Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Fittness Friday

You enjoyed fantastic food at last night’s holiday celebration and would really like to get back on track by fitting in time for fitness.  However, friends and family are visiting and you are not sure how to squeeze in a workout without seeming rude.

First option: do any of your friends or family have a fitness interest?  Perhaps your uncle would appreciate your company during his morning bike ride.  Maybe your niece would love for you to drive her to the mall for some…

Fitness Friday

Temptations will be plentiful this time of year: dinner parties, goodie trays, bountiful buffets—how do we enjoy ourselves yet keep our caloric intake at a reasonable and healthy level?

Consider the following hints.

Concerned about drinking too many calories?
Realize that some of the popular holiday beverages are loaded with calories and fat:
Starbucks 16 oz. Peppermint Mocha: 470 calories, 22 grams fat
Hot Buttered Rum: 418 calories, 17 grams fat
Eggnog 8 oz.: 350…

Deck the Halls
Shop the Malls
Bake the Pies
Then, Exercise?

Yes!  To beat stress and de-compress, exercise!

Decorating, partying, shopping and baking can be exciting and exhilarating or overwhelming and exhausting.  If you’re already feeling tired and stressed just thinking about all that is involved preparing for the holidays, worry no more and instead start thinking about ways to fit some exercise into your day. 

How does exercise lift our spirits and provide pep?  Activity boosts…