Free Spa Day!

Here’s how to get yourself a free spa day, local to you, wherever you live.

  1. Take the money you would have spent on paying a spa and use it to buy a really good push mower.
  2. Crank ‘er up on a warm, steamy day, like today.
  3. Go at it for at least a half hour.

Here’s what all is included in this package:

  1. Aerobic workout, coupled with weight training.
  2. Tanning session that’s safer than using a tanning bed.
  3. Ozone-treated sauna session.
  4. Cool shower. (Well, I assume you’ll go for that, just inside the door, right?)
English: A Ukrainian straw hat Українська: Укр...
A Ukrainian straw hat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Some precautions:

  1. If you burn easily, or if it’s your first-ever venture into the great outdoors for any length of time, use sunscreen.
  2. Wear a broad-brimmed straw hat, preferably one with vents in the crown. If your hands are tender, you might want to wear gloves, also.
  3. Wet a small towel, such as a hand towel, somewhat drippy, and double it, lengthwise, over the back of your neck. Wear this the entire time you are outdoors, as a sort of coolant.
  4. Take breaks every half hour. These breaks can include swapping out the washer/dryer, because you love multi-tasking. These breaks must include being in from the heat and using a fan to cool off a bit, drinking a huge glass of water that is not too icy, and resting in a seated position.
  5. You may want to limit how much you do the first time out, depending on your age, sun-sensitivity, and tolerance to exercise. Check up on all that are appropriate from this list: pulse, blood pressure, blood sugar, even temperature, if you’re not sure.

That’s it. It is such a great workout! Have FUN!

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married for 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

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