrier)
8:30 a.m. Prep Pork for Tacos in Crockpot (not for me) / Water Plants / Chores
10:30 a.m. Vinyasa 3 Yoga at the RAC
Noon: SpartaChris at the RAC
1:30 p.m. Reading and Magical Broth Time
3:00 p.m. Lesson 5 of the 21 Day Yoga Shred by Sadie Nardini on DailyOM
4:00 p.m. Attend to any chores needing my attention.
5:00 p.m. Writing and Magical Broth Time
6:30 p.m. Twist Detox and Hamstring Healer Asana Rebel
7:00 p.m. Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent with Rabbi Rami Shapiro
8:00 p.m. Rest, Reflect, Read, and Write until I sleep.
6:00 a.m. Yoga Detox & Transformation with Travis Elliot on YOGA IS
7:15 a.m. Watering Plants, Writing, and Magical Broth Time
9:00 a.m. Ballet Fit at the RAC
11:00 a.m. Writing and Magical Broth Time
Noon: Spa Indulgence Time using JAFRA Mud Mask, JAFRA Mineral Salts, JAFRA Scalp Massage, etc.
1:00 p.m. Attend to any chores needing my attention
2:00 p.m. Lesson 6 of the 21 Day Yoga Shred
3:00 p.m. Walk with Lucy
5:00 p.m. Slow Flow and Stress Release by Asana Rebel
5:30 p.m. Yogic Tools for Everyday Life with Kia Miller on YOGA IS
6:30 p.m. Light dinner with 4 ounces of meat, vegetables, and fruit with my honey
8:00 p.m. Netflix and Chill with my honey (because I’m 40 and I can!)
One Other Retreat Detail:
On Friday night, I will be handing over / locking up my phone and turning off all notifications on my laptop. I will not use or visit any social media, because I don’t want to see what delicious foods others are making and eating. Retreaters don’t have time for that. Really, I think it’s healthy to disengage from it all now and again. I don’t think I ever really have with intention. I will not be checking or answering emails on any of my accounts; and, I will not be accepting phone calls. Any 40 Fit N’ Stylish posts published during the weekend, will be ones that I have scheduled ahead of time.
Have you ever done an At-Home Retreat? Did you love it? Any tips? I’d love to know! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can’t wait to let everyone know how this retreat goes!
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