Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

We all have regrets. Those things said or unsaid, done or not done that we wish we had done differently. Gardeners may experience gardener's remorse about purchases - I sometimes buy too many plants at one time and let them die before they get in the ground. Or we might be fooled by a lovely picture and glowing accolades on a plant label for a plant that is not going to be happy in our garden. Perhaps worse though, are those plants that we put in that take over the entire garden without…

Trainer’s Tip: Toning

24th August 2012

Remember that toning the core is a three-step process. For the best results, you have to eat a healthy diet most of the time, perform plenty of fat-burning cardio throughout the week and do some form of resistance training that specifically targets the muscles in the abdomen area.

Will you see results if you only follow one or two of the steps? Yes, but it will take much longer to see results. Put the three-part plan in place and you'll be rockin' a six-pack or a most marvelous midsection soon!

Can the way you answer a question determine if you stick with your diet?

According to the results of recent research, yes it can!

When faced with temptation, 80% of those who declined by saying, "I don't eat that" were able to resist tasty treats compared to only 10% who declined by saying, "I can't eat that."

Some might wonder how the simple substitution of one word ("don't" versus "can't") could make such a huge difference in the effectiveness of the refusal. The author of the study,…