Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Spaing I will Go

Yippee!!!! Tomorrow I leave for my long weekend at the spa. As I wrote about here:, my Mother's Day gift from my husband was a weekend away, alone, at a spa.

I'm going to the New Age Health Spa in Neversink, NY ( and I'll participate in a short (2 day)juice fast while I'm there. I've been preparing for the fast all week--no caffeine no meat, fish or dairy--so that I can launch right into it once I get there.

Juice fasting is a great way to cleanse and detox, and I always feel fantastic afterwards. My only regret is that I can't get away longer than a weekend to juice fast. I'd really love to try a full week one of these days.

It's best to do juice fast in warmer weather (although it's supposed to be unseasonable chilly and wet this weekend). You can do it any time of year, but the body doesn't seem to crave hot food as much when its warm.

And I love the supportive atmosphere going to a spa to juice fast because your part of a group. There's a special area in the dining room for the juice fasters, and it breeds a sort of camaraderie. We cheer each other on, and pass along experiences of previous fasts.

Not to mention, that it's a hell of a lot easier to fast if you're not preparing food for hubby and kids, and can generally relax the entire time. I'll take some hikes, practice yoga, use the sauna and whirlpool. And (weather permitting) there's a hammock I'm awfully fond of just napping in.


  1. Have fun at the spa! Looking forward to hearing how it went.

  2. A spa sounds great... I hope you enjoy your stay there.