Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

10 Ways to Lose a Pound

27th November 2015

Fitness Fridaylose weight

Losing a pound requires creating a deficit of 3500 calories.  You can accomplish that by eating less or burning more with some type of physical activity.  Many find it’s easiest to do a little of both—cut 250 calories from your diet and burn an additional 250 with exercise.

Check out the hints below to see what might work for you.

Diet Substitutions:

Forego the bun and wrap your burger in a crispy slice of lettuce for a savings of 250 calories.

Enjoy a flavored,…

Fitness Friday

Thanksgiving arrives next week, not only signaling the beginning of the holiday season, but also the season of treats at the office, snacks at the school, numerous invitations to dinners with the extended family and plenty of parties with your friends. 

In other words, there will be many opportunities to overindulge.

Since turkey day comes first, let’s start with Thanksgiving and how to manage that “opportunity” to indulge.  Some estimate that each of us will eat…

Wonders of Water Workouts

13th November 2015

Fitness FridayWonders of Water Workouts

Some think of water workouts as only appropriate for seniors, those with injuries or anyone looking for an exercise program that is nice and easy.  And that would be true; however, the tide has changed and the word “only” in the previous sentence can be confidently deleted.  Water workouts are appropriate for fitness enthusiasts of all ages and any level of conditioning including professional athletes and hard-core workout warriors.  Many skeptics acquired an…