Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Ahh—Thanksgiving!  If it’s not the biggest “eating” holiday of the year, it has to be in the top two!

I know the focus is supposed to be on connecting with family and gathering to offer thanks for all of our blessings, but let’s face it, aren’t most of us also looking forward to turkey and stuffing and pie, oh my.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could enjoy the holiday, sample the sensational seasonal bounty and leave the “stuffed” description to the turkey?

It can be done…

The holiday season is a time for gathering together with friends and family and opening our homes for parties and feast. We want all of the senses to be engaged as we entertain; from sparkling decorations to dazzle the eyes, sumptuous food to tempt the taste buds, comfortable and cozy pillows and blankets for cuddling by the fire and we want our homes to have smells that enhance the holiday mood.

Unfortunately, that just painted smell, the fish from last night’s dinner or our furry…

Most realize the importance of adding weight/resistance training to a well-balanced workout program.  If you’re not quite convinced, perhaps this simple fact will inspire you to pump some iron.

When you workout with weights or perform exercises using your own body weight as resistance (such as push-ups) your muscles respond by becoming denser, tighter, and smaller.  You may be adding lean muscle tissue that shows up as a few extra pounds on the scale, but your clothes will fit better…