Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Halloween - Tricks or Treats?

28th October 2013

In just a few days, we’ll be celebrating Halloween—one of the biggest candy holidays of the year.  Are you wondering if it is possible to indulge a little bit without doing a lot of damage?  Absolutely!  Just follow these simple hints.

Purchase bags of fun-size or mini candy bars or 100-calorie snack packs of cookies or chips.  If the portion size is already decided for you, it’s easier to maintain control of how many calories you are consuming. 

Purchase treats that take time to…

ABC for Fitness Results

4th October 2013

Scale won’t budge?  Pants still snug?
The answer is A-B-C!

So, you're working out all the time, you're not getting the results you expected, and you're wondering what's going wrong?

The answer might be as simple as A-B-C or Advance Beyond Comfort.

Consistent exercisers experience many physical and psychological benefits and most people claim that this promise of positive results inspired them to begin a fitness regime.  Looking forward to deltoid definition, a shrinking waistline and…

1. Warm up with 5 – 10 minutes of easy cardio activity.

2. Work the large muscles or the major muscle groups first (chest, back, glutes).

3. Choose weights that are not too heavy, not too light and are instead, just right.  Most of the time, you should choose a weight that allows you to complete 8 – 15 repetitions.

4. Move slowly, maintain control and avoid momentum.

5. Perform a balanced workout by remembering to train the muscles that you don’t see such as the back, glutes (hips…